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Clothes dryers

LG DLE4870W
 
Price range:
$649.99 - $833.73
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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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5.0
Love this dryer!
12/4/2014
Pros
Adjustable Temperature
Easy To Use
Energy Efficient
Large Capacity
Quiet
Works Quickly
Cons
Best Uses
Bulky Items
Delicates
Everyday Clothes
Sheets & Mattress Covers
Towels
Comment:
We bought this washer / dryer as a pair and love them both! The clothes come out of the washer feeling damp and takes less energy to dry the clothes. We bought these on sale at Lowes for $599 each!<br /><br />We haven't noticed any of the other issues that other users have experienced. The average drying time is 47 minutes. There is a countdown timer on the machine and it plays a jingle when finished. The machine is also super quiet. We can't hear or feel any floor vibrations when this dryer is in use. <br /><br />There are great drying options and features on this dryer. Read the manual first, it'll help.<br /><br />It appears only users with bad experiences write reviews on here. It was frustrating trying to find the right washer/dryer with good reviews. We took a chance and hit a home run. We love these machines and it has made doing laundry fun!
How long have you owned it:
Three-to-six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
 
1.0
Poor Quality
11/26/2014
Pros
Adjustable Temperature
Easy To Use
Large Capacity
Cons
Frequent repairs
Leaves Clothes Damp
Repairs Don't Last Long
Unreliable
Best Uses
Comment:
I use this product for ordinary laundry for 2 people. We never use dryer strips or fabric softeners which can build up on the moisture sensors. Around the time the warranty expired it just wouldn't dry the clothes any more. We made sure the vent and duct to the outside was clear, then called for service. The repair man replaced the thermostat and moisture sensors, AND told us two things (1) we were probably putting in too large or too small loads; (2) the moisture sensors really don't work anyway so just use time dry instead. This is ridiculous, and it's a really poor product.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
 
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.
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