We hardly use the product and now with summer approaching, the fan just suddenly starts to beep every 30sec? And the physical buttons on the tower stops working and we can only resort to remote control. What's going on?
Purchased in November 2018.
Stopped working after 2 years
Bought it for $130 and it was great while it lasted for about 2.5 years but now its stopped working. There is no way to even clean the inside components and i had approached a Kambrook service center since my warranty was over and the technician consultation fees itself is $70... so ur better off buying a new product with new warranty..... Overall pretty disappointed with how things turned out.
Purchased in September 2017 for A$130.00.
Don't Buy, Stopped Working After 1 Year, Poor Value for Money
Like I notice from the majority of reviews below this fan stopped working after 1 year which where we live equates to 4 months of occasional use over one summer, very poor value almost seems like it is designed to break once the 1 year warranty expires. Took it back to JB Hifi where we bought it from, they indicated it was the most common fan they stock that is returned due to faults. Also of note this fan is designed so you can't clean it. So I have a tower fan that looks brand new that I payed $139 for which will go in the bin. I notice Kambrook gave up replying to customer reviews which shows how little respect they have for their customers.
Purchased for A$139.00.
Very, very, very poor quality !!!
8/12/2019 - I bought 4 fans about a week ago from Harvey Norman Belrose. Within a week, one was returned and replaced for a loud clicking sound whenever it oscillates.
I opened the 2nd box and immediately the fan was making a loud rattle !!! It sounds like the propeller is hitting onto the body of the fan !!!
I have opened my 3rd & 4th box and after 2 days, the fan is making a creaking and clicking sound whenever it oscillates !!
I'm currently in contact with Joanne from Kambrook to find out if I'm just unlucky to have receive a faulty batch of fans.
These fans are in our bedrooms and are switched on at night and off in the morning.
Great fan, however not long before issues
Positives: Looks great, has many functional options (eg: fan speeds, timer & oscillating/rotating functionality), has a small foot print which is great for smaller rooms, shows the room temp on the screen & you can do all functions via the remote control.
Negatives: Like many of the reviews here, mine malfunctioned around the 9 month mark: the oscillating (turning) feature stopped working. Before this it started to make an odd grinding noise, which means something internal fell apart. All other features however still worked fine. The lcd scree...n, even when it auto dims, is pretty bright, so i covered it with some blutac. Luckily it was within the 12 month warranty so i took it back to the store (harvey norman) and they replaced it, which also came with a fresh 12 month warranty. Fingers crossed it makes it through! Im not sure if its this device or just any electrical device in general now days, but something lasting only 9 months before breaking isnt good. My parents still have electrical items from when i was a kid, i guess then they made them to last literally forever, whereas now its made to break so you keep purchasing more which means more profits for the company.
Had 2 In of them in 2 years first one remote stopped working with in a few months second sat for few months in winter now it's summer been using It flat out and now top bottons not working and keeps beeping every few mins
Purchased in March 2017 at Harvey normans for A$165.00.
Worked perfectly, until the warranty was up...
I purchased my Kambrook KFA839 tower fan because I liked the sleek design, that it came with a remote and mainly because it was quiet. After very minimal usage over the first year the fan worked perfectly, however almost immediately after the 1 year warranty was up, it started to malfunction. Most of the buttons on the unit have stopped working, it is also impossible to change the mode settings now. The unit beeps EVERY 40 secs, regardless of whether it is switched on or not. When it beeps the display lights up for 20 seconds. This is not ideal...as I bought this fan to use on hot nights while sleeping, however the noise and brightness of the unit makes getting a good night's sleep impossible. Not impressed with the quality for the price I paid or for the amount that it has been used.
Great until it died just after the 1 year warranty expired
Great until it died just after the 1 year warranty expired
The fan will randomly work on low but only from the powerpoint. None of the buttons work anymore
Pros: good air flow, great height for the bed, remote control
Cons: bright blue LED lights, noise, stopped working properly.
Won't buy another Kambrook
Worse Fan I Have Ever Owned.
This fan broke within a couple of months!! Paid $130 for it. Expected much much better! Remote was the first thing to go.. then it stopped isolating and then it would only turn on and off at the power point and not at the power button on the machine. Waste of money!
Very hard to clean
The turn table broke very easily. It makes noise while turning. And fan is noisy when you change to strong mode. All the functions are put in don't make any different when it is hot. And it is nearly impossible to clean when it gets dust. I had to take of nearly 20 screws to take it down to clean. And dont forget you still need to put them back again.
Well. The only good thing is it comes with remote.
Very poor quality.
Bought this fan 2 years ago. Really liked it initially but it is probably made from really cheap parts. At the time of this review, the control panel at the top of the fan has stopped working and it no longer oscillates. If it was cheaper, I would recommend it but at its current retail price, it is not worth the money as it has to be thrown away after 2 years. A friend bought the 90cm model and it experiencing the same problem so it seems to be designed to stop working properly after about a year.
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Not worth it.
Bought this fan for the bedroom to replace my $20 Bunnings pedestal fan. Couldn't even leave it on for the 1st night. It's much louder than my Bunnings fan, and this was my main reason for wanting to buy the KFA839 thinking with the much higher price point it would be quite. Having it turned to its highest setting its even louder and then if have it oscillate you could hear a mechanical sound. Then there's the display while it does dim after 30 seconds leaving just a temperature display it's still too bright as another review pointed out the te...mperature display should also be turned off when the device is off aswell. I would only recommend this for maybe a lounge room/family room because its a bit more sleek and would take up too much room (another reason why I bought it). I have gone back too my cheap pedestal fan which has been used for 4 summers now.
It's good for hot days and sleek and nice looks. But when you want lighter frequency it does not serve the purpose. I like it but won't recommend to the people who want a variety of speed options. The remote functions ambiguously as well . Sometimes it works and other times it doesnt
Lasted 6 months
To begin with I was pretty pleased. The fan worked queitly and moved a lot of air. The only minor issue was the bright led display.
However over the last month the fan has developed a loud rattle. Like another person found, it also started loud clicking when oscillating for a few weeks until it stopped oscillating completely.
6 months is nowhere near a good enough lifespan. A very poor quality product in my opinion.
Poor value for money
I bought 2 of these 8 weeks ago. One was returned and replaced last week for not oscillating. The second original one is now only oscillating every now and then and when it does it makes a loud clicking noise. The replacement one, 1 week old is now making an annoying rattle when in use.
These fans are in our bedroom and are switched on at night and off in the morning, they are not being abused so therefore the issues must relate to poor quality parts. This is very poor on the part of Kambrook as these are not cheap fans at $125 each.
I could not recommend these to anyone unless you have money and time to waste.
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Pleasantly surprised. THIS REVIEW IS FOR THE KFA839! NOT THE 837. MY REVIEW WAS CHANGED WITHOUT MY C
THIS REVIEW IS FOR THE KFA839, NOT THE 837. MY REVIEW WAS CHANGED WITHOUT MY CONSENT. THEY ARE NOT THE SAME PRODUCT.
I have not owned a tower fan before but my Vornado floor fans while good, are just far too loud for a lounge room and bedroom setting. I wanted something powerful yet quiet. Now I know there is no such thing as a silent fan - they are moving parts shifting air so there will be some noise I grant that.
I liked the look of tower fans but it was their fan design that I was interested in mostly. Being impeller blades and not...propeller they should be quieter. I tested almost every tower fan available today from the cheapest to the Dyson need a small loan to pay for it fan. After weighing up aesthetics and of course airflow (lets face it, that's it primary reason for existing) I decided on the KFA839 tower fan. It is the quietest fan I have ever owned. In fact with a DB meter, this tower fan on high is quieter than the vornado is on its lowest setting - a lot quieter. The airflow is powerful. I like the nature mode setting. I thought this was gimmicky at first but have grown to like it a lot.
Questions & Answers
My fan has started shutting itself down about 20 seconds after being started. Usually after hitting oscillate or using a higher fan speed? It’s only two days old out of the box.
Is it possible to disable the beep when the remote buttons are pressed to operate the fan?
My wife turns it on and off several times each night and the beep wakes me up.
Hi Brian, unfortunately the beep cannot be disabled. Thanks, the Kambrook team.
You can remove the sound chip inside, just unscrew the back (there's a Triangle screw so take care), unscrew the chip from the brackets and find the circular box (it's on the right of the chip facing the back of it) and remove with a good set of pliers carefully.
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