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7.3 cu. ft. Ultra Large High Efficiency Dryer w/ Sensor Dry Technology

  • DLG4971W

Key Features

  • 7.3 cu. ft. Ultra Large Capacity with Aluminized Alloy Steel Drum
  • 8 Drying Programs
  • Electronic Control Panel with Dual LED Display and Dial-A-Cycle™
  • Sensor Dry System
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.

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
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
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
Drum Light Yes
Reversible Door Yes
Leveling Legs 4 Adjustable Legs
Venting Option Electric: 4 Way Venting / Gas: 3 Way Venting
3 Minute Installation Check Yes
Aluminized Alloy Steel Drum Yes
Cabinet Painted Steel
Control Panel Plastic
Top Plate Painted Steel
Silver Rimmed Solid Door Yes
Available Colors White (W)
Ratings CSA Listed
Electrical Requirements 120V, 15 Amps (Gas) / 240V, 30 Amps (Electric)
Type Gas/Electric
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 014939

What People Are Saying

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best dryer for a family The dryer is excellent, the features are easy to use. Even the kids enjoy using it. We made this purchase when we moved into a new house and it has added to our enjoyment.
Date published: 2016-05-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quiet, only runs till dry.WOnt overdry clothes I bought this as a set. I have always liked LG and the salesman actually said there's more expensive but there's not better. He was right
Date published: 2016-05-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great gas dryer this unit works great. no issues since the day we purchased it. a perfect fit with its matching washer by LG
Date published: 2016-04-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Has some issues The signal is so faint, then even when I am sitting in the next room, with the signal on high, I can barely hear it. When the Wrinkle Care feature is useless, since the signal doesn't sound when the main cycle is finished. It would be useful, if the signal sounded when the main cycle finished and then periodically while Wrinkle Care is running. The preset cycles don't actually dry anything. I have tested several loads of different types and none of them were even close to dry using the preset cycles.
Date published: 2016-02-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very efficient I've had my new washer for about 6 weeks. It senses the load so it only uses the water it needs & adjusts the wash time. I'm about 5'6''. The tub is deep on a concrete floor. I have to wear shoes so I stand on my toes so I can reach the bottom of the tub. Very quiet. My king size comforter fits w/o stuffing it full. Just a great washer. I would recommend highly.
Date published: 2015-11-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome dryer This is the best dryer I have ever owned. It dries clothes quickly and without wrinkles. It has a capacity to do my king size bedspread.
Date published: 2015-11-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Dryer I Have Ever Owned! I bought this dryer in July of 2015. It is the third dryer I have personally owned and it is one of many dryers I have used over the years. It is truly the best dryer I have ever used. It dries the clothes quickly and efficiently. The clothes come out wrinkle-free every time. It is quiet and easy to use.
Date published: 2015-09-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Washes and drys so quickly I bought the washer and matching dryer a couple of months ago. So far I love it. I wanted to wait just to see if I really did like it. So far it is awesome. It drys so quickly. It's quite and I love it!
Date published: 2015-09-01
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Convert to propane - Are there any adjustments after the correct oriface is installed. Also, If I ever needed to replace the drum, how would I do it?

In the future, it would be good yo have instructions specific to the DLG4971 on how to 'open it up' for trouble shooting. The instructions that came from LG with the orifice cover many machines and are not even what LG recommends on how to change the orifice. I want to know how to get the top and front off so that I can get to parts that may have to be checked if the dryer malfunctions. Your instructions mention adjusting regulator. Is that done on the DLG4971 and how?
Asked by: Jake67
We appreciate your interest in this gas dryer. Unfortunately it will not be possible to provide such information, as we are not technicians. It is recommended to have a licensed gas installer install the LP Orifice, using the instructions provided with the orifice. The replacement of the drum is also a task recommended to be performed by a service technician. 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: 2015-09-08

DLG4971W - How does Wrinkle Care work?

Every time I activate wrinkle care feature, the dryer doesn't end its cycle - the button blinks and the music advising the end doesn't play... is that normal? Must I manually turn it off if I choose wrinkle care feature?
Asked by: Vivian
We appreciate your interest in this washing machine. That which has been described is normal operation. When the WRINKLE CARE feature has been activated, the cycle does not actually end at the originally designated time. The load will continue to tumble, periodically, for up to 3 hours after the selected cycle is complete, or until the door is opened; whichever is the shorter of the events.
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2015-08-10

is my dlg4971w dryer engergy star qualified?

Asked by: 1Leslie
I apologize, but no; this gas dryer has not been classified with an Energy Star rating.
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2015-03-24

How high off the floor is the DLG4971W (floor to center bottom of the front edge) and where are the legs versus the side of this unit?

Re: the legs --- is the edge of each leg 3/4" or more from the sides of the unit? I am trying to understand if I need to remove a floor base molding to facilitate installation. Thanks in advance for your answers!
Asked by: Jones
We appreciate your interest in this dryer and its features. It appears that the feet are around an inch away from the edges of the cabinet. These specifications are subject to change without prior notification.
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2015-02-09

How does Rack Dry Function work on DLG4971W?

When I select this function, the dryer's drum still rotates! I thought this function was not supposed to tumble.
Asked by: Docooley
We appreciate your interest in this dryer and its features. The tub will continue to tumble when it is in the RACK DRY mode. It has not choice, due to being belt-driven with the motor. However, items to be dried should be placed on the rack, with no items tumbling.
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2015-01-16

Will it work with AC cord 3 or 4 prong and is the LP conversion kit included?

Asked by: Dan1234
We appreciate your interest in this gas dryer. Gas dryers use a standard 3-prong, 120V power cord. The interchangeable 3-prong and 4-prong power cords are for electric dryers only. According to page 20 of the owner’s manual, in the installation instructions, it states that the LP Conversion orifice, part number 383EEL3002D, will have to be ordered. It should then be installed by a qualified gas technician, and the change should be noted on the dryer itself.
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2015-05-24

My old gas dryer uses a 3/8" valve (?): do I need to change it for a new LG DLE4971W?

Asked by: JasperJ
We appreciate your interest in this gas dryer. According to the information on page 20 of the owner’s manual, this dryer has a 3/8” NPT Gas connection for its gas supply line. It is recommended to connect the dryer to your laundry room’s gas supply line using a new, flexible stainless steel connector with a 3/8 inch NPT fitting.
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2014-12-23

I purchased the DLG4971 dryer and need the part number for the drying rack accessory.

Asked by: rebbie1
Accessories can be obtained through our parts distributor, MCM Electronics. Their contact number, for placing orders, is 800-824-9491. You can also use their website, at The part number for the Dryer Rack is 3750EL0001C.
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2015-04-01
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