Danby DDR45E, DDR30E, DDR25E User Manual

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Owner’s Use and Care Guide

Guide d'utiliser et soins de Propriètaire

Model • Modèle




Read and follow all

Veuillez lire attentivement

safety rules and operating

les consignes de sécurité et

instructions before first

les directives d’utilisation

use of this product.

avant l’utilisation initiale


de ce produit.


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Important Safety Information

Installation Instructions


Operating Instructions

Care and Maintenance




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Consignes de Sècurité Importante

Consignes d’installation


Consignes de Fonctionnement

Soins et Entretien



KEEP THESE INSTRUCTIONS FOR FUTURE REFERENCE: If the Dehumidifier changes ownership, be sure this manual accompanies the unit.

CONSERVER CES INSTRUCTIONS POUR CONSULTATION ULTÉRIEURE: En cas de revente du déshumidificateur, ce manuel doit être inclus avec l’appareil.

Danby Products Ltd, Guelph, Ontario Canada N1H 6Z9

Danby Products Inc, Findlay, Ohio USA 45840

V.2.11.09 JF


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.

This unit can be conveniently moved from room to room within your home and set up in just minutes.

For easy reference, may we suggest you 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.

Model Number:

Serial Number:

Date of Purchase:

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:

1-800-26- (1-800-263-2629)


CAUTION: 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.




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 1-800-26-




ELECTRICAL To reduce the risk of fire, electric shock, or personal injury, all wiring and grounding REQUIREMENTS 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 a separate branch, polarized, three-wire, effectively grounded 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 a polarized, three slot, effectively grounded receptacle rated 110/120 V.A.C.

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 service person 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 having 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.





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 6°C (42.8°F)- 35°C (95°F).

It is important to remember the efficiency of a dehumidifier will be effected/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.



NOTE: Castor installation is recommended to avoid damage to floors.

1)Remove the castors from the bucket of the dehumidifier.

2)Position the dehumidifier on its side.

3)Locate the arrow on the bottom of the dehumidifier and insert the castor according to the arrow direction.

4)Slide the castor in as far as it will go. The castor will snap into place.

5)Repeat steps 1 to 4 for the other 3 castors.


Danby DDR45E, DDR30E, DDR25E User Manual


• Soft touch (Electronic) Control Key Pads












• Auto-Sensing Humidity Control



Dry Air Vent
























• Adjustable Humidity Settings (30% - 90%)

Control Panel










• 2 Fan Speed Settings (High / Low)

Moist Air




















• Delay Start Protection (Compressor)








• Auto-Defrost (De-Icer)








• Full Bucket Indicator Light








• Easy Roll Castors (4)

Air Filter







• Front Mounted Water Tank (Removable)








• Direct Drain Option








• Quiet Operation






Drain Outlet

• Removable Air Filter










Drain Bucket


























1 2 3

1)POWER Button: On / Off

2)FAN SPEED Button: High / Low

3)TIMER Button: When unit is operating, press TIMER to set number of hours desired until unit will shut off.When unit is in stand-by, press TIMER to set number of hours desired until unit will turn on.

Setting timer from 1-24 hours. To cancel the timer, proceed as above but set the “timer off” to zero (0) hours.

4)°C/°F Button: Press the °C/°F button to toggle between Celsius and Fahrenheit.

5)Receiving Sensor

6)SET HUMIDITY/CURRENT HUMIDITY DISPLAY: When machine is running, it displays the current humidity. Press UP or DOWN buttons



to select humidity setting. The humidity is adjusted in increments of 5% by each press. Adjustable range is within 30% RH to 90% RH. 10 seconds after setting humidity, the display will change back to the current humidity.


When machine is running, it displays the current temperature. Press the TIMER button to set the machine to shut off automatically after specified amount of time. 10 seconds after displaying the timer, the display will change back to current temperauture.

8)DEFROST LIGHT: When temperature is low, unit enters defrost mode and defrost light illuminates.

9)BUCKET FULL LIGHT: When water tank is full, bucket full light illuminates.




1)Place the product in an upright position on a flat, stable, and heatresistant surface. Make sure there is nothing flammable or heat sensitive within 100cm (39 inches). Operating the product in any other position could cause a hazard.

2)Insert the plug into a suitable wall socket. The dehumidifier is suitable for operating on an electricity supply having the same voltage as that

Fig. 1

shown on its rating label.

3) Make sure the water tank is correctly located. After switching on the machine for the first time, if the “Bucket Full” light illuminates, pull out the water tank and check that the “float” lever is able to move freely, then return the water tank to the correct position (Fig. 1).


When the water tank is full and/or incorrectly positioned inside the cabinet, the water full red light turns on and remains on until such time that the tank 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 operations are terminated). This is a safety feature. When the water tank is emptied and/or correctly re-positioned, the dehumidifier will resume operation automatically.

NOTE: It may take several minutes before operating conditions resume.



Fig. 2









When the water tank is full the machine will stop and the“Bucket Full” light will illuminate.

The water tank should be carefully removed from the machine by sliding it outward from the front of the unit, and it should be emptied. When the empty tank is replaced properly in the machine, the unit will start up and run normally (Fig. 2).

NOTE: Please use both hands to carefully empty the water tank.


Each time the unit is disconnected/re-connected and/or in the event of a power failure,


the electronic circuitboard automatically defaults to the following factory setting:

Humidity Setting: 60%

Fan Speed: Low

NOTE: In the event of a power failure, all previous settings are automatically erased/cancelled. If your

program setting was different from the above (default setting) it will be necessary to re-program your settings.When the unit is switched “Off” manually (using the on/off keypad) the unit will always default to the last program setting that was used.


Proper installation of the water tank is crucial in maintaining reliable dehumidifier


operation. 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.


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.

NOTE: Never tamper with or attempt to defeat the water level (safety) float switch system.


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