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7.3 cu. ft. Ultra Large Capacity Dryer with Sensor Dry (Gas)

  • DLG4871W

  • White

Key Features

  • 7.3 cu. ftt Ultra Large Capacity
  • SmartDiagnosis™
  • Sensor Dry System
  • 3-Minute Smart Installation Check
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.

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.

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.

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.

Keep it quiet

Keep it quiet

There’s no need for laundry to be noisy. Thanks to LG's LoDecibel™ operation, chances are you may not even notice it.

SUMMARY
Dryer Type Gas
CAPACITY
Capacity 7.3 cu. ft.
APPEARANCE
Design Look Rear Control
Intelligent Electronic Controls with Dual LED Display Yes
Dial-A-Cycle™ Yes
DRYING PROGRAMS
No. of Programs 8
Programs (Sensor Dry) Cotton/Normal, Perm. Press/Casual, Heavy Duty, Delicates, Anti-Bacterial, Small Load
Programs (Manual Dry) Speed Dry, Air Dry, Rack Dry (This model has the Rack Dry option but does not come included with a drying rack – this accessory must be purchased separately.)
No. of Options 8
Options More Time, Less Time, Wrinkle Care, Custom Program, Child Lock, 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
FABRIC CARE FEATURES
Sensor Dry Yes
Precise Temperature Control with Variable Heater Yes
Rack Dry Yes
CONVENIENCE FEATURES
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
3 Minute Installation Check Yes
Drum Light Yes
Venting Option 3 Way Venting
Leveling Legs 4 Adjustable Legs
Reversible Door Yes
MATERIALS AND FINISHES
Aluminized Alloy Steel Drum Yes
Top Plate Painted Steel
Body-Matching Solid Door Yes
Cabinet Painted Steel
Control Panel Plastic
Available Colors White
POWER SOURCE
Ratings CSA Listed
Electrical Requirements 120V, 15 Amps
Type Gas
OPTIONS
LP Conversion Kit 4948EL4002B
Side Venting Kit 3911EZ9131X
DIMENSIONS
Product (WxHxD) 27" x 45 3/8" x 28 3/8" (50 1/4" D with door open)
Carton (WxHxD) 29 1/2” x 48” x 31 1/4”
Weight (Product/Carton) 128.9 lbs. / 146.5 lbs.
WARRANTY/UPC
Limited Warranty 1 Year Parts and Labor
UPC 048231 013413

What People Are Saying

Rated 4.7 out of 5 by 70 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great dryer! Easy to use. Lots of features. Love the wrinkle guard feature on it. Very stylish. Holds a large load. July 5, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Good buy Seemed like a good buy. Had the right features for us. June 16, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Love this Sensor Dryer We purchased this dryer with our LG washer 10 months ago. We are very happy with this large capacity dryer's performance. The Dual LED control panel is easy to read and flows from left to right. The regular Sensor Dry feature and function options have prevented us from overdrying. Really like having so many drying options. It is most helpful that we are reminded of cleaning the lint trap at the beginning of each drying cycle too. June 1, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by best dryer i've owned So far this has been a great dryer. Clothes are dry in 30min, i've never seen a dryer work quicker than a washer. April 18, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Lovely machine, sadly didn't need to buy one... We bought this to replace an 8-9 yr old GE Profile machine also made by LG. It matched our washer. We had roof work done. They changed the vent hood. They put on a squirrel protection screen. After a year, it became solid matted with lint. As it was on the roof, no one knew. The dryer started to not dry. We checked the vertical outflow pipe. Clean. So we presumed it was the dryer and instead of hundreds of dollars of repair potential, we invested in this new unit. After installing, the unit's automatic sensors indicated a blockage. Calling in the roofer resolved the issue. But now we've invested and given away a perfectly good dryer... Lesson learned. No easy answer either. No way to check a twenty foot high roof vent. Second floor laundry... Seems great and we will get an extended warranty. Our experience is that they do pay for themselves before five years are elapsed. April 14, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great Machine... Once you get use to the right settings, dries great and fast. February 27, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by quiet, large capacity, excellent washer This washer should last a lifetime....it is well made from quality materials and has a large stainless steel tub...should be the last washer we will ever need February 24, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Love this dryer First new dryer I have ever purchased. looked at many styles and brands, decided on this one for price and features. February 14, 2014
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just open up the front door, and it can be easily accessed in the lower right hand of the opening. Cleans easily and thoroughly
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Just inside at the bottom of the door opening.
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Right inside the dryer door. With the door open, pull up on the filter to empty the lint screen.
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I am trying to plan the cabinetry in this room and need to know how much room is needed in addition to the product dimensions when this is installed and where the air discharge is located on the unit. Model # DLG4871W
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32" is the absolute minimum cabinet depth. Anything less will give you fits with the vent. The dryer exhaust is very low in the center of the back, and I used a 4" flexible metal dryer duct to hook it up. You need at least 6" from the back of the dryer to the wall to make the connections and allow for the bend. Actually, what works the easiest is to connect the flexible duct to the dryer outlet first, then bend the duct around to the exhaust outlet and make the final connection. Then slide the dryer back gently into place (the flexible hose can be "squashed" a bit as long at the connections don't get kinked). If you're enclosing the dryer, you need access to one side of it once you get it in place to make final adjustments to the hookup. Also, check the installation instructions (which I threw out) for minimum clearances for ventilation. I think you can download the instructions from LG's website's support section. Good luck!
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Installation clearance:
5" behind the unit
1" on each side

Cabinet recommendations are on page 13 in the manual:
http://www.lg.com/us/support-product/lg-DLG4871W

For more details on measurements (vent location) please visit the LG LiveChat Team at www.lg.com/us/support/message-customer-support for assistance.
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DLG4871W gas dryer - Bottom Vent? Location? Kit?

Need info ASAP, install is Tuesday 6/25/13.

DLG4871W gas dryer

1. Does it support a Bottom Vent?

2. What is the SPECIFIC location? We need inches from front, back, side & size of hole. We already have a hole in to floor for our current dryer.

3. Does it require a kit?

Thanks!
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Dryer came with all the applicable venting material and gas hookup needs.
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We appreciate your interest in this gas dryer. Yes, it does support a downward vent. An adapter kit, part number 383EEL9001B, may be purchased from your local LG Appliance retailer. This kit contains the necessary duct components to change the dryer vent location. Press the adapter duct onto the blower housing and secure it to the base of the dryer. Insert the 4” elbow through the rear opening and press it onto the adapter duct. Be sure that the male end of the elbow faces down through the hole in n the bottom of the dryer. Secure it in place with duct tape. Finally, attach the cover plate to the back of the dryer with the provided screw. Diagrams can be shown on page 16 of the owner’s manual.
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There's nothing in the manual about that display light.
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I called the 800 243-0000 number for repair. According to the Customer Information Center Representative, Lorraine, it is normal for the Cooling icon to remain on during the drying cycle while the Drying icon blinks continuously. Staff person NeilE, are you sure of your answer? What should I do now?
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We regret the trouble you have experienced with this gas dryer. If the cooling indicator stays on constantly, then it would seem the unit is not operating properly. This unit will likely 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 http://www.lg.com/us/support/repair....
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Is it a safety issue? Please explain why I cannot use dryer sheets in this dryer? I did not know this before I ordered it today, and I have never heard of such in thing.
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We use dryer sheets in ours every day...this is the first I'm hearing that you're not supposed to use them.
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New dryers come with new technology, for example: sensors that help prevent over heating or drying clothes for too long. Dryer sheets may harm those sensors/prevent them from functioning correctly. That is why it is not recommended to use dryer sheets in your new high efficient dryer. Instead you could use liquid fabric softener when washing your laundry.
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