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7.3 cu. ft. Ultra Large High Efficiency Dryer w/ Sensor Dry Technology

  • DLE4970W

  • White

Key Features

  • 7.3 cu. ft. Ultra Large Capacity with Aluminized Alloy Steel Drum
  • 8 Drying Programs
  • Electronic Control Panel with Dual LED Display and Dial-A-Cycle™
  • Sensor Dry System

J.D. Power Award Winner

“Highest in Customer Satisfaction with Dryers”

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.

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
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
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
Drum Light Yes
Reversible Door Yes
Leveling Legs 4 Adjustable Legs
Venting Option Electric: 4 Way Venting / Gas: 3 Way Venting
3 Minute Installation Check Yes
Aluminized Alloy Steel Drum Yes
Cabinet Painted Steel
Control Panel Plastic
Top Plate Painted Steel
Silver Rimmed Solid Door Yes
Available Colors White (W)
Ratings CSA Listed
Electrical Requirements 120V, 15 Amps (Gas) / 240V, 30 Amps (Electric)
Type Gas/Electric
Dryer Rack 3750EL0001C
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 048231014922

What People Are Saying

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bought this paired with a washer from Costco - does a great job
Date published: 2018-01-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to use This dryer is easy to use and has so many features. It cut my drying time in half and the wrinkle releasing feature leaves our clothes wrinkle free. I live how the door can be adjusted to open on either side too.
Date published: 2017-12-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great dryer.Works as described.Owned since 10/2015 Purchased this dryer 2 years ago. Easy to use and works as described. Sensor dry works great. I frequently customize my own dry cycle using the cycle options for my scrubs. I noticed it does adjust the dry cycle to ensure each load of laundry is nice and dry. Have put items in and noted it did adjust the time.. great $$ saving on the electric bill. Wish I had purchased the matching washer at the same time...buying LG washer is on my list now. I called customer service when initially installed and answered all questions I had. Great customer service. Very pleased with my LG dryer purchase. Have had no issues with this product after 2 years ! Great quality product.
Date published: 2017-11-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from works great used couple times .quiet seems to dry very good.recommend
Date published: 2017-11-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Features We've had the new LG dryer about a month, and I just couldn't be happier that we chose this product! Love the easy to use controls and selections.
Date published: 2017-10-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Super Performance I have had this dryer approximately 7 months. Clothes dry quickly and wrinkle free. Easy to set your preferred drying method. Lint tray is easy to clean, machine is quiet - love it. Would highly recommend.
Date published: 2017-10-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Dryer good Enjoying new dryer. Have to have someone look at my current pipes. Get sensor light several times.
Date published: 2017-10-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Learning curve with this machine I bought this dryer about a year ago. It took some getting used to since my old one was pretty basic and I guess it wasn't heating as well as it should. When I first dried some sateen sheets I put them on too high and they got "scorched" in spots---my fault tho' I didnt read the sheet label instructions which said dry on low. Never had to read them before. Now I read all labels. Perm Press/Low works great. I used a lot of the different settings and combine them. I love the dryer now and gave 4 stars only because of the learning curve! Of course I don't like to read directions!
Date published: 2017-09-29
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Does the the LG Dryer DLE4970W have an Energy Star certification and thus be eligible for a energy rebate?

Asked by: Bob76BarnHill
The LG 7.3 cu. ft. Ultra Large High Efficiency Dryer w/ Sensor Dry Technology, Model # DLE4970W is not an ENERGY STAR® Qualified dryer. It is CSA listed and bears the CSA mark. CSA is the Canadian Standards Association (CSA) is a nonprofit association serving business, industry, government and consumers in Canada and the global marketplace and is a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory which is very familiar with U.S. requirements. According to OSHA regulations, the CSA-US Mark qualifies as an alternative to the UL Mark...^IFV
Answered by: LGJoel
Date published: 2017-07-18

My dryer stopped working reads vent needs  Vent filter checked? Checked everything visible?

Asked by: Donkey
We regret the trouble you have experienced with this electric dryer. If the exhaust filter appears to be clear, then it would be recommended to check the exhaust duct behind the dryer. This may need cleaning as well. If this does not resolve the matter, please contact our Customer Interactive Center at 800-243-0000 for additional assistance.
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2017-04-14

DLE4970w. 18 months old. Dryer timer will not hold minutes - jumps from 30 to 8 to 3 within 60 seconds from start. holds and runs last 3 minutes. Sensor or control board?

Asked by: bru74
We regret the trouble you have experienced with this electric dryer. It is possible that the humidity sensors are finding the clothing to be dry. If this is not the case, then the dryer may 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: 2017-03-13

Does it work also with 50 Hz. I want to take it to South America, where networks is 220 v/50 hz, instead of 60 Hz.

Asked by: Tincho65
I apologize, but no; this dryer has not been designed to operate normally in other countries. Using too high of an electrical current can cause damage to the operation of the machine.
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2017-03-13

Dryer Rack Model #

This dryer comes with a Rack mode but no rack. Which model rack fits?
Asked by: kdbee
The dryer rack 3750EL0001C can be purchased on here:
Answered by: LGSolution
Date published: 2017-03-13

What is the model number of the drying rack for this unit?

Can't find drying rack model for the DLE4970 dryer
Asked by: jmrut
The dryer rack 3750EL0001C can be purchased on here:
Answered by: LGSolution
Date published: 2017-03-13

Is there a part number for Dryer model DLE 4970W drying rack? LG does not sell the dryer rack on their website. How do I know which dryer rack will fit my dryer?

Asked by: kjt004
The dryer rack 3750EL0001C can be purchased on here:
Answered by: LGSolution
Date published: 2017-03-13

Does the drying rack come with model DLE4970W?

Asked by: Rene656
The dryer rack 3750EL0001C can be purchased on here:
Answered by: LGSolution
Date published: 2017-03-13
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