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

  • DLE4970WE

  • White

Key Features

  • 7.3 cu. ft. Capacity
  • EasyLoad™ Door
  • 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.

CAPACITY
Capacity 7.3 cu. ft.
APPEARANCE
Design Look Rear Control
Intelligent Electronic Controls with 3.9" Monochromatic LCD Yes
Dial-A-Cycle™ Yes
DRYER PROGRAMS
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 12
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
FABRIC CARE FEATURES
Sensor Dry Yes
Precise Temperature Control with Variable Heater Yes
CONVENIENCE FEATURES
LG EasyLoad™ Door Main Wash, Fabric Softener + Liquid Bleach
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 4 Way Venting
3 Minute Installation Check Yes
MATERIALS AND FINISHES
Aluminized Alloy Steel Drum Yes
Cabinet Painted Steel
Control Panel Plastic
Top Plate Painted Steel
Body-Matching Solid Door Yes
Available Colors White (W)
POWER SOURCE
Ratings CSA Listed
Electrical Requirements 240V 30 Amps
Type Electric
OPTIONS
LP Conversion Kit 4948EL4002B
Side Venting Kit 3911EZ9131X
DIMENSIONS
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) Electric 125.4 lbs. / 143 lbs.
WARRANTY
Limited Warranty 1 Year Parts and Labor
UPC CODES
DLE4970WE LG EasyLoad™ Electric Dryer (White) 048231 016094

What People Are Saying

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Yes. Yes. Yes. This dryer is fabulous. It dries my laundry so much faster than my previous dryer. What took 65 minutes with the old dryer, is now dried in 45 minutes. My laundry is literally giving me extra free time on laundry day.
Date published: 2017-02-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Product I have had this dryer for just over a month and it has been great. It is a quiet dryer and holds a lot of clothes. Very happy with this purchase.
Date published: 2017-01-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love the dual functioning door! I bought this dryer a month ago and am really impress with the features. The dual function door make it easier to load using the pull-down function and then side opening for unloading. First time I've had an anti-wrinkle function and it's super!
Date published: 2017-01-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very nice dryer Our previous dryer failed for the last time and was going to be too costly to repair. We decided on LG because of the nice feel of the controls, the variety of settings, and the capacity. So far, so good. It has taken some time to determine which settings are best for the types of laundry that we do. The machine is very quiet and the countdown timer and chime are great features. The only negative is that you must be careful how much bulky/heavy items you dry at one time. The sensor sometimes does not get it right and you have to run it on manual to ensure proper drying. Otherwise, we have no complaints. You just have to take some time to learn what works with what you are drying.
Date published: 2016-12-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Quiet I have had this dryer for almost a month and continue to like it very much. It has more room than my other dryer and have enjoyed the sensor that can change the time of drying.
Date published: 2016-12-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very large So far this dryer has been amazing a lot of features and the load size is awesome
Date published: 2016-09-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quiet and efficient! Love this product! it is a great replacement for the 10 year old unit we used to owe.
Date published: 2016-09-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I LOVE MY DRYER THIS IS THE BEST DRYER I HAVE EVER HAD. IT IS QUIET AND QUICK. THE LINT SCREEN IS EASY TO CLEAN. I HAVE HAD NO PROBLEMS AT ALL WITH THIS DRYER.
Date published: 2016-08-10
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I noticed there is a dryer rack option. What is the product number for the dryer rack that will fit this dryer?  Thank you. 

Asked by: Tjfoster
The dryer rack 3750EL0001C can now be purchased on LG.com: http://www.lg.com/us/laundry-accessories/lg-3750EL0001C-top-load-dryer-rack
Answered by: LGSolution
Date published: 2017-03-20

Need a manual

Asked by: Olblue
We appreciate your interest in this electric dryer. A copy of the owner’s manual, for this dryer, can be located on our website at http://www.lg.com/us/support-product/lg-DLE4970W#manuals.
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2017-02-23

I have had my dryer for 18months now. I would like assistance on how to reset the dryer once the dryer cycle is done the dryer continues to operate. 

Asked by: Lisa M Johnson
We appreciate your interest int his dryer. The description provided suggests the use of the WRINKLE CARE feature. Selecting this option will tumble the load periodically for up to 3 hours after the selected cycle, or until the door is opened. This is helpful in preventing wrinkles when you are unable to remove items from the dryer immediately. This information is found on page 40 of your owner’s manual.
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2016-08-16

How many watts to run this dryer With a generator if power goes out ?

Asked by: Raydog
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