MSRP
$299.00

Frigidaire 70 Pint Capacity Dehumidifier

FAD704DUD

51 reviews
Plug Type 5-15P

Plug Type 5-15P

Features

Improves Home Environment

Improves Home Environment

Protects your home from mold and mildew caused by excess moisture – and helps eliminate bacteria in the air that can make breathing difficult.

Effortless™ Automatic Shut Off

Unit shuts off automatically when the water tank is almost full.

ENERGY STAR® Certified

ENERGY STAR® qualified dehumidifiers use less energy than standard dehumidifiers reducing your energy usage, and ultimately lowering your utility bills.

Effortless™ Humidity Control

Effortless™ Humidity Control

Allows you to control the amount of humidity in your room for maximum comfort.

Effortless™ Clean Filter

Effortless™ Clean Filter

Our removable, washable filter reduces bacteria, room odors and other airborne particles for a healthier, more comfortable environment.

Effortless™ Full Tank Alert System

Effortless™ Full Tank Alert System

Alerts you when your water tank nears capacity and it is time to empty the water bucket.

Effortless™ Continuous Drain Option

Effortless™ Continuous Drain Option

Continuously drains your dehumidifier – so you don’t have to empty the water bucket.

Front Loading Bucket with Carrying Handle and Splash Guard

Front Loading Bucket with Carrying Handle and Splash Guard

Water bucket is conveniently located in the front of the unit for easy access, while the carry handle and splash guard make emptying your bucket hassle-free.

SpaceWise® Portable Design

SpaceWise® Portable Design

Caster wheels and top and side handles make it easy to move your unit from room to room.

Ready-Select® Controls

Ready-Select® Controls

Easily select options with the touch of a button.

Dehumidifies 70 Pints Per Day

Specifications

General Specifications

  • Refrigerant: R410a
  • Warranty: 1 Year Full/5 Year Sealed System
  • Shipping Weight (lbs): 50
  • Product Weight (lbs): 46
  • Power Type: Electric
  • Size: N/A
  • Installation Type: Free-Standing
  • Collection: Frigidaire

Controls

  • Auto Shut-Off: Yes
  • Control Location: Top Center
  • Controls: Electronic

Certifications & Approvals

  • ENERGY STAR® Certified: No
  • Safety Certification: UL (SA11089) / CSA (245337)

Electrical Specifications

  • Amps (Cool): 7.2
  • Horsepower (Cool): 1.03
  • Plug Type: 5-15P
  • Power Cord Length: 6' (6-1/2')
  • Voltage Rating: 115V, 60Hz
  • Watts (Cool): 765

Performance

  • Dehumidification (Liters/Day): 33
  • Dehumidification (Pints/Day): 70

AC Specifications

  • Air CFM (High): 194
  • Bucket Full Indication: Yes
  • Bucket Style: Front Pull Out
  • Container Capacity (Pints): 16.3
  • Continuous Drain Operation: Yes
  • Digital Humidity Readout: Yes
  • Fan Speed (Fan): 2
  • Filter Access: Bottom Slide-Out
  • Filter Check: Yes
  • Low Temperature Operation: Yes
  • Relative Humidity Range Manual: 35%-85%

Guides & Manuals

Complete Owner's Guide

Wiring Diagram

Product Specifications Sheet

Propietario completa Guía

Guide d'utilisation complet

51 Reviews

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  1. Design
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    Great brand

    By: CB on 12/21/2013

    The dehumidifier worked as expected...quiet, and kept the basement humidity down. I liked also the feature where the collected water can be drained continuously to my sump pit so I do not have to empty the collecting reservoir manually. After operating about a year continuously, the compressor gave out. I called up Frigidaire, and they graciously offered to replace it. Wow! What a company. I certainly want to keep buying their brand products.
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    Best Dehumidifier

    By: Pat on 12/17/2013

    Of the three dehumidifiers I have owned, this Frigidaire 70 Pint Capacity Dehumidifier operates the most efficiently. The previous dehumidifiers I have owned would run continuously without ever stopping. This model is keeping my 500 sq foot storage room at no more than 35% humidity level without having to run all the time. I have a meter that measures humidity level apart from the Frigidaire dehumidifier. It confirms that no more than 35% humidity level. Some days, the dehumidifier does not come on automatically all day. So, it is keeping the humidity low and more cost effective. Thankful for my Frigidaire dehumidifier!
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    Fantastic Service

    By: Rich on 12/17/2013

    Purchased this humidifier and right after the warranty had expired unit was acting funny...something wasn t right....talked to their service dept and told them of the issue,,,low and behold,,,they arranged for a new one to be picked up where I purchased the first one ,,,,wow...wow....wow....best customer service I ve ever seen,,,,,Frigidaire has a customer for life here
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    Frig feedback

    By: Helen on 12/17/2013

    Frigidaire truly stands behind their products. I was extremely pleased by the way Frigidaire gladly refunded my purchase price when I had a problem with the 70-pint dehumidifier that I had bought several months earlier. I would rate Frigidaire top ten for their great customer service. Helen in Richmond, VA.
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    Makes life more comfortable!

    By: Lucy on 10/3/2013

    We use the Frigidaire dehumidifier during the humid, hot days that Washington DC is famous for. We keep the air conditioner at a constant temperature (78 degrees) in the spring-fall but running the dehumidifier makes the air in the house much more comfortable. My husband notices immediately if the unit was turned off temporarily. We use a short hose to discharge the water to a drain so we don't have to empty the tank.
  6. Design
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    good product

    By: grey on 9/26/2013

    This is our second Frigidaire dehumidifier. Our 1928 house basement needs dehumidification during warm months to remove moisture. This dehumidifier does the trick. I recommend.
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    Dry Dry Dry

    By: CCMM on 9/25/2013

    This dehumidifier kept my damp basement dry and clean smelling. It runs all the time in the summer. Dumping out sometimes twice a day. I would highly recomend
  8. Design
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    dehum

    By: abebythec on 9/25/2013

    an ok unit. does the job quite well, but the quality of the plastic parts are a bit on the flimsy side.
  9. Design
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    Filter icing up

    By: Chelle on 9/7/2013

    I've owned this product for about 5 months. In the last 3 weeks, the removable filter has iced up. I've had to shut the unit off and unplug it and wait for the ice on the filter to melt.
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    lOVE MY DEHUMIDIFIER

    By: TAMMIE on 7/23/2013

    I AM VERY PLEASED WITH THE PRODUCT AND WOULD RECOMMEND IT TO ANYONE LOOKING FOR A PRODUCT OF THIS TYPE.
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    FAD704DUD

    By: ace_geekster on 7/19/2013

    Bought this to replace another Frigidaire dehumidifier that had a compressor leak. Have owned it for 5 months now and no issues. Happy with it!
  12. Design
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    not happy

    By: harry on 7/18/2013

    Bought this product for use in our basement. It did not work out of the box. The unit turns on and full bucket light comes on. There is no water in the bucket because the unit won't start. Just lights the empty bucket sign.
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    DO NOT BUY THIS

    By: disappointed on 5/9/2013

    Died completely after only one year. DO NOT BUY THIS DEHUMIDIFIER Who cares about its design if it dies after only one year????
  14. Design
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    Broke

    By: CostumerNot on 3/7/2013

    Stop working less than a year.
  15. Design
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    Huge disappointment

    By: bwoodsf on 8/17/2012

    Pretty much a bust. Worked for about two months. Than it stopped drawing humidity out of the air. Checked the filter and found a solid block of ice around the coils. Took it outside and defrosted it but it never worked again. It sounds like its working but it doesn't draw any moisture. Bucket is always empty. Didn't have time to wait for a warranty repair in the hotest spring in years. Bought a better unit, a brand with an automatic defrosting feature.
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    High abd Dry

    By: shoesstu on 8/15/2012

    Hello everyone, Before I bought this unit I had to through out some of my favorite winter cloths and shoes. I never thought I would have a mildew problem down in the basement. But now I am high and dry and buying more shoes and clothes. Thank you Frigidaire!!!!!!
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    Frigidaire 70 Pint Dehumidifier

    By: Michael on 8/14/2012

    I have been using it for over 3 month and it is working just fine. It is a little noisy, but it works.
  18. Design
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    Works Great!!

    By: Dale on 8/13/2012

    I like this model very much. It runs cool and lots quieter than the older model that was replaced. It has a sleeker design and works efficiently. It does the job it's suppose to do! I would purchase this model again.
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    Owner

    By: Edge on 8/13/2012

    The 70 pint dehumidifier is a replacement for the 50 pint that did not work after less than one year of operation! We like this unit because of its convenient features and quiet operation. So far it is working well. We hope it continues.
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    Model: FAD704DUD

    By: jacob1736 on 8/11/2012

    My 70 pint dehumidifier was everything I expected and more. I wasn't expecting the savings on my utility bill. It was significant and much appreciated. In a perfect world it would be a little quieter is the only area I can think of to mention. Our son and daughter in law have now bought purchased one after hearing us rave about the benefits .
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    By: David on 8/11/2012

    works great now after we had serviceman out and we know how to run it and had it adjusted so it runs when needed only and not all the time or not at all.
  22. Design
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    Works Just Fine

    By: BaRRY on 8/11/2012

    A dehumidifier is not a snazzy, snappy, sexy purchase. You want it to be easy to set up, and go about doing its job without having to bother with it. This unit does all of that. I had it up and running in minutes. I have a hose leading to a drain, so I literally never have to deal with it. And best of all, my finsihed basement doesn't have that damp, musty smell. I would definitely recommend it.
  23. Design
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    starting to fade in less than a year

    By: average homeowner on 8/10/2012

    Have owned this dehumidifier for about 10 months. It's now running much more often than it used to, even in a drier season. It's very frustrating that most dehumidifiers are built such that they lose their refrigerant within a year or two. This is the third one I've owned in the last 8 years in a fairly undemanding environment (average humidity in my basement is 55% and I have the unit set to 50%).
  24. Design
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    Love it

    By: crs on 8/10/2012

    I have had this humidifier since the beginning of Spring - my old one stopped working. I have been very satisfied with this one. It is easy to empty and the filter is easy to clean (and lets you know when it is time to clean it). I can have the water run into my sump pump automatically with a hose (which I may do in the future).
  25. Design
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    Great product!!!

    By: tand on 8/10/2012

    This product runs very efficiently and quietly. We very happy with it and would purchase another without hesitation. Great product!!!!!!!
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    HIghly Recommended

    By: Grama8 on 6/11/2012

    Just purchased this to replace an old one. After having it run for 2 hours, it is amazing how much moisture it pulled out of my old basement to get rid of the smells. The only thing I don't like about it is that it doesn't shut off if the humidity level is reached like my old one. I have not had a problem with water getting in the bucket, it is connected to a garden hose to a basement drain and working just fine. It is on wheels, the hose connection is easy for connection. I like the fact it is pretty well enclosed so no dust can get into it easily. I hope it lasts as long as my old one did and that was a few years. I hope the electric bill is better since this is supposed to be an energy saver.
  27. Design
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    Runs Very Hot

    By: emka on 5/29/2012

    We just purchased this unit and it runs so hot and puts out a large amount of very hot air from the top as if it is a heater. The room gets so hot, smells of hot plastic and I believe is overheating and defective. We will return this unit as we are afraid of potential fire. We never had this problem with any other dehumidifier before.
  28. Design
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    broke in a year

    By: zlo on 5/19/2012

    was good when we first had it last summer. broke in a year - still ran but suck no water. i am disappointed and not happy at all. will not trust frigidaire quality anymore.
  29. Design
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    70 pt dehumidifier

    By: Moose on 10/4/2011

    I'm very pleased with this dehumidifier. I had water come into my basement when my sump pump quit on me during our rainy Spring. After contending with that situation my old dehumidifier gave up the ghost that same week (not a good timeto be sure). Researched several units & decided this was the best. After getting this set up, which was a snap, it worked hard the first week because of the dampness down there. I could see it was drying out the cement and pulling a lot of water out of the area. There is only one aside on this that's why the 4 stars instead of 5. I set it up with the hose hookup to the sump hole - the water still fills the bucket & doesn't run out the hose so I still have to check the bucket and empty it. All other features are great and easy to understand in the set up.
  30. Design
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    Good unit with flaws

    By: Constantin on 10/1/2011

    Overall, these units do what they are supposed to do: grab water moisture out of the air and condense it. That they do reasonably well. The issues I have with these units revolve mostly around what the unit does with said condensate. The condensate can either run into a 17 pint reservoir (and hence needs to be emptied multiple times per day) or one can attempt to attach a drain hose. Well, unless you get a free drain hose kit from Frigidaire, expect to experiment with the latter approach. Even reclining the unit would not reliably cause all water to run out via the drain hose - instead, some of the condensate ended up in both the drain hose and the bucket. As soon as the bucket is full, the unit shuts down. I look forward to the drain kits and hope that my drainage issues then come to an end (yes, kits, as I ordered three of them for my in-laws and I don't expect elderly folk to be emptying condensate buckets multiple times per day). Other features in this series cast the unit in a better light: The handle on top and the casters below make repositioning the unit fairly easy. The air filter is reasonably easy to reach and clean (it requires bucket removal first). The humidistat is electronic and shows the ambient humidity in 5-degree RH increments. The blower fan is reasonably quiet yet fairly good at creating circulation. Most of the units arrived without any serious blemishes, only one had a snap-fit pop out during shipping. So I am disappointed that the engineering department at Frigidaire did not catch something as obvious as the drainage issue before the units entered the field. Either the units should include the drain kit in the box or they should be redesigned so they no longer require a special drain kit from the OEM to function flawlessly.
  31. Design
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    NOT REcomend.

    By: Ariel on 9/23/2011

    The continous Drain don't work, the customer service is a nighmare. Don't purchase this product.
  32. Design
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    Failed after 2 years.

    By: Cookiebaggs on 9/22/2011

    Unit worked great until the 2 year mark then it failed. Fan runs but the refrigerant is gone. Very disappointed.
  33. Design
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    one of the best dehumidifiers on the market

    By: sylvester on 9/18/2011

    Well-built, compact, and surprisingly quiet. The factory drain modification "kit" seems to be required as I couldn't find a way to make the gravity drain work. The bucket capacity of 17 pints is on the small side for a 70 pint rating, so the gravity drain is a must unless you want to empty the bucket several times a day. The ambient humidity display only displays units in multiples of 5%. Not a big concern, but it might make it easier to understand what the thing is doing if it resolved 1% increments. Auto-restart works after a power failure. Include the gravity drain modification and this dehumidifier is perfect.
  34. Design
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    Runs Constantly

    By: DaveR on 9/15/2011

    My old dehumidifier (purchased in 1993 and still works) would shut off automatically when the room reached the desired humidity level. The fan on this model continues to run even when the humidity level is reached. My old model had the option to run the fan on "constant" or "cycle", which I assumed was standard on dehumidifiers. That is my only complaint about this model. It does do a good job drying my basement.
  35. Design
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    Quit in less than 2 years

    By: Ken on 9/7/2011

    The fan and compressor run, and the compressor gets hot, but there is no cooling so no dehumidification.
  36. Design
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    Works good........so far

    By: Rob on 9/4/2011

    Like another reviewer, this is my 4th Frigidaire since 2008 and the 2nd this year. The 1st unit lasted 2 seasons, the 2nd unit lasted one season, and the 3rd unit lasted 3 months. All 3 units lost refrigerant and the compressor stopped working. Since this is a new model, I am hoping for better quality. I also had the drain hose problem and I solved it by using a "Y" garden hose connector that I had previously purchased when I planted a new lawn and didn't need anymore. I attached the "Y" garden hose connector to the drain fitting on the back of the dehumidifier and pointed one of the outlets down. I connected my black garden hose to the connector that was facing down. The "Y" connector has ball valves so you can turn each outlet on or off. I opened the bottom one, of course, to let the water flow to the drain and i opened the other one so that a vacuum would not develop in the hose. An engineer told me to not use a clear hose, as they tend to gunk up due to light being able to pass through the hose. I used a black garden hose and several times last year I noticed that the bucket on the dehumidifier was full. I checked the end of the hose and found that it was gunked up even though it was black. After cleaning the hose, it again allowed water to pass through. I was leery of installing the rubber plug that Frigidaire is offering to correct the drain hose problem because if the hose gets gunked up and you have the rubber plug installed, where is the water going to go? It will back up into the upper half of the dehumidifier and leak out onto the floor and possible damage the dehumidifier, so I went with the "Y" garden connector as a more confident fix. If the hose gets plugged again, the water will flow harmlessly back into the bucket and it will shut off when full. Hopefully, Frigidaire has fixed the compressor leak problems with this new model. If this unit fails before the 5 year warranty, I will look elsewhere for a dehumidifier. Frigidaire did replace the 2 units that were still under the 12 month warranty, free of charge. They offered me a partial refund on the first unit that failed after the 12 month warranty expired even though the compressor unit has a 5 year warranty which doesn't mean much if Frigidaire refuses to honor it.
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    Dehumidifier

    By: Don on 8/17/2011

    We like the dehumidifier. It is quiet, efficient and it does a good job keeping the basement dry. The controls are very easy to use and have a variety of options.
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    Fix for the drain problem

    By: FBC on 8/16/2011

    Hello all, regarding the drainage problem, just call Frigidaires' customer service at 706-860-4110 (prompts 1; 2; 4 for dehumidifier service) and they will send you a kit to help the unit drain when using a discharge hose. In the meantime, try tilting the unit towards the back just a little (mayby 1/2") and that may help.
  39. Design
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    Does not drain!

    By: BOS on 8/9/2011

    As all the other reviewers have indicated, this unit does not continually drain. I'm in the process of trying to get a real person on the phone to get info on the drain kit. I'm hoping they will supply the kit at no additional charge since it product is not performing as advertised. Crossing my fingers!
  40. Design
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    Drain kit

    By: Nusky on 8/5/2011

    In response to some of the other reviews regarding the the continuous drain issue. If you are willing to wade through the ridiculous telephone menus, Frigidaire does offer a drain kit to rectify the problem.
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    not as advertised

    By: MikeR on 8/3/2011

    8/2/11 Bought this unit and can't complain about how well it dries out the basement. But, and this is crucial, the continuous drain option doesn't work. The bucket just keeps filling and having to be emptied regularly. However, the salesperson at Lowe's said that Frigidaire is aware of the problem and is providing a kit to make the continuous drain option work. Lowe's should get the kits next week. If it works, great; otherwise, I will return the unit. Until then, can't recommend.
  42. Design
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    Eh, collects water, but won't let it go....

    By: Dried Up on 8/2/2011

    Like other reviewers here and across the internet, I think it's doing a great job collecting the moisture, it just won't drain it. I've been looking all over the internet tonight about this, and it always comes to the same thing; very poor design or perhaps a complete design fail. You shouldn't have to 'mod' a product right out of the box to get it to work as advertised. With as many comments as i've seen about this draining issue, i'm interested to see if Frigidaire proactively addresses this....but i won't hold my breath and I just might be returning this for a different manufacturer. Bottom Line - It works, as long as you don't need the continuous drain option.
  43. Design
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    Good product choice.

    By: B on 6/25/2011

    Basement was so damp that mold began growing on the furniture - including metal lamps. The basement was cold, but had a heavy, wet feel to it. It also had a musty odor. Bought the unit and followed the 'first use' instructions - in less than 3 days the basement air was DRY! That heavy wet feeling was gone...the odor was far less, as I can now have my basement door open to the upper level. You do have to empty it often and it must give off some heat because the basement is not as cold any as it was before. Now all I have to do is clean up the mold and hope that my new dehumidifier keeps it dry! I recommend this product! Worth the cost.
  44. Design
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    Works well except for the rear hose drain

    By: PLitton on 6/22/2011

    This unit sucks water from the air by the gallons. I set it up in my finished basement and right out of the box it worked great. So well, in fact, I needed to empty the large capacity tank too often. So I opened up the back hose valve, connected a short garden hose and pointed it to the floor drain. The unit kept filling up the tank and did not drain out the hose :-(. It appears that the hose drain in the back just works on gravity--there's no pump. So if the floor is not level and/or if the hose is a little narrower than the male connector on the back of the unit (as most are) the water will not drain through the hose valve. The fault is poor product design. To remedy, I bought a right-angle PVC adapter, barb adapter and clear tubing (to visually see whether it was working) from Flex PVC.com. Parts: "508-007 FGH by .75 FPT (female NPT) 90degree", "PPN46 3/4 mpt x 1/2 barb adapter", and "1/2 x 5/8 Clear Tubing BTF". The right angle adapter is large and maintains the 3/4" garden hose opening from end to end. Once assembled and attached I experimented and found the correct position for the dehumidifier which is on a slightly uneven floor. Now the water drains through the hose (which I can watch through the clear hose) and it works as it should. Frigidaire should provide this setup to all users that need to use the hose valve in the back until they fix the design issue. I keep the unit running continuously and it gives off more heat than I would like, heating up the basement which is usually cool in the summer. But it's somewhat unavoidable with this technology so I will take heat over humidity. (Note: Review also posted on amazon.com)
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    luke warm

    By: Moistbasement on 6/21/2011

    Purchased this product to help with a damp basement. The product advertises and continuous drain option when using a hose. Unfortunately I'm on my second unit and still no continuous draining. The product absolutlely works removing the damp air, but manually emptying the collector bucket is not what "continuous drainage" means to me. I will likely be returning for a refund.
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    Needs redesign

    By: George on 6/6/2011

    Since 2008 I have had 4 of these units. I have a home that is 9 yrs. old with a poured basement and floor. Units start up and work well until late fall when you shut it down for winter, but will not start up in May when the dampness starts. Compressor does not come on. I vacuum and clean filter each time the light comes on at about 240 hrs. When a unit lasts less than one year, that is rediculous.
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    Great Unit

    By: Wiss1 on 6/5/2011

    Got this unit last week for my "damp" basement that has a musty odor. Unit works GREAT and has taken the humidity down overnight and circulates the air constantly reducing the musty smell. Nice and quiet as well as filtering the air. A good buy.