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Danby DDR050BJPWDB-ME 50 Pint Dehumidifier with Pump Manual

Danby DDR050BJPWDB-ME 50 Pint Dehumidifier with Pump Manual Image

Danby DDR050BJPWDB-ME 50 Pint Dehumidifier with Pump

Welcome to the Danby family.
We are proud of our quality products and we believe in dependable service. We suggest that you read this owner’s manual before plugging in your new appliance as it contains important operation information, safety information, troubleshooting, and maintenance tips to ensure the reliability and longevity of your appliance. You are entitled to the warranty coverage as described in the owner’s manual provided with your new appliance.

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This appliance is not intended for use by persons
(including children) whose physical, sensory or mental capabilities may be different or reduced, or who lack experience or knowledge, unless such persons receive supervision or training to operate the appliance by a person responsible for their safety. Children should be supervised to ensure that they do not play with the appliance. To avoid risk of electric shock, do not operate this dehumidifi er in an area that is likely to accumulate standing water. If this condition develops, disconnect the power supply before stepping into the water.

  • Do not store or use combustible materials such as gasoline or other fl ammable vapors or liquids in the vicinity of this or any other appliance.
  • Do not insert fi ngers or other objects into grills or openings in the appliance.
  • Do not cover or block the intake and exhaust openings.
  • Do not operate the appliance without the fi lter installed.
  • Do not operate the appliance near heat sources.
  • This appliance is intended for indoor, residential applications only.
  • Do not use this dehumidifi er outdoors.
  • Do not use this dehumidifi er for commercial or industrial applications.


This appliance must be grounded. Grounding reduces the risk of electrical shock by providing an escape wire for the electrical current. This appliance has a cord that has a grounding wire with a 3-prong plug. The power cord must be plugged into an outlet that is properly grounded. If the outlet is a 2-prong wall outlet, it must be replaced with a properly grounded 3-prong wall outlet. The serial rating plate indicates the voltage and frequency the appliance is designed for.

WARNING – Improper use of the grounding plug can result in a risk of electric shock. Consult a qualifi ed electrician or service agent if the grounding instructions are not completely understood, or if doubt exists as to whether the appliance is properly grounded.
Do not connect the appliance to extension cords, adapters or together with another appliance in the same wall outlet.
Do not splice the power cord. Do not under any circumstances cut or remove the third ground prong from the power cord. If the power supply cord is damaged, it must be replaced by the manufacturer, its service agent or similar qualifi ed person in order to avoid hazard.


  1. Control panel
  2. Handles (both sides)
  3.  Water bucket
  4. Water level indicator
  5. Air outlet
  6. Air fi lter
  7. Continuous drain outlet
  8. Power cord storage strap
  9. Power cord storage band
  10. Power cord
  11. Pump drain outlet


  1.  Auto defrost light: The light will illuminate when frost builds up on the evaporator coils. The compressor will cycle off and the fan will continue to run until the frost melts.
  2. Bucket full light: The light will illuminate when the bucket is full or incorrectly positioned inside the cabinet. The compressor and fan operation will stop as a safety feature. When the bucket is emptied or correctly re-positioned the dehumidifi er will resume operation automatically.
  3. Display: Shows the actual (± 5% accuracy)
    room humidity level in a range of 30% to 90%. Otherwise, displays selection when programming humidity or timer.
  4. Pump button: Press to activate the drain pump. Ensure that a drain hose is connected before starting the pump.
  5. Smart dehumidify: This function will automatically adjust the humidity level with the fl uctuating room temperatures. The humidity level cannot be adjusted in this setting, it will stabilize between 45% – 55%. Press the humidity adjust buttons to cancel this feature.
  6. Filter button: The check fi lter light will illuminate after 250 hours of operation. After cleaning the fi lter, press the fi lter button to turn off the light.
  7. Continuous button: Press to activate the continuous dehumidifying operation.
  8.  Fan button: Press to select normal or high fan speed. The light will illuminate when set to high fan speed.
  9. Timer button: Press to set the timer.
  10. Humidity adjust buttons: The humidity level can be set within a range of 35% to 85% relative humidity in 5% increments. For drier air, set to a lower percentage value. For more damp air, set a higher percentage value.
  11. Power button: Press to turn the dehumidifi er on or off.


  • Place the dehumidifi er on a smooth, level fl oor that is strong enough to support the appliance with a full bucket of water.
  • Do not place the dehumidifi er on carpeting as this can block air fl ow around the appliance. Do not force casters to move over carpeting as the appliance can become unbalanced and spill water.
  • To maintain effi ciency, operate the appliance in an enclosed area. Keep nearby doors and windows closed.
  • Maintain a minimum clearance of 40 cm (16 inches) around the air outlets and 20 cm (8 inches) on other sides of the appliance to allow for proper air circulation.
  • The recommended ambient operating temperature is between 5°C (41°F) and 32°C (90°F).
  • Any time the appliance is placed on its back or side, it must be allowed to stand upright for 6 hours before plugging in to avoid damage to internal components.
  • The default setting is 40% and high fan speed. Depending on conditions the dehumidifi er may not start automatically under the default setting. This means the ambient humidity is less than 40%. Press the humidity adjust buttons to lower the set humidity until the it is lower than the ambient humidity.
  • For optimal performance, ensure that the humidity setting is 10% lower than the ambient humidity. It is normal for the ambient humidity to vary up to 5% above or below the set humidity.
  • It is recommended in normal conditions to set the humidity between 40-45%.
  • It is normal for the dehumidifi er to exhaust warm air from the air outlet.
  • The power cord storage band can be found in the water bucket and it can be installed by pressing it onto the back of the cabinet until it clicks.

TIMER Auto Off

  1.  When the dehumidifi er is turned on, press the timer button to activate the auto off timer.
  2. Press the humidity adjust buttons to change the set time in 0.5 hour increments up to 10 hours and then in 1 hour increments up to 24 hours.

Auto On

  1.  When the dehumidifi er is turned off, press the timer button to activate the auto on timer.
  2. Press the humidity adjust buttons to change the set time in 0.5 hour increments up to 10 hours and then in 1 hour increments up to 24 hours.

Using Auto On and Auto Off Together
The auto on and auto off timers can be used at the same time by fi rst setting one and then the other. For example, if the dehumidifi er is running, you can set the auto off timer to let it run for a set amount of time before turning off and then set the auto on timer to turn it back on at a later time. Or, if the dehumidifi er is not running, you can set the auto on timer to turn it on at a later time and then set the auto off timer to shut it off after running for a period of time. Note: The timer will not cycle the dehumidifi er on and off indefi nitely. The auto on and auto off timers will function one time and then the dehumidifi er will return to regular functioning. Turning the dehumidifi er on or off at any time or changing the timer setting to 0.0 will cancel the timer settings.


There are three ways to remove collected water from the appliance.
1. Water Bucket
The dehumidifi er will automatically collect condensed water in the water bucket. When the bucket is full, the compressor and fan will turn off and the full bucket indicator light will turn on. The display will show “P2”.
To empty the bucket, gently remove it from the appliance by gripping both sides and pulling outward. Be cautious when removing the bucket, it will be full and can be heavy. Do not place the water bucket directly on the fl oor. The bottom of the bucket is uneven and it will fall over and spill water. Empty the bucket and replace it in the appliance. The dehumidifi er will not function without the bucket installed. Never tamper with or attempt to defeat the water level fl oat system. Proper installation of the water bucket is crucial in maintaining reliable operation.
Note: When removing the bucket, the pump arm for the drain pump may fall down. It must be gently pushed upward back into the correct position before replacing the bucket.

2. Continuous Drain
Water can be removed using the provided connector and drain hose.
Before using any automatic drain functions,
check that all drain ports are clean. There is one drain port inside the bucket compartment of the appliance, remove the bucket to see it. There is one drain port on the back of the appliance where the drain hose attaches. All drain ports should be cleaned with a pipe cleaner prior to use. Remove the cover from the continuous drain outlet and attach the provided connector and drain hose to the back of the appliance. Direct the other end of the drain hose to a bucket or fl oor drain. Ensure that the drain hose is not bent and goes straight down from the back of the appliance. The continuous drain is only activated by gravity so any bends or upward motion in the hose will stop the water from draining. The drain hose is 2 m (6.6 feet) long. Do not connect this drain hose together with any other hose. If the drain hose is too long water may not drain completely which can lead to stagnant water and mildew build up inside the hose.

  • Do not clean the drain ports with anything more rigid than a pipe cleaner as this can damage the appliance.
  • If the drain ports are clogged or dirty it can cause water to leak from the bottom of the appliance.
  • The continuous drain is fed by gravity alone.


3. Pump Drain
If the continuous drain is inconvenient, water can be removed from the appliance using the pump drain. When using the pump, the appliance will fi rst fi ll the bucket with water and then the pump arm will pump water from the bucket through the drain and out the hose. Remove the continuous drain hose from the unit and rotate back plastic cover to the continuous drain hose outlet clockwise. Peel off the fi xed tape, insert the pump drain hose into the pump drain hose outlet for depth of 15 mm at least, and make sure the hose is secure so there are no leaks. Direct the other end of the hose to a drain. Press the pump button to activate the pump function. When the bucket is full, the pump will begin to work. Ensure that the drain hose is not bent, this can stop the water from draining correctly and overwork the pump. Do not connect the provided hose together with another hose. The maximum length of the pump drain hose should be no more than 4.6 m (15 feet). If the drain hose is too long water may not drain completely which can lead to stagnant water and mildew build up inside the hose. When using the pump drain, the water bucket should be emptied every few days to ensure that the water in the bucket does not become stagnant or grow mildew. To remove the hose, press inward on the ring around the drain and pull the hose outward.

Important: If the drain pump is activated, water will exit the drain whether a hose is attached or not. Ensure that the drain pump is deactivated when the hose is removed to avoid damage to fl oor due to leaking water.


The air fi lter should be cleaned approximately every 2 weeks. The air fi lter may require more frequent cleaning if there is signifi cant dander or fur in the air.
Approximately every two weeks, the fi lter indicator light on the control panel will illuminate as a reminder to clean the fi lter. Follow the steps below to clean the fi lter and return the appliance to normal functioning.

  1. The air fi lter is located behind the rear intake grill. To remove the air fi lter, grasp the fi lter tab on the bottom of the grill and slide it downward.
  2. Use a vacuum cleaner with a soft brush attachment to remove any large debris or dust build up from the air fi lter.
  3.  Wash the fi lter in lukewarm, soapy water, below 40°C (104°F), or use a neutral cleaning agent.
  4. Rinse the fi lter with clean water and dry thoroughly before reinstalling in the appliance.
  5. Press the fi lter button on the control panel to resume normal functioning.

Note: Do not operate the appliance without the air fi lter installed.


If the display panel shows any of the below error codes, unplug the appliance, let it stand for 5-10 minutes and then plug it back in. If the error persists, call for service.

  • AS – Humidity sensor error
  • ES – Temperature sensor error
  • P2 – Full bucket
  • Eb – bucket removed or not in the correct position


To avoid possible electric shock, ensure that the appliance is unplugged before performing any cleaning or maintenance. The outside of the appliance can be wiped clean with a soft cloth or with a lukewarm, damp cloth if necessary. Do not use gasoline, benzene, thinner or any other chemicals to clean this appliance as these substances can cause damage to the fi nish and deformation of plastic parts. Never pour water directly onto the appliance as this will cause deterioration of electrical components and wiring insulation. Ensure that the drain ports on the interior of the appliance and the drain ports on the back of the appliance are free of dirt and calcium build up.


Unplug the dehumidifi er and ensure the fi lter is clean. Ensure the bucket is empty and then allow both the bucket and the dehumidifi er to dry completely before storing for the off season. It could take a few days for water inside the dehumidifi er to completely evaporate. You can speed up this process by wiping the bucket with a dry cloth and ensuring the lower drain of the dehumidifi er has been emptied. Store the dehumidifi er covered in a dry location.


This appliance may not be treated as regular household waste, it should be taken to the appropriate waste collection point for recycling of electrical components. Check for local regulatory compliance regarding approved and safe disposal of this appliance.


What is the best humidity setting?
We recommend setting your dehumidifi er between 40-45%.
Is the air that comes out of the dehumidifi er supposed to be hot?
Yes, usually this air feels warm.
Why isn’t the dehumidifi er collecting any water?
There may not be enough humidity in your environment or the relative humidity might be set higher than ambient humidity.
Does the fan run continuously?
In continuous mode, the fan will run continuously.
In smart dehumidify mode or manual mode the fan will cycle on and off.
Can I use an extension cord?
No, the dehumidifi er is built to operate using the power cord provided.
Does the timer cycle on and off forever?
The on and off timers can be used at the same time however, they will only cycle one time and then resume normal functioning.
How do I hook up my direct drain?
Remove the cover from the continuous drain outlet and attach the provided connector and drain hose to the back of the appliance. Direct the other end of the drain hose to a bucket or fl oor drain.
Does the fi lter light come on when it is dirty?
The fi lter light comes on automatically after about 250 hours of use even if the fi lter is clean. Clean the fi lter and then press the fi lter button to turn the fi lter light off.
What is the plastic piece in the bucket?
This rounded piece is called a buckle and is clipped on to the back of the dehumidifi er. It is used to wrap the power cord during long term storage of the dehumidifi er.


Appliance will not operate

  • Plug is not fully inserted into the wall outlet
  • Blown fuse or circuit breaker
  • Ambient humidity is lower than the set humidity
  • Bucket is full or is not in the proper position

Insuffi cient dehumidifying

  •  Air fi lter is dirty
  • locked air fl ow
  • Appliance size is too small for application
  •  Ambient humidity is lower than the set humidity


  • Air fi lter is dirty
  • Bucket is not in proper position
  • Floor surface is not level


  • Formation of mold or mildew on internal wet surfaces
  • Place an algaecide tablet in the water bucket

Water on fl oor

  • Hose connection is loose
  • Drain cover has been removed

Frost build up

  • When ambient temperature is below 5°C (41°F) frost may form
  • Switch the appliance to fan-only mode until the frost melts


This quality product is warranted to be tree from the manufacturer’s detects in material and workmanship, provided that the unit is used under the normal operating conditions intended by the manufacturer. This warranty is available only to the person to whom the unit was originally sold by Danby Products Limited (Canada) or Danby Products Inc. (U.S.A.) (hereater “Danby”) or by an authorized distributor ot Danby, and is non-transterable.


Plastic parts are warranted for thirty (30) days from the date of purchase, with no extensions provided. First 24 months During the first twenty four (24) months, any functional parts of this product found to be defective, will be repaired or replaced, at warrantor’s opfion, at no charge to the original purchaser. To obtain service Contact the dealer where the unit was purchased, or contact the nearest authorized Danby service depot, where service must be pertormed bya qualified service technician.It service is pertormed on the unit by anyone other than an authorized service depot, all obligaftions of Danby under this warranty shall be void. It is the responsibility of the purchaser to transport the appliance to the nearest authorized service depot. Transportation charges to and from the service location are not protected by this warranty and are the responsibility of the purchaser. Nothing within this warranty shall imply that Danby will be responsible or liable for any spoilage or damage to food or other contents ot this appliance, whether due to any detect of the appliance, or its Use, whether proper or improper.


Save as herein provided, by Danby, there are no other warranties, conditions, representations or guarantees, express or implied, made or intended by Danby or its authorized distributors and all other warranties, conditions, representations or guarantees, including any warranties, conditions, representations or guarantees under any Sale of Goods Act or like legislation or statute is hereby expressly excluded. Save as herein provided, Danby shall not be responsible tor any damages to persons or property, including the unit itselt, howsoever caused or any consequential damages arising from the malfunction of the unit and by the purchase of the unit, the purchaser does hereby agree to indemnity and hold harmless Danby trom any claim for damages to persons or property caused by
the unit.


No warranty or insurance herein contained or set out shall apply when damage or repair is caused by any of the following:

  1. Power failure.
  2. image in transit or when moving the appliance.
  3. An improper power supply such as low voltage, defective house wiring or inadequate fuses.
  4. accident, alteration, abuse or misuse ot the appliance such as inadequate air circulation in the room or abnormal operating conditions ie. extremely high or low room temperature).
  5. se tor commercial or industrial purposes (ie. It the appliance is not installed in a domestic residence.
  6. Fire, water damage, thet, war, riot, hostility, acts of God such as hurricanes, tloods etc.
  7. Service calls resulting in customer education.
  8.  Improper Installafion (ie. Building-in of a free-standing appliance or using an appliance outdoOrs that is not approved for outdoor
    application, including but nof limited to: garages, patios, porches or anywhere that is not properly insulated or climate-controlled). Proot of purchase date will be required tor warranty claims; retain bills of sale. In the event that warranty service is required, present the proot of purchase to our authorized service depot.

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