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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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Nice, solid looking unit
from Alaska, United States
Comments about GE 50 Pint Light Cool Gray Dehumidifier:
Bought this last night and already has taken humidity down from 57/60 to 50. Only ran for a few hours last night then again this morning. A little noisy but as of this review seems to do its purpose.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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HIT THE TARGET
from Gilsum NH
We needed a reliable humidifier to keep out basement dry and free of mold. This unit hit the target! It added less than 30 cents to my electric bill and is very quite! I would recommend any of the 3 sizes!
Good Value Great Features
from Erie, PA, United States
Purchased to replace older unit that no longer works. Was impressed with how quickly it brought the rooms to the desired humidity and also with its ease of operation.
Great so far
from Columbus, OH, United States
Just purchased this for our new 4000 sq ft home to use in the unfinished basement area. It had the humidity down to 40% really quickly and has maintained in the continuous mode since. No issues 3 weeks in and hoping to get many quality years out of this item.
By Mom at home
This product does good job Could have use brief how to use in box hate having to look up on line
from WV, United States
This dehumidifier runs quietly and will hopefully last longer than the three year average I have had with my other dehumidifiers.
from West Virginia, United States
I just purchased and it seems to be doing the job!
This is better then expected
By Dave in NY
from Rochester, NY, United States
Well the old machine had a recall so I went to buy a new one. This unit is already assembled out of thr box. All I had to do was remove tape hook up my house and plug it in. This machine is very quiet and easy to use.
from Seneca Falls, NY, United States
Recently purchased, set up in basement, and it works great! Odor is gone!
Just what we needed
from McMinnville, OR, United States
Excellent mid size dehumidifier, runs quiet, does a great job
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