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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.

Dryer Type Gas
Capacity 7.3 cu. ft.
Design Look Rear Control
Intelligent Electronic Controls with Dual LED Display Yes
Dial-A-Cycle™ Yes
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
Sensor Dry Yes
Precise Temperature Control with Variable Heater Yes
Rack Dry Yes
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
Aluminized Alloy Steel Drum Yes
Top Plate Painted Steel
Body-Matching Solid Door Yes
Cabinet Painted Steel
Control Panel Plastic
Available Colors White
Ratings CSA Listed
Electrical Requirements 120V, 15 Amps
Type Gas
LP Conversion Kit 4948EL4002B
Side Venting Kit 3911EZ9131X
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.
Limited Warranty 1 Year Parts and Labor
UPC 048231 013413

What People Are Saying

Rated 5 out of 5 by from VERY NICE DRYER I like all the options available to you for drying. There is only one thing I do not care for. When the cycle is done, the chimes ring out the tune and the dryer stops. Most other dryers will give you a few minutes of running time between the chime and the stopping of the drum. You have to be right there if you don't want wrinkled garments. My machine is in the basement.
Date published: 2015-04-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This product is very quiet and attractive. We bought this dryer because of it's size and the sale price. That is a wining combination. Our clothes are wrinkle free and dry.
Date published: 2015-02-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent product! I have had this product along with the companion washer for 8 months. These beauties are fantastic. They get everything clean that I put into them and make me forget my old spindle washer/ dryer set. Thank you LG!
Date published: 2015-02-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome dryer Wonderful dryer, easy to operate. Love the wrinkle setting. We had to buy a propane conversion kit , it would have been nice if it came with directions on how to remove the front of the machine, and how to install the LP orfice. We had to watch a u tube video to install it.
Date published: 2015-02-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from bad then good we bought it a lowes on it home and it kept shutting off after 5 min. call the help desk who after 3 or 4 tries final said he would get a service call out. the guys came out and had to order the entire electrical wiring for the unit. came back 3 days later pulled the unit apart and replace the electrical wiring. never had a problem since. i think the service guy made the right choice by just replacing the entire mother board and wiring instead of guessing what part was making it shut down.
Date published: 2014-12-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very Nice Dryer We replaced our old dryer with this sweet one and we were very pleased first of all by the prompt delivery by Lowes and how nice it fit next to the washer. This is a large capacity dryer that takes up little space. My wife loves this thing. Easy to use and nice features for her sometimes picky preferences for temps and times.
Date published: 2014-12-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from We love it Works great. Drys fast. Was definitly a big step up from our old dryer
Date published: 2014-11-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Features i purchased this dryer as part of an LG set. We are SO pleased! The capacity is wonderful - it dries large comforters with ease and is great on permanent press items. I no longer dread laundry day - it's a breeze, they're nice to look at and quiet too. I highly recommend this dryer!
Date published: 2014-10-07
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I was just wondering what is the warranty for Model #DLG4871W?

I see it says 1 year labor and 1 year parts. But one of my customers needs a new board EBR62707636, just wondering if this board is under warranty. They purchased the unit 06/28/2013.
Asked by: Sheena
The manufacturer’s warranty, on all of our dryers, is one year from the date of purchase. This one year warranty is inclusive of all parts which indicate a manufacturing defect.
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2015-08-05

Installation Test/Flow Sense display

In reviewing the manual supplied with my unit, it seems you may have changed how the Flow Sense displays in the Installation Test. Rather than have a square area near the "Check Filter" and "Cooling" portion of the Time & Status Display, mine has only a single "Flow Sense" LED light at the top row of the "Signal" section. When I activate the test, I get the "In5", which was the only thing in the display until the test ended with "End." However, the "Flow Sense" LED did light up partway through the test, but no other lights in the Signal column did. Does this mean a test failure? Thanks.
Asked by: Rohmer1
We appreciate your interest in this gas dryer and its features. The InS message indicates that the dryer is performing its INSTALLATION test, which tests the duct. During the 2-minute test cycle, monitor the FLOW SENSE LED on the control panel. If the LED is turned off, when the cycle ends, the exhaust system is adequate. If the exhaust system is severely restricted, the LED will be illuminated. If the light comes on momentarily, and then turns off again, this is normal, as it indicates the lamp is operational, and yet it does not remain active, indicated sufficient air flow.
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2015-01-16

Pilot Light

is there a automatic pilot or must I light it
Asked by: johnb1949
It's automatic
Answered by: OswegoDenise
Date published: 2014-11-26

Is it possible to have the door open with the hinge on the left versus the right?

My gas dryer is on the left of the washer. I would like to open the door with the hinge on the left. I am considering buying the LG DLG4802W gas dryer to replace my old one.
Asked by: Derry
Yes it is! We changed it for exactly the same reason. Follow the directions and in about 10 minutes it's a done deal.
Answered by: LJE4PH
Date published: 2015-01-10

Can you change the swing on the dryer door?

Asked by: Jup323
Open the door and remove the two plastic hole caps on the catch side by gently prying up with a flat blade screwdriver. Save these screws for later. While supporting the door, remove the 4 screws, two from each hinge. Set the door aside face down on a protected surface to prevent damage to the door or the work surface. With the door on a protected surface, remove the 12 screws on each side of the door and lift off the inner door frame using a flat blade screwdriver. Remove the latch hook and blank and move them to the opposite side. Remove the 4 screws securing the hinges to the door frame. Remove the two plastic cover caps. Reinstall the hinges and cover caps on the opposite sides from which they were removed. With the hinges and cover caps in the new locations, remount the inner door frame onto the outer door frame with the screws removed earlier. Reinstall the door with the screws from earlier. Test the swing of the door to make sure the hinges and latch are properly aligned and that the door closes and latches correctly. These instructions can be found on page 15 of your owner’s manual.
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2014-05-19

what is the BTU rating on this dryer?

Asked by: Sprossimus
We appreciate your interest in this dryer. Most of our dryers run between 20,000 and 22,000 BTUh, depending upon the model, energy rating, etc. The specific rating will be listed on the model/serial number label on the unit itself.
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2014-04-22

What is the "MEF" & "WF" for this model

Asked by: boxcar
We appreciate your interest in this product. These measurements are taken and recorded on the ENERGYSTAR.GOV website. The MODIFIED ENERGY FACTOR (MEF) and the WATER FACTOR (WF) are not rated on GAS DRYERS. Dryers are currently not rated for Energy Star qualification.
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2014-04-16

Do Gas dryers come with the orafis for propane. I was told in a training that they do and I had a customer get one delivered that did not come with th

Asked by: Cindy48
No, it's an accessory. I own this and installed it too.
Answered by: Citizen
Date published: 2014-04-15
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