Fisher & Paykel ActiveSmart 519L Bottom Freezer (RF522B Series)RF522BRPX6 (Stainless Steel, Right Door, Recessed Handle), RF522BLPX6 (Stainless Steel, Left Door, Recessed Handle), RF522BRPW6 (White, Right Door, Recessed Handle), etc...
Long-lasting fridge known to last for years
Easy to clean
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Horrendous Build Quality and Horrible Customer Service.
Our family have been loyal customers of Fisher and Paykel for two decades, and had previously enjoyed stylish and reliable products, with great after sales support. Those attributes are now relegated to history and Fisher and Paykel has become a brand we will avoid.
The tipping point was last week, when we bought a brand new Fisher and Paykel fridge and freezer.
It was faulty from day one. Kept icing over and issue became worse by the day. The motor was running continuously trying to keep freezer cold. Water started pooling on the floor, pre...senting a slipping hazard in our kitchen. A week after we purchased the product, we tried to contact Fisher and Paykel. It was impossible to get through to customer service, and when we eventually did, we were transferred around with no continuity or resolution. Eventually we gave up, and contacted the retailer and arranged for a full refund and return as the product was defective, and under Australian Consumer Law was deemed 'not fit for purpose' and therefore we were entitled to a full refund. Sadly, Fisher and Paykel have become a cheap and nasty brand, one that we will avoid.
Purchased in March 2021 at The Good Guys for $1,679.00.
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.
Purchased in April 2017 at The Good Guys for $1,800.00.
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.
Purchased at e&s for $1,400.00.
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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.
Purchased in March 2018 at Harvey Norman.
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,...
Purchased in January 2014 at Winning Appliances NSW for $1,800.00.
ALARM work when ever I open the dorr
I bought a RF522BRPX6 , 519L BM stainless steel Fridge four months ago after considering so many factors. I am really disappointed, Now it starts to alarm when-ever I open the door. It will last couple of minutes and then lights gone off.This is really annoying. I trusted this big brand and spend a lot of money.
Questions & Answers
Does it have egg holders?
HI Wayne. I don't think it did but if so I would have put them out. I prefer to get my eggs fresh that have not been in the fridge and then they can stay on the bench or in my cupboard. of course once they have been refrigerated then you need to place them in the fridge but with so many compartments and shelf adjustments then I would use an egg carton or an egg holder from the market . Hope this helps. Cheers
Answer is in the manual
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)
Get an answer from our members and Fisher & Paykel representatives
- 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.
|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)||3.5 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, Frost Free, Ice Dispenser and Water Dispenser|
|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)|
|Colour / Finish||Stainless Steel||Stainless Steel||White||Black|
|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|
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