MSRP
$319.00

Frigidaire 70 Pint Capacity Dehumidifier

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

271 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%
  • Noise Level dB (High): 53.4

Guides & Manuals

Complete Owner's Guide

Wiring Diagram

Propietario completa Guía

Guide d'utilisation complet

271 Reviews

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  1. Design
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    Great Product

    By: Jon on 7/23/2014

    I bought this for a very damp basement. This is very quick at drying otu my basement and it is very quiet. I can't hear it running from the main living area in my house.
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    Solid and quiet machine

    By: Butch on 7/20/2014

    Runs quietly and brings down the moisture levels quickly. The drain feature works way better than my last Frigidaire model. So far so good.
  3. Design
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    Great thing!

    By: Butch on 7/19/2014

    I have noticed that things seemed to be damp and knew it was time for me to do something about.
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    quite

    By: kerry on 7/19/2014

    very quite works great
  5. Design
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    So far so good

    By: Mitch on 7/18/2014

    Easy to get up and running. I haven't had it for long but I love it so far
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    Dehumidfier

    By: Tom on 7/18/2014

    set up easy. Working well to date.
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    Happy Camper

    By: Frankdlascpa on 7/18/2014

    Very efficient; removes humidity very quickly and quietly.
  8. Design
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    Review

    By: Tom on 7/18/2014

    So far so good, but not amazing
  9. Design
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    Works well

    By: GeorgeB on 7/18/2014

    Works as well as I would have expected.
  10. Design
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    Frigidaire 70 pt dehumidifier

    By: betchado on 7/17/2014

    Does a great job of removing moisture in our basement
  11. Design
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    Effective drying....

    By: rwjax on 7/17/2014

    The unit works very well, and really sucks the water out of the air. The only criticism I would offer is that the collection container can be a little tricky to remove without spilling water, and seems a little fragile when replacing it in the unit. I love the fact that there is a handle on the top of this. What a simple idea but significant improvement for anyone who needs to move the unit, especially up or down stairs.
  12. Design
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    Must have

    By: fattjack on 7/17/2014

    This past winter was the worst in the northeast for many decades. I was getting moist spots all over the basement. My neighbor suggested getting a dehumidifier, so I did my homework and found the Frigidaire FAD704DWD. It has been been the best investment I have made. No more damp basement, no more musty smell.
  13. Design
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    Great price and quality

    By: ANoonan on 7/17/2014

    Very impressed we looked at a lot of reviews before we bought glad we did because we are happy low noise and has done a great job owned for almost a year now.
  14. Design
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    A Great Product

    By: Tiger on 7/17/2014

    Even with it set on low it sucks water out of the air as if it was connected to a thunder storm. It shuts off when full, do not have to worry about over flow.
  15. Design
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    Seems good so far

    By: DT on 7/17/2014

    helpful in reducing moisture in basement
  16. Design
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    Worth every cent

    By: Nan on 7/17/2014

    My air conditioning was running nonstop to try to dehumidify the house, so I got this unit to lower electric bill. It is amazing and pulls out a tankful of water daily. Love the auto shut off. Tank is easy to work with and am recycling the water by using for my plants and birdbaths. It is a bit large and heavy, but not an issue since I don't move it around.
  17. Design
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    Great Dehumidifier

    By: Jackie on 7/17/2014

    I put this is, my 1600 sq. ft. basement and works great.
  18. Design
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    Dry basement

    By: king on 7/17/2014

    Unit is very quiet and efficient. Keeps basement dry and free from musty odors. Hooked up to drain into sump well so I just set it and forget it!
  19. Design
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    Improvement over old dehumidifier

    By: blaserbeam on 7/17/2014

    After 1 month, this dehumidifier has proved to be a good addition. We use it in the basement and has been successful in keeping humidity levels below 50%. Noise level is reasonable.
  20. Design
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    Great Product

    By: JudithA on 7/17/2014

    I was looking for a dehumidifier to control the humidity in my basement apartment. It is just what I needed. It has been working just great and has kept the humidity in my 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, kitchen and living area, 785 sq ft apartment at 40% humidity. It is very quiet which is what I was looking for.
  21. Design
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    new humidifier

    By: bubba on 7/17/2014

    Great machine. Does a good job of controlling the humidity in my full sized basement. No musty smell anymore.
  22. Design
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    Keeps moisture levels low

    By: Asahi on 7/17/2014

    This unit is very quick to remove moisture from the air. The only thing I don't like about it is the noise, it's very loud.
  23. Design
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    Damp Basement

    By: Waldo on 7/17/2014

    We have a large basement that required two dehumidifiers to keep it dry. I purchased two 70 qt. Fridgidaire Dehumidifiers and they have worked magnificently. I highly recommend them.
  24. Design
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    Satisfied Customer

    By: Brutus on 7/17/2014

    Dehumidifier works as prescribed ...tray allows for easy water disposal.....noise level is minimal/tolerable
  25. Design
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    dehumidifier review

    By: Matt on 7/17/2014

    Does what it should. Recommended product.
  26. Design
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    no more smelly basement

    By: SueSue on 7/16/2014

    It runs quietly and is very effective.
  27. Design
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    Frigidaire

    By: Ck on 7/16/2014

    Frigidaire
  28. Design
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    works great

    By: DD on 7/12/2014

    my basement is dry, there isn't a damp smell at all , very easy to empty and it's pretty quiet.
  29. Design
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    Working well

    By: ICRC on 6/25/2014

    Purchased this 2 months ago because of a recall for our previous another brand dehumidifier. Works well and really like the timer feature where you can set it to come on in X number of hours or if already running, can be set to shut off in X number of hours. Noise level is fine, although it has a high pitched sound to it. Most dehumidifiers are noisy but this is tolerable. Water reservoir seems sticky sliding in and out sometimes but again, this is not a deal breaker. Purchase this make and model per Consumer Report review that it was one of the top rated.
  30. Design
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    Keeps my electronics safe from moisture

    By: mhurley131 on 6/25/2014

    This is a dehumidifier, so don't expect anything mindblowing. I purchased this to keep some electronics safe in my basement, and it has done a great job. I have not seen any visible water in the area, but this unit still fills up once every other day, so it's definitely doing its job.
  31. Design
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    Absolutely no regrets

    By: Bob in PA on 6/24/2014

    Out performs our old one at least three fold. Quiet, pulls the moisture out of the air in our 40x65 sq. ft. basement.
  32. Design
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    Looks nice, does the job

    By: Johnny on 6/24/2014

    Remove humidity quickly. So far, no problems.
  33. Design
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    Good Product

    By: JWV on 6/21/2014

    Works good & quite
  34. Design
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    A Great Choice

    By: Grace on 6/20/2014

    In spite of many rainy days, this dehumidifier has kept my basement dry. Well designed, set up and maintenance is easy. I bought a new Frigidaire Refrigerator several years ago and was very pleased with it as well. I have read some complaints that could have been caused by not letting the dehumidifier (they do have compressors) set for 24 hours after unpacking.
  35. Design
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    Very nice product

    By: gpa on 6/20/2014

    I have had two dehumidifiers prior to this one. But this is by far the best one I have owned.
  36. Design
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    Excellent in basement

    By: Bill on 6/19/2014

    This replaced a recalled unit. So far so good except I don't think the humidity sensor is that accurate. But it's doing the job required.
  37. Design
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    Perfect for basement!

    By: AJ on 6/19/2014

    This dehumidifier replaces one I bought several years ago. This one is attractive, quiet and does a great job removing moisture from the room. Highly recommended.
  38. Design
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    does a good job

    By: mustyguy on 6/19/2014

    The unit does a good job. My electric bill went up $30 a month but that is worth having a moist free mold free basement. The tank would fill up in 12 hours so I put a clear hose and hooked the drain to the sump pump. Hassle free now! It cycles on and off and keep the basement at 55% humidity
  39. Design
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    Great Unit

    By: Jeff on 6/19/2014

    I have a rather large unfinished basement and no other humidifier has been able to perform as well as the Frigidaire 70 Pint Capacity Dehumidifier
  40. Design
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    Good Dehumidifier

    By: Don on 6/19/2014

    So far no problems. Keeps lafge basement at 50% humidity on continuous operation. Continuous drain feature works well
  41. Design
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    Dehumidifier

    By: Nate on 6/19/2014

    Bought one last year for my home and liked so much I purchased one this year for my second home basement.
  42. Design
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    Tom

    By: Tom on 6/19/2014

    The main issue with your product is the humidity gauge/reading is way off. By a lot. reads 15% higher than actual. i have an accurate digital gauge to compare against units showing.
  43. Design
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    Great Product

    By: HAP on 6/19/2014

    My Frigidaire 70 Pint Capacity Dehumidifier has surpassed my expectations. I can finally enjoy my basement during the hot summer months.
  44. Design
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    Works great

    By: None on 6/19/2014

    Very pleased with the dehumidifier. It runs very quietly even on high.
  45. Design
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    Works great

    By: Curt on 6/19/2014

    This unit is quiet and runs great. I am amazed at the amount of water that it is able to pull out of the air. My basement use to have this musky feeling to it, but now it feels and smells a whole lot better. I would recommend this unit to anyone for its great performance. I also love that the filter is washable and there is no need to purchase a new filter. Just pull it out and wash it and you are ready to go again.
  46. Design
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    Great product

    By: b1947 on 6/19/2014

    We are happy with our dehumidifier. It does a good job. I recommended it to my brother and he bought one.
  47. Design
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    Great

    By: Trup11 on 6/19/2014

    Wait a few hours to plug in ,work great right out of box,empty bucket twice a day
  48. Design
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    a bit noisy

    By: charge on 6/19/2014

    Good product but a bit too loud
  49. Design
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    Great Dehumidifier

    By: Robby on 6/19/2014

    Quiet, smooth runner, keeps my basement dry.
  50. Design
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    Handle not made well

    By: Stubby on 6/19/2014

    After the second empty of the bucket the Handle broke loose out of its housing. Not real happy about this.
  51. Design
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    70 Pint Dehumidifier

    By: Waterduck on 6/19/2014

    The unit works well but has somewhat of a shrill whistle-sound. Fortunately it's in the basement and we don't have to listen to it.
  52. Design
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    review

    By: edward on 6/19/2014

    Good Product
  53. Design
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    First Dehumidifier

    By: Joe Z on 6/19/2014

    This is my first dehumidifier and I let it run in the basement. Have used both the bucket and hose hookup. Only con is that it does seem like the fan does run all the time though I do see water dripping from the hose all the time
  54. Design
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    Made in China Dehumidifier

    By: quality1 on 6/16/2014

    Purchased a 70 and 50 pint dehumidifier to replace our 40 year old Sears dehumidifiers. These were made from metal and performed very well until one recently failed. Both were replaced with Frigidaire Made in China Dehumidifiers on May 13, 2014. They, like their predecessors were set up on 8 hour per day timers and run at night when the power cost is low. They were easy to set up and run. They run continuously during the 8 hour shift. The 70 pint exit air is a bit colder when compared to the 50 pint. Both are set to continuously drain. Their cabinet design makes it difficult to verify the coldness of the coils. Exit air blows at the top of the unit which is OK for the 70 pint used in the main basement area. The 50 pint is used in a 4 foot high crawl storage space which taxes the exit air distribution. The previous Sears units exit air was linear from the front of the cabinet and posed no air distribution concerns. Compressors are very quiet when compared to the 40 year old Sears units. Checking for coil freeze up is almost impossible. These units were recommended by CR. However, based upon dealer conversations and the issues at hand with the sub-contractor of the dehumidifier to Frigidaire, prognosis is that the reliability of these units will not come even close to that of the Sears units. That is why, extended warranty contract was purchased.
  55. Design
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    OK

    By: Cliff on 6/15/2014

    Unit was a replacement for 50 pt humidifier that had been recalled. I opted for a 70 pt unit with the idea that it would do the job quicker and remove more moisture than the older unit. My main complaint is that the fan tends to run all the time, even when the compressor is not on. I suspect that the on/off tolerances for the fan are too close and this make the unit cycle too fast thereby not giving the fan a chance to cut off. I would be hesitant to recommend this unit because of the constant noise.
  56. Design
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    Great Dehumidifier

    By: A on 6/14/2014

    First dehumidifier I've owned. Works great. A little loud.
  57. Design
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    Love it!

    By: Kenneth on 6/13/2014

    Enjoy attending church and serving the Lord.
  58. Design
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    Instant impact

    By: oddman on 6/13/2014

    Unboxed it, plugged it in and within 4 hours the basement air was noticeably free of the mustiness that comes with summer humidity. More than 2 months later, it's been sucking 140 pints out of the air daily with no signs of slowing down.
  59. Design
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    Good value - so far

    By: nad on 6/13/2014

    I purchased this unit for he downstairs area which is half furnished. The unit is situated in a utility room to relieve the living area of noise and allow drainage. I have not utilized the reservoir on the unit and so will not comment on that. The unit was easy to setup and has presented no problems. I did purchase in store warranty as reviews I had read indicated these were prone to failure. The filter is easily accessed for cleaning and the unit has been keeping the downstairs comfortable. I was hoping to find a highly rated unit that could pump the water outside as this would make the placement of the unit more flexible.
  60. Design
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    Excellent

    By: Klh on 6/13/2014

    Runs very quiet and keeps my basement dry..
  61. Design
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    So Far ... So Good

    By: Tom on 6/13/2014

    I don't like to review a product until I have had it installed and running for at least 3 months. While I have had this product for only one month, it is doing a much better job than the unit it replaced.
  62. Design
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    Very Efficient and Convenient

    By: KOB on 6/13/2014

    This model is very efficient and does a nice job collecting water. The model is a little loud, but the noise does not pose a problem when used in the basement. The only issue I have is the bucket appears to be made out of thinner plastic. If you change it on a regular basis I can see the material possibly breaking. Other than that the model is as advertised at a decent price. I would recommend this product to a friend.
  63. Design
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    Pretty good so far!

    By: Garciber on 6/12/2014

    Pretty good so far - purchased it about 6 Months ago
  64. Design
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    Moisture Saver

    By: gerry on 6/12/2014

    So far so good.I know of others that are not as happy
  65. Design
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    Nice unit!

    By: Kerry on 6/12/2014

    Nice efficient and quiet.
  66. Design
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    Good Buy

    By: ScottN on 6/12/2014

    Works well, no issues
  67. Design
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    kalamazoo

    By: sandy 6/12/14 on 6/12/2014

    this unit replaced one that was recalled..and so far I'm pleased with it.the fan is a little loud and the bucket handle could be made stronger to empty water out.
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    GOOD BUY

    By: DTF on 6/12/2014

    I BOUGHT THIS BECAUSE OF THE CONSUMER REPORTS GIVING THIS A HIGH RATING. THE UNIT OPERATES VERY EFFICIENTLY HOWEVER THE HUMIDSTAT IS ABOUT 10 POINTS OFF FROM ROOM AMBIENT THUS THE UNIT ONLY SHUTS DOWN RARELY COSTING EXTRA ON THE ELECTRIC BILL.
  69. Design
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    Leaked Once

    By: Tom SB on 6/12/2014

    This dehumidifier leaked once. The auto shutoff did not turn off the unit and the water overflowed. Luckily, it was in the basement and the water did not cause damage.
  70. Design
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    Effective and quiet

    By: Jason on 6/12/2014

    This is my 3rd dehumidifer in 15 years, and it is the most quiet one yet. We have a full walkout basement, and I have it in the unfinished laundry room to keep the basement from getting too humid and musty. I have to actually go into the laundry room to hear if it is on. From the main room in the basement you can't tell, it's that quiet. No leakage, unlike others that I've seen. Overall a great product at a great price.
  71. Design
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    Fits the needs

    By: cubspsycho85 on 6/12/2014

    I have a basement that stays pretty humid most of the year and this dehumid does the job very efficiently. I haven't noticed much of an increase at all in my electricity bill and it runs 24/7.
  72. Design
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    Expectations

    By: Bill on 6/12/2014

    Met all my expectations.
  73. Design
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    Great val;ue

    By: Terp82 on 6/12/2014

    Very pleased with the results. Operates in very quiet and efficient manner. The unit looks great. No problems. Recommend.
  74. Design
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    Awesome in most respects

    By: Holycow07 on 6/12/2014

    This is quiet, easy to move, attractive, does a great job pulling water from the air, but it's impossible to remove the plastic housing at the top to clean the inside of the container, and when full, the handle does not feel substantial enough to support the weight.
  75. Design
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    Great Product

    By: Steve on 6/12/2014

    This is my third dehumidifier that i have owned. First one by Frigidaire, and let me tell you this one is the best. Very quiet and energy efficient. Slim design does not take up alot of space. I have the 70 model size and takes care of my 1,500 sf basement with ease. Love the hose connector as my drain is far away. The digital display for humidity seem accurate enough for my use. Highly rated by CR helped with my decision.
  76. Design
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    Very Effective

    By: Dave on 6/12/2014

    This has stopped the condensation on my windows. This is my second unit, the first one lasted four years and worked like a champ.
  77. Design
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    Works as designed

    By: Bob on 6/12/2014

    Does what it should
  78. Design
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    So far, good.

    By: Walt on 6/12/2014

    I have had similar models and they only lasted a year or so. This one seems to be ff better quality, time will tell.
  79. Design
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    Solid performance.

    By: Turrene on 6/12/2014

    The product works as expected: very well. Some posts online complain about the continuous drain feature, but the current model operates fine in that mode. Mine has been on continuous drain for a month with no problems at all and no extra drain kit.
  80. Design
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    impressed by 70 pint dehumidifier

    By: rjackowski on 6/12/2014

    The 70 pint dehumidifier works great and so far now problems. It is pretty quiet and easy to operate. Its sitting in my basement getting rid of the musty smell and i appreciate that.
  81. Design
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    Works better than promised

    By: mk on 6/12/2014

    Got this after we were subject to the big recall last year. Zero problems so far, and it's able to fill the 70pint tub once a day. Our basement is cool and dry this summer!
  82. Design
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    Dehumidifier

    By: Lor on 6/12/2014

    We only owned it for about 1 month and the handle broke, not very durable. It took several phone calls to get rectified, I wanted a new bucket assembly, they said no they have to replace whole unit and they would get back to me within 48 hours. After 3-4 days, I called them again and they decided to send me the whole bucket. Which I wanted in the first place. And it was shipped very quick, thank you
  83. Design
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    Great price and works great

    By: Steve on 6/12/2014

    Great price and works great
  84. Design
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    Insuffient for basement

    By: Devildog on 6/12/2014

    Runs & runs to try to keep the humidity at 55%
  85. Design
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    Great Features

    By: Frank G on 6/12/2014

    Great engineering & features for the price. Very easy to use. Great quality.
  86. Design
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    Recent purchase

    By: TEB on 6/12/2014

    Just purchased this item and so far, so good. It seems to be working well and does a nice job of removing the moisture from our basement.
  87. Design
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    Cheaply made

    By: Jim on 6/10/2014

    Upon emptying filled bucket the sixthe time, the handle slipped out, bucket fell, broke bottom of bucket, broke clear plastic cover, and float. WILL NOT WORK NOW.
  88. Design
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    yes, its amazing

    By: tony on 6/4/2014

    Humidity levels get very high in the south. this whole house machine, was a lifestyle element my home had never had. I extended the warranty because its an addition to my home always. It works very well for my needs. Works very well!!!!
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    Product failed after 367 days

    By: aw088817 on 6/4/2014

    Product has failed again, this is the second one they have sent. DO NOT PURCHASE!! It will not last.
  90. Design
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    So far so good, time will tell

    By: HL on 5/29/2014

    Only have had it for a few weeks, but so far so good. Was concerned regarding negative reviews on Frigidaire units and a friend's bad experience. Store sales associate highly recommended this newer unit, so I went with it. Hope it lasts.
  91. Design
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    Opportunity for improvement

    By: Tinker on 5/26/2014

    The ONLY issue with this product is the lack of finger grips on the side of the bucket to assist with pulling the bucket out to empty. The bucket fits flush all around which is great for looks BUT horrific to grab to empty.
  92. Design
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    Disappointed

    By: PJ on 5/25/2014

    Although this dehumidifier seemed to work well, we had to return it because of a very unpleasant burning rubber smell.
  93. Design
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    Great Machine for the Price

    By: Sam on 5/22/2014

    So far, this has proven to be a great investment. I am running it in a 1200 sq ft basement on automatic, and the humidity is staying at a constant 45%. I like it a great deal and recommend it.
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    Frigidaire 70pt Dehumidifier Review

    By: Luke on 5/22/2014

    This dehumidifier works great. It shuts off once the humidity setpoint has been reached and I have found that it quickly removes excess moisture from my basement. I have not noticed a major difference in my electric bills either. I would highly recommend this unit.
  95. Design
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    70 pt dehumidifier

    By: Brewster on 5/22/2014

    So far so good. Really dries the air
  96. Design
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    Nice quality

    By: Smt on 5/22/2014

    Bought to replace one that got recalled and so far works great.
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    So far so good

    By: Doc2mac on 5/15/2014

    No problems, have had a lot of humidifiers go bad, this one seems pretty good.
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    Frigidaire Dehumidifier 70 pint

    By: sconnies on 5/15/2014

    It's only been running for a month now but so far it's great. The "change filter" feature is very nice.
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    Bad

    By: CT on 5/8/2014

    I had the dud version that worked great but failed after 1.5 years, so got this dad version which looks identical, it might fill up once a week and room smells musty still, just doesn't work and i'ved used dehumidifiers for 20+ years, don't buy this product !
  100. Design
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    Great useful product

    By: Fernando on 5/8/2014

    This is my first dehumidifier ever and must tell it's awesome! In my room it gets humid in winter, the walls start "sweating" and sometimes there's a black stain on them, I learned lately that the stain is actually mold that can be very dangerous for one's health. So I decided to purchase this particular dehumidifier and was the smartest decision I made about it. In winter there's no more mold and actually it turns my bedroom a little warmer. I would and have already recommended this product and my wife's aunt already purchased one just as mine and she's very happy with it too.
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    Excellent Choice

    By: PhillyFan on 5/1/2014

    I am extremely pleased with the functionality of this dehumidifier. it efficiently keeps my basement dry, and free from musty odors and mold. The unit is not excessively loud, and utilizing the direct drain feature is terrific. Indeed, I would highly recommend this product.
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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..
  105. Design
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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!
  106. Design
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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.
  107. Design
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    great product

    By: aleximm on 1/3/2014

    works great at the basement!!
  108. Design
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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.
  110. Design
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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.
  111. Design
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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.
  112. Design
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    Dehumidifier

    By: John White on 12/27/2013

    The timer controls are useless!
  113. 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
  114. 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.
  115. Design
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    Good dehumidifier

    By: Noah on 12/22/2013

    Solid build and works as expected.
  116. 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.
  117. Design
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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! :)
  118. Design
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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.
  119. 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.
  121. Design
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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.
  122. Design
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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.
  123. 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.
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    Liked it

    By: Jt on 12/17/2013

    Seemed like a good unit.
  125. 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.
  127. 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.
  128. 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.
  129. 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.
  130. 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.
  131. 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.
  132. 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!
  133. Design
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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.
  134. 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.
  136. 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.
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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.
  139. Design
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    GREAT

    By: Tony C on 9/25/2013

    Outstanding performance from a dehumidifier
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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.
  141. 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.
  142. 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!
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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.
  144. 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.
  145. Design
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    Good product

    By: Georgette on 9/24/2013

    Got this to keep our basement playroom dehumidified
  146. 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.
  147. Design
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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.
  148. 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.
  149. Design
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    good product

    By: moisture on 7/18/2013

    purchased about 3 weeks ago and so far working well
  150. 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!!