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Danby DDR503H operation

I havce been trying to operate the dehumidifyer that was left in a home when we purchased it .. seems like when I turn it on to get the humidity out of the house all I feel from the fans is heat can you please tell me how to properly operate this as I do not have a owners manual

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Just go there and download the user manuel in pdf for free.

http://www.retrevo.com/support/Danby-DDR503H-manual/id/886ci677/t/2/

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