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LG DLEX3470[W]
 
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$985.10 - $1,099.99
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Summary: This LG electric dryer offers:
• Moisture sensor
• Steam option.
• Stainless-steel drum
• Drying rack.
• Custom programs.
• Duct blockage indicator
• Stackable
• End-of-cycle signal.
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About - LG DLEX3470[W]

The LG DLEX3470[W] is part of the clothes dryer test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, electric dryer models like the DLEX3470[W] 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 DLEX3470[W]
info Stainless-steel drum Yes
info Porcelain top No
info Drying rack Yes
info Custom programs Yes
info Steam option Yes
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User Reviews - LG DLEX3470[W]
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(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
 
1.0
Does not dry clothes
3/2/2014
Pros
Easy To Use
Handles Large Loads
Quiet
Cons
Clothes Stay Wrinkled
Doesn't Dry Clothes
Dry Sensor Fails
Fails To Reach Max Temp
Leaves Clothes Damp
Best Uses
Comment:
We purchased a home last year and the LG washer and dryer came with the house. The dryer is horrible! The clothes never dry. Last week I did a small load of 2 items, a flannel night shirt and a cotton t-shirt. Put the dryer on normal with more dry setting and it came out wet, even when I use very dry it's damp. If it's a load of towels or synthetics, the clothes will either be damp or burning hot. If it is a smaller load the dry sensor can't read the dampness and if it's a larger load the sensor can't tell it's dry. It's really a flip of the coin.<br /><br />I would not buy a LG and Consumer Reports' needs to re-evaluate their testing protocols. I called LG about servicing the dyer and the cost doesn't justify, you're better off buying a new dryer.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
 
5.0
Great buy
2/23/2014
Pros
Adjustable Temperature
Easy To Use
Energy Efficient
Large Capacity
Quiet
Cons
Best Uses
Comment:
Working great. Very high tech compared to my old top loader. Super quiet and sophisticated. I have my washer and dryer stacked and it's great. I can reach the controls and I'm only 5'2. The cycles take longer than my old washer but you also have the turbo wash option and a bigger load takes longer to wash. Very impressed with the technology of these washers. The dryer is great too.
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
 
5.0
Great Dryer
12/4/2013
Pros
Adjustable Temperature
Easy To Use
Large Capacity
Quiet
Cons
Best Uses
Bulky Items
Everyday Clothes
Permanent Press
Sheets &amp; Mattress Covers
Towels
Comment:
I use this dryer for everything,towels, bedding, everyday clothing & permanent press. It is very quiet and my permanent press shirts come out looking darn near ironed. No permanent press shirt looks ironed, but this dryer does better than my 11 yr Maytag ever did and the Maytag was a very good dryer.<br /><br />I certainly can't speak about reliability yet, but the brand does get a high score in that respect - I'll keep my fingers crossed that they are as reliable as my Maytags were.<br /><br />I don't understand the performance issues some users have, this dryer works great for me!
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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