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Friedrich D70BP Dehumidifier Customer Reviews

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Friedrich D70BP Dehumidifier
 
4.4

(based on 51 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (32)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Effective (41)
  • Quiet (23)
  • Compact (20)
  • Energy efficient (13)
  • Lightweight (7)

Cons

  • Awkward water pan (6)
  • Doesn't work (3)
  • Works too slowly (3)

Best Uses

  • Dank basement (31)
  • Summer humidity (23)
  • Bathroom (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Homeowner (45), Avid do-it-yourselfer (9), Professional (6)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (46)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Works as advertised!

I had a very damp basement over the summer due to an unusually humid season and a preference for not running the household air conditioner. Over time, a musty odor developed in my unfinished...Read complete review

I had a very damp basement over the summer due to an unusually humid season and a preference for not running the household air conditioner. Over time, a musty odor developed in my unfinished basement so I decided to research an appropriate dehumidifier. Reliability and capacity were my two primary concerns given the area to be conditioned is just under 1400 square feet. Affordability was also a concern.

After many hours of research on the web, I was somewhat disappointed with the reported reliability and features of the units I deemed affordable. As I was about to compromise on something that I wasn't totally satisfied with, I came across the Friedrich D70BP at Sylvane. The numbers seemed to meet my criteria and, after further review of available customer feedback, I couldn't find any real negatives and proceeded with the order.

Using the available free ground shipping offered by Sylvane, the unit arrived in great shape and sooner than I expected. At approximately 50 lbs, it is a solid, and from all appearances, well built piece of equipment. I had originally planned to use the gravity fed drain hose option rather than the built-in condensation drain pump. Upon inspection, the supplied hose for the passive drainage was just too short for my application. I did end up using the supplied 15 foot tubing in conjunction with the built-in condensation pump. This combination works very well and without issue.

Within the first few hours of operation, the D70BP brought the basement humidity down from 73% to approximately 58%. Over the next three days the desired 45% was achieved and the unit began cycling off and on as expected. Even on the high fan setting, the dehumidifier produces less noise than a whole-basement air cleaner that I once had running, so, this is not an issue for me.

The only negative so far is the inaccurate relative humidity indicated on the D70BP's digital display. While the temperature is accurate, the reported humidity is somewhat high. It's easy enough to get around this by using an independent humidity display somewhere in the room. Once you have an accurate reading, you can then set the D70BP's desired level relative to what it is displaying. Overall, not a major concern.

Time will test the unit's overall reliability, but so far it has delivered as advertised!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Quiet

The Friedrich unit is clean looking and quiet but it seems like it doesn't extract as much water from the air as our previous unit did. I cannot access a drain so we need...Read complete review

The Friedrich unit is clean looking and quiet but it seems like it doesn't extract as much water from the air as our previous unit did. I cannot access a drain so we need to use the internal bucket which is difficult to remove because it lacks indents to get a grip for removal. That being said we like the looks and low noise level so we decided to keep it and see if it can keep up with the humidity well enough to prevent a musty basement smell in our finished walkout basement.

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1.0

Bad product

By Unhappy

from Delaware

About Me Homeowner

Verified Reviewer

Pros

    Cons

    • Awkward Water Pan
    • Ineffective
    • Stopped Working After 5 M

    Best Uses

      Comments about Friedrich D70BP Dehumidifier:

      I purchased this dehumidifier because it was top rated. It stopped working after 5 months and getting service or replacement is a joke.
      I live in Delaware and was told I had to take the machine to Philadelphia to have it looked at. So not only a defective product it is lousy service. Think twice before you buy this product.

      • Primary use:
      • Personal
       
      5.0

      Great Product. Great Service.

      By Scoops

      from Pittsburgh, Pa.

      About Me Homeowner

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Effective
      • Energy Efficient

      Cons

      • Awkward Water Pan

      Best Uses

      • Summer Humidity

      Comments about Friedrich D70BP Dehumidifier:

      Nice having multiple options for water removal.

      • Primary use:
      • Personal
       
      5.0

      Works perfectly

      By KM

      from North Kingstown, RI

      About Me Handyman, Homeowner, Professional

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Effective
      • Options For Discharge
      • Quiet

      Cons

      • none

      Best Uses

      • Basement
      • Summer Humidity

      Comments about Friedrich D70BP Dehumidifier:

      This dehumidifier is installed in a fairly damp basement. The area being covered is about 900 square feet with an 8 foot ceiling. The dehumidifier is able to keep the humidity level at 50, just where it needs to be. The discharge pumps pushes water up about five feet out a vent tube. It has worked perfectly in its first nine months of use.

      • Primary use:
      • Personal
       
      5.0

      Happy with Purchase

      By Val

      from Brooklyn, New York

      About Me Homeowner

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Effective
      • Energy Efficient
      • Quiet

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Summer Humidity

        Comments about Friedrich D70BP Dehumidifier:

        After the recent recall of 15 brands of dehumidifiers, I had to make a choice and go with a Friedrich (which was not on the recall list). I am happy with my decision. I installed it and the front compartment is very easy to empty.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal
         
        5.0

        Perfect is the word

        By jinket

        from farmersville il

        About Me Homeowner

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Effective
        • Energy Efficient
        • Lightweight
        • Quiet

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Dank Basement

          Comments about Friedrich D70BP Dehumidifier:

          Immediate shipping

          • Primary use:
          • Personal
           
          5.0

          So far, so good

          By bill

          from overland park, kansas

          About Me Homeowner

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Effective

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Dank Basement

            Comments about Friedrich D70BP Dehumidifier:

            Bought this to dry a damp basement out and make sure mold can not grow. In a couple of days, this unit reduced the humidity to 45% and seems to hold it there fairly easily. The gravity drain is convenient and worked fine with a piece of garden hose. I like that the unit waits until the humidity reaches 50% before coming back on and running until it is back down to 45. We will see how durable it is as I have only run it now for about a month.

            • Primary use:
            • Personal
             
            2.0

            not so much

            By tim

            from Grand Rapids , Mi

            About Me Homeowner

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Quiet

            Cons

            • Ineffective

            Best Uses

            • Dank Basement

            Comments about Friedrich D70BP Dehumidifier:

            Even though it runs quite a bit, it doe not seem to pull much moisture out of my basement. The 30 pint unit I had that was recalled did a better job

            • Primary use:
            • Personal
             
            5.0

            Pleased with my purchase.

            By Bob

            from Clarkridge, AR

            About Me Homeowner

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact
            • Effective
            • Energy Efficient
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Summer Humidity

              Comments about Friedrich D70BP Dehumidifier:

              I built a 1700 sq ft energy efficient timberframe. The house is cooled with a 2 ton AC. Except for the very hottest days in summer, the AC does not run long enough to bring humidity to a desirable level. The combination of the AC plus the D70BP does the job. I run the AC long enough to get temp to desired level, then turn it off and run the dehumidifier to get humidity down. Works great for me.

              • Primary use:
              • Personal
               
              4.0

              Sylvane is a great merchant

              By aero_richie

              from Cloquet, MN

              About Me Handyman, Homeowner

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attractive
              • Compact
              • Effective
              • Sturdy

              Cons

              • Louder Than Anticipated

              Best Uses

              • Entire House

              Comments about Friedrich D70BP Dehumidifier:

              Well built humidifier. Easy to use. Humidistat varies greatly during use. Slightly loud but hope durability makes up for it. This company only does air conditioners and dehumidifiers.

              • Primary use:
              • Personal
               
              5.0

              DP70BP Dehumidifier - Awesome

              By Home Owner

              from Ashburn, VA

              About Me Homeowner

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compact
              • Effective
              • Energy Efficient
              • Quiet

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Dank Basement

                Comments about Friedrich D70BP Dehumidifier:

                Excellent performance. Dampness in basement was gone within 48 hours of powering up. The wheels are too small to roll easily on even a short pyle carpet and you need to be careful not to snag the bottom screws.

                • Primary use:
                • Personal

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