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Dehumidifiers

Danby DDR30A2GP
 
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$149.99 - $212.95
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Type: Small-capacity dehumidifiers
About - Danby DDR30A2GP

The Danby DDR30A2GP is part of the dehumidifier test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, dehumidifier models like the DDR30A2GP are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.


Water removal:
Water removal measures pints per day removed under 80º F and 60 percent relative humidity as well as 70º F and 70 percent relative humidity. Models closest to claimed removal scored higher.

Humidistat accuracy:
Humidistat accuracy is how closely humidistats came to keeping the humidity levels we set for them in our test chamber.

Energy efficiency:
Energy efficiency measures kWh needed to remove a pint of water from the air; the fewer the kilowatts, the higher the score.
Features & Specs - Danby DDR30A2GP
info Tank size (pts.) 11
info Claimed pts/day 30
info Digital display Yes
info Frost control Yes
info Auto re-start Yes
info Continuous fan Yes
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User Reviews - Danby DDR30A2GP
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2.0
Poor humidity control
12/13/2014
Pros
Dehumidifies Effectively
Runs quietly
Cons
Poor Humidistat Control
Best Uses
Comment:
This unit dehumidifies effectively. It runs quietly. It looks well-built mechanically. But the humidistat control is ineffective. The humidity in the room I'm trying to dehumidify is 53% if the dehumidifier isn't running. If I run the dehumidifier and set the humidity control to 45%, which is the level I want, I get 36%. If I set it any higher than 45% the compressor doesn't run. So I can achieve 53% or 36% humidity, but nothing in between. Not satisfactory at all.
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
 
2.0
Leaks
10/17/2014
Pros
Pulls Water Well
Cons
Hose Leaks Onto Floor
Best Uses
Comment:
I bought this dehumidifier for my basement. It does a GREAT job quietly and quickly removing moisture. However, the SECOND unit I purchased to replace the first unit also leaks onto the floor when the hose is utilized. Obviously, that won't work. However, I will be exchanging it again to see if the next unit will work without leaking. The only reason I would consider this is due to the positive features earlier noted.
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
Bottom Line
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
 
2.0
Stopped Working After 60 Days
7/8/2014
Pros
Cons
Best Uses
Comment:
We used our former dehumidifier during the summer months for five years when it was recalled. I did all my homework comparing ratings and models to assure I was making an informed decision. This model was easy to set up and seemed to be doing an adequate job when - after only two months - it stopped working. A call to Danby Customer Service provided a local appliance repair company who diagnosed a leak in the sealed system which was not repairable. Although I've been assured I will have my purchase price refunded, it's taking a while and in the meantime, our basement is damp, and I'm faced with a new investigation and related purchase. I recognize that there are lemons in all types of situations, but my experience - following what I consider due diligence - means I'll definitely consider another brand.
How long have you owned it:
One-to-three months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
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