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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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It removes the humidity excellently and is quiet.
from Allegan, MI
Comments about GE 50 Pint Light Cool Gray Dehumidifier:
I purchased this unit 2 days ago; it has done very well removing unneeded humidity from our basement.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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By Su Z Q
from RI, United States
We purchased this product as a replacement and are very satisfied with it's performance. The unit is so quiet that you don't even realize that it is running.
from lake park, fl
Just moved into an older house in Florida, 3 miles from the beach. This model was recommended by a neighbor and was told to use it whenever the house was shut to prevent mold and mildew. Sure enough, leaving it on with the windows shut, during the day or when we have the a/c on, draws a fair amount of water. I'd hate to think about that mold in our house and the effects on our health.
from Columbus, OH, United States
Expensive, but happy with the quality and performance
from PA, United States
We purchased this product because we needed to replace our old dehumidifiers. We are extremely pleased, they run so quietly compared to our other ones. All the features on the top are very nice
Simple design, easy to use.
from From Colorado
A friend told me about and I like it so I got one too.
By Denise 1955
from Shorewood, IL, United States
I had a different one from another manufacturer and it quit after about a year. I thought I would give G E a try since I have all GE profile appliances in my kitchen and I love them. So I am happy with this one
from Tallahassee, FL, United States
Can't believe how much water this pulls out of the house.
from Wilmington De
I bought this to use in my basement woodshop. Got it mostly to dry paint on my projects. It does the job.
from Houston, TX, United States
I purchased a GE dehumidifier for use in our house. The set-up was easy, and the applicants is definitely working well to remove moisture from inside of our house.
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