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Danby DDR30A2GP 30 Pint Dehumidifier Customer Reviews

 

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Danby DDR30A2GP 30 Pint Dehumidifier
 
3.7

(based on 16 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

69%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (9)
  • Good design (9)
  • Quality materials (4)
  • Quiet (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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    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

                 
                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.

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