Frigidaire FAD504DUD 50 Pint Review
The Frigidaire FAD504DUD 50-Pint Dehumidifier is an Energy Star compliant machine and although it is energy-efficient it still does a great job of removing moisture from the air. The Frigidaire FAD504DUD can remove up to 50 pints of moisture from the ambient air each day and it is capable of continuous operation if the machine is located near a drain (and you can get the drainage feature to work properly).
The controls on the machine allow you to easily select the exact percentage of humidity you would like and the machine will shut off automatically when the water collection tank is close to being full. The Frigidaire FAD504DUD also features a washable filter to remove moisture and airborne particulates and it has handles and is mounted on caster wheels for easy mobility.
- Dimensions: 11.3 x 16.1 x 24.6 inches
- Product Weight: 39 pounds
- Frigidaire FAD504DUD Shipping Weight: 40.2 pounds
- 50 pints/day dehumidification
- Continuous operation is possible when unit is located near a suitable drain
- Electronic controls
- 2 fan speeds
- Low temperature operation
The reviews for the Frigidaire FAD504DUD 50-Pint Dehumidifier are pretty good but could be better. We found about 75 reviews online and the average user rating for this product was 4.0 stars. Most people agree that the Frigidaire FAD504DUD does a good job of removing moisture from the air but there was one complaint that came up time and time again. A lot of people said that the continuous draining simply does not work.
It appears that gravity alone is not enough to force water through any low spots in the hose so people had to set up their dehumidifier so that it was tilted a bit in order for water to drain out. This complaint came up a lot and a number of people said that they would have given this machine a 5 star rating if the continuous training system would have worked rather than having water fill up in the collection tank. One reviewer did note that Frigidaire made a modification kit that can be installed onto this machine to eliminate any drainage issues.
Aside from the drainage problem the Frigidaire FAD504DUD received very good reviews. One reviewer said that when the outside temperature was 98° and it was very humid the Frigidaire FAD504DUD did its job and he had to empty the collection tank about twice a day. When the outside temperature was in the 70s and humidity wasn’t quite as high he only had to empty the collection tank once per day. A lot of people are saying that within just a few hours they could feel a big difference in the air and that the entire room was dry.
Some reviewers also comment that the Frigidaire FAD504DUD 50-Pint Dehumidifier is quiet. Some people say that it is a little bit noisy but one reviewer states that anyone who thinks this machine is noisy hasn’t used a much older unit. This person said that the Frigidaire FAD504DUD is so quiet that he hardly even notices that it is on. He says that even in high mode it’s quiet enough to watch television with the dehumidifier just 15 feet away.
After researching all of the reviews online it appears that the Frigidaire FAD504DUD 50-Pint Dehumidifier is a good machine that does a great job of removing moisture from the air. If you don’t plan on using the continuous drainage feature and don’t mind emptying the water collection tank or if you don’t mind installing a modification kit or setting it up so that the machine is tilted a little bit to allow the drainage feature to work properly the Frigidaire FAD504DUD will certainly get the job done and seems to be a good quality machine.