Frigidaire FAD704DWD Portable Energy Star 70-pint Air Dehumidifier LED Digital [Refurbished]

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Frigidaire Energy Star Dehumidifier. The Frigidaire FAD704DWD Energy Star 70-pint Dehumidifier protects your home from mold and mildew caused by excess moisture. It also helps eliminate bacteria in the air that can make breathing difficult. Frigidaire's 70 pints-per-day dehumidifier is capable of continuous operation when the unit is located near a suitable drain. It features full-function electronic controls, an easily accessible collection container with level indicator, and a washable filter that reduces bacteria, room odors and other airborne particles. Its effortless humidity control allows you to control the exact percentage of humidity in your room. The SpaceWise portable design includes a top handle, integrated side handles and caster wheels making it easy to move your unit from room to room. Plus, you'll save money with its Energy Star efficiency. How it works. When the unit is started, the fan begins to pull moisture-laden air across the dehumidifying coil. The coils condense or draw moisture from the air and air flows through the side louvers into the room as dry, warm air. Moisture removed from air is collected in a bucket on the front of the dehumidifier. The slide-out bottom also provides easy filter access. - Protects your home from mold and mildew caused by excess moisture - Helps eliminate bacteria in the air that can make breathing difficult - Effortless humidity control allows you to control the exact percentage of humidity in your room - Continuous operation is possible when unit is located near a suitable drain - Effortless full tank alert system with auto shut-off We are an authorized dealer

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Frigidaire Energy Star Dehumidifier. The Frigidaire FAD704DWD Energy Star 70-pint Dehumidifier protects your home from mold and mildew caused by excess moisture. It also helps eliminate bacteria in the air that can make breathing difficult. Frigidaire's 70 pints-per-day dehumidifier is capable of continuous operation when the unit is located near a suitable drain. It features full-function electronic controls, an easily accessible collection container with level indicator, and a washable filter that reduces bacteria, room odors and other airborne particles. Its effortless humidity control allows you to control the exact percentage of humidity in your room. The SpaceWise portable design includes a top handle, integrated side handles and caster wheels making it easy to move your unit from room to room. Plus, you'll save money with its Energy Star efficiency. How it works. When the unit is started, the fan begins to pull moisture-laden air across the dehumidifying coil. The coils condense or draw moisture from the air and air flows through the side louvers into the room as dry, warm air. Moisture removed from air is collected in a bucket on the front of the dehumidifier. The slide-out bottom also provides easy filter access. - Protects your home from mold and mildew caused by excess moisture - Helps eliminate bacteria in the air that can make breathing difficult - Effortless humidity control allows you to control the exact percentage of humidity in your room - Continuous operation is possible when unit is located near a suitable drain - Effortless full tank alert system with auto shut-off We are an authorized dealer

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Shipping Weight (in pounds): 20.78
Assembled in Country of Origin: USA and/or Imported
Origin of Components: USA and/or Imported
Walmart No.: 550589750
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Great except for flawed humidity control
10/29/2011

Customer review by CliffL

4.0 stars 10/29/2011 by CliffL
by CliffL

Many people use a dehumidifier in a basement, but I use it to prevent mildew in a Florida home. The humidity is nearly always high here, and mildew can form indoors in the winter when the A/C is not on. A dehumidifier this size does a pretty good job for the whole house if the central A/C fan is turned on to circulate air. NOISE: I have read various opinions about the noise level. It is quite a bit louder with high fan speed than with low. The capacity and efficiency (see below) are about the same with either speed, so low speed is a good choice for occupied rooms. My impression is that I definitely notice the noise, even on low fan speed, but it is not loud enough to disrupt conversation. The noise is mostly just from the flow of air, which is less annoying that the buzzing or rattling noises some dehumidifiers make. CONTINUOUS DRAIN: Some people have reported problems with using a garden hose for continuous draining. I think the problem is that the narrow fittings in some hoses create a “dam” that makes the water back up and spill over into the bucket. I put a garden hose “Y” adapter on the back of the dehumidifier and connected the hose to the side pointing downward. It drains perfectly into the hose with this arrangement. I did not need the manufacturer’s drain modification kit. The drain hose should have a continuous downward or horizontal slope. Otherwise bubbles can form in the hose and block the flow. AUTO-RESTART: This model will restart automatically after a power failure, so it is suitable for use in an unoccupied home. EFFICIENCY: Dehumidifiers use a lot of electricity. This model uses about 700 watts while it is running. In the continuous run mode, it will use 500 kilowatt-hours (kWh) of electricity per month, which typically costs around $55.00. Electricity use will be less in the normal mode with the unit cycling on and off as needed. The Energy Star “Energy factor” rating for this model (from energystar.gov) is 1.8 liters per kWh. That means it will remove 1.8 liters of water from the air for each kilowatt-hour of electricity used. Higher numbers mean lower electricity costs. 1.8 is the lowest energy factor that will qualify for Energy Star approval and is fairly typical. As an engineer, I have the necessary equipment to test the energy factor myself. I was able to confirm the published Energy factor. At 80 degrees F and 60% relative humidity, I measured these energy factors: Low fan speed: Energy factor = 1.81 High fan speed: Energy factor = 1.88 CAPACITY: Capacity is a measure of how much moisture the dehumidifier can remove from the air per day. My measurements came close to the manufacturer’s rating. This model has about the same capacity on either low or high speed. At 80 degrees F and 60% relative humidity, I measured: Low fan speed: Capacity = 65 pints per day High fan speed: Capacity = 68 pints per day HUMIDITY CONTROL: I think this is the weakest feature and the reason I did not give this model 5 stars. You can set the unit to maintain a relative humidity anywhere between 35% and 85%. 60% is usually adequate to prevent mildew. Setting it lower will just use more electricity. Unfortunately, this model’s humidity sensor is apparently inside the case where it is affected by the wet cooling coils. This causes it to cycle on and off about every 10 minutes, even when the humidity in the room is lower than the point you set. After the fan shuts off, the dampness inside the case causes the unit to start again after 1 or 2 minutes. It then runs a few minutes, shuts off, and the cycle repeats. The constant on-off cycling wastes electricity and probably shortens the life of the dehumidifier, although these effects are hard to quantify. My solution is to set the dehumidifier in the continuous run mode and use an external dehumidistat (Honeywell H46C from Home Depot) to turn its AC power on or off as required. This prevents the constant on-off cycling and allows the dehumidifier to run only when it is actually needed. HEAT: Dehumidifiers put out a lot of heat. I definitely notice that it warms up the room.

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CliffL
Coral Springs, FL
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Age:65 or older
Ownership:2 - 7 weeks
Gender:Male
Usage:Every day
great product
5/14/2011

Customer review by oldandintheway420

5.0 stars 5/14/2011 by oldandintheway420
by oldandintheway420

As with my 30pt dehuminifier I bought this just in time for 14days in a row of rain , 20 plus ins. This one I keep in my front room right next to one of my floor speakers. Not only is this machine effecient but also VERY QUIET. It is within 4 ft. of my chair and I still have to mute my sound system in able to hear it running. During the rainy days it would fill up 2 times each day set at 45%. running on low and handling a 12 X 30 ft area. The heat factor is minimal. Plus it's Energy Star rated.

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oldandintheway420
cherokee village, arkansas
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Age:65 or older
Ownership:2 - 7 weeks
Gender:Male
Usage:Every day
Good unit except Auto Shut-off is a problem
7/1/2011

Customer review by Leigh1515

2.0 stars 7/1/2011 by Leigh1515
by Leigh1515

This unit is quiet, has a slim profile, and works extremely well (that is the good news). I live in a humid environment so the unit extracts a full bucket of water each day. This unit would rate five stars if the auto-shut off was designed correctly. If you wait until the light comes on indicating the bucket is full, it is impossible to remove without spilling a significant amount of water on the floor. Since I have to remove it daily, this is a problem. My carpet and hardwood is taking a beating even though I wipe the spill up promptly. When I called the manufacturer, I was told that this is the way the product is designed. I have resorted to finding a fix on my own and have added Styrofoam to the bottom of the water indicator lever. This causes the indicator to rise faster than before, tripping the cut-off switch early enough to prevent the overfilling problem. You shouldn't have to re-engineer a brand new product.

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Leigh1515
Northern Georgia
Would recommend to a friend? No
Age:55 - 64
Ownership:2 - 7 weeks
Gender:Female
Usage:Every day
Works well in 1200 sq ft daylight basement
6/16/2011

Customer review by wasbilly

4.0 stars 6/16/2011 by wasbilly
by wasbilly

I owned an earlier model and it worked for 18 months before the sealed unit went out. The seal unit does have a 5 year warrantee but I found that it would still cost me up to $100 just get the seal unit checked out. I purchased the earlier model with my AMEX card which doubled the year warrantee to 2 years and AMEX credited my account for the full purchase price. THIS time I purchased the extended warrantee for $38 so I’m good for 5 years – mfg 1 year – extended 3 additional years – AMEX 1 additional year on the extended. The new unit is quieter. I use continuous drain to a condensate pump and have found that you have to have an air break in the tube or the back pressure will divert the water to the internal tank – easy to correct with some duct tape. This is important to me because the unit is at a second home and I need it to run unattended.

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wasbilly
Snellville, GA
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Age:55 - 64
Ownership:2 - 7 weeks
Gender:Male
Usage:Every day
Does the job
7/14/2013

Customer review by CoastieOne

5.0 stars 7/14/2013 by CoastieOne
by CoastieOne

Does its job well so needs to be emptied daily. Also, the area smells fresher and the doors to the rooms no longer stick! Nice handle to carry reservoir for emptying but a little tricky to pour accurately when full because of all the cover parts attached to the top. Noise of fan is not objectionable. Bought the extended warranty (2 extra years) as the lifespan of dehumidifiers seems to be limited based on reviews of ALL brands on line and this unit will be used 24/7. This replaces a 30 year old Kenmore unit that finally quit after being used on the east coast and on the west coast. Walmart delivered this item in record time ( I think 5 days) for a shipping cost that was less than the cost of the gasoline to drive to the store. I was impressed since it weighs about 50 pounds with all of its boxes. Requires two people to remove from box as it has to be lifted vertically. The alternate for one person is being very cautious with a case cutter to slice the box corners without cutting too deep.

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CoastieOne
Northern California
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Age:65 or older
Ownership:2 - 7 weeks
Gender:Female
Usage:Every day
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by Fancy007 5/30/2012
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  • A. "How much does the tank weigh when full ?" An exact answer is 9 kg (19.84 pounds) Please note that the empty bucket weight is 1.321 kg (1321 g) 1 kg = 1 litre 7.679 litre (2,03 gallon or 16,23 pint) inside the bucket when is full
    by MiltonMan7/26/2015
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  • A. According to Frigidaire the tank holds 16.3 pints of water. The tank is made of plastic and weighs very little. Considering that, 16.3 pints of water weighs about 17 pounds.
    by JoshFeeneywartz7/8/2015
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  • A. 70 pints = 8.75 gallons 1 gallon of water weighs about 8 lbs. so you are looking at 70 lbs. The design of the handle makes it easy to lift.
    by BlessedBeats8/3/2015
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  • A. I JUST FILLED IT UP AND WEIGHED IT FOR YOU. 18 POUNDS. SINCE A PINT'S A POUND, IT HOLDS MAYBE 15 OR 16 PINTS. THAT MEANS IT HOLDS LESS THAN SIX HOURS OF CONDENSATE WHEN IT HAS RUN CONSTANTLY. ONLY BAD FEATURE I'VE FOUND. THE BUCKET HAS A HANDY HANDLE FOR EMPTYING IT. THE UNIT ALSO HAS A NICE HANDLE AND IT HAS WHEELS....ROLLS BEST SIDEWAYS. THE UNIT I HAVE..70 PINT FRIGIDARE.. HAS A DELAYED START TIMER SO YOU CAN HAVE IT NOT SHUTTING OFF BEFORE YOU RISE OR RETURN FROM WORK.
    by SCOT12347/19/2015
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  • A. About 20 pounds.
    by Oteb7/27/2015
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  • A. 17 pds.
    by Charliehoot7/27/2015
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  • A. Assume you mean the bucket of water. It holds 16.3 pints. There are 16 ounces in a pint. A pint of water weighs a little over a pound so about 16 pounds when full. Check my math though :)
    by Halcyon1237/27/2015
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  • A. No more than 2-3 lbs
    by Hellfighter8/3/2015
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  • A. as much as a milk jug.
    by gawaye7/19/2015
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  • A. Unit holds 16.3 pints or just slightly over 2 gallons of water full. Figure roughly 17 lbs full including the reservoir.
    by HLPV5727/27/2015
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by an anonymous customer 7/12/2011
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  • A. Yes, It will auto restart after a power failure and the fan speed, humidity maintained will be the same as previous setting.
    by MiltonMan7/25/2015
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  • A. It must because I didn't have to re-start it after our power was out and when the power came back on.
    by jocap2/11/2015
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  • A. No, you have to turn it on again.
    by 2CAtransplants7/29/2015
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  • A. Mine restarted automatically after the electric went off & came right back on. I don't know if it would auto start after an extended outage.
    by 1satisfiedshopper2/11/2015
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  • A. Mine is at a lake house and my range clock lets me know when a power outage has taken place. I would say the unit does because it's still running and I know the power was interrupted.
    by wasbilly6/21/2015
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  • A. no
    by Ivannj252/11/2015
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  • A. Yes.
    by Backnineoflife11/18/2011
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  • A. The instruction manual says it does, but I didn't test that feature and I have already returned two of them and given up so I can't do so now!
    by WB6NVH7/30/2015
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  • A. No.
    by Polishcat7/25/2015
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  • A. Yes, it does.
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by an anonymous customer 5/19/2011
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  • A. Yes, you can screw on a regular garden hose.
    by readyforchangescom8/2/2015
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  • A. Yes, there is a hose connection on the rear panel, normally covered with a cap.
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  • A. Yes it does.
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  • A. Yes, it does.
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  • A. Yes
    by BobInMaine7/22/2015
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  • A. Yes.
    by ruclan4/4/2015
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  • A. Yes, and it is so easy to use. You just hook a regular garden hose to it.
    by jocap8/2/2015
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  • A. I had the same problem with the container filling despite the hose being connected. Called the service number and they said there is a kit to correct the issue which they are sending free. I'll post back if it doesn't work.
    by JC718/2/2015
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  • A. I had the same problem. It is caused by the opening at the back. This opening has a larger diameter than the hose used to drain the water. A small block ( 1/2 inch ) under the front of the unit tips the unit back just enough to let the water drain into the hose. An alternate is using an aftermarket dishwasher drain hose. This hose slips over the threads and allow the water to drain out without tipping. You can add a small hose clamp to make sure it stays in place.
    by PopsMcGee8/2/2015
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  • A. It does allow a hose to be placed on the unit to continually drain to a location of your choosing. I have not tried that feature; however, I did see it in the manual and on the unit.
    by Leigh15156/5/2015
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