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Samsung RFG298HD[RS] (Lowe's) refrigerator

 
Approximate retail price:
$2800
Summary: This 28.5 cu.-ft. three-door french-door bottom-freezer Samsung RFG298HD[RS] (Lowe's) refrigerator has
  • an external water dispenser
  • dual evaporators
  • a door open alarm
  • a built-in water filter
  • spillproof shelves
  • ice storage in its refrigerator
  • an additional icemaker in freezer
  • digital controls on its front door
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Type: Three-door French-door bottom-freezers
User Reviews
User Reviews

 
3.0
BUY EXTENDED WARRANTY
1/30/2015
Pros
Attractive Design
Customizable Shelving
Easy Access
Energy Efficient
Holds Temperature Well
Quiet
Cons
Bad Ice Maker
Best Uses
Big Families
Comment:
We have had our Samsung Fridge for a little over a year. In that time it has given us very little trouble if any. Until the 1 year warranty ran out. The ice Maker died. when we called Samsung they said the warranty expired prior to the date we bought it from Lowe's. Glad I had the rcpt. Unfortunately this put us just one month out of warranty. the on and only time we bought an extended warranty was for this fridge. Glad we did. Glad Lowe's is taking care of us because Samsung wont. they will charge your an arm and a leg for a repair tech to come out and fix it. NOPE. its a simple job and Amazon has the ice maker for about $60. <br /><br />Other than this issue, the fridge is pretty good. we occasionally have issues with the kids closing the door and if an ice cube from the bottom ice tray falls behind the drawer, you will have a hard time closing it and geting said cube out. The top ice maker has a very small collection tray and will run out fast.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.

 
4.0
Work well for our family
1/27/2015
Pros
Attractive Design
Customizable Shelving
Easy Access
Energy Efficient
Space For Tall Items
Cons
Bad Ice Maker
Best Uses
Comment:
With several kids, our refrigerator takes a beating. This has been a great step up from our last refrigerator and has worked well enough for us so far, as we bought it on a great sale. I've read the complaints about the layout, but it works for what we need it to. It is very attractive, spacious, and easy to clean. The only cons we see are: that we are re-attaching the freezer door handle every couple months because our kids are hard on it (love the ergonomic design of it, though); the ice maker is really loud when ice falls; the ice freezes in huge chunks and either clogs up the top ice maker or fills the freezer drawer with unusable pieces; the ice tray in the bottom fills up and spills over underneath the drawer that is difficult to get to, to remove fallen ice. Our water dispenser also drips a few times after filling a glass, which the installer said was an air bubble in the line and would go away (after a year, it still hasn't) - this creates a lot of mineral buildup on the water dispenser. As with anything, it's easier to pick out complaints than positives, but for the price we paid, we are happy enough with this fridge.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
 
1.0
So disappointed
12/4/2014
Pros
Easy Access
Space For Tall Items
Cons
Bad Ice Maker
Flimsy Shelves
Noisy
Unreliable
Best Uses
Comment:
We are so disappointed in this appliance. While I like the space that this fridge/freezer offers, it has been problematic since we bought it 3 years ago. The icemaker in the freezer falls apart constantly, the water filter renders the water dispenser useless so we drink non-filtered water. The shelves and trays have cracked AND now a sensor has broken in the freezer and the freezer is not working. PLUS constant marks on stainless steel front!! UGH! Never again! Buy a different brand!!!
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
The Samsung RFG298HD[RS] (Lowe's) is part of the Refrigerators test program at Consumer Reports. The Samsung RFG298HD[RS] (Lowe's) Refrigerators features and specs include Water dispenser, Cabinet-depth model, French-door style, Stainless/SS-look option, Claimed capacity (cu. ft.). In our lab tests, Refrigerators models like the Samsung RFG298HD[RS] (Lowe's) are reviewed on Ease of use, Energy efficiency, Freezer usable capacity (cu. ft.), Exterior depth (in.), Exterior height (in.), Exterior width (in.), Total usable capacity (cu. ft.), Fridge usable capacity (cu. ft.), Temperature performance, Noise, Overall score, Energy cost/yr. ($). Consumer Reports subscribers share reviews of the Samsung RFG298HD[RS] (Lowe's) based on personal experience. The user reviews of the Samsung RFG298HD[RS] (Lowe's) include star ratings, pros, cons, best uses, and a bottom line review to help guide your purchasing decision of the Samsung RFG298HD[RS] (Lowe's).
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