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.
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.
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
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
from Orange County, ca
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
Won't dry small loads
Leaves Clothes Damp
Sheets & Mattress Covers
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.