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RCA - 70-Pint Portable Dehumidifier - White-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.4 out of 5 stars with 44 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Been through many dehumidifiers

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    ptmickey
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    This is a must for my basement, otherwise it starts smelling damp. Over 15 years I have bought 6 or 7 different models, unfortunately they don't seem to last more than a few years. They tend to freeze up or surge out when power is restored after a storm outage. So this model is doing very well after a year. I purchased the Best Buy warranty on the previous and they exchanged with no issues. Strongly recommend buying the extended warranty since the life span of these devices is questionable; if I get 3 years out of one I'm happy. You'll know its not working when all it does is blow out warm air in the summer. Power cord is a bit short so check distance from outlet before you buy. Also check distance to your sump pump if you want to connect drainage hose which works very well and eliminates the need to manually empty the bucket.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Works Great So Far

    Posted
    Richard
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    This dehumidifier has been running 24/7 for over a month in an unfinished crawl space (approx 1,100 sf) where humidity has been a problem. The temperature has averaged only about 50F but the humidity is now under control. It's too soon to comment on reliability, but I'm not too worried about it as I purchased the extended warranty. The only "negative" is the bucket, which is a bit awkward to handle, but with a hose hooked up and draining into a sump the bucket isn't being used any more.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love it

    Posted
    bluejean
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    I hate reading directions and this came ready to use. I did have to read to understand some features though. after living with sweating vents and some mold on the windows during the summer, we decided to try a dehumidifier. Problem solved. the air is more pleasant to breathe, everything smells better, no more sweaty windows. Easy to empty. love it, love it, love it, if it had a last name I would marry it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Was as loud as a truck

    Posted
    Nick
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    Something obviously wrong with the one I received. Started off good but within a day it began vibrating so loud we could hear it on the second floor of the house and it was in the basement. BestBuy was great about the return.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent dehumidifier at good (discounted) price.

    Posted
    BJinATL
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    Pros: shipped quickly to store, very effectively and quickly removes or lowers humidity,standard, standard reservoir handled (tank) with ability to connect directly to hose, quiet. Con: Only one experienced to date is that the reservoir (tank) is not flat on the bottom and thus can't be stood somewhere once removed from the unit before emptying

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    More than adequate for 2200 sq ft industial space

    Posted
    deafilosophy
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    There is nothing wrong with this product so far. Massive increases inthe quality of the air as far as removing humity is concerned. A heavily metal filled room is now rust free over night when the cool air moves in and starts to condense. BEST DEAL AROUND with rewards benefits.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Quiet Dehumidifier

    Posted
    Todd
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    My finished basement is big. This is an additional dehumidifier on top of the original 70-pint dehumidifier. It is very quiet. The feature of controlling the humidity with a digital display is very nice. The only drawback is a small water tank if you don't use a draining hose.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Effective Humidifier

    Posted
    Bobbi
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    Easy to install and seems to be working very effectively to dry out my very damp and large basement. I was quickly able to get it set up and running, including attaching a hose that allows it to drain to a reservoir with a pump. Very pleased with this purchase.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    RCA RDH705 70-Pint Dehumidifier

    Posted
    Romka
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    This dehumidifier has been running 24/7 for over a month in a basement where humidity has been a problem. The humidity is now under control. What is great is the hose hooked up and draining into a sump. No more buckets to empty!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good for the Price

    Posted
    Olives82
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    This was a decent purchase for the price. I really liked the drain that allowed for the water to never touch the reservoir, but instead allowed for easy drainage so there was never standing water to allow for mold (as I've seen in other units).

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Small collection tank

    Posted
    wes9389
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    Easy to set up. Used directions to program operation. Collection tank is less than half the size of a 50 pint Frigidaire, I am using. Doing its job, but it does not have a 2.1 gal collection tank, as described--more like 2.1 liter.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Perfect Dehumidifier

    Posted
    Racy8s
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    This dehumidifier works great!!! Pulls a lot of water out of the air in my basement. Empty it twice a day. Going to hook up hose kit to drain at some point. Despite the specs online it does have an Energy Star rating.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Works well so far

    Posted
    StandUpToFight
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    My basement is very humid, I usually have to empty this daily of water it has pulled out of the air. It does come with a hose adapter to drain with. So far it works, and has adjustable settings in 5% increments.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Simple to use

    Posted
    DonS
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    Had a power spike take out my 2 dehumidifiers and had to replace them. These were the best for the money and very easy to set up.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great investment.

    Posted
    yellis
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    I wish I had invested in this product long ago. I was purchasing other temporary moisture absorbing products. Not only were they temporary but expensive as well.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    This Baby Works Great

    Posted
    Chip
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    Notice some moisture after my previous demumitifier broke, it was so easy to unpack and get started. And, it works great sucking the moisture out of the air. It is also quite.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Won't shut off.

    Posted
    Jdjn

    This unit will not shut off when set humidity is reached. Called tech support in India a couple times to see if this thing should be running 24/7,they were no help. Returning unit to Best Buy.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Good

    Posted
    mac0730a
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    Using in a sunroom to control moisture during the winter. Receiving an error code "EC" daily. Must unplug and re-plug to clear. Does extract moisture from air.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love this product

    Posted
    knitter54
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    and my basement does too! It has definitely done its job of significantly reducing the amount of moisture in the room and any musty smell.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Dependable unit

    Posted
    sportsmom97
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    Purchased this for an elderly customer who did not want to have to empty it but have it drain. Works great in his basement. No complaints.

    I would recommend this to a friend