MSRP
$319.00

Frigidaire 70 Pint Capacity Dehumidifier

16-1/8" W x 11-5/16" D x 24-3/4" H
FAD704DWD

68 reviews
Plug Type 5-15P

Plug Type 5-15P

Features

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.

Effortless™ Humidity Control

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

Effortless™ Clean Filter

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

ENERGY STAR® Certified

Use less energy, reducing your energy usage and ultimately lowering your utility bills.

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

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

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

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

Low Temperature Operation

This unit is designed to operate at low temperatures down to 41 °F.

Ready-Select® Controls

Easily select options with the touch of a button.

2 Fan Speeds

Dehumidifies 70 Pints Per Day

Electronic Controls

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: Yes
  • Safety Certification: UL/CUL

Electrical Specifications

  • Amps (Cool): 7.8
  • Horsepower (Cool): 1.00
  • Plug Type: 5-15P
  • Power Cord Length: 6' (6-1/2')
  • Voltage Rating: 115V, 60Hz
  • Watts (Cool): 745

Performance

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

Exterior Specifications

  • Height: 24-3/4"
  • Width: 16-1/8"
  • Depth: 11-5/16"

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

Propietario completa Guía

Guide d'utilisation complet

68 Reviews

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  1. Design
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    Premature death!

    By: Mike on 2/20/2014

    Failed after several months of occasional use. Received a full refund, and would never consider the Frigidaire brand for any appliance given the reliability of the dehumidifier.
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    dehumidifier

    By: Mary on 2/8/2014

    The dehumidifier is working well and is running quietly. I am pleased with the purchase.
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    dehumidifier

    By: JPat on 2/6/2014

    Just put into use & so far works great. I would like to wait until summer dampness to see if it really is a good as it seems..
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    Great...until it stopped working....

    By: optimistic on 1/31/2014

    I loved theFrigidaire 70 pint dehumidifier, and it ran for about 9 months with no problems...and then it stopped working!
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    Failure prone

    By: Bunkah on 1/10/2014

    My original Frigidaire 70 Pint Dehumidifier began leaking water onto the floor after about half a year of use. Frigidaire replaced it and the second machine failed in the same way right out of the box. Again Frigidaire replaced the defective unit and the third machine just failed in the same manner (still during the warrantee period). At this point, I'll be requesting a refund and will buy another brand.
  6. Design
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    great product

    By: aleximm on 1/3/2014

    works great at the basement!!
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    My Frigidaire is great

    By: Bart on 12/30/2013

    My 70 pint dehumidifier does a great job keeping my basement nice and dry. I have had many other manufactures, but none work so well and still very quite.
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    California, MD

    By: John on 12/27/2013

    Dehumidifier operates as advertised. Only issue has been the tank handle. At times, the handle cannot handle weight of water in tank resulting in spillage/water clean-up on collapse of the top portion of the tank as the handle connection breaks. We have taken to supporting the bottom portion of the tank as we remove it from the dehumidifier to avoid the possible impact of a handle failure.
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    Frigidaire 70 Pint Capacity Dehumidifier

    By: Rich on 12/27/2013

    Great unit. Dehumidifies an entire unfinished damp basement. Can set the humidity level and it shuts off when reached and turns on when needed.
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    Great Product

    By: WetBasement on 12/27/2013

    This dehumidifier is incredibly powerful, quiet and such a space saver. I'm very impressed. My parents have had this same model for 4+ years and have not had any issues with it. I'm very pleased.
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    Dehumidifier

    By: John White on 12/27/2013

    The timer controls are useless!
  12. Design
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    Trustworthy

    By: Tom on 12/27/2013

    I had purchased an earlier version of this dehumidifier and it broke down. On a whim, I decided to contact Frigidaire, to find out if there was anything they could do for us. They bought the old one back. With that kind of backing, I didn't blink an eye to purchase another. Thanks Frigidaire
  13. Design
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    So far So good

    By: DG on 12/23/2013

    I purchased this model as a replacement for an earlier Frigidaire model 50 pint unit that had prematurely failed. Given my past experience with a Frigidaire unit I was somewhat reluctant to purchase another Frigidaire. But after reviewing other brand units, and getting favorable review from friend who has owned this model without any issues, I decided to buy. So far the unit has performed well and without any problems after 4 mos of use. I recommend going with the larger 70 pint rate capacity unit over the smaller 50 pint unit.
  14. Design
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    Good dehumidifier

    By: Noah on 12/22/2013

    Solid build and works as expected.
  15. Design
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    worked for a six months

    By: ameristos on 12/19/2013

    I liked the dehumidifier when I first got it. After 8 months, the compressor wouldn't start when turning the unit on, so I basically had a huge dehumidifier sized fan. I probably wouldn't buy it again as it only lasted 8 months. I need something more reliable and don't want to buy one every year. Yes, I contacted the company, and am in the process of getting a refund for my purchase through their warranty, but that still doesn't change my opinion. I wish everything today wasn't plastic and made to be discarded in a year or two. I remember things lasting and would love to spend extra money to buy one that would last.
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    Great Product!

    By: Troy on 12/18/2013

    This is a great dehumidifier and I would recommend it to anyone with moisture control issues in their home. Nice job Frigidaire! :)
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    great for 2 weeks

    By: roadside on 12/18/2013

    Worked great for the first 4 days. Once I turned it off, it wouldn't work again.
  18. Design
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    Dehumidifier

    By: mb on 12/17/2013

    Works great! We were concerned about it being a little small for the space we needed it for, but it performs perfectly and we've had no issues with humidity since we've started using it.
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    Dehumidifier

    By: RacquetDr on 12/17/2013

    This is the second one that we have used. The first one had some problems and Frigidaire was quick to replace it with the one we currently have in our basement. It is easy to operate and it keeps the humidity at a comfortable level.
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    works great!

    By: Laura on 12/17/2013

    I was very pleased with this purchase (my second Frigidaire dehumidifier). The dampness was removed from the room within hours! I think the unit is reasonably quiet and very functional.
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    workhorse

    By: mcat on 12/17/2013

    I have only had this dehumidifier for 6 months but it has been great..It takes the humidity down to 40 with no problem. My old one had a temperature reading which I liked. Also an option for a timer would be good.
  22. Design
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    Great

    By: Shelter on 12/17/2013

    I have an under ground storm shelter and it sweats all the time so I got this and it stays dry. This thing is great but now its winter and I have to turn it off because the pump might freeze up because the tube goes to the outside so lets see if it starts back when it start back up later.
  23. Design
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    Liked it

    By: Jt on 12/17/2013

    Seemed like a good unit.
  24. Design
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    Great dehumidifier

    By: eagertrader on 12/17/2013

    Easy to carry arround, powerful and reliable. No complaints so far. The only complaint is that the external drain requires an adaptor that is not included in the original shipment and should be. Also the adaptor could use a better design. I'm very happy with the performance of the unit though.
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    comments on the dehumidifier

    By: Kath on 12/17/2013

    I bought 2 of them over the summer. I love them but unfortunately one developed a leak from the bottom. I was very pleased w/ how Frigidaire handled the problem - they were unable to replace my broken one so they bought it back. I wish they could of found me another as I truly find their humidifiers the best I have ever used.
  26. Design
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    dehunid 70

    By: bob on 12/17/2013

    This is the best and easiest to use dehumidifier I have owned. I especially like the drainage hose connection that does not require the use of the collector bucket. Nice feature! The only 2 suggestions that I have are: 1. The collector bucket is hard to take out when it is full, unless you take ahold of it in just the places. 2. Separate indicator for the humidity level it is set at and the room humidity level would be nice. The dual purpose indicator works, but is confusing to others in my household - they are never sure which they are reading.
  27. Design
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    Sensor Issues

    By: Prakash on 12/16/2013

    I had sensor issues after using this for about 3 months intermittently. Seemed to work well when it did work. The engineering design could probably use more robust sensors or allow the user to remove the sensor and clean it or just buy sensor replacement. Frigidaire refunded the whole amount, but I feel bad about throwing away the whole thing just because a humidity sensor malfunctioned. The Industrial design is good. Easy to change water.
  28. Design
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    Good Dehumidfier

    By: Trip on 12/16/2013

    The dehumidifier worked for about a month and then the capacitor blew. I called the company and they reimbursed me for the repair. I'm not sure why it blew in the first placed so I'm not willing to assign blame to Frigidaire. It could have had to do with my wiring or voltage or something, but they did fully stand behind the product.
  29. Design
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    Really good dehumidifier\

    By: Vermonter on 12/16/2013

    We own a modest sized house with a full basement. We did not think we had a moisture issue for 37 years until this past summer when we did an energy audit and closed up the house making it a lot tighter. We had always hung our laundry to dry down in the basement, but now because the house was far better sealed up, moisture from the damp clothes was creating a danger of developing mold in the basement. We studied various de humidifiers and read a lot of reviews and found that the 70 pint Frididaire was well reviewed and was of a size that we calculated would to the job for us. When it arrived we followed the directions and ran it continuously for several days while monitoring a humiditiy guage we bought for the purpose. We were peaked at over 90% humidity when we started the de humidifier, and that dropped to 70% within just a few hours. The humidity continued to go down and we emptied the basin twice a day. The de humidifier was amazingly quiet, we could not hear it from upstairs at all. After a few days we set the de humidifier to 50% and watched to see if it could achieve that. It DID, within another several days. So we set it down to 40%, and it drew down the humidity to that level too! We could now hang our laundry in the basement again, if the weather did not permit hanging it outside, and the de humidifier can handle the situation. Really pleased with it's performance, and the design of the water basin makes it easy to remove and replace.
  30. Design
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    Poor quality, but supported well

    By: Gregg on 12/16/2013

    This is the second Frigidaire dehumidifier I have purchased. The first one lasted about 1.5 years. This one lasted less than 6 months. Thankfully, if within the yearlong warranty period, Frigidaire stands behind the product and will buy it back.
  31. Design
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    runs too hot!

    By: hscater on 12/16/2013

    The dehumidifier works well in terms of reducing humidity, however it throws off so much heat, I'm reluctant to use it in the summer!
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    Beware of handle

    By: Ruby on 10/20/2013

    The unitl works welll and it is easy to empty the container. However, I have dropped the container at least three times because of the poor construction of the handle. It completely pulls out of the coupling which is plastic. The basement floor is wet again and defeats the purpose. The container is awkward to carry without the handle and splashes as you carry it. We are dealing with it. We cannot hook it up to a hose because there is no drain.
  33. Design
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    Hoping for the best

    By: Deano on 10/2/2013

    Purchased this product over a year ago and ran great for the summer of 2012. When I started it this year (2013) it would run but no water was being drained into the tank. Called Frigiidaire and they were great in reimbursing me the full amount of what I paid. Knowing the great ratings of this product, I decided that things do slip past quality control and decided to buy the same product again. So far it has been running great this summer and I am confident it will start up again next summer and run thru the season. Than you being up front and taking care of the reimbursement. Dean
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    GREAT PURCHASE

    By: Jack on 10/2/2013

    In May 2013, I purchased Frigidaire model # FAD704DWD 70 pint capacity dehumidifier. This is absolutely the best dehumidifier that I have ever owned. Previous purchases of other brands of dehumidifiers have proven to be noisy, subject to breakdowns and used considerable amount of electricity. This Frigidaire model is energy star efficient, quiet, trouble free and a very good value for the purchase price.
  35. Design
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    Great Product

    By: aj on 10/2/2013

    I bought during the summer and followed the instruction for setup. It worked great right out of the box and removed the humidity in my 1100 square foot basement with no problem.
  36. Design
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    Excellent unit

    By: Len on 9/28/2013

    This unit was a replacement for another Frigidaire that was still under warrenty. I called the company, explained the problem, and the company replaced the unit immediately. Great service with no haggling. This unit has been operating flawlesly. I would recommend this unit.
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    Dehumidifier

    By: Rod on 9/27/2013

    My Frigidaire 70 pint Dehumidifier works very well keeping my basement at 50. I hope to get many more years of service out of this unit.
  38. Design
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    GREAT

    By: Tony C on 9/25/2013

    Outstanding performance from a dehumidifier
  39. Design
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    Excellent Performance

    By: Randy on 9/24/2013

    The unit is an excellent performer, and fairly quite as well. My only concern is that this unit replaces two other earlier Frigidaire models both which failed under warranty. I'm only hoping this one lasts longer - say 10 years where the other two lasted less than 1 year and then leas than 2 years.
  40. Design
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    Good but not accurate

    By: Bobp on 9/24/2013

    I had a frigidaire for several years, when the compressor stopped working. They were great to work with, and refunded my original purchase price. I got this one because of the great experience that I had with them. While this one works fine, when it is set to 55% humidity! it keeps the room at between 42% and 50%. I read about this in accuracy in consumer reports but the customer service overrides this for me.
  41. Design
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    Great dehumidifier

    By: Dean on 9/24/2013

    WE purchased this model after our old one quit working. We were amazed at the moisture it took out each day, It's not hooked into a drain so we have to empty it each day and it is full of water. We were beginning to get a musty odor down there and that is completely gone. Love it!
  42. Design
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    Great Product

    By: itrunsgreat on 9/24/2013

    Just set it and forget it. It's connected to a drain so I set it at 50% humidity and it runs beautiful. I never have to touch it and the basement smells and feels great. Would recommend this 70 pint machine to anyone.
  43. Design
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    Great Product

    By: itrunsgreat on 9/24/2013

    Just set it and forget it. It's connected to a drain so I set it at 50% humidity and it runs beautiful. I never have to touch it and the basement smells and feels great. Would recommend this 70 pint machine to anyone.
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    Good product

    By: Georgette on 9/24/2013

    Got this to keep our basement playroom dehumidified
  45. Design
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    Great Product

    By: E J on 9/24/2013

    I have had this dehumidifier for 6 months and it is doing a great job. The exhaust on the top is very nice.
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    Very efficient

    By: Bruce M. on 7/26/2013

    Bought this the other day to help fight moisture in our basement. It has work exceptionally well so far. We have had it for about 3 weeks but noticed a difference within 48 hours. Easy to operate and seems to be a work horse. We have had it on high since we bought it. Not very loud as compared to other dehumidifiers we have owned but it certainly isn't a "silent operator". Its about what you would expect for this type of equipment. It needs to be emptied about 4 times a day but that is also to be expected; if it actually had a 70 pint tank then it would be almost impossible to empty by hand. A very good machine and definitely recommended.
  47. Design
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    Noisy

    By: jmd on 7/24/2013

    I bought this for an office and even with it in the far corner of the office and the fan on low, it's too noisy. I may have to run it just at night.
  48. Design
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    good product

    By: moisture on 7/18/2013

    purchased about 3 weeks ago and so far working well
  49. Design
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    Not so great

    By: VaroujNY on 7/9/2013

    I thought I bought a good unit. I paid top dollar for it, but it's not so great. The name says "70 pint capacity" but in reality the tank is so small, only 16 pints, that means you have to empty every few hours, and if you are gone for the day, then this system is not working until you get back home and empty. I had another brand that had much larger water tank. The noise, it not quite as advertised, it is loud even on the low fan setting. So, overall, not the great product I expected for the price!
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    great so far!

    By: lenamarie1964 on 6/10/2013

    just plugged it in yesterday and within maybe 5 hours my bucket was full. so it is doing it's job, I just ordered a hose for it since I forget to check on it and it was full again today!!