Frigidaire Dehumidifier, 70-Pint Capacity, FAD704TDP
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- Energy Star-certified dehumidifier uses less energy and saves you money
- Effortless anti-microbial filter removes harmful bacteria and allergens
- 115 volts; 765 cool watts; 6-foot power cord
- Lets you control your room's exact humidity
- 17.75 x 15.3 x 25 inches; 44 pounds; 1-year warranty
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This unit (Frigidaire FAD704TDP) was not reviewed by Consumer Reports, but by others who were concerned with drying rates and noise. This unit is almost silent! It filled a 2-gal bucket in just a few hours in a 40x60 foot basement with no liquid water but with damp block foundation. Overnight, the difference was remarkable; in two days time, it was dry and liveable without further odors. It cycles in 1-3 hours, depending on rainfall, when set to 40% humidity, and I would suppose that higher or lower settings may be needed at other times of year.
I built a clear vinyl hose from parts at hardware store, and piped the water to the small sump attached to the house HVAC. The unit had to be placed on an 8" box (wooden), with casters to keep it from rolling off. Being able to see the hose water was important as grunge will appear; when not hosed out, this eventually blocked the hose and defeated the dehumidifier. The built-in air filter is not designed to remove mold spores to prevent this problem.
A very good product, confidently recommended.
Unfortunately it seems like no one can build a dehumidifier that lasts anymore. This one didn't fail completely, but it appeared that something went wrong with the humidistat or electronics. After the problems started the unit always displayed the humidity as 95% and ran continuously. I checked the hose and there was still plenty of moisture being removed so I think the compressor was still going strong. Since I had an extended warranty (I bought this from HH Gregg) I returned for repair but they decided it was too expensive to fix and now I must replace it. I may take a chance on another Frigidaire, or perhaps the Soleus 70 pint model.
I am giving this three stars because although it worked well at first, I think an appliance like this should last for 5 years at a minimum, and also if something does go wrong these should be repairable. That energy star rating means nothing if there are a stream of these headed to a landfill because they don't last.
UPDATE 06-02-2010: I decided to go with this unit as a replacement for my previous Frigidaire 70 pint unit. Just a warning, the unit I got looks slightly different... more like this one: http://www.amazon.com/Frigidaire-70-pint-Dehumidifier/dp/B001UH91OI/ref=sr_1_20?ie=UTF8&s=home-garden&qid=1275532106&sr=1-20 I originally thought this might be old stock, but the date of manufacture was 3/10 so I must be mistaken. Hopefully my warranty will transfer because I have a feeling I will be going through this all again in a couple years.
This is by far the best dehumidifier I've owned. I've been using the frigidaire about 18months now. It's chassis is plastic (very rugged) which seems to contribute to it's low noise. It just sounds like a fan is running - there is no compressor buzz to speak of. The fit and finish is the best I've seen -- the bucket is very strong, tight fitting and well designed (it has a float to disable dehumidifier and a built in splash cover when carrying a full bucket). It fills up the bucket in about 12 hours and my humidity is about 50% for what it's worth.
The only possible problem is that it short cycles (turns on/off too often and too quickly) if I set a desired humidity level. It pulls water out of the air quickly so that it's probably oversized for it's room size / humidity levels (I knew this when selecting the 70pint version). Nonetheless, I would expect there to be a timer to prevent short cycles. It's possible compressor is rated for the short cycles...just something to note. I just run it once a day on continuous until bucket fills up, so it's not an issue for me.
I'm giving it 5 stars because the build quality and noise levels are so much better than anything I've owned in the past (and it dehumidifies as expected). Short cycles are more of an observation, your mileage may vary. Finally a dehumidifier that does not shake and rattle and just sounds like a fan!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I wasn't sure what dehumidifier to get for a damp basement; this looked like a good choice from the reviews and for the price. But I was worried it wouldn't last. Read morePublished 21 days ago by TuckerReviewer
Unit lasted 5 years and then it failed - Freon leak from the "sealed system" results in compressor running continuously until the the coil starts to ice up. Read morePublished 2 months ago by J. Harkin
Improved the atmosphere of my sub basement. Need to clear drain hose (if used) annually.Published 5 months ago by Deacon Joe
Ours broke after a year but the company stood behind its product and gave us a full refund.Published 8 months ago by David Brooks