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7.3 cu. ft. Ultra Large Capacity Dryer with Sensor Dry (Electric)

  • DLE4870W

  • White

Key Features

  • 7.3 cu. ft. Ultra Large Capacity
  • SmartDiagnosis™
  • Sensor Dry System
  • 3-Minute Smart Installation Check
Big time saver

Big time saver

Do laundry a little less often. With 7.3 cubic feet of capacity, this dryer handles really large loads. Saving you time and energy.

Get wise

Get wise

If you ever experience an issue with your LG dryer, you don't have to worry. The SmartDiagnosis™ feature helps the service center diagnose problems over the phone, or with a simple app on your smart phone, helping you minimize costly, inconvenient service calls.

Really dry clothes

Really dry clothes

What’s worse than pulling clothes out of the dryer and finding they’re still damp? Our Sensor Dry system measures the moisture levels during the cycle and automatically adjusts the drying time, to help ensure you get dry laundry every time.

Just set and go

Just set and go

Let us take the guesswork out of doing the laundry. With features like our Dual LED Display indicators and intuitive Dial-A-Cycle™ controls, you’ll find the right setting every time.

Keep it quiet

Keep it quiet

There’s no need for laundry to be noisy. Thanks to LG's LoDecibel™ operation, chances are you may not even notice it.

Dryer Type Electric
Capacity 7.3 cu. ft.
Design Look Rear Control
Intelligent Electronic Controls with Dual LED Display Yes
Dial-A-Cycle™ Yes
No. of Programs 8
Programs (Sensor Dry) Cotton/Normal, Perm. Press/Casual, Heavy Duty, Delicates, Anti-Bacterial, Small Load
Programs (Manual Dry) Speed Dry, Air Dry, Rack Dry (This model has the Rack Dry option but does not come included with a drying rack – this accessory must be purchased separately.)
No. of Options 8
Options More Time, Less Time, Wrinkle Care, Custom Program, Child Lock, Damp Dry Signal, End of Cycle Signal, Rack Dry
Temperature Settings High, Medium High, Medium, Low, Ultra Low
Drying Levels Very Dry, More Dry, Normal Dry, Less Dry, Damp Dry
Manual Dry Times 60 min., 50 min., 40 min., 30 min., 20 min., More Time/Less Time
Sensor Dry Yes
Precise Temperature Control with Variable Heater Yes
Rack Dry Yes
LoDecibel™ Quiet Operation Yes
SmartDiagnosis™ Yes
FlowSense™ Duct Clogging Indicator Yes
Anti-Bacterial Cycle Yes
Wrinkle Care Option Yes
Remaining Time Display/Status Indicator(s) Yes
End of Cycle Signal Yes
Child Lock Yes
3 Minute Installation Check Yes
Drum Light Yes
Venting Option 4 Way Venting
Leveling Legs 4 Adjustable Legs
Reversible Door Yes
Aluminized Alloy Steel Drum Yes
Top Plate Painted Steel
Body-Matching Solid Door Yes
Cabinet Painted Steel
Control Panel Plastic
Available Colors White
Ratings CSA Listed
Electrical Requirements 240V, 30 Amps
Type Electric
LP Conversion Kit 4948EL4002B
Side Venting Kit 3911EZ9131X
Product (WxHxD) 27" x 45 3/8" x 28 3/8" (50 1/4" D with door open)
Carton (WxHxD) 29 1/2” x 48” x 31 1/4”
Weight (Product/Carton) 125.4 lbs. / 143 lbs.
Limited Warranty 1 Year Parts and Labor
UPC 048231 013406

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why does dryer not fully dry bedding

My dryer dries regular loads perfectly but will not fully dry sheets, quilts, etc. n matter what setting I use. Any suggestions? Vent tube is short and this is only a few months old.
Asked by: chrisrem
I have done this but I put the setting on the "Heavy Duty" setting and it worked for my bedspreads and quilts.
Answered by: Barbara16
Date published: 2015-07-25

Sensor location.

I have googled and found if you use dryer sheets in this dryer you need to wipe off the sensors or they will fail to work properly. What is the location for the sensors in the DLE4870W dryer. Thanks...
Asked by: DirtyOldMadman
We appreciate your interest in this electric dryer. The moisture / humidity sensory strip is located on the lint filter housing, just below the door opening. It is not recommended to use any dryer sheets with this device. Fabric softener should be added to the washing machine, in the appropriate compartment, for addition to the final cycles.
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2014-12-26

How may we purchase the drying rack for this LG machine, DLE4870W?

I wasn't too confused until reading this (the three entries regarding drying rack order information. Please start anew and remove all other or line out the text. Be clear. I, for one, have little tolerance for incorrect or ambiguous information. Cut out the on one hand and then the other. I don't need a "should" but a confirmed IS. You should know, it's your machine, etc. I should think the retailer for the dryer would offer. #Can't believe Lowes where dryer was purchased doesn't carry; also can believe LG doesn't provide rack with purchase. So... # If the rack doesn't come with the dryer but can be ordered, please tell us the appropriate source and order information.
Asked by: DryedUp
I apologize for the delay in responding to your request. In reviewing the matter with our factory, it has been determined that this model is designed as compatible with the 3750EL0001C. Accessories can be obtained through our parts distributor, MCM Electronics. Their contact number, for placing orders, is 800-824-9491. You can also use their website, at
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2014-09-25

Dryer will not stay turned on

My daughter overloaded our dryer, now every time I try to turn it on it turns back off as soon as I lift my finger from the on button. Is there something I can do to get it working again?
Asked by: apigman
We regret the trouble you have experienced with this dryer. While it does not seem that this power failure would be caused by an over load of laundry, there does appear to be a failure in the power switch, control board, or some related component. The unit will likely require service. To make service arrangements, you may either contact our Customer Interactive Center at 800-243-0000, or you can check our Repair Provider Lookup on our website, at
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2014-07-31

Is there any way I can get the signal to sound at the end of a cycle when using the wrinke care option

My end of cycle signal is turned on and works when I am not using the wrinkle care feature. However regardless of which cycle I select if I use the wrinkle care feature I do not get a signal when the preset cycle initially completes. I would think that the normal cycle end signal (melody) would sound and then the wrinkle care restart would continue. I don't want to have to wait 3 hours until I hear my dryer signal.
Asked by: newtoLGinOH
We appreciate your interest in this dryer. The description provided is normal operation of the device. There are no settings available to modify the ‘End of Cycle’ time frame.
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2014-07-29

How do I convert this dryer to operate on natural gas?

I am trying to convert this dryer from electric to natural gas. Everyone I talk to (LG, department stores, etc) keeps directing me to the LP conversion kit, but that is for converting from liquid propane to natural gas. What is the accessory and part # for ordering a conversion kit to convert from ELECTRIC TO NATURAL GAS?
Asked by: Kate78
We appreciate your interest in this dryer. Unfortunately, there are no conversion kits available for converting an ELECTRIC dryer to a GAS dryer. This dryer does not possess the hardware required to change from electric to gas. Regrettably, this will not be possible.
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2014-06-03

how do you select the heat level

Asked by: kimgreg
We appreciate your interest in this electric dryer. The selection of the heat level is performed by the TEMP. CONTROL button. To protect your garments, not every dryness level, temperature or option is available with every cycle. Check the CYCLE GUIDE on page 30 of the owner’s manual for details.
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2014-05-20

Cooling indicator

Is the cooling indicator supposed to be on always? And if not, how do you turn it off and what does it mean?
Asked by: Mrsfedd
We regret the trouble you have experienced with this electric dryer. If the cooling indicator stays on constantly, then it would seem the unit is not operating properly. This unit will likely require service. To make service arrangements, you may either contact our Customer Interactive Center at 800-243-0000, or you can check our Repair Provider Lookup on our website, at
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2014-04-21
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