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Friedrich D50BP Dehumidifier
 
4.3

(based on 39 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (23)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Effective (18)
  • Quiet (17)
  • Compact (14)
  • Energy efficient (14)
  • Easy to set up (7)

Cons

  • Awkward water pan (3)

Best Uses

  • Summer humidity (16)
  • Dank basement (14)
  • Basement (6)
  • Bathroom (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Homeowner (29)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (29)

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

Good Product....Good Price

By Gary

from Landisville, PA

About Me Homeowner

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

  • Fan Seems To Run A Lot
  • Has A Small Rattle

Best Uses

  • Basement

Comments about Friedrich D50BP Dehumidifier:

Good size, easy setup, relatively quiet. Has a small rattle (a light love tap stops it for a while!). Basement is as dry as it ever has been! Have yet to try the pump

  • Primary use:
  • Personal
 
1.0

Stopped working 14 months after purchase

By Robin the Archer

from Maryland

Verified Reviewer

Comments about Friedrich D50BP Dehumidifier:

I had hope that the Friedrich brand was more reliable but it is as unreliable as other brands (I had a LG and a DeLongi with the same lifespan before).
Luckily I have purchased the ServicePro 3-year Warranty.

 
4.0

Satisfied

By Tom

from Ct

About Me Homeowner

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Set Up
  • Effective Water Removal
  • Quiet

Cons

  • Awkward Water Bucket

Best Uses

  • Basement

Comments about Friedrich D50BP Dehumidifier:

After doing my homework deciding which unit to buy, I decided on this model. It was a good decision. It runs quiet enough for its use for the rarely used basement. Runs quiet enough and I like the digital display. The only downside is the awkward removal of the full bucket. Still,I would buy this product.

  • Primary use:
  • Personal
 
4.0

Excellent.

By harriet homeowner

from Greensboro, NC

About Me Homeowner

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • 6-foot Cord
  • Compact
  • Ductable
  • Easy To Set Up
  • Effective Water Removal
  • Quiet

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Basement

    Comments about Friedrich D50BP Dehumidifier:

    Bought to replace dead Frigidaire. The only one I could find with a six-foot cord (necessity) and with option to drain directly to sump pump. Am VERY pleased: easy to set up and QUIET.

    • Primary use:
    • Personal
     
    5.0

    Friedrich D50BP Dehumidifier

    By Di Di

    from Philadelphia, PA

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Friedrich D50BP Dehumidifier:

        Used as basement dehumidifier. Easy (no brainer) hookup of continuous tube which I dump into the garden.

        Super quiet. Trimline. Nothing to complain about.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Best dehumidifier found to date

        By twilsonny

        from Wakefield, RI

        About Me Homeowner

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Set Up
        • Effective Water Removal
        • Quiet

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Basement

          Comments about Friedrich D50BP Dehumidifier:

          I have had the unit running in my basement for 3+ months, using the pump feature so no need to empty bucket, which I find is a huge plus. Quiet operation, maintenance free, I am about to buy a 2nd for use in the main house.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          very satisfied

          By Mpuls

          from NJ

          Verified Buyer

          Comments about Friedrich D50BP Dehumidifier:

          Very happy with this choice. This is quieter than my previous humidifier. Fan runs only during dehumidification, not constantly like other brands. Attractive appearance. I like that the display includes temperature instead of just humidity. Also very impressed with Sylvane. The order was processed very quickly and arrived rightaway.

           
          4.0

          Great Product!

          By Mo

          from Newnan GA

          About Me Homeowner

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

          • Awkward Water Bucket

          Best Uses

          • Basement
          • Multi-Room
          • Summer Humidity

          Comments about Friedrich D50BP Dehumidifier:

          Used in the basement. works well in the required areas.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal

          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Fix the leak

          By Red

          from CT

          About Me Homeowner

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Easy To Set Up
          • Effective Water Removal
          • Quiet

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Basement

            Comments about Friedrich D50BP Dehumidifier:

            I too experienced the leak some people are referring to regarding the pump. I found that it leaks because the hose is not tight enough on the stem. After removing the hose from the stem, I took some plumbers white teflon pipe tape, wrapped it tightly about 4 or 5x around the stem, pushed the hose back on as far as it would go & voila! No more leak! Now works perfectly.

            • Primary use:
            • Personal

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            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

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