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FFAD5033R1
SKU:
3264002
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Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars with 1603 reviews

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  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    No rattles!

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    My ten year old Gold Star 50 pint finally died and I went and I picked this one up. I really like it. Impressive fit and finish and NO rattles or buzzing. I set it on 40% and it will run until the room gets down to 35%, then the compressor will cycle off and the fan will continue to run for 3 minutes to dry out the evaporator coil and then it shuts down. When the humidistat reads 45% it will start up again. My only issue with this is that within 5 minutes after shutting down the humidistat will start reading the moisture within the machine and do a false restart. Only to shut back down a few minutes later. The solution is to have a small fan blowing on the humidistat on low, (it's under the air filter, top left corner). My Gold Star needed a fan blowing on it as well. In the continuous operating mode the fan is not needed. When the unit is idle and there is any water in the tank the humidistat will eventually read 70%, even if the room is only 45% to 50%. Burns a little over $30.00 a month in electricity if the compressor is always running. Modest heat output. It is putting 530 watts of heat into the air. On a rainy day it will keep up with 1400 sq. ft. with no support from the AC. The tank will fill every 20 hours if it's humid outside. Much nicer than the outgoing model (FAD 504 DWD). On this one the air flow is much more horizontal than vertical so I can't point the dehumidified stream of air where I need it to go. And they added a locking tab to the water bucket handle so it won't rattle. I have it outside my bedroom door with the fan on medium. With the exhaust pointed away from the bedroom. I can sleep with it running. A bit too loud on high though. The pitch of the fan and the compressor is constant so it does not draw attention to itself. I find it to be a pleasant white noise. I live on a slab so I don't know how it will sound on a wood floor. On low it's quiet. On medium it does not bother me unless the exhaust is pointed at me and I am sitting close to it. I reserve high for daylight hours when I can put some space between me and it. Once a month I put 2 tablespoons of clorox into the tank to keep slime from forming. I also bought the 70 pint and eventually returned it. It was quite a bit noisier when the humidity was high. They look like identical units. And they sounded the same the first ten minutes after a start up. But the longer they ran the louder the 70 pint would get. The 70 pint pulls an enormous amount of water out of the air compared to the 50 pint. I also added an external filter on top of the existing one. I see no easy way to open this up to clean the evaporator coil. I had to clean the Gold Stars coil once a year but it was poorly designed and let a lot of unfiltered air get inside the machine. The Frigidaire seems very tight by comparison. If it lasts I will be delighted. Reading the reviews on Amazon for the latest generation of Chinese built dehumidifiers was discouraging. High failure rates for every brand.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Good product highly recommonded

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    Heard about it. BestBuy does have a lowest price on Frigidaire 50 Pint Dehumidifier. Does it wonderful job not only gets rid off humidity also gets rid off odor of our closets. Very happy and satisfied.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Great

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    Big & bold definitely does the job...NO complaints so far. Would recommend this product.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Awesome dehumidifier

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    Really works as advertised. Accurate determination of humidity and works perfectly for the living room and master bedroom

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Works excellent

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    I really liked my dehumidifier because its quiet And run smooth...

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    This is our second one

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    They do a great job of monitoring the humidity and we are please which is why be purchased a second one

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 1 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Junk from the start

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    Bought this 5/17. Used for 2 summers only. Noticed reddish cast to water after dumping first bucket of water. Thought that was odd, but didn't think much more of it. Went to use this summer (2019) and FO code. Upon further searching for error, ended up removing cover from back. Evaporator coil has severe rust damage on sides, which accounted for color. Apparently rusted and leaked refrigerant. Had to be rusted from day I purchased. Total junk. Customer Service won't return any emails (you can't talk to them). Don't buy Frigidaire. If you do, check water for rust!! Also, I've come across others with exact same issue. This is a manufacturing defect, but they don't cover any rust inside or out!! Again, JUNK!!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend
    • Brand response from FrigidaireSupport
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      Hello, JinOhio! Thank you for your review. We sincerely apologize for your experience with your Frigidaire 50- Pint Dehumidifier. If the display reads "F0", check the following operating conditions. Outlet voltage should be 115V±10% and the surrounding temperature should be with in the range of 41 °F (5 °C) to 96 °F (32 °C). Unplug the unit and plug it in again under normal operating conditions. Should you have any further questions, please contact us directly at 800-374-4432, M-F 8:30 am- 8:00 pm Est. ~Briana Frigidaire

  • Rating 1 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Another poorly engineered dehumidifier!

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    Mine lasted <3 years before it lost all it's 134A refrigerant. Same stupid engineering as the Haier unit! Guess they didn't learn that you combine copper tube & steel side plates you get galvanic reactions which erode the copper tubing! Evaporator side plates are the pitfall as this is also the source of rust in other complaints! They could have spent 2$ more and made reliable evaporators!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend
    • Brand response from FrigidaireSupport
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      Hi, Unhappy! We apologize for any matters you have experienced with your dehumidifier and thank you for bringing it to our attention. We always appreciate our fellow ambassadors, who take the time to give us their feedback. Please know that we will make our design and engineer teams aware of your feedback and experiences for future reference. Should you ever need any immediate assistance or have any questions, feel free to reach out to us at 1-888-203-1389 Monday-Friday 8:30am-8pm EST at your convenience.
      Kindly,
      Ciara Frigidaire

  • Rating 3 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Meh. You'll get a few years.

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    Ease of Use
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    I bought this dehumidifier in August of 2015. It's for a lower level living area that is less than 500 sq ft. The unit is sleek and clean looking so it'll match most decors. It does have a continuous gravity port but does not include a hose. It has a removable, washable filter. It does work well. It was able to keep my lower level dry and fresh smelling. ( There is a 3/4 bath and laundry room). Was able to maintain a great level of humidity and prevent mold or mildew. It is a little on the noisy side and would have to turn it off for movie nights. I like that it shuts off once it hits it's targeted percentage. I used this for about 4-5 months a year and in my application it does not need to run continuously. At 5 years it died. It gets an error code of 'FO'. You can try to clear it by cleaning the filter and unplugging it to reset. If it comes back, it's toast. There is no fix the unit will need to be replaced. I guess dehumidifiers life expectancy is 5-10 years so this technically squeaked in there. It died Fall 2020. But considering it was not continuous use, I'd expect a little bit more.

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    No, I would not recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Excellent Dehumidifier

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    My old dehumidifier (a Kenmore) finally gave out after about 13 years of reliable service. I reviewed many brands and finally settled on this one. The Frigidaires generally have very good reviews from the sites I looked at, so I was OK to go ahead and try this one. When I went to the store, I noticed that they had these newer versions in stock. Our basement gets very humid in summer, and there is one room in particular that has no windows or ventilation, so it is particularly humid and damp smelling. Our basement area that I dehumidify is around 900 sq. feet. When I first turned this on, the built-in humidistat registered over 80%. After a day or two it had taken it down to about 50%. I keep it at 55%, which works great so far. One thing to note about this unit is that IT DOES TURN COMPLETELY OFF when it reaches the desired humidity level (within a range actually). I read reviews about other ones, even Frigidaires, that do not turn off the fan, even after the desired humidity level is reached. Only the compressor turned off on those. Anyway, this one completely turns off and on which is good. I purchased the 70 pint version at first, but it consumes more power than I was comfortable with (1 HP) and the efficiency of this unit is the same as the larger unit, surprisingly. I returned it unopened and exchanged it for the middle size. We have a floor drain in the basement - I just used the included nozzle and a short piece of garden hose to drain. Very easy and I don't have to worry with emptying the bucket. No leaks or anything. One thing to note about this unit - the air blows out the right hand side of the unit not the front. This actually works well for my case, due to where our unit sits and the location of the most humid room (to the right). This may or may not matter to you, but be aware. I think the noise level is average. All humidifiers make noise, this one seems about like the rest. It's not like a freight train and it's not like a whisper either - but I want a dry basement. The controls are nice. Easy to read and bright. You can delay either start or turn off. I don't need this feature and haven't used it - but it's probably a plus if you need it. I've had this about two weeks now and it's running great so far. I would definitely purchase this brand/model again. I hope it will last - only time will tell.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Moisture reducer in wood shop

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    Owned for more than 2 years when reviewed.

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    Love this thing. It is truly amazing how much water it pulls from the air. Someone recommended I use a little hydrogen peroxide in the water tank in case it sits for awhile before changing to reduce the mold that stagnant water can produce. It works. I use it in my wood shop to reduce the moisture level.

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    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Does it job well

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    Owned for 1.5 years when reviewed.

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    Purchased for a replacement and so glad the old one failed. Much more energy efficient. I empty it daily as I do not use the drainage capability. Very happy with purchase so I purchased one for my Florida condo. I have this working when we are not there in case the AC fails. It is set low to get the extra humidity out of the air and drains in the shower. Noise level is moderate.

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    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Noisy but it wors

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    Owned for 8 months when reviewed.

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    Functional dehumidifier . Place mine on masters bedroom to Trap up humid from shower. A bit on the noisy side

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    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Dehumidifier

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    Owned for 2 weeks when reviewed.

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    4 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Ease of Use
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     

    This Dehumidifier is very quiet and takes the humidity out of my basement. The last one I had ran 24 hours a day /7 days a week. Very hardy

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    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Awesome Purchase

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    I'm a single guy living in a townhouse with all the gadgets a single guy can have. I've got computers, tablets, stereo, lots of stereo! And this dehumidifier is the best purchase I have ever made. Why? I hate moist, damp odors, and I hate insects. This unit works great! It pulled gallons of water out of the air right out of the box and has never stopped. It has cut the odors and insects that come into my basement far better than any air fresheners and insecticides. Easy setup. Easy water removal. Well built.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Love this!

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    Owned for 1.5 years when reviewed.

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    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     

    Money well spent! This thing is a lifesaver he in southwest Florida. It keeps our house comfortable and dry even during the wettest, most humid months. Our place even flooded and this brought the house down from 84% humidity inside, to 52%! Easy to set up. Easy to use. Easy to clean.

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    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    It Really Sucks...

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    ...all of the humidity out of the air! Since installing this product in my basement I have seen a dramatic improvement in the humidity levels in my house. This is perfectly sized for ~1000 sq ft but I would recommend using the included attachment to connect a drain hose, the reservoir inside will fill up in a few hours when you first start using it.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Good dehumidifier

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    Owned for 1.5 years when reviewed.

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    4 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
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    4 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Ease of Use
    4 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     

    I purchased the 50 pint model. Excellent features. Works great! On continuous mode it automatically dehumidifies it reached the humidity level you set and stops dehumidifying (including fan). Then it waits till the humidity exceeds your level by 5 degrees and starts dehumidifing again.

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    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Overall Good Dehumidifier

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    Had 50 pint unit ~7 weeks – occasional use (also use a 70 pint downstairs daily). Clean design – easy, user-friendly controls. Seems to reduce humidity reasonably fast. Fan & Compressor are a bit noisy if used in room you’re in. Unit puts out heat which isn’t good during summer. Unit turns off and lets you know when bucket is full (if not using hose to drain). Removing splash guard to clean bucket occasionally is difficult. There are numerous different kinds of tabs and you get one side loose only to have it lock up when you work the other side while trying not to break them - poor design. Owners manual and Frigidaire cust serv couldn’t tell me the secret (remove handle first) but she went on YouTube and found out for me. Before emptying bucket, let unit sit turned off for several minutes or it may drip water while bucket is out. Overall I’m satisfied.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Dehumidifier

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    Owned for more than 2 years when reviewed.

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    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
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    Ease of Use
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     

    Great dehumidifier for my basement. Keeps my basement dry and is very quiet. I have not noticed much of an increase in my electric bill since I run it constantly.

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    I would recommend this to a friend
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