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.
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.
Among the models we tested, drum volume varied from about 6 to 8.0 cu. ft.
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.
Stainless-steel drum A stainless-steel drum is likely to resist damage better than plastic and painted metal drums.
Porcelain top A porcelain top resists scratching better than a painted one but generally adds to a dryer's cost. Painted tops, far more common, are often quite durable with normal use.
Drying rack The rack attaches inside the drum to keep items such as sneakers or sweaters from tumbling.
Custom programs This feature allows you to save your favorite settings.
Steam option Generally, a water hook-up is required with this feature. In this cycle, a small amount of water is sprayed into the drum while tumbling with heat. It helps to reduce wrinkles and odors, but is intended only for a few garments at a time.
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
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
By Angry Tricia
from Lakeland, FL
(12 of 12 customers found this review helpful)
DO NOT BUY THIS DRYER!!!!
Does Not Dry
Leaves Clothes Damp
Lg Is Unable To Repair
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!!!