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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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2.0

Unreliable

By Louis

from Cookeville, Tn

About Me Homeowner

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Effective

Cons

  • Awkward Water Pan
  • Shuts Down

Best Uses

  • Dank Basement

Comments about Friedrich D70BP Dehumidifier:

This works good when it runs, but it shuts itself off frequently and you have to unplug and power cycle it to restart. I bought the unit with a water pump so that I would not have to tend to it daily, but now to be sure it is working I must check it frequently.. If it were not so bulky I would return it.

  • Primary use:
  • Personal
 
4.0

So far, so good

By JRN

from Glen Mills, PA

About Me Homeowner

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Compact
  • Effective
  • Quiet

Cons

  • None so far

Best Uses

  • Dank Basement

Comments about Friedrich D70BP Dehumidifier:

Have a large, cinder block basement with a high water table, Running two 70 pint units 24/7. Emptying water pans twice a day is a pain (don't have drain hose options).

  • Primary use:
  • Personal
 
4.0

good but loud

By Retired contractor

from Mt. Pleasant Ga.

About Me Professional

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Compact
  • Effective

Cons

  • Died And Was Ressurrected
  • Died Twice

Best Uses

  • Dank Basement

Comments about Friedrich D70BP Dehumidifier:

Used to control basement and therefore entire house's humidity level.

Product died twice, but restarted when unplugged and re-plugged. Manufacturer seems willing to replace if it fails again.

Works well to control humidity, but is somewhat loud compared to the recalled Gree unit.

  • Primary use:
  • Personal
 
5.0

I am very happy with this product.

By G-mama

from Baltimore, OH

About Me Homeowner

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Compact
  • Effective
  • Energy Efficient
  • Lightweight
  • Quiet
  • Well Made

Cons

  • Awkward Water Pan

Best Uses

  • Dank Basement
  • Summer Humidity

Comments about Friedrich D70BP Dehumidifier:

I am very happy with this dehumidifier. It is quiet and seems to be very efficient. It is sturdy and well constructed. I do wish the water pan had something to hold onto when pulling it out, but, I would recommend this to my friends and family.

  • Primary use:
  • Personal
 
4.0

I advice any one to buy this product

By Mustafa

from Kent, Ohio

About Me Homeowner

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Effective

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Dank Basement

    Comments about Friedrich D70BP Dehumidifier:

    I used this product in my basement which had really molding all over the place, now they are all gone. satisfied with the result, I recommend

    • Primary use:
    • Personal
     
    3.0

    Quiet

    By Bob

    from National City, MIchigan

    About Me Homeowner

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Quiet

    Cons

    • Awkward Water Pan
    • Works Too Slowly

    Best Uses

    • Summer Humidity

    Comments about Friedrich D70BP Dehumidifier:

    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.

    • Primary use:
    • Personal
     
    5.0

    Just as advertised

    By Bob the biker

    from VA

    About Me Homeowner

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Effective

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Dank Basement

      Comments about Friedrich D70BP Dehumidifier:

      working well and Sylvane was excellent to buy from

      • Primary use:
      • Personal
       
      4.0

      good product

      By happy dry basement guy

      from rochester, n.y.

      About Me Homeowner

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Effective
      • Quiet

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Friedrich D70BP Dehumidifier:

          Quiet! does the job. 100% satified.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal
           
          4.0

          So Far So Good!

          By Raingirl

          from Ketchikan, AK

          About Me Renter

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Effective
          • Energy Efficient

          Cons

          • Not Super Quiet

          Best Uses

          • Bathroom
          • Entire Home
          • Summer Humidity

          Comments about Friedrich D70BP Dehumidifier:

          I've only had this humidifier a few weeks, but it works very well. Had a Soleus prior, which I loved until it was recalled! The Soleus had the option for continuous operation on a quiet mode; the Friedrich is considerably louder, but works well; noise may just be more noticeable in my small apartment. I'll be trying the pump mode soon when I go out of town, and hope that works well. I live in an area that gets nearly 200 inches of rain yearly, and absolutely need a dehumidifier to control moisture and mold/mildew in closets and carpets. I expect to get many years of use from this product.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal
           
          4.0

          Works right out the box

          By Val

          from Hoschton Ga

          About Me Homeowner

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Effective

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Dank Basement
            • Summer Humidity

            Comments about Friedrich D70BP Dehumidifier:

            Very effective in the basement

            • Primary use:
            • Personal

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