18Fisher & Paykel ActiveSmart 519L Bottom Freezer (RF522B Series)

Fisher & Paykel ActiveSmart 519L Bottom Freezer (RF522B Series)

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18Fisher & Paykel ActiveSmart 519L Bottom Freezer (RF522B Series)
3.8

94 reviews

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72% · 6823 · 24%
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Build Quality
3.5
Value for Money
3.3
Ease of Use
3.9
Cleaning & Maintenance
3.6
Noise Level
3.3
Internal Layout
4.3
Long-lasting fridge known to last for years
Easy to clean

Please note: Fisher & Paykel ActiveSmart 519L Bottom Freezer Fridges are split in two series. This listing is for the RF522 Series. For the E522 Series, please click here.

Reviews

94 reviews
Perth
PerthPerth7 posts
  Verified RF522BRGX6

Avoid at all costs

Purchased May 2017 so less than 7 years old. Came home late last night and the fridge motor was making a louder than usual abnormal tone. Checked temps this morning and it is not keepng cold 10C in fridge part. The freezer was just starting to drip. The back of the outside of the fridge was cold, it should be be warm from pumping out the heat, may have lost gas? We had two visits when under warranty also, so not impressed. Fridges should last at least twice this time. Next one will not be Fisher and Paykel. Show details
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Karen
KarenWide Bay-Burnett, QLD2 posts
  RF522BRPX6
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Mariner
MarinerSydney3 posts
  RF522BLPX6
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Cleaver Greene
Cleaver Greene5 posts
  RF522BRPX6

Would be a good fridge but…

I can’t use it. The fridge periodically beeps due to a known problem associated with a faulty sensor. I phoned betta electrical who subsequently phoned fisher. I understand fisher thought they had “caught” all the faulty sensor fridges - they were wrong. Looking at other reviews, the beeping issue isn’t isolated and has been reported in other reviews going back months. I’ve transferred what I can to my bar fridge and I’m hoping it’ll be fixed tomorrow. Show details
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Mike
Mike6 posts
  RF522BRPX6
Gulfstream
GulfstreamSydney23 posts
  RF522BRPW6
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JosieJo2000
JosieJo2000Perth, WA96 posts
  Verified RF522BRPW6
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Rob
Rob
  RF522BRPX6

Door design issues

The door won’t self close as our previous F & P fridge did. This is particularly annoying as the left hand hinge models doesn’t come with a surface mounted handle as per the model right hand hinged door models do. This makes it difficult to keep the stainless steel door surface free from finger marks. Show details
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solemn dawn
solemn dawnWatson 2602, ACT5 posts
  RF522BLPX6

Wonderful fridge!

Very happy with this 18 months in… so much better than the kelvinator we inherited. Quiet, efficient and effective. Show details
Stephen F.
Stephen F.Greater Melbourne (Inner), VIC
  RF522BLPW6
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Welt
WeltSydney, NSW4 posts
  Verified RF522BRPX6
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Sue Ball
Sue BallMetropolitan Adelaide, SA2 posts
  RF522BRPW6

Love my new fridge/freezer

Had a very similar size from Electrolux which lasted a long time. But to be honest I truly love the look of this unit. The freezer layout is very easy to use and much more practical than my previous fridge - Easy to see everything and plenty of room. The fridge section is roomy and easy to reach all that it contains Show details
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Jasmina
JasminaSydney, NSW
  RF522BRPX6

Designed by a 12yr

The fridge itself is ok. Does what it's meant to do however that stupid plastic crisper cover is THE WORST design ever. For the money paid, why would someone think it's ok to have 2 little plastic clips in place to hold up yet another and slightly heavier piece of plastic up. This gives me endless anxiety when it falls not place...I think I've sworn each time it falls down. Please rethink future designs as I bought the fridge based on reputation on good quality and this feature is most definitely not any good.  Show details
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Mark
MarkGreater Melbourne (Inner), VIC3 posts
  ActiveSmart 519L Bottom Freezer
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Nick
NickCooma25 posts
  Verified RF522BRPX6

The freezer is full of frost and ice builds up

Our old F&P fridge lasted a fair number of years, after some small warranty repair, and we got used to the layout so the new one had to be F&P again. Similar experience to the last purchase, a brand new fridge has issues. This time it's an ice builds up inside the freezer, which gets open once a day, with room temperature around 20-25 degrees and low Canberra humidity. Obviously, the door seal is faulty on the two weeks old fridge. I think that's the last product we bought of this brand, Fisher & Paykel.
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Questions & Answers

Heather
Heather · ActiveSmart RF522BRPX6 (Stainless Steel, Right Door, Recessed Handle)

My bottom mount freezer is leaking water onto floor. It's just over 5 years old. It appears to be running down the panel at the back of freezer, then icing up on base of freezer. What could the problem be? Seals are good and seem watertight.

Tiff
Tiff · ActiveSmart RF522BRPX6 (Stainless Steel, Right Door, Recessed Handle)

Are the drawers in the fridge and freezer normally quite hard to pull out? My fruit and veg draw in particular is really hard to pull all the way out, is this supposed to be like that or have I got faulty drawers?

gandhi h.
gandhi h. · ActiveSmart 519L Bottom Freezer (RF522B Series)

When I open my fridge it was two times beep sound every time and my freeze is not working but freezer works perfectly

Details

Features:

  • This range of fridges is suitable for a household of around 4 to 5 people
  • Like many other bottom mount fridges, this Fisher & Paykel has been awarded an impressive 4.5 energy rating
  • The fridge adapts to your usage to conserve energy - so the fridge will only defrost and cool when necessary
  • To keep food fresh and organised, this fridge includes various types of shelves, crispers, and bins
  • The stainless steel body of the fridge in conjunction with solid glass shelving makes this fridge durable and easy to clean

What reviewers liked about this fridge?

  • Adjustable temperature makes this fridge suitable for a range of different foods and external temperatures. For example, in summer this fridge can be made colder to cool food efficiently.
  • Many reviewers have owned this fridge for lengthy periods of time, stating that their fridges were durable enough to stand the test of time. One reviewer mentioned that they had owned their previous Fisher & Paykel fridge for over 12 years.
  • This Fisher & Paykel fridge is spacious and can fit a decent amount of food. Reviewers mentioned that they had plenty of space to pack away groceries for the whole family.
  • The sleek stainless steel finish made a stylish addition to many kitchens - it was easy to work the fridge into the existing decor.
Compare all Fisher & Paykel ActiveSmart 519L Bottom Freezer (RF522B Series) listings
CategoryBottom Mount Fridges / RefrigeratorsBottom Mount Fridges / RefrigeratorsBottom Mount Fridges / RefrigeratorsBottom Mount Fridges / Refrigerators
Price (RRP) $2,099$2,099$1,849$1,849
Dimensions 1720 x 790 x 695 mm1720 x 790 x 695 mm1720 x 790 x 695 mm1720 x 790 x 695 mm
Energy Rating3 star(s)3 star(s)3 star(s)3 star(s)
Household Size 4-5 people4-5 people4-5 people4-5 people
FeaturesDoor Alarm and Frost FreeDoor Alarm and Frost FreeDoor Alarm and Frost FreeDoor Alarm and Frost Free
Handle Type RecessedRecessedRecessedRecessed
Smart Fridge NoNoNoNo
Shelf MaterialGlassGlassGlassGlass
Number of Shelves4444
Number of Fruit & Vegetable Bins2222
Door Hinge RightLeftRightLeft
Manufacturer Warranty2 year(s)2 year(s)2 year(s)2 year(s)
Colour / FinishStainless SteelStainless SteelWhiteWhite
Capacity
Total Capacity 519 L519 L519 L519 L
Fridge Capacity 360 L360 L360 L360 L
Freezer Capacity 159 L159 L159 L159 L
Awards 2020202020202020

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