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...
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Noisy rattler from Haier. Not the F&P quality of old. Lots of Quality issues
Well below standard of it's usual competitors.
Poor Construction/Quality control and has needed Tech attendances twice already since buying new from Harvey Norman (June 2020)
It looks good & works OK, but lots of underlying issues.
Discard memories of the Quality F&P brand.
We purchased b/c of our space limitations.
Expensive for product brand that's dropping towards bottom of the heap.. (built in Thailand unlike our prior F&P fridge/freezer it lasted 20+Yrs) Declined even further compared to even 5 years ago. Our initial Installer notted So...
Worst fridge. Didn’t last more than 3.5 years
Ongoing problems with this fridge from the beginning. Loud noises and had it serviced 3 times and eventually died last week of only have it for 3.5 years and was told to fork out $500 for parts and no guarantee it will fix the problem.
Will never purchase a F&P fridge again.
My best friend
I love this fridge/freezer. It is energy efficient, quiet and keeps everything at a great temp, especially with the control drawers in the crispers. The lighting is so bright making it easy to see what you have. So easy to use the freezer with the easy glide out drawers. It even has a thin draw to store pastry sheets or pizzas. Great buy.
Good fridge but faulty when left factory
I purchased this fridge 2 1/2 years ago , unpacked and installed by Good Guys and never moved by me since. I recently discovered a sizeable gap in top door when cleaning which FP technician said must have left factory like that. After adjustment to close gap requiring considerable brute force by FP I can notice a much heavier pull required to open the door now. So how much extra electricity was wasted before restoring the door to how it should have been in the first place? Not happy to pay $170 for shoddy assembly.
Great looking fridge.
This is a replacement fridge F&P fridge that was 15years old. It it a great fridge, lots of room. Big deep freezer, much more quiet than our old model. Ss is easy to keep clean. Great price. Highly recommend.
Great Fridge great size
We have had the fridge for 10 months and it is just right for our family. Temperature for winter and summer is just right and easily adjustable if necessary. Plenty of room and good sized vegetable drawers. The stainless steel needs occasional cleaning but that is a simple wipe job. I'm pleased with this purchase.
Love F & P
This was to replace my 18y.o. Fisher & Paykel which was great. This upside down model had proven to be even better. 519lt gives ample fridge and freezer space. Extremely quiet motor. Maintains constant temperature. Have now had it for 4 months and cannot yet fault it. Very happy with my purchase.
Purchased in June 2020.
Model RF522 BRPX6: Bought from Appliances Online. We were disappointed that a left-hinged door model was not available, but will learn to live with the right-hand opening. Frig appears to work silently and well. Couldn't find out how to remove the covers to the two baskets in the top shelf of the door, which we would prefer to have open as that shelf is getting fairly high in the frig, but will live with that too until we get better (non-destructive) advice. Plenty of frig shelves supplied, and we have removed one (together with two d...oor baskets) entirely to allow taller objects to be cooled. I like the wheels on the frig - easy to move the frig in and out, and easy to lock down. The frig comes with a reasonably-extensive and helpful list of instructions as to temperatures at which foods such as vegetables should be stored, but unfortunately there is no digital temperature read-out in the frig and you need to insert an external thermometer. A built-in digital thermometer should be too much for Fisher & Paykel to supply for the price of the frig. Repairmen who came (at a price!!) to look at our former (19-y.o.) Fisher & Paykel frig, said that a new one would not last as long. We will wait and see.
WHERES MY FRIDGE?
On the 4th of August our fridge was collected by a carrier and a lend refrigerator delivered. We had had the service man visit a week previously and paid $130. We received no job number or email communication the month. On friday 28 of August the carrier rang and said that he was coming on Tuesday the 1st Sept to pick up the loan frig. I asked if he was bringing our frig back? He said he didn't know. He didn't come. We have spoken to F&P customer service 3 times inlcuding a call to a supervsor to no avail. The time delay and the lack of c...ommunication from F&P is terrible. A 3 year old fridge with a gas leak is bad enough. I cannot recommend the carrier, the repair workshop, the customer service or the refrigerator because at 3 years the gas has leaked out. I have emailed the service department and not received a reply. What I want is my refrigerator back repaired. We understand as it was not under the full warrantee that we needed to pay for labour. Please help us to get our fridge back.
Very noisy fridge
Great design very happy with look and function wise,
bottom freezer is perfect.
However, main problem is the horrible bang noise which keep increasing speciallY in Night time.
After every 8 to 10 minutes you can hear the horrible loudest bang in my house. Sooo annoying
F&P help line centre: such a bad attitude.
Totally wasted my money in this fridge.
Absolutely Love It
This fridge is so roomy and the temp inside just amazing. The freezer on the bottom makes life so much easier for me. My ice is frozen so much faster and the fridge opens and closes so much easier, it doesnt slam shut and the open fridge door alarm is really good not annoying. There is nothing about this fridge I dont like to be honest its simply stunning.
have had it for 3 years and not 1 issue
has senses in both the fridge and freezer part for if its left open which helps alot with kids
holds a decent amount
Perfect fridge for a home
Excellent design with plenty of space. Always maintains consistent temperature and bottom freezer is very handy to use. Water is dispenser is an excellent feature with very easy filter replacement settings. Ice dispenser is also very reliable with a quality design. Everything works perfectly.
Can't believe Fisher & Paykel are still selling VERY NOISY 'activesmart' fridges!!!
We always supported F&P because they used to be a locally-produced brand - not so now. I would never buy another Fisher & Paykel product after this experience.
I can't believe Fisher & Paykel are STILL selling the activesmart fridge six years after we bought our TOTAL DUD!!! From the moment we bought the 519L fridge freezer, it's been a total nightmare - 10 call-outs for the same problems, over and over again, that weren't fixed properly, including door clips flying off, printed circuit board problems, fan problems, manufacturing problems,...
Great interior layout - absolutely awful constant high-pitched noise!
This is the third Fisher & Paykel fridge with the exact same interior layout (with bottom freezer) that we have had in 14 years. There was absolutely nothing at all wrong with the first 2 fridges of the same model that we had, we just decided to pass them on to younger family members each time we renovated different houses/kitchens; we loved them. But this new model (purchased late 2019) has a constant high pitched noise that is inescapable. We have an open plan kitchen/living area (like most people these days) and, even though the television i...s 10 metres away from the fridge, the constant high pitched noise interrupts TV viewing, music listening, family life etc and is extremely grating. I gather it is something to do with new (more eco friendly?) compressor technology but it is horrendous. Can anyone offer any solutions? Fisher & Paykel? Pleeeease? I sooooo regret getting rid of our previous Fisher & Paykel fridge (purchased in 2012). :(
Fantastic refrigerator, perfect size, ample space, well designed
Refrigerator temperature is stable, consistent,reliable.
Design of the bottom drawers is good, ice tray allows options for freezing and accessibility.
Side handles are unobtrusive and easy to open.
Space is ample, easily accessed.
This Fridge can`t handle QLD Weather
I have two electric sensors one sensor for mass temp and one for air temp, the mass temp which most refrigeration mechanics go by is reading 9.3 degrees and the air 9.1 degrees. The fridge is now set at 2 lit dots, I reduced it down to two the other day when yogurt tasted warm and other things in fridge weren't very cold, also the thing about reduced fingerprints showing on the stainless steel door is rubbish and my wife hates having to wipe them off all the time.
To anyone thinking of buying one of these fridges don't waste your money and buy something else.
Excellent refrigerator, but ...
We recently bought the Fisher and Paykel ActiveSmart 519L refrigerator with the recessed handles. In the main it is an excellent unit, well laid out, keeps a constant temperature, etc. However:
- The first 18 hrs it was NOISY (our kitchen is in an open plan living area). However, it seems that is because it was just getting down to temperature. All seems ok now.
- The butter/cheese compartments in the top of the door are quite high. It is ok for me but my wife is not tall and she can barely see them.
- The "soft close doors" are not like soft ...
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.
Questions & Answers
All my appliances are fisher and paykel so buying a new fridge of the same brand was a no brainer, however, the so called active smart fridge is anything but! Items freeze in the centre top shelf, and if you lower the temperature, the items in the door are warm. Very disappointing fridge.
Fisher & Paykel ActiveSmart 519L Bottom Freezer (E522B Standard Series)Have this refrigerator is it possible to purchase two NEW crisper drawers for same,ours have broken.
Barry Coaker (Victoria)
Does it come in white?
|Category||Bottom Mount Fridges / Refrigerators||Bottom Mount Fridges / Refrigerators||Bottom Mount Fridges / Refrigerators||Bottom Mount Fridges / Refrigerators|
|Dimensions||1720 x 790 x 695 mm||1720 x 790 x 695 mm||1720 x 790 x 695 mm||1720 x 790 x 695 mm|
|Energy Rating||3 star(s)||3 star(s)||3 star(s)||3 star(s)|
|Household Size||4-5 people||4-5 people||4-5 people||4-5 people|
|Features||Door Alarm and Frost Free||Door Alarm and Frost Free||Door Alarm and Frost Free||Door Alarm and Frost Free|
|Colour / Finish||Stainless Steel||Stainless Steel||White||White|
|Number of Shelves||4||4||4||4|
|Number of Fruit & Vegetable Bins||2||2||2||2|
|Manufacturer Warranty||2 year(s)||2 year(s)||2 year(s)||2 year(s)|
|Total Capacity||519 L||519 L||519 L||519 L|
|Fridge Capacity||360 L||360 L||360 L||360 L|
|Freezer Capacity||159 L||159 L||159 L||159 L|
- MPN: RF522BRPB6
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- 519L Bottom Mount Refrigerator
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- Fisher & Paykel - RF522BLPX6 - 519L Bottom Mount Fridge
- Fisher & Paykel - RF522BRPW6 - 519L Bottom Mount Fridge
- 519L Bottom Mount Refrigerator
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