I have a moderately damp basement that I've used a dehumifier in with decent results. The dehumidifer died this summer so I used the small window A/C which is in my basement shop. It did a good job of removing the moisture and cooled the basement as well so it seems to be a better summer-time solution.
My question is, since a window air conditioner and dehumidifier work on a similar principle, can the window A/C be removed from the window and placed inside the basement and used as a dehumidifier? There may be some frosting issues but a timer might help with that.