Funny how the discussion evolved into dehumidifiers. I have had 2 of them replaced on warranty in the last 5 years. 1 was about 5 years old and was under recall for fire risk and the other gave some code, which also indicated some sort of failure covered by warranty. In both cases, I got full refunds, even though one was 5 years old.
I understand about the ease of running them into the drain / sump, but I stopped doing that 5 years ago, when the one that was running into the sump crapped out, but the fan continued to run. My other one was on the recall list and I had disabled it and was waiting for the refund before getting another. So I had no operating dehumidifier and did not realize it, until I discovered mildew growing on my gargraves wood ties. I just thought it was very humid that summer and the single one running was not up to the task. A mistake I will never make again. Went out and bought 1 that day.
I now have two 70 pint dehumidifiers running in my basement, neither draining to the sump. It takes 2 to 3 days for both to fill up and trip off. However, I know they both are running! The gargraves track is long gone, replaced with Lionel tubular, with steel ties.