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Danby DDR60A3GP
 
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$233.70 - $949.99
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Summary: One possible downside: Its fan runs continuously until its internal bucket is full, adding to its noise and about a 50 to 60 W increase 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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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
 
1.0
JUNK...Don't buy Danby
10/23/2014
Pros
High rating
Cons
Doesn't Actually Function
Best Uses
Paper weight
Comment:
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.
(10 of 10 customers found this review helpful)
 
3.0
Beware, fan never stops!!
8/3/2014
Pros
Seems To Do A Good Job
Cons
Fan Never Stops
Best Uses
Comment:
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.
(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)
 
1.0
good luck
7/29/2014
Pros
Cons
Best Uses
Comment:
Good luck dealing with getting one serviced. Mine died 2 months after purchase. The web site lists distant service depots. The first one I called denied that they service these units. When I contacted Danby for service, they sent me same erroneous online list and suggested I call the rest (at my phone/time expense of course.) <br /><br />Useless support, unreliable product. Don't waste your time any money.
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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