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Friedrich D50BP Dehumidifier Customer Reviews

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Friedrich D50BP Dehumidifier
 
4.4

(based on 30 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (20)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Effective (18)
  • Quiet (12)
  • Compact (11)
  • Energy efficient (11)
  • Lightweight (7)

Cons

  • Awkward water pan (3)

Best Uses

  • Summer humidity (15)
  • Dank basement (14)
  • Bathroom (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Homeowner (23)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (22)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Lowers humidity in AL home

My reasons for purchasing a Friedrich dehumidifier are a little different than some of the other reviewers. Several years ago I lived in CA, but I moved back to AL to be closer to...Read complete review

My reasons for purchasing a Friedrich dehumidifier are a little different than some of the other reviewers. Several years ago I lived in CA, but I moved back to AL to be closer to family. I loved the low humidity of CA, and since moving back to the South, my allergies are a lot worse, and I often find it difficult to breathe, especially in the Spring and Summer months. During the transition seasons when my HVAC is not running, the humidity in my house will routinely get above 60% (which creates a wonderful environment for dust mites, one of the enemies of allergy sufferers). I bought both 50-pint and 70-pint Friedrich dehumidifiers to help lower the humidity in my home. The 50-pint is in my master bedroom / bathroom / walk-in closet area, and the 70-pint is in the entrance area of my home near the front door and laundry room. I bought the Friedrich units because of the positive reviews and due to the company's expertise in the area of designing units with compressors (air conditioners, dehumidifiers). So far, they are working very well and pull a lot of moisture out of the air. The 50-pint and 70-pint units are both identical sizes, and I assume the 70-pint unit has a little larger compressor. The noise-level of the units while running and set to low fan speed is equivalent to a box fan set on medium or high. I have only been manually emptying the reservoir housed on the front of the unit (it is not difficult), but will probably soon use the internal condensate pump to exhaust moisture to my bathtub drain or washer drain (so less daily maintenance will be required). The control interface is digital and allows you to manually set fan sped, view room temperature, and set desired humidity level. Compared to an Acu-rite hygrometer located nearby, I find that setting the Friedrich humidity level to 45% results in a lower sensed-humidity by the Acu-rite (which shows ~41%). The control of the unit is very easy. When the desired humidity level is reached, the unit will cycle on every 5 mins or so and the fan will run for around 30 seconds in order to accurately measure the room's humidity. I don't find the noise oppressive, but I do turn the unit in my bedroom off while I sleep (the white noise relaxes me, but it can be distracting since the fan/compressor cycles on and off). I decided to go with these standalone units rather than a whole-home dehumidifier due to cost, but when it comes time for me to replace my HVAC, I will choose a model that gives me humidity control in addition to temperature control. I believe having the ability to lower the humidity in my home due to the high humidity in AL (which can occur in every single month of the year) will make for a more comfortable living space and will make it easier for me to breathe and keep my home cleaner.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Quiet and effective

We live in South Texas on the Gulf coast where the outside humidity runs 70% or higher. So, we use dehumidifiers year round. This dehumidifier is quiet when used on low fan setting....Read complete review

We live in South Texas on the Gulf coast where the outside humidity runs 70% or higher. So, we use dehumidifiers year round. This dehumidifier is quiet when used on low fan setting. It can be used in living areas and really not disturb people. It is much quiter than other brands we have used over the years. On high setting, it is pretty noisy, but it does move a lot of air.
This unit also seem to work faster than similiar
rated brands. It is efficient enough to keep our entire condo dehumidified.
The pump works well when connected. It can drain outside or into a sink. It is simple to set up and connect and disconnect. It automatically drains and requires no button to push. It does not leak. This is the main reason I chose to purchase this particular unit. I love not having to constantly empty a bucket. If you do choose to use the bucket, is it well sized and easy to empty.
There is a problem with this unit's humidity control. Once it gets the area to the proper humidity, it constantly cycles the compressor every 2-3 minutes. After the compressor shuts off, the humidity control rapidly creeps up causing the unit to turn on. Once room air circulates through the machine it again registers the correct humidity and turns itself off again. It is very annoying. I had to buy a timer and regulate the on/off with a timer rather than rely on the unit's humidity control. For this reason, I would probably not recommend this to a friend or buy another unit of this brand.

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4.0

Works well and look but a few downsides.

By Irl the Pearl

from St. Louis, MO.

About Me Homeowner

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Effective
  • Quiet

Cons

  • Awkward Water Pan

Best Uses

  • Dank Basement

Comments about Friedrich D50BP Dehumidifier:

Works well in our finished basement. Quiet operation, and looks good.
But the "bucket" is difficult to pull out of the unit and the handle seems flimsy, so not easy to empty. Have not yet tried the automatic hose
emptying feature, because no drain in the room.

  • Primary use:
  • Personal
 
5.0

Very satisfied with product.

By Lor

from Philadelphia, Pa.

About Me Homeowner

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Compact
  • Effective
  • Energy Efficient
  • Lightweight
  • Quiet

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Dank Basement

    Comments about Friedrich D50BP Dehumidifier:

    Very satisfied with performance and quality of product.

    • Primary use:
    • Personal
     
    5.0

    Dehumidifer

    By Rudy

    from Beloit, WI

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Compact
    • Effective
    • Energy Efficient
    • Quiet

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Dank Basement
      • Very Damp Crawl Space

      Comments about Friedrich D50BP Dehumidifier:

      We had a very damp basement and it started pumbing water instantly. Highly impressed with the quality. Ordered on a Sunday and rec'd it within 4 days.

      • Primary use:
      • Personal
       
      2.0

      Not what I expected

      By skipper

      from Pike County, PA

      About Me Handy, Homeowner

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Easy Setup
      • Energy Efficient

      Cons

      • Watch Adjustments
      • Works Too Slowly

      Best Uses

      • Dank Basement
      • Handels 50
      • Summer Humidity

      Comments about Friedrich D50BP Dehumidifier:

      Operate in basement.
      Does approximy 50%
      You have to put the unit on low to turn and off.
      After 24 hours set the humitity level as low as you can and check if the operation on and off is working.
      I can not bring the adjustment below 55 to turn on and off on low setting high setting is continue operating.

      • Primary use:
      • Personal
       
      5.0

      Great Service, Quick Delivery

      By juji22

      from boston.ma

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Effective
      • Energy Efficient
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Dank Basement

        Comments about Friedrich D50BP Dehumidifier:

        Damp musty basement. Replaced old dehumidifier...took some time (1-2 weeks) but no longer smelly or damp...amazing

         
        5.0

        Excllent

        By Danny

        from Marlboro,NY

        About Me Homeowner

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Effective
        • Energy Efficient
        • Lightweight
        • Quiet

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Dank Basement
          • Summer Humidity

          Comments about Friedrich D50BP Dehumidifier:

          Does the job. Pump is a great addon.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal
           
          4.0

          Easy to use

          By Lisa

          from Fitchburg, MA

          About Me Homeowner

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Overall Nice Simple Unit

          Cons

          • Leaks From Pump Tube Key

          Best Uses

            Comments about Friedrich D50BP Dehumidifier:

            I researched dehumidifiers for over two weeks. The two that had the best reviews were Delonghi and Friedrich. I chose the Friedrich. Good price and free shipping, received in 2-3 days. Unit very easy to work, but it leaks where the tube plugs in for the automatic pump draining. Friedrich sent me a replacement "key" (attaches to the tube to plug into unit) this did not help and still leaks. I am returning the unit today for a replacement and hoping this leak issue is just a one off problem! We shall see. Other than that, it does do the job, my basement dried right up within a few days! Best feature is the display of current humidity and then you can set for desired humidity level.

            • Primary use:
            • Personal
             
            5.0

            fantastic transaction better than retail

            By robnyc

            from new york ny

            About Me Homeowner

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact
            • Energy Efficient

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Dank Basement

              Comments about Friedrich D50BP Dehumidifier:

              great product -

              • Primary use:
              • Personal
               
              5.0

              Perfect for what I need.

              By JR

              from Brick, NJ

              About Me Homeowner

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Effective
              • Energy Efficient
              • Lightweight
              • Quiet

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Dank Basement
                • Summer Humidity

                Comments about Friedrich D50BP Dehumidifier:

                The humidity in my basement was out of control and spores were beginning to form. Not any more. Took about a week to get it stable and now it is maintaining at a normal level with this unit. All I have left on the todo list is to set up a drain to outside so I can use the built in pump and not have to empty the bucket multiple times a day.

                • Primary use:
                • Personal
                 
                5.0

                Works well

                By Model A Man

                from Cape May, NJ

                About Me Homeowner

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Compact
                • Effective
                • Quiet

                Cons

                • none

                Best Uses

                • Summer Humidity

                Comments about Friedrich D50BP Dehumidifier:

                This dehumidifier works quietly and efficiently. I have two antique cars in an insulated garage and I am dumping the water tank almost daily, so I know it is working correctly. I have the RH set at 55 percent. It feels much more comfortable in the garage than outside during these hot, humid summer days. The machine cycles on and off quite frequently to sample the air, but this is not bothersome to me. It will only run for about a minute then shut off. Control panel is easy to understand and operate. Rolls around easily on a concrete floor.

                • Primary use:
                • Personal

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