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Danby DDR60A3GP
 
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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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3.0
A lot of heat
7/19/2014
Pros
Effective
Relatively Quiet
Cons
Runs too hot
Best Uses
Comment:
I purchased the Danby ADR70B1C at Costco because I could not find the DDR60. I use it in a converted attic where I also have my personal computer and large storage area. The ADR70 is effective at removing humidity. I empty the bucket three times a day (no drain nearby). It's fairly quiet, too, but it raises the temperature in my attic between 7 and 10 degrees. I would not recommend using this dehumidifier in an occupied area. I'm still debating whether to return it, but I see the Frigidaire that's also reviewed puts out a lot of heat, too, so I may just live with this unit.
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
(6 of 8 customers found this review helpful)
 
1.0
Fan Runs All The Time
6/16/2014
Pros
Pump Feature Good
Cons
Fan Does Not Stop
Best Uses
Unoccupied Basement Only
Comment:
The unit is energy star rated but the fan runs 24 hrs regardless of humidity levels so not sure how it got that rating? Not appropriate for occupied areas like family rooms, just too noisy.<br /><br />The older models fan only turned on as needed so I returned this unit and looking for another unit.
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
Bottom Line
(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)
 
4.0
Works great except for humidity range
6/12/2014
Pros
Works as advertised
Cons
Humidity Range Too Broad
Best Uses
Basement
Comment:
After owning many other makes, this unit is by far the best. Keeps running at low temps, while the others would freeze up. Yes, the fan run continuously, but that keeps the air circulating. Great for a basement.<br /><br />My only complaint is the broad humidity range. For example, if I set it at 50%, the compressor won't turn on until the display reaches 55%. Then the compressor will run until the display reaches 45% before shutting off.
How long have you owned it:
One-to-three months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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