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.
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.
I purchased the matching set. It is really important to read the instructions! Used the steam option and it worked great. Have had no problems with either machine. Only thing I would change is the cute little tune it plays when the cycle is finished. It is sweet, but not loud enough.
How long have you owned it:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
(11 of 11 customers found this review helpful)
THANK GOODNESS FOR WARRANTY !!!!!!
Easy To Use
Sheets & Mattress Covers
Purchased on 10/24/12 and had to call a repair man 2 weeks later ........consumer reports struck out on this one.
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
from Denver, CO
(27 of 31 customers found this review helpful)
Hard To Adjust
Leaves Clothes Wrinkled
I have been living with a 20 year old dryer that eventually could only handle very small loads or the clothes would wrinkle. I'd only put a few items in and a wet tea towel and the clothes would be fine.<br /><br />Now I'm living with a brand new dryer that consistently has the same problems, except I paid $1000+ for it, and even a wet tea towel doesn't get the wrinkles out.<br /><br />The clothes come out of the washer in good condition as far as wrinkling is concerned; but the dryer does a number on them. It doesn't matter what cycle, what temperature (when I can adjust it), steam or no steam, time, or to a certain degree load size. The clothes are wrinkled.<br /><br />I've been advised that I should only dry shirts with shirts; pants with pants; etc. I've been advised to only wash and transfer loads that are equivalent to a little less than half the washer drum size (WHAT?); and I'm down to drying four men's dress shirts, for instance, for my no-iron shirts to come out no iron. And even these are marginal.<br /><br />Phone conversations with LG shed little light on the subject. A visit by an LG representative was only an assurance that the dryer was working correctly. (Thanks for that!)<br /><br />I've battled this for two months now and I'm tired of washing and drying clothes becoming my life's work. I'm returning this product (if I still can).