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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 Excellent dryer I have had this dryer for about a week and I LOVE IT! I love how the controls are handy and the features are awesome!
Date published: 2017-03-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect We have had this set for a little over a month. I wanted a Whirpool but for whatever reason my husband really liked this one. (It was all pretty and on display). These have been awesome! No noise, every once in a while I can hear something but no where near what everyone claims they are hearing. I read the reviews on these before we made the final purchase and made sure they were good. So glad we went with them. The smart phone app feature I haven't checked out but I think it would be super helpful if you get it and it does happen to make noises that you don't like.
Date published: 2017-03-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Dryer I purchased this dryer in August and I am very, very happy with it. It is a large dryer which is great for large loads. This dryer also dries much quicker than my previous dryer. The only problem I have is for very small loads. If I forget to switch the dial to small load, it will not dry it at all.
Date published: 2017-03-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product Can adjust time of use. Simple to use. Can handle all my sheets at one time.
Date published: 2017-03-04
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
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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

Can you buy a dryer rack for model DLE4970W?

Asked by: taterbug
Parts and 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 The part number for the Drying Rack is 3750EL0001C.
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2017-03-13

Does it come w a drying rack

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