Danby DDR60A3GP dehumidifier

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$239.00 - $999.99
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Summary: Though it's a top performer, this model's fan runs continuously until its internal bucket is full, adding to its noise and about a 50 to 60 watt ncrease in energy consumption when set on high speed. 
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Type: Large-capacity dehumidifiers
About - Danby DDR60A3GP

The Danby DDR60A3GP is part of the dehumidifier test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, dehumidifier models like the DDR60A3GP 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 DDR60A3GP
info Tank size (pts.) 15
info Claimed pts/day 60
info Digital display Yes
info Frost control Yes
info Auto re-start Yes
info Continuous fan Yes
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User Reviews - Danby DDR60A3GP
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(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
failed after 7 months
Best Uses
This unit worked very well with moderate, intermittent use for about 7 months until it gradually failed to collect any water, finally failing entirely. After numerous emails and lots of time, Danby *finally* offered a full refund, providing I jump through a bunch of hoops, like cutting off the cord and photographing it. The list of their repair facilities is unreliable: many of them listed don't repair Danbys.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(13 of 13 customers found this review helpful)
JUNK...Don't buy Danby
High rating
Doesn't Actually Function
Best Uses
Paper weight
The unit ran 24/7 in a basement with 60% humidity with the humidistat set at 30%. Over a 24 hour period, it collected 5 pints of water, NOT the 60 pints as specified. When contacted Danby, they made me jump through hoops to bring the unit to a authorized repair facility in order to prove that it did not function. When the repair facility - after three weeks - verified the unit was defective, Danby made me jump through even MORE hoops to try to get a refund - which I still have not received. They also told me that I would be stuck the $30 shipping cost I paid to purchase it, and they also would not reimburse sales tax. And Canadians claim to be such a great people. DO NOT BUY DANBY PRODUCTS.
How long have you owned it:
Three-to-six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(17 of 17 customers found this review helpful)
Beware, fan never stops!!
Seems To Do A Good Job
Fan Never Stops
Best Uses
I use it in the basement where noise is not a factor but I can understand how it can be energy efficient if the fan runs constantly. If I had known this before buying I never would have purchased a Danby. I actually have the 70 pint version but have read that all Danby dehumidifiers run the fan constantly.
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
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