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4.5 | 11 Reviews

9.0 cu. ft. Mega Capacity Smart wi-fi Enabled Front Load Gas Dryer with TurboSteam™ and Built-In Intelligence

LG DLGX8981V

Available in 2 Color(s)

Features

  • 9.0 cu.ft. Mega Capacity lets you fit more in every load
  • Refresh clothes in between washes with TurboSteam™
  • Built-in intelligence takes out the guesswork-AI technology selects optimal dry settings
  • Get the ThinQ® app to access smart functions and ThinQ Care™ alerts

Quick Specs

  • Type: Dryer
  • Fuel: Electric
  • Style: Front Loading
  • Width: 31.5"
  • Height: 40.75"
  • Depth: 32.12"
  • Energy Star Rated: Yes
  • Laundry Capacity: 9.0 cu. ft.
  • High Efficiency: Yes
  • Steam Cycle: Yes
  • WiFi Connected: Yes

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Steam Refresh Clothes in Between Washes

Refresh instantly 1 with TurboSteam™ that generates steam penetrating deep into fabrics.

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Warranty / Certifications

ENERGY STAR™ Certified

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Reversible Door for More Installation Options

When space is tight, the reversible door can go from right swing to left to fit almost any space.

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Get It All Done In Less Time

Mega Capacity (9.0 cu. ft.) means you have even more room to do laundry in fewer loads.

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Life's better when your home runs smart

Discover ThinQ Care within the ThinQ app -- proactive smart alerts to keep your appliances running smoothly. Get notifications about usage, maintenance, plus early diagnosis right on your smartphone. SHOW ME MORE

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FlowSense™ Duct Clogging and Clean Filter Indicators

Know when it's time to clean the ducts & lint filter to ensure great drying & lower utility bills.

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Smooth, Quiet Performance

Designed for quiet operation, run the dryer without interrupting naptime or your favorite show.

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Measure First, Order Right.

Nothing is more frustrating than an appliance that doesn't fit. We'll help you find the right one for your space. Watch the full movie with audio Descriptions Watch the Full Movie

Steam Refresh Clothes in Between Washes Refresh instantly 1 with TurboSteam™ that generates steam penetrating deep into fabrics.

Warranty / Certifications ENERGY STAR™ Certified

Reversible Door for More Installation Options When space is tight, the reversible door can go from right swing to left to fit almost any space.

Get It All Done In Less Time Mega Capacity (9.0 cu. ft.) means you have even more room to do laundry in fewer loads.

Life's better when your home runs smart Discover ThinQ Care within the ThinQ app -- proactive smart alerts to keep your appliances running smoothly. Get notifications about usage, maintenance, plus early diagnosis right on your smartphone. SHOW ME MORE

FlowSense™ Duct Clogging and Clean Filter Indicators Know when it's time to clean the ducts & lint filter to ensure great drying & lower utility bills.

Smooth, Quiet Performance Designed for quiet operation, run the dryer without interrupting naptime or your favorite show.

Measure First, Order Right. Nothing is more frustrating than an appliance that doesn't fit. We'll help you find the right one for your space. Watch the full movie with audio Descriptions Watch the Full Movie

Features

  • 9.0 cu.ft. Mega Capacity lets you fit more in every load
  • Refresh clothes in between washes with TurboSteam™
  • Built-in intelligence takes out the guesswork-AI technology selects optimal dry settings
  • Get the ThinQ® app to access smart functions and ThinQ Care™ alerts
  • With the FlowSense® Duct Clogging and Lint Filter Indicators, keep dryer clean, efficient and safe
  • ENERGY STAR® Certified-High efficiency sensor drying and low-heat settings save energy & money
DRYER PROGRAMS
No. of Dryer Programs 12
Dryer Programs SteamFresh™, SteamSanitary™, Towels, Air Dry (Manual Dry), Perm. Press, Speed Dry (Manual Dry), Bedding, Delicates, Downloaded, Heavy Duty, Normal, Small Load
No. of Dryer Options 12
Dryer Options Control Lock, Less Time, More Time, TurboSteam, Drum Light, Damp Dry Signal, Remote Start, Wi-Fi, Energy Saver, Reduce Static, Signal, Wrinkle Care
Drying Levels Damp Dry, Less Dry, More Dry, Normal Dry, Very Dry
Dry Modes No
Manual Dry Times 20 min., 30 min., 40 min., 50 min., 60 min., More Time/Less Time
Temperature Settings High, Medium High, Medium, Low, Ultra Low
LAUNDRY APPLIANCE CAPACITY
Dryer Capacity 9 cu.ft.
SUMMARY
Product Color Graphite Steel
Matching Washer WM8900HVA
Dial-A-Cycle™ Yes
Electric Dryer Option DLEX8980V
Gas Dryer Option DLGX8981V
Series LG
Steam Yes
Touch Buttons Yes
Type of Display LED
ENERGY
CEF 3.49
ENERGY STAR® Certified Yes
FABRIC CARE FEATURES
AI Sensor Dry™ Yes
Precise Temperature Control with Variable Heater Yes
Sensor Dry Yes
Steam Technology Yes
LAUNDRY APPLIANCE CONVENIENCE FEATURES
3 Minute Installation Check Yes
4 Adjustable Legs Yes
Control Lock Yes
Drum Light Yes
End of Cycle Signal Yes
Leveling Legs Yes
Wrinkle Care Option Yes
Remaining Time Display/Status Indicator(s) Yes
Reversible Door Yes
FlowSense™ Duct Clogging Indicator Yes
LoDecibel™ Quiet Operation Yes
Vent Type Vented
Venting Option 3 Way Venting
LAUNDRY APPLIANCE THINQ® SMART FEATURES
ThinQ® Smart Technology Yes
Cycle Monitoring and Notification Yes
Energy Monitoring Yes
Remote Start and Cycle Monitor Yes
SmartDiagnosis™ Yes
SmartDiagnosis™ (v3.0) Yes
ThinQ Care™ Yes
Wifi Yes
ThinQ UP™ No
MATERIALS AND FINISHES
All Available Colors Graphite Steel (V)
Aluminized Alloy Steel Drum No
Cabinet Painted Steel
Door / Rim Square w/ Chrome trim
NeveRust™ Stainless Steel Drum Yes
Transparent Door Glass Yes
POWER SOURCE
Dryer Power Source Type Gas
Dryer BTU Rating 20,000
Dryer Electrical Requirements 120V, 60Hz, 13A
Ratings CSA Listed
OPTIONS/ACCESSORIES
LP Conversion Kit 383EEL3002D
Pedestal WDP5V
Side Venting Kit 383EEL9001B
Stacking Kit KSTK2
DIMENSIONS
Carton (WxHxD) 31 1/2" x 45 1/8" x 33 7/8"
Depth with Door Open 59"
Pedestal (WxHxD) 29" x 13 5/8" x 29 1/2" (44 3/4 D with door open)
Product (WxHxD) 29" x 40 3/4" x 32 1/8"
Weight (Carton) 171.5 lbs
Weight (Product) 161 lbs
Width 29"
WARRANTY & UPC
Drum 3 Years
Parts and Labor 1 Year
UPC 195174024881

Quick Specs


  • Appearance

  • Type: Dryer
  • Fuel: Electric
  • Style: Front Loading

  • Dimensions

  • Width: 31.5"
  • Height: 40.75"
  • Depth: 32.12"

  • Features

  • Energy Star Rated: Yes
  • Laundry Capacity: 9.0 cu. ft.
  • High Efficiency: Yes
  • Steam Cycle: Yes
  • WiFi Connected: Yes

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4.5 out of 5

81% of reviewers recommend this product.

2 Stars

Wait and see

ScottMP 7/12/2024

We bought this unit for a home under construction and only recently pulled it from storage. Upon setting it up it dried one load of clothes and then stopped working. It took 5 days to get on the schedule for a service tech. They were unable to make the repair and it took six more days for another tech to properly fix the brand new unit.
Originally posted on lg.com

No, I do not recommend this product

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5 Stars

Great product drys well

Rich10121 1/27/2024

Drys fast and wife loves how nice and new it is. Good value bought the set for $1800
Originally posted on lg.com

Yes, I recommend this product

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5 Stars

Best Gas Dryer Ever

Dennis 53 11/11/2023

Bought a few months ago and love this gas dryer. More great features It works faster than my last two dryers . I would recomend to anyone looking for a top of the line dryer.
Originally posted on lg.com

Yes, I recommend this product

5 Stars

Great features and Smart dryer

Pranab 8/26/2023

Very good dryer and lots of new features included. Its a masterpiece
Originally posted on lg.com

Yes, I recommend this product

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5 Stars

Outstanding washer

vergance 8/13/2023

My wife is extremely happy with this washer. We had a rental with a very similar washer and she loved it - so when we bought our home we purchased this unit. Very fast very quiet and very efficient. This model is quite large however - which is great for larger loads. Just make sure it fits.
Originally posted on lg.com

Yes, I recommend this product

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5 Stars

Dryer not heating

Vicky T 7/11/2023

We bought our dryer very recently and I noticed the dryer was not heating up. Called customer service very late one night and to my surprise a live person answered the phone and guided me - it was an easy setting change - thank you
Originally posted on lg.com

Yes, I recommend this product

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2 Stars

Will not stay connected to the LG app.

LAcaSTV 7/6/2023

The dryer will not connect or stay connected to the LG app. ALL my other LG appliances are connected and no issue. When I do an internet search about this issue this has been going on with others owners also.
Originally posted on lg.com

No, I do not recommend this product

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5 Stars

Excellent Appliance Customer service

Avantika Anand 5/16/2023

I recently reached out to LG for my clothes not drying in the dryer unit. Unfortunately it was my negligence to not clean the filter properly causing that issue. Actually the dryer unit was all good and in perfect working condition. I apologize for that inconvenience caused. I still owe thanks to your technician and customer service teams who helped me resolve the situation.
Originally posted on lg.com

Yes, I recommend this product

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5 Stars

LG Dryer

lawluvs 4/4/2023

Purchased this at Costco.com it was an upgrade to my previous dryer.
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Yes, I recommend this product

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5 Stars

Great drying

SgtAwesome 1/31/2023

Got this dryer two weeks ago and it dries very well and is super sleek It is easy to use and the steam features are excellent.
Originally posted on lg.com

Yes, I recommend this product

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5 Stars

Great value and features

Sandi2 12/10/2022

Great design and features. Pretty quiet. Good customer service through Costco.
Originally posted on lg.com

Yes, I recommend this product

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