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Danby DDR30A2GP 30 Pint Dehumidifier Customer Reviews

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Danby DDR30A2GP 30 Pint Dehumidifier
 
3.6

(based on 14 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

64%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (9)
  • Good design (9)
  • Quality materials (4)
  • Safety features (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Inside (6)
    • Small jobs (5)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Avid do-it-yourselfer (7), Casual do-it-yourselfer (4)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    REALLY SATISFIED

    I had a Kenmore for almost 20 years that did a great job, but could be heard from the basement to my bedroom overhead despite ample insulation.

    Next I got a...Read complete review

    I had a Kenmore for almost 20 years that did a great job, but could be heard from the basement to my bedroom overhead despite ample insulation.

    Next I got a LG that was totally unreliable by the time I had had it for 8 months. So my desires were for a quiet, efficient and durable dehumidifier. I have had my Danby DDR30A2GP for three weeks, so it is much too soon to know about durability. However, it is quiet and effective.

    I am in a different home now in the mountains out from Asheville, NC. My property is covered in trees, therefore it is very shady and we have had record rain this year, making it really damp inside my house before my unit arrived -- this Danby was backordered, but Consumer Reports had recommended it, so I wanted the best odds on good performance possible.

    After the expense of the move, my budget would only allow me to purchase the 30 pint for the entire downstairs of 950 sq. ft. It keeps the humidity between 52-55 in the large living/ dining room in which it is located, and at a steady 60 in the bath which is furthest room from it. The guest bedroom and the exercise room are in between.

    I am asking a lot of my Danby and it is delivering, as I have the central air thermostat located upstairs set for the heat to go on if the temperture goes below 66 degrees upstairs -- leaving the downstairs cooler.

    I have read reviews that complained about water leaking from this model onto the floor if you aren't able to use the hose. I empty my unit twice daily at 7A & 7P and have not had an overflow problem despite how wet it has been. What I did find is that if you remove the bucket to empty it immediately after turning the unit off, by the time you return water that had been condensed, but had not yet reached the bucket, will drip onto the floor. I absorb that water each time after emptying the bucket with about 1/4th of a washcloth before reinserting the bucket -- no big deal.

    If this Danby last for a number of years, I will be a completely satisfied customer and give it the fifth star.

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Fan Never Turns Off --EVER!

    This has a useless electronic panel that allows you to set the desired humidity but it does not turn off--ever! I've used dehumidifiers for the past 30 years I have never heard of...Read complete review

    This has a useless electronic panel that allows you to set the desired humidity but it does not turn off--ever! I've used dehumidifiers for the past 30 years I have never heard of this.

    I bought this to replace my beloved and ancient Frigidaire dehumidifier. It has a humidity setting, I set it to 40%, reached that level and the thing just runs and runs. It makes no sense. If you don't care about electricity use, or an appliance continually running for no reason, or fan noise 24/7, this will work for you.

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    5.0

    Problem solved!

    By GTM

    from Yorktown,VA

    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Good Design
    • Quality Materials
    • Safety Features

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Inside
      • Small Jobs

      Comments about Danby DDR30A2GP 30 Pint Dehumidifier:

      The product doee exactly what is says it does.

       
      4.0

      REALLY SATISFIED

      By Kay

      from Mountains of Asheville, NC

      About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Does the job
      • Easy To Use
      • Good Design
      • Quality Materials
      • Quiet

      Cons

      • None so far

      Best Uses

      • Inside
      • Quiet Near Living Areas
      • Small Jobs

      Comments about Danby DDR30A2GP 30 Pint Dehumidifier:

      I had a Kenmore for almost 20 years that did a great job, but could be heard from the basement to my bedroom overhead despite ample insulation.

      Next I got a LG that was totally unreliable by the time I had had it for 8 months. So my desires were for a quiet, efficient and durable dehumidifier. I have had my Danby DDR30A2GP for three weeks, so it is much too soon to know about durability. However, it is quiet and effective.

      I am in a different home now in the mountains out from Asheville, NC. My property is covered in trees, therefore it is very shady and we have had record rain this year, making it really damp inside my house before my unit arrived -- this Danby was backordered, but Consumer Reports had recommended it, so I wanted the best odds on good performance possible.

      After the expense of the move, my budget would only allow me to purchase the 30 pint for the entire downstairs of 950 sq. ft. It keeps the humidity between 52-55 in the large living/ dining room in which it is located, and at a steady 60 in the bath which is furthest room from it. The guest bedroom and the exercise room are in between.

      I am asking a lot of my Danby and it is delivering, as I have the central air thermostat located upstairs set for the heat to go on if the temperture goes below 66 degrees upstairs -- leaving the downstairs cooler.

      I have read reviews that complained about water leaking from this model onto the floor if you aren't able to use the hose. I empty my unit twice daily at 7A & 7P and have not had an overflow problem despite how wet it has been. What I did find is that if you remove the bucket to empty it immediately after turning the unit off, by the time you return water that had been condensed, but had not yet reached the bucket, will drip onto the floor. I absorb that water each time after emptying the bucket with about 1/4th of a washcloth before reinserting the bucket -- no big deal.

      If this Danby last for a number of years, I will be a completely satisfied customer and give it the fifth star.

       
      5.0

      Pleasant machine

      By Satisfied Customer

      from Cordova, Alaska

      About Me Beginner

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Good Design

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Inside
        • Small Jobs

        Comments about Danby DDR30A2GP 30 Pint Dehumidifier:

        I use this in my 13' x 13' apt with an 8' loft to keep humidity levels below 50%. Until I get a tiny dryer I've been air drying my clothes and if I run this all night set at 30% the night of washing, I'm at 45% in the morning and my clothes are dry. With the fan on high and when the cooling element kicks in it can get a little loud next to my cot but with earplugs in it blocks the sound of freight trucks at 5 am! Super plus. Fan on low it's barely noticeable three feet from me if I tune it out. The air feels cleaner which may be the filter doing it's job. I also live in an area where it rains nearly constantly (southern coastal Alaska) and have never experienced this level of .. Air awesomeness. I will use the unit occasionally after I get a dryer because it creates a pleasant atmosphere and keeps my home mold free.

         
        4.0

        Works well

        By Fred

        from Wickliffe, OH

        About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Good Design

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Danby DDR30A2GP 30 Pint Dehumidifier:

            Have it in my basement that flooded, it taking the water out of the air very well, I keep it running, and use the hose connection and hav it running to my sump. It is working very well!!

             
            2.0

            Beware: no auto setting for fan

            By M

            from FL

            About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Works well

            Cons

            • Fun Runs Constantly
            • Rh Setting Lost If Pwr Of

            Best Uses

            • Inside
            • Small Jobs

            Comments about Danby DDR30A2GP 30 Pint Dehumidifier:

            Used in cabin of boat. Do not need fan to run 24/7

             
            3.0

            Bucket overflow switch does not work

            By Qoby T

            from New York, NY

            About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Good Design
            • Quality Materials

            Cons

            • Difficult To Use

            Best Uses

              Comments about Danby DDR30A2GP 30 Pint Dehumidifier:

              It would be a nice device if one of the most important features - overflow switch-off - worked. But it does not. Dunby customer service told me it's a known flaw. "Happens sometimes", they said. Not good enough for me, so I returned it. However, if you can use the drain hose, it may be irrelevant for you because otherwise it does perfect job, quietly and efficiently.

               
              5.0

              Great little dehumidifier

              By ashley

              from Massachusetts

              About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Good Design
              • Quality Materials
              • Safety Features

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Inside
                • Small Jobs

                Comments about Danby DDR30A2GP 30 Pint Dehumidifier:

                This works great with the pump.

                 
                1.0

                Auto shut-off does not work

                By QobyT

                from New York, NY

                About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Good Design
                • Quiet Productive

                Cons

                • No Auto Shutoff

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Danby DDR30A2GP 30 Pint Dehumidifier:

                  Auto shut-off when the bucket fills out does not work. Danby told me it is a known problem. You may be luckier, but is it worth the risk? Sylvana was nice enough to issue return label right away.

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  1.0

                  Fan Never Turns Off --EVER!

                  By SurryBix

                  from NY, NY

                  About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                    Cons

                    • Poor Design

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Danby DDR30A2GP 30 Pint Dehumidifier:

                      This has a useless electronic panel that allows you to set the desired humidity but it does not turn off--ever! I've used dehumidifiers for the past 30 years I have never heard of this.

                      I bought this to replace my beloved and ancient Frigidaire dehumidifier. It has a humidity setting, I set it to 40%, reached that level and the thing just runs and runs. It makes no sense. If you don't care about electricity use, or an appliance continually running for no reason, or fan noise 24/7, this will work for you.

                       
                      5.0

                      works great

                      By Bob

                      from Inlet ,NY

                      About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use

                      Cons

                      • Don't Have Any Cons Now

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Danby DDR30A2GP 30 Pint Dehumidifier:

                        It' a nice unit because it isn't big and it's very quiet.Does a great job.

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