The LG DLEX8000[V] is part of the clothes dryer
test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, electric dryer
models like the DLEX8000[V] 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.
Soon after I bought this in 07/2012, I accidentally put on the child lock by leaning against it and had to call the company for help....the man helping me said...oh, by the way, you know you shouldn't use any dryer sheets in the dryer because it will ruin the sensor...<br />Well why didn't this information get put in the brochure or better yet as a warning before you buy in order to make an informed purchase! Well, I use dryer sheets occasionally and sure enough the sensor started malfunctioning on certain loads. I had to compensate by using other settings. It is noisy, too. And it is unusually large. I wish I didn't buy this dryer...and washer, which is worse!
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
from Glen Rock, NJ
Easy To Use
Steam Feature Doesn't Do
Sheets & Mattress Covers
A great machine, a workhorse. Highly recommend but the steam feature doesn't remove wrenkles.
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
By Waste of Money
from La Crosse, WI
(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
Do not buy this dryer
Too Many To Mention
Where Do I Start
Waste of space
Owned this dryer for two months and it already broke down. Dryer will not heat up. Luckily I sprung for the store's protection plan so I don't have to deal with LG's horrible warranty coverage. Do yourself a favor and buy something made in America and probable less expensive!!