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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

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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
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 014922

What People Are Saying

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to use, great cleaning, huge capacity Bought with matching dryer and couldn't be happier. LOVE them - efficient, quiet, and excellent cleaning results.
Date published: 2017-01-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Dryer I bought this a few months ago at Black Friday SALE. It has a Sensor Dry feature that works really great so it will avoid overheating your clothes. It can dry my giant load perfectly in one cycle. It has an Air Dry feature,too. I bought this with a matching washer and I love it.
Date published: 2017-01-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best dryer ever owned Our old washer/dryer set needed replacement, but we didn't want to wait until either on quit in the middle of a cycle. We read the reviews from consumer reports and made the choice of this LG dryer. Just the best buy ever, clean looking, easy display panel, auto dry sensors, and large capacity.
Date published: 2017-01-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great dryer This dryer works very well. Is quiet and dries thoroughly. I especially like the large lint filter area which maximizes air flow even as lint builds up.
Date published: 2017-01-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great service, convenient , fast. This was my 1st LG DRYER. It does such a nice job, clothes come out needing very little ironing.
Date published: 2017-01-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quick drying time I purchased a new set in Sept 2016 after reading several reviews and comparison shopping. The dryer is quiet and efficient
Date published: 2017-01-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great appliance My old dryer wasn't doing the job so I bought the LG. It has many new options and is highly efficient.
Date published: 2017-01-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic Product When the old washer died, we decided to buy a pair to replace the ones we had. This dryer has proven to be an exceptional value; it dries almost everything quickly and efficiently (the one exception id a heavy blanket that fools the sensors).
Date published: 2016-12-25
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The vent duct for the LG 7.3 cu. ft. Ultra Large High Efficiency Dryer w/ Sensor Dry Technology, Model # DLE4970W is located in the middle in the back of the unit at the bottom. On its' product information page on the LG site are arrows to the left and right of the main image that you can use to navigate to the third image of the unit that shows the back of the unit where you can identify the location of the vent duct. Keep in mind that although this unit ships from the factory configured to vent to the rear, it can be configured to vent to the sides and to the bottom. You would need to purchase an adapter kit (Part # 383EEL9001B) or the Side Venting Kit, Part # 3911EZ9131X, that contains all the necessary duct components to change the dryer vent location...^IFV
Answered by: LGJoel
Date published: 2017-01-13

I just purchased the DLE 4970 lg dryer. This is day 2 and the cooling light is always on, is this normal? There is no mention of the cooling light in the owners manual

Asked by: Divemakua
We regret the trouble you have experienced with this electric dryer. It is not normal for the COOLING light to stay on constantly. Check the filter and the exhaust duct to make sure all air flow is unobstructed. Otherwise, the machine will 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: 2016-11-22

Can I use a pedestal on this drier? I bought one but I don't see where I can use the clips 

Asked by: Helen16
We appreciate your interest in this electric dryer. This model has not been designed for compatibility with a pedestal.
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2016-05-19

Is a dryer rack available for LG DLE4970W electric dryer

Asked by: Beachape
Yes. I live on east coast and had to order from distributor for accessories and parts for LG from, Encompass 866-779-7906. My part# was #3750EL001C. Customer service rep. Niesha, (I hope that's the way to spell her name), was great!
Answered by: Lady1
Date published: 2017-01-27

Dryer LG4970 Can the door be reversed to open to the left?

Door in showroom opens to the right. I want to know if I can swap it and have it open to the left.
Asked by: CJcj
While it does require removing several screws it isn't that hard to do. I have done it and undone it due to a move. Best advice, just keep track of which screws came from which piece but there are only 3 sizes so it isn't hard. 
Answered by: Handyguy733
Date published: 2015-09-28

Drier not drying

Asked by: Mikelyons
We regret the trouble you have experienced with this dryer. Has any indication arisen to show why the machine is not drying? Please contact our Customer Interactive Center at 800-243-0000 to troubleshoot the matter.
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2015-09-23

access from top, to tighten loose something

I have a DLE4970W, brand new, there is a rattle in the upper left portion and I am wondering how can I access it from the top, to tighten whatever it can I remove the top casing? I see two hinge looking things on the back, but am hesitant to do anything with out asking as it is only days old.
Asked by: cpcp
better let warranty correct your problem
Answered by: kenny0819
Date published: 2016-01-20

does the 4970 or 4870 dryer have a light inside it?

Asked by: blahblah
4970 has a light inside. Don't know about the other one.
Answered by: Mel44
Date published: 2015-07-29
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