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Whirlpool 70-pint Dehumidifier

Energy Star® qualifiedAccuDry™ sensing system70-pint (33 L) moisture removal/24 hoursOperates as low as 38°FFeatures includes auto restart, 2-fan speeds, adjustable humidistat, automatic bucket full shut-off, bucket full indicator light, continuous run mode, washable filterEZ-Empty™ bucket (front removable)Direct drain hose connectionEasy Rollers® systemDecent design with plastic panel and finger gripsModel number AD70GUSX
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Questions & Answers for Whirlpool Whirlpool 70-pint Dehumidifier

Question

Great Karmak, how noisy is it?

Some of the reviews mention the high noise level of this item. How does it compare to: a rangehood fan, a window airconditionner, or my ex-wife during PMS? You don't know her, but just imagine the worst.
asked 4 years, 1 month ago
by
robthebuilder
on Whirlpool 70-pint Dehumidifier
6 answers
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answer 1
very noisy
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
by
laylee
 - sudbury. on
answer 2
The noise level is less than my a/c unit and range hood. I have it in a room with a tv and I don't notice it.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
by
jwyoungy
 - Belnan, N.S.
answer 3
It is not bad but there a noise but I would put it on a timer if you are a light sleeper and then you both can sleep at peace. Then again it is much better to have dryer air as compared damp air depending upon health issues.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
by
dfj3
 - Summerside, P.E.
answer 4
It's extremely noisy, it is noisier than our central air conditioner.
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
by
Anonymous
answer 5
I would guess it's comparable to a window air conditioner, but the noise of the fan and compressor have not been as big an issue for me as the incessant beeping the unit emits as soon as it senses the room is too dry.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
by
Mtlcustomer
answer 6
All Dehumidifiers make noise, but they are not as loud as a window air conditioner
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
by
Anonymous
 - regina sk
Question

Is this programmable?

Is this unit not programmable? If it is, can you not set the humidity at 40%? If I can't program it to keep the humidity at 40%, no matter what the ambient or outdoor humidity is, then it's useless.
asked 2 years, 10 months ago
by
clandrews
on Whirlpool 70-pint Dehumidifier
5 answers
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answer 1
Yes you can set the humidity that it will keep working until. Better than the Danby(%35) you can set it down to 30%. I had mine on auto fan and set the %. If you wanted to you set to max fan and live in a desert like environment.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
by
RgrRgr
 - Vancouver, BC
answer 2
Yes, this unit is programmable and can operate in 3 modes:

-Auto Dry mode, humidity is set at 50% automatically.
-Continuous mode, the unit will run continuously regardless of ambient humidity.
-Normal mode, desired humidity can be set but digital display will show ambient humidity 5 seconds after you set your desired humidity.

If you can to set humidity at 40%, please choose Normal mode. More details can be found in Use & Care Guide.
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answered 2 years, 9 months ago
by
CanadianTireTeam
answer 3
Yes it is totally programable. If you don't set your preferred humidity level, it will run at 50%.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
by
lostinthe60s
 - Ottawa
answer 4
The unit is programmable but may not be reliable consider buying a separate humidity gauge that is portable and move it around the area to get the proper reading of the area. When running the dehumidifier close the doors and windows as your defeating the use of the dehumidifier.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
by
dfj3
 - Summerside, P.E.
answer 5
It has three modes - in continuous mode it runs all the time; in auto mode it is fixed at 50%; in manual mode you can set the humidity. You need to set it to manual mode.
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
by
Anonymous
Question

Does square footage include entire house?

Will this remove moisture from the three levels of the house, or will it only remove for the basement level (given that it is in the basement)?
asked 5 years, 11 months ago
by
englishrose
 - Vancouver Island, BC
on Whirlpool 70-pint Dehumidifier
4 answers
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answer 1
It will remove moisture form all levels as it is doing in mine home. That given your unit should be based on square footage of your home instead of just the basement. Cool damp air will gravitate to the lower levels. If the unit is not big enough it will burn the compressor out.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
by
dfj3
 - Summerside, P.E.
answer 2
The humidity in the air will slowly even itself out between all the rooms in your house. The dehumidifier will dry the air in the room it's in, and the moisture from the rest of the house will spread to that room. Normally the moisure will be removed from the room much faster than it can come in from the other rooms, so it will seem like it's only drying the one room. And if you leave the windows open in other rooms, moisure will come in to those rooms from outside faster than the dehumidifier can remove it. If you need to dehumidify the whole house, it will help a lot if you close the windows and circulate the air between rooms - for example if you have central heating or cooling, make sure your fan keeps running. If the heating or cooling isn't on, set the thermostat to "fan" rather than "off".
answered 5 years, 1 month ago
by
Anonymous
answer 3
It will only remove from the area where the dehumidifier is
answered 5 years, 10 months ago
by
BMOBMO
 - Caledon
answer 4
This will remove moisture from the three levels of the house.
answered 5 years, 10 months ago
by
RANI1
 - Toronto, Ontario
Question

Fan

This model has an Auto On/Off setting for the fan, Mine never shuts off..... ever!

is this normal?

I phoned Whirlpool they had no idea and suggested I take it for repairs.

Anyone else have this?
asked 5 years, 2 months ago
by
mattie
on Whirlpool 70-pint Dehumidifier
4 answers
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answer 1
The unit has an on and off button- just use it. But seriously the unit must sense the humidity in the air other wise it will not work. Keep all doors and windows closed when the unit is on or it will run for ever.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
by
dfj3
 - Summerside, P.E.
answer 2
I've had this unit for several months now and noticed the same thing right away (fan is always on, regardless if compressor is running or not). I decided to "workaround" the problem by wiring up an independent dehumidistat (Honeywell makes one, approx. $20) to a 6' heavy duty grounded power cord via a standard electrical switch box that can be mounted to a wall if desired. If you are not confident with basic wiring, seek some qualified help. Just plug your dehumidifier into this setup, set the Whirlpool on "continuous" and make sure it is powered on - problem solved! You also enjoy the added control of setting the humidity level you want using the dial on the Honeywell more precisely than you can with the Whirlpool. And of course the unit is more energy efficient with that darn fan OFF when it isn't needed. Works like a charm, and I have tested it thoroughly. Hope this helps, good luck!
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answered 4 years, 11 months ago
by
Anonymous
 - B.C.
answer 3
Apparently it doesn't have an auto on/off.

the auto function is an auto restart of the fan???
answered 5 years ago
by
Anonymous
answer 4
I also have this model and the fan runs all the time, no matter what setting you have it on. I also called Whirlpool after calling 4, 1-800# got the same answer that you got. So much for the energy-star. Does anyone have an answer to our problem
answered 5 years ago
by
Anonymous
Question

does this blow hot air?

we are using a unit in our basement and it blows hot air - it does a great job removing moisture but the basement is almost unbearable.. just curious if all models are like this?
asked 4 years, 11 months ago
by
soccerfan
on Whirlpool 70-pint Dehumidifier
4 answers
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answer 1
It is a trade off for having dry air as compared to cool damp air. It is a win-win situation if you are trying to heat the area in the heating season. And yes they all do this. Suggest using a fan to circulate the air better.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
by
dfj3
 - Summerside, P.E.
answer 2
Hot air from any dehumidifier is a product of its effectiveness as a dehumidifier. Obviously warm air is produced in direct proportion to the electricity used. (1000 watts electrical input yields 3413 BTU/hr.

If you notice even more heat being given off it is the function of the condensation of moisture out of the airflow. An approximation of this heat would be the number of pounds of water generated over a period of time, times 1000 BTU.

This unit under full capacity can extract about 60 pounds of water in 24 hours releasing 60,000 BTU's of heat this figure must be added to the electrical energy used by the dehumidifier which if the demand was 700 watts would be .7*24*3413=57338 BTU/day

Total heat about 120,000 BTU/day. I would expect under most conditions the unit would likely run at 20% capacity yeilding much less heat
answered 4 years, 8 months ago
by
Anonymous
answer 3
The air will be hotter as it's not 100% efficient.
answered 4 years, 11 months ago
by
Anonymous
answer 4
I've had it for just a day, but yes, it BLOWS.... hot air.

Like you, I feel the unit pulls moisture out very well, but that fan blows a ton of hot air.
Maybe I'll use it as a heater in the winter.
answered 4 years, 11 months ago
by
buyer69
Question

How does the hose drain option work?

Is the hose drain gravity fed, i.e. drain needs to be lower than bucket?
Is the hose drain auto pump driven, i.e. drain can be higher than bucket?
asked 4 years, 9 months ago
by
Daveno59
 - Fredericton, NB
on Whirlpool 70-pint Dehumidifier
4 answers
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answer 1
First you need to go back to the store and get some puddy to plug the hole that fills the bucket. Yes thats right, you need to get something to plug the hole even though there is no mention of this in the instructions. Then you Hook up your drain hose and turn the unit on. I called the toll free number and thats what they told me.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
by
jwyoungy
 - Belnan, N.S.
answer 2
It is a gravity thing; water doesn't run up hill. Consider buying a condensing pump if you want water to run up hill.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
by
dfj3
 - Summerside, P.E.
answer 3
It seems to be gravity fed, i.e. no apparent pump in the unit.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
by
Mtlcustomer
answer 4
The hose drain is gravity fed. But the drain does not need to be lower than the bucket. It only needs to be lower than the drain connector. I.e. the drain hose is allowed to be higher than the bucket but cannot be higher than the connector.
answered 4 years, 8 months ago
by
Anonymous
Question

Is it normal to have no water in the bucket

I have had my dehumidifier plugged in for 3 days now. The humidity is 50%. I have it on automatic and it never shuts off. There is not one drop of water in the bucket. Is this normal
asked 4 years, 2 months ago
by
Anonymous
on Whirlpool 70-pint Dehumidifier
3 answers
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answer 1
If it at 50% you could lower the humidity setting and see if you get water or put a bowl of water beside the machine and see if water collects in the bucket. Also adjust the fan speed. You'll know either way if it working.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
by
dfj3
 - Summerside, P.E.
answer 2
If by "never shuts off", you mean the fan runs all the time, then no, that's not normal. If the fan is running, water should be accumulating in the bucket. If the humidity is below 50%, the fan and compressor should not run.
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
by
Anonymous
answer 3
The health humidity range is from 40% to 70%. At auto setting, the default humidity is 60%. Since the ambient humidity is 50%, lower than the default humidity, the compressor should not work, no water will be collected, and the fan should run at low speed as a result. In this case, just turn the unit off.
Staff Answer
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
by
alex2052
 - toronto
Question

what does it cost to run this unit

I understand that it depends on how long the unit runs but if the fan runs all the time there must be an average cost per month
asked 5 years ago
by
fmfcs
on Whirlpool 70-pint Dehumidifier
2 answers
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answer 1
The fan must run to sense the humidity of the area. The fan will cycle fast to slow depending on the setting and how much humidity is in the air. Costs should not be a factor if is Energy Efficient. Costs of a persons health should not be a factor either. You be the judge?
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
by
dfj3
 - Summerside, P.E.
answer 2
I have tested this unit with a watt meter which reads between 400 and 700 watts with compressor running, or just 80 watts with fan only running. You'll have to do your own math from there according to the cost of electricity in your area and of course figuring how many hours per month the unit is actually running. Also see my answer regarding the "always on" fan problem with this same dehumidifier. Cheers!
answered 4 years, 11 months ago
by
Anonymous
 - B.C.
Question

What is the difference between the 70 pint (43-5439-6) and 50 pint (43-5438-8) whirlpool dehumidifiers?

Both units show the same features in the compare selection, including the physical measurements of the unit. I'll be using the drain hose feature so the size of the bucket does not matter and I suspect it may run 24 hours aday.
asked 1 year, 1 month ago
by
Anonymous
on Whirlpool 70-pint Dehumidifier
2 answers
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answer 1
it refers to the size of the holding bucket of the machine.
answered 8 months ago
by
jimmy96
 - Port Coquitlam, BC, Canada
answer 2
The unit has a higher maximum capacity for pulling moisture. The 70 pints can pull 70 pints of moisture from the air a day while the 50 pint pulls 50 pints of moisture from the air a day.
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answered 1 year ago
by
CanadianTireTeam
 - CanadianTireAnswers
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What is the Efficiency Factor...how many amps to run?

asked 6 years, 1 month ago
by
demen
on Whirlpool 70-pint Dehumidifier
1 answer
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answer 1
The EF for 70pt is 1.8; the running current changes all the time
answered 5 years, 6 months ago
by
MeredithTO
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