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Dehumidifies Well, But a Bit Noisy
It dehumidifies well, is easy use, is easy to empty, and is easy to move around. I got this for a large (1000sqft), finished, and just slightly damp basement, and...Read complete review
It dehumidifies well, is easy use, is easy to empty, and is easy to move around. I got this for a large (1000sqft), finished, and just slightly damp basement, and it is serving that purpose well.At first, I emptied the bucket twice a day. After about a week of that, I only need to do it once a week or so. It's cold and the heat is on, so that probably helps too. (Also - I have it set at 50% humidity, and the basement wasn't very damp in the first place.)The biggest issue with this is the fan noise. When it's running, it's pretty loud. It's a little quieter on the 'low' fan speed versus the 'high', but not as much as I was expecting. 'Low' is still too loud.The other annoying issue is the tendency for the unit to start and stop. It will detect the humidity is getting too high and start up, then shut back off after about 10 minutes. A few minutes later, it will do it again. I'd much prefer it just run for longer to get the level lower than necessary, then shut off for longer.Because of the noise issue, sometimes I'll turn it off when I'm in the room. (Easy to do - just push the power button. Push it again to turn it back on with the last settings. Simple.)The manual says to keep it 16-18+ inches away from a wall, if that matters to you. It's on wheels, so it's pretty easy to move around.The bucket is very easy to empty. It even has a handle to carry it with. It seems well designed, and I have zero problems with the way it works.The unit is easy to operate. The controls are simple and easy to understand. No problems there.The manual says to clean the air filter every 250 hours that the fan runs. Keep that in mind if you're going to run it continuously - that's every 10 days. You need to keep the filter clean to keep the coils clean. There's an indicator light to remind you.All in all, I'm pretty pleased. If it were quieter and didn't start and stop, I think it'd be perfect. I researched other dehumidifiers, and they all have similar noise issues. Given that, the GE brand (who knows - it may still mean something), and the ease of use of this unit, I have no regrets.
Most Liked Negative Review
It pulls out moisture, even in a chilly room. I like the user interface. It's not a quiet unit, but the noise is only from the fan: no banging or rattling. I...Read complete review
It pulls out moisture, even in a chilly room. I like the user interface. It's not a quiet unit, but the noise is only from the fan: no banging or rattling. I have doubts about the accuracy of the humidity display, and a short time after the unit turns off (due to reaching setpoint) it turns back on. I don't believe the room humidity increased by 5 or 10% in two minutes. Still, it does take the moisture out.
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Does a great job
from Maryland, United States
Comments about GE 50 Pint Light Cool Gray Dehumidifier:
This dehumidifier saved the inside of my home , my heat source failed and the dehumidifier did a great job keeping the moisture from building up inside my home .
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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I just bought this. It was easy to hook up. After a few hours I checked the water bucket and it was about 1/4 full. I've been emptying the bucket before it gets full a few times since then. I have no complaints as it appears to be working very well.
from Harrison charter Township, MI, United States
The little red ball that shows the water level is a very convenient feature. Does a great job of keeping the basement dry and smelling good.
from Pittsburgh, PA, United States
Great machine. Quite operation easy to read full bead.
Dehumidifier was purchased about 6 mos ago.
By Jerry Cynthia
from Columbus, OH, United States
I am very happy with it specifically with the efficiency!
from Ann Arbor, MI, United States
I bought this unit and it works great! Definitely worth the price.
from northern Calif
This a replacement for last GE which lasted 3 yrs, so far its great, very quiet, works well. would recommend it to others
Dehumidifer for mid to large rooms
from Brooklyn, MD
I brought this for my unfinished basement. I run a business and definitely needed to keep the mositure off of my products. I leave it on low when I leave for work aroud 9am and then dump it when I return around 5 pm. However you can set this up to drain into a siunk as well. I looked at this item at several stores and its reasonable everywhere.
Even works in the garage!
from Saint Helen, MI
I bought this dehumidifier for my garage. It was plugged in for a short time and I could feel a difference in the air. I love the drain on the side where you can attach a garden hose and never have to worry about emptying it. Love it!
New user of product
By Librarian 50
from Palm City, FL, United States
Purchased this item yesterday as replacement for another product sine we have a large book library and use extra humidity removal..so far it is more quiet than previous model
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