Refrigerator was leaking sheets of ice under freezer for months. Samsung kept having us try different things to resolve the problem. I was trying to cooperate but Samsung should have replaced the refrigerator. I was repeatedly pulling out sheets of ice. 2 months after the one-yr warranty expired, we woke up to a flood thru our kitchen wall behind the refrigerator to our dining room. $1200.00 in damages we had to pay. Samsung promised they would honor the warranty because it was a continuing problem. After poor customer service, disorganization, and six months of grief, they then said no they would not even cover $400.00 of the damage. We will never buy another Samsung appliance. Very sad. The refrigerators are faulty and too risky to have in the home.
My fridge did the same thing as been reported about these type refrigerators, the back panel freezes in fridge side and stops cooling fridge. After multiple times pulling back panel off and defrosting with a hair dryer, I did all my research online in forums and here was what I did to solve problem. I found out it was a fairly inexpensive defroster type electrical thing that clipped onto the defrost line behind the panel where the fridge side cooled, so I replaced it. When the fridge goes into defrost mode is when the pooling water problem happens, because the drain hole is frozen but if you take a piece of clothes hangar and wrap one end around the defrost line and allow the other end to drop into drain hole, it will heat up and keep drain hole from freezing. It has been working for about 4 years now without any problem, except only produces crushed ice.
I purchased a new Samsung refrigerator model RT41 LSPN on 7/5/12. After 11 months in, refrigerator thermostat was stop working. After many calls, Samsung engineer came and change thermostat. Then on 22-10-13, compressor was stop working. On 1-11-13, compressor was changed. On 17-11-13, filter was stop working. Samsung company engineer came 19-11-13 and change the filter, leaves before the fridge even shows that it cooling. From 19-11-13, my refrigerator is not working. Many calls to Samsung Care but Samsung engineer does not response properly and not visit once. Please help me and solve this matter urgently. Please change my refrigerator. I am very thankful to you.
I purchased a Samsung side by side with ice maker less than two years ago. It went out on Oct 28. We have had a technician out twice. The second time he ordered parts which have been here for over a week. It is now Nov 20 and now they tell me they can’t have anyone come out until Dec 9. I have called numerous times to see if they could send someone out before Dec 9. The last time the technician was here over two weeks ago, he told us not to put much food in the fridge because it will just refreeze and go out. It is such a hassle and expense to go to the store every couple of days. We have lost hundreds of dollars of food that has not been replaced.
We purchased a Samsung French-door refrigerator two years ago. After the first year, water started accumulating beneath the lower drawer and freezing, making the drawer increasingly hard to slide in/out. I have emailed Samsung's "customer service" department twice with specific details of the issue (model#, serial#). I have gotten zero reply except for spam marketing messages, since they now have my email address. We finally called their local authorized service (Asian-owned) and described the problem, and they immediately knew the fix -- a defective water valve on rear of refrigerator. They offered to repair it but the cost would be over $200. If this is a part that fails regularly, Samsung should issue a recall instead of sending us advertisements to buy more of their inferior-quality appliances.
We purchased a RS277 Samsung refrigerator with french doors. And added a 5 year warranty to be safe. The transaction set us back more than $2,000. Right after the end of the warranty both the refrigerator and freezer parts stopped cooling. I woke up one morning and the temperature was 75 degrees inside the unit resulting in food spoilage. Samsung wants $147 to come and look at it. I see that a lot of reviewers are complaining about the same problem, along with complaints about cheap plastic parts which we have experienced as well. We will not even spend $1 on this appliance. Samsung will not stand behind their products and consider cracked plastic parts user abuse!!! Every previous refrigerator we have owned has lasted at least 10 years. Sad that we have to dispose of a refrigerator that looks like new!!
Do not buy Samsung. Do not use Sears to repair appliances. Our relatively new Samsung refrigerator Model RB215BSSW has the freezer on the bottom. The refrigerator freezes the vegetables in the vegetable drawer. We paid Sears $350 to replace the control panel but that did not fix the problem. Sears was clueless. They were guessing at how to fix it. So much wasted money!! Do not buy Samsung!!!
In less than 4 years, I've had 3 repairs costing over $500 - ice maker had to be replaced; circulating fan had to be replaced; cooling in fridge compartment had to be replaced. On top of that, there are very few repairmen in Seattle willing to work on Samsung. The seller referred me to Appliance Hospital, which was a big waste of time and money.
Our Side-by-Side fridge stopped working about a month ago. I called Samsung and they offered me a 1 year warranty (which I thought was odd since the fridge was 4 years old). So I accepted, and they referred me to a local repair shop, A&E Factory Service in San Antonio, TX, which by the way is no good as well! The technician came out and said 4 parts needed to be ordered. Only 2 parts came in. Tech ordered other 2 parts. Only one part came in. I HAD to follow up with the Tech, with his company and with Samsung to get that 4th part ordered! Parts finally came in, and the fridge was "repaired". Following week, fridge is not working again. A&E sends a Sears tech and says compressor is out of refrigerant (possible leak). He fills refrigerant and leaves before the fridge even shows that it is cooling. Fortunately it did. 2 weeks later (which is today 11/13/13), the fridge is not working again.
I call Samsung and get transferred 5 different times because they can't give me a correct department to speak with. In the end, hopefully my fridge gets fixed. I decided to buy a backup the 2nd time around in case this would happen again (which today is the 3rd time). I'm pretty sure they are just going to send another tech who seems like they do not know what they are doing and don't make the effort to ensure the fridge gets fixed for good. SO don't buy a fridge from a company who makes TV's and phones, let's put it that way. The model number of my fridge is #RS277ACBP/XAA. That was $1500 down the drain. Don't let the LED lights fool you in front of the fridge and drag you in because you think it looks fancy. Samsung's warranty is no good, their customer service is no good, and the contractors they send to come "repair" your fridge is no good.
My refrigerator is less than a year old and has broken 2 times. The vegetable draw fills with water. They fixed it 8 months ago and has started do it again - frustrating. My Samsung dishwasher has rusted along with my microwave - so frustrating. I get no response or help from lowes.
So like other people, my 5 year old 1800.00 samsung fridge is a piece of you know what. It just stopped cooling, so had a guy come out and he says its the compressor relay. Changed that. No help. Out 150.00. Called Samsung Customer service. No help. Tried to sell me an extended warranty. DO NOT BUY SAMSUNG PRODUCTS. THEY ARE CRAP. IF YOU DO, THEN GOOD LUCK.
After reading top reviews for the Samsung refrigerators, we purchased a French door stainless steel model through Lowe's with an extended warranty in 2009. On the plus side, we have had no mechanical problems with the fridge to date unlike many of the complaints posted. The problem that we are experiencing is with the incredibly cheap quality of the door shelves/draw slides/draws/and hinged cold storage compartment (in other words all of the interior plastic components). They have literally become incredibly brittle and are cracking and collapsing one by one. I have had to resort to taping up the cracks to avoid them from collapsing at least temporarily.
The plastic is disintegrating - I've never seen anything like this happen and I've owned several refrigerators in the past including a far older refrigerator of different brand that is kept in my garage. This started happening when brand new several years ago when it was still under warranty and continues today, I contacted Lowe's who graciously took parts out of their floor model and replaced some of cracked shelves at no charge. This problem continues to be ongoing and I was told that I should contact Samsung and see if they would replace these so-called "defects" since it was still under warranty. I believe that Lowe's handles the warranty in store for about a year and then you need to contact Samsung customer service for the extended warranty thereafter.
Anyway I did just that and after spending a considerable time on the phone I was told that although it was indeed under warranty these interior parts are not covered, but they would sell me the replacements. Well I don't have to tell you how absurdly expensive they are and I chose not to do so. By the way I was not given any explanation as to why this was happening, nor did they admit that this was an ongoing problem. I hardly think that this issue is exclusive to my refrigerator.
The reason that I am just now logging in a complaint is because the disintegration of the interior parts has gotten so bad that I can no longer just bite my tongue and stay silent - consumers need to know about this. Samsung customer service made no attempt to resolve this situation for its defective/inferior quality of its product. Showing a little customer support would have gone a long way but their indifference in this situation has lost a customer. This company is not consumer friendly and their lack of concern towards a customer especially for a product that I paid extra to extend the warranty is shocking. I would never buy another Samsung appliance again. This company should be ashamed of its customer service.
4 years ago we purchased the Samsung RFG297AAWP from Best Buy and have not been happy with it all. We did buy the extended warranty from Best Buy and have had to use. We have had issues with the ice maker, lettuce and vegetables freezing, milk freezing and now the left door at the bottom is rusting. Best Buy did replace the ice maker. When we asked why so many things in our fridge was freezing, the technician said it was because we should not be placing anything near the back of the fridge because it would block the fresh flow vents. This is crazy because you cannot maximize the space in your fridge. I have to keep items several inches from the back.
Now I am so disappointed to see the rust on the door. The Best Buy technician came out today and said the reason for the rust is because I had the energy turned on and that caused condensation on the inside of the door to run down and into the seams of the door. I think that is just crazy. I have never seen condensation in the fridge and if it was there, why wouldn't the other door rust out as well as I assume condensation would be on both doors. I think there is a leak where the ice maker/water dispenser is. Best Buy said it is not covered under my warranty, but they will go ahead and replace it. This was such an expensive fridge, to be such a lemon. I will never buy another Samsung appliance!
I bought all Samsung (CRAP) in 2008. I have had nothing but problems. The dishwasher is falling apart with cheap plastic parts and control board had to be replaced in 1 year. The microwave part inside keeps melting from the heat. I had to buy 3 of them. Now the refrigerator has pooling water under the crisper drawer. I have to take the drawer out every couple of weeks and wipe it out. When you go to store, stay out of Samsung aisle.
We bought a Samsung RF261BEAEBC refrigerator in February of 2013. In early November of 2013 the water dispenser cover broke. I was directed to Samsung's customer service number by the retailer and was told by Samsung that the warranty was from the date of manufacture and not from the consumer purchase date. I was floored and asked to talk to a supervisor. After being on the phone for over 45 minutes, they finally agreed to send a technician to replace the part (it snaps on and off - they could have just put one in the mail).
Like the others who have purchased a Samsung refrigerator, I also had water in the bottom of the fridge, water in the crispers, ice maker that hardly ever works. Loud noises when it does work. I have several costly repair and still having the same problem. I am done with Samsung and would never recommend or purchase another one of their products.
We have had our Samsung refrigerator (RF263EAWP) for about 2 years and it's already starting with the pooling problem underneath the deli tray as many have reported (e.g. Lisa of Elkton, MD on Oct. 18, 2013). I can see by the other reviews this is just the beginning. As she said I checked (some of) the reviews - although not here. Many said it was a good product. The construction is cheap at best. I am also upset because it does seem that no one knows where this problem is originating. The user manual and online sites were no help. I guess we're stuck with - at least - keeping towels in our unit to keep it from flooding. I'm glad we did not get the water dispenser; it would have been more headaches!
We bought a high-end stainless steel double door with freezer drawer. In less than two years we began to hear a noise coming from the fan. We called Samsung and got transferred to five different people. In this lengthy process, we found out that our refrigerator was made in Canada. We bought the refrigerator from Lowe’s in Honolulu. Shortly after we called for a repair appointment, the fan stopped working and hundreds of dollars worth of food got ruined. Refrigerators are supposed to be made to last, at least, ten years. Samsung is an embarrassment to its country a should be ashamed. I will never buy another Samsung appliance and will be wary of buying their electronic products as well. Shame on Samsung for making an inferior product.
Ice maker makes a knocking noise. We have replaced twice. Will not make ice. I will never purchase another Samsung anything!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Samsung RS265LABP - terrible, terrible experience. We had an extended warranty for up to 4 years. Called a few months before it ran out for frozen food in bottom drawers. Drawers were bulging outward because back of refrigerator was frozen and bulging. The outward thrust of the drawers kept the refrigerator door from closing and the food on top warmed up and was ruined. The celery, lettuce, tomatoes, etc. became frozen. Over the last 4 years we have had 3 different servicemen come for a total of 5-6 service calls which translates to no small expense as the warranty expired. Basically all that is accomplished is a defrosting. One repairman refused to come back; he said Samsung refrigerators had "ruined his reputation." We keep a tea towel at the bottom of the refrigerator to keep the leaks from going out the door and on the floor. Never will we ever purchase anything from Samsung. They have ruined their own reputation.
I should have listened to myself and only buy made with pride in the U.S. products UGH! We bought a SAMSUNG model RS265TDRS for an apartment that we use only on weekends. With 2 people, I hardly think that fridge gets much use but I do stock it with meats and other frozen food. I happen to notice my dog was licking something at the floor at the bottom of the fridge and that is when I noticed the leak was coming from the fridge. I open the freezer and refrigerator and everything is melting. I thought I maybe left the door ajar earlier ? NO, I did not! Who is going to pay for the spoilage now? Is Samsung going to reimburse me for all the food that got wasted? I also got Samsung TV's , Range, Microwave, Dishwasher, the whole works! Am I going to expect those to break down anytime soon?
I contacted Samsung about how to take the glass out of the cover for the veg. and fruit bins. The tech told me to look at the manual, which I went to on the internet. He said it was on page 11, so I scroll down to page 11. I don't see it, he says he meant page 10. I go there. It's not there. Then he says "Go to page 33," so I scroll down to page 33, which is no help. Then he gives me a confirmation no. The person tell me she wipes up her spills right away. I tell her that is not the problem, the liquid got between the edge of the glass and the plastic. She tells me I can't remove the glass to wash it. If this is the case, I am so sorry I purchased this fridge. I will make sure no one I know buys this from Samsung. The water dispenser is a continual problem with dripping water even when no one is using it. When you put your glass under the spout for crushed or reg. ice, the ice keeps coming and goes on the floor. I guess you can see I am an unsatisfied customer. If you know a way to remove the glass, please let me know, since I cannot afford another refrigerator. Thank you.
Water is pooling under the deli tray then freezing. This is an ongoing problem. Husband has tried fixing this and can't find an issue. I have found several other reviews that indicate this is a design issue. Of course, my Samsung is out of warranty now. So I cannot get it fixed now that I see it is a "real" problem. We have bought several refrigerators over the past 5 years and each one has been a waste of money... Did research on Samsung and was supposed to be dependable... Not so! I will probably just buy ice and use coolers in the future, as no one has a dependable product these days.
I bought the refrigerator from Lowe's 5/5/09. Lowe's delivered six units before finding one with properly spaced doors. The first indication that I might have purchased a defective product became evident when the ice maker malfunctioned. There was a weekly ice jam inside the compartment. If it wasn't cleared, the ice was no longer dispensed. When kept empty the ice maker worked, dumping ice into the door with sound that could only be likened to that heard at a bowling alley. It would cause me to jump out of bed during the night.
Soon after the jams appeared, I began to find pieces of white plastic in drinks when the ice dispenser was used. Over a year ago I began to see rust coming through the finish around the water/ice dispenser. I notified Samsung early on when the ice maker was jamming up and was told I needed to schedule an appointment for service. Well, forget that! There is no one who services Samsung where I live. Yes, there is a dealer in a nearby town, but they refused to service what they didn't sell!
I was fed up with this unsightly appliance and decided to post my problem on Samsung Appliance USA Facebook page. I received the typical Samsung condescending response, "You need to schedule a service call." Read my lips Samsung, there is no service. I'll get rid of this one and try another. I don't recommend buying anything from Samsung just because of the attitude regarding SERVICE! They will not stand behind their product. No, this isn't my first time experiencing a problem with Samsung!
I have purchased Samsung refrigerator model RT26ZBSS1/XTL on 2009. After using for 3 years it started giving trouble like cooling issue. I have reported this issue to their service engineer and he has replaced the thermostat and other item for the same. After using for two month it has started giving the same problem. I request other customer to not go for Samsung product.
This French door fridge was bought 2 years ago. First 3 weeks the ice bucket was not properly closing. The ice keeps getting stuck inside thus it would not make any if this is not physically pried out. They replaced the bucket and it was fine. Last week the cooler compartment stopped cooling (loud noise for 3 days that goes away when you open the door then it comes back again once you close it). I woke up that morning. It was just not cold inside so I asked my sister to keep an eye on it (don't know what to think of it since I was rushing to go to work).
By the time I came home the temp screen was blinking and my sister said it has been like that all day! I went online, tried to chat with the rep Rose and twice as she tries to give me the transaction number, she gets disconnected! Again, she was back after I went searching and gave me a link that won't open up! It was a technical difficulty she said? It seems like SAMSUNG has technical difficulties everywhere!!!
Finally got a young lady on the phone. In short nobody can come until 4 days later so as it was the weekend and my fridge was stocked up with food. I rented another refrigerator from RAC Center. Paid $57.00 for 2 weeks' rent in case... The technician came last Tuesday and we were told it was the fan, packed with ICE and that the SENSOR needed to be replaced. It will cost me $222.00 for the $13.56 sensor and the rest for labor fees!! I was told to call if I start to have food wastage but really that's not what I need! I need them to fix their act and by the reviews and complaints here, it seems that this has been going on with their refrigerators.
SAMSUNG needs to pay back the customers who has to deal with this ridiculous product!!! I cannot afford a new refrigerator right now. And really, I had the GE one before this, the old conventional no-nonsense fridge that I gave to the men to haul away and boy, my husband blamed me for doing that. That GE had no issues for many years that we had it other than we just wanted a fridge with the ice maker/water dispenser!! Talk about wasting $1900.00 on a SAMSUNG crap!
Two Samsungs with same fridge cooling problem. I signed up with Zimmerman and Reed class action lawsuit.
We purchased a 20 c.f. French door, bottom freezer, Samsung Model RF217ACWP refrigerator on August 11, 2013. It was delivered to us on August 14, 2013. We are not happy with the continuous obnoxious noises this refrigerator makes - a very high pitched noise, a rattling noise that gets progressively louder, and a noise like water running. It is constant noise any time this refrigerator cycles through whatever the cycle is at the time.
The drawers in the freezer compartment are iced over all the time and have been since day one. This does not seem normal. On Oct. 11, 2013 we went to the Sears store where we purchased this refrigerator to discuss returning it. The salesman told us "no problem since the refrigerator was so new" but he had to call 'Customer Solutions' to get it scheduled for pick up.
'Customer Solutions' informed us that since it had been more than 30 days since the purchase, we would have to pay a 15% restocking fee unless we have a service technician look at the refrigerator, that this would be the way to avoid the restock fee. We have no intention of keeping this refrigerator and no interest in exchanging it for the same Samsung product. We wish to return it for a refund so that we can purchase a US made.
It appears that Sears has recently (October 06, 2013) changed their return policy on appliances. At the time we purchased we were told that we had 60 days to return. On October 11, 2013 the salesman at Sears was very surprised to hear that 'Customer Solutions' was requiring us to have a service technician look at this refrigerator to avoid a 15% re-stock fee. Seems that Sears can change their return policy and make it retroactive. We have read the many complaints concerning Samsung refrigerators, Sears, etc. We would be interested in joining a class action lawsuit against Samsung, Sears and anyone else selling this inferior product.
I had the same problem with my Samsung fridge. Only had it for 2 years and it kept making these loud buzzer noises like the kind you hear on a game show when you answer incorrectly. And clunking sounds - and finally the defroster iced up and we had to unplug to thaw. Then it did the same thing again 2 weeks later! Had a hard time finding a service guy to come look at it - no one wants to deal with Samsung - said they get no support. Anyway had to order a new defrost unit - it took 6 weeks - I am not kidding! They replaced it when it came in and 5 weeks later - here I am again the exact same problem! I'm done with it - taking a $1,500.00 loss because can't afford to keep replacing the part. Buying an American made fridge this weekend. They make good TV's and cameras but have no clue about appliances.
Will never buy a product made by Samsung ever again. Purchased a fridge 4 years ago and had problems 2 months outside the warranty period. Called Samsung customer service. Was told that we would have to bear the cost ourselves. They will notify the technician and he will call us the same day. 3 days later no contact. Spoke with Samsung again... useless. Fan iced up and fridge stopped being cooled so all food went bad. The technician (we found ourselves) that serviced it said it was a design flaw and he had seen a lot of these problems in Samsung fridges. Samsung have no idea of customer service. Today our fridge finally died - both fridge and freezer too warm. Went out today and had to buy another fridge/freezer..... WILL NEVER RECOMMEND OR EVER BUY SAMSUNG PRODUCTS AGAIN.