Check Your Dehumidifier! (Recall with free replacement or cash)

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Check Your Dehumidifier! (Recall with free replacement or cash)


By Irishbastard

1 year ago



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#101 1 year ago

Thanks guys! Looks like FFAD7000T10 has a side exhaust, so I'll be taking the cash to buy another FAD704DWD.

#102 1 year ago

Just a follow up as my replacement dehumidifier has run for a week or so now. It seems to work well. The basement does not seem damp even though we have had a lot of rain and the ground water is high. It does run for a while after hitting the desired humidity level (as did my old unit), but it did actually shutoff today for a little while. I hope this means it will barely turn on in the winter as my old unit didn't run much if at all in the winter. I don't know about the total power consumption yet, but I had all 3 of my pinball machines on and playing last night with the dehumidifier running and the breaker did not trip (as happened on occasion with the old unit). So far I am happy with the replacement.

Just an FYI. I my old dehumidifier was a FAD704DWD.

#103 1 year ago

I agree. Replacement has been working well for me for the past week or so. I'm happy with it.

#104 1 year ago

Update in a year or two on how the replacements are running. Most all these Chinese made dehumidifiers run great at first but die in a few years.

#105 1 year ago

My new unit arrived so I can cut the cord on the old and get a check.

Ffad7033r1a0
Fridgidaire 70pt new looking one

Pretty quiet. I like that the air filter is easier to take out and clean too.

#106 1 year ago
Quoted from PinRob:

Update in a year or two on how the replacements are running. Most all these Chinese made dehumidifiers run great at first but die in a few years.

Actually, mine all seem to get recalled before they die! I figure a better than 50/50 chance I'll be going thru this again in 2-3 years, since it's happened twice already.

#107 1 year ago
Quoted from jrockne:

Well a fireball would definitely get rid of moisture...

Reminds me of Frozone from The Incredibles. "There IS no water in this air!"

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#108 1 year ago

Good luck if your cheapo replacement is junk....Called Frigidaire, they mailed me a letter telling me to call Midea. Call Midea, they give me a number to call Midea service.. that number just rings, no one's answers....Put my pending fireball unit back in, had basement humidity level back to normal in less than 20 min and shut off.

#109 1 year ago
Quoted from Irishbastard:

Good luck if your cheapo replacement is junk....Called Frigidaire, they mailed me a letter telling me to call Midea. Call Midea, they give me a number to call Midea service.. that number just rings, no one's answers....Put my pending fireball unit back in, had basement humidity level back to normal in less than 20 min and shut off.

Did your replacement unit run all the time? The fan on my old dehumidifer ran all the time in the summer and never in the winter (have no idea about the compressor), but the replacement actually shuts off on occasion now. Very odd they could be so drastically different.

#110 1 year ago
Quoted from Monk:

Very odd they could be so drastically different.

That's what I was thinking. Must be a few different batches or something.

Our replacement has worked fine. Only thing of note is it measures about 5% more humidity than our old unit which is easy to compensate for.

#111 1 year ago

Well on my 8th try someone actually answered the phone, now they want me to cut the cord on the new one send them a picture and they will send another POS...

#112 1 year ago
Quoted from Irishbastard:

Well on my 8th try someone actually answered the phone, now they want me to cut the cord on the new one send them a picture and they will send another POS...

Bummer. If you're luck, you might get it by the end of summer.

#113 1 year ago
Quoted from Irishbastard:

Well, unplugged this POS last night after getting electric bill that was $50 higher....Runs basically non-stop (stops for 15sec then starts back up)....Called recall number, they hung up on me. Sat on hold with Frigidaire for 45min, claim submitted for replacement, no questions asked (Hmm, are others having the same problem?)...Let's see how this goes..

I went with the check to avoid this issue. It arrived last week.

I haven't got my electric bill for the new model I went with. Crossing fingers.

#114 1 year ago

Shipping notification received today for my 70pt replacement. 37 days after I submitted the form. Not bad.

#115 1 year ago

I have probably purchased 5-6 dehumidifiers in the last ten years; probably 8 in the last 20 years. They seem to work for a year or two and then they go to shit for some reason. I have purchased all different brands - common link is China manufacturing. I've also checked expensive brands/models as well and they too are built in China and seem to be overpriced for what they do. There is such a need for someone to build and sell a high-efficiency, reliable and decently priced dehumidifier in this country.

I have two that fell into this recall and am waiting for replacement units.

Rant on. I'm going to install some kind of LED function on my new one to show when the compressor is running. Drives me nuts that not a SINGLE model anywhere has that simple feature. AC to DC converter, out to a single red LED 12v installed in line with the AC line to the compressor should do it! Rant off.

#116 1 year ago

My replacement 70 pint arrived yesterday. I've been running it without my drain pump just so I could use the bucket to get a sense of how effective it is at pulling water out of the air.

So far, pretty good. Certainly works well and is quieter than the old dirty model it replaced. I have yet to determine the accuracy of the humidity sensor, as that will probably take a few days of use.

I wonder how long it will be before they recall this one, too...

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#117 25 days ago

Sorry to necro bump an old thread, but I was wondering what ended up happening with everyone's replacements? I just got a new one of these tonight and am questioning if I should keep it or not.

#118 25 days ago
Quoted from dung:

Sorry to necro bump an old thread, but I was wondering what ended up happening with everyone's replacements? I just got a new one of these tonight and am questioning if I should keep it or not.

I received 2 and have been using them without issue.

#119 25 days ago
Quoted from dung:

Sorry to necro bump an old thread, but I was wondering what ended up happening with everyone's replacements? I just got a new one of these tonight and am questioning if I should keep it or not.

First one never shut off...they had me cut the cord, send a pic, then got another one. No issues with the replacement of the replacement.

#120 25 days ago

Glad to hear it and thanks for the updates, not a lot of info out there on this model.

#121 25 days ago

Is running the AC just as good as running a dehumidifier? My game is going on my first floor,and not in a basement.

#122 24 days ago

I have my replacement and it seems to run just well. I have to run it spring to fall 100% of the time in the basement so it gets used hard. Old one lasted 4 years before the recall

#123 24 days ago

My replacement has run great too. Been plumbed into the basement set to 35% humidity for about a year now.

#124 24 days ago

Mine (70pint) has been powered on for the last 11 months according to my post saying I received it. It's a little bit louder than it was when it was new, but still quieter than the old one. It keeps the basement dry. I'm happy with it.

#125 23 days ago
Quoted from ralphs007:

Is running the AC just as good as running a dehumidifier? My game is going on my first floor,and not in a basement.

I wouldn't really worry about it if i they are on the main floor. Might be concerned if it gets really dry in the winter.

#126 23 days ago
Quoted from ralphs007:

Is running the AC just as good as running a dehumidifier? My game is going on my first floor,and not in a basement.

Depends what the regional climate is like and the general humidity in your home. If you live where there are cool but humid days where you have the windows open (or it's not hot enough for the AC to kick on), that probably isn't ideal. I'm thinking Florida, or most anywhere coastal, but personally I would spend $20 on an indoor temperature/humidity sensor just to keep an eye on it.

My guess though is that it's probably fine.

#127 23 days ago
Quoted from dung:

I wouldn't really worry about it if i they are on the main floor. Might be concerned if it gets really dry in the winter.

I do have to use a humidifier in the winter,because of the dry air.
Thank you

#128 23 days ago
Quoted from Mocean:

Depends what the regional climate is like and the general humidity in your home. If you live where there are cool but humid days where you have the windows open (or it's not hot enough for the AC to kick on), that probably isn't ideal. I'm thinking Florida, or most anywhere coastal, but personally I would spend $20 on an indoor temperature/humidity sensor just to keep an eye on it.
My guess though is that it's probably fine.

I have one,and thanks for the help.

#129 23 days ago
Quoted from dung:

I wouldn't really worry about it if i they are on the main floor. Might be concerned if it gets really dry in the winter.

Not much of need to run it in the winter here in Indy. Not much humidity in the winter.

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#130 14 days ago

Mine shuts off in the winter, but runs all the time in the summer. I believe mine is set at 35 and it has no problem holding it in the high 30s to low 40s during the moist months. I have it hooked to a long hose that runs to my sump pump. I have had no issues with it so far. Actually out of the three I've had over the past three to four years, it seems to be the best.

#131 14 days ago

What brand are y'all using? I need a new one. Have to run two of them in my basement, one on either end. Someone needs to build a quality unit. I swear they seem to crap out way to frequently.

#132 14 days ago
Quoted from Irishbastard:

70pint Frigidaire FFAD7000T1

I believe this is what the replacement dehumidifier was that we all got. There wasn't much information on this unit when we got it.

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