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7.4 cu. ft. Ultra Large Capacity Dryer w/ NFC Tag On Technology

  • DLG3181W

  • White

Key Features

  • 7.4 cu.ft. Ultra Large Capacity with Aluminized Alloy Steel Drum
  • Upfront Electronic Control Panel with Dual LED Display and Dial-A-Cycle™
  • ENERGY STAR® Qualified

J.D. Power Award Winner

“Highest in Customer Satisfaction with Dryers”

Big time saver

Big time saver

Do laundry a little less often. With 7.4 cubic feet of capacity, this dryer handles really large loads. Saving you time and energy.

The Power of Touch

The Power of Touch

Our NFC Tag-On lets you download new cycles to your LG washer & dryer. Download the LG Smart ThinQ app to your Android smart device, select the cycle & ‘tag’ the appliance. From one-touch cycle options that help choose the right setting to answering questions, LG puts simpler & smarter laundry in the palm of your hand.

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 washer, 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.

ENERGY STAR® Qualified

ENERGY STAR® Qualified

Among the most energy-efficient dryers in its class.

Design Style Front Loader
Dryer Type Gas
Color White
Capacity 7.4 cu. ft.
Design Look Front Control Panel
Intelligent Electronic Controls with Dual LED Display Yes
Dial-A-Cycle™ Yes
No. of Programs 8
Programs (Sensor Dry) Cotton/Normal, Perm Press, Bulky/Large, Delicates, Download Cycle
Programs (Manual Dry) Freshen up, Speed Dry, Air Dry
No. of Options 9
Options More Time, Less Time, Damp Dry Signal, Wrinkle Care, Child Lock, Custom Program, PGM Save, Anti-Bacterial, Energy Saver
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
3 Minute Installation Check Yes
LoDecibel™ Quiet Operation Yes
End of Cycle Signal Yes
Drum Light Yes
Reversible Door Yes
FlowSense™ Duct Clogging Sensor Yes
Wrinkle Care Option Yes
Child Lock Yes
Venting Option 3 Way Venting
Leveling Legs 4 Adjustable Legs
Remaining Time Display/Status Indicator(s) Yes
SmartDiagnosis™ Yes
Energy Monitoring Yes
NFC Tag On Technology Yes
Aluminized Alloy Steel Drum (Alcosta) Yes
Tub Rear Painted
Cabinet Painted Steel
Top Plate White: Powder Coat / VCM: Porcelain
Door Round w/ silver painted trim
Available Colors White (W)
Ratings CSA Listed
Electrical Requirements 120V, 15 Amps
Type Gas
BTU 10,000
LP Conversion Kit 383EEL3002D
Side Venting Kit 383EEL9001B
Pedestal WDP4W
Pedestal (WxHxD) 27 x 14 1/8 x 30 3/4 (50 1/2 D with door open)
Stacking Kit KSTK1
Product (WxHxD) 27" x 38 11/16" x 30"
Carton (WxHxD) 29 7/10" x 43 1/5" x 31 3/10"
Weight (Product/Carton) Gas 124.7 / 137.9 lbs.
Limited Warranty 1 Year Parts and Labor
UPC 048231024037

What People Are Saying

Rated 4 out of 5 by from LG dryer The reason I gave only 4 stars is because there are so many options for drying, it can be confusing
Date published: 2017-11-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So far I like everything about it This is my first dryer with a digital control panel & I find it very easy to use. I'm very happy with this dryer, it has all the choices I need & very easy to understand. I especially like where the lint trap is located, my last dryer had it on the top. I find this dryer very quiet & I really like the chime instead of a buzzer when the cycle is done. So far I'm happy with how it dries the clothes.
Date published: 2017-10-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from All around top of the line equipment I actually have the matching washer but this is only saying i have the dryer, I did register the washer but it's not showing. You don't even know these appliances are on, amazing technology and features unlike any washer/dryer i ever owned. and we doo use all the features
Date published: 2017-09-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works Great! Very nice dryer. It's quiet, smooth, and drys clothes fast. I love the sensor dry feature (saves gas and electricity)
Date published: 2017-09-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Dryer I bought to replace 30 year dryer. Works great. Dries clothes fast and my gas bill went down. Love it.
Date published: 2017-09-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great options Absolutely love the dryer and all of the drying options. Sometimes I feel like the clothes aren't as dry as they should be and have to add time. Not sure if it's my drying choice or the dryer.
Date published: 2017-09-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from So far, so good I didn't need too many bells and whistles for a dryer, and the LG washer I purchased already has a steam function, so I went with this basic dryer. It has all the options I need. My only issue so far is that the "energy star" mode will sometimes take forever, and clothes will not be completely dry. In this mode, the dryer doesn't seem to turn on the gas for truly hot air, and clothes take a long time to dry, so I've settled on using the normal mode. Overall, a good, solid dryer so far.
Date published: 2017-09-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from large, does all I expected and more Had 2 months now. Everything is great. Haven't been able to link phone though
Date published: 2017-09-22
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What is the max temperature this dryer will reach?

Asked by: Momn
The amount of moisture or dampness in the clothes, the size of the load to be dried and even the steady flow or path of the hot air in the will affect the maximum temperature that the ENERGY STAR® Qualified LG 7.4 cu. ft. Ultra Large Capacity Dryer w/ NFC Tag On Technology, Model # DLG3181W can reach. The temperature range is about 125˚ to 135˚F across the cycles in this dryer. As a reference, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission states that an adult can suffer third-degree burns after five minutes, if his skin is exposed to hot tap water at 120 F. Obviously, for your safety, we want to make sure that the dryer cannot cause harm as you are interrupting a cycle or unloading clothes after drying is complete...^IFV
Answered by: LGJoel
Date published: 2018-02-05

Is this dryer compatible to be stacked with an dlg2141w? I have to replace the dryer only, if not what other model do you recommend please let me know 

Asked by: Julieta
Yes the DLG3181W can be stacked. ^CP
Answered by: ChrisPSM
Date published: 2018-01-20

Why does this machine require 15 amps? That seems like quite a lot for a gas dryer. The companion washer only requires 10 amps. I'm confused

Asked by: Moltj
We appreciate your interest in this gas dryer. According to our information, the Gas Power Supply requires an absolute minimum of 11.5 Amps, along with a little extra for the gas valve and the lamps and indicator lights. A 15 Amp fuse is the minimum required fuse to be used with this dryer.
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2017-09-20

What is the hottest temperature the "bulky " setting gets to and for how long does it stay at that temperature? Does it reach 135 degrees?

Asked by: JUne123
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