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We bought a ADEH 50 LNL1 Serial 106143 this summer. It does a great job at removing water from our basement,needing emptied every 24-36 hrs. However it is always so hot in whatever room we set it that you don't like to be in the same room. Is there anyway to adjust the heat it puts off? We lost our book that came with it. Reg Konrade

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Hi,
Unfortunately not....you see a dehumidifier puts the heat back into the room... it does not remove any heat...but... the heat from the fan motor and the compressor is added to the room... thus the heating that you are noticing...

Sorry I cannot give better news... :-(

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