Rated 5 out of 5 by Larry A quality dryer-- does it all well.
We've owned an LG dryer for years; this 9.0 cu ft model is our second. I can evaluate it against both other dryers we've owned and the next-smaller LG model (5.0 Cu Ft#. Overall: This is an excellent dryer, and there is little negative to say. Recommend the pedestal, as the profile is quite low, and if users are of any height, it is a long reach downward and to the back of this machine. The pedestals are expensive, but they make access much easier. Be careful not to get any liquid on the pedestal mechanism, as it can rust and become difficult to slide the drawers out. Regaerdless, we recommend the DLEX8000V dryer. Price: This is an expensive piece of equipment, but retailers will occasionally offer a significant discount that makes the dryer purchase closer to economical. Quality: The basic question is, does the machine do the drying job quickly and for a variety of items? In the case of the 9.0 cu ft model, the answers are both clearly "yes." It has a number of features that the smaller model doesn't, including the steam feature, spot cleaning, a precise, reduced time cycle when you only need a small amount of drying #not on the smaller model# and especially, enormous capacity. Performance: This dryer accurately senses moisture levels and stops exactly when the job is done. Never had to do anything a second time. Better than the smaller model. Efficiency: Including quietness of operation with accuracy of automatic moisture sensing drying. Behind a closed room door, it is barely possible to hear the machine operating. Much quieter than the smaller model. Appearance: Partly because they are larger and thus fit snugly to fill our entire available space, these well-built items exude modernness, effectiveness and class. As dryers go, the DLEX8000V is quite attractive. Reliability: Owned this dryer for only a bit more than 6 weeks, but I expect it will last a long time from the solid appearance, quietness and efficiency of its operation. We did not have as good results with our previous, smaller model, perhaps because the loads we subjected it to were beyond its capacity. The drum in the smaller model developed a jagged hole that caught small items, and the drum began to operate erratically in a seemingly eliptical fashion rather than the smooth, circular fashion of the DLEX8000V . Maintenance: The filter is very effective but a bit more work to clean than on the smaller model. There's a clip that has to be released to remove lint, and given its larger size, it's easier to drop the lint onto the floor while removing it. Fun to operate: This isn't a criterion that applies to a dryer; neither would be operating smell or taste after clothes are dried. However, several family members have watched our matching washing machine operate with considerable fascination.
October 19, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Chris Looking for more than a setting on a dryer
My wife and I were searching for a mate for a new washer we needed to purchase. "The dryer will be the next appliance to go", we thought. So we searched our local stores for the best price and best value. There really is not all that excitement in a dryer.... at least that is what we thought. A dryer dries your wet clothes. You hang 'em up and start all over. Not so with the LG Front Loading High Efficient Dryer. It was all it claims to be and more. After you figure out all the settings and electronic stuff you realize that your laundry is not only clean but comes out without the need for any further care.. with the exception of folding it. We were looking for more than the "normal" setting on a dryer and we sure got it with this. Clothes come out great and we highly recommend it to others. You get what you pay for really holds true here!
October 8, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Becka Roomy for great drying fluffy towles
drys the large loads great. Towels and clothes dry and wrinkle free. Just wish the settings dial was lit its hard to see.
September 23, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Mk66 Great and fast drying qualities
We purchased this dryer due to the ability to dry large loads of laundry and bedspreads that we would normally take to a commercial dryer. The machine handle both large and small loads and dry faster than any dryer we have had in the past.
September 12, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jan Great drying capacity
I like that the loads are actually dry at the end of the cycle. I wish the settings were a bit easier to see. The lighting on the settings is not adequate. I am still learning how to use the steam settings.
October 11, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Dramma Gets it dry the first time!
My primary reason for buying this, and the companion washer, was my frustration when drying a king size bedspread. This dryer gets it dry in one reasonably timed cycle, and with no wrinkles. You don't have to schedule an entire day to dry large bulky articles, no multiple cycles, no unbunching and redrying. Being the mother to 2 large filthy dogs, I need to do multiple loads of bed and sofa covers every day. What a time and sanity saver!
August 25, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Mom I love how fast it dries my clothes!
The time it takes for my clothes (and I mean a lot of clothes) to dry has decreased by 50%! I know I am saving money!!
July 30, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 Great Machine
This dryer is quite a machine. Loads of features, and a very well-made product.
August 23, 2014