Fisher & Paykel ActiveSmart 519L Bottom Freezer (RF522B Series)RF522BRPX6 (Stainless Steel, Right Door, Recessed Handle), RF522BLPX6 (Stainless Steel, Left Door, Recessed Handle), RF522BLGX6 (Stainless Steel, Left Door, Bar Handle), etc...
Not Suitable For Open Plan Living - Far Too Noisy!
I had the previous model F&P stainless steel upside down fridge for 15 years and when that needed replacing, the choice was easy. Despite having to replace crisper containers and shelves a couple of times due to cracking, my previous fridge was quiet, beautiful and reliable. What a mistake trusting that the new model (2017) would be the same!
It keeps food nice and cold, is easy to access and while the design is not as attractive or as easy to keep clean as its predecessor, it still looks alright...a bit like a brick and definitely more prone ...to external scratches, but ok. The real problem lies with its noisy operation. I often end up on the couch during the night due to a medical condition and this fridge makes that a horrible experience. If I have the tv on, it has to be loud enough to cover the sound of the fridge, which is too loud for middle of the night viewing and if I don't have the tv on it is like having tinnitus...a constant humming in the ears. (not a problem with the old fridge in the same location) It is a relief when it you hear the thing finish a cycle only to realise the permanent operational noise is almost as loud. Even during the day, this is the loudest thing in the room and often mistaken for an operating dishwasher. I call it 'the ever present ghost' - oooing in the corner. Having to put up with this lemon during the coming years is a daunting thought so, after another bad night of trying to sleep through the racket, I warn those who have any type of open plan living space....avoid this like the plague! I live in a medium sized apartment but I imagine that the echo effect in a large open area would be even worse. Strictly for the deaf. Yes, I have contacted F&P about this. They have nothing to say on the matter and The Good Guys Concierge don't return calls.
A really great fridge/freezer
Love this product. I always buy F&P because I find them very reliable appliances. Mistakenly I bought the left door but nevermind, we're used to it now and it doesn't take away from an excellent product. Temperatures even and very quiet working motor. Easy to clean with the glass shelves, something I missed with my old fridge. Bottom freezer is a boon; afterall, we don't go into the freezer as often as we go into the fridge. Very spacious, something that surprised me when it arrived, as I'd only viewed this model online before purchase. ...Happy to have decided on white as opposed to ss because it's easy to clean and looks nice. The only negative I have is the doors don't always swing fully shut but the beeping solves that, ensuing we're aware of it.
Great design keeps even temperatures.
Very happy with the look of it as well.
I have a back problem so the bottom freezer is an excellent design for easy use for me.
The reviewer stated that an incentive was offered for this review
Great working fridge but annoying stainless steel coating
The working functions of the fridge and freezer are great. What we don't like is the stainless steel coating which is described as easy clean with soapy water and stainless steel cleaner can't be used. However unlike conventional stainless steel appliances every time any one touches the fridge it will leave finger prints which look terrible. To keep the fridge looking nice you will be washing the front of the fridge everyday - especially if you have kids - so annoying!
Purchased in November 2018.
- ActiveSmart RF522BLPW6 (White, Left Door, Recessed Handle)
- Verified purchase
The fridge works well, it can be able to maintain a cosistent and reliable temperature. The door is a bit difficult to open but that shows it’s safe to use and will not lost energy. I like how there’s a drawer for putting veggies so that you won’t forget to eat them!
Purchased in June 2018.
- ActiveSmart RF522BLGX6 (Stainless Steel, Left Door, Bar Handle)
- Verified purchase
Worst fridge and company
Three new fridges in a month
Faulty compressor had to take 5 days off work the delivery driver never turned up
No phone call or even a text Harvey Norman south Tweed blocked me just take your money and pas you on don't care how much they stuff you around
Never deal with again
So easy to clean!
With our new kitchen we wanted everything streamlined and minimalist. This fridge is perfect. It has integrated handles, although I was worried that it would get too many fingerprints because there is no obvious handle. We do get a few but it is so easy to clean that it is not an issue at all. It is well designed with a great layout.
- ActiveSmart RF522BRGW6 (White, Right Door, Bar Handle)
- Verified purchase
Bought about 9 months ago, so far does a perfect job. running smoothly with minimum noise. very easy to clean.
Temperature is great in all compartments, it is well maintained and great for value especially if you do not have a big house great fit in house. It also freeze everything well inside.
- ActiveSmart RF522BLPX6 (Stainless Steel, Left Door, Recessed Handle)
- Verified purchase
Very happy so far
We have only had this fridge a month but am extremely happy so far. I love having the freezer below and having drawers in there works well despite the fact you loose a bit of space. Both the freezer drawers and the fruit/salad drawer open easily which was not the case with our old fridge. Cooling performance is very good despite my children occasionally forgetting to close the door - the audible reminder comes in useful here. Overall I am very happy - I'll update if we have an reliability issues
Great reliable fridge
This fridge has lasted several years and never been a problem. The shelving is easy to move to suit youor needs and also easy to clean. Nice even temp throughout. I would also definitely recommend the upside type of fridge which makes more sense than having the freezer on top.
- ActiveSmart RF522BRPW6 (White, Right Door, Recessed Handle)
- Verified purchase
Fantastic family fridge!
I have only just purchased this fridge after having my previous Fisher & Paykel fridge for over 12 years. This brand is reliable and lasts the test of time. This fridge is durable, practical and has plenty of space! All compartments are easy to open and the temperature remains cool, always keeping your food at the ideal temperature. Perfect for any family. Highly recommended.
Sleek, modern and functional
First time purchasing a bottom mounted fridge which replaced my top mounted Westinghouse fridge that lasted 14 years.
Initially wanted a french door fridge but glad I changed it to a bottom mounted.
Purchased from Appliances Online and was extremely impressed with their customer service.
Ordered at 8.30pm by phone, changed my order at 11.30pm, delivered by 10.30am the following morning.
Delivery service included free installation and removal of the old fridge.
Fast turn around was due to stock being available in their warehouse.
sleek, modern design, recessed handles gives it an understated and minimalist look ...
Great looking fridge, which controls temperature really well. Great space inside with some really sturdy shelves. It can be a litttle noisy at times but nothing too extreme just went you have loaded it up and its trying to get back down to temperature. I would have no issue buying this fridge again or recommending it to others
Love all aspects of this fridge but the only 2 things that lets it down on my opinion
. is the freezer the drawers do not come out fully and therefor hard to use.
. Very noisy
. Everything inside the fridge stays super cool
. smart crisp drawers
Happy but sometimes it’s difficult to keep it open. The door hits the left shells of the pantry. It also will be better if you have more compartments for the milk. Happy with the temperature. Like the finish mat of the stainless steel. Perfect size for the pantry. I like to have one door, I was sick with the other fridge/ double door.
Great looking fridge.
Great stainless steel design and very sleek. I am amazed by how strong the plastic trays are - apparently, it can withstand a 70kg of weight! The bottle chill feature is very neat and I do like the spaciousness of this fridge. Perfect for storing a large number of frozen meals.
Giving this a four star as the features are just very basic.
At last, a User Friendly Fridge/Freezer
When our old side by side fridge/freezer Westinghouse broke down after 17 years faithful service, we initially thought to replace it with more of the same. However once we reached the white goods store, we were captivated by the so called "Bottom Mount" variety of items. Much more convenient for us senior citizens, having a full width fridge (unlike the side by side with only narrow fridge shelves) and the freezer at the bottom.
After comparing many diferent brands, we were drawn to this Fisher Paykel model as not only does the silver finis...h look rather special, inside the unit becomes a virtual "Tardis" with heaps of space in the fridge and easy slide drawers in the freezer. The inset/recessed opening to the doors rather than extruding handles, ensures that little grand children fingers don't start grabbing and opening the dorrs when our backs are turned! Only a month in but so far very impressed with our Fisher Paykel bottom mount fridge.
This fridge is a great size for a family. The freezer has such easy access and has removable tubs to make cleaning and re organising easy. The shelves stay clean and are easy to wipe down. The outside stays very clean and can be easily wiped down with a wet cloth
Perfect for a growing family
We had to buy a new fridge because my older son just started to eat with his teenage appetite and I suddenly need so much more food and I needed extra room for everything. This fridge is perfect, it is much more spacious than it looks and the fridge compartment is much bigger than the freezer and this is just what I need, I can store 5 bottles of juice and 3 bottles of 3 little milk on the side door, plenty of room to have 4 loaves of bread on one shelf and still room for everything and anything. I think it takes more than 500 dollars to keep it well stocked.
Great fridge, really happy with it. Large and looks great in the kitchen.
Very happy with this Fisher Paykel fridge. Fridge is at the top and freezer at the bottom. Opted for stainless steel version which looks good. Large fridge and freezer and has very consistent cooling in all sections. Easy to access the temperature and alarm controls. This is our second Fisher and Paykel fridge and are happy with both.
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Questions & Answers
Purchased FisherPaykel Active Smart 519Bottom Mount Freezer RF522BRPX6,
Since delivered 1 week ago, both doors not close completely. Alarm beeps to advise close door.
Also when open door of fridge, attempt open top shelf cabinet lid inside door, hits top of inside fridge compartment, have to fully open fridge door so can open compartment lid.
Seems to be design fault. Anyone else have these issues?
Emailed where purchased from, Appliances Online Vic.,NO answer on that question. I know they received email, as I also needed Tax Invoice of payment for Fisher Paykel request. The invoice was sent via email.
I find the fridge door doesn't close as easily as my older fridge, in that I have to give it a decent push to close properly. Most times I don't manage it and of course, beeps to alert the door is not closed properly. But I don't find this a huge problem. No problem with cabinet lid inside door. I love my fridge freezer.
I love mine . No probs. However the door does need an extra push. I rang about it and was told it is not a fault but a designbto stop small fingers etc being shut in it.
Thanks for answers. So need push doors hard. Will do this, just annoying. Suppose could say good that Alarm alerts.
As for dairy compartment issue, will wait see if anyone can give helpful advice. This top swing lid section on door is used multiple times daily.
Never needed open door all way with other Fridges.
Just bought this fridge this thursday from HM and delivered today, as it instructed to leave the fridge for 3 hours by the delivery guy and then leave empty running for 2 to 3 hours before putting food in. However since it started run, the back is making noise and now the noise is running almost 1 hour. Not impressive! Called the service line tonight and asked why, got answer to either replace it or send service guy?! Does anyone have similar experience for this mode?!
Thanks, the loud noise was running from first set up at 6:30pm till stop at 9:17pm. Was stopped around 8:35 or 8:36pm for a few minutes then back running again till 9:17pm. The door on top side is so hard to open. I probably picked up a lemon I think.
Fridge is seriously loud [old fridge was quieter] and freezer door moulding hits against internal moulding even with the chassis level requiring additional effort to close the door. Main door won't close auto (even though all levelled) and I am wondering how quick are F&P to service. Oh, registered the fault the day after it was dropped off with Winning Applicances and for now, spending slabs of time on hold!! [repetitive music is killing me!!! :( ]
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