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Review of LG Electronics 7.3 cu.ft. Electric Dryer with Steam (Model: DLEX5170W and DLEX5170V)
4.50 stars Excellent Form 226 Reviews
Reviewed on: March 02, 2013 Author:
Price Range

$899 (White) - $989 (Graphite Steel)

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Pros & Cons


  • Silent and speedy clothes dryer
  • Large capacity stainless steel drum and transparent glass door
  • Does not shrink clothes
  • Good features like Rack-Dry and Steam options, lighted interior etc
  • Steam option helps reduce static on garment
  • Great quality and reasonable price
  • Easy to use and highly reccommended product


  • Clothes sometimes get wrinkled
  • Clothes come out a little damp if dryer is loaded fully
  • No vents in the bottom
Review Summary

This is the summary of consumer reviews for LG Electronics 7.3 cu.ft. Electric Dryer with Steam (Model: DLEX5170W and DLEX5170V). The BoolPool rating for this product is Excellent, with 4.50 stars, and the price range is $899 (White) - $989 (Graphite Steel).

The LG Electronics 7.3 cu.ft. Electric Dryer with Steam DLEX5170(X) has an assortment of features and technologies that enhances the drying process. The Steam option helps reduce static (especially in winter), while the Sensor Dry system monitors in-cycle moisture levels. This maybe the reason why the machine dries work clothes as well as delicates efficiently! For garments that need to remain flat, there is a removable drying rack.

Not only does it dry effortlessly, it also doesn't shrink the garments. Now your husband won't look at your t-shirt and say, 'honey when did you buy Isabella this top?!' For the kids clothes', there is also an antibacterial setting that sanitizes and removes any unquestionable organisms they might have attracted.

This resourceful dryer also comes with a FlowSense duct clogging indicator that lets you know when the duct needs a cleaning. Any day, better than smelling a soiled baby's bottom! Its lint filter is also easily accessible and collects lesser lint than other dryers.

This LG technologically advanced machine looks cool when turned on! With LED lights and musical serenades (to indicate the end of the cycle), the clothes always have a party in the drum! It even has a pause button that can stop the revelry midway for removing some clothes if needed.

But like any party hall, this affordable and worthy dryer has a capacity limit and it doesn't function well if it's filled with clothes up to the brim. Some reviewers also mentioned that clothes aren't completely wrinkle free, so don't put your iron away...yet.

Overall, the LG Electric Dryer with Steam DLEX5170(X) pays for itself in the long run as it's equipped with many intuitive, technological features that take a load off your hands!

Dimensions & Specifications:

  • Total Capacity: 7.3 cu. Ft.
  • Height: 45-3/8 inches
  • Width: 27 inches
  • Depth: 28-3/8 inches
  • Depth with door open: 55-3/4 inches
  • Weight: 133.2 lbs

Comes in 2 colors: White (DLEX5170W) and Graphite Steel (DLEX5170V)

User Voice
LG Electronics 7.3 cu.ft. Electric Dryer with Steam (Model: DLEX5170W and DLEX5170V)
A quiet and fast dryer Clothes sometimes come out wrinkled Has a large capacity Can see the action through the transparent doors
Review Group #: 1 Rating :
4.50 stars
45 Reviews See Details
Has great features including Steam and Rack Dry options Doesn't shrink clothes
Review Group #: 2 Rating :
5.00 stars
28 Reviews See Details
User friendly A good quality product Worth the price Lint filter is easy to reach
Review Group #: 3 Rating :
5.00 stars
9 Reviews See Details
Highly recommended by users Efficient machine
Review Group #: 4 Rating :
5.00 stars
10 Reviews See Details
Doesn't have a vent in the bottom Comes with side and back vents
Review Group #: 5 Rating :
4.50 stars
12 Reviews See Details
Clothes don't dry well if the machine is full Indicates the end of the cycle musically
Review Group #: 6 Rating :
4.50 stars
15 Reviews See Details
Steam option helps reduce static on garments Has a light inside
Review Group #: 7 Rating :
4.50 stars
18 Reviews See Details
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Rating : 4.50 stars Form 226 Reviews
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