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7.1 cu. ft. Extra Large Capacity Dryer with Sensor Dry (Gas)

  • DLG2251W

  • White

Key Features

  • 7.1 cu. ft. Extra Large Capacity
  • Sensor Dry System
  • SmartDiagnosis™
  • Electronic Control Panel with Dual LED Display
Big time saver

Big time saver

Do laundry a little less often. With 7.1 cubic feet of capacity, this dryer handles really large loads. Saving you time and energy.

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.

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.

Just set and go

Just set and go

Let us take the guesswork out of doing the laundry. With features like our Dual LED Display indicators and intuitive Dial-A-Cycle™ controls, you’ll find the right setting every time.

Even quieter

Even quieter

There’s no need for laundry to be noisy; in fact, with LG's LoDecibel™ sound dampening technology, chances are you may not even hear it.

LoDecibel™ Quiet Operation Yes
FlowSense™ Duct Clogging Indicator Yes
Remaining Time Display/Status Indicator(s) Yes
End of Cycle Signal Yes
3 Minute Installation Check Yes
Drum Light Yes
Venting Option 3 Way Venting
Reversible Door Yes
Leveling Legs 4 Adjustable Legs
Top Plate Painted
Cabinet Painted Steel
Control Panel Plastic
Door Rim Glass/Chrome
Ratings CSA Listed
Electrical Requirements 120V, 15 Amps
Type Gas
Pedestal WDP4W
Pedestal (WxHxD) 27" x 13 3/5" x 28 2/5"
Stacking Kit KSTK1
Product (WxHxD) 27" x 38 11/16" x 29 3/4"
Carton (WxHxD) 29 1/2" x 42 1/4" x 31 1/4"
Weight (Product/Carton) 126 lbs./144 lbs.
Pedestal (WxHxD) 27" x 13 3/5" x 28 2/5"
Dryer Type Gas
Type of Display Dual LED
Dimensions (WxHxD) 27" x 38 11/16" x 29 3/4"
Capacity 7.1 cu. ft.
Designer Color White
Number of Drying Programs 7
Number of Options 8
Warranty 1 Year Parts and Labor
Width 27"
Height 38 11/16"
Depth 29 3/4"
Depth with Door Open 51"
Carton (WxHxD) 29 1/2” x 42 1/4” x 31 1/4”
Weight (Product) 126 lbs.
Weight (Shipping) 144 lbs.

What People Are Saying

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great extra features. Best dryer we ever purchased, uses less energy and dries faster than conventional dryers.
Date published: 2014-12-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Features and good price We purchased this unit in January and we like the features the dryer has. The only thing I wish it had was a volume control for the end of cycle (very quite), other than that this is a great unit.
Date published: 2014-05-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This dryer is the best we've had in 25 years We bought this to replace an older other brand dryer and it is the best value out there.It almost makes you want to do laundry..
Date published: 2014-05-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Almost perfect I really like this dryer. Clothes dry quickly, machine runs quietly. Lots of variety of settings. Two more things would make it perfect. 1) My clothes seem to come out wrinkled, no matter what settings or combination of features I use. 2) The cute music has only one sound level. It is hard to hear it unless I am in the next room.
Date published: 2014-04-09
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Does not work! This product does not dry my clothes in a timely fashion. I find that I have to keep restarting the drying process, because at the end of a cycle, my clothes are still damp. I purchased this at Best buy, and I called their repair man. He did not find the problem. He said that there was heat. But after a drying cycle, my clothes are not dry!
Date published: 2014-03-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Extraordinary product, great value for money We bought a bundle - a drier and the washer. Both are amazingly easy to operate. The controls are smooth and precise. Even I can produce the same top results as my wife with this machine. Great stuff. The word of caution: watch the installers. My first bunch of mechanics cut corners and did not install according to LG instruction sheets which are inside the machines. So ask your seller to show you the instructions and read them and check on the installation process. E.g. my first installers said that the hoses and the hose fixture were not supplied by LG, which was a downright lie. When I discovered this I advised the seller and they sent another team to correct the installation.
Date published: 2014-01-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from so far, 2 months in, all good But really now, for the money, ask me in 5 years, or better yet 10, like my old one. It was still working just great after 10 years, but I moved & didn't want to ship a 10 year old appliance. If I can post a follow up in 5, that would really mean something. This machine is easy to use, works great. But the only draw back with this machine, is it doesn't have a small load setting, but frankly, it uses so little of anything, that's not a concern of mine.
Date published: 2014-01-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is very easy to operate Not only is this easy to operate but it does an amazing job and is very versitile. I highly recommend this product.
Date published: 2014-01-04
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Where are controls when stacked?

I have seen LG dryers stacked where the controls are below the dryer door where they can be easily reached. Can the controls on this dryer be configured to be at the bottom of the dryer, just above the washer? I am short and reaching above the door on a stacked unit is too difficult for me.
Asked by: laundrylady
Hello, thank you for your question. As it turns out, the controls stay the same.
Answered by: Nadine
Date published: 2013-01-23

does the gas hookup connectors come supplied with the unit?

this is a quote from a purchase from BB" "Don't let BB con you into buying a GAS dryer kit, as it comes with one." so what is the buzz - what are the EXACT connections that come with this unit?
Asked by: idic5
It came with exhaust hookup but had to pay plumber for gas connection.
Answered by: lpsullivan
Date published: 2013-01-06

Does the dryer have a right or left hinge?

Asked by: NJAmy
Ours was set up on right but manual says it can moved to left. Same with matching washer.
Answered by: lpsullivan
Date published: 2013-04-06

High Altitude adaption?

We live at 7000 feet and use propane for our clothes dryer. Can the dlg2251w gas adapter be jetted for maximum high altitude efficiency? I know it can be adapted for propane, but this question relates to elevation efficiency specifically. Thanks in advance for your help!
Asked by: Jen1
The BTU rating of this dryer is AGA-certified for elevations below 10,000 feet. The dryer is configured for Natural Gas when shipped from the factory. If necessary, the correct orifice (for the LP orifice kit, order part number 383EEL3002D) should be installed by a qualified technician and the change should be noted on the dryer.
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2012-12-19

How can I tell if the thermostat is set correctly and the dry sensor is working

Neither the timed cycle nor the automatic cycle dry the clothes thoroughly. Not even close. I have to run the machine at least 3 times to get dry clothes. The temperature never seems to reach about lukewarm. I suspect an issue with the dryness sensor, the thermostat or both. I've only had the machie sine the 12th.
Asked by: taylor1
We regret the trouble you have experienced with this dryer. It is recommended to check the dryer vent and the lint filter to ensure that both are clear. This is the most common cause for lack of drying performance. If this does not resolve the matter, then the unit may 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: 2014-11-15

What is the distance front to back between the adjustable feet on the dryer?

I recently purchased LG washer and dryer. I have a level platform that they will be placed on, but need to know the spacing in inches from the front to the back adjustable feet
Asked by: TGNEILL
We appreciate your interest in this gas dryer. The unit is 30” from the back of the unit to the front. We do not have specific measurements of the dryer, from the back to the front feet.
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2012-12-12

What is the btu rating for the dlg2251 gas dryer? I'm using natural gas.

Asked by: DenD
We appreciate your interest in the specifications of this dryer. The BTU rating of this dryer is AGA-certified for elevations below 10,000 feet. If your gas dryer is being installed at an elevation above 10,000 feet, it must be de-rated by a qualified technician or gas supplier.
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2015-01-14

is the DLG2251W stackable on the WM2016CW and is abailable for use with propane?

Asked by: Zeak
Yes, those two are stackable :)
Answered by: Nadine
Date published: 2012-11-22
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