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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.
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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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By Uncle Beeve
from Fairfield, CT, United States
Comments about GE 50 Pint Light Cool Gray Dehumidifier:
The dehumidifier removed 25 gallons of water out of the air in less than 24 hours. 5 stars for sure.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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great quite can't go wrong with GE
last GE dehumidifier lasted 30yrs can't see why this one won't do the same
Easy to use
from Aurora, IL, United States
I bought the Dehumidifier a few weeks back and its great, quiet and easy to use hose attachment makes it hassle free.
Great Quality and Features
from Kenai, AK, United States
Great price. No hassle instant setup. The unit has performed beyond my expectations right after I plugged it in! The unit pulled a quart of water out of the air and dropped the humidity 10% in less than an hour!
from Lakewood, OH, United States
We bought this dehumidifier recently and it was extremely easy to install and it works great! The only con I see right now is that it's a little loud, but if you have it in the basement you can't hear it at all:)
Easy to set up and use.
from Old Saybrook, CT, United States
This item is excellent. Easy to set up and use. The humidity in my basement has been reduced dramatically. It is easy to empty and I think the carry handle on the tank is a great feature.
Okay so far
from Emmaus, PA, United States
Bought it today I guess it will work I will let you know if it still works in six months
By Judie A H
from Erie, PA, United States
I just made this purchase and surprised at the water already.
from Albany NY
This product does exactly what it promises. Works like a charm.
By Super Girl
from Spooner, WI, United States
Don't wait to buy- do it now! So pleased with our purchase, just should have done it sooner.
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