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Clothes dryers

LG DLE4870W
 
Price range:
$719.72 - $799.99
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Summary: This LG electric dryer offers:
• Moisture sensor
• Custom programs.
• Stackable
• End-of-cycle signal.
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About - LG DLE4870W

The LG DLE4870W is part of the clothes dryer test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, electric dryer models like the DLE4870W are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.


Drying performance:
This score combines performance on three types of laundry loads of different sizes and fabric mixes: A 12-lb. load, predominantly cotton, representing a family's large weekly load; an 8-lb. load of cotton/polyester blend clothing; and a 3-lb. load of synthetic delicates, women's pajamas, nightgowns, bras and underwear.

Capacity:
Among the models we tested, drum volume varied from about 6 to 8.0 cu. ft.

Convenience:
For this measurement, we judged controls and ergonomics, such as ease of loading and unloading, servicing the lint filter, whether the door could clear a tall basket, and whether the machine has a raised edge to contain spills.
About This Brand

This company is known for its TrueSteam dryers and the designer colors available for its models. Some models have a steam generator intended to eliminate wrinkles. Prices for LG dryers range from $700 to $1,200.

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Features & Specs - LG DLE4870W
info Stainless-steel drum No
info Porcelain top No
info Drying rack No
info Custom programs Yes
info Steam option No
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User Reviews - LG DLE4870W
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1.0
Don't buy
7/1/2014
Pros
Cons
Unreliable
Best Uses
Comment:
Had the dryer 1 day and would not dry the clothes. I smelled a burned rubber smell from the moment I turned the dryer on. Tried several times to dry my clothes, dryer kept shutting off after 10 minutes. Thankfully, I am returning it!!! Trying a new brand. Leery about the matching washer now too. Returning both, what a pain...!
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(13 of 13 customers found this review helpful)
 
1.0
DO NOT BUY THIS DRYER!!!!
12/30/2013
Pros
Cons
Does Not Dry
Leaves Clothes Damp
Lg Is Unable To Repair
Loud
Unreliable
Best Uses
Garbage
Comment:
We started having issues with the dryer after 3 months. LG has sent a repairman out 3 times to fix our dryer. Each time it is something different. We just got off the phone with LG and they said that they matching washer that we bought with the dryer is not capable of drying a full load of clothes. So basically they are saying it is our fault! I want a refund and I will NEVER buy LG again!!!
How long have you owned it:
Three-to-six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
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