This unit dehumidifies quite effectively. But it has two problems. First, the humidity level control doesn't work properly. Second, the unit vibrates noisily when the compressor is running.<br /><br />I'll deal first with the humidity level control. The humidity in the room I'm trying to dehumidify is 52% if the room is not dehumidified. If I run the dehumidifier and set its humidity control to 45%, which is the level I want, I get 39% (verified using an accurate hygrometer), not 45%. But if I set the dehumidifier's control any higher than 45% in an attempt to compensate, the compressor doesn't run at all. So I can achieve 39% or 52% humidity, but nothing in between. This is not satisfactory. I'll have to buy a grounded timer and see if I can get nearer the humidity I want through some work-around solution, like by setting the timer for one-hour-on, two-hours-off or some other on/off combination. This is a pain …<br /><br />Also, as mentioned, the unit vibrates noisily when the compressor is running. The vibration can be eliminated, temporarily, by grasping the unit firmly or by lifting it up off the carpeted floor. (That suggests the vibration is being caused by something loose inside the unit.) However, the vibration reduction is only temporary; noisy vibration returns again when the unit is left alone.
How long have you owned it:
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
from Peoria Illinois
Pulls Water Well
Hose Leaks Onto Floor
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
By Dissatisfied in Columbus
from Columbus, OH
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Stopped Working After 60 Days
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.