LEROY BLODGETT, OREGON -- The freezer quit on a 4 door/flex door refrigerator that I purchased just over a year ago. I had a local repairman look at it and he determined that the sealed system for the freezer failed. I called Samsung and was first told it was not warrantied. I had to scan and send them a copy of the warranty page in the manual that said the sealed system is warrantied for 5 years. The response was... "Oh I guess you're right. We'll have a certified repairman contact you with 48 hours." After 10 days I called back and was told there were no certified repairman in our area and they would not just replace the refrigerator. So, that started the refund process.
Now it has been over a month and I had several phone conversations with them. Each time someone will call me back in 24-48 hours... never happens. I even emailed the director of customer service twice and got no response. Now they want to give me less because Home Depot gave a discount dye to amount of money I spent there. We were remodeling and my total bill was about 20k and the discount on the refrigerator was $55. Home Depot even called Samsung and were told, "Too bad." DO NOT BUY SAMSUNG.
ANDREWS, TEXAS -- If you are in the market for a new refrigerator, don't buy one made by Samsung! You will regret it. I am currently dealing with them on a refund that's has been going on for three months! My refrigerator has been out since July and I'm still arguing with these people in October! They do not tell the truth, they are horrible to deal with. Save yourself the trouble..... If it's not made in America, don't buy it! Samsung is manufactured in Korea! There will never be another Samsung product purchased by this household. None of their service people could even agree on what was wrong with this piece of junk either.
AVON, COLORADO -- After only a few years of using our Samsung refrigerator, it started leaking water into the crisper drawers, thereby ruining our vegetables every week. We called Samsung and they sent a repair technician (at our cost, of course!). He wasn't a Samsung certified technician and therefore couldn't fix the unit. Awesome. I called Samsung back several times and was so mistreated and frustrated, I will NEVER buy a Samsung product again. I would recommend the same to anyone I know or don't know - don't purchase from Samsung. Their products are terrible and their customer service is even worse.
CARY, NORTH CAROLINA -- After 1.5 years of use, we noticed that our Samsung side-by-side refrigerator (Model RS267L, $1698) was not cooling properly. I went to the Samsung website to identify the nearest repairman (Day 1). The first repairman only came (Day 7) when I said my refrigerator was not under warranty (and paid the diagnostic fee myself) because Samsung owed him $11,000 for warranty repair work. His diagnosis was that the heater/evaporator was not working and needed to be replaced under the 5-year sealed system warranty – he said that if I would get the part from Samsung he would replace it for $350.
Meanwhile he de-iced the unit and told me that it would cool properly for a while. I called Samsung (Day 8) and they said that they only ship parts to authorized repairmen and the Regional Service Center needed to work out the payment problem with the repairman and would call me. They never called back. Day 27: called Samsung Executive Customer Relations (ECR) and they assigned another repairman. Day 36: Repairman #2 came after I called him myself. Immediately he said that the unit was not repairable and called Samsung – they originally promised an exchange but then said they would have to refund my purchase price.
Day 37: faxed and uploaded my sales receipt to Samsung; called Samsung ECR and representative told me that they had my receipt and that it would take 7-14 business days to issue my refund. Day 43: received a call from Samsung Refund Department – she told me that my refund would only be for sales price, not tax or delivery fee and that it would take 14-21 business days for the refund to be issued once I sent in the serial number plate (which I sent certified mail the next day). She also said that immediately before the check was to be issued I would need to send them the cut-off power cord.
Day 72: called Samsung to ask about my refund – was told that the check was issued that day. Day 75: received the refund check. I have never had a problem like this with any appliance that I have ever owned! I feel truly victimized and will never buy another Samsung product!
Our new Samsung Refrigerator died after 4 months of service with an error code and will not cool. We had gone on a three day weekend trip so all food inside had to be thrown out. I must state that the refrigerator sat for over six months due to delays with the contractors because of rain, parts, etc.
Unfortunately this Samsung refrigerator appears to have major and recurring problems as evidenced by numerous issues (hundreds) that other people are having with cooling or with water/ice build up etc, etc. These reports are coming in daily and we should have researched better, but when you are in the store looking at a brand you think you trust... think again (just look at online reviews for Samsung refrigerators).
I have Two Samsung TV's that were purchased at Sears and have been great. This is the reason we looked at and purchased this refrigerator from them. I can assure you and Samsung that we will never buy another refrigerator from them. It is highly likely that we will never purchase anything from them again. Their (Samsung) customer service was a joke at best and the lack of real assistance totally surprised us. In other words, a frustrating waste of time! We immediately called Sears where we had purchased a multi-year service agreement (great?).
After a bit of time and long discussion we were told 3 weeks is the earliest someone can look at the unit. Has anyone else been without their fridge for 3 weeks lately?? We are sure from all the articles online that parts will have to be ordered and that will take more time. I tried to talk with the customer service representative and others again to get it looked at sooner but no luck. (Gee, thanks Sears... I ran to the store to purchase a large ice chest and small refrigerator.) I have maintenance agreements on my washer/dryer through Sears that were serviced within a week when we lived in a major city. Interesting how things can change.
We will see how this story plays out but I am completely dismayed at how little the manufacturers care once they have your money. I understand Samsung is the main problem since they have known issues with this larger new refrigerator. Unfortunately Sears is becoming a major issue with the amount of time they are taking to get someone out for the initial service call and their inability to offer any other options or concern. We will see if we renew any of our maintenance agreements after all of this plays out. More updates as this progresses.
NORTH CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA -- My refrig was delivered on 2/12/2009. Wow it looks great. Looks can be deceiving. As we were going through the setup, I specifically started to look for a feature of this refrig that was advertised on the SAMSUNG website which was the determining factor for our purchase of this expensive model. The feature I am referring to is being able to "check your schedule". This model advertises the larger LCD screen and that you can "check your schedule" amongst other features adding a photo album, calendar feature, nutrition info and measure conversions.
One would think in order to check your schedule, you would need a way to enter it somehow. No mention of this feature in the user manual, so I do what any other consumer would do... call Customer Service Department. After calling several times, being placed on eternal hold for greater than 20 minutes and conveniently disconnected... I finally get through for that person to basically say "they mean you can look at the calendar", a separate feature listed on the website. So they elevate my problem to Executive Services... again eternal holding and no answers.... so they setup a Case Management File and said someone would contact me with 24-48 hours.
So I wait at home... because I cannot go anywhere as I am recuperating from surgery. Four days later I call to follow up because I have heard back from nobody. They say they will send an email to Case Management and I should hear back definitely within 24-48 hours. Again nothing... so I go back to the website and send a complaint via their website... to no avail I have heard nothing. Now I am in contact with the place of purchase and an attorney. At this point I will be happy to return this product.
I will never purchase another SAMSUNG product again. Any opportunity that I get, I will share my experience. As far as the product itself, it arrived missing parts (which still have not arrived), the ice maker is extremely noisy and slow, the refrigerator temp had to be adjusted lower to keep things at the proper temp and most of all it does not provide the advertised feature we were looking for.
GEORGIA -- I purchased a Samsung Refrigerator 1/1/15 and immediately noticed the compressor/condenser was louder than any previous owned refrigerator. After 4 failed service attempts by technicians who were not qualified to repair closed systems and endless time on the phone with Samsung Executive Support, I was informed that I had to cut the cord of the refrigerator and send a picture as proof. Once received, they would refund my purchase. No one at Samsung was able to tell me what I was supposed to do with the refrigerator. I guess it's my responsibility to dispose. TERRIBLE CUSTOMER SERVICE. I WILL NEVER BUY SAMSUNG AGAIN!
RICHFIELD PARK, OHIO -- We purchased a Samsung fridge back in 2007 and the first couple years there were no problems. Since then the coils in the top of the refrigerator freeze every 3-5 weeks and we have to take it apart and with a blow dryer defrost it, which takes over an hour each time. We have lost hundreds of dollars worth of food due to the temp of fridge recording up to 70-80 degrees each time. We have made multiple calls to get some help with no response!! I wrote a letter and sent it certified mail to the corporate office in which they were to sign for and they refused it!!! Is there anything at all you can do to help us?
NAPERVILLE, ILLINOIS -- I had the fridge fail in the first two weeks after purchase. They have a company call sometime within 3 days to just schedule a service appointment. When the repair company they use came out, they replaced a board and said it was working. It wasn't working and when I called again for service, they again said they would call within 3 days to schedule the appointment, not be there within 3 days but call to schedule. They came back again and thought they fixed it but yet again they were wrong. I called to talk to customer service and asked to talk to a manager. They have a special complaint department (they obviously have a lot of special complaints).
They offered to refund the purchase price. I explained I got it discounted and the refund would not pay for the same fridge. They did not care and would only offer the purchase price. They would NOT offer the same model as a replacement. I got in touch with Lowe's and they would offer a replacement even though I didn't buy it from them (the company I bought from went out of business). They even delivered the new and picked up the old at no charge. Lowe's was FANTASTIC. Samsung offered food replacement. I jumped through a ton of hoops to provide itemized list and individual cost yet they never issue a check. Just continue to get the run around.
By the way they were rude on every conversation, not even a hint of compassion that my $3,000+ fridge didn't work for two weeks and it took me over two weeks battling them and still got nothing.
Plastic cracking all over inside the fridge - fridge 3 years old. Started to crack from first year, now it is falling apart.
Paid extra warranty of $340 on top of $3400 I paid initially. They stated this is aesthetic and physical damage... I never had or see in my life any fridge with so much breaking plastic inside. I do not even own big pots and my ketchup must move inside the fridge soon. The inside door attachments were for decoration and I did not know... really?!!!! I will never ever buy anything Samsung and I will never stop writing about their great products and special the service.