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Costco Wholesale has for it's Members: Whirlpool Energy Star 70-Pint Dehumidifier w/ Pump on sale for $159.99. Shipping is $10. Thanks fwiffo

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Costco has 70 pint Whirlpool dehumidifier with pump model WDH70EAPW for $159.99. It doesn't seem to be discounted but I checked around at various retailers for different brands with similar features, and it seems like best deal on name brand.

It is available for online order delivery at relatively low $10 shipping cost, and it should be in warehouses. I picked mine in Washington, DC metro area store.

https://www.costco.com/Whirlpool-...32279.html

Here is previous thread on this:

https://slickdeals.net/f/10372176-whirlpool-energy-star-70-pint-dehumidifier-with-pump-costco-159-99

It has generally positive reviews on Costco site. Amazon has only three reviews there, mostly positive. In those reviews, most negative mentions are about poor customer support, and that some users had pump reliability issues.

That is where Costco comes in. If you are in a market for something like this, and the item has a weak point, you want to buy this from retailer like Costco. Their liberal return/exchange policies can be quite helpful if you are one of those who has problem with the item.


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Last Edited by gja July 3, 2018 at 10:36 AM
There's been a recall on a large number of dehumidifiers for smoke and fire, may be due a refund or replacement. Check the model and serial number at the link below:

https://www.recallrtr.com/dehumidifier

Credit to Joe Squirrel from the previous thread.

From the Product Safety Commission link:
Recall Details
Units: About 3.4 million (in addition 850,000 were sold in Canada)

Description: This recall involves 25, 30, 40, 50, 60,65, 70, and 75-pint dehumidifiers with the following brand names: Airworks,Alen, Arctic King, Arcticaire, Beaumark, Comfort Star, ComfortAire, ContinentalElectric, Coolworks, Crosley, Daewoo, Danby, Danby Designer, Dayton, Degree,Diplomat, Edgestar, Excell, Fellini, Forest Air, Frigidaire, GE, Grunaire,Hanover, Homestyles, Honeywell, Hyundai, Ideal Air, Kenmore, Keystone, Kul,Midea, Nantucket, Ocean Breeze, Pelonis, Perfect Aire, Perfect Home, PolarWind, Premiere, Professional Series, Royal Sovereign, Simplicity, SPT, Sunbeam,Sylvania, TGM, Touch Point, Trutemp, Uberhaus, Westpointe, Winix, and Winixl.

No Whirlpool units affected (this one is OK.)

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I don't understand all the comments about increased heat being a concern or the reason not to get one.

85 degrees at 90% humidity feels 100 times worse than 87 degrees at 50% humidity.

The extra degree or 2 this unit will raise your living area temperature by is negligible compared to a 40% drop in humidity which is huge.
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Humidity is a battle I fight in my house every day. I've owned lots of dehumidifiers. I bought a 70 pint SPT that had a good rep and it's dead within a year.for me, it's been a common issue with these small 'consumer' grade dehumidifiers. Or spend LOTS more and buy a real dehumidifier. My 'commercial' grade one in my basement handles lots of square footage. it's 10 years old and it's never failed.
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I bought one of these for my sister. Very nice unit and I am impressed so far. Price was really good for all the features. The negative reviews I found were for the pump failing. We have it gravity draining into a floor drain so hopefully the pump won't come into play ever.

Also be sure to check with your electricity provider as this is energy star rated. In Pennsylvania, PP&L has a $25 rebate on it. in the Washington DC area, Pepco has a $30 rebate on it. Easy online filing for both.
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I saw this in my Costco today and can confirm that is a good deal with a built in pump. I paid $200 for a GE with built in pump from Sam's about 2 months ago.
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I bought this about a month ago. It's been running non stop since. It's used with the on board container and with the pump to a floor drain. Very happy with it.

Some have said, though I cannot confirm, it is a rebadged Hisense.
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My 50 pt. model is on its fourth year. Does a great job with no startup issues like other brands brought out for summer use.
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Humidity is a battle I fight in my house every day. I've owned lots of dehumidifiers. I bought a 70 pint SPT that had a good rep and it's dead within a year.for me, it's been a common issue with these small 'consumer' grade dehumidifiers. Or spend LOTS more and buy a real dehumidifier. My 'commercial' grade one in my basement handles lots of square footage. it's 10 years old and it's never failed.
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I bought one of these for my sister. Very nice unit and I am impressed so far. Price was really good for all the features. The negative reviews I found were for the pump failing. We have it gravity draining into a floor drain so hopefully the pump won't come into play ever.

Also be sure to check with your electricity provider as this is energy star rated. In Pennsylvania, PP&L has a $25 rebate on it. in the Washington DC area, Pepco has a $30 rebate on it. Easy online filing for both.
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Bought one two weeks ago for value (price&features). Using the pump into laundry sink. Local utils give $30 Energy Star rebate plus another $30 rebate for recycling the old unit.
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Can it be controlled by a smart plug (on/off)? For example, if you pull off the plug when it is working, then plug back on, will it turn on and keep the same setting? Or do I have to manually turn it on after that? Thanks a lot.

UPDATED: Never mind. I just found this "Auto restart feature restarts the unit after a power outage", so it should be fine with a smart plug.
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Very nice, thank you OP! I've been waiting for a reputable 70 pint sale for a while now.
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bought this a month ago. Does a decent job, but (although maybe isolated) already errored out and needs to be returned. E2 message - bad sensor. CS told me to return to store. Not suggesting it's a bad deal. If my replacement does the same, I will report back Smilie
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Still waiting for that really good deal on the home Labs one since I don't have a Costco near me
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Can this be used without the pump? I don't mind emptying the bucket.

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Can this be used without the pump? I don't mind emptying the bucket.

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Yes, the water can go in the bucket, be pumped out to a higher level, or gravity drain to a lower level.
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