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I have had no issues with this product, I believe it doesn't get better than this other than being powered by its own water instead of electricity. I have had this product once before...Read complete review
I have had no issues with this product, I believe it doesn't get better than this other than being powered by its own water instead of electricity. I have had this product once before and returned it from another store thinking I didnt need it in my new home. I was wrong and had mold issues in my basement. I looked all over for this product and most places carry the hier brand which most people rate very low and have issues. ABT carries this this higher quality dehumidifier in which I was also glad to find it on sale when I bought it. This is a well designed product for the money..
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The most important thing for me (and most) is a front intake and a top exahust. A 65 pint unit has to pull air from a large space, or multiple rooms. It...Read complete review
The most important thing for me (and most) is a front intake and a top exahust. A 65 pint unit has to pull air from a large space, or multiple rooms. It is important it pulls from the front. As for exauhst, blowing out the sides or rear could potentially blow into a wall, or onto someone that is seated near by. Exhausting upwards never creates a problem. I had a 65 pint Fedders/Maytag before this. The only other model I have seen with front intake and top exhaust. It had two digital displays, one for your humidity setting, one for the actual humidity. The GE unit only has one display that toggles. The Maytag unit also had a one hour shut off or pause feature. The GE does not. I am trying to dehumidify a finished 900sqrft basement, that gets between 50-70% humid in the summer. The Maytag's lowest setting was 35%. The Maytag was 65pt as well, and at the most humidy could bring the space's humidity level down to 35% and shut off. The GE at the most humidy time a year in the basement can only get to 39 or 40% dry when running continuously in the same space. Both are 65pt/day capacity, but the Maytag had a bit more drying power. I can live with 40-45% humidity though in the basement, so I guess the GE still does ok for my application, I would have liked it to be able to take the 900sqrft to 35% humidity though during humid months, it validates it is enough dehumidifier for the space. The downside to the Maytag/Fedders is that it broke after a year (as many others have as well). Fedders got out of this business, as has Maytag, and they are not repairing or honoring the warranty on broken units that still should be covered. The GE is the only 65 pint front in take top exhaust unit I have seen that is still on the market. If its reliability holds up it will be the best unit out there. Apparently dehumidifiers must be tough to make reliable. Almost all brands out there seem to have repair issues. If this one holds up it will be well worth the money. The GE also heats a big space, taking my 68 degree basement to 77 degrees over the entire 900sqrft. The Maytag took the basement temp up to only 74 degrees. The GE does have a larger tank capacity 21 pints vs 17 pints, less trips to the sink. It also has an indicator on the bucket that shows you how close to full you are, pretty handy. I would give it 3 1/2 stars, but the rating only allows for 3 or 4 stars.ABT had the best price, excellent customer service, and shipped it to me right away. Their return policy is also top notch, they take the risk out of buying online. I would highly recommend them.
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Comments about GE AHM65LK Light Gray 65 Pints Energy Star Dehumidifier:
I owned one and went to buy a second one but the local store no longer carried GE. WHAT A MISTAKE! I am glad I found a GE dealer through the web site and I bought my second unit. The competitor's model is sitting in the garage. I'm sticking with GE.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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GE Dehumidifier (AHM65LK, 65 pt.)
from De Queen, AR
This model works great for my humid garage. Living in the South, humidity is a problem and it makes my garage floor condensate. GE's dehumifier works great to control the problem. It's relatively quiet and quickly takes moisture out of the air.
You should get one.
from Chicago IL
About Me Handyman, Homeowner
Reviews of this GE model and ABT reputation brought me to this purchase. [...] and the product has to be THE best on the market. Quiet, adjustable fan speed, not much heat generated, and the controls are easy to operate. Get one. It's been the so quiet I almost forgot that it came.
from Scituate, MA
Works well. Not too noisy (in basement).
65 pint GE Dehumidifier
from Cleveland, OH
I have to agree with the other reviewer. I also had a Maytag dehumidifier which worked well but only last 3 yrs. I was unable to get the product repaired. This unit is similar to the Maytag 65 pint unit but does not dry as much as the Maytag did. Mind you, it does work well but has to be set to 40% humidity for the unit to shut off automaticly. AT 35% it will run continuously. It works, and keeps the basement dry but less powerful than the Maytag. [...] Good Luck.
so far so good
By ole ku
from tilton, nh
I haven't owned it that long and I have set it up to drain into a drain. It seems to do the job and I know that consumer reports rated it high.
Exactly what I was looking for!!
from staten island, ny
I purchased this dehumidifier for my unfinished basement. This product works great at getting rid of that musty cellar smell. I put it on continous for one day and it dropped the humidity reading from 60 to 30 in 24 hrs. It works great for use in a cellar. It isn't too noisy, in fact it is quieter than the one had previously owned, but I wouldn't recommend it for an area you are actually in all the time. I would definitly recommend this to a friend.
from Kenosha Wi
About Me Handyman, Homeowner, Professional
By Carol the do-it-your-selfer
from Marcellus, NY
It does an excellent job removing basement dampness. Managing the water bucket is a little awkward, since even slow emptying allows water to spill over the top from a separate compartment. It also gets quite heavy, but removing it when it's not full allows water to continue collecting without the pan there to catch it. All things considered, I'd buy it again.
exactly what I needed
By crossword addict
from Chicago, IL
I have basement that sometimes leaks. I need an automatic drying machine, and I just set this one in the middle of the floor and turned it on. I could not get the plastic bypass tube on far enough that the hose fitting would lie flush against the side of the unit, so I just left the hose coupling unmounted. No problem so far; drains fine.
Service and delivery comments:
Delivery was the next day! Good condition.I bought this item by phone after having looked at choices on line. Customer service was very helpful, convinced me not to drive to the store for pickup but to have the product delivered. Price was less than quoted on line.
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