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

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  • Build Quality
    4.0 (21)
  • Value for Money
    3.7 (23)
  • Ease of Use
    4.4 (22)
  • Cleaning & Maintenance
    3.9 (22)
  • Noise Level
    3.7 (23)
  • Internal Layout
    4.5 (20)
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G. S

G. S

  • 3 reviews
  • 4 likes

Noisy rattler from Haier. Not the F&P quality of old. Lots of Quality issues

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Mothersreview

MothersreviewAU

  • 3 reviews
  • 2 likes

Worst fridge. Didn’t last more than 3.5 years

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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.

Purchased in April 2017 at The Good Guys for A$1,800.00.

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Household Size3 person(s)
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Robby

RobbyPerth, WA

  • 8 reviews

My best friend

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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.

Purchased in January 2020 at The Good Guys for A$1,355.00.

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Greg L

Greg LSydney

  • 15 reviews
  • 8 likes

Good fridge but faulty when left factory

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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.

Purchased in March 2018 at The Good Guys Physical store for A$1,545.00.

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lynp

lynpSouth East Queensland, QLD

  • 13 reviews
  • 6 likes

Great looking fridge.

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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.

Purchased in November 2019 at The Good Guys for A$1,200.00.

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Tim C.

Tim C.Greater Melbourne (Metropolitan), VIC

  • 5 reviews
  • 2 likes

Great Fridge great size

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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.

Purchased in January 2020 at Appliances Online for A$1,362.00.

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Skiibunny

SkiibunnyMid North Coast, NSW

  • 14 reviews
  • 12 likes

Love F & P

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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.

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Ray C

Ray CSouth East Queensland, QLD

  • 7 reviews
  • 1 like

Good frig.

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Purchased in September 2020 at Appliances Online for A$1,907.00.

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Denise

DeniseSouthwest, VIC

WHERES MY FRIDGE?

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Purchased at e&s for A$1,400.00.

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Very noisy fridge

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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.

Purchased in March 2018 at Harvey Norman.

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Household Size2 person(s)
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Tina Watkins

Tina WatkinsSouth East Queensland, QLD

  • 3 reviews

Absolutely Love It

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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.

Purchased in July 2020 at Appliances Online for A$1,670.00.

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Shannon H.

Shannon H.

  • 5 reviews

Great Fridge

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Works great
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

Purchased in November 2017 at Harvey Norman for A$1,000.00.

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Binu M.

Binu M.Darwin, NT

  • 4 reviews
  • 3 likes

Perfect fridge for a home

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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.

Purchased in April 2019 at Harvey Norman for A$1,600.00.

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Can't believe Fisher & Paykel are still selling VERY NOISY 'activesmart' fridges!!!

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Purchased in January 2014 at Winning Appliances NSW for A$1,800.00.

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Household Size6 person(s)
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Great interior layout - absolutely awful constant high-pitched noise!

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Purchased in December 2019 at Winning Appliances WA, O'Connor for A$1,570.00.

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Household Size5 person(s)
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Jenny Haydon

Jenny HaydonMurray Region, NSW

  • 3 reviews

Fantastic refrigerator, perfect size, ample space, well designed

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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.

Purchased in December 2019 at Bing Lee Physical store for A$1,369.00.

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Robert

RobertWide Bay-Burnett, QLD

This Fridge can`t handle QLD Weather

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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.

Purchased in December 2019 at Harvey Norman for A$1,623.00.

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Richard

RichardMetropolitan Adelaide, SA

  • 17 reviews
  • 20 likes

Excellent refrigerator, but ...

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Purchased in February 2020 at The Good Guys.

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Honest Rater

Honest RaterSouth East Queensland, QLD

  • 3 reviews
  • 3 likes

Not Suitable For Open Plan Living - Far Too Noisy!

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Purchased in October 2017 at The Good Guys for A$1,800.00.

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JudyR

JudyRSouth East Queensland, QLD

  • 4 reviews
  • 2 likes

A really great fridge/freezer

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Purchased in January 2019 at Appliances Online.

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GGA

GGAasked

ActiveSmart 519L Bottom Freezer (RF522B Series)

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.

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Kburra

Kburraasked

ActiveSmart 519L Bottom Freezer (RF522B Series)

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.
Thank you
Barry Coaker (Victoria)

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Binu M.
Binu M.

Not sure, I have only seen steel colour.

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Compare all 9 Fisher & Paykel ActiveSmart 519L Bottom Freezer (RF522B Series)
CategoryBottom Mount Fridges / RefrigeratorsBottom Mount Fridges / RefrigeratorsBottom Mount Fridges / RefrigeratorsBottom Mount Fridges / Refrigerators
Price (RRP) A$2,099.00A$2,099.00A$1,849.00A$1,849.00
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
Colour / FinishStainless SteelStainless SteelWhiteWhite
Handle Type RecessedRecessedRecessedRecessed
Smart Fridge NoNoNoNo
Shelf MaterialGlassGlassGlassGlass
Number of Shelves4444
Number of Fruit & Vegetable Bins2222
Door Hinge LeftRightLeftRight
Manufacturer Warranty2 year(s)2 year(s)2 year(s)2 year(s)
Capacity
Total Capacity 519 L519 L519 L519 L
Fridge Capacity 360 L360 L360 L360 L
Freezer Capacity 159 L159 L159 L159 L
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