Once figure out how to utilize it, it works.
I got this in the basement and it keeps on for 3 days dehumidifying. I suppose there were too much moisture in the area and it needs more time to extract them out from inside the frame and wall.
There are many disturbed posting on how bad this model is and myself has one sears 70 pint dehumidifier that work for the past 10 years and still running.
First, I totally agree that this is a very noisy dehumidifier. My work around is to put a foam pad under the machine which takes out a portion of the rattling noise and absorb some sound but still this is pretty loud machine. I also add couple more form pad at the behind wall and other places try to absorb as much as I can.
Second, the bucket sensor has a delay, so if you remove the bucket, the bucket full will not trigger right away. People complained that the water dripping out at that moment, and I guess the design idea is that you shouldn't remove it when it is running and is not full. Still, this is a pretty bad design. Not considerate of how user will use it.
Third, the humidity meter is so off!! When it start to run, the indicated humidity will move up more than 10%!! However, when the humidity hits 3% lower then the ******, the machine shut off but the humidity reading will keep going down to more than 10%!! This is a very big swing and I start to wonder how this humidity meter is been designed to have such different reading at on and off state. So, the symptom is that once it start to run, the actual humidity level is 10% less than it's reading. The humidifier will reduce the room humidity by more than 10% less than it's ******. But when it is off, the reading feels correct and it can be kicked start at the right humidity level. So, my work around is that my ****** is 55% but I set the humidifier ****** to 65%.
Four, the pump start when the bucket is full and does not stop at the low water level. It runs additional minutes before stop. Some posting complained and confused about how pump operate and I believe a lot more is the durability of the pump. I can't tell for now since I don't have it long enough.
Five, the heat. It is hot just like other posting indicated. basement is no longer a cool place. You might not want this machine in other hot places.
Six, the pump drain pipe need to sticking in all the way to the red line. But if not set right at the first time, you need to push the plastic ring around it to get it out and reset again. I guess this is a difficult part for a lot of less handy people.
So, I think this machine has all the features that people need to have it run unattended robustly. Once I figure out all these characteristics and behavior, I pretty much set it and forget it. Wish this will last for another 10 years just like my other sears dehumidifier.
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