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LG DLE4801W 7.1 Cu. Ft. 8-Cycle Electric Dryer Prices, Specifications and Reviews

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  The LG DLE4801W is a large-capacity electric dryer that should handle the laundry needs of an average household. It offers both automatic and manual cycles for drying flexibility, and the automatic cycles use a moisture sensor system that turns off the machine when the load is dry. Other features include a Wrinkle Care option that intermittently tumbles the clothes without heat after the drying cycle ends; a custom program feature that stores favorite settings so they don't have to be entered each time; and an end-of-cycle chime (instead of a buzzer) that can be set high, low or off.

Models: DLE4081W (White)


(Prices as of 10/4/2012)
White      Source
$675Best Buy (Shipping/delivery typically $0-$70+)
$700Sears (Delivery starts at $70; at times offers free shipping/delivery)
$749Home Depot (Delivery starts at $80; at times offers free shipping/delivery)
$674Abt Electronics (Typical estimated shipping/delivery $135-$235)
$672AJ Madison (Shipping/delivery typically $99-$198; at times offers free shipping/delivery)

Prices For Matching Washer

(Prices as of 10/4/2012)
Starting From Item
$6723.7 Cu. Ft. 8-Cycle LG WT4801CW High-Efficiency Top-Load Washer

Additional Costs:

$10-$50+Power cord, dryer vent kit/parts
$0-$200+Shipping & Handling (it can cost $0-$25+ to haul away the old appliance)
$40-$260Extended Warranty, depending on retailer, length and terms
$0-$2,000+Washer-dryer hookups, with electric/water lines


DimensionsHeight: 43.88"
Width: 27"
Depth: 29"
Weight125 lbs.
Depth (door open)51"
Height (lid open)51"
PowerElectric, 240 V, 30 amps.
StyleFront load
ColorsWhite with silver door rim
Capacity7.1 Cu. Ft.
Door TypeSide-swing, reversible (can be installed to swing right or left)
Door WindowYes
DrumAluminized alloy steel
ControlsSoft-touch button controls
Drying Cycles8: sensor dry -- cotton/normal, heavy duty, bulky/bedding, delicates, permanent press/casual. Manual dry -- speed dry, freshen up, air dry
Temperature Settings5: high, medium high, medium, low, ultra low
Sensor dryYes
End-of-cycle SignalChime (high, low, off)
Drying rackNo
Other FeaturesInterior light
Timed dry 60, 50, 40, 30, 20 minutes, more time/less time
Duct clog indicator
Remaining time display/status indicator
Child lock
Smart Diagnosis (service center can evaluate problems over the phone)
Warranty1 year parts and labor

The manufacturer's detailed information on this product is available at

What People Are Saying:

Consumer Reports rates the LG DLE4801W electric dryer excellent for drying performance, very good for capacity and convenience, and good (a somewhat mediocre rating) for noise. User reviews are primarily positive; for example, in more than 85 reviews at Home Depot, 90% recommend this product. Those who like the LG DLE4801W say it dries well, has plenty of features, and is quick, quiet and efficient -- although a few complain about the sloping and plastic top that makes it difficult to sort clothes or store detergent there. Those who dislike this dryer say it doesn't get hot enough to dry clothes without running a cycle two or three times, and they report that the door requires too much force to make it close properly.