Manrose Automatic Axial Pullcord Kitchen Fan
Good value for money
I bought this unit as a direct replacement for an older Manrose unit which failed after many years of daily use.
I was a tad concerned with a few reviews which mentioned the supplied fixings were not long enough to extend through a double glazed window unit, but was prepared to use the older screws from the failed units. However whilst the three supplied screws are shorter than those securing the older unit they were adequate to allow a good hold and the unit has been attached securely.
The original unit had flaps on the outside, which opened with vent pressure when the fan was on, then fell closed with the unit off and generally stopping air/wind boring back into the kitchen. The new unit has an electrically operated inner flap/slat mechanism, which I thought would better the old system. However the fan has to be on for about a minute before the flap/slats actually start to slowly open. Once fully open the unit works fine... then when one turns the fan off the flap/slats remain open for about a minute before they slowly close. This is a bit of a pain and I am not sure if it is a design point or a fault. I will keep using the unit and see if this cycle speeds up... if not I will "google" the matter and see if the flap/slat opening mechanism is needing attention.
Otherwise a cost effective replacement or almost like for like at a sensible price.
29 Nov 2014
Looks good - BUT!
Easy to fit and looked good but on the first pull of the cord the internal switch came off it's mounting. Had to remove the fan and take it back to Screwfix a round trip of 20 miles, reordered another fan, collect the next day - another 20 mile round trip!
30 Oct 2014
Manrose extractor fan
Fan works OK, but after 4 months pull cord broke the plastic connector inside unit, meaning that it had to be switched off and on by the mains switch.
Good fan, useless cheap construction.
Same thing happened to a friend that installed same fan.
10 Oct 2014
Excellent product, good value
Only criticism is that the screws are not long enough for double glazed windows, I needn't for a 20mm glazed window, the product says it goes up to 32mm but not with the screws provided, so had to purchase longer screws. Can't really comment on reliability yet.
14 May 2014