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Danby DDR30A2GP 30 Pint Dehumidifier Customer Reviews

 
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Danby DDR30A2GP 30 Pint Dehumidifier
 
3.7

(based on 19 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

74%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (9)
  • Good design (9)
  • Quiet (7)
  • Compact (5)
  • Easy to set up (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Inside (6)
    • Small jobs (5)
    • Basement (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Avid do-it-yourselfer (7), Casual do-it-yourselfer (4), Homeowner (4)
      • Primary use:
      • Personal (5)

    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

     

    it does up to 75% for the reason

    hawaii apt. does not allow air conditioners, after a rain shower dew point is 75% or higher on a normal day dew point is at 65% my mistake was since i purchased without a...Read complete review

    hawaii apt. does not allow air conditioners, after a rain shower dew point is 75% or higher on a normal day dew point is at 65% my mistake was since i purchased without a actual display of unit and its workings . i dreamed of cool colorado mountain air blowing out instead its hot palm springs air . so one way win and other way lose. i like to return item due to the fact that new apt. will have air conditioning.

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    4.0

    Great purchase

    By Cliffhanger

    from Charlotte, Mi

    About Me Homeowner

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Compact
    • Easy To Set Up
    • Quiet

    Cons

    • Fan Runs Continuously

    Best Uses

    • Basement

    Comments about Danby DDR30A2GP 30 Pint Dehumidifier:

    Easy to set up. The noise level was not that loud

    • Primary use:
    • Personal
     
    4.0

    Works as described!

    By V

    from Nj

    About Me Homeowner

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Compact
    • Easy To Set Up
    • Effective Water Removal
    • Quiet

    Cons

    • Awkward Water Bucket
    • Fan Does Shut Sometimes

    Best Uses

    • Basement
    • Single Room

    Comments about Danby DDR30A2GP 30 Pint Dehumidifier:

    Does what it should do but fan runs longer than necessary.

    • Primary use:
    • Personal
     
    3.0

    it does up to 75% for the reason

    By tiki

    from honolulu,hi.

    About Me Renter

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Compact
    • Easy To Set Up
    • Effective Water Removal
    • Energy Efficient
    • Large Water Bucket
    • Quiet

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Apartment/Condo
      • Summer Humidity

      Comments about Danby DDR30A2GP 30 Pint Dehumidifier:

      hawaii apt. does not allow air conditioners, after a rain shower dew point is 75% or higher on a normal day dew point is at 65% my mistake was since i purchased without a actual display of unit and its workings . i dreamed of cool colorado mountain air blowing out instead its hot palm springs air . so one way win and other way lose. i like to return item due to the fact that new apt. will have air conditioning.

      • Primary use:
      • Personal
       
      4.0

      Unbelievable fast delivery

      By Leo the Lion

      from Dover Delaware

      About Me Homeowner

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Effective Water Removal
      • Energy Efficient
      • Quiet

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Crawl Space

        Comments about Danby DDR30A2GP 30 Pint Dehumidifier:

        A good price, delivery unbelievably fast, ordered on a Monday received next day on Tuesday. Working fine. Instruction manual on setting time a little confusing but called Danby and they explained what I needed to know.. Nice and quiet, working well in my crawl.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal
         
        5.0

        Quiet, efficient unit

        By Leolion822

        from Old Forge, Pa

        About Me Homeowner

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Ductable
        • Easy To Set Up
        • Effective Water Removal
        • Energy Efficient
        • Large Water Bucket
        • Quiet

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Basement

          Comments about Danby DDR30A2GP 30 Pint Dehumidifier:

          Does an excellent job of removing moisture from a basement bedroom. Very quiet and very efficient. Easy to use and empty. Great unit!

          • Primary use:
          • Personal

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          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.

            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            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.

            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            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.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              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 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  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

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