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7.3 cu. ft. Ultra Large Capacity SteamDryer™ (Gas)

  • DLGX5171W

  • White

Key Features

  • 7.3 cu. ft. Ultra Capacity
  • TrueSteam™ Technology
  • SteamFresh™ cycle
  • SteamSanitary™ cycle
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.

Smooth operator

Smooth operator

A lot of those drying headaches can be a thing of the past. Our TrueSteam™ Technology generates real steam to reduce wrinkles and odors, and practically eliminates the need for ironing.

The quick fix

The quick fix

Late for the party and no time to iron your favorite outfit? The SteamFresh™ Cycle refreshes, and reduces wrinkles in up to five garments at a time with one 20-minute dryer cycle.

Wash the unwashable

You probably wish you could clean your throw pillows or children’s toys. With the SteamSanitary™ Cycle, you can. It uses steam to safely sanitize items marked as non-washable.

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.

Dryer Type Gas
Type of Display Dual LED
Dimensions (WxHxD) 27" x 45 3/8" x 28 3/8"
Capacity 7.3 cu. ft.
SteamDryer™ Yes
Designer Color White
Number of Drying Programs 14
Number of Temp Levels 5
Number of Options 9
Dial-A-Cycle™ Yes
Sensor Dry System Yes
Warranty 1 Year Parts and Labor
Options Damp Dry Signal, End of Cycle Signal, EasyIron™, ReduceStatic™, Less Time, More Time, Child Lock, Custom Program, Wrinkle Care
Program Names Manual Dry: Rack Dry, Air Dry, Speed Dry Sensor Dry: Cotton/Normal, Perm/Press, Heavy Duty, Bulky Bedding, Delicates, Anti-Bacterial, Towels, Small Load, Sports Wear, SteamFresh™, SteamSanitary™
Temperature Levels High, Medium High, Medium, Low, Ultra Low
LoDecibel™ Quiet Operation Yes
FlowSense™ Duct Clogging Indicator Yes
Remaining Time Display/Status Indicator(s) Yes
End of Cycle Signal Yes
Damp Dry Beep Yes
Sensor Dry (Dual System) Yes
3 Minute Installation Check Yes
Drying Rack Yes
Drum Light Yes
Venting Option 3 Way Venting
Leveling Legs 4 Adjustable Legs
Reversible Door Yes
Drum NeveRust™ Stainless Steel
Top Plate Painted Steel
Cabinet Painted Steel
Control Panel Plastic
Available Colors Graphite Steel, White
Door Rim Glass/Chrome
Ratings CSA Listed
Electrical Requirements 120V, 15 Amps
Type Gas
Product (WxHxD) 27" x 45 3/8" x 28 3/8"
Carton (WxHxD) 29 1/2” x 48” x 31 1/4”
Weight (Product/Carton) 136.7 lbs. / 149.0 lbs.
Width 27"
Height 45 3/8"
Depth 28 3/8"
Depth with Door Open 55 3/4"
Carton (WxHxD) 29 1/2” x 48” x 31 1/4”
Weight (Product) 136.7 lbs.
Weight (Shipping) 149 lbs.

What People Are Saying

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Gas Dryer This dryer surpassed our expectations. It has been easy to use and was easy to set up. We only wish our LG inverter direct-drive motor drum washer could have offered the same experience. It was a disappointment.
Date published: 2015-05-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from quiet and efficient my wife and I have 7 children we do lots of laundry this load capacity has reduced time tremendously love the rack no bang bang bang while drying the kids shoes
Date published: 2015-03-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great features This is a great dryer. Going to an LG was an upgrade for us and our first purchase. After using other dryers we were very impressed that we cut our drying time in half. All of the settings and features are helpful for our delicates to our durable wear clothing.
Date published: 2015-02-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One Happy Spouse! This was a Christmas surprise and upgrade to match our LG Washer, which we love too. My spouse was so excited and loves this new gas dryer. She says it drys so much faster than the old model and holds more as well. She loves the Steam option and the rack to let shoes dry. Great product!
Date published: 2015-01-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best dryer I've ever owned!!! Bought this dryer because of the features. I have a large family (10). This dryer is a God send. We do a lot of laundry a week. The dryer drys extra large loads of clothes in 45 to 50 mintues. I have used every feature, it's great. I steaned my sons heavy winter jacket, it came out like new, smelled wonderful. I steamed my grandchildrens stuffed animals and again came out clean and fresh. This dryer does everything it claims to and more. I save time and money not having to redry clothes. Steam features saves time and money not having to take things to the dry cleaners. Wonderful product! !! Will only by LG from now on.
Date published: 2014-12-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from In a class of its own.Superior Performance. The perfect dryer. Will handle any task assigned with exceptional results. Stylish and extremely quiet. Can't wait to get the matching washer.
Date published: 2014-12-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Like this dryer Dryer performs well with options to customize exactly how you'd like your clothes dried.
Date published: 2014-12-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is a really large capacity dryer, works great I bought this dryer as a set along with an LG large capacity washer. I got a great deal on the set and my wife has been very pleased with how easily it operates, and loves all of the great features this dryer has. This is our first LG appliance, and we are very happy with it. With a family of 5,we really needed ythe large capacity this dryer has, and although we haven't yet tried the steam function, I'm sure we will soon.
Date published: 2014-11-20
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DLEX5170v Can the dryer be converted to and all electric dryer

Asked by: rolypo
We would need some clarification on your inquiry in which you inquire if the DLEX5170V can be converted to an all electric dryer, but the DLEX5170V is an electric dryer! If on the other hand you're inquiring if the DLGX5171W can be converted to an electric dryer or the other way around the answer is no. They are totally different units and if you look at the electrical requirements for a Gas dryer, they are rated at 120V, 15A whereas those for an electric dryer are rated at 240V 30A...^IFV
Answered by: LGJoel
Date published: 2015-07-14

what is the maximum length the dryer vent pipe can be to vent outside?

Asked by: bashir93
According to the installation instructions, listed on page 15 of your owner’s manual, it appears that the maximum length of 4” Diameter, rigid metal duct should be 65 feet. Deduct 6 feet of distance for each 90-degree elbow joint used. Use as few elbow joints as possible.
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2015-05-01

my dryer does not continue drying for the amount of minutes

if i set the dryer to 1:10 minutes or 40 or any amount it seems that it stops after a few minutes and my clothes are not dry.
Asked by: blueisland
We regret the trouble you have experienced with this gas dryer. It is not normal for this unit to stop the dry time so soon, unless moisture is not detected. If this is not the case, then there could be a problem with a sensor or some other related component. The 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
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2014-11-12

Why does the dryer produce so much external dust?

I have never encountered a dryer that produces so much dust. There is always a fine layer of dust after each dryer cycle. After a couple of cycles there is large amount of dust all over the washing/drying room.
Asked by: inol
We regret the trouble you have experienced with this dryer. Dust is not normally produced by a dryer. If the dryer is producing anything that is being blown into the room, then it would be recommended to check the lint duct connections, ensuring they are properly attached and sealed.
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2014-09-18

my dryer is not drying. no matter how I set it, clothes are still wet. What am I doing wrong.

Asked by: yuman45
Make sure your exhaust duct hose is not plugged or smashed
Answered by: Bullgod01
Date published: 2014-08-13

To use the steam function, do you have to connect dryer to the washer?

Does this model dryer have its own manual steam feeder (a drawer you fill with water), unlike others that need connection to the washer in order to operate their steam functions?
Asked by: alyj
This model has a reservoir on the top of the dryer and all you do is fill it up with water. You do not need another cold water line hooked up to this dryer.
Answered by: JDPA
Date published: 2015-10-08

LG Gas Dryer Model # DLGX5171W keeps saying to add water when using the steam function. Why?

When using the steam function on the gas dryer the add water message keeps flashing on the display even though the tray compartment is full with water and the lever is all the way closed. What steps can I take to resolve the problem?
Asked by: Confused12
One of three solutions: One remove and replace the tray compartment Two unplugging dryer for 20 seconds does a reset or you can push start and the temp controls at the same time to see diagnostics, there meanings for the codes are viewable via searching for diagnostics LG dryer. Three there is a sensor that on my dryer went bad within 3 months. You can access the scanner by removing the top which is about 15 screws there are good instructions on how to do this for any dryer just put in dryer disassemble in google. Once off you will see the sensor and places with videos to get this are like fixya etc. That will show you how to remove and replace it. Number 3 is not really worth the time or money if you can still use the steam function which we could but needed to disassemble for another reasons months later and fixed this at the same time.
Answered by: Adamc
Date published: 2014-05-01

need info on using the dry cleaning rack..

purchased our lg gas dryer 4 months ago, but did not get any manuels to assist with the dry cleaning. help
Asked by: tallguy
The rack is put on the dryer drum bars it will spin but based on spinning speed it will relatively stay in place.
Answered by: Adamc
Date published: 2014-05-01
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