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Frigidaire FFAP7033T1 dehumidifier

This Frigidaire large-capacity dehumidifiers has

  • Frost control
  • Digital display
  • Timer
  • A tank size of 12 pints.
  • Pump included
  • Alert for filter cleaning
  • Auto Re-start.

About

The Frigidaire FFAP7033T1 is part of the Dehumidifier test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, Dehumidifier models like the FFAP7033T1 are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.

Predicted reliability: Predicted brand reliability icons are based on estimated problem rates for newly purchased dehumidifiers, not under service contract, within the first five years of ownership.

Owner satisfaction: Owner satisfaction icons are based on the proportion of members who are extremely likely to recommend their dehumidifier brand to their friends and family.

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

Results in the following chart are gathered from Consumer Reports’ 2019 Winter Survey of 7,161 dehumidifiers, owned by members who purchased a new unit between 2009 and 2019.

Our predicted brand reliability ratings are based on a statistical model that estimates problem rates within the first 5 years of ownership, for dehumidifiers that are not covered by an extended warranty or service contract. We also adjust for the median number of months of use per year. The median in our survey was 6 months per year. Higher ratings are indicative of better reliability. Brands receiving a red or orange rating cannot be recommended by CR at this time.

Our owner satisfaction ratings are based on the proportion of members who are extremely likely to recommend their dehumidifier brand to friends and family.

Predicted Reliability

Amana
Danby
DeLonghi
Emerson Quiet Kool
Frigidaire
GE
Hisense
Honeywell
Kenmore
Keystone
LG
Soleus Air
Whirlpool
Whynter

Source: Consumer Reports' 2019 Winter Survey

Owner Satisfaction

Amana
Danby
DeLonghi
Emerson Quiet Kool
Frigidaire
GE
Hisense
Honeywell
Kenmore
Keystone
LG
Soleus Air
Whirlpool
Whynter

Source: Consumer Reports' 2019 Winter Survey

Specs

Tank size (pts.) Tank size Tank size is our measurement after the tank was full.
12
Claimed pts/day Claimed pts/day Claimed pints/day are per manufacturers, at 80º F and 60 percent relative humidity. Price is approximate retail.
70
Digital display Digital display Digital humidity displays are another feature on most.
Yes
Frost control Frost control Most new dehumidifiers shut off their compressor if there is frost on the coils, which prevents models from wasting energy by running without dehumidifying.
Yes
Auto re-start Auto re-start Automatically turns the dehumidifier back on to its prior settings after a power failure.
Yes
Continuous fan Continuous fan Some models have fans that stay on even when the compressor turns off. The only time the fan stops is when the water collection bin fills up.
No
Pump Pump Used to expel water to elevated drainage location.
Yes
Alert for filter cleaning Alert for filter cleaning Unit has a filter cleaning indicator to remind you when the filter needs to be cleaned.
Yes
Remote control Remote control A remote control allows for control of the dehumidifier from a distance.
No
Timer Timer Allows you to program when a dehumidifier turns on and/or off. Most models can be set for on and off, some only for off.
Yes
Drain hose included Drain hose included Some models include a drain hose to be used when the dehumidifier is set up for continuous draining.
No
Exterior height (in.) Exterior height Our measurements include all protrusions and are rounded up to the nearest inch. (We measured only tested models, but the similar models we list should have the same dimensions.) Note that according to the manufacturers all tested models require a minimum of 12" of air space around the unit for proper performance.
25
Exterior width (in.) Exterior width Our measurements include all protrusions and are rounded up to the nearest inch. (We measured only tested models, but the similar models we list should have the same dimensions.) Note that according to the manufacturers all tested models require a minimum of 12" of air space around the unit for proper performance.
15
Exterior depth (in.) Exterior depth Our measurements include all protrusions and are rounded up to the nearest inch. (We measured only tested models, but the similar models we list should have the same dimensions.) Note that according to the manufacturers all tested models require a minimum of 12" of air space around the unit for proper performance.
12