Samsung Appliance RS261MDWP

RS261MDWP 36" Side by Side Refrigerator with 26 cu. ft. Capacity, External Digital Display, Energy Star Qualified, LED Lighting, 2 Clear Crispers and 4 Tempered Glass Spill-Proof Shelves in White

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Samsung Appliance RS261MDWP

Samsung Appliance RS261MDWP 36" Side by Side Refrigerator with 26 cu. ft. Capacity, External Digital Display, Energy Star Qualified, LED Lighting, 2 Clear Crispers and 4 Tempered Glass Spill-Proof Shelves in White
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Quick Specs:
Brand: Samsung Appliance
UPC: 036725569638
Stock Id: SID148901
Color: White
Type: Freestanding
Style: Side-by-Side
Accepts Custom Panels: No
Glass Door: No
Size: Full Size
Field Reversible Doors: No
Width: 35.75"
Height: 69.875"
Depth: 35.75"
Depth without Handles: 33.9375"
Exterior Width: 36"
Energy Star: Yes
Total Capacity: 25.6 cu. ft.
Water Dispenser: Yes
Volts: 115 Volts
Ice Maker: Yes
Approved for Outdoor Use: No
Defrost Type: Automatic
Technical Details
Number of Shelves: 4
Type of Shelves: Glass
Sabbath Mode: No
No. of Shelves: 4
Refrigerator Capacity: 16.2 cu. ft.
Freezer Capacity: 9.4 cu. ft.
Amps: 15
Hinge Side: Both
ADA Compliant: No
Child Lock: No
Undercounter: No
Depth without Door and Handles: 28.88"
Height without Hinges: 68.625"
Wire Shelves: No
Glass Shelves: Yes
Slide-out Shelves: No
Cantilever Shelves: No
Split Shelves: No
Spill Safe Shelves: Yes
Wine Rack: No
Humidity Controlled Crispers: Yes
Gallon Door Storage: Yes
Dairy Center: Yes
Clear Deli Drawer: No
Can Dispenser: No
Digital Temperature Control: Yes
Ice Dispenser: Yes
Quick Freeze: Yes
Counter-Depth: No
Door Finish: Smooth
No. of Door Bins: 2
Adjustable Door Bins: Yes
Wine Bottle Holder: No
Door Lock: No
Approved for Commercial Use: No
Cabinet Color: White
Door Style: French Door
Door Color: White
Warranty terms: 1 Year
Star-K Certified: No
Usage: Residential
Approved for Medical Use: No
Plastic Shelves: No
Stainless Steel Shelves: No
CEE Rating: No
Warranty Conditions: Parts and Labor
Microwave and Refrigerator: No

Samsung's 26 cubic feet side by side refrigerator will be the perfection addition to your kitchen. This side by side refrigerator is energy star compliant so you will save money while conserving energy as well. Additionally, it features an external digital display to easily adjust controls. This convenient display shows the inside temperatures, when to change the filter, and controls the ice and water dispenser. The LED lighting on this refrigerator brightens every corner of this refrigerator so one can easily take out what is needed.


ENERGY STAR® Compliant
You'll save money while conserving energy with our ENERGY STAR®-rated refrigerators. Plus, a handy alarm alerts you when the door is left ajar or open too long.

External digital display to easily adjust controls
Convenient display shows the inside temperatures, when to change the filter, and controls the ice and water dispenser.

Drop temperatures with Power Freeze and Power Cool
The Power Freeze and Power Cool feature drops the temperature in each compartment by 10 degrees within minutes. Great for chilling down cases of soda or hardening up ice cream in a flash.

LED lighting
Samsung's best-in-class LED lighting gently brightens every corner of your refrigerator so you can see better. Plus, our LED lighting emits less heat and is more energy efficient than traditional lighting.

Attractive Design and Large Capacity
Samsung refrigerators bring innovation to both design and storage. Our beautiful and sleek design complements any kitchen decor. And, the enhanced storage capacity offers more space inside with the same outside dimensions as a traditional model. That’s more room to hold your favorite drinks, party platters and leftovers.

Additional Features:

  • External Filtered Water and Ice Dispenser
  • Compact Ice Maker
  • Six Temperature Sensors
  • Power Freeze and Power Cool Options
  • Tempered Glass Spill-Proof Shelves
  • Two Crisper Drawers
  • Gallon Door Bins
  • Door Alarm
  • Water Filter Indicator


Door Alarm (2 min.):Yes
ENERGY STAR Compliant:Yes
Width:35 3/4"
Depth:36 1/2"
Depth without Handles:33 15/16"
Height:69 7/8"
Height without Hinge:68 5/8"
Net Weight:295 lbs.
Shipping Weight:322 lbs.
Total Capacity:26 cu. ft.
Refrigerator Capacity:16.2 cu. ft.
Freezer Capacity:9.4 cu. ft.
Cooling System:Mono Cooling
Humidity Controlled Crispers:2
Tempered glass shelves:4
Dairy compartment:1
Gallon Door Bins:2
Interior Light:LED
External Filtered Water and Ice Dispenser:Yes
Power Freeze and Power Cool Options:Yes
Cubed and Crushed Ice:Yes
Freezer Features
Built-in Automatic Icemaker:Yes
Tempered glass shelves:4
Interior Light:LED
Display and Control:Blue LED
Parts and Labor:One (1) Year Parts and Labor
Sealed System Parts and Labor:Five (5) Years Sealed System Parts and Labor

Samsung Appliance RS261MDWP Reviews & Ratings

RS261MDWP 36" Side by Side Refrigerator with 26 cu. ft. Capacity, External Digital Display, Energy Star Qualified, LED Lighting, 2 Clear Crispers and 4 Tempered Glass Spill-Proof Shelves in White is rated 4.1311 out of 5 by 61.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Really Nice Refrigerator My wife and I recently bought a house. This is the refrigerator we chose. We had been using whatever refrigerator was provided by the landlord of our rental. This refrigerator is a really nice upgrade from the rentals'. I love having the ice and water in the door. There is a lot of room in the freezer which makes it easy for me to see what we have. I would have liked to have a little more room in the refrigerator section, but I think that I may need to arrange my shelving a little bit. Also, the shelves are pretty deep, and I am only storing items in front right now so that I can see them easier. I know I'll be able to get a lot more in it once stuff starts getting buried!
Date published: 2013-03-14
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Ice Maker Woes Bought this refrigerator in March of 2010. It was manufactured in February of 2010. It is now September of 2010 and my ice maker has officially died. Really? 6 months? Overall, if the ice maker were working, I would love this fridge. It's big, and I like the features. But why does something have to go wrong this quickly? It really seems like they just don't make things the way they used to. Why not invest a little more money into designing a product that will last for years to come? Now I have to be inconvenienced by a repair technician coming out to my house to fix a relatively new product.
Date published: 2010-09-03
Rated 1 out of 5 by from horrible freezer and ice maker I really like the fridge, but the freezer and ice maker is the worst design. I have owned the fridge for about 3 years, 6 months after I bought it the freezer defrosted and I came home to water all over my kitchen so I called and had a repair guy come out since it was still under the factory warranty, he said it is a design flaw and condensation gets back were the fan is at and freezes the fan so it can't turn. Now I have to pull the freezer apart about twice a year chip the ice off of the fan, and the ice maker works but freezes the ice into one big clump and has a hard time dispensing the ice and when it does sometimes it wont shut off and ends up being a big mess. I wish Samsung would make it right and fix the issues with the freezers.
Date published: 2013-06-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Product Features This refrigerator was a replacement for another brand that went bad. We were excited with the value and features and were very happy with the unit for only a few days. This unit has a very BAD constant hum noice that comes from the interior wall between the refrigeration unit and freezer. The ice cube maker is quite noisy with the auger is turning. I'm sure this unit has a minor problem and it will be fixed or replaced when repair comes. Otherwise...awesome lumination!
Date published: 2011-09-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from First New Refrigerator ever repair man said it was time to purchase a new refrigerator, as it was too hard to get replacement parts for my existing model, which I purchased used in 1978. So I went shopping, looking at ALL models and makes.This model(and others by Samsung) stand out. The lighting, controls, use of space, and looks were outstanding. This is my second Samsung product purchase, and expect the same customer service has I had with my TV, which was outstanding.
Date published: 2010-06-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent refrigerator Pros: Good looking, nice led lights, sturdy door handles, great price for the features, and most of all a very quiet motor. I can hardly hear it running. I have not found any problems using the water dispenser or getting ice like other reviewers have noted. Cons: Well I have a small drip from the water dispenser. After getting a glass of water, I wait a moment before removing the glass. Small water drops into glass. I remove the glass and it drips more. I wipe the area and later I have found some drips. By no means it continues to drip making a mess. It just drips a bit and stops. I went to the Samsung website and did a chat and I will be going on this link which hopefully remedy this small problem. I have heard from friends that have water on the door with different manufacturers that this is a common problem on most water in the door.
Date published: 2010-07-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Refrigerator to Purchase My wife and I recently bought this refrigerator after our old GE died. This refrigerator has lots of storage room on both sides and is very quiet. This refigerator is well lit, organized, and easy to reach things without having to dig around inside. It cools down quickly,has a child proof lock on the ice maker and controls are easy to get to. We found this refrigerator to be a good value when compared to like models by other manufacturers.
Date published: 2010-08-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quality Produce I purchased this refigerator based on a recomendation of a friend and he was sure right. The quality craftmanship that went in to this refigerator shows. The refigerator is quiet and when you close the doors it has a real solid feel. The temperature controls are very straight forward as are all the other controls. The ice maker really pumps out the ice. The shelves are easily adjustable. I am very pleased with this purchase.
Date published: 2012-09-15

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