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

  • DLE4870W

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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.

SUMMARY
Dryer Type Electric
CAPACITY
Capacity 7.3 cu. ft.
APPEARANCE
Design Look Rear Control
Intelligent Electronic Controls with Dual LED Display Yes
Dial-A-Cycle™ Yes
DRYING PROGRAMS
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
FABRIC CARE FEATURES
Sensor Dry Yes
Precise Temperature Control with Variable Heater Yes
Rack Dry Yes
CONVENIENCE FEATURES
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
MATERIALS AND FINISHES
Aluminized Alloy Steel Drum Yes
Top Plate Painted Steel
Body-Matching Solid Door Yes
Cabinet Painted Steel
Control Panel Plastic
Available Colors White
POWER SOURCE
Ratings CSA Listed
Electrical Requirements 240V, 30 Amps
Type Electric
OPTIONS
LP Conversion Kit 4948EL4002B
Side Venting Kit 3911EZ9131X
DIMENSIONS
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.
WARRANTY/UPC
Limited Warranty 1 Year Parts and Labor
UPC 048231 013406

What People Are Saying

Rated 4.9 out of 5 by 267 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 Awesome! Saves $$ with sensored drying. Awesome! Saves $$ with sensored drying. Love this large capacity--can fit a king sized comforter in here. August 22, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Love It! Look forward to doing laundry! Very impressed with the quality and ease of operation with this washing machine. Very quiet! August 22, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Very happy with my dryer, too!!! Went in search of a new dryer because mine had gone out. Actually went to look at another dryer, but this one came highly recommended by the sales person. I have been very happy with the performance of the dryer. My clothes do not take near as long to dry as they were before and the dryer runs so quietly! Would definitely buy this product again!! May 25, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by This product has phenomenal features. I bought this Dryer on 3/19/2015 and was very impressed(while in the store) with its pricing and visible features. When it was delivered, the men were very efficient and professional and gave me a quick run through of the controls. When they left, I though that it was going to be complicated and that I would have to do a lot of reading of the instructions, but to my surprise, I picked it up within 10 minutes, while drying my first load, without having to do any reading at all. Because all the information that you need is already listed on the control knobs. I was so very impressed. The machine is very quiet and the alarm that goes off , when the load is completed is very audible and cute. Also the feature when you first put the load in that reminds you to clean the filter is phenomenal, because the lights comes on automatically and it makes you think that something is wrong, but it is just a reminder and causes you to check the filter anyway. This is a good thing because I know for myself, I would just place the clothes in the dryer and wouldn't think to check the filter, unless I had seen that the clothes were not properly dried or were still damp after it had run a complete cycle. April 23, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Good Quality and Features I don't write a lot of reviews although I read them and try to weigh their veracity. Recent events with our LG dryer spurred me to write one though. Our dryer had reached about 50 weeks of good quality drying when it started taking longer to dry. By about 55 weeks (when the warranty is a year) it kept stopping without drying the clothes. I emailed LG and they were very responsive. I called the 800# and they ran a cool feature of the LG washer and dryer, the Smart Diagnosis, over the phone. The dryer told the computer that it was being falsely accused and it was actually running fine. The dryer kept stopping because it has a sensor that said the vent duct was blocked. This can not only be a problem for the dryer or damage it, but start a fire in the duct work. After talking to customer service, I went outside and sure enough some birds had built a nest in the warm vent. Once that was cleared out and the duct cleaned, the dryer operated normally (and probably said "I told you so.") So it dried clothes nicely for over a year, refused to operate when it wasn't safe, and provided clear diagnostics of what the problem was. The washer and dryer are also so quiet that we can barely hear them with the laundry room door closed. Great engineering, good quality, nice features, and pleasant customer service. April 9, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Great Performance This product is very well built and has great drying performance. March 12, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by dries thorough and completely the machine is perfect. very easy to operate. like the door change to left or right open. ease of use. February 7, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 Great purchase! This new dryer dries our clothes in half the time! We are very pleased with our purchase! February 4, 2015
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why is there a RACK DRY button?

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For tennis shoes.
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We appreciate your interest in this dryer. The RACK DRY feature allows the air drying of items, for use with wools or delicates. It can also be used for shoes or stuffed animals that are not meant to be tumbled. The drum will still turn, but it is expected that the rack will be set in place and items placed on the rack itself.
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No it is not stackable.
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This dryer belong to the top-loader category (because it has the controls on top) it is not stackable. You can use the filter option on our website. (see attached image). Rule of thumb: stackable units have the controls in the front (not on top) right above the door.
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does this dryer come with a factory dryer cord?

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No. I had to buy one separately.
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I apologize, but no; power cords for an electric range must be purchased separately. They can be obtained at most, if not all appliance stores.
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What is "Flow Sense"?

I am guessing it warns of a blockage in the exhaust. I don't see it mentioned in the owners manual.
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Yes, it lets you know that the filter and/or vent is plugged or filling up.
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According to page 11 of the Owner’s Manual, the FLOW SENSE duct blockage sensing system detects and alerts you to blockages in the ductwork that reduces exhaust flow from the dryer. This improves operating efficiency and helps minimize service calls, saving your money.
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Sensor Dry Not Getting Clothes Completly Dry

I use the sensor dry function of my dryer and even on "very dry", the dryer seems to stop short of getting clothes completely dry. For example a shirt will be dry except for the collar or jeans dry except for the waist or cuff. I have tried hotter temperatures and very dry setting, but still cannot seem to figure it out, other than using timed dry. Is this normal or could the sensor not be sensitive enough to moisture?
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I had the same problem. Called LG and they ran some tests by phone and said it was an install issue and to call the company I purchased it from. They came out and said the install was fine and that the machine was probably faulty, so they replaced it with another one. This happened within the first week of owning it. The new one works great. You may want to start by calling LG and if not, call the store you bought it from. That's what warranties are for!
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We regret your dissatisfaction with the operation of this electric dryer. The SENSOR DRY modes are designed to leave a small amount moisture in the clothing to help with the care of the fabrics. If you wish the clothing to be more dry, you may try the TIMED DRY rather than the SENSOR DRY.
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