October 14, 2013
Hi depot92-this is Sue from GE. I can certianly understand your concern and glad to provide assistance.
First, you may want to reset the electronics by unplugging the unit for 30 seconds or so. For best performance, allow 12"-18" of air space on all sides of the unit, and make sure to close all doors, windows, and other outside openings to the room. Place your dehumidifier near the center of the area that you wish to dehumidify. Place the dehumidifier in a location that will be between 41 degrees F and 91 degrees F. If the temperature falls below 41 degrees, the coils can become covered with frost, which will reduce the performance of the unit.
Also, if sized properly, a dehumidifier should maintain the relative humidity level that is set on the controls. The optimum relative humidity level for a room is generally between 30% and 50%. If the dehumidifier is oversized for the area, the unit may cycle on and off more often and some decline in performance could be noticed. A 70 pint unit is recommended for a basement that is extremely wet (laundry drying, wet floor, high load conditions).
Damp: 40 Pints
Very Damp: 50 Pints
Wet: 50 Pints
Extremely Wet: 70 Pints
Definition of Moisture Levels:
Damp: Space feels damp and has musty odor only in humid weather.
Very Damp: Space always feels damp and has musty odor. Damp spots show on walls and floor.
Wet: Space feels and smells wet. Walls or floor sweat, or seepage is present.
Extremely Wet: Laundry drying, wet floor, high load conditions.
The dehumidifier features a 1-year replacement warranty through the retailer. The details can be found in the owner's manual.
I hope this information is helpful.
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