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Model ADEL70LR

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70-Pint Dehumidifier

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  • Electronic controls
  • Washable air filter saves money on replacements
  • Front condensate bucket with water level indicator

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Humid air inside your home can cause a multitude of negative effects. From mold to structural damage to respiratory illnesses and more. A GE dehumidifier can help reduce the amount of moisture in the air in your home and some models include a removable bucket for easy disposing of collected water.

  • 17.5 pint bucket with dehumidification of 70 pints per day
  • Washable air filter saves money on replacements
  • Digital display and soft touch controls for easy humidity control
  • "Water Full" Indicator Lamp lets you know when tank is full
  • Auto shutoff turns off the dehumidifier when bucket is full to prevent overflow, Plus automatic defrost control
  • External drain connector eliminates the hassle of emptying the bucket
  • Front-removable bucket is easy to reach and remove
  • Casters enable easy portability from room to room
  • Top handle for additional ease of movement
  • 3 fan speed selections
  • Maximum sound level of (59 dBA)
  • Low temperature operation

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Dehumidifier vs air conditioner

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Bel Air, Md
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July 19, 2015
The entire 2nd floor of my house (1200 Sq ft) is very uncomfortable this time of year. My HAVC simply cannot adequately cool the entire house. Ceiling fans help some, but not enough. Will this unit pull enough moisture out of the air to make a noticeable difference in the temperature? Would I be better off buying a portable air conditioning unit?
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July 25, 2015
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Hello,
I am happy to help. The dehumidifier will add some heat to the room, and if the area is not open, the dehumidifier may not operate as well. We suggest having your HVAC checked out. The technician can provide you the best alternatives for your situation.
Sincerely,
Lisa from GE Appliances
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July 22, 2015
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Hello JHR56. I'm using the 70-pint dehumidifier on the 1st floor of our house where I keep most of the windows and both outside doors closed. When doing this, the moisture is extracted and the house feels less like a pressure cooker due to the heat expansion. The cooler air from the basement can now permeate through the floor, making the hardwood and the linoleum feel cooler. On the 2nd floor I have 2 Read More
Hello JHR56. I'm using the 70-pint dehumidifier on the 1st floor of our house where I keep most of the windows and both outside doors closed. When doing this, the moisture is extracted and the house feels less like a pressure cooker due to the heat expansion. The cooler air from the basement can now permeate through the floor, making the hardwood and the linoleum feel cooler. On the 2nd floor I have 2 windows where I set up a fan in the top half of the shady window and have the fan blowing outward. The fan is connected to a surge protector and is temperature controlled. My husband uses a window A/C unit in a 1st floor bedroom and now only needs to use the lower cooling settings.
On really hot days, I do use a window A/C unit on the 1st floor after running the dehumidifier to extract the moisture. Half of our house is in the sun and we have a black roof.
Keep in mind, if you use a window A/C unit on your second floor, it will need to do twice the work in extracting moisture and cooling the air. Also, a dehumidifier with frost control will blow warm air into the room when it is defrosting; to minimize this you can set the humidity level higher, but it will take a few attempts to find the optimal setting that is most comfortable for you. I set ours between 65-75% humidity and run as needed.
Another thing to keep in mind is that if your house wiring allows it, to run the dehumidifier with the A/C together (or alternately with a 2nd floor window unit). To do this you will find that your electric bill is actually less, yes that's right, less because your A/C is not working as hard and you will be able to use the lower settings on the A/C unit.
You could start with the dehumidifier and a window fan blowing outward and see if that helps. A dehumidifier by itself will extract the moisture and make the air more breathable and will allow the cooler air from your first floor to permeate upwards due to the decreased heat pressure effect.
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Lewes, DE
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July 22, 2015
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It should. You can find what specs will handle what space online. I believe GE might have a sizing chart for SQ FT vs. Pints per hour. My space is over 2000 SQ FT and the unit did fine for a year and a half. The condenser is starting to go from constant use. 1200 SQ FT should be fine. I would go with the dehumidifier as they are easier to setup than a window AC unit.
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Arlington, VT
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July 22, 2015
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Check with your HVAC technician first. There might be a breach in your insulation or an issue
with your system. The 70 pint dehumidifier is a great product to purchase. I would check first
the conditions of the upstairs before buying one.
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Fairport, NY 14450, USA
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July 21, 2015
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This unit should be able to dry out 1200 sq, ft. so long as the area is not broken up by walls. It does a good job keeping my finished basement area of about 1,000 sq. ft. at 50% humidity during summer months. A word of caution, the unit's fan runs continuously and the compressor throws out some heat. May not be ideal for a second floor living area.
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Fairfax, VA
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July 21, 2015
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This unit may dry the air, but it will add more heat to the upstairs. I would buy an AC unit -- that will pull moisture out AND cool the air (heat from condensing refrigerant dissipates outside.)
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July 21, 2015
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If it does help, it will be very slightly. There are so many scenarios that can come into play with your situation. I would suggest you have a HVAC company review your specific system. Once you do that, you'll be better informed before deciding to use a dehumidifier and/or window AC unit. You might find that your current HVAC system is just not working up to it's full capability. In my opinion it's Read More
If it does help, it will be very slightly. There are so many scenarios that can come into play with your situation. I would suggest you have a HVAC company review your specific system. Once you do that, you'll be better informed before deciding to use a dehumidifier and/or window AC unit. You might find that your current HVAC system is just not working up to it's full capability. In my opinion it's better to pay for an inspection before spending $$ on fixes that may or may not work. :0) Read Less
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Willow Grove, PA
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July 21, 2015
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No. This unit will make the area feel dryer or less musty. In order to make a noticeable difference in the temperature, you'd be better off with an air conditioning unit.
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HOW MANY PINTS DOES THE BUCKET HOLD

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SALEM NH
June 12, 2013
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Amherst, New Hampshire
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August 13, 2013
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About 15
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Woodbridge Township, NJ, USA
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July 12, 2013
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it holds about 17 pints, and has a internal garden hose male end fitting to drain direct to sub pump,slop sink if you have that.
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July 2, 2013
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Gallons is a more reasonable measurement and I would guess at 1.5-2 gallons in the bucket. Much better to set up the unit to drain constantly with a standard garden hose fixture. The threads in the unit are set for exactly that.
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June 29, 2013
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Per the GE website under "Product Details", the bucket actually holds 17.5 pints.
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Manasquan, NJ, USA
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June 25, 2013
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70 pints with auto shutoff when bucket is full. you can also remove the bucket and connect a garden house for direct drain - set and forget operation.
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Marlborough, Mass
June 22, 2013
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Just checked the GE website......bucket capacity is 17.5 pints....not 175 pints as listed on the Home Depot Website. The 17.5 pints corresponds approximately to what I actually measured.
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Marlborough, Mass
June 22, 2013
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Just hooked this unit up yesterday. Poured out a full bucket and measured it. Not quite 2 gallons so the bucket capacity is ~ 15 pints. Strange since the website says 175 pints...not even close!
I'm going to hook up a hose anyway after I see exactly what the unit is pulling for water, etc.
RickL
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June 13, 2013
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Hello Jes,
Thank you for your question on the GE Model # ADEL70LR.
It is a 70-Pint Dehumidifier.
* Dehumidification (pts./day) 70.0
I hope this helps!
Donna with GE
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What kind of hose am I supposed to use for this?

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MamaCozik
Michigan
August 1, 2013
I need to know what hose to buy in order to hook up to this dehumidifier so it will drain on it's own. There are a lot of hoses & I don't want to buy the wrong one.
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A standard "1/2-inch" garden hose will be fine.
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Chester, VA, USA
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August 27, 2013
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It takes a conventional garden hose. If you don't have an old hose laying around just buy the least expensive shortest hose that you can find. Make sure that the hose has continuous fall throughout the entire run.
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New York, NY, USA
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August 14, 2013
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This humidifier uses a standard water hose. Just make sure it is long enough to reach from dehumidifier to drain. Also, make sure the water hose gasket is in, so no leaks. It screw in on the side, and you can reach by removing the water collection basket.
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August 13, 2013
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Any garden hose will work. The unit has the mail end; you will need a hose with the female end. I placed my unit near the sump drain in my basement. I had an old hose that had a leak, so I cut about 18 inches off near the female end and connected it to the unit, then ran the end into the sump. That way I can run the unit continuously and don't have to worry about emptying the tank.
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August 6, 2013
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You can use and short hose that would hook up to an outside faucet. I used a 4 foot black rubber washing machine hose that I had.
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Hickory, NC, USA
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Hi MamaCozik,
A garden hose is all you need. I connected an old garden hose to the unit last night, ran it outside away from the house then cut off the rest (was a really long garden hose), it's working perfectly in our basement!
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What is the height of the drain hose connection?

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Beverly
July 30, 2013
How far off the floor is the center of the drain hose connection?
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6 to 8 inches. It is at the top of the water collection basket inside, once removed.
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About a 10-12 inches, on the left side. If you look at the front, it is about even with the bottom of the horizontal intake grill slots.
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About 10 inches, on the left side of the unit.
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It's about 6-8 inches from the floor (estimated)
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Approximately 8-10" from the bottom of the unit. If your intention is to let it flow into a drain nearby it will be sufficient.
In my case it is not. I have a hose attached to mine that runs about 20 feet into a pump which is also lifting the water as it drains from my AC coil. Subsequently it pumps the water up and into another line which I have running in the ceiling and then down into a sink. Total
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Approximately 8-10" from the bottom of the unit. If your intention is to let it flow into a drain nearby it will be sufficient.
In my case it is not. I have a hose attached to mine that runs about 20 feet into a pump which is also lifting the water as it drains from my AC coil. Subsequently it pumps the water up and into another line which I have running in the ceiling and then down into a sink. Total water movement is about 35ft.
Gravity will do a pretty good job of letting the water move out of the unit but if it is going a longer distance as mine is you should have it elevated on a stand to get even more gravity flow out of it.
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The center of the drain hose connection is approx 10 3/4" off the floor. Pictures attached.
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Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 1508 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by works well; like the hose bib attachment feature Bought it and set up a week ago. Running smoothly. Really like the fact that I could connect my garden hose right to the machine as it has its own hose bib attachment feature. Other models have a cheap plastic tube that you have to push into the machine and which comes loose if you move the garden hose. This one has a hose bib attachment so you can screw on the garden hose just like you do to your outside faucet. No chance for it to come loose. August 9, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Rusted out the inside within 18 monnths - no longer works (fan runs, but doesn't pull out moisture) I bought this from Home Depot in April, 2014. After having it off all winter long, I powered it up in the Spring of 2016. A few days go by with it running (fan on) and it should be draining through hose. After it doesnt appear to be working, I switch to bucket. After that fails to draw any water out, I unplug the unit, put it on its back and look up inside of it and the entire thing is completely rusted. This was sitting in an otherwise dry basement the entire time. It was never outside, never in any standing water or anything. What a waste of money. May 21, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Boring, but is doing the job well! From box to plug in setup was easy. I attached a hose to keep the unit drained rather than use the included tray that needs to be emptied. Attachment went without difficulty. The unit is placed in a basement with humidity problems that is probably larger than what it is meant to handle but within 2 days humidity had fallen to a comfortable level and all water spots on the floor were gone. Happy with purchase. August 23, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great, with caveats! This dehumidifier is powerful and can easily out perform the 70Pints per day that it states. However, it isn't quiet when it does it and it does generate a lot of heat. It sucks air in from the front and then a jet of warm (drier) air gushes from the top. In a little over 4 hours it dropped my 75% relative humidity swamp of a living room into a much more acceptable 45%. August 16, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Dehumidifier Works great and really does it is suppose to, better than the other brands in my oppinion August 23, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Burned through 2 of these in 2 years! After sending back my first dehumidifier because of the Gree recall, I bought the GE 70 pint model, thinking I was buying a "quality" unit. It worked the first summer and a month into the next spring. Motor still ran but it was not filling the bucket with water. GE was good about the one year warranty, and the replacement ran great last summer and a couple months this year, until once again nothing. Seriously thinking about learning to live with smelly basement. Not all impressed with the quality from a GE product. We'll see if they cover a warranty a little over a year. July 31, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by GE dehumidifier Working great so far...2 weeks. Time will tell if the product has any of the problems experienced by some other buyers. Is it true this model has been discontinued and can't get a replacement filter? August 16, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by 70 Pint Dehumidifier We purchased this unit last summer and it only worked for one summer. Plugged it in this summer and the bucket will not fill up with water. It runs and nothing happens. TERRIBLE use of $269.00!!!!!! It looks like brand new and won't work. August 16, 2016
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