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LG DLGX5171[W]
 
Price range:
$985.50 - $1,079.10
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Summary: This LG gas dryer offers:
• Moisture sensor
• Steam option.
• Stainless-steel drum
• Drying rack.
• Custom programs.
• Duct blockage indicator
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About - LG DLGX5171[W]

The LG DLGX5171[W] is part of the clothes dryer test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, gas dryer models like the DLGX5171[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 DLGX5171[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 DLGX5171[W]
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1.0
Nothing Good to Say
7/7/2014
Pros
Cons
Best Uses
Comment:
Machine was delivered today by Best Buy. Plugged it in and it won't light up/wont start. Spoke with LG who ran me through some questions then transferred me to Best Buy. The best they would offer is I need to call back later or tomorrow to then arrange for a swap. Next delivery is Friday (today is Monday). Customer service on behalf of Best Buy and LG is non-existent. I went to a competitor, they are delivering me a Samsung 7.3 cu ft gas dryer on Wednesday
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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1.0
Won't dry small loads
3/22/2014
Pros
Large Capacity
Cons
Leaves Clothes Damp
Best Uses
Sheets & Mattress Covers
Comment:
Even on the longest and driest automatic setting your clothes will still be damp if you have a small load. By small load I mean ten hand towels and two polo shirts. Apparently the sensor bars are badly placed in the machine so if you have a small load they are not touched and don't sense, thereby thinking the load is already dry. Steam feature throws water on clothes so they come out with wet areas. Steam is useless as it just dribbles water on clothes then stops drying and gives you wet spots.
How long have you owned it:
Three-to-six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
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