Frigidaire FAD704DWD 70 Pint Dehumidifier Review

The Frigidaire FAD704DWD Energy Star 70-pint Dehumidifier is a very popular dehumidifier and with good reason. This excellent humidifier retails for around $230 and is worth every penny. It is powerful enough to be used in rooms up to 1400 square feet and is able to remove up to 70 pints of moisture from the air every day. Not only does this fantastic dehumidifier remove moisture from the air, it also removes bacteria and odors.

The FAD704DWD has a large 16.3 pint water tank that is situated at the front of the tank for easy removal. The water tank also features handles and a splash guard to make dumping it easier. This humidifier also has a continuous drain option, so you can simply hook it up to a sink or drain, and let it go all day with no concern of emptying the water tank. The water tank also features an automatic shut off when the tank reaches its maximum and a tank full alert.

Additionally, the FAD704DWD has lots of great useful features. It has a six foot electrical cord, two fan speeds, and a reusable washable filter that fits easily into its designated slide out bottom drawer. It also has electronic controls and easy to read LED screen, and lots of programming options to ensure perfect humidification all the time. It has a top handle and side handles, and includes castors, so is relatively easy to move from room to room.

This superb dehumidifier retails for around $230, is Energy Star Efficient, and comes with a full one year parts and labor warranty and a limited 5-year sealed system warranty.

Features and Specifications

  • Removes moisture, and helps prevent the growth of mold and mildew
  • Helps clean air of bacteria
  • Continuous drain available
  • Removes up to 70 pints of moisture from the air daily
  • Auto shut off when tank is full
  • Washable filter
  • Slide out bottom filter tray
  • Two fan speeds
  • Energy Star Efficient
  • Electronic controls and easy to read digital display
  • Effortless humidity control
  • Long 6 ft. three-prong power cord
  • Front, pull-out 16.3 pint water tank with handle and splash guard
  • SpaceWise design with top and side handles, and caster wheels
  • Perfect for up to 1400 square feet
  • Full 1-year parts and labor warranty, limited 5-year sealed system warranty
  • Dimensions: 12.3 x 17.3 x 25.5 inches
  • Weight: 46 pounds

Reviews

Customer reviews for the Frigidaire FAD704DWD Energy Star 70-pint Dehumidifier are generally very positive. Customers felt that it worked very well and was easy to set up and use. Customers also commented on how much they liked the great handles and castors for they made moving it simple and stress free. Reviewers raved about how energy efficient it was, and they loved that continuous drain features, saying it worked excellently. Additionally, positive reviews commented on that the two fan speeds were nice; it was easy to program and the digital display was easy to read; and that the clear lid on the water bucket made draining it easier.

There were a few complaints about the FAD704DWD. Several customers complained about their unit leaking or breaking down within the first year of use. There were also a few negative reviews over the dehumidifier having a weak carrying handle that broke on a few people, and that Frigidaire Customer service was poor and unhelpful.

Pros As Reported By Consumers

  • Top handle is helpful and discrete
  • Sturdy castors – easy to move
  • Digital display easy to read
  • Energy efficient
  • Continuous drain works great
  • Quiet
  • Easy to set up
  • Clear lid on water bucket helps to prevent accidents
  • 2 fan speeds
  • Manual drain hose
  • Handles on top and sides for easy carrying

Cons As Reported By Consumers

  • Weak carrying handle
  • Some units burned out prematurely
  • Some units leaked
  • Some units were noisy
  • Reports of poor customer service