I chose this dehumidifer over others based on the high number of positive ratings, but unfortunately in reality the design is rather poor. First of all, this unit is much louder than I expected it to be. If you were running it in the basement or another distant location, it probably wouldn't be so noticeable; however, I need mine to run in the living room, and it was very distracting. Much louder than I anticipated. My other frustration with this dehumidifier is that, due to the design, it runs 24/7. For example, say you want to set your house to 50% humidity. As soon as the unit brings the humidity down to that level, it shuts off (silence). Within approximately one minute, the sensor on the dehumidifier indicates that the humidity has climbed back up an increment, and the unit turns on again. This "on/off" cycle was occurring every 5 minutes, around the clock. Off for one minute, then on for five. Every time the unit started back up, the lights and electronics in that room dimmed momentarily. Not something I want happening every five minutes. Another fault, which another reviewer mentioned but I stupidly ignored, is that you can't program this dehumidifier to run in a cycle. You can only put it on a one-time 2 or 4 hour timer. Once that time interval is up, the unit powers off and won't run again until you reprogram it. For a $200 dehumidifier, I think it should have the ability to run in cycles. I've had this dehumidifier for 2 days and am that frustrated with it that I'm returning it today. Next time, I'll read all the reviews in detail before I purchase!
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