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What Makes the Frigidaire FAD704DUD Dehumidifier So Good?

8 November 2011 4,808 views No Comment

The Frigidaire FAD704DUD dehumidifier is the latest model to come out of Frigidaire, replacing the FAD704TDP. It offers 70 pints of high quality moisture removal capacity.

Frigidaire just keeps coming up with amazing dehumidifiers. Their FAD704TDP model was one of the best sellers and highest rated models on the market. Owners just love this machine with over 400 customers giving it a 4.5 star out of 5 rating on Amazon.com. That’s one popular appliance and rarely do I see a rating that high.

The FAD704DUD is the latest update to the stellar Frigidaire FAD704TDP moisture reducer and it has already shown promise to carry on with the popularity and success of its predecessor. I have a review of the older model on this site too if you want to check that out. They are still selling 704TDP on many retailer websites too, so you can still pick that one up and you’re likely to find a bargain out there. Just click on my review link above to see about the best prices.

The two models are nearly identical in their features with a few differences. The newer FAD704DUD has improved airflow over the FAD704TDP. That means that it is able to more efficiently draw air into the machine. The faster air is drawn in, the faster water is removed which makes this newer model even better than the old in terms of moisture reduction efficiency. The exhaust for the FAD704DUD is on the top of the unit instead of the side like on the FAD704TDP which also improves air circulation and flow. It’s also less likely to be obstructed in any way. The newer model is also slightly quieter than the older model which is attributable to the improved airflow.

Here are some other outstanding features you can expect with the newer Frigidaire FAD704DUD.


The Frigidaire FAD704DUD Pulls Water Out Of The Air Like A Sponge

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The FAD704DUD has a 70 pint capacity which means it can pull that much water out of the air in 24 hours. It can cover an area of 1,400 square feet, which will be more than enough to handle your damp basement. It will also be able to dry out very wet areas that are a bit smaller in size. This makes the FAD704DUD especially useful for drying out rooms that have been flooded.

As air is pulled into the FAD704DUD it passes over cold coils that draw the moisture out of the air through condensation. The water pools on the coils and then drips down into a large 17 pint container bucket. You have the option with the FAD704DUD to empty the water manually by just pulling out and dumping the container, or having it empty automatically using a standard garden hose hooked up to drain to a sump in the floor. If you choose the manual option, the water bucket is located on the front of the unit and is very easy to remove. It has nice carry handle along with a splash guard.


You also be able to see how high the water level is by looking through the clear glass slit in the front. The FAD704DUD has a full bucket indicator light that lets you know when the collection container is full and the motor will shut down and stop running to prevent any overflow. The last thing you want is to end up with water right back on the floor.

When setting up a garden hose for continuous drainage, you’ll need to position the unit at a slight elevation to the drain where you want the water to flow. The water drains out by gravity, there is no pump. This function works great in basements.


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