I've had this for a couple weeks now and I am very impresssed. I runs very quietly and pulls a lot of water out of my basement. I have a large damp basement and this has dried it out. I like how it reads the humidity and you can set it to shut off at a certain level. It fills the tank so fast I had to get a hose and hook it up to drain directly in the sewer drain. My only complaint is that the connection where the hose screws on leaks and drips water.........I've tried putting teflon tape on the threads but that doesn't work. The piece that the hose screws onto is nylon and you can't tighten it enough because it just jumps the threads and becomes loose. I am going to buy a clear vinyl hose that fits directly on the water outlet and that should not leak. Other then that I am very happy with this dehumidifier. don
- Pints of Moisture Removed Per Day70 Pints
- Maximum Room Size4500 sq ft
- Is Energy Star-CertifiedN
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Keystone KSTAD70B Dehumidifier:
- Keystone KSTAD70B room dehumidifier removes up to 70 pints of moisture per day
- Ideal for a room up to 4500 sq ft.
- Electronic controls with LED Display and a 24-hour timer
- Auto-restart saves your settings during a power outage
- Settings include Normal, Turbo and Auto-Defrost
- 1.6-Gal. water tank with transparent water level indicator
- Full bucket alert with automatic shut-off
- Removable dust filter with a clean-filter alert
- Four durable, omni-directional casters for easy movement
proposition 65 reasons:Lead Bisphenol A (BPA)
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Keystone 70 Pt. Dehumidifier
|120 V AC|
|2500 sq ft|
|70 pints per day|
23.25 x 15.5 x 11.25 Inches
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Great Dehumidifier at a Great Price !
Absolute best value for Pt ONLY IF!
This is a fantastic dehumidifier (sort of), It does its job extremely well. The fan will run a lot of the time, even if the compressor is not removing moisture from the area, which is probably a good thing, as it helps even out the humidity in the area quicker than not moving the air. As explained to me by a Lockeed Engineer, "no matter where you place the unit, the humidity will level itself out naturally over a period of time." Like putting a tablespoon of water on a sponge,it will seek out the dryer areas the longer you leave it, as will humid air seek out the dryer areas (that being where you place the dehumidifier.) The ONLY negative comment I would make is this unit in its previous model, did not last much over 18 months. I purchased the 3 yr extra service warranty and it covered the previous unit which they replaced, so I can't complain. This unit, I hope, is modified so it will last longer, but if it doesn't, I know the warranty I purchased with it is excellent so I am willing to gamble on it again.
I researched Consumer Reports and various websites to find a replacement for an old Whirlpool dehumidifier. After spending several hours I was confused about the reviews that were found on all units and brands since too often they were diametrically opposed; those who loved it and others who hated the very same model. So, I put the decision aside for a week, and then returned to the Walmart website reviewing the buyers comments on this unknown brand to me called Keystone. I decided that if Walmart backed it, I would take a shot. I am happy to say that after the unit was delivered, and operational, I could not be happier. It was easy to set up and attach to a short hose (that I purchased at Ace Hardware) to allow it to drain continuously. The unit is much quieter than my old Whirlpool. It's in the basement laundry room on a counter top allowing it to drain into the sink. From my 3 to 4 weeks experience, I would highly recommend it. Take the shot.
Performs well, side exhaust, reasonably quiet
This has been good so far... Only about a week of use though. I use it with the continuous drain which is fine once you secure it with screws (included). It's significantly quieter than my last frigidaire model, but dehumidifiers tend to get noisier over time in my experience (so Im guessing they'll be about the same in the end). In addition to a great price, this is one of the last side-exhaust models available, which is a huge plus for several reasons. The side exhaust is able stir around all the air in my large single-room basement so that the temp and dryness is even throughout. The top exhaust models don't do this for me. The top exhaust models tend to leave grime plastered to the ceiling directly above too. Lastly, if I have some kind of moisture on the floor (like after working on plumbing or following a spill), I can point the side-exhaust airflow directly onto the moisture to speed up drying; top exhaust models can't do that and take much longer to dry out a localized spill. All the current models use r401a which is supposedly better for the environment, but it runs at crazy high pressures ... Almost 600psi on the high side. Based on that alone, I wouldn't expect any modern refrigerant-based dehumidifier to last long ... Maybe 4 years if you're lucky. A nice low pressure R12 unit could last for decades. This could just be planned obsolescence though. This model doesn't have a lot of extra option or sensors like the LG models; this is also a big positive in my book since the sensors usually wear out before the core components. The fan on this is quite powerful in turbo mode ... maybe 30% more airflow than my frigidaire model on high. Shipping was quite slow, but I think they were out of stock on these (many stores were when I checked). Oh, the filter location on this is great! On my old frigidaire, I had to remove the bucket, reach up under the grill and pull it out from the bottom; this was hard, but getting it back in was even harder. the top-mount filter is much easier to remove and clean - a well-engineered option. Time will tell if if was worth the no-name risk, but I have no complaints so far.
Great dehumidifier at a GREAT price!
After doing quite a bit of research on dehumidifiers this one had all the features and options recommended by Consumer Reports. What it doesn't have is the high price tag of big box stores versions. It cured our basement of its humidity issues in less then 24 hrs. I can not report on its over all longevity but as with most dehumidifiers it comes with a warranty and if it decides not to work after that then just like the others all you can do is go buy a new one....key is this is a great deal. Consumer Reports advises buy a unit that has a larger capacity and it won't have to work as hard and as a result cost you less in increased electric bills. I am very pleased with this unit! Can't beat the price!
End of Search
In our search for a 1) Quiet, 2)Efficient, 3) Effective, 4) Low heat exhaust this keystone meets and surpasses the requirements. I have searched the market looking for the perfect unit. I realize close is the end gMe. This Keystone was built for what we need. All criteria met and I am glad we chose this unit. History: Not in a basement. We are Lake dwellers in Texas. Outside humidity is high compounded by the lake breeze. Lake musty smell build up with coming and going is reduced with the dehumidifier. Helps the A/C keep up with moisture removal so that interior comfort is enhanced. a great buy to replace the working Whirlpool unit that is now in storage. Bought a unit from Lowes and returned it for not working effective and heating the area. (Heat is probably ok in a basement).
I purchased this because I wanted quiet operation, and I haven't been disappointed with it running in my basement. The bucket is not very sturdy, and it usually took a couple of tries to get it back into the dehumidifier after emptying it. Attaching a hose avoids having to empty the bucket. The best way to use this is to attach a hose to the back and run it to a drain or sump pump. There is an included "adapter" which allows a regular garden hose to be screw into it. I did not use this as the whole assembly is plastic and held on by two tiny screws, not really sturdy enough to attach a garden hose. Instead I purchased a few feet of clear vinyl hose, 5/8" outer diameter, 1/2" inner diameter, and ran this into the back of the dehumidifier pressing it directly onto a connector which is visible with the bucket temporarily removed. It works great this way with no need to empty the bucket. I've been using it over two weeks with no issues.
So far, so good.
Just recently purchased after noticing sweating pipes in open basement area and knew needed to get for furnished rec area before damaged electronic items. Previously had a 30 pint which had to empty at least 2x a day depending on weather. The 30 pint brand was recalled for fire hazard so went without all last summer with no problems. Found the Keystone to be much more quiet even on turbo and able to maintain my humidity setting much more effectively than my 30 pint. Find am emptying bucket about every 36 hours or so, again depending on weather and basement activity. The bucket is a little awkward to empty, but was exactly the same as the 30 pint so am used to it. Am happy with the fact that it maintains the humidity so well that it shuts off for long periods of time. The 30 pint seemed to run constantly. Checked prices at other retailers and got the lowest price, thought it was very reasonable. Paid about $40 more for this 70 pint compared to the 30 pint purchased in the store about 3 years ago.
We just had a really harsh winter and now that spring is here, we are getting a lot of rain and the humidity is climbing already so our basement feels pretty damp and was musty smelling. Our old 40-pint dehumidifier is on its last legs so we decided to purchase a new one. We did some comparison shopping and for the price and quality, we decided this was the best one for us. We thought we would only have to empty the 70 pint only a few days out of the week as we've only had to empty the 40 after a couple of days. Boy were we wrong. We had to empty it twice the first day and you could feel the change in the air after that first day. After running it for three days, our basement felt normal for the first time in months and the musty smell is gone. So we have shut the dehumidifier off for now. Let's just say, so far we are greatly pleased. Its been money well spent. We were starting to worry that we might eventually have a mold issue but now it doesn't seem like that's going to be the case.
Does not remove 70 Pints per day
The reasonable price on this dehumidifier was what attracted me to it. I've had it running continuously in my basement, now, for over a week. The humidity indicator fluctuates between 47%-51%. And while I have it set to run continuously, with the fan speed at turbo, I only get 1 bucket of water about every 30 hours of run time. This is just a waste of energy. As a point of reference, I had a Kenmore 70-pint dehumidifier that if run continuously would fill up 2 times a day. I just emptied it in the morning when I got up and again at night before going to bed, so I know if I had used the drain tube instead of the bucket it would have pulled even more moisture out of the air. Another annoyance of this dehumidifier is the effort it takes to get the bucket back into the unit. For something that is designed to be repeatedly removed and re-inserted, you'd think it would be smooth and almost effortless. I had such high hopes, but sadly, this is going back.
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