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I'm not sure exactly what you have. As you listed the problem under Problem with the Danby DDR557 Dehumidifier and then said, "no heat coming just cold air". Dehumidifiers are not designed to generate heat. Is it some other type of appliance that you have?

Posted on Apr 02, 2011

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