Robo-Kleen Robotic Pool Cleaner Rk01-A Reviews

Robo-Kleen Robotic Pool Cleaner Rk01-A

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  • Dolphin Robo Kleen is a waste of money

    Aug 20, 2009 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Looks good.
    Cons: Never works for more than a month or two without something new breaking.

    Summary: We bought the green & yello Robo Kleen and it lasted about 2 months. Called the company and they had us to ship it back to them ($50.00) and they sent us a super Robo Kleen. It's the tan & black model. It lasted 3 months and then we stored it for ... read more

  • Robo fix for going back and forth.

    May 21, 2012 by
    Not yet rated.
    Pros: 200.00 BUCKS / EBAY/
    Cons: PAY FOR WHAT YOU GET/ REMOVE AFTER USE.

    Summary: IT'S THE FRONT WHEELS, THEY HAVE REED/LIMIT SWITCHES THAT GO BAD, REMOVE RUBBER TRACK FROM WHEEL, EASY, REMOVE 4 SCREWS IN BACK OF WHEEL,  WORK THE TWO HALFS APART, YOU WILL SEE SOME GRAY RUBBER, DIG IT OUT , EASY NOW, UNDER IT IS A LITTLE BOARD, ... read more

  • not consistent in quality

    Aug 4, 2011 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Works wonderfully.  WHEN you get one that works.
    Cons: You can get one really good one or many bad ones.

    Summary: I bought my first Robo Kleen years ago.  It lasted 3  years.  When it finally had to be replaced, that was when the problems started.  One new unit after another did not work properly. Beginning of this season the one we bought ... read more

  • Poor customer service

    Jul 23, 2008 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Product cleans the pool well when its working.
    Cons: keep your old vacum handy because when it breaks down you will need a backup.

    Summary: I purchased one RoboClean 3 years ago and it stopped working after 18 months. Theyb offerred to fix it for $140.00. I do like the way it works so I went out and bought another brand new one. That one stopped working after only 11 months. I sent it in for ... read more

  • Robo Kleen works great...when it works. Do not buy!!

    Oct 5, 2007 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Works well for a while, then runs home to MaMa.
    Cons: Do not buy one unless you can afford spares.

    Summary: I am now looking for my third Robo Kleen, or something to take its place. My first one lasted 2 seasons and 1/2. Then the power supply burned up. Since it was out of warranty I purchased a second one and it lasted 1 1/2 seasons. I am in Southern NJ so ... read more

  • Unreliable

    Jun 13, 2006 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Saves a lot of cleaning time.
    Cons: Terrible reliability.

    Summary: My first Robo Kleen only lasted for 2-3 months. The wheels wouldn't turn after contacting a wall. It just sat there. The cord also developed a break which I had to shim with a piece of metal so it made contact. Smart Pool's warranty department was ... read more

  • Would anyone know where to find the actually recall for this product?

    Sep 19, 2005 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Cleans the pool, no complaints
    Cons: problem with motor; will need to be replaced at your cost

    Summary: I purchase the Robo Kleen in August 2004, used it for the rest of the 2004 season and stored it away. This year when I opened my pool, the machine had the same problem; it just sat in the water. I tried to return it a few times. Starting 6/29/05, I ... read more

  • So Far So Good

    Jul 20, 2005 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: It does the cleaning for you and it's fast!
    Cons: Weight when pulling it out of the pool.

    Summary: We bought a Robo Kleen a couple of weeks ago after we kept getting that real fine sand in our new 33' above ground pool. We tried to vacuum it out but it just kept coming back. Of course we come to find out that we should have back washed our new ... read more

  • Express Customer Reviews

  • works good , motor buzzes but can be repaired

    Jun 1, 2013 by
    Not rated yet
    Pros: works good
    Cons: needs better waterproofing  for motor

    Summary: ive had one of these for years nowbut one time i left it in overnighttoday i took it apart for the 3rd time , due to the heat and dirty poolsuccess i have fixed it , running twice now after auto shut offthe car always moved ok, ... read more

  • My Robo Kleen was fixed by my Computer Tech Person

    Jul 5, 2012 by
    Not rated yet
    Pros: My Robo Kleen works fine now that it is repaired.
    Cons: It wasn't until my PC Service rep had the creativity to repair it

    Summary: I have had my Robo Kleen pool vac for about 5 years. It broke dwon completely last year and I exhausted ALL sources when trying to get it fixed. I went to several electricians, several electrical supply wholesalers, and to Leslie's Pool Supplies and ... read more

  • Good idea - poorly executed

    Aug 11, 2011 by
    Not rated yet
    Pros: doesn't work off of the pool's filtering system
    easy to empty bag and clean
    Cons: poor quality - short lifespan
    gets stuck on the mat under the pool stairs

    Summary: Don't waste your money on this product.  I researched and read reviews extensively before deciding on this model.  We chose it mainly due to what appeared to be good value for the price.  This item had some poor reviews based on short ... read more

  • WORKS WELL FOR A COUPLE OF TIMES. ANOTHER POOR QUALITY PRODUCT FROM CHINA

    Jun 26, 2010 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: WORKS WELL WHEN WORKING.
    Cons: WON'T WORK LONG. POOR QUALITY PRODUCT. VERY UNRELIABLE. PARTS UNATTAINABLE.

    Summary: WORKS WELL FOR A FEW TIMES. I'VE READ SEVERAL REVIEWS WITH THE SAME EXPERIENCE. MOTOR BURNED UP IN THE MIDDLE OF 4TH USE. NO OBSTUCTION IN FLOW OR TO IMPELLER WAS FOUND. SIMPLY ANOTHER POOR QUALITY PRODUCT FRON CHINA. DON'T WASTE YOUR MONEY ON THIS ... read more

  • Non-reliable product.

    Sep 22, 2009 by
    Not rated yet
    Pros: Does a great job, but isn't reliable.
    Cons: Not reliable!

    Summary: The first year I purchased the Robo Kleen I loved it,,,,,,,,, for the first 3 months, and then it broke (the suction parts stopped working).I got a refurbished one and it lasted 2 years.  I just purchased a new one again at ... read more

  • Nor reliable

    Aug 24, 2009 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: None I can think of!
    Cons: Unrealiable, Warranty to short the problems encountered.

    Summary: Went dead in the water after 1st season (3 months) Sent it back to Robo Kleen and it appears they sent me a refurbished model. This model is not working right. Doesn't pick up very good! Live and ... read more

  • not reliable

    Sep 5, 2008 by
    Not rated yet
    Pros: Cleans well
    Cons: not reliable second vacuum in 3 years .

    Summary: My second vacuum just died. We had the first one for 2 seasons and it cleaned well but the electronics burnt out, the company offered to fix it for a cost of almost a new one. Since it worked well I thought I'd get another one but now after just over a ... read more

  • Robo-Kleen

    Aug 14, 2008 by
    Not rated yet
    Pros: Cleans very good when working
    Cons: Doesn't last very long not worth the money

    Summary: Just bought Robo Kleen. July 2008 We have had it a month and the plug melted to the transformer. This has to be a safety issue. I don't see any recalls on the product thought. We are in the process of doing the warranty thing. I don't know how that is ... read more

  • Quickly STOPPED working

    Jul 7, 2008 by
    Not rated yet
    Pros: No stress, no work for me cleaning.
    Cons: Piece of JUNK. Stopped working after 4 uses!

    Summary: Worked great the first few times in the pool, a bit heavy pulling it out full of water. Then after maybe 4 times in, it just stopped working. Put it in the pool, hooked it up, and a no go. Worked on it, took it apart, replaced pieces, will cost more to ... read more

  • Loved it until it melted

    Jul 3, 2008 by
    Not rated yet
    Pros: Did clean well when not melting together
    Cons: Expensive, melts together. expensive candle i guess.

    Summary: I have an above ground pool. Used this product maybe 15 total times in two years. The unit plugs into a power supply. The plug-in parts melted together. I always made sure I had a good solid connection before turning unit on and had a new GFI circiut ... read more

  • Poor design

    Jun 23, 2008 by
    Not rated yet
    Pros: When it works does good job
    Cons: Poor design 1 year warranty is a joke

    Summary: I guess I'm lucky I'm on my 3rd year with mine. I went to use it today and it started moving across the pool but I noticed the fan not working. After reading the reviews I decided it was a likely candidate for the junk pile so I started to take it apart ... read more

  • ROBO-CLEAN

    Jun 16, 2008 by
    Not rated yet
    Pros: Works 1st couple of time great
    Cons: Breaks down within 1 summer season

    Summary: Got our Robo-Kleen and it worked the 1st 5 or 6 times. I have the same problem as everyone else, it turns on, blows out air, then doesn't move at all. Plus the cord partially tears where it connects to the power supply. Horrible disappointing ... read more

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