I followed the directions and ran the drain line from the dehumidifier to the drain for the washing machine. I went down to the basement and there was water everywhere, I couldn't figure out where it came from. I put the dehumidifer into a plastic bin and the next day there was 2" of water in the bottom.
I have a 1500 sq ft basement with a moisture issue. The basement is open with no obstructions and little stuff inside. The advertisement stated it would cover around 1400 sq ft. I installed this unit and let it run for several days. While it did pull the humidity down it only dropped it around 10%. After reading the owners manual it says it covered an area around 400-600 sq ft. So just be aware that it is only good for around 400-600 sq ft, Otherwise it worked well and the pump worked fine. After three weeks no issues.
After moving into a new home, with our first basement, it was decided that we should have a dehumidifier to keeps things nice and dry. This unit is compact, easy to use, and dare I say has some modern styling. We actually had the water heater pressure valve blow [welcome to your new home] and it ended up being the first test for the SPT. It was crazy humid, and the walls were dripping with condensation. The SPT had the air and walls nice and dry within a few hours. So far, a winner! I did have one small issue where the float got stuck for a bit, which lead to a little water leaking onto the floor, but a little flick with my finger and it loosened it, and its been working great. I don't consider that a design or manufacturing flaw in anyway, just one of those things that needed a little help. The pump is an absolute life saver on this unit, set it and forget it...let the pump do the work. There are Frigidaire units, that are very popular, that state they have a continuous pump, but its actually just a drain. Those are very well rated, but I needed the pump. This was a great unit that gave me everything I needed at a fair price. There is a short learning curve with controls, and re-installing the bucket [if you use the bucket to empty] can be a little finicky but overall I am very pleased with the SPT. I have also called the company to inquire about some questions, and they were quick to answer the phone and very responsive to my inquiry. I'll update if needed in the future.