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Our unit worked fine until about four years after installation when the plastic began disintegrating where the body is screwed into the cabinet. As a result, the slide out has fallen down on one side. The whole unit will now have to be replaced.
Purchased in July 2015.
- RLES61WH (white)
- Verified purchase
A piece of junk only worth putting in the rubbish
The description and dimensions sound fine, and this is about where it all ends. These things are complete pieces of junk, come with missing parts/pieces which are essential to installation, and if you buy one from bunnings, forget about having any customer support afterwards. Save yourself time and money by just chucking close to $200 in the bin. It's honestly much easier, less stress and will likely make the same amount of difference to your kitchen when trying to extract cooking oils/air.
Give yourself a break and just don't buy one and particularly not from bunnings.
Purchased in September 2020 at Bunnings Warehouse for $159.00.
Useless frustrating appliance. DO NOT BUY ROBINHOOD
Plastic around screws disintegrates and now have a piece of plastic broken off around screws and wonder if grease being pulled up into appliance... extremely hard to remove filters for cleaning. No clips to loose them off . Just too difficult a product to manage. Will definitely consider another brand with simpler operation.
Just the worst
After 3 years the plastic holding the screws fell apart and the unit collapsed onto our cook top. I thought it was weird that the plastic was the only thing holding the screws and put it down to bad installation by the electrician at the time..... so ( silly me) I went out and bought the same one again thinking we would install it properly and would fit in the custom made spot etc etc.... Little did we know that the manufacturer expected you to screw the blunt screws into brittle hard plastic and expect this to hold the unit.... this just did ...not work... so we had to re design the installation we used super glue, tape and bolted the unit to the shelf from below... we also drilled/ cut out the plastic tabs... and replaced with washers, big bolts and nuts... what a waste of a Saturday.... next time I will remodel the kitchen just to avoid having to buy this model again... I should have read the reviews on this site earlier... but you live and learn :)
This is our third one
We have had 3 of these units burn out in 4 years! No problems with wiring. Just a terrible unit with continual problems. Our electricians say its too unecomonical to repair so they have replaced it with a new one. And they keep burning out. Stay clear of this at all costs!!!
After a few months of use, the plastic holding the screws in just crumbled and broke off. It didn't snap, it wasn't mistreated - the plastic simply crumbled like sand and fell apart. This is a new build kitchen, and has not even been used for 4 months, and the manufacturer has suggested that we broke it on purpose and that he has never had this problem before. Looking at other reviews of this product, that is hard to believe.
This is a defective product, and the quality of manufacturing materials is absolute rubbish. Don't waste your time or money!!
The plastic around the front self tapping screws broke. Was about 1 week out of warranty and I contacted the distributor who requested full details which I supplied with photos and after three emails no reply at all. E mailed Robin Hood on their web site which was also a complete waste of time as no reply from them. Customer relations of the manufacturer and the distributor are as poor as their product.
Ugh. This range-hood sucks, and not in a good way
As others have noted, this model has a major design flaw where the self-tapping screws weaken the plastic frame, so the entire thing just falls off the wall. This has happened twice - the first time they fixed it under warranty, this time I'm chucking it in the bin and buying something decent.
Oh, and even when it's not broken, it doesn't do anything. Our fire alarm goes off pretty much every time we cook.
- RLES61SS (Stainless Steel)
- Verified purchase
Like others, I had to buy a replacement, as the self-tapping screws broke through the plastic fascia. Now the second one has broken in the same way after only a year, which means, theoretically, it is still under warranty. Let's see if the company will replace it or return my money.
I have had to buy two Robin 600mm slideout range hoods now because they keep breaking when the plastic around the front self tapping screws gives way which cases the slideout part just to hangdown until it eventually breaks off. Pretty disappointed in what should be a reputable brand. Now looking to buy alternate brand.
Cheap nasty Fan motor with EXTREMELY HIGH EMF (Magnetic Field)
Hi Magnetic Field in use - does not meet guide lines for EMF (No way this unit could be sold in Europe as it doesn't meet guide lines)
This the WORST ELECTRIC MOTOR UNIT I've tested with hand held EMF meter along with RLES91SS/WH and their WH versions for radiating Magnetic Fields.
It actually maxes the Magnetic Field meter out !
I tested this at Harvey Norman and compared it to other models including sister cheap brand Omega from the same Australian Distributor.
RLES61SS / RLES61WH & RLES91SS / RLES91WH along with the newer cheaper 2 speed units.
Should be recalled and replacement motors offered to existing customers.
I have had 2 of these robinhood rangehoods installed at our place (2014) and both times have had the unit collapse because the self tapping screws holding the appliance together have caved in and broken. The plastic mould that holds this together aswell has also given in. Overall a very faulty product and manufacturer will not accept responsibility for the flimsy design.
Self tapping screws holding the appliance together have caved in and broken
Fit for the tip
As it is noisy, has low extraction performance and only 1 light works it almost does not qualify to be called a rangehood. If purchasing the SS version the appliance is white with a SS fascia only. Many of the self tapping screws holding the appliance together have fallen out.
It can be recycled
Questions & Answers
How do l remove fan blade to clean
I’m pretty sure you don’t. Depending how long you have had it the plastic will be very brittle and likely break. I would just suggest removing the grills/plates and giving what you can a wipe rather than removing the entire system.
Good afternoon Vikki , thanks for contacting us, Robinhood does not recommend that the fan blades be removed as this could affect the performance of the unit if not replaced correctly, if you require further assistance please feel free to give us a call on 1300 739 033
The team at Robinhood.
I have a Robinhood Range Hood, approximately 12 months old.
Both halogen lights have blown.
I have tried to remove as per operating manual and either will move.
What needs to be done to remove and place the bulbs?
I found that you have to push them in and then twist!
I struggled at first but then it finally worked!
Thank you for your answer. I have done that but no movement at all.
Also had a friend have a go but he had no luck at all. There is just no movement.
Hi there Deidre ,please give our customer care consultants a call on 1300 739 033 they will be able to assist you.
Thanks from the team at Robinhood.
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- MPN: 413 and RBH-RLES61SSWH
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