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7.3 cu.ft. Ultra Large High Efficiency SteamDryer™ w/ SteamSanitary™

  • DLEX5680W

  • White

Key Features

  • Ultra Large 7.3 cu. ft. Capacity
  • Steam Technology
  • SteamFresh™ Cycle
  • SteamSanitary™ Cycle
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.

Experience Steam Cleaning

There's no clean like a steam clean. Our Steam technology gently but powerfully penetrates fabrics to virtually eliminate dirt, odors and wrinkles.

The quick fix

The quick fix

Late for the party and no time to iron your favorite outfit? The SteamFresh™ Cycle refreshes, and reduces wrinkles in up to five garments at a time with one 20-minute dryer cycle.

Wash the unwashable

You probably wish you could clean your throw pillows or children’s toys. With the SteamSanitary™ Cycle, you can. It uses steam to safely sanitize items marked as non-washable.

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.

Capacity 7.3 cu. ft.
Design Look Rear Control
Intelligent Electronic Controls with Dual LED Display Yes
Touch Buttons Yes
Dial-A-Cycle™ Yes
No. of Programs 14
Programs (Sensor Dry) Cotton/Normal, Perm. Press/Casual, Heavy Duty, Bulky Bedding, Delicates, A nti-Bacterial, Towels, Small Load, Sports Wear, SteamFresh™, SteamSanitary™
Programs (Manual Dry) Speed Dry, Freshen Up, Air Dry
No. of Options 10
Options More Time, Less Time, Wrinkle Care, Custom Program, Child Lock, ReduceStatic™, E asyIron™, 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
SteamFresh™ Cycle Yes
SteamSanitary™ Cycle Yes
ReduceStatic™ Option Yes
EasyIron™ Option Yes
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
Drying Rack Yes
NeveRust™ Stainless Steel Drum Yes
Cabinet Painted Steel
Control Panel Plastic
Top Cover Painted Steel
Diamond Glass Door Transparent (White), Dark Gray Tint (Graphite Steel)
Available Colors White (W), Graphite Steel (V)
Ratings CSA Listed
Electrical Requirements 120V, 15 Amps (Gas) / 240V, 30 Amps (Electric)
Type Gas/Electric
LP Conversion Kit 4948EL4002B
Side Venting Kit 383EEL9001B
Product (WxHxD) 27" x 45 3/8" x 28 3/8" (50 1/4" H with door open)
Carton (WxHxD) 29 1/2" x 48" x 31 1/4"
Weight (Product/Carton) 134 lbs/155 lbs
Limited Warranty 1 Year Parts and Labor
UPC 048231 013543

What People Are Saying

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great dryer...quiet and efficient. My old dryer took forever to dry a load so I am looking forward to savings on my electric bill.
Date published: 2015-11-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Dryer Ever Like most people it was time for a new dryer. Did my homework, research and in store observations. Had earlier purchased a LG #3570 front load washer but did not get the matching dryer after seeing this dryer. Really like the design of machine must say the machine wowed me. The fit and finish was excellent. Diamond glass see through door with metal hinges and option to change to left or right side door opening. Stainless steel tub, (you don't see a bright stainless steel tub on any other dryer), interior light, and the steam option without having to attach a water line to the dryer-just fill the container on top of machine. To me the engineering and build quality stood out above others available. Dryer is rather pricey compared to others but compare the options and quality and it is worth it. Also, check for sales and discounts. Controls are all electronic and not at all difficult to use. Tune after drying cycle is completed is neat as compared to a buzzer. After my clothes are removed from the LG #3570 front load washer they are almost dry. When placed in this dryer the amount of time is greatly reduced. Since it has moisture control the clothes are never over dried or under dried. My jeans and shirts look better than they ever have. I feel blessed to have it. Just hope it lasts and lasts.
Date published: 2015-10-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great dryer I was always a fan of gas dryers, but couldn't install one in the new house. I find this version to be quicker and more efficient, and don't have to run an extra 20-30 minutes to get everything dry. The only feature I still find troublesome is the steam, but I hope with time I will be able to make better use of it.
Date published: 2015-10-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Large Capacity with Effective Cycle Options I knew I was going to love this washer the second I saw it. My favorite thing about it is it's large capacity - the wash bin is huge! I can wash nearly two weeks worth of clothes in one cycle. I also love the variety of cycle options this machine offers. There is a cycle for every type of clothing, from delicates and towels to bully bedding and whites. I have an 18 month old daughter, so the sanitizing cycle really comes in handy with potty accidents. I highly recommend this washer to anyone who wants a high quality machine at a reasonable price!
Date published: 2015-10-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from nice product This dryer is very fast compared to my last one, uses half the time to dry a load of towels.
Date published: 2015-09-19
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not overly impressed I'm disappointed that I spent the money to have the sensor dry options only to have my clothes still wet when done. According to the manufacturer tutorial if you have small loads or baby clothes you need to use the timed dry but when I use the sensor dry for towels or my husband's work clothes they still come out damp and have to finish with a timed dry. Again could have bought a bare bones dryer if I need to use timed dry for everything
Date published: 2015-09-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Product is Great! This works and preforms better then ever expected. lots of features. Love IT!
Date published: 2015-08-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works great! I bought this dryer along with the washer. Wow! They both work so great! I love that this gives a countdown to when the clothes will be dry. The sense dry technology works so great. When I hear the jingle that the clothes are done, I know they are dry.
Date published: 2015-08-26
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I'm trying to set up my dryer on my phone app.  How can I do that?

Asked by: Cindy09
We appreciate your interest in this electric dryer. According to the owner’s manual of this model, there does not appear to be Smart Phone compatibility available, other than the Smart Diagnosis features.
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2015-10-03

I'm here with a repairman who can't open the top up to service.  Any suggestion?

Asked by: Dave t
You need to check that this repairman working on your LG 7.3 cu.ft. Ultra Large High Efficiency SteamDryer™ w/ SteamSanitary™, Model # DLEX5680V is an LG Authorized repairman, he should access to the service manual for the dryer or should be trained in how to repair LG dryers. If he is not an LG Authorized Service Technician then regrettably, he will not be able to get a service manual and there is not much else that we can suggest...^IFV
Answered by: LGJoel
Date published: 2015-10-17

im trying to locate the dryer vent on the rear of your dlex5680 model? how can I access the manual for this.

Asked by: joromey
You can visit the LG site [] and download an print out a PDF copy of the owner's manual for the LG 7.3 cu.ft. Ultra Large High Efficiency SteamDryer™ w/ SteamSanitary™, Model # DLEX5680W from there. The location of the dryer vent on this unit is easy to find in the rear of the unit. When you visit the page for this unit on the company site, you can use the left/right cursors on the main image right under the heading for the unit to scroll to the last image that shows the back of the dryer and right in the middle of the unit at the bottom is a large circular hole which is where the dryer duct connects...^IFV
Answered by: LGJoel
Date published: 2015-09-04

Where is the steam option button?

page 34 of the manual, to add steam to a standard cycle, #3 says Press the steam option button?? This is for model DLEX5680.
Asked by: myboys
This is actually in the manual and it's not a button it's an additional setting like anti static
Answered by: RandyShmc
Date published: 2015-08-31


DOES DRYER HAVE A MOISTURE SENSOR so it will not over dry and shrink clothes. If this model does not have it what model does in this size.
Asked by: welchlam
Yes it does
Answered by: RandyShmc
Date published: 2015-08-31

i need specs of backside for venting install. DLEX5680V

Asked by: RickyBoy
Although the LG 7.3 cu.ft. Ultra Large High Efficiency SteamDryer™ w/ SteamSanitary™, Model # DLEX5680V has been tested for a spacing of 1 inch in the sides and rear of the unit, the recommended spacing is 5 inches in the rear and 1 inch on the sides. The unit itself has a total height in the back of 45 7⁄16" (115.3 cm). It has a depth of 28 15⁄16" (73.4 cm) and the door is 21 1⁄4" (54 cm) so that when it is opened 90 degrees, the total depth is 50 1⁄4" (127.5 cm)...IFV
Answered by: LGJoel
Date published: 2015-08-05

Will the LG pedestal (WDP4V) work with the DLEX5680W dryer?

Asked by: DGWG
I would never use one with it. Even being tall- I wouldn't be able to reach the controls.
Answered by: Shelia
Date published: 2015-08-02

How often does the water bin for steam needed to be refilled?

With normal use, does the water bin for steam need to be refilled each time the dryer is used, or less frequently?
Asked by: SteveLash
Unless you use the a feature that uses steam or a steam setting (like sanitize) you will not have to fill it very often at all. The dryer does not use steam unless you use a steaming feature or program. I have filled it once since the initial fill, but I only use steam on the dog or cat beds, or to refresh if I forgot to take the load out in time.
Answered by: Shelia
Date published: 2015-08-02
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