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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!

VS

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

Can hear myself think!!!

By Gary

from Attica, ny

About Me Handyman, Homeowner

Pros

  • Compact
  • Effective
  • Energy Efficient
  • Quiet

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Dank Basement
    • Summer Humidity

    Comments about Danby DDR7009REE Dehumidifier:

    We received this dehumidifier within a week and found that to be so important since we were reaching record high temperatures in our area. Once we got it in operation, it was amazingly quiet, unlike our previous set-up. Not only is this unit quiet, it is very efficient and something that our basement needs to be a useful part of our home. In a very short amount of time, the moisture that had accumulated after not having a unit for one week was at an acceptable level and continued to improve from there. We have our unit directly hooked up with a hose into a sink so that we never have to be concerned with emptying or that the water tub is at capacity and the unit has shut itself off until the tub is emtied. We find that method to be so useful for us although some households would not have that convenience available to them. The controls on the unit make it extremely easy to work and also to modify to your own household needs. We use a dehumidifier all year long and even though it does add to our electric bill, it makes our basement warmer and drier and to us it is worth the extra money. It is necessary for us to use it to maintain a healthy home environment as we use our basement as a regular part of our home. Be able to order this unit over the internet and have it delivered right to our garage was such an advantage to us. Not only did it save on gas, but we were able to compare units right on our computer and found the Danby dehumidiier to best suit our needs and the best price to be at this company. What a time saver!!! Thankyou for giving us this opportunity to write a review and hopefully get our 5% discount off the price we paid for doing the review. We appreciate that we were able to find this unit at the reasonable price that we did and that the delivery process was so convenient to us. Thankyou again,

    G.Wysko

    • Primary use:
    • Personal
     
    4.0

    Prompt delivery good price

    By Kathy K.

    from Warminster, PA

    About Me Homeowner

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Effective
    • Energy Efficient
    • Quiet

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Dank Basement
      • Summer Humidity

      Comments about Danby DDR7009REE Dehumidifier:

      We purchased this dehumidifier because we have a vacation home that is new and has been dehumidified since we had it built. The crawl space is bone dry because of this. This was our third dehumidifier purchase in 8 years. The first one lasted for 5 years the 2nd one only 2. I was most concerned about the feature on this model that says it operates at a lower temperature as our home is in the Pocono mountains and it tends to be cooler in the crawl space than normal as the evening temperatures even in the summer can sometimes go down well below 50 degrees. I think that may have been the problem with the last one we had - that the coils froze up. Also after reading why it's a good idea for the fan to be running continuously and the fact that is cost very little for this feature, I was convinced that this was the product for me. The compressor is what causes your electric meter to spin no the fact that the fan is running. Anyway, we've had the product for a few weeks now and it's working as expected keeping our crawl space area nice and dry. My husband remarked as soon as he started it up about how quiet it was compared to our previous one. It would be good for use in the main living area of the home as well for that reason. Also, dealing with Sylvane has been a great experience - knowledgeable customer service people, quick to answer my call and questions and lightening fast delivery - within 2 days of when the order was placed. We would definitely buy from Sylvane again. Hopefully it will last longer than the last one did but the extra year of warranty was a plus too. In fact it was probably the main reason why I choose this product.

      • Primary use:
      • Personal
       
      5.0

      Great Product and Customer Service

      By Sushiheadmark

      from Boston, Ma

      About Me Homeowner

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Effective
      • Energy Efficient

      Cons

      • Warms up the room a bit

      Best Uses

      • Dank Basement
      • Summer Humidity

      Comments about Danby DDR7009REE Dehumidifier:

      I use this in my music studio to keep the humidity constant and it does what it is supposed to do. Before I bought this I spoke with the manufacturer and they couldn't have been nicer or more helpful.

      • Primary use:
      • Business
       
      4.0

      Good Product So Far!

      By tennis player

      from Louisville,KY

      About Me Homeowner

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Easy digital controls
      • Easy set up
      • Effective
      • Hose included
      • On rollers

      Cons

      • Awkward Water Pan
      • Fan runs all the time

      Best Uses

      • Dank Basement
      • Summer Humidity

      Comments about Danby DDR7009REE Dehumidifier:

      So far this product is as advertised! Working hard to get my humidity down from 67+ % to 45%, This was accomplished in less than 2 days. Our basement is damp and smells moldy. I'm sure it probably has allergens. That's why I love the washable air filter!. Also we hooked it into a laundry sink to drain continuously and not have to empty the bucket which could be a real pain. Loved having the hose included which attached easily and have had no leaks. Also has rollers which makes it easy to moved around. As far as durability we will have to see.

      • Primary use:
      • Personal
       
      5.0

      Worth Every Cent

      By Midwestener

      from Mpls, MN

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Effective
      • Energy Efficient
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Dank Basement
        • Summer Humidity

        Comments about Danby DDR7009REE Dehumidifier:

        Unit works like a charm in the damp basement. Easy to connect and use the drain-hose so you never have to empty the bucket. Much better design for side handles than on previously owned other brand makes this unit simple to carry. The 2-speed fan is a definite plus, offering low or high speeds. Would certainly recommend to others with basement square footage of 1000 or fewer, as this unit effortlessly keeps the humidity level @ 45 RH when the outside is @ 70 RH.

        You'll appreciate owning this unit for the incredible difference it makes in your basement level.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal
         
        5.0

        works fantastic.almost silent running.

        By none

        from Mohnton, Pa.

        About Me Homeowner

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Effective
        • Energy Efficient
        • Quiet

        Cons

        • A longer drain hose

        Best Uses

        • Dank Basement
        • During Sleep
        • Summer Humidity

        Comments about Danby DDR7009REE Dehumidifier:

        delivery was as desired, in a quick, timely manner. Actually, faster that expected.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal
         
        5.0

        Everything was not wrong!

        By senior citizen Dottie

        from Plainfield, IL

        About Me Homeowner

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Effective
        • Energy Efficient
        • Lightweight
        • Quiet

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Dank Basement
          • Summer Humidity

          Comments about Danby DDR7009REE Dehumidifier:

          Everything was not wrong..my May 21st order date for a Danby 70 pint DDR7009REE dehumidifier was estimated to be delvd 10 days later on May 31st from GA to the Chgo area..it arrived in 3 days in excellent condition!!l Some reviews I read stated the dehumidifer was noisy; it is wonderfully quieter than my old unit and in no way disturbing to be near! The product & svc is so right. The only exception is that I wish the fan did not run on a continuous basis. Installing instructions were easy to understand and were easy even for a senior citizen. Overnite the quality of our bsmt air was marvelously improved. Presently I have it programed for 55%; but if I feel the air quality needs more or less, all it takes is the small effort to push a button for each 5% change. The direct drain option using the included drain hose is wonderful in that it eliminates the need for this senior to constantly go down steps to empty a drain bucket. However, if the need arises to use my drain, it is a very simple effort to move the unit with the easy-roll casters. Electricwise I look forward to lower monthly energy costs with the Energy Star qualification; and the auto restart feature is a plus should there be an electl failure. The included full function remote is a "new toy" which I probably won't use but that I can brag about when I tell my friends & neighbors abouot the Danby dehumidifier. It is not wrong..it is so right to chose a Danby for a basement.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal
           
          5.0

          Quiet and very effective

          By KN the Mom (a.k.a household fixit person

          from Lee's Summit, MO

          Pros

          • Compact
          • Effective
          • Quiet

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Dank Basement
            • Summer Humidity

            Comments about Danby DDR7009REE Dehumidifier:

            We have it in the basement and really like the % of relative humidity in the area. Being able to reduce it to a specific percent is very helpful for my daughters alergies.

            • Primary use:
            • Personal

            (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Constantly running fan is excessive.

            By Huckle

            from Morganton, NC

            About Me Homeowner

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

              Cons

              • Constantly running fan
              • Energy inefficient

              Best Uses

                Comments about Danby DDR7009REE Dehumidifier:

                Fan should run only during dehumidifying cycle.
                Constantly running fan would appear to be energy inefficient. Acknowledgement of this comment will be appreciated.

                • Primary use:
                • Personal
                 
                5.0

                The Danby DDR7009EE is a Dandy!

                By Bill the trainman

                from Milford PA

                About Me Homeowner

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Compact
                • Effective
                • Energy Efficient
                • Lightweight
                • Quiet

                Cons

                • none

                Best Uses

                • Partly finished basement
                • Summer Humidity

                Comments about Danby DDR7009REE Dehumidifier:

                After owning six dehumidifiers from a major brand and having to discard them for breaking down within a 12-18 month timeline, I decided to try the Danby 70 pt. dehumidifier. I was impressed with the exceptional 2 yr. warranty, while others only gave 1 year. I use it in my basement to keep my model railroad in tip top condition. Keeping the right humidity in the area is important for protecting my layout. I am looking forward to having this unit for several years!Trainman

                • Primary use:
                • Personal

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