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Samsung RFG298HD[RS] (Lowe's)
 
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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Community icon28 people have reviewed this model.
Type: Three-door French-door bottom-freezers
User Reviews
User Reviews

 
1.0
Samsung RFG298 HD Dual Ice maker Frig
8/26/2014
Pros
Attractive
Attractive Design
Customizable Shelving
Dual ice makers
Holds Temperature Well
Space For Tall Items
Cons
Excessive Filter Use
Inop Door Dispenser
Noisy Ice Makers
Best Uses
Big Families
Large Kitchens
Comment:
The refrigerator worked well at first, however, we considered the filter replacement rate was too often. When the sensor determines the time is right for a new filter, the lower ice maker stops working. When working properly, the ice makers do fine, but the dropping ice is excessively loud. After approximately 2 years the door ice/water dispenser stopped working. This is unsatisfactory considering the door dispenser is a primary feature which is almost generic in modern refrigerator design. Though I can live with noise and a high filter usage rate, an inoperative door dispenser is unacceptable in a primary home refrigerator of this size and price range. We specifically purchased this unit for the dual ice maker feature; oddly, it's the primary (top) ice maker that's unusable due to the faulty dispenser. We would not recommend any Samsung refrigerator to anyone.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.

 
1.0
Do not purchase
8/20/2014
Pros
Attractive Design
Cons
Bad Ice Maker
Noisy
Unreliable
Best Uses
Comment:
The freezer drawer rails had to be replaced within 6 mnths of purchase and now the drawer rattles and makes a terrible loud noise. You have to open/close it to make it stop.<br /><br />1 yr and 2 mnths after purchase (warranty expired) the ice maker failed. The Tech said this was a common issue in this unit and could happen again. Cost me $450. Ouch!! Now, I empty the ice maker often to avoid another burned motor in the ice maker. <br /><br />Do not purchase this unit!!! You'll regret!
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
 
2.0
self-destructing ice maker
6/7/2014
Pros
Attractive Design
Holds Temperature Well
Looks good
Cons
Bad Ice Maker
Flimsy Shelves
Lacks Quality
Unreliable
Best Uses
A Handsome Addition To Th
Good Land Fill Fodder
Comment:
Most expensive self-destructing bottom ice maker money can buy. The bottom ice maker WILL NOT stay in one piece. After several repairs on the same problem, I used a pair of wire cutters to remove the offending mechanism. I purchased an Samsung Electric range about the same time and after the warranty was up, on both the fridge and stove, the malfunctions began.Don't buy Samsung appliances unless you like doing regular repairs. Save your money and buy the cheaper brands, they'll last longer.
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 Claimed capacity (cu. ft.), Stainless/SS-look option, Water dispenser, Cabinet-depth model, French-door style. In our lab tests, Refrigerators models like the Samsung RFG298HD[RS] (Lowe's) are reviewed on Noise, Overall score, Energy cost/yr. ($), Temperature performance, Freezer usable capacity (cu. ft.), Exterior depth (in.), Exterior height (in.), Ease of use, Energy efficiency, Exterior width (in.), Total usable capacity (cu. ft.), Fridge usable capacity (cu. ft.). 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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