AW1 25.6 cu.ft 3-Door French Door Refrigerator (Stainless Steel)


AW1 25.6 cu.ft 3-Door French Door Refrigerator (Stainless Steel) A Refrigerator with Better Space 3.667 5 3 reviews

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AW1 25.6 cu.ft 3-Door French Door Refrigerator (Stainless Steel)



  • A Refrigerator with Better Space
Twin Cooling Plus®

Twin Cooling Plus®

With Samsung refrigerator, keep your food fresher for longer and reduce waste! Samsung’s cutting-edge technology, sets new standards in precise temperature control, cooling the refrigerator and freezer compartments individually. As a result, food stays fresh with optimal humidity.
New Interior Design

New Interior Design

- Big guard - Pantry - Crisper

Internal Water Dispenser

No longer need to boil water to drink or buy bottled water to access drinking water.
High-efficiency LED Lighting

High-efficiency LED Lighting

The space-saving, high-efficiency LED light illuminates every corner of the refrigerator with brighter light.
EZ-Open Handle II

EZ-Open Handle II

Samsung’s EZ-Open Handle II freezer door handle is designed to open drawers easily and conveniently.
Energy Efficiency

Energy Efficiency

The RF261BEAESR uses 25% less energy than the minimum federal standard required for refrigerators in its class, making it eligible for Tier 2 as rated by the Consortium for Energy Efficiency (CEE).

tech specs

Dimension of RF261BEAESR/AA


  • Product Capacity

    25.5 cu. ft.


    7.9 cu. ft.


    17.6 cu. ft.

Physical Specifications

  • Dimensions
    Product (WxHxD)

    35.75” x 70.00” x 35.63”

    Cabinet Height with Hinge


    Cabinet Height without Hinge


    Net Depth with Door Handle


    Net Depth without Door Handle


    Net Depth without Door


    Shipping Dimensions (WxHxD)

    38.58” x 75.79” x 36.22”

  • Weight
    Product Capacity

    132 kg (306.44 lbs)

    Shipping Weight

    144 kg (330.69 lbs)


Cooling Feature

  • Twin Cooling Plus®


  • No Frost


  • Multi Flow


Refrigerator Feature

  • Humidity Control

    2 drawers

  • Shelves
    Number of Shelf


    Number of Tempered Glass Shelf


    Wine Shelf




  • Foldable Shelves


  • Door Pocket
    Number of Door Pocket


  • Dairy Compartment


  • Gallon Door Storage


  • Egg Container


  • Deodorizer


  • Interior Light (WxEA)

    (1.00 ~ 1.56) W x 4 ea

  • Dispenser

    Yes (Internal)

Freezer Feature

  • Icemaker


  • Door Pocket
    Number of Door Pocket


    Tilt Pockets


  • Shelves
    Number of Shelf


    Materials of Shelves-Tempered Glass


  • Interior Light (WxEA)

    (1.00 ~ 1.56) W x 1 ea

Exterior Feature

  • Inline water filter


  • Beverage Station


  • Display & Control

    Digital Blue LED

  • Handle


  • Color

    Stainless Steel


  • Door Alarm


  • Refrigerant


  • Cyclopentane Insulation



  • Refrigerator Type

    French Door


  • Energy Star®



Owners Overall Ratings

25 out of 32 (78%) customers recommend this product

  • Features4.5/5.0
  • Performance4.3/5.0
  • Design4.1/5.0
  • Value4.3/5.0

Owner Reviews

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  • Features3/5.0
  • Performance3/5.0
  • Design2/5.0
  • Value3/5.0

Noisy icemaker

and Ice falls to bottom of fridge Filtered water from fridge is slow not much confidence in structural integrity of plastics used



  • Features5/5.0
  • Performance5/5.0
  • Design5/5.0
  • Value5/5.0

French door is the way to go!

I really love this fridge. It feels so spacious and I LOVE having the water on the inside of the fridge. It doesn't take up room in the door like most fridges and leaves the front with a clean, sleek look.

The French door design is the best as well! I grew up with a side-by-side and it always felt like you could never fit anything in it! Especially when you had a tray or leftover pizza box to squeeze in there. This fridge is the exact opposite. It's super spacious and accommodating. The shelves move very easily and the one that folds in toward the back to fit in tall bottles, etc. is a lifesaver. The LED lights really light the whole thing up nicely as well so it makes finding things in the back a breeze. And by having a freezer drawer it seems like things fit nicely and don't slide all around. With the side-by-side I always felt like stuff was on the verge of falling out on me. I love the look of stainless steel, but the only down side is that it does dent pretty easily. I tried to be very careful knowing that was the case, but we still managed to get 2 small dents in it while owning it less than a year :( Disappointing, but to be expected with a stainless front. Fingerprints aren't too noticeable on it right away. They will show after a while, though, so make sure to get a nice stainless cleaner to buff it back to its beautiful shine. Overall, I'm very happy with this fridge and would recommend it to anyone! The reason I picked it in the first place was because of its high ratings by Consumer Reports!!

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  • Features4/5.0
  • Performance5/5.0
  • Design3/5.0
  • Value4/5.0

convenient access

I have owned the French door bottom freezer refrigerator model RF261BEAESR for 2 years I purchased it new and have enjoyed all of it's featured , butdo have a problem with a very loud popping sound, but have gotten use to it.

The most annoying problem is the ice maker , when you slide the freezer opened the ice falls behind the drawer , other then shutting the ice maker off and on manually, does anyone have a suggestion to fix this annoying problem?

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  • Features4/5.0
  • Performance2/5.0
  • Design4/5.0
  • Value3/5.0

Enters with a "bang!"

Purchased this fridge - rf261beaesr/aa in July. It's now August. The features are all nice and the fridge does as expected. Really like many things it does.

Nice size, good color, keeps things cold. There is an "added feature" however that isn't mentioned. An extremely loud popping noise. Samsung claims it is normal expanding/contracting as the unit cools etc. Did I mention it's loud? Yes, like someone snuck up behind you and banged something in your ear. You will literally jump. It's very fun! We wait for it to scare the dog so we can watch her shake. Samsung stands by their product - just not too close in case the noise pops. Good luck.

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User Manual(Installation Guide included)

18.41 MB, pdf, ENGLISH


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