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Danby DDR70A2GP 70 Pint Dehumidifier Customer Reviews

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Danby DDR70A2GP 70 Pint Dehumidifier
 
4.5

(based on 114 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (71)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (34)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Quiet (13)
  • Easy to use (9)
  • Easy to operate (5)
  • Efficient (5)
  • Effective (4)

Cons

  • None yet (3)

Best Uses

  • Basement (8)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (98), Yes (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Pleased With Product

The humidifier was easy to set up and had very simple directions. I chose to utilize the drain hose instead of the removable bucket. (I will note that the bucket is not hard...Read complete review

The humidifier was easy to set up and had very simple directions. I chose to utilize the drain hose instead of the removable bucket. (I will note that the bucket is not hard to remove as stated in other reviews from other sites - if it were full and had to be removed, it may splash a little, but would pose little danger in a total spill) The unit does have to be elevated higher than the drain you will utilize. I currently have my unit on a table beside an unused toilet in my basement. The hose is thin plastic and could be cut easily to a shorter length. It also fits perfectly into a 3/4 inch PVC pipe. I eventually plan to tap mine into the main drain for our home using PVC.
I placed the unit in my open, 2700 square foot basement on a Friday night. The home is 5 years old, and we have had humidity and mold problems since it was built. The basement temperature was 70 degrees and the humidity was 68% when I turned the humidifier on. I have had the unit running for 8 days and the humidity in my basement is now 40%. It took 6 days to reach this humidity. I have the unit set for 40% but it will go lower if you desire. I do not know how long it would take it to decrease the humidity farther. I also ran a box fan to increase air circulation for the first 5 days, but have not had it back on since. The humidifier now only runs when the humidity increases above 40%. However the fan does continue to run constantly. I have mine set on the high setting.
The humidity dropped to 55% within the first 24 to 48 hours and steadily decreased from there. I'm very happy with this product and plan to order another for the basement. Although one did the job, I hold the opinion that two units are justified for a basement the size of mine and will decrease the workload on an individual unit. The fan does run constantly. It can not be heard upstairs in my house, and would not pose a noise problem in a room by itself. Probably not good for an occupied bed room or living room. The fan noise is comparable to a regular box fan.
The temperature in my basement has been a steady 68-72 degrees.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

so far, not very impressive

The basic design is good -- it moves a lot of air, which is vital for good drying -- but there are problems. The biggest one is that it won't drain out the...Read complete review

The basic design is good -- it moves a lot of air, which is vital for good drying -- but there are problems. The biggest one is that it won't drain out the hose connection. At best, it was still putting water into the tank, which would eventually fill the tank and turn off the dehumidifier. At worst, it was leaking from the hose connection (a lot -- big puddles on the floor). Maybe I got a bad one -- if Sylvane is willing to replace it (and it's any better) I'll edit this (or add another comment).

Additionally, while the tank is easy to remove and replace (unlike some other dehumidifiers I've owned) I still haven't figured out a way to empty it without making a mess. There's a lot of structural material inside the tank that traps the water and makes it hard to empty. Sloppy design.

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(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

nothing extraordinary

By highveld

from Greenville. SC

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy to use

Cons

  • Not strong enough

Best Uses

    Comments about Danby DDR70A2GP 70 Pint Dehumidifier:

    We did not buy this product to run continuously so we probably did not need this size of dehumidifier. We bought a smaller unit and it pulls a lot more water from the basement than this one. It works, but I like the other we bought.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    so far so good

    By ampcrafts

    from maryland

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Works Great

    Cons

    • Non so far

    Best Uses

      Comments about Danby DDR70A2GP 70 Pint Dehumidifier:

      so far so good. It is working great

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Danby 70 pt. dehumidifier

      By Sharon

      from New Hope, PA

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Arrived In A Day
      • Makes a huge difference
      • Worked quickly

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Basement

        Comments about Danby DDR70A2GP 70 Pint Dehumidifier:

        Seems to be working great. Much better than the old one we used to have. Will make selling our house easier down the line.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        4.0

        a satisfied customer

        By merzi from new jersy

        from hackensack, nj

        Verified Buyer

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          Cons

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              Comments about Danby DDR70A2GP 70 Pint Dehumidifier:

              I cannot comment about this product it's too soon to tell at this time. Its been just a few weeks that I bought this and it works very well.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              5.0

              My Danby is a Dandy

              By Don

              from Owosso mi

              Pros

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Danby DDR70A2GP 70 Pint Dehumidifier:

                    I like most of you checked the internet for some time searching for the best unit and a good price.
                    DANBY had the best comments on most of the blogs that I read.
                    I liked that it only took a few minutes to read the manual and set the controls. It's been about 4 hours and the tank is half full. Temp is 72`@ 45%. I will update in a few days.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No
                     
                    4.0

                    A good product

                    By Christine

                    from Ball Ground, GA

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                      Cons

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                          Comments about Danby DDR70A2GP 70 Pint Dehumidifier:

                          Danby is a quality company to deal with. Service and delivery was quick and reliable. We put the dehumidifier in the basement and it lowered the humidity really fast. It has been working great since we plugged it in.

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No
                           
                          4.0

                          Basement smells clean and fresh

                          By stan the man

                          from NJ

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Able To Drain Into Sink
                          • Clean fresh scent
                          • Quieter than expected

                          Cons

                          • None to Date

                          Best Uses

                          • Basement
                          • Storage area
                          • Support A C
                          • Tool Room

                          Comments about Danby DDR70A2GP 70 Pint Dehumidifier:

                          Extremely hot humid summer. Finished basement had damp feel and odor. After getting this product it smells clean as if an air purifier is on. Need to see how effective it is next summer since I bought this after the weather cooled down.

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No
                           
                          5.0

                          outstanding!

                          By Sue

                          from Cleveland, OH

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                            Cons

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                                Comments about Danby DDR70A2GP 70 Pint Dehumidifier:

                                I am using this dehumidifier in my 150 year old house basement with great results. It is much more quiet than the old one. Very pleased to find your store online. Would purchase again.

                                • Was this a gift?:
                                • No
                                 
                                5.0

                                works like a charm

                                By Beffers

                                from manhattan,illinois

                                Verified Buyer

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                                  Cons

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                                      Comments about Danby DDR70A2GP 70 Pint Dehumidifier:

                                      It does exactly what I wanted it to do! It removes the water from my full basement as it removes the musty smell.I prefer to empty the bucket myself. The machine can't really be heard upstairs even when it is on the higher fan setting. I was emptying the bucket in the am and pm,but now once a day is all that is needed.

                                      • Was this a gift?:
                                      • No
                                       
                                      5.0

                                      Love it.

                                      By Roger

                                      from Gift to state of Washington.

                                      Verified Buyer

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                                            Comments about Danby DDR70A2GP 70 Pint Dehumidifier:

                                            Working real good for the people we bought the gift for.

                                            • Was this a gift?:
                                            • Yes

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