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The best of any brand dehumidifier
In Florida we use dehumidifiers year round and I have tried just about every brand made thru the years. The LD451EGL was purchased to replace another LG dehumidifier called Goldstar model DH5010B which lasted...Read complete review
In Florida we use dehumidifiers year round and I have tried just about every brand made thru the years. The LD451EGL was purchased to replace another LG dehumidifier called Goldstar model DH5010B which lasted 14 years with everyday use. If replacement parts had been available for it another 14 years would have been no problem. Not all parts were available because of its age. I still have and use everyday a model A LG dehumidifier, which is even older than the one that quit and its still running strong. This says a lot about the quality in LG dehumidifiers. I'm an HVAC/R technician with over 30 years experience so I know the inner workings of a dehumidifier. The LG line of dehumidifiers are the only brand on the market today that will work properly in cool damp or hot humid conditions and not freeze up. The evaporator on LG models are set at the proper temperature for a dehumidifier the other brands I've tried have theirs set closer to a refrigerator evaporator temperature which will not let it work in cool damp conditions without freezing up solid. The LD451EGL has a steel outer shell all other brands are just plastic. Most important to me is repair parts are available for LG dehumidifiers. All other brands of dehumidifiers are now considered throw away small appliances because you cannot get any repair parts. There are just a couple of minor changes I would make on the model LD451EGL LG dehumidifier I believe these changes would make the LG line of dehumidifiers the #1 brand of dehumidifier world wide. I wish there was some way I could sit down with an LG design engineer and go over these changes. I have read some bad reviews on other sites concerning LG dehumidifiers, none of them are perfect, but the LG brand is the best of what's available today. All in all you can't go wrong with these LG dehumidifiers.
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Lowe's recommended it. Worked fine for a year...
My LD451EGL worked fine for about a year although it was very noisy, seems the outside plastic cover had some vibrations in it that I couldn't resolve. Beginning the second year it kept running...Read complete review
My LD451EGL worked fine for about a year although it was very noisy, seems the outside plastic cover had some vibrations in it that I couldn't resolve. Beginning the second year it kept running continually, but deposited very little, if any, water in the bucket. I took the covers off to check and clean, if needed, (it didn't) and put it back together. Still no water in the bucket. Only thing I can figure is that it lost its' coolant. Seems no one in the world wants to recharge it. Looks GREAT but DOESN'T WORK!!! Perhaps the compressor??? But how do I have that determined???
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dehumidifies but hard to empty the reservoir
We've had this model for over a year. It dehumidifies well but there are two things I don't like about it: 1) the reservoir, when it's full, is difficult to slide out for emptying 2) the unit vibrates loudly: in the living room we can hear it loud and clear through the floor down in the basement. I'm comparing the difficulty of emptying the reservoir and the noise level to that of other units we've had over the years, which were easier to empty and quieter. The LG has them beat on efficiency, however.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
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from Indianapolis, IN, USA
We purchased this unit and got just over year out of it. Just long enough for the warranty to expire. Like everyone else it quit pulling the moisture out of the air and only works as a fan. Terrible quality.
Stopped dehumidifying 1 year
Stopped removing humidity in little over a year. Just a fan now. Would not buy again.
Lasted Less Than One Year.
from Cumberland, ME, USA
This product lasted less than one year. When I inquired about warranty and repair the closest LG certified technician was 1 hour and 20 minutes from my house. This is the last LG appliance I will purchase.
My third dehumidifier just died after only 1 year of service, so now I get to see how LG handles warranty issues. These dehumidifiers operate nicely - they are quiet, work well, and it is easy to hook up the drainage to an external drain. But, they simply do not last. The first one lasted 3 years, the second for two years, and my most recent purchase only 11 months.
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I LOVE this dehumidifier, the humidity in my home was at 95% when I purchased this. It's now steadily at 50% but could be lower if I set the dehumidifier to a lower setting. I have a 1000sqft apt. and it keeps the entire apt. at the level I set it to. I the only thing I don't like, and the reason for the 4 star rating for "Features", is that it is not energy efficient, however, I have there has not been much of a raise in my electric usage and it runs 24/7.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
overall--quiet and efficient
from Bartow, FL, USA
good product for the money. seems to do a good job of regulating the moisture before and after showers. (I have it placed in a large bedroom close to the shower.) There's only a couple small details that could be better. One, is if it had an indicator of the house humidity in addition to the target humidity. Another is minor rattles and quirks such as an oscillating hum when low speed is used consistently. Switching to high speed, then back to low seems to help the problem.
So Far So good
We had mildew about a foot off the floor in the bathrooms and kitchen in our mountain home. We assume from all the rain we had this past summer. the humidiy is really high in the mountains anyway. It was real mess cleaning all of that up, but we did it and ran out as soon as we could a bought the LG dehumidifier. Well guess what it worked very well..no more mildew..so so happy with this unit. Thank you LG
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from DeWitt, MI, USA
After only 2 years, this no longer works. It was EXTREMELY noisy in spite of the literature saying it was quiet. It was used according to directions, never abused, and suddenly overheated and won't work any longer. I have had other dehumidifiers over the years and they all lasted many more years than this has.
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