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Friedrich D70BP 70-Pint Dehumidifier

Model: D70BP | SKU: fr2132
 
 
List Price: $299.00
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  • Product Overview

    Take control of the humidity in your home with the Friedrich D70BP Dehumidifier. This 70-pint dehumidifier features a built-in condensate pump and low-temperature operation. The Friedrich D70BP works great as a basement dehumidifier or as a portable dehumidifier for humidity control in various rooms. Key features include multiple draining methods, easy digital controls, adjustable humidity control, automatic defrost, and much more. 


    Three Draining Methods

    The Friedrich D70BP 70-Pint Dehumidifier has three methods for draining collected moisture. The first option allows you to manually drain the water condensate bucket. The removable drain bucket holds 16.2 pints of water and easily pulls out from the front of the dehumidifier for simple drainage.

    To avoid having to constantly empty the drain bucket manually, you can take advantage of the continuous drain method or use the built-in condensate pump. A drain hose is included with the dehumidifier for continuous drain operation. The drain hose connects to the back of the dehumidifier and must be placed horizontally so collected moisture can be gravity drained. Additionally, you can pump excess water to another location up to 15 feet away from the dehumidifier using the internal condensate pump.

    User-Friendly Controls with Digital Display

    The Friedrich D70BP 70-Pint Dehumidifier features user-friendly electronic controls and digital display, making it simple to use and easy to operate. Monitor your room temperature and room humidity with ease using the two digital display screens on the control panel. The first display screen shows the current room temperature during normal operation and it displays the timer setting when the timer button is pressed. The second digital screen displays the relative humidity during normal operation and it shows your desired humidity level when you adjust the humidity setting.

    Helpful Indicators and Automatic Defrost

    In addition to easy-to-understand controls, the Friedrich 70-Pint Dehumidifier features convenient indicators for easy maintenance and optimum performance. The bucket full indicator will illuminate on the display panel when the water condensate bucket is full. To prevent damage to your dehumidifier or an overflow of water in your home, the unit will automatically shut down until the drain bucket is emptied and properly replaced.

    The Friedrich D70BP 70-Pint Dehumidifier also features automatic defrost mode, which is very beneficial for low-temperature operation. When the dehumidifier is operating in temperatures below 41 degrees Fahrenheit, frost can begin to build up on the evaporator coils. To keep the dehumidifier running normally and efficiently, the defrost indicator will illuminate and the system will automatically start the defrost cycle.

    Additional Highlights

    • Easy Mobility: Four rolling casters and two side-grip carry handles make it easy to transport this portable dehumidifier from room to room.
    • Reusable Filter: The Friedrich 70-Pint D70BP Dehumidifier includes a washable air filter that easily slides out of the front panel.
    • Electronic Controls: The digital screens display the timer and temperature settings, so you can monitor the humidity level in your space and maintain a comfortable room temperature.
    • Temperature Selector: This Friedrich dehumidifier allows you to choose between Celsius and Fahrenheit temperature display.
    • Multiple Fan Speeds: This portable dehumidifier is equipped with a two-speed fan.
    • Adjustable Humidity: A built-in humidistat allows you to set your ideal humidity level from 30% to 90% relative humidity in increments of 5%.

    Summary

    The Friedrich D70BP 70-Pint Dehumidifier eliminates damaging excess humidity in basements and other rooms and does it conveniently with a range of user-friendly features.

    What Customers Love

    • Easy Adjustable Humidity - Set your desired humidity and the dehumidifier maintains that level without intervention. 
    • 3 Draining Methods - Drain the dehumidifier how you like. Choose from manual, gravity, or pump draining to suit the needs of your space. 

    Things To Consider

    • Some Noise on High - Customers report that the unit is a bit loud on high. You may want to consider running it on low when you're in the room and switching it to a higher speed (if needed) when you exit. 

    Manufacturer's Warranty

    1-Year Limited Warranty; 5 Years on Refrigerant System

    Manufacturer's Literature

    Friedrich D70BP Dehumidifier Owner's Manual
    User Guide for the Friedrich 70-Pint Dehumidifier

    What's In The Box?

    • Friedrich 70-Pint D70BP Dehumidifier
    • Drain Hose
    • Owner's Manual
  • Specifications

    Residential UseBasement, Single Room
    Manufacturer-Stated Capacity70 pints
    Capacity at AHAM70 pints
    Low Temperature Operation (41 degrees F and Under)Yes
    Practical Room Size1300 sq. ft.
    Height23.25 in.
    Width15 in.
    Depth11.5 in.
    Weight44 lbs.
    Water ContainerYes
    Water Container Capacity16.2 pints
    Full Bucket Indicator/Auto ShutoffYes
    Internal Condensate PumpYes
    Continuous Drain CapableYes
    Drain Hose IncludedYes
    Drain Hose Length3 ft.
    ControlsElectronic
    HumidistatYes
    Automatic DefrostYes
    Fan OperationRuns Only When Dehumidifying
    Number of Fan Speeds2
    Number of Filters1
    Filter TypeWashable slide-out filter
    Auto Restart On Power FailureYes
    DuctableNo
    Refrigerant TypeR-410A
    CastersYes
    Maximum Amperage7.7 Amps
    Maximum Wattage840 W
    Voltage110-120 V
    Power Cord Length6 ft.
    Energy StarYes
    Energy Factor1.8 L/kWh
    AHAM-VerifiedYes
    Safety CertificationsUL
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  • Reviews

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    REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

    by PowerReviews
    Friedrich D70BP Dehumidifier
     
    4.3

    (based on 71 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (41)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (19)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (5)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (4)

    88%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Effective (42)
    • Quiet (30)
    • Compact (28)
    • Energy efficient (21)
    • Easy to set up (17)

    Cons

    • Awkward water pan (6)
    • Awkward water bucket (3)
    • Doesn't work (3)
    • Not energy efficient (3)
    • Works too slowly (3)

    Best Uses

    • Dank basement (32)
    • Summer humidity (31)
    • Basement (15)
    • Bathroom (4)
    • Multi-room (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Homeowner (63), Avid do-it-yourselfer (11), Professional (6)
      • Primary use:
      • Personal (64)

    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!

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Big Disappointment, Leaked, Noisy Pump

    Bought this unit to use in a conditioned crawlspace that needed only moderate reduction in humidity from 51% to 45% The unit did this well, but it leaked out from the bottom, right out...Read complete review

    Bought this unit to use in a conditioned crawlspace that needed only moderate reduction in humidity from 51% to 45% The unit did this well, but it leaked out from the bottom, right out of removing from the box at initial install. After leveling perfectly and removing and reinstalling all drain plugs it seemed to stop leaking but then condensate pump runs continuously with a high pitched whine like a hair dryer. This was an intolerable amount of noise and carried up through house two floors. Friedrich customer service offered no useful advice, other than sending out a technician who would be from a service 30 miles away. If he couldn't fix it, I would still be on my own to remove unit, repackage and return or exchange. The unit is heavier than others with the same specifications. We returned this promptly. Be warned that the decibel rating might apply to the compressor, but not necesarily the condensate pump which creates its own noise.

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    5.0

    EASY WORKS GREAT

    By D359

    from MASSACHUSETTS

    About Me Homeowner

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Multi-Room
      • Summer Humidity
      • Whole House

      Comments about Friedrich D70BP Dehumidifier:

      JUST PLUG IN AND GO. EASY FRONT REMOVAL OF WATER BUCKET, HOLDS ALOT OF WATER

      • Primary use:
      • Personal
       
      5.0

      only purchased this a few months ago, rw

      By lone wolf

      from detroit mi.

      About Me Homeowner

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Basement

        Comments about Friedrich D70BP Dehumidifier:

        Keeps my basement as dry as the rest of my home. It really pulls the moisture out of the air.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal
         
        4.0

        It works fine...

        By t

        from Pa

        About Me Homeowner

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Friedrich D70BP Dehumidifier:

            Using it in a basement with duct...be prepared to empty a large bucket out 2x a day....May try the hose. Older 2 unit house. So far so good. Little confusing using humidity controls....but I like the product overall.

             
            4.0

            Happy customer

            By frog lady

            from hendersonville NC

            About Me Homeowner

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Set Up
            • Effective Water Removal
            • Quiet

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Basement
              • Multi-Room
              • Summer Humidity

              Comments about Friedrich D70BP Dehumidifier:

              The dehumidifier makes a tremendous difference in my basement. I am very pleased with its performance

              • Primary use:
              • Personal
               
              1.0

              Not a Good Product

              By Retired Teacher

              from New Jersey

              About Me Homeowner

              Pros

              • Easy To Set Up
              • Effective Water Removal

              Cons

              • Awkward Water Bucket
              • Leaks

              Best Uses

              • Basement
              • Summer Humidity

              Comments about Friedrich D70BP Dehumidifier:

              This unit worked fine for about 4 months. Then it started to leak on the floor. It's still under warranty. I called Friedrich and I'm getting the run around. It looks like I'm stuck with it. I guess it will go in the trash. Beware!!

              • Primary use:
              • Personal

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              3.0

              Well made, but design could be better

              By Bill P

              from Mystic, CT

              About Me Handyman

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Ductable
              • Easy To Set Up
              • Effective Water Removal

              Cons

              • Not Energy Efficient

              Best Uses

              • Basement
              • Summer Humidity

              Comments about Friedrich D70BP Dehumidifier:

              This was purchased to replace a recalled unit for use in the workshop. It does a great job of maintaining a constant humidity in the shop. However, the design could use some inprovement. The air discharge is straight up and with the unit located in a corner of the shop the air went straight up, hit the ceiling, and came back down in the same area causing frequent cycling. I added a cardboard deflector to the top to send the air out into the shop to get better circulation. The most annoying problem is how often it cycles on and off. I can understand that it needs to sample the air every so often, but it would seem that only the fan would be needed to accomplish this. However, every time it cycles,an ammeter inline shows that full current is drawn on every start which means that the compressor cycles every time with full inrush current being drawn every time. Not very energy efficient. Not sure I would buy another one.

              • Primary use:
              • Personal

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              3.0

              Constant Cycling

              By Buju

              from Chicago, IL

              About Me Homeowner

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • All Buttons Function
              • Easy To Set Up
              • Looks Good

              Cons

              • Cycles On And Off
              • Fan Runs Continuously
              • Never Stays At Humidity
              • Noisy
              • Not Energy Efficient
              • On Then Off Then On

              Best Uses

              • Basement

              Comments about Friedrich D70BP Dehumidifier:

              This unit cycles on, then off, then on, then off repeatedly. It's as if the humidistat is placed at the rear of the unit where the treated air is exhausted. Therefore, the unit senses high humidity and turns on, then within seconds senses lower humidity and turns off, then higher again, etc. It is difficult to imagine that the unit ever brings the room to the humidity desired, or that it is energy efficient.

              • Primary use:
              • Personal
               
              4.0

              Easy to set up, the manual is pretty use

              By Dave

              from Asheville, NC

              About Me Homeowner

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

              • Noisy

              Best Uses

              • Basement
              • Crawl Space

              Comments about Friedrich D70BP Dehumidifier:

              Works well with little or no interaction on my part

              • Primary use:
              • Personal
               
              5.0

              Very pleased!

              By pickonme

              from West Bend, Wisconsin

              About Me Homeowner

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Basement
                • Summer Humidity

                Comments about Friedrich D70BP Dehumidifier:

                We have 2 and I put this one IN the room with the entertainment system because it doesn't continually run.... it is NOT so noisy yhat you can't hear the movie.... it just sounds like an occaisional fan in the background.

                • Primary use:
                • Personal
                 
                5.0

                Best dehumidifier

                By Bearruns

                from mid Michigan

                About Me Homeowner

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Crawl Space

                  Comments about Friedrich D70BP Dehumidifier:

                  Shuts off completely when your room gets to the humidity level that you set it to. The fan does not keep running like many others. I use the pump out and it works great. I have a 4 foot crawl space and this keeps it very dry under my house.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal

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