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Whirlpool WHAD301CW Dehumidifier
WHAD301CW
This Whirlpool medium-capacity dehumidifier scored good overall and has
  • Frost control
  • Digital display
  • Timer
  • Claimed pts/day of 30
  • A tank size of 8.2 pints.
  • Fan does not turn off till bin is full.
  • Auto Re-start.
Description
This Whirlpool medium-capacity dehumidifier scored good overall and has
  • Frost control
  • Digital display
  • Timer
  • Claimed pts/day of 30
  • A tank size of 8.2 pints.
  • Fan does not turn off till bin is full.
  • Auto Re-start.

Ratings Scorecard

Survey Results

Predicted Reliability

Predicted Reliability

Predicted brand reliability is based on estimated problem rates for newly purchased dehumidifiers, not covered by an extended warranty or service contract, within the first five years of ownership.

 /  5
Owner Satisfaction

Owner Satisfaction

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

 /  5

Test Results

Water removal

Water removal

Water removal measures pints per day removed under 65º F and 60 percent relative humidity (the new 2019 DOE standard). Models closest to claimed removal scored higher.

 /  5
Energy efficiency

Energy efficiency

Energy efficiency measures kWh needed to remove a pint of water from the air; the fewer the kilowatts, the higher the score.

 /  5
Noise

Noise

Noise denotes loudness at the highest setting, measured in decibels. We also measured ability to run on low voltage and restart after a simulated blackout; models that didn't automatically restart are footnoted.

 /  5
Humidistat accuracy

Humidistat accuracy

Humidistat accuracy is how closely humidistats came to keeping the humidity levels we set for them in our test chamber.

 /  5
Convenience

Convenience

A measure of how often you would need to empty the tank in order to reach the claimed pts/day.

 /  5

About

The Whirlpool WHAD301CW is part of the Dehumidifiers test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, Dehumidifiers models like the WHAD301CW are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.

Water removal Water removal measures pints per day removed under 65º F and 60 percent relative humidity (the new 2019 DOE standard). Models closest to claimed removal scored higher.

Energy efficiency Energy efficiency measures kWh needed to remove a pint of water from the air; the fewer the kilowatts, the higher the score.

Noise Noise denotes loudness at the highest setting, measured in decibels. We also measured ability to run on low voltage and restart after a simulated blackout; models that didn't automatically restart are footnoted.

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