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Samsung RF217AC[WP]
 
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Summary: This 19.7 cu.-ft. three-door french-door bottom-freezer Samsung RF217AC[WP] refrigerator has
  • dual evaporators
  • a door open alarm
  • spillproof shelves
  • digital controls that show actual temperature
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Community icon25 people have reviewed this model.
Type: Three-door French-door bottom-freezers
About - Samsung RF217AC[WP]

The Samsung RF217AC[WP] is part of the refrigerator test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, bottom freezer refrigerator models like the RF217AC[WP] are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.


Temperature performance:
This combines results of tests measuring the accuracy of initial temperature settings along with how well a model 1) kept optimum temperatures in the refrigerator and freezer at the same time; 2) kept temperatures even throughout each compartment; 3) kept temperatures constant despite changes in room temperatures; and 4) maintained set temperatures even with very high room temperatures.

Energy efficiency:
This reflects electricity consumption (based on our tests) per cubic foot of measured usable storage space. For example, two models with the same energy cost per year may have different energy efficiencies -- the unit with more storage space being more efficient.

Noise:
Noise level was measured when the compressor started up and during steady running. Subjective judgments by a panel of listeners supplemented our noise-meter readings.
About This Brand

Samsung's new bottom-freezer French-door refrigerators will come with new easy-open door systems, foldaway shelves, LED lighting, and dual evaporators. It's expected to be debuting the largest French-door model in the U.S. market with its 29-cubic-foot refrigerator.

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Features & Specs - Samsung RF217AC[WP]
info Claimed capacity (cu. ft.) 19.7
info Cabinet-depth model No
info French-door style Yes
info Water dispenser No
info Stainless/SS-look option No
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User Reviews - Samsung RF217AC[WP]
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5.0
I would recommend
7/6/2014
Pros
Attractive Design
Easy Access
Energy Efficient
Holds Temperature Well
Quiet
Cons
Limited Shelving Options
Best Uses
Large Kitchens
Comment:
This fridge replaced a very old fridge that came with the house I bought. I did a lot of research before i purchased and I have to say it paid off. I couldn't be happier. This is everything I had hoped for and more. Works perfectly, lots of space, love the design. I did not want a fridge with water on the door and I found it!!
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
 
1.0
Samsung French Door Refrigerators
6/22/2014
Pros
Cons
Bad Icemaker
Flawed Design With No Fix
Ices Up
Best Uses
Comment:
We purchased this product after reading consumer reports. Problems within the first 3 months with the ice maker. The refrigerator ices up and must be unplugged for 48 hours to defrost. Food is not kept at a safe temperature and there is NO fix for it as it is a design flaw! Local service techs will not work on it because they know it cannot be fixed.<br />Went to consumeraffairs.com and read that this problem happens to everyone and Samsung will not address the issue!<br />We have had this Samsung for less than two years and spent $1,200 for it on sale at Sears.<br />This refrigerator serves the same purpose in our home as does our 1898 Steinway that none of us knows how to play, but it does look nice!
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
 
1.0
water drips into produce bin
6/9/2014
Pros
Cons
Best Uses
Comment:
to store everyday food items. The stainless steel looks is nice. That is it. Many owners of this model have complaints about its operation, including me. Bought new and now 4 yrs old since bought there has been water drips into produce bin. I am scared that the water drips causing inconvenience to me to wipe the bin often but don't know if there is a consequence effecting from the water drips. Many owners had this problem said the problem is not fixeable. My fridge is only 4 yrs old and the problem appeared since last year so the model has only been 3 yrs old for the problem to show up. This is very frustrating to be ripped off big time by Samsung. I am looking into the consumercomplaintagency.org to see if it can make Samsung take responsible of its flaw design it knew about it and yet somehow to in the market to get innocent owners to take up the tab while it get profit.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
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