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Friedrich D50BP Dehumidifier
 
4.4

(based on 40 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (24)

  • 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 (18)
  • Compact (15)
  • Energy efficient (15)
  • Easy to set up (8)

Cons

  • Awkward water pan (3)

Best Uses

  • Summer humidity (16)
  • Dank basement (14)
  • Basement (6)
  • Bathroom (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Homeowner (29)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (30)

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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5.0

High quality and efficient dehumidifier

By Andrew

from Alexandria, VA

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Compact
  • Ductable
  • Easy To Set Up
  • Effective Water Removal
  • Energy Efficient
  • Large Water Bucket
  • Perfect For An Old House
  • Quiet
  • This Is A Great Machine

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Friedrich D50BP Dehumidifier:

      Great machine, Easy to use and effective.

      • Primary use:
      • Personal
       
      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

      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      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.

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                • Personal

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