... the years and this Samsung RF217 REFRIGERATOR IS THE WORST!! It does not defrost
Robert J. Lengyel, Amazon
16 September 2014
Summary: I am 69 years old and have purchased many appliances over the years and this Samsung RF217 REFRIGERATOR IS THE WORST!! It does not defrost. We have snow, and not a little, all year long. Water kept dripping into one of the drawers so badly that my wife had to keep a towel in the drawer to soak up the water. We had 2 repair calls which helped for a few weeks, then back it went to the problems. My advice - STAY AWAY!!!!!!!
Samsung is running like weasels from the hordes of consumers who trusted brand ...
Teresa Von Reine, Amazon
8 September 2014
Summary: These Samsung French Door refrigerators have a defrosting problem where water accumulates under the crisper drawers. The water can freeze up and lock the drawers in place. The front flimsy plastic drawers can & will break off into shards of plastic when you try to free them. Check the Internet you will find several tutorials on how to remove the back panel & free the frozen drain valve & raise the refrigerator temperature.
Why does Consumer Reports persist in rating Samsung highly?
N. Lepoutre-Baldocchi "nlbknitter", Amazon
31 August 2014
Summary: I've had the same problem a lot of other people posting here have mentioned. Water under the crisper drawers and in them as well. Problem did not occur until we moved the thing to our new house and used the power cool feature to get it cold again. Since then it's non stop. We're planning on remodeling the kitchen and, at this point I think it's not worth keeping.
Summary: We put one in our motorhome it really looks good and so far works good my wife loves it. It is just the right size for the motorhome. I read the reviews on it and was a little skeptical at first till I talked to a friend that put one in his RV two years ago and has worked real good. Real quiet and energy efficient, works good on the inverter.
Summary: We had space limitations in the room we needed this fridge for. It fits perfectly and has lots of space. Love the French doors. Would highly recommend, especially if you have depth limitations.
Summary: At the time of this review, I have owned this refrigerator for 3.5 years. Everything is still working like a charm. Ice is working well, no issues whatsoever. I have a busy household with a 6 year old and teenage boys, so it gets used and abused. I have no chips in the finish or handles, no problems with the freezer handle like I have read about. I would buy this again and have recommended it to many friends and family.