For 3-4 months these units work great. BUT THEN even with extremely careful use in a climate controlled, unfinished basement... I owned THREE of the previous model with the exact same features and specifications (except the Energy Efficiency Rating was a bit higher on the previous model) and FOUR of this model. On the three previous models one FAILED in two months, and the remaining two FAILED within 9 months. Apparently, there is a MAJOR PROBLEM with the design, parts, and/or assembly that allows the refrigerant to slowly leak from the system. Thus, after a few months (typically) the coils start to slowly frost over lightly when the compressor activates, decreasing moisture removal. Quickly, the problem worsens. Soon, the unit is CONSTANTLY frosting over, defrosting itself, frosting over, defrosting, etc when activated by the humidistat. On the four of the current model... One was Dead On Arrival. One, the compressor would never engage (even when set on Continuous). And, the remaining two began the constant cycling between frosting over and defrosting after only 4 or 5 months of use. In addition, on these two units the metal framing that holds the coils rusted EXTREMELY QUICKLY to the point that the water receptacle is now discolored bright red-orange AND chunks of rusted metal appear in collection bucket daily AND small rust flakes are expelled with the air from the top of the unit. Definitely NOT what one would expect from a dehumidifier that costs between $150.00-$200.00 PER UNIT.
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