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What is a good quality and reliable dehumidifier manufacturer?

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  • mooreselec Jul 20, 2008

    STOP! The LG model LHD45EL that was recommended, may leave you with hundreds of dollars of water damage. We purchased this same model and the bucket full function failed on several occassions during actual use and testing. In reality, in caused over $437 dollars in damage to our laminate flooring. I have since found other users on the internet who also have had problems of the bucket full function not working, thus causing the bucket to overflow and spill water onto the surface on which it sits. I would NOT recommend this model or this brand for that matter.

  • Anonymous Aug 13, 2008

    I too am looking for a reliable dehumidifier. I bought an LG dehumidifier and it does not shut off when the water reservoir is full, thereby leaking all over the basement floor. I am returning it. I have an old Hampton Bay dehumidifier that the previous homeowner left me, and it works great. I will not be buying LG products in the future.



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For an average basement I like the LHD45EL. It is quiet and also has an Energy Star rating which will make it easier on your electric bill. One other nice thing is LG backs this model with a 5 year warranty. A local store that I have seen carry this model is Home Depot and it usually runs aroun $179.

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Was this unit recalled m7dh45b2a and for what reason

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I show that the correct error code your Frigidaire dehumidifier is receiving is "AS". Typically, it means that your dehumidifier is experiencing a sensor failure. I show there aren't any manufacturer replacement parts available for your dehumidifier. This could be because it is a smaller appliance and repairs are often more costly than the actual appliance replacement. Is your dehumidifier still in warranty? If so, you might want to reach out directly to the manufacturer to determine the coverage on your dehumidifier and the procedures to any potential remedy in that regard. Best of luck!

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