Model # RF261BEAESR

Internet #203707140

Store SO SKU #249642

Samsung 25.5 cu. ft. French Door Refrigerator with Internal Water Dispenser in Stainless Steel


25.5 cu. ft. French Door Refrigerator with Internal Water Dispenser in Stainless Steel

  • Get great tasting, filtered water directly from you refrigerator
  • Twin Cooling Plus keeps food fresher longer
  • High-Efficiency LED Lighting helps you quickly spot what you want
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Product Overview

This 25.5 cu. ft. Samsung French door refrigerator has a beautiful, sleek design that complements any kitchen decor and has enough room to fit up to 26 bags of groceries. Twin Cooling Plus utilizes independent cooling systems for the refrigerator and freezer, maintaining higher humidity in the refrigerator to keep produce fresher for longer, and dry freezer conditions to prevent freezer burn in frozen foods. Plus, LED lighting, Power Freeze and Power Cool Options, and more. To top it off, it also includes an internal water dispenser for quick and easy access.

  • 25.5 cu. ft. Capacity – Large capacity to fit all your favorite foods
  • Additional Filtered Ice Maker In the Freezer
  • ENERGY STAR Compliant – Meets strict energy efficiency specifications set by the government
  • CoolSelect Pantry – Provides optimal temperature control for our food storage needs with Deli, Fresh, and Chilled options
  • Power Freezer and Power Cool Options – Provide easy access to filtered water and cubed or crushed ice
  • Two Humidity-Controlled Crispers – Help keep your fruits and vegetables organized and accessible
  • Tempered Glass Spill-Proof Shelves – Makes cleaning leaks and spills simple
  • Gallon Door Bins – Provide more shelf space inside the fridge
  • EZ Open Handle on Freezer Drawer – Lets you easily open you fully-stocked freezer
  • Auto Pull-Out Upper Freezer Drawer – Automatically slides open for your convenience
  • CoolTight Door
  • Door Alarm – Alerts you if the fridge or freezer is left open
  • Water Filter Indicator – Reminds you when it's time to replace the filter so you get the freshest, cleanest water from you refrigerator
  • Removable Ice Cady – So you can have it where you need it
  • Color Options – Also available in White, Black, and Stainless Platinum
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Name 25.5 cu. ft. French Door Refrigerator in Stainless Steel 25.5 cu. ft. French Door Refrigerator with Internal Water Dispenser in Stainless Steel 27.19 cu. ft. French Door Refrigerator in Stainless Steel 24.6 cu. ft. French Door Refrigerator in Stainless Steel
Brand Samsung Samsung Frigidaire Samsung
Ratings (791) (378) (866) (741)
Ice/Water Dispenser No No Yes Yes
Capacity (cu. ft.) - Refrigerators 25.5 25.5 27.19 24.6
Refrigerator Width (In.) 35.75 35.75 36 35.75
Depth (Excluding Handles) 33.50 33.50 33.05 33.50
Height to Top of Refrigerator (in.) 68.38 68.38 68.625 68.38
Height to Top of Door Hinge 70 70 69.875 70
Counter Depth (Yes/No) No No No No
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Depth (Excluding Handles)
Depth (Including Handles)
Depth (Less Door)
Depth With Door Open 90 Degrees (In)
Height to Top of Door Hinge
Height to Top of Refrigerator (in.)
Product Depth (in.)
Product Height (in.)
Product Width (in.)
Refrigerator Width (In.)


Appliance Type
French Door Refrigerator
Capacity (cu. Ft.) - Freezer
Capacity (cu. Ft.) - Fresh Food
Capacity (cu. ft.) - Refrigerators
Capacity (cu. ft.) - Total
Color - Appliance Cabinet
Color - Door Handle(s)
Stainless Steel
Color/Finish Family
Counter Depth (Yes/No)
Defrost Type
Auto / Cycle
Door Finish
Energy Consumption (kWh/year)
Energy Efficiency Tier Rating
Tier I
Freezer Door Type
Pull Out Drawer
Freezer Features
Adjustable Leveling Legs,Adjustable Temperature Control,Ice Maker,LED Light Type,Sliding-Bulk Storage Baskets
General Features
Child Lock,Door Alarm,Hidden Hinge,LED Light Type,Wheels
Ice Maker
Ice Maker Features
Factory-Installed Icemaker,Filtered Ice
Ice/Water Dispenser
Number of Doors
Number of Freezer Baskets/Bins
Number of Freezer Shelves
Number of Fresh Food Shelves
Operational Features
Adjustable Temperature Control,Dual Evaporated Cooling System,Humidity Controlled Crisper,LED Controls
Product Weight (lb.)
Refrigeration Dispenser Features
Dispenser Location-Internal,Filtration Replacement Indicator Light,Filtration System,Water Dispenser,Water Filtration
Refrigerator Type
Shelf Material - Freezer
No Shelf
Shelf Material - Refrigerator
Storage Features
Adjustable Door Storage,Deli Drawer,Gallon Door Storage,Removable Shelves,Slide-Out Fresh Food Shelves,Spill Proof Shelves
Temperature Control Type
Internal digital
Water Filter Replacement Model#

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings
1-UL Listed
Manufacturer Warranty
One (1) Year All Parts and Labor Five (5) Years Sealed System Parts and Labor Ten (10) Years Compressor Parts Only

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Customer Questions & Answers

Does the refrigerator make the loud popping noises mentioned in many reviews?

Many owners give the Samsung a low rating due to very loud noises coming when the defrost cycle starts. The service center apparently does not care nor offer any solution. I am wondering if it happens on all Samsung models, especially the RF261BEASER.
Asked by: Robert
Yes, but they seem to be becoming less frequent and less noticeable. I've owned mine for about 2 months, and the popping noises were also present in my 2011 K*nmore Elite fridge. They were pretty loud at first in the Samsung, but perhaps the materials have gotten used to expanding and contracting, given a bit of time. Working from home, I'm in and out of the house all day, and I notice the popping maybe once every other day.
Answered by: Farmerswife65
Date published: 2017-07-13

Does it have drinking water dispenser?

Asked by: Anonymous
Yes-I also hesitated about this because some of the on-line/store product literature is not as clear as it could be-there is an internal water dispenser just inside the left hand door of the refrigerator. You press the glass against a button to dispense-and the filtered cold water is dispensed fairly fast (much faster than from our 8 year old LG French Door "through the door ice/water dispenser).
Answered by: HoustonMom2Four
Date published: 2017-07-12

RF261BEAEWW - What does the White finish look like?

Is it smooth white or textured all over or just the front? Thank you!
Asked by: Frugal4life
Answered by: Happy
Date published: 2017-05-31

Is the black finish smudge free?

Asked by: Needafridge
If you use the handles, they're all smudge free
Answered by: Anonymous
Date published: 2017-06-01
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Customer Reviews

25.5 cu. ft. French Door Refrigerator with Internal Water Dispenser in Stainless Steel is rated 4.2 out of 5 by 372.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I've only had this fridge for about a month now and so far it's great. I purposely didn't get th... I've only had this fridge for about a month now and so far it's great. I purposely didn't get the version that had the water/ice dispenser in the door because I've read they encounter more problems then those without. There is a water dispenser on the inside of the left door and that is all I need. As for space this fridge is about the same size as my previous side by side door (fridge on one side, freezer on other) but feels ten times bigger. It's also much better lit. Some people have complained about noise of ice maker and ice overflowing bucket. Yes there is some noise when it drops ice into your bucket then for a couple seconds you can hear water flowing into ice making area to reset but the whole process is all of 5 seconds and doesn't bother me at all. The ice bucket has never over-flowed. The delivery guys were AMAZING! I was thinking either my front door or sliding glass door were going to have to be removed to get the fridge into the house. They used straps and easily climbed my deck stairs to the second (main) floor and simply slid the freezer door out, opened both fridge doors and curved the fridge through the opening. They then proceeded to hook up the new fridge remove all the protective plastic and hauled my old one away. Super quick and professional.
Date published: 2017-02-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great refrigerator, much quieter than my Kenmore side by side whose compressor failed after only ... Great refrigerator, much quieter than my Kenmore side by side whose compressor failed after only 5 years. With that said, after getting it home and set up, I thought that the ice maker may have been having issues as the production was not what I was expecting, but after a little research, I learned that typical French Door models only make about 3.5 lbs of ice per day (approx. 115 cubes at 1/2 oz per cube). Because I'm an engineer, I of course counted the cubes after the first 24 and 48 hours and actually determined that the ice maker was slightly outpacing the 3.5 lb figure. However, if you consume more than 3.5+ lbs of ice per day, you may want to get a refrigerator with dual ice makers (i.e. one in the door) or look at the Whirlpool models as I hear that they have the best production rate out of all of the french door style refrigerators. For myself, I am totally fine with 3.5 lbs per day as after the first 72 hours the entire ice bin was topped off and has stayed that way ever since. The only other thing to mention is that the internal water dispenser is recessed into the side of the refrigerator and is contoured to accept glasses that are roughly pint sized (i.e. the kind of glass that you would expect to be served a draught beer in at a restaurant/bar.) If you routinely drink water out of big gulp cups, you will most likely have difficulty getting it to fit into the contoured recess where the dispenser switch is located and thus will not be able to fill your cup. Overall though, for the money, this refrigerator is definitely a good buy. It also comes with a 1 year full warranty on the entire machine, 5 year full warranty on the closed refrigeration system, and 10 year limited warranty (parts only) on the compressor. You will be hard pressed to find a comparable refrigerator with similar warranty at the same price point.
Date published: 2017-05-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from EASY FIX FOR NOISE = CHECK VALVE ON ICE MAKER LINE. We've had this fridge for about 4 months now ... EASY FIX FOR NOISE = CHECK VALVE ON ICE MAKER LINE. We've had this fridge for about 4 months now and it is great. Temp controls and lighting are super, nothing hanging down to rob space. Controls are located on the top front of the case inside the doors, easy to use and intuitive. There is a freezer light, but it is built into the bottom of one of the doors, consequently if you have the fridge doors open and the freezer, you get no light in the freezer. The loud noises mine made were directly a result of fluctuating water pressure on the ice maker line, when the washer stopped filling there was noise, when we used the faucet there was noise; pretty easy to isolate and fix. I put a check valve on the ice maker line and all noise stopped, except for normal ice maker noise. The only reason I rate it 4 stars is that the ice maker is designed in a way that rakes ice cubes off the back of the freezer drawer when you open it. I leave them there in the inside bottom of the freezer and they eventually evaporate without melting, but it's noisy when it happens (which is every time) and it irritates me. Still, we say this is a great fridge and love it.
Date published: 2017-03-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great fridge I love this refrigerator. I bought it to replace a Maytag side by side which is still working great and now resides in my garage. I hated the side by side because I never could find what I was looking for and usually something would fall onto the floor while I was searching for something lost i n the back. The refrigerator is pretty quiet except when the ice maker is doing its thing which is pretty normal. The water and ice in the door is a convenient feature but in my opinion the ice maker should be in the freezer. I have read many complaints about the ice makers in the door and besides they take up a lot of space in the refrigerator. I love the ice maker in the freezer, I open the freezer drawer and grab ice for my glass and I will either use the filtered water on the inside of the fridge or I just get it from the faucet (we have great water.) I love the led lighting both in the refrigerator and in the freezer. I can find anything at a glance. The clear door bins are great. I can find what I'm looking for without having to lift up every jar or bottle. The pantry is wonderful. I store my deli meats, cheeses, butter and other miscellaneous little packets of ketchup or hot sauce which were always getting lost in the side by side. The retractable shelf is great. I just push it back to store tall items. Genius! The finish is really nice and easy to clean. The exterior will hold magnets if you wish. I would have loved the black stainless refrigerator but who can afford to buy all new appliances. Anyway, I love the sleek smooth finish. I did a lot of research and comparisons of refrigerators before deciding on this model. I changed my mind several times, going back and forth between the more expensive models and this model and I soon realized that the minor differences, made a major difference in the price tag. I knew I wanted twin cooling to keep the refrigerator odors out of the freezer and visa versa. I don't think you can go wrong with this refrigerator. It is a great value and trust me I have already done all of the comparisons and hours of shopping. I highly recommend this fridge.
Date published: 2017-04-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I love the overall refrigerator, purchased it about six months ago. The one problem is the noise... I love the overall refrigerator, purchased it about six months ago. The one problem is the noise. It wakes you up during the dead of night with a very loud cracking noise. I spoke to Samsung. They said it would get quieter after a few weeks/months, as the temperature would regulate to the temp. in our house. Never did. It has only gotten louder. My husband thinks it will not last very long.
Date published: 2017-02-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Contrary to many of the other reviews "high star" reviews, I'd like to make sure that I mention s... Contrary to many of the other reviews "high star" reviews, I'd like to make sure that I mention something other than the looks of the fridge. It's a nice, big fridge. I moved from a GE standard fridge at 23.7 cu. ft. from 1993 to this one. It takes a bit of getting used to looking down for the freezer stuff. Other than that, the inside of the fridge is well lit, with good interior space. Positives: LED Lighting really shines nicely and gets in all the nooks and crannies. The shelves for the door and main section are easily movable and you can fit most items in this fridge. I have the Sterilite 1 gallon pitchers for tea and lemonade or kool-aid and all of those fit nicely. A little tough to fit a bottle of Sour mix (due to how tall that it is), but the shelves, again are easily adjustable and things fit in beautifully. The Freezer is large, with a good storage area. The shelf that slides out for most things is good and negates having the feel of a chest freezer so you don't have to feel like you are digging in the Arctic to find food at the bottom of a glacier. The fridge and freezer both cool quickly. Negatives: When you open up the freezer, the ice sometimes drops 1 or more pieces of ice down under the fridge. Now it falls onto the fridge itself and so it doesn't get on the floor under the unit, but to me this is a concern with whether or not there might be condensation, etc from the ice melting slowly. It's not a huge concern, but it is something to consider. The ice machine also seems to fill slowly. BUT this might also be that I'm used to a smaller container of ice which 'seemed' to fill faster. With regard to the fridge itself, I decided not to get an in door water and ice dispenser as the reason I'm buying a fridge is to store food, etc. I can open the freezer and get my own ice (that doesn't fall down) and the faucet is, like, right over there. I did, on the suggestion of my friend, get the fridge with a water dispenser unit in the left wall of the interior of the fridge. This functions. It's close to the shelves, and it is recessed in the wall a bit so a larger bottle or glass will not put enough pressure on the button to activate the water flow. You also have to keep the door open when you use it. Be that as it may, it's nice to have. Note, when you first get this fridge, make sure you run it a bit (2-3 gallons) else every time you use it and sometimes when you don't it will leak into the fridge itself. All in all, I wish I'd saved the $50 and gotten the fridge without the spigot, but that's on me. Now, to address some issues that others seem to have mentioned. When I was reading posts and reviews about this, (and being the researching fool that I am, I read these AFTER I purchased them) I was worried about "clicks" and "pops" and the sounds of thousands of buffalo barrelling over hills in vast herds about to run me over. Yeah. No. Apparently people who wrote these things have never had a fridge that uses an ice maker, etc. When the ice drops, there's noise. Not a lot of noise, but you hear it. When the water turns on to fill the ice maker, you hear that water run. It's like hearing your clothes washer run in the basement, when you are upstairs. That's about as loud as it is, if even that. All in all, it's a great product. No problems with it so far and I've had it for a month and a half or so now. Oh, and it's absolutely gorgeous. Had to say it.
Date published: 2017-01-26
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Samsung Frenchdoor refrigerator This fridge is nice and roomy and looks pretty good in my kitchen. However, there is a default with the defrosting mechanism which causes loud popping and cracking noises. Had a repair company come out, they said this was common with this model. Samsung was no help and would not let me replace it with another model they only said noise would eventually go away! Had I known I would not have purchased it!
Date published: 2017-02-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely loved everything in this fridge from space to color finishing, no regrets at all payi... Absolutely loved everything in this fridge from space to color finishing, no regrets at all paying 100 more for the black stainless steel, no finger prints, loved having hiding water dispenser and ice maker without kids messing with dispenser all the time!!
Date published: 2017-06-17
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