Danby DDR30B1GB User Manual [en, es, fr]

0 (0)

Owner’s Use and Care Guide

Guide d’utilisation et soins de Propriètaire

Guía de uso y de mantenimiento del propietario

Portable Dehumidifier

Deshumidificateur Portatif

Deshumidificador portátil

ModelModel• Modèle• Modèle• Modelo• delo


Danby Products Limited, Ontario, Canada N1H 6Z9

Danby Products Inc., Findlay, Ohio, USA 45840





Portable Dehumidifier


Owner’s Use and Care Guide


• Welcome ...............................................


• Safety Information ...............................


• Installation Instructions ......................


• Operating Instructions ........................


• Care and Maintenance .........................


• Troubleshotting.....................................


• Warranty.................................................



Read and follow all safety rules and operating instructions before first use of this product.



Deshumidificador portátil


Guía de uso y de mantenimiento del




• Bienvenido ............................................


• Instrucciones de Seguridad ................


• Instrucciones d’instalación .................


• Instrucciones de funcionamiento .......


• Cuidado y Mantenimiento ...................


• Diagnostico de Problemas ..................


• Garantia .................................................



Lea y observe todas las reglas de seguridad y las instrucciones de operación antes de usar este producto por primera vez.



Déshumidificateur Portatif


Guide d’utilisation et d’entretien


• Bienvenue ..............................................


• Consignes de Sécurité Importantes ...14-15

• Consignes d’Installation ......................


• Consignes d’utilisation ........................


• Soins et Entretien .................................


• Dépannage ...........................................


• Garantie .................................................



Veuillez lire attentivement les consignes de sécurité et les instructions d’utilisation avant l’utilisation initiale de ce produit.

Model • Modèle • Modelo



Thank you for choosing a Danby appliance to provide you and your family with all of the “Home Comfort” requirements of your home, cottage, or office. This Owner’s Use and Care Guide will provide you with valuable information necessary for the proper care and maintenance of your new appliance. If properly maintained, your Danby appliance will give you many years of trouble free operation. Please take a few moments to read the instructions thoroughly and familiarize yourself with all of the operational aspects of this appliance.

For easy reference, may we suggest that attach a copy of your sales slip/receipt to this page, along with the following information, located on the rear wall of the water tank compartment.

This information will be necessary if your unit requires servicing and/or for general inquiries. To contact a Customer Service Representative, call Danby TOLL FREE: 1-800-263-2629


Model Number:

Serial Number:

Date of Purchase:


Do not leave this unit unattended or operate in an area where people or animals may not be able to react quickly. A failed unit may cause over-heating, resulting in personal injury or property damage.




FOR YOUR SAFETY: Read these instructions carefully before operating the unit.


The WARNING instructions issued in this manual are not meant to cover all possible conditions and situations that may occur. It must be understood that common sense, caution, and carefulness are factors that cannot be built into all appliances. These factors must be supplied by the person(s) installing, maintaining, or operating the appliance. Failure to install, maintain, and/or operate the equipment according to the manufacturer’s instructions may result in conditions which can produce bodily injury and/or property damage. Contact your dealer, service agent, or the manufacturer about any problems or conditions you do not fully understand. For Danby Customer Service call (1-800-263-2629)



To reduce the risk of fire, electric shock, or personal injury, all wiring and grounding must conform with the latest edition of Local and National Electrical codes.

It is the customer’s responsibility to have the wiring and fuses checked by a qualified electrician to make sure adequate electrical power is available.

This appliance is designed to operate on an effectively grounded, seperately branched, polarized, 3-wire, 120 Volt

60 Hertz (alternating current) circuit protected by a 15 ampere fuse, equivalent fuse or circuit breaker.The three-prong grounding plug on the power cord should be plugged directly into the aforementioned receptacle rated 110/120 V.A.C.

• Do not connect the dehumidifier to a multiple socket outlet that is also being used for other electrical appliances.

FOR YOUR SAFETY: To reduce the risk of fire or explosion, do not store or use gasoline or other flammable vapors or liquids in the vicinity of this or any other appliance.



Improper connection of the equipment-grounding conductor can result in a risk of electrical shock. Check with a qualified electrician or serviceperson if you are in doubt as to whether your appliance outlets are properly grounded.

This appliance must be grounded. In the event of malfunction or breakdown, grounding will reduce the risk of electrical shock by providing a path of least resistance for electrical current. This appliance is equipped with a cord that has an equipment-grounding conductor and 3 prong grounding plug. The plug must be connected into an outlet that is properly installed and grounded in accordance with all local codes and ordinances.

Do not modify the plug provided with this appliance. If it will not fit the outlet, have a proper outlet installed by a qualified electrician.

If the household electrical supply does not meet the above specifications, or it you are not sure your home has an effective ground, have a qualified electrician or your local electrical utility company check it and correct any problems.





FOR YOUR SAFETY: Read these instructions carefully before operating the unit.


When using this dehumidifier, always follow basic safety precautions, including the following:

Use this appliance only for its intended purpose as described in this Owner’s Manual.

This dehumidifier must be properly installed and grounded as described in this manual before it is used.

Never operate this dehumidifier in an area that is likely to accumulate standing water. If this condition develops, for your safety disconnect the power supply before stepping into the water.

Never unplug your dehumidifier by pulling on the power cord. Always grip plug firmly and pull straight out from the receptacle.

Replace immediately all electric service cords that have become frayed or otherwise damaged. A damaged power supply cord must be replaced with a new power supply cord obtained from the manufacturer and not repaired. Do not use a cord that shows cracks or abrasion damage along its length or at either the plug or connector end.

If the receptacle does not match the plug, the receptacle must be changed out by a qualified electrician.

Turn the dehumidifier OFF and unplug it before cleaning.

For your safety, do not store or use combustible materials, gasoline or other flammable vapors or liquids in the vicinity of this or any other appliance.

All dehumidifiers contain refrigerants, which under federal law must be removed prior to product disposal. If you are getting rid of an old product with refrigerants, check with the company handling disposal about what to do.

Do not use outdoors.

This dehumidifier is intended for indoor residential applications only. This dehumidifier should not be used for commercial or industrial applications.





Select a suitable location, making sure you have easy access to an electrical outlet (avoid the use of extension cords). If it is absolutely necessary to use an extension cord, use an approved “air conditioner” heavy duty extension cord ONLY (available at most local hardware stores).

Make sure there are no obstructions restricting airflow through the front air intake grill. Maintain a minimum clearance of at least 20 cm (8”) between adjacent walls and the back of the unit, to allow for proper air circulation and maximum efficiency. To obtain maximum operating efficiency from your dehumidifier, the recommended (room ambient) operating temperatures should be between 5°C (41°F) - 35°C (95°F).

It is important to remember the efficiency of a dehumidifier will be affected/influenced by the rate at which new humid

air (moisture) is allowed to infiltrate the same space/area. To maintain efficiency, the dehumidifier must be operated in an enclosed area. Keep all doors and windows closed.

Do not use this unit outdoors. This dehumidifer is intended for indoor residential applications only. This dehumidifier should not be used for commercial or industrial applications.

Place the dehumidifier on a smooth, level floor strong enough to support the unit with a full bucket of water

Place the unit where it has access to an electrical outlet.

This unit has 4 castors which can move freely. Do not force casters to move over carpet or move the unit with water in the bucket (the unit may tip over and spill water.)

• Remove accessory bag from bucket and store it in a safe place.


Soft touch (Electronic)Control Key Pads

Auto-Sensing Humidity Control

Adjustable Humidity Settings (35% - 85%)

2 Fan Speed Settings (Turbo/Normal)

Delay Start Protection (Compressor)

Auto-Defrost (De-Icer)

• Full Bucket Indicator Light

• Easy Roll Castors (4)

• Front Mounted Water Tank(Removable)

• Direct Drain Option (Hose not Included)

• Quiet Operation

• Removable Air Filter




Reset filter button

Continuous mode

Continuous mode indicator


NOTE: The control panel of the unit you purchased may be slightly different depending on the model number.

Check filter




Turbo fan speed


Bucket full





















Fan button

Normal fan speed indicator

Power button

















Auto off






















































































Auto on



Timer button


Auto defrost




indicator light






































Up and














































When you push the button to change operation modes, the unit will make a beeping sound to indicate that it is changing modes.


Press to activate the continuous dehumidifying operation. Refer to page 7.


This product has a check filter feature that is a reminder to clean the air filter for more efficient operation. The check filter light will illuminate after 250 hours of operation. To reset this function after cleaning the filter, press the reset filter button and the light will go off.


Controls the fan speed. Press to select either High (Turbo) or Normal fan speed. Set the fan control to High for maximum moisture removal. When the humidity has

been reduced and quiet operation is preferred, set the fan control back to Normal.


Press to turn the dehumidifier on or off.

5, 7) ( + / - ) BUTTONS

The humidity level can be set within a range of

35% RH (Relative Humidity) to 85% RH in 5% increments using these buttons.

For drier air, press the (-) button and set to a lower percentage value (%)

For damper air, press the (+) button and set a higher percentage value (%)


Press to initiate the auto-start and auto-stop feature. Set a start or stop time from 0.0 to 24 hours using the (+) and (-) keys. Refer to page 6.


Shows the actual (± 5% accuracy) room humidity level in a range of 30% RH to 90% RH. Otherwise, displays selection when programming humidity or timer.




AS - Humidity sensor error--Unplug the unit and plug it back in. If error repeats, call for service.

ES - Temperature sensor error-- Unplug the unit and plug it back in. If error repeats, call for service.

P2 - Bucket is full or the bucket is not in correct position--Empty the bucket and replace it in the right position. E1 - Unit malfunction -- Unplug the unit and plug it back in. If error repeats, call for service.

EC - Refrigerant leakage detection-- With this new technology, the display area will appear EC when the unit detects refrigerant leakage. Call for service.



IMPORTANT NOTE: Depending on the humidity conditions of the surrounding environment, the dehumidifier may not start automatically when the “on/off” button is pressed (see dehumidifying mode instructions on page 7 for details).


Each time the unit is disconnected/re-connected and/or in the event of a power failure, the electronic circuit board automatically defaults to the last program setting that was used. After the unit has stopped, it may take several minutes before operating conditions resume.


If the unit shuts off unexpectedly due to a power outage, it will restart with the previous function settings automatically when the power resumes.

BUCKET FULL INDICATOR LIGHT: When the bucket is full and/or incorrectly positioned inside the cabinet, the water full light turns on and remains on until such time the bucket is emptied and/or correctly re-positioned. This condition will result in the immediate shut down of the dehumidifying system (both compressor and fan motor operation are terminated). This is a safety feature. When the bucket is emptied and/or correctly re-positioned, the dehumidifier will resume operation automatically. NOTE: It may take several minutes before operating conditions resume.


When frost builds up on the evaporator coils, the compressor will cycle off and the fan will continue to run until the frost disappears.



Follow these steps to program the Auto-On or Auto-Off feature using the control panel:


1)When the unit is on, and the TIMER button is pressed, the Timer Off indicator light illuminates indicates that the AutoOff program is initiated.

2)Press or hold the UP or DOWN button to change the ‘Auto’ time by 0.5 hour increments, up to 10 hours (then at 1 hour increments up to 24 hours). The unit control will count down the time remaining until start.

3)In the 5 seconds after setting Auto Off time press the TIMER button again to complete the Auto-Off program.


4)When the unit is off, and the TIMER button is pressed, the Auto-On program is initiated. Set the Auto-On time as in step 2 above. In the 5 seconds after setting Auto-On time press the TIMER button again to complete the Auto On program.

NOTE: When the Auto On & Auto Off times are set, within the same program sequence, TIMER ON OFF indicator lights illuminate indicating that both ON and OFF times are now programmed.

NOTE: Turning the unit ON or OFF at any time, changing the On/Off timer setting to 0.0, and a P2 error code will cancel the Auto-On/Off function.





The water tank holds accumulated condensed water and by means of a safety switch, controls both the water level and operation of the dehumidification process- i.e. When the water tank is full and/or accidentally displaced inside the cabinet, the float switch actuator (inside the tank) breaks contact with the safety switch. This condition results in the immediate shut down of the compressor and fan motor system, preventing moisture from being condensed.


Never tamper with or attempt to defeat the water level (safety) float switch system. Proper installation of the water tank is crucial to maintaining reliable dehumidifier operation.


DEHUMIDIFYING is a means of removing moisture from the air. A dehumidifier will help to protect your home and valued possessions from damage (swelling) caused by moisture in the air. Essentially a dehumidifier removes moisture from air as moist air passes over a dehumidifying (evaporator) coil. Moisture is condensed on the evaporator coil, drained, and collected inside an internal (removable) water tank located at the front of the unit. The exhausted air being returned into the room environment is elevated several degrees causing the surrounding air temperature to increase (slightly). This process also contributes to lowering the relative humidity of the surrounding air.




When the unit is first connected to the electrical outlet, the (green) power light will not light until the “on/off” button is pressed. When the “on/off” button is pressed, the power light turns on and the dehumidifier automatically defaults to: Display: Current Ambient Room Humidity (RH%)

Humidity Setting:60% RH Fan Speed: High

IMPORTANT NOTE: Depending on humidity conditions of the surrounding environment, the dehumidifier may not start automatically under the default setting (this is an indication that the humidity level of the surrounding environment is lower than the “default” setting of 60% RH). Therefore, it may be necessary to scroll through each of the different dehumidifier settings 35% - 80% until the “humidstat” (sensor) recognizes conditions that will allow the unit to operate.


1) The unit enters dehumidify mode when the ON/OFF button is pressed.

2a) Press the + / - buttons to select a desired RH operating value (35% -85%)


2b) Press the CONTINUOUS button. When CONTINUOUS mode is selected, the humidistat (sensor) will be by-passed and the compressor will operate non-stop regardless of humidity conditions.


3) You can choose a fan speed (normal/turbo) using the keypad. The speed you select is identified by the (illuminated) indicator light located directly above the selection made.




Your dehumidifer features a removable air filter, located at the front of the unit (behind the air intake grill) directly above the water tank compartment. The air filter plays an important role in helping to reduce dust/dirt particles from the surrounding environment. A blocked/clogged air filter reduces air intake, negatively impacting operating efficiency.

To maintain maximum operating efficiency:

The filter must be checked and cleaned regularly (every 2 weeks) or when the check filter light illuminates.

More frequent cleaning may be required depending upon indoor air quality.

IMPORTANT: Never operate the unit without the air filter in place.


1)Grasp the filter handle, and pull the filter out. The filter will slide out easily (see Fig. 2)

2)Clean the filter thoroughly using a vacuum cleaner or wash using lukewarm water and mild detergent. Dry thoroughly before re-installing.

3)To re-install the air filter, slide the filter back inside the tracks and push inward.

4)Press reset filter button.



1. Control Panel

2. Air Intake Grille

3. Air Outlet Grille

4. Air Filter (behind the grille)

5. Water Bucket

6. Handle (both sides)

NOTE: All the pictures in the

manual are for explanation purposes only. The actual shape of the unit you purchased may be slightly different, but the operations and functions are the



1. Drain Hose Outlet

2. Castor

3. Power Cord and Plug 4. Band (Used only when storing the unit.)


Danby DDR30B1GB User Manual




A1. Pull the bucket out a little

A2. Hold both sides of the bucket with even strength, and pull it out from the unit. Pour the water out.


Drain hose

Adaptor A


Plastic cover

Drain hose subassembly



Drain hose


Water hose

Female thread end

There are two ways to remove collected water.

A. Use the bucket

When the unit is off, if the bucket is full, the unit will beep 8 times, the Full indicator light will flash, and the digital display shows P2.

When the unit is on, if the bucket is full, the compressor turns off and the fan turns off after drying the water off the condenser for 30 seconds. Then the unit will beep 8 times and the Full indicator light will flash, and the digital display shows P2.

To empty the full bucket, slowly pull out the bucket. Grip the left and right handles securely, and carefully pull it straight out so water does not spill. Do not put the tank on the floor because the bottom of the bucket is uneven. Otherwise the bucket will fall and cause the water to spill. Discard the water and return the bucket to the unit. The bucket must

be in place and securely seated for the dehumidifier to operate. The machine will re-start when the bucket is restored in its correct position.


When you remove the bucket, do not touch any parts inside of the unit. Doing so may damage the product. Be sure to push the bucket gently all the way into the unit. Banging the bucket against anything or failing to push it in securely may cause the unit not to operate. When you remove the bucket, if there is some water inside the unit you must dry it.

B. Continuous draining

Water can be automatically emptied into a floor drain by attaching the unit with a ID ≥ 5/16” water hose with a ID:M=1 female threaded

end (not included). Install the drain hose onto the adaptor A as shown in B1. The adaptor is found in the accessory bag located in the bucket. Remove the plastic cover from the back drain outlet of the unit and set it aside. Remove the bucket, then insert the drain hose through the drain outlet of the unit and securely press it into the connector on the front of the unit. (See B2.)

Tighten the adaptor A and the unit by using two screws (found in the accessory bag located in the bucket upon purchase).

Install the female threaded end of the water hose into the adaptor A. (See B4), then lead the water hose to the floor drain or a suitable drainage facility.

Make sure the hose is secure so there are no leaks.

Direct the hose toward the drain, making sure that there are no kinks that will stop the water from flowing.

Place the end of the hose into the drain and make sure the end of the hose is level or declining to let the water flow smoothly. Place the bucket back in the unit and make sure that it is located correctly.

Select the desired humidity setting and fan speed on the unit for continuous draining to start.

Accessories (for continuous drain):

Drain hose (1 pc) Adaptor A (1 pc) Screw (2 pc)



NOTE: Turn the dehumidifier off and remove the plug from the wall outlet before cleaning.

1. Clean the Grill and Case

Use water and a mild detergent. Do not use bleach or abrasives. Do not splash water directly onto the main unit. Doing so may cause an electrical shock, cause the insulation to deteriorate, or cause the unit to rust.

The air intake and outlet grilles become dirty easily, so use a vacuum Option A attachment or brush to clean.

2. Clean the Bucket

Every few weeks, clean the bucket to prevent growth of mold, mildew and bacteria. Partially fill the bucket with clean water and add a little mild detergent. Swish it around in the bucket, empty and rinse.

NOTE: Do not use a dishwasher to clean the bucket. After cleaning, the bucket must be in place and securely seated for the dehumidifier to operate.

3. Clean the Air Filter

Remove and clean the filter every two weeks based on normal operating conditions.

Remove the filter from the top of the unit (Option A), or you can choose to remove the bucket and then pull the filter downwards (Option B).

Wash the filter with clean water then dry.

Re-install the filter, replace bucket (if using Option B.) Press the “reset filter” button.


DO NOT operate the dehumidifier without a filter because dirt and lint will clog it and affect performance.

4. When Not Using the Unit for Long Periods of Time

After turning off the unit, wait one day before emptying the bucket.

Clean the main unit, water bucket and air filter. Cover the unit with a plastic bag.

Wrap the cord and bundle it with the band (as shown to the left - Fig.3) Store the unit upright in a dry, well-ventilated place

Option B



+ 27 hidden pages