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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
AVAILABLE COLORS:
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.

SUMMARY
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
DRYING PROGRAMS
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
CONVENIENCE FEATURES
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
MATERIALS AND FINISHES
Drum NeveRust™ Stainless Steel
Top Plate Painted Steel
Cabinet Painted Steel
Control Panel Plastic
Available Colors Graphite Steel, White
Door Rim Glass/Chrome
POWER SOURCE
Ratings CSA Listed
Electrical Requirements 120V, 15 Amps
Type Gas
DIMENSIONS
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.
SIZE AND WEIGHT
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 4.8 out of 5 by 153 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by This product has great features. I like the conveniently placed water dispenser. Steam cleaning works well. The dryer runs quietly and very efficiently. Clothes are not wrinkled. July 31, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by This is the only dryer to have Have had this dryer a little over two months now and we have loved it since the first day we used it. So so easy to operate. It is a steam dryer where you add the water in a container on the top. I like this much better than having to have someone come out and run a water line to the dryer. We haven't used the steam function yet but it will be very easy to use and we will definitely be using this steam function. When setting the time for drying a certain type of load it will show so much time to dry but with the sensing system the time showing at the beginning of the cycle is usually cut in half. Our clothes come out and they are not wrinkled like they were with our old dryer. This dryer is very very quiet. We love it and our matching LG washing machine. A great product from LG. July 4, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Excellent product! This dryer is great--I love the stainless steel drum and the see-thru door. The features are easy to use and the combinations are endless. The dryer is extremely well built and I would buy it again, along with the matching washer, in a heart beat. July 4, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Multiple drying option allow for customized drying I have been very pleased with this dryer and the many drying options it offers. If I'm in a hurry I can select one of the standard options or when I need to be a bit more particular, I can tailor my drying choices. We also have an LG washer, purchased at least a year before the dryer, and have been pleased with it. No problems yet. Have not used the steam process. The dryer filter does need cleaning frequently. May 17, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Love this dryer Great dryer....costs a lot, but it has a lot of great features. My favorite, the light in the drum. Too many cycle selections, but I wanted all the bells and whistles. Put this machine on a surge protector...it's not just a dryer, it's a computer. May 15, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Very satisfied with this dryer I read many reviews of different dryers and have to agree with the consistently positive reviews of this dryer. Lots of drying options, easy to use, dries well and the drying rack is great. I've only had it for several weeks, so I can't comment on durability or long-term use, but I am happy with this purchase and plan to look at a matching LG washer; this was my first LG appliance purchase. May 13, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by sensor dry I had set the dryer for a 41 minute dry following removal of a large bathroom rug from the load of clothes previously run. I was upset to hear the dryer stop within ten minutes. Upon checking the clothes, they were all dry. The dryer turned itself off responding to the sensor dry feature. My dryer is in an out of the way location so I was totally unaware and pleasantly surprised by this feature. Just another perk. May 5, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Very Happy We've had the dryer for about a month and are very happy with the purchase. It's a significant upgrade from our previous dryer and I am very please with how easy it is to use! I would recommend this product!! April 22, 2014
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hi, do you need a separate hose for the steam function? if so, do you have to buy the washer for it to work? also does the 5170 model steam function work as well since you just fill the water holder when you want steam ? thanks! Cheryl
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You do not need a water hose for the steam function, you just fill the reservoir. I have not used it yet but my friend has the same dryer and loves the option.
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I have the water tank whichis accessed from the top of the dryer. No hoses needed. I do use distilled water.
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No, the steam function does not require a water hose hook-up. There is a water reservoir in the unit.
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No hose needed. just fill the water tank in the top.
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I'm reading that the clothes sometimes come out damp and not completely dry because of the Sensory Dry option. can that be turned off or not used if I want to set my own time for drying?
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You can manually set the temp and/or drying time for any load. The options on this dryer are great.
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You can set it to damp dry, normal dry or extra dry. Certain clothes, I do damp dry if I need to iron them-easier
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Hello Marcy,

This dryer also has a timed drying option (20, 30, 40, 50, 60 min.) instead of sensory dry :)

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Yes, when you open the door it is lit inside
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Can I put a queen / king comforter in this dryer
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Queen works with no problem. Don't have king to check but don't see why not. And my dryer is only 7.1cu.
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Yes, I use it for a King and it has no problems with it, the dryer is a bit challenging, just need to take it out and reposition it a few times.
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Yes, this model has a dedicated BULKY/BEDDING cycle option for Comforters, Pillows, etc.
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Specifically, I am wondering if I can run the dryer vent from the right side of the unit. I am trying to avoid running the vent from the back and losing valuable space in my laundry room.

Please let me know your thoughts.

Thanks.
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MIne is vented in the back and yes, I did lose some space because of it.
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Please contact our Customer Interactive Center at
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