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Danby DDR70A1GP dehumidifier DDR70A1GP 70 pint
 
 
 
 

Danby Premiere DDR70A2GP 70 Pint Dehumidifier

 
 
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  • Product Overview

    From mold and mildew to clammy air, allergies, and even costly damage to your home, excess humidity is a serious problem that needs a quick fix. Get it with the newly redesigned Danby DDR70A2GP Dehumidifier. As part of the Danby Premiere line of residential dehumidifiers, this Energy Star dehumidifier extracts 70 pints of excess moisture per day from large spaces measuring up to 3,800 square feet. Ideal for large basements, great rooms, and other large areas around your home susceptible humidity problems, the DDR70A2GP is packed with user-friendly features that take the guesswork out of operation.

    Automatic Humidity Control

    Dehumidifying problem areas is easier than ever with the Danby 70-Pint Dehumidifier. Simply set your desired humidity level from 30% to 90%, adjusting it in 5% increments, and select from 1 of 2 fan speeds. We recommend setting your humidity between 45 and 50% to maintain a healthy, mold-free home. Both the dehumidifier's compressor and fan will run until your humidity setting is reached. Once it's reached, the compressor and fan shut off and run intermittently to maintain your desired humidity. Please note that the fan will shut off after a short 3 to 5 minute delay.

    Get the Danby DDR70A2GP Healthy Basement Package

    Danby 70-Pint Dehumidifier Healthy Basement PackagePurchase the dehumidifier a la carte or choose our Danby DDR70A2GP Healthy Basement Package, a Sylvane exclusive, to get everything you need to solve humidity problems in your basement. The Healthy Basement Package includes the following accessories along with the Danby DDR70A2GP 70-Pint Dehumidifier:

    • Hartell External Condensate Pump
      • Pumps collected water across longer distances or upward directly into a drain or sink, eliminating the need to empty the bucket and improving the efficiency of gravity draining alone.
      • Provides up to a 15 feet of vertical lift.
      • Includes 20 feet of flexible plastic drain tubing to suit multiple drainage applications.
    • Acu-Rite Remote Thermometer and Humidity Sensor
      • This thermometer/humidity sensor combo package allows you to place a remote sensor in your basement to monitor the humidity level from upstairs or any convenient location.
      • The thermometer is compatible with up to 3 remote sensors, which makes it perfect for monitoring multiple areas from one central location. One basement sensor is included. Additional remote humidity sensors can be purchased separately.
      • Thermometer/sensor package features min/max memory of temperature and humidity in each area as well as atomic clock and moon phase display.

    Portable Design with User-Friendly Controls

    The Danby DDR70A2GP Dehumidifier features a user-friendly electronic control panel and a portable design that allows you to move it freely throughout your home. Use the pushbutton controls to set your humidity, choose a fan speed, view your current humidity level, and program the 24-hour shutoff timer. Easy-to-see indicator lights also let you know when the dehumidifier tank is full or running in defrost mode. Plus, with built-in carrying handles on each side and 4 easy-roll casters, you can move the DDR70A2GP around your home for humidity control wherever it’s needed.

    Additional Features

    • Dual Drainage Options - Drain the dehumidifier manually by emptying the tank or attach the included drain hose to the drain port for continuous gravity drainage.
    • 24-Hour Shutoff Timer – Use the timer to program a shutoff time up to 24 hours in advance to conserve power.
    • Automatic Restart – Should a power failure occur, the DDR70A2GP will resume operating in the default factory setting of 60% humidity on the lowest fan speed once power returns for peace of mind.
    • Automatic Defrost – In temperatures below 41 degrees F, frost may build up on the evaporator coils. When this happens, the dehumidifier shuts off its compressor and enters defrost mode automatically to melt frost quickly and resume normal operation.
    • Washable Air Filter – A washable air filter helps remove dust and allergens from the air and keeps the dehumidifier running efficiently.
    • Quiet Operation – At its highest fan speed, the Danby 70-Pint Dehumidifier has a noise level of 55 decibels, equivalent to sounds in an average home.
    • Environmentally Friendly Design – This model uses eco-friendly R-410A refrigerant, which does not deplete ozone. It’s also Energy Star-rated for more efficient, money-saving operation over comparable non-Energy Star dehumidifiers.

    Summary

    The Danby DDR70A2GP Dehumidifier solves problem humidity in large spaces up to 3,800 square feet. Purchase the unit or get our Healthy Basement Package, which also includes a condensate pump and thermometer/humidity sensor for greater value and flexibility in use.

    What Customers Love

    • Hassle-Free Dehumidifying – Simply set your desired humidity level and the dehumidifier maintains that level throughout your space by cycling the compressor on and off.
    • Money-Saving Operation – Energy Star dehumidifiers like this model are built with more efficient refrigeration coils, compressors, and fans so they use less energy to dehumidify your space and keep your operating costs in check.

    Things to Consider

    • Need a Pump? – Consider adding a condensate pump if continuous gravity drainage or manual emptying isn’t realistic in your space. Or choose the Healthy Basement Package, which includes a pump.

    Manufacturer's Warranty

    2-Year Warranty on Parts & Labor

    Manufacturer's Literature

    Danby 70-Pint Dehumidifier Owner's Manual
    User Guide for the Danby DDR70A2GP

    What's In The Box?

    • Danby 70-Pint Dehumidifier
    • Drain hose
    • Air filter
    • 4 casters
    • Owner's manual

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  • Specifications

    Residential UseBasement, Single Room
    Manufacturer-Stated Capacity70 pints
    Low Temperature Operation (41 degrees F and Under)Yes
    Manufacturer-Suggested Room Size 3800 sq. ft.
    Practical Room Size 1200 sq. ft.
    Energy StarYes
    Energy Factor1.85 L/kWh
    AHAM-Verified No
    Height23.63 in.
    Width15.25 in.
    Depth11.625 in.
    Weight43.4 lbs.
    Water ContainerYes
    Water Container Capacity14.2 pints
    Full Bucket Indicator/Auto ShutoffYes
    Internal Condensate PumpNo
    Continuous Drain CapableYes
    Drain Hose IncludedYes
    Drain Hose Length4 ft.
    ControlsElectronic
    Humidistat Yes
    Automatic DefrostYes
    Fan Operation Runs Only When Dehumidifying
    Number of Fan Speeds2
    Cubic Feet Per Minute (Max)324 CFM
    Maximum Noise Level55 dB
    Number of Filters1
    Filter TypeWashable slide-out filter
    Auto Restart On Power FailureYes
    DuctableNo
    Refrigerant TypeR-410A
    CastersYes
    Voltage110-120 V
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  • Reviews

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    REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

    by PowerReviews
    Danby DDR70A2GP 70 Pint Dehumidifier
     
    4.4

    (based on 178 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (104)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (59)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (6)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (6)

    93%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to set up (51)
    • Effective water removal (51)
    • Quiet (41)
    • Large water bucket (28)
    • Energy efficient (27)

    Cons

    • Fan runs continuously (12)
    • Noisy (10)
    • Awkward water bucket (4)
    • None yet (3)

    Best Uses

    • Basement (58)
    • Summer humidity (14)
    • Multi-room (10)
    • Single room (5)
    • Crawl space (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Homeowner (54), Avid do-it-yourselfer (5)
      • Primary use:
      • Personal (53)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (105), 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.

    VS

    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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    4.0

    Excellent warranty

    By Hot tub relaxer

    from Terre Haute Ind

    About Me Handyman, Homeowner

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Compact
    • Easy To Set Up
    • Effective Water Removal
    • Large Water Bucket

    Cons

    • Noisy

    Best Uses

    • Basement
    • Single Room

    Comments about Danby DDR70A2GP 70 Pint Dehumidifier:

    I purchased the unit for humidity removal in an interior spa room. After using it less than a week the unit stopped running and I would assign it as a lemon which you can get with anything. I originally purchased a 56 pint unit and when I called Sylvane with my issue they had no problem with sending me out a 70 pint unit as a replacement because they were temporarily out of the 56 pint unit. I received the new unit within the same week and it has been operating wonderful. It is a bit noisy but being the first dehumidifier I have ever owned I don't really know how it should sound. I had to locate it really close to the wall because of a sort of short cord and did not want an extension cord laying around.

    • Primary use:
    • Personal
     
    5.0

    as advertised

    By Sir Charles

    from Southern Illinois

    About Me Homeowner

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Compact
    • Effective Water Removal
    • Energy Efficient
    • Large Water Bucket

    Cons

    • Noisy

    Best Uses

    • Basement

    Comments about Danby DDR70A2GP 70 Pint Dehumidifier:

    Used in basement. Recent install so not much history to comment on efficiency & effectiveness...

    • Primary use:
    • Personal

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Danby DDR70A2GP Dehumidifier

    By jd

    from Ellizabethtown, KY

    About Me Homeowner

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Set Up
    • Energy Efficient
    • Quiet

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Basement

      Comments about Danby DDR70A2GP 70 Pint Dehumidifier:

      Great Product, very happy with it

      • Primary use:
      • Personal

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      Terrible units

      By none

      from ocean, NJ

      About Me Homeowner

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

        • One Broke After 3 Months
        • One Broke The Other Didn

        Best Uses

          Comments about Danby DDR70A2GP 70 Pint Dehumidifier:

          We ordered a Primaire dehmidifier several months ago. It worked well for about 3 months. Then the sensor stopped working. Sylvane advised me that they ran out of this unit for replacement and sent a Danby. It did not work at all. I then learned from the internet that the Primaire was no longer being manufactured. I had to drive the first unit over 20 miles to a junkyard because in NJ. you cannot throw away anything with freon without a plumber removing the freon, hence the drive to a junkyard which would take it. I also had to have my son not only carry the unit to the basement and up from the basement, but two different times. He does not live with us.This order, both of them, were extremely disappointing. I returned the second one for a refund.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Works Great!

          By Birdman

          from Wausau, WI

          About Me Homeowner

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

          • None

          Best Uses

          • Basement
          • Multi-Room

          Comments about Danby DDR70A2GP 70 Pint Dehumidifier:

          Burn wood so we like to have a dehumidifier in the basement to assist drying wood after sitting out all spring and summer. It's been doing its job efficiently.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Great for large basement.

          By NH8511

          from Sugar Hill, GA

          About Me Homeowner

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Ductable
          • Easy To Set Up
          • Effective Water Removal

          Cons

          • Fan Runs Continuously
          • Noisy

          Best Uses

          • Basement
          • Multi-Room
          • Summer Humidity

          Comments about Danby DDR70A2GP 70 Pint Dehumidifier:

          This unit is very effective at removing moisture from my unfinished 1,600 sq. ft. basement. All of the musty smell has disappeared. Down side is that the unit is rather noisy and the fan runs most of the time. It would be better if the fan would shut off when the compressor is not running from a noise and energy use perspective.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Continuous fan wastes energy

          By Z

          from Sturgridge, MA

          About Me Homeowner

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

          • Awkward Water Bucket
          • Fan Runs Continuously
          • Not Energy Efficient

          Best Uses

          • Basement

          Comments about Danby DDR70A2GP 70 Pint Dehumidifier:

          As noted above, used in the basement. Much quieter than my old one. I cannot hear this one in the living space above the basement.

          Seems to dehumidify quite effectively which would suggest energy efficiency. However, the continuous run fan, even on low speed, has to detract from energy efficiency especially during the cooler, less humid months requiring much less dehumidification. Am I to turn it it off and on? The fan has to diminish some of energy savings from my fairly expensive investment in LED light bulbs.
          Tricky getting a secure grasp on the somewhat unstable 1/2 base bucket. Almost a full spill once.

          I would conditionally recommend this for seasonal use and, otherwise, unplug and put in storage, like a window A/C.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Comment on the most negative review

          By Dan on the Run

          from Chicago, IL

          About Me Homeowner

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Basement
            • Crawl Space
            • Multi-Room
            • Summer Humidity

            Comments about Danby DDR70A2GP 70 Pint Dehumidifier:

            The Reviewer that gave a negative (two star) comment on the Danby 70 pint dehumidifier did not remove the shipping tape on the tank float. This is why the water exit valve for the hose connection is not activating. This causes water to enter the tank reservoir instead of exiting through the hose connection. Please read the set up instructions and remove all shipping tapes before using.

            My experience with the Danby 70 pint dehumidifier has been excellent. A wonderful product. Efficient, high quality, great water removal, very portable and easy to setup.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Recommend

            By Maddie

            from St. Albans, WV

            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 DDR70A2GP 70 Pint Dehumidifier:

              Using in an unfinished basement of a farmhouse built in 1931. Removes the moisture and damp smell of a basement. Very efficient. Yes, hear it running from doorway upstairs, but really do not notice it as you get use to it being there. Really like the option of the bucket or drain. Will use the bucket to save on water to water flowers, etc. otherwise using drain in basement. Have had for about 3 months so cannot really make a comment on the performance record.

              • Primary use:
              • Personal

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Excellent product!

              By Stargazer Steve

              from Blue Bell, PA

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Set Up
              • Effective Water Removal
              • Energy Efficient
              • Quiet

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Basement
                • Crawl Space
                • Multi-Room
                • Single Room

                Comments about Danby DDR70A2GP 70 Pint Dehumidifier:

                I bought one for the main basement and one for the crawl space. Easy to install, and the hose adapter so I don't have to empty the bucket was very much appreciate and easy to set up. It even ams with a length of hose.

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