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GE 50 Pint Light Cool Gray Dehumidifier - AHR50LM

Abt Model: AHR50LM | UPC Code: 084691193210
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Electronic Controls/ Water Full Indicator Lamp/ Automatic Defrost Control/ Automatic Humidistat Control/ Automatic Shut-Off System/ Electronic Micro Computer Control/ 3 Fan Speed Selections/ ENERGY STAR Qualified/ Light Cool Gray Finish
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Energy Star Rated - Yes

GE 50 Pint Light Cool Gray Dehumidifier - AHR50LM

Features:

  • ENERGY STAR® Qualified
  • Electronic Controls
  • Low Temperature Operation
  • Front Condensate Bucket with Water Level Indicator
  • Automatic Shut-Off System when Bucket Fills
  • 3 Fan Speeds

Specifications:

CAPACITY
Bucket Capacity 21 pt
Dehumidification (pts./day) 51 pt
FEATURES
"Water Full" Indicator Lamp Yes
Electronic Micro Computer Control Yes
Washable Air Filter Yes
Bucket Type Front-Removable
Air Discharge Top Rear
Dry Airflow (CFM) High/Low 200/135
Automatic Humidistat Control Yes
Plug Type Parallel
Automatic Defrost Control Yes
External Drain Connector Yes
Fan Speed Selections 3
Control Type Electronic
Soft Touch Control Panel
Automatic Shut-Off Yes
APPEARANCE
Handle Yes - Top
Easy-Roll Casters Yes
Color Appearance Light Cool Gray
POWER / RATINGS
Amps 5.8
Watts 615
Circuit Size (Amps) 15
Voltage 115 V

Approximate Dimensions:

  • Height: 23.63"
  • Width: 15.38"
  • Depth: 10.5"

Approximate Weight:

  • Unit: 38 lbs
  • Shipping: 41 lbs

Warranty Information:

  • Manufacturer's Warranty (Authorized Online Retailer): 1 Year Warranty

More reasons to buy the GE AHR50LM from Abt Electronics
  • Abt.com is an authorized dealer (Learn More).
  • The GE AHR50LM is Brand New.
  • The GE AHR50LM Ships in a Factory Sealed Box.
 

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

by PowerReviews
GE 50 Pint Light Cool Gray Dehumidifier
 
3.5

(based on 13 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

77%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Effective (10)
  • Compact (5)
  • Energy efficient (4)
  • Lightweight (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Dank basement (5)
  • Summer humidity (4)
  • Bathroom (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Homeowner (11)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (13)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

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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Most Liked Negative Review

 

It's OK

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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2.0

Died within 3 months.

By 

from Long Island, NY

About Me Homeowner

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Effective
  • Energy Efficient

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about GE 50 Pint Light Cool Gray Dehumidifier:

      The product worked very well initially, but for no apparent reason, the control module became unresponsive. Luckily I was able to return it for a refund. I would be reluctant to recommend it.

      • Primary use:
      • Personal

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      3.0

      It's OK

      By 

      from Avalon, Texas

      About Me Homeowner, Retired engineer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Effective

      Cons

      • Noisy for living space

      Best Uses

      • Bathroom
      • Dank Basement
      • Drying Hand Laundry
      • Summer Humidity

      Comments about GE 50 Pint Light Cool Gray Dehumidifier:

      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.

      • Primary use:
      • Personal

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      5.0

      Great Product works beyond expectation!!

      By 

      from Fort Woth, Tx

      About Me Homeowner

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Effective
      • Energy Efficient
      • Lightweight
      • Quiet

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about GE 50 Pint Light Cool Gray Dehumidifier:

          This product will definitely dry your house out.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal

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          1.0

          Poor quality right out of the box

          By 

          from Elmwood park, Illinois

          About Me Homeowner

          Pros

          • Quiet

          Cons

          • Ineffective

          Best Uses

          • Dank Basement

          Comments about GE 50 Pint Light Cool Gray Dehumidifier:

          I bought this product because of the good reviews it was given. As soon as I removed it from the box it came in I noticed the control panel label was peeling off. I didn't think that was a big deal so I just pressed it back on. However, when I went to plug it in and start it nothing happened!, No indicator lights, no compressor, no fan. Abt was very good about taking it back and also gave me a discount on a different model!. The model I exchanged it for was the Lg 65 pint. I've had it for four days now and I am very pleased with it.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal

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          4.0

          works well so far...

          By 

          from east-central Illinois

          About Me Renter

          Verified Buyer

          Comments about GE 50 Pint Light Cool Gray Dehumidifier:

          Discovered that we had a very damp apartment (~800 sq ft) and hoped this would be the solution. It was a larger unit than anticipated, but that's nothing against the product (just my expectation). The unit is a bit noisy, but in a "white-noise"/fan sort of way (no squeaks or rattles or other annoying sounds), but the noise isn't too bad considering the job that it does. Pulls plenty of moisture out of the air (we always use the unit on the High fan setting). I have no complaints about the built-in bucket for water, which is easy to remove and replace. We don't use the unit every day (and haven't at all since the on-set of winter and dryer air). Very satisfied with the unit so far.

          Service and delivery comments:

          Prompt and excellent delivery, everything in great shape.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal

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          4.0

          Success Second Time Around

          By 

          from Orlando Florida

          About Me Homeowner

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Effective
          • Energy Efficient
          • Simple Controls

          Cons

          • 5 Percent Set Intervals
          • 5 Set Intervals
          • Loud on Highest Setting

          Best Uses

          • Bathroom
          • Summer Humidity

          Comments about GE 50 Pint Light Cool Gray Dehumidifier:

          The first unit had to be sent back because the unit would not shut-off when collection tank was removed. Also, it was cycling off/on too frequently. Second unit received worked much better, but 5% humidity set intervals are too great, when humidity level falls in-between. It creates too frequent cycling. Other than these minor CONS, it is a well designed dehumidifier. I would recommend it.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal

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          1.0

          Great Features but Defective

          By 

          from Longwood, FL

          About Me Homeowner

          Pros

            Cons

            • Ineffective

            Best Uses

            • Summer Humidity

            Comments about GE 50 Pint Light Cool Gray Dehumidifier:

            I purchased this GE dehumidifer due to its features. Unfortunately, it would never turn off for more than 20 seconds, no matter what % humidity setting was used. Furthermore, when I pull out the drain bucket during operation, the unit kept running. This could be the reason for the defective sensors. I have ordered a replacement in hope that the new one will work.

            • Primary use:
            • Personal

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            4.0

            Dehumidifies Well, But a Bit Noisy

            By 

            from Raleigh/Cary, NC

            About Me Homeowner

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact
            • Easy to empty
            • Easy to move
            • Easy to use
            • Effective

            Cons

            • Loud when running
            • Starts and stops

            Best Uses

            • Bathroom
            • Dank Basement
            • Summer Humidity

            Comments about GE 50 Pint Light Cool Gray Dehumidifier:

            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.

            • Primary use:
            • Personal

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            5.0

            Keeps House at good humidity

            By 

            from San Ramon, CA

            About Me Homeowner, Professional

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Effective

            Cons

            • none

            Best Uses

              Comments about GE 50 Pint Light Cool Gray Dehumidifier:

              Keeps 2700 SQ Ft house dry, no moisture on metal window frames when we use it.

              • Primary use:
              • Personal

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              4.0

              Would recommend this product.

              By 

              from Alabama

              About Me Handyman, Professional, Renter

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compact
              • Effective
              • Energy Efficient
              • Lightweight

              Cons

              • Awkward Water Pan

              Best Uses

                Comments about GE 50 Pint Light Cool Gray Dehumidifier:

                [...] We use the unit 24/7 for the whole house and we are very satisfied with it's performance.

                • Primary use:
                • Personal

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