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

  • DLE4970W

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
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
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
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
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
MATERIALS AND FINISHES
Aluminized Alloy Steel Drum Yes
Cabinet Painted Steel
Control Panel Plastic
Top Plate Painted Steel
Silver Rimmed Solid Door Yes
Available Colors White (W)
POWER SOURCE
Ratings CSA Listed
Electrical Requirements 120V, 15 Amps (Gas) / 240V, 30 Amps (Electric)
Type Gas/Electric
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) 125.4 lbs. / 143 lbs.
WARRANTY/UPC
Limited Warranty 1 Year Parts and Labor
UPC 048231 014922

What People Are Saying

Rated 4.9 out of 5 by 113 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by DEBS LG MAKES AN OUTSTANDING DRYER. THAT GETS YOUR CLOTHES DRY EFFICIENTLY AND SAVES ENERGY AND MONEY. PLUS TELLS YOU WHEN ITS COMPLETE BY PLAYING MUSIC. August 23, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Simple to use This dryer works really well and like all of the hi-tech gadgets and is easy and simple to use. August 12, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by I was totally surprised I will admit that I was leary on buying an lg product due to previous problems my daughter has had in the past but decided to try one more time as consumer reports rated these products so highly and I can honestly say I'm glad I did we are extremely pleased and sorta shocked at the great performance of our appliances the reports are right on and we couldn't be happier thanks LG August 8, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Efficient and well made product. This dryer works beautifully. It's relatively quiet and offers a variety of settings which were easy to learn. The capacity is great. August 7, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great Machine, Great Price I left a review for the matching washer under the same title. This is a fantastic product. My old dryer would take over an hour to dry an average sized load a frequently leave things damp. Everything comes out dry and quick with this dryer. Love it, it's super attractive and fast. I love the little tune it plays when it's done too, I don't like how most dryers make that horrible buzz sound that Lloyd makes in dumb and dumber. What a relief this machine has been in my life! August 6, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great Dryer! This dryer is wonderful! It dries the clothes in a very short amount of time and is very easy to operate. August 3, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Love this item... I have had nice washers before but this one surpasses them all.. I love it July 29, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by BEST MOVE PURCHASING LG WASHER/DRYER! Great Functions on this LG Dryer. Clothes dry in half the time from my previous Dryer. Love all the settings..especially " Wrinkle Care." The Permanent Press/Casual completes it's cycle BEAUTIFULLY! Am sooo pleased! Like the "Speed Dry" cycle, too. Saves time and money. Couldn't be more pleased in purchasing this LG DRYER. July 25, 2015
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MODLE OF DRYER IS DLE4970
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No, it does not.
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How is the door reversible?

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The user manual has a detailed explanation on how the reverse the door. All you need is a screwdriver. My husband did in in less than 15 minutes.
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Open the door and remove the 2 plastic hole caps on the catch side by gently prying up with a flat blade screwdriver. While supporting the door, remove the 4 screws, 2 from each hinge. Set the door aside face down on a protected surface to prevent damage to the door or the work surface. Remove the 16 screws on each side of the door and lift the inner door frame off of the door 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 2 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 to the outer door with the screws from the earlier step. Reinstall the door with the screws from the initial steps. Finally 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 steps are shown on page 15 of the owner’s manual.
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4970 has a light inside. Don't know about the other one.
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Yes, there is a light inside the dryer.
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Door in showroom opens to the right. I want to know if I can swap it and have it open to the left.
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I believe it can. I would ask the salesperson/
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According to the write up for Home Depot, it can. I picked this dryer because of that feature. When they installed it, we were able to put it on the right and I like it better this way
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I have a DLE4970W, brand new, there is a rattle in the upper left portion and I am wondering how can I access it from the top, to tighten whatever it is....how can I remove the top casing? I see two hinge looking things on the back, but am hesitant to do anything with out asking as it is only days old.
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better let warranty correct your problem
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Hello cpcp. You would need a service manual that would show you how to service the LG 7.3 cu. ft. Ultra Large High Efficiency Dryer w/ Sensor Dry Technology, Model # DLE4970W, but that service manual is only available to authorized repair service technicians. You may want to contact the retailer from whom you purchased the unit and either have them exchange it or send someone out to access the unit and avoid voiding your warranty...^IFV
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