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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 Great features and plenty of room We bought this about a month ago and it has been great. The delivery guys reversed the door for us!
Date published: 2016-05-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Can't Complain Quiet, thoroughly dries my items with one cycle even with multiple towels, or bulking queen size comforter. Looks great with the matching washer beside it and I like my reminder melody (it's so quiet you forget your drying anything) at the end of the cycle. I also like the setting options to accommodate for each load.
Date published: 2016-05-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Super fast drying Had this around 3 months and it's great. Dries fast with plenty of settings.
Date published: 2016-05-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great features I bought this about a month ago and so far am very pleased. It drys the clothes in a short period of time and has many features that appeal to me
Date published: 2016-05-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Product I'm giving this a 5 star because the product is awesome, but the delivery and installation service I received from Sears was horrible. I will buy this product again but I will never buy anything from sear again. (Not even Tools)
Date published: 2016-05-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great machine I have had this machine for going on 3 months now and it is just perfect. Has every setting I could possibly want and then some. I'm 71 and its very user friendly and even handles my bedding quite well. I am very satisfied.
Date published: 2016-04-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from QUIET! This is the best dryer that I've ever owned in my 40 years of marriage.
Date published: 2016-04-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great dryer Works great. It's quiet and it dries the clothes fast.
Date published: 2016-03-19
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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: 2016-01-10

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

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
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