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(Chicago Trib)   2.2 million dehumidifiers recalled because fire is worse than humidity   (chicagotribune.com) divider line 29
    More: Fail, United States, humidity, U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, eternal flame  
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2013-09-13 08:51:56 AM  
But it's a dry heat.
 
2013-09-13 09:33:21 AM  
Just bought a new one, but fortunately it's a General Electric Product.  Probably made in China.
 
2013-09-13 09:37:17 AM  
That happened at my mom's house, smoke damage completely destroyed the interior.  Made by Electrolux.
 
2013-09-13 09:39:37 AM  
Danger in using your Chinese built home consumer appliance?  It's more likely than you think!

/thinking it's pretty likely
 
2013-09-13 09:43:10 AM  

Ghastly: But it's a dry heat.


^^^^^^Came to this thread hoping to this comment.

/dang, you beat me to this post
 
2013-09-13 10:15:38 AM  
I had a 70qt kenmore that was recalled. I finished the paperwork and have to mail it in to get a $150 in credits and gift cards.

I bought a new dehumidifer last year to replace the one that was recalled.

Now it has been recalled for the same reason.
 
2013-09-13 10:15:58 AM  
Surprisingly, spoke to the company some months ago about the recall and they said they were "keeping an eye on it"...Guess someone lit a fire under their ass!
 
2013-09-13 10:16:38 AM  
To be fair... Fire is a great way to dry shiat out.
 
2013-09-13 10:18:38 AM  
Um.  Nice of them to completely fail to list the actual units being recalled.  Of course, they probably ran out of column inches for that here on the web.  And a link would have been too easy.

Can't imagine why journalism is a dying field.

/journalism major
 
2013-09-13 10:19:02 AM  
Less than a week ago I bought a Frigidaire dehumidifier, so I'm getting a kick out of this thread.

Also a farking load of good the article is. "Hey, you might own something that's recalled! But don't worry, here's how to determine if you're affected and what to do. Oh wait... never mind, you're on your own, asshole."
 
2013-09-13 10:21:15 AM  
Here's an actually useful link for those of us with dehumidifiers:

http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2013/Gree-Recalls-12-Brands-of-Dehumi di fiers/
 
2013-09-13 10:21:44 AM  
OK, for anyone else, here's the relevant link to determine whether your appliances are trying to murder you:

http://www.greedehumidifierrecall.com/ProductEntry.aspx
 
2013-09-13 10:22:53 AM  
Damn it Freudian_slipknot, go away. :-)
 
2013-09-13 10:30:23 AM  
I am too cheap to buy these brands, got mine from Harbor Freight.  Looks like I saved more than just money.  Lucky me.

/it really has gotten to be a real roulette game of what will burn your house down or kill you.
//so far, I have been lucky with these recall issues
 
2013-09-13 10:32:55 AM  
Looks like I'm safe. And the Fridigaire models all seem to be several years old.

/I was kidding Freudian_slipknot. You can come back. :-)
 
2013-09-13 10:55:59 AM  
Did subby steal the headline from the Consumerist or did the Consumerist steal the headline from subby?

http://consumerist.com/2013/09/12/gree-electric-appliances-recalls-2 -2 -million-humidifiers-because-fire-is-worse-than-humidity/
 
2013-09-13 11:44:22 AM  

Freudian_slipknot: Here's an actually useful link for those of us with dehumidifiers:

http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2013/Gree-Recalls-12-Brands-of-Dehumi di fiers/


Thanks, very helpful.

/You too evaned
 
2013-09-13 11:56:44 AM  
OH the humidities!!
 
2013-09-13 12:10:22 PM  

WTP 2: OH the humidities!!


Amen to that fellow Floridian.
 
2013-09-13 12:32:55 PM  
Ahh great....

/been using this one for like the last four years almost every day....
// Now I get to get my money back! Yeah me

/// Fire Bad!!
 
2013-09-13 12:33:15 PM  

evaned: OK, for anyone else, here's the relevant link to determine whether your appliances are trying to murder you:

http://www.greedehumidifierrecall.com/ProductEntry.aspx


Thank you!

/just bought a kenmore 70 pint a month ago
 
2013-09-13 12:44:39 PM  
The article photo shows a hermetic (gas tight, motor sealed inside) compressor sitting in an ash pile.

It's pretty hard to screw up the wiring for that type of refrigeration system, the whole thing is not much more than some wire, a power switch, the float switch, a humidistat, and the hermetic compressor.
 
2013-09-13 01:35:49 PM  

Fooby: The article photo shows a hermetic (gas tight, motor sealed inside) compressor sitting in an ash pile.

It's pretty hard to screw up the wiring for that type of refrigeration system, the whole thing is not much more than some wire, a power switch, the float switch, a humidistat, and the hermetic compressor.


I'm pretty sure if you gave me the parts, I could find a way to start it on fire.
 
2013-09-13 01:48:44 PM  

Ontos: To be fair... Fire is a great way to dry shiat out.


That is, word-for-word, what I came here to say. So thank you for getting it out of the way...
 
2013-09-13 02:02:56 PM  
hey mcaffolder ..are you the huge manatee guy?
is so i did wait for you
 
2013-09-13 03:30:08 PM  

WTP 2: hey mcaffolder ..are you the huge manatee guy?
is so i did wait for you


You mean this? http://www.fark.com/comments/2009921/Oh-huge-manatees

/cause no I am not that guy

 
2013-09-13 03:39:09 PM  
Okay... so I have quite a few dehumidifiers around (I live in the Florida swamps afterall).   My fav. Soleus Air CFM-40 is on the list.  It happened to be the quietest dehumidifier I could find, bar-none.  As are just about every other dehumidifier I own.   So I'll now be running around town trying to shut them all down before I can GTFO of work and get off the clock.

So...anyone have any suggestions on a QUIET dehumidifier to replace it with?  The Soleus Air one was quieter than window ACs and quieter than most of the central ACs installed in the builder tract homes.  You could only hear the air moving and couldn't hear the compressor.

/this sucks
//fire does suck more than humidity
///Living in FL without a dehumidifier sucks
////okay, I'll concede, living in Florida sucks, full stop.
 
2013-09-13 04:09:57 PM  
ok but someone has to do it.
 
2013-09-14 08:19:08 AM  
To be fair, fire does a good job of dehumidifying the air.  People are just never satisfied.
 
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