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

  • DLE4970W

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
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.

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 features and big lint catcher. Easy to use. Need cheaper pedistal
Date published: 2015-09-27
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Don't Buy! This products sensor dry is horrible it senses clothes are dry and they are still wet.
Date published: 2015-09-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent performance, Easy to use. Bought this Dryer several months ago and it is quite, clothes come out almost wrinkle free and dry in no time which is an energy savings.
Date published: 2015-09-09
Rated 3 out of 5 by from LG Dryer Goes to the cool down mode too quick. The efficiency causes the items to not dry properly. Sometimes have to put the dryer on twice.
Date published: 2015-09-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from LG Dryer I found the Dryer easy to use, with Great Results. Happy, Happy, Happy !
Date published: 2015-09-01
Date published: 2015-08-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Simple to use This dryer works really well and like all of the hi-tech gadgets and is easy and simple to use.
Date published: 2015-08-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I was totally surprised I will admit that I was leary on buying an lg product due to previous problems my daughter has had in the past but decided to try one more time as consumer reports rated these products so highly and I can honestly say I'm glad I did we are extremely pleased and sorta shocked at the great performance of our appliances the reports are right on and we couldn't be happier thanks LG
Date published: 2015-08-08
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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: 2015-08-09

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

cooling light

DLE4970W dryer cooling light stays on all the time
Asked by: snuggles
We regret the trouble you have experienced with this dryer. If the unit keeps operating in the COOLING mode, then 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: 2015-05-28

How is the door reversible?

Asked by: BOLLIVER
The user manual has a detailed explanation on how the reverse the door. All you need is a screwdriver. My husband did in in less than 15 minutes.
Answered by: Brown1945
Date published: 2015-05-10

dryer vent

LG 7.3 CF Model DLE4970W Is the dryer vent 4"? What is the maximum vent length? When the maximum length must be exceeded, what is the recommended booster fan size?
Asked by: 67moss
4" vent 36' ?
Answered by: ARLH
Date published: 2015-03-01

Bounce Dryer Bar

I know dryer sheets are OK, but what about he Bounce dryer bars? Are those safe to put in this model of dryer
Asked by: Jaemeigh88
The manufacturer does not recommend the use of any dryer sheets or bars 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: 2015-01-25
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