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


  • Build Quality
    1.5 (4)
  • Value for Money
    1.8 (5)
  • Ease of Use
    3.0 (4)
  • Cleaning & Maintenance
    1.8 (4)
  • Noise Level
    1.8 (5)
  • Internal Layout
    3.7 (3)

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MarkGreater Melbourne (Inner), VIC
  • 3 reviews

Horrendous Build Quality and Horrible Customer Service.

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Purchased in March 2021 at The Good Guys for $1,679.00.

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  • 3 reviews

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.

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DeniseSouthwest, VIC



Purchased at e&s for $1,400.00.

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


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

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Wendy Z.12 Nov 2019
  • 3 reviews

ALARM work when ever I open the dorr


Hi ,

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.

Date PurchasedDec 2016
1 comment

Since it was under warranty, their technical people helped me to fix it. Reason was, one of the magnet was missing during the manufacture. Once it fixed, seems good now

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Wayne S.
Wayne S.asked
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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

Reviewer R.
Reviewer R.

Answer is in the manual

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



  • 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 9 Fisher & Paykel ActiveSmart 519L Bottom Freezer (RF522B Series)
CategoryBottom Mount Fridges / RefrigeratorsBottom Mount Fridges / RefrigeratorsBottom Mount Fridges / RefrigeratorsBottom Mount Fridges / Refrigerators
Price (RRP) $2,099.00$2,099.00$1,849.00$2,099.00
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)3.5 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, Frost Free, Ice Dispenser and Water Dispenser
Handle Type RecessedRecessedRecessedExternal
Smart Fridge NoNoNoNo
Shelf MaterialGlassGlassGlassGlass
Number of Shelves4444
Number of Fruit & Vegetable Bins2222
Door Hinge LeftRightRightRight
Manufacturer Warranty2 year(s)2 year(s)2 year(s)2 year(s)
Colour / FinishStainless SteelStainless SteelWhiteBlack
Total Capacity 519 L519 L519 L519 L
Fridge Capacity 360 L360 L360 L360 L
Freezer Capacity 159 L159 L159 L159 L
Compare all 9 Fisher & Paykel ActiveSmart 519L Bottom Freezer (RF522B Series)

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