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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
Suggested Price


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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.


What People Are Saying

Rated 3 out of 5 by from Dryer is just ok We bought this dryer to replace our Electrolux dryer. This dryer is just ok it does the job, but takes a bit longer to dry than our old one.
Date published: 2018-04-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Dryer meeting all expectations THis dryer has all the cuycles and features I need. Works great and is nice and quiet.
Date published: 2018-03-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from happy so far had my unit 3 weeks nice features working great so far.
Date published: 2018-02-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Does what it suppose to do Was hesistant to buy at first, but decided to give it a go. Best decision ever! Simple to use, but looks high-end with great features
Date published: 2018-01-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Basic but exceptional My husband bought this during a laundry room remodel project, adding the base stand to elevate it and make moving the wet clothes in convenient from my washer. I could not be happier. While it does not have the steam function, and is a basic gas dryer, it is quiet, efficient and perfect for our use. The ease of use, clean lines and overall fit / function far exceed my expectations. How did I live so long without one?
Date published: 2017-12-25
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
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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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