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Danby DDR7009REE Dehumidifier Customer Reviews

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Danby DDR7009REE Dehumidifier
 
4.6

(based on 181 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (130)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (43)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (4)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Effective (25)
  • Energy efficient (18)
  • Quiet (16)
  • Compact (12)
  • Lightweight (7)

Cons

  • Awkward water pan (3)

Best Uses

  • Dank basement (25)
  • Summer humidity (20)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Homeowner (27), Avid do-it-yourselfer (4)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (29)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Danby DDR7009REE Gets The Job Done!

We purchased this dehumidifier for use in our unfinished basement. The basement had developed a strong musty smell even though we had never had any water on the floor or walls. At first,...Read complete review

We purchased this dehumidifier for use in our unfinished basement. The basement had developed a strong musty smell even though we had never had any water on the floor or walls. At first, we manually emptied the tank because we wanted to see how much water it was removing. The first day it removed almost two tanks of water out of the air, resulting in a significant reduction of the musty smell. By the end of the next day, the musty smell was completely gone.

Over the next couple of weeks, we would empty the tank each morning and evening and each time the tank would be between 1/3 to 1/2 full. We eventually hooked the hose up and ran it into the sump pump and it has continued to keep the humidity between 36 and 42 percent. We've been using it for about 1 1/2 months now and it has continued to work like a charm, it has kept our basement odor free and dry and it is easy to operate.

We were also very pleased with Sylvane. We placed the order at around 11:30pm on October 18th and the dehumidifier was delivered on October 20th - you can't get much better than that!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Dehumidifier

I got rave reviews on this product from my in-laws. While it is doing the job, i wonder if there's a better product. Ultimately, the test comes in durability. I won't be...Read complete review

I got rave reviews on this product from my in-laws. While it is doing the job, i wonder if there's a better product. Ultimately, the test comes in durability. I won't be able to properly give a true review for another 2-5 years. If it's still working then, it's a 5 star. For now, it's a 3 star.

The dehumidifier works fine in pulling moisture from my basement, creating a dry 50% humidity environment, except that the tempurature in the basement seems to be increased significantly. I can't tell you how much, but it is now hot in my basement. Logically, I wouldn't expect this as a lower humidity should result in a cooler air feel but i think the unit throws off so much heat that it warms my whole basement, which i would estimate at 600 sq ft.

Also, I dump the water as it fills the chamber in the unit. I wish these were designed better. This unit does not pour out well. It spills every time I empty it. There's no good way to pour out the water. I don't think this was designed for or at least it wasn't designed well.

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5.0

Better than its competition by a country

By iceman

from Salem, MA

About Me Homeowner

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Compact
  • Effective
  • Energy Efficient
  • Quiet

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Dank Basement

    Comments about Danby DDR7009REE Dehumidifier:

    I have tried several units and this the only one I would ever buy again. The only one I would ever recomend to a friend.

    • Primary use:
    • Personal
     
    5.0

    totally satisfied

    By papajoe

    from east amherst ny

    About Me Handyman, Homeowner

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Effective
    • Energy Efficient

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Dank Basement
      • Summer Humidity

      Comments about Danby DDR7009REE Dehumidifier:

      I have a 2000 sq ft plus basement that smells musty and is so damp in the summer that the concrete floor is actually wet. I bought the danby to see if it would help. My results were unbelieveable. I ran it 24/7 and my basement was as dry as could be. The musty smell was gone and all the stuff stored down there was fine. I live in Buffalo NY suburb and this product is awesome.

      • Primary use:
      • Personal
       
      4.0

      I'm Happy

      By Jerry

      from Holley N.Y.

      About Me Homeowner

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Effective

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Dank Basement
        • Summer Humidity

        Comments about Danby DDR7009REE Dehumidifier:

        It works well. It is in the basement so we dont hear,although it is quiet enough. But the fan does run all the time. The price was good and dilivery was FAST.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal
         
        5.0

        Working very well so far

        By js

        from South New Jersey

        About Me Homeowner

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Dries Out A Large Basemen

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Dank Basement

          Comments about Danby DDR7009REE Dehumidifier:

          It arrived quickly, required essentially no setup, except for connection of a drain hose. I'm impressed by the efficiency.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal
           
          5.0

          Very satisfied

          By Bob H.

          from Amherst, VA

          About Me Handyman, Homeowner

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Accurate
          • Effective
          • Energy Efficient
          • Quiet

          Cons

          • none

          Best Uses

          • Dank Basement
          • Summer Humidity

          Comments about Danby DDR7009REE Dehumidifier:

          This unit replaced one that we had for only 2 years when the circuit board went bad. This one is much quieter, has a better hose drain connection and the controls can be we more accurately. I expect this one to last much longer that the Zenith brand we had before.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal
           
          5.0

          Running strong in an 1800 sq ft basement

          By Mike from NJ

          from Forked River, NJ

          About Me Homeowner

          Pros

          • Compact
          • Effective
          • Lightweight
          • Quiet

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Basement

            Comments about Danby DDR7009REE Dehumidifier:

            I purchased the Danby DDR7009REE Dehumidifier after doing a fair amount of research. Like many people in New Jersey recently, I had extensive mold after about a foot of flooding into my 1800 square foot basement. I was between this unit at 70 pints and a much larger unit for well over 2500 square feet, but considering cost I went with this one and couldn't be happier. I have been running this unit for three months and it continues to work very well. It keeps my basement at the 50 percent humidity level I choose and there is a noticeable difference in feel of the basement. The unit runs quiet and drains directly into my sump pump which is a big plus. The defroster on the unit has been very useful now that the winter is here.

            I have yet to test it in the summer but so far I am very pleased. The cost is extremely competitive compared to similar units. The fan runs constantly which after talking to the professionals who remediated the mold in my basement is a plus since the moving air will cut down on mold.

            I have not noticed an appreciable increase in my electricity bills since its installation.

            I would certainly recommend it to anyone who has an 1800 square foot or smaller basement especially if they want to keep mold from regrowing as I did.

            Setup was very simple and it began working immediately. It was very helpful to have the humidity readout and watch it go from 70% to 40% within 30 minutes!

            • Primary use:
            • Personal
             
            4.0

            From moist to dry!

            By Moldy no more

            from Union County,NJ

            About Me Homeowner

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Danby DDR7009REE Dehumidifier:

                  This summer was the worst humidity level my basement ever had in the 12 years that I lived in my home.I had a 50 pint dehumidifier and it seemed like a HUMIDifier instead!(I guess it was on it's way out and I didn't realize it). It was always moist when I entered the basement,and last week I noticed that mold had started to grow on "my stuff". I found Sylvane online and loved that there was a video describing the unit. I also called customer service, and found the customer service reps to be very helpful in explaining to me the differences between the pint size capacities,and also a little lessen in how dehumidifiers work(amount of coils etc...). The price seemed reasonable so I searched around and discovered that the price was not just reasonable it was GREAT with no sales tax and free shipping(even the big box stores were considerably higher in price!). I ordered the unit on Wed. around noon and I couldn't believe when it was on my doorstep the next day at 1:30pm. The delivery to my front door was much more convenient then going to a store,standing in line and hauling it home. I set it up----so simple,drained it into my sump pump and could start to feel the difference within several hours. It is now 3 days later and my basement is back to it's normal self. I can't believe that I didn't put two and two together in not realizing my old dehumidifier wasn't working properly. It is the difference of night and day with the Danby DDR7009REE 70 pint! I am confident that this will do the job. Now I just have to clean some of "my stuff" that got moldy and I'll be back in business. I'm so happy to have my dry basement back!

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal
                   
                  5.0

                  Perfect together

                  By Jersey Guy

                  from Monmouth County, NJ

                  About Me Homeowner

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Compact
                  • Effective
                  • Quiet

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Dank Basement

                    Comments about Danby DDR7009REE Dehumidifier:

                    It doesn't get much better than Sylvane and Danby when it comes to getting the right machine for the right price and getting it delivered quickly.
                    The compressor on my 14-month-old dehumidifier purchased from a big box store died on a Tuesday and when neither they nor the manufacturer would do anything for me (the one-year warranty had expired). I considered repairing the old machine, but a local refrigeration shop told me that the cost would be close to half what a new machine cost and that it would only have a 90-day warranty.
                    Instead,I decided to go online and see what I could find. Sylvane's price was much better than anyone else's, delivery was free, and it was on my doorstep the next day. I connected the drain tube in the back, routed to a slop sink drain, plugged the unit in, and the next morning, the humidity in my finished basement was down to 52 from 80!
                    It's been running for several weeks now, and it doesn't heat up the basement like the old one did, it's quiet and it's doing a great job keeping the humidity low -- no easy feat in New Jersey in August!
                    Then, to make the experience even better, I contacted Sylvane about sending me a PDF of my receipt so that I could file it with my credit card company to qualify for their extended warranty program. I wasn't able to print the original receipt off my computer, but Sylvane came to the rescue with a quick response and the PDF attached. Hopefully, I won't need to use it, but it's good to know that I have the coverage, just in case.

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Got what I wanted and more.

                    By Godfather of Sole

                    from Meriden, CT

                    About Me Homeowner

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Effective
                    • Energy Efficient
                    • Quiet

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Dank Basement
                      • Summer Humidity

                      Comments about Danby DDR7009REE Dehumidifier:

                      I brought the unit to replace a failing one I had operating in my basement. I decided I wanted a unit which I could eliminate having to dump the water manually. I liked my ability to see a product reviewed on video using your website. This unit is far larger than the one I have but the price was right. The price was $50 cheaper than the price at a local Big Box store. I ordered on a Saturday and received an email on Monday telling me that the unit would be delivered the NEXT DAY. I found that hard to believe but was proved wrong. The unit was simple to setup and operates so quietly. My wife didn't even know that I had put the unit into operation until she saw it in action. I would be glad to give this unit and Sylvane my best recommendation for free but they even offered to give me a rebate for my review. I am happy, my wife is happy and you will be too.

                      • Primary use:
                      • Personal
                       
                      4.0

                      So Far So Good

                      By Brian

                      from Traverse City, MI

                      About Me Renter

                      Verified Reviewer

                      Pros

                      • Built tough

                      Cons

                      • Awkward Water Pan
                      • Needs more fan options

                      Best Uses

                      • Dank Basement

                      Comments about Danby DDR7009REE Dehumidifier:

                      First of all I want to comment on Sylvane. The ease of ordering, and lightning fast shipping, will keep me coming back for more. We purchased this Danby for our damp musty basement. The unit was placed in our basement right away. Within about one hour, the water tray was about 1/8th full. And the basement already smelled better. This humidifier feels very sturdy and well built. The box was damaged when we received it, and I was a little worried. But when we took it out of the box, there were no problems. The casters on the bottom of the unit are nice, and should last a long time. The unit is a little heavy, but managable to move. The controls are very easy to use, and the remote control is very straight forward. The plan is to set this unit up to use the drain hose, but is currently useing the water tank. So far I have three complaints. 1st there is only 2 fan speeds. A slower fan speed would be helpfull, if you wanted to use it in a smaller area. The fan is loud on both setting, but it is in our basement so no problems there Secondly, when I emptied the water tank, water leaked from the unit onto the floor. I tilted the unit forward a little, and about 1/4 cup of water spilled onto the floor. The unit was off for awhile, and had plenty of time to drain any condisation. And thirdly, the water tank needs a place on the front to grab it and pull it out. You have to grab underneth the unit to remove the tank. Over all we are very pleased with this unit, and would recommend it to anyone.

                      • Primary use:
                      • Personal

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