Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 39
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by jj17 Does a great job
This unit works very well. Typically it gets ran in a large bathroom after a couple of hot showers, and takes less Han a half hour to get the room back under 50% humidity. It also exhausts warm air which is great in the cooler months when a/c isn't running and dehumidifying the air. Unable to comment on the energy usage yet.
February 19, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Amy1966 So far, so good.
We purchased this dehumidifier after our old one up and died during the warmest and most humid week of the summer.
I highly recommend attaching a continuous drain hose; we just used a 3' long clear plastic tubing (it's the same circumference as the piece the appliance comes with), and just ran the one tubing piece to the basement drain.
The only complaints I have is that the dehumidifier puts out warm air (as opposed to our past appliances) and that the catch container does not have a flat bottom (so you can't sit it down -- and when it's full, it's *heavy*).
Runs very quiet. Works quite well (had to be emptied 2 - 3 times a day when we first got it, prior to hooking up continuous drainage).
August 21, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by techman Quiet, effective in reducing humidity
Good: set up instructions good. Easy to set up. Quiet.
Downside: Instructions were incomplete on operating machine. I finally guessed correctly that the blinking humidity number was the desired humidity and the solid number the room humidity.
The output fitting for continuous draining is undersize for a standard garden house. The hose kept falling off. This was remedied by supporting the hose.
The machine appears to read 10% lower humidity than the actual humidity in the room. Normal error is considered to be 5%
May 28, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by 4NZix Extremely Loud and Incredibly Good
This is a VERY loud device. It also performs quite well. The box will arrive and you will think they packed it with bricks - VERY, VERY HEAVY. I do not want to stereotype, but most women will not be able to lift this down the stairs. The box arrives and it is easily 55-60 lbs. The unit itself is 40+.
NOISE: 1/10 - very loud in general, turbo mode is ridiculous
WEIGHT: 2/10, large unit, but very heavy and not for kids to move
January 29, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Tony This dehumidifier does what was described.
It displays the actual humidity in terms of % humidity; it is reasonably quiet when the fan runs at normal speed but louder at turbo speed. Drainage is reversible by letting condensation dripping into large 70 pint container or by connecting a plastic tube (provided) to a hose fitting for self-draining. Catch bucket is easy to unload from front, carry by handle, and dump into drain. Low operating temperature is achieved by automatically de-icing like a frost free refrigerator, but that mode has not actuated in my low 70F basement. Humidifier's compressor generates heat and warms basement to high 70s during hot spells outside; to low 70s during moderate temperatures. My basement is 30' x 30' with insulated walls and floor. Reduced heat by raising humidity setting from 50% to 55%, which still seems adequate.
July 31, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Firsttimehomebuyers A good purchase.
I have an unfinished basement (approx 500 sqft) in a 1930's house in NY. After taking care of the water leakage issues with a sump pump and patching the holes in the walls I needed a dehumidifier o keep the moisture level down. For the past 3 weeks this purchase has been doing just that, I now have a dry and mold free basement that I am using for storage. I love the RH guage that lets me know what the level is in the basement at all times ( not sure how accurate, but I set mine to 50% and it holds steady at about 51-52%). It takes about 1 hour to go from 75 to 52% when turned on. I would have liked the continuous drainage hose to be much longer. The fan on the unit runs almost continuously but I can hear when the compressor switches on and off. This so far has been a good purchase and would recommend for anyone who wants a plug in dehumidifier without breaking the bank.
May 30, 2012
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Abcd Short Life
The first unit died in the first month which was quickly replaced. The second unit has died at less than 24months. The unit was setup to drain through a hose. However it repeatedly would fill-up the bucket at random periods from a week to months.
These things should last like a frig and be good for 10yrs.
Additionally, the vent is on the top which does not work well in a crawl space.
May 23, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by BigSpender Excellent Choice!
I purchased this unit strictly based on previous customer reviews. I am normally a Die Hard LG fan, however after reading the reviews, I opted for this item. While the cosmetic design is not as nice as the others, functionality SHOULD come first anyway... - I do NOT regret my choice. VERY quiet, efficient & absurdly easy to install. I got a new favorite product line!
December 4, 2012