overall--quiet and efficient
good product for the money. seems to do a good job of
regulating the moisture before and after showers. (I have it placed in a large bedroom close to the shower.)
There's only a couple small details that could be better. One, is if it had an indicator of the house humidity in addition to the target humidity. Another is minor rattles and quirks such as an oscillating hum when low speed is used consistently. Switching to high speed, then back to low seems to help the problem.
March 1, 2014
So Far So good
We had mildew about a foot off the floor in the bathrooms and kitchen in our mountain home. We assume from all the rain we had this past summer. the humidiy is really high in the mountains anyway. It was real mess cleaning all of that up, but we did it and ran out as soon as we could a bought the LG dehumidifier. Well guess what it worked very well..no more mildew..so so happy with this unit. Thank you LG
November 20, 2013
Do not buy this product
After only 2 years, this no longer works. It was EXTREMELY noisy in spite of the literature saying it was quiet. It was used according to directions, never abused, and suddenly overheated and won't work any longer. I have had other dehumidifiers over the years and they all lasted many more years than this has.
November 19, 2013
The best of any brand dehumidifier
In Florida we use dehumidifiers year round and I have tried just about every brand made thru the years. The LD451EGL was purchased to replace another LG dehumidifier called Goldstar model DH5010B which lasted 14 years with everyday use. If replacement parts had been available for it another 14 years would have been no problem. Not all parts were available because of its age. I still have and use everyday a model A LG dehumidifier, which is even older than the one that quit and its still running strong. This says a lot about the quality in LG dehumidifiers. I'm an HVAC/R technician with over 30 years experience so I know the inner workings of a dehumidifier. The LG line of dehumidifiers are the only brand on the market today that will work properly in cool damp or hot humid conditions and not freeze up. The evaporator on LG models are set at the proper temperature for a dehumidifier the other brands I've tried have theirs set closer to a refrigerator evaporator temperature which will not let it work in cool damp conditions without freezing up solid. The LD451EGL has a steel outer shell all other brands are just plastic. Most important to me is repair parts are available for LG dehumidifiers. All other brands of dehumidifiers are now considered throw away small appliances because you cannot get any repair parts. There are just a couple of minor changes I would make on the model LD451EGL LG dehumidifier I believe these changes would make the LG line of dehumidifiers the #1 brand of dehumidifier world wide. I wish there was some way I could sit down with an LG design engineer and go over these changes. I have read some bad reviews on other sites concerning LG dehumidifiers, none of them are perfect, but the LG brand is the best of what's available today. All in all you can't go wrong with these LG dehumidifiers.
November 19, 2013