The LG DLG7201WE is part of the Clothes dryer test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, Gas dryer models like the DLG7201WE 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.
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.
Noise: This score was determined by a panel of judges who listened while machines dried an 8-pound load, measuring both sound quality and volume.
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