If you are searching for a new dryer and are unsure if an LG stackable washer and dryer is the right choice, then this review is for you. In this LG DLEX8100V/DLGX8101V 9-Cu. Ft. Stackable Dryer w/TrueSteam review, we will go over specifications such as capacity, dimensions, weight, controls, annual energy consumption, warranty information, and much more. You will learn what consumers say about this product, how it compares with competitors, information about matching companion models, and some frequently asked questions.
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LG DLEX8100V / DLGX8101V 9.0-Cu. Ft. Stackable Dryer w/ TrueSteam Review
LG DLEX8100V Electric 9.0-Cu. Ft. Stackable Dryer w/ TrueSteam
LG DLGX8101V Gas 9.0-Cu. Ft. Stackable Dryer w/ TrueSteam
Description and Specifications
The DLEX8100V is the electric version, while the DLGX8101V is the LG TrueSteam gas dryer. Both come with 14 programs and 11 cycles and are constructed of painted steel available in either white or graphite steel. This line of LG dryers comes with TrueSteam technology that helps keep your clothes wrinkle-free. During the drying cycle, steam will be released to remove odors and reduce wrinkles. These dryers have a capacity of 9.0 cubic feet, allowing users to do more laundry per load (typical dryers max out at 7 Cu. Ft.).
Both of these dryers are front load. As home-appliance technology evolves, it’s been found that front-load washers and dryers are usually more efficient than their top-loading counterparts. Plus, the front-loading capabilities mean that you can use this LG stackable gas dryer and save space by positioning it vertically with your washer.
Capacity, Dimensions, and Weight
Both the LG stackable gas dryer and electric models are 29″ x 40 4/5″ x 32 1/10″ with a door depth of 59″. The electric model weighs 157.7 pounds, while the gas model weighs 161 pounds. Both have a capacity of 9 cubic feet, ranking them as mega-capacity dryers.
Controls and Panel Features
The front panel features intelligent electronic controls with an LED display, touch buttons, and Dial-A-Cycle™. There is a drawer on the front of the panel for the water needed to create steam. You will have to fill this manually when you want to use the steam feature.
On the Dial-A-Cycle™ knob, you can choose from 14 dryer programs that include:
- Perm Press
- Heavy Duty
- Jumbo Dry
- Super Dry
- Speed Dry
- Air Dry
Using the touch buttons, you can choose from 11 dryer options, five drying temperatures, five drying levels, and five manual dry times, as well as More Time/Less Time buttons to manually increase or decrease drying times.
The 11 drying options that you can choose from include:
- More Time
- Less Time
- Damp Dry Signal
- Wrinkle Care
- Child Lock
- Custom Program
- PGM Save
- Reduce Static
- Rack Dry
- Drum Light
Temperature settings include high, medium-high, medium, low, and ultra-low. Options for drying levels include very dry, more dry, normal dry, less dry, and damp dry. You can manually set dry times for 60, 50, 40, 30, and 20 minutes and adjust from there using the More Time/Less Time touch buttons.
These dryers also come with a duct blockage indicator and end-of-cycle signal.
Installation and Maintenance
This dryer should be installed with at least 1″ of clearance on the sides and 5″ on the rear. This provides air circulation and prevents excessive vibrations and noises during operation. The DLEX8100V dryer requires a 240V plug-in. In order to install the LG DLGX8101V dryer, you will need a 120V outlet and gas supply. Regardless of the model, once the dryer is in the desired location, it will need to be leveled per the installation instructions and vented outside. The vent should be cleaned at least once every six months.
Annual Energy Consumption and Voltage
The DLEX8100V model uses 240V, while the DLGX8101V uses 120V. The CEF rating for the electric model is 3.74, which is less than the required rating of 3.93 in order to be ENERGY STAR certified. The CEF of the gas model is 3.31, which is also less than the required rating of 3.48. While these LG stackable dryers are not ENERGY STAR certified, they are only slightly less efficient than the standard set by ENERGY STAR. No annual energy consumption data has been reported for this dryer model.
Certifications and Warranty
These LG Dryers come with a one-year parts and labor warranty and a 10-year parts-only warranty on the dryer drum.
|Dimensions||29″ x 40.8″ x 32.1″|
|Annual Energy Consumption||N/A|
|Drying Cycles||Cotton/Normal, Perm Press, Towels, Delicates, Heavy Duty, SteamFresh, SteamSanitary, Anti-Bacterial, Jumbo Dry, Wool, Super Dry, SpotClean, Speed Dry, Air Dry|
|Vent Type||Vented (Electric), Ventless (Gas)|
|Smart Home Enabled||No|
|Special Features||Adjustable End-of-Cycle Signal, Damp Alert, Delay Start, Door Window, Interior Light|
|Warranty||1-year parts & labor|
The price is a bit high compared to other brands and models of similar capacity. However, this is because of its abundant features and unique TrueSteam™ and SmartDiagnosis™ technology.
What Are Consumers Saying About the LG DLEX8100V / DLGX8101V?
Most reviewers are satisfied with the LG DLEX8100V / DLGX8101V, commonly remarking on the large load capacity, stylish design, and features. Some negative remarks indicate that when stacked, most people will need a stool to reach to control panel.
- Fast drying
- Near silent operation
- Spotclean system removes stains
- TrueSteam technology removes odors and wrinkles
- Very energy efficient
- A bit pricier than similar models
- Stacking kit purchased separately
- THINQ Smart features can be baffling at first
Is the LG DLEX8100V/DLGX8101V for You?
If you are looking for a dryer with lots of capacity and features, then this LG stackable dryer may be right for you. This dryer is quiet, efficient, and can wash a king-size comforter with ease. If you don’t mind paying a higher price for extra features, then this dryer may be just for you. However, if you are looking for a lower-cost dryer that gets the job done and don’t need fancy features, then this LG dryer may not be the right choice.
Matching Companion Models
The LG WM8100HVA 5.2-Cu. Ft. TurboWash Washer w/ Steam Technology is the companion model for both the electric and gas model of this LG dryer. Here is a brief review of this washer.
LG WM8100HVA 5.2-Cu. Ft. TurboWash Washer w/ Steam
LG WM8100HVA 5.2-Cu. Ft. TurboWash Washer w/Steam Technology Description and Specifications
The LG WM8100HVA 5.2-Cu. Ft. TurboWash Washer w/Steam Technology is the washer companion to the DLEX8100V and DLGX8101V. This highly efficient washer is a great choice when looking to buy an LG stackable washer and dryer.
|Dimensions||29” x 40.75” x 33”|
|Annual Energy Consumption||120kWh|
|Wash Cycles||Cotton/Normal, Heavy Duty, Bulky/Large, Bright Whites, Sanitary, Allergiene, Tub Clean, Jumbo Wash, Towels, Permanent Press, Hand Wash/Wool, Delicates, Speed Wash, Small Load|
|Smart Home Enabled||Yes|
|Special Features||TurboWash360 Technology, Allergiene Cycle, Sanitary Cycle, ColdWash Option, SenseClean System|
|Certifications||ENERGY STAR, UL-listed|
|Warranty||1-year (Parts and Labor), 10-years (Motor), Lifetime (Drum)|
Why the LG WM8100HVA 5.2-Cu. Ft. TurboWash Washer w/Steam Technology Is Great
The LG WM8100HVA 5.2-Cu. Ft. TurboWash Washer is ENERGY STAR certified and was awarded the ENERGY STAR Most Efficient award in both 2018 and 2019. With 14 wash programs, 11 wash options, five different soil levels, five spin speeds, five wash/rinse temps, water level load sensing, there is no shortage of options and features on this washer. It even has six different fabric care features and nine convenience features.
This LG stackable washer and dryer pair are great for someone who wants lots of features, high capacity, and has lots of different fabrics and garments that require different washing requirements. It is also an excellent option for big families, thanks to its mega capacity.
- Extremely quiet
- Very energy efficient
- Washes clothes quickly
- Easy to maintain
- Simple to use controls
- More expensive than some competitors
- LG customer support is sometimes slow
- Drain hose difficult to use with large hands
Here are some great dryer tips for when you get your new dryer.
Why Choose LG?
LG puts its focus on energy efficiency, design, and convenient tech features such as ThinQ™ and SmartDiagnosis™. The company’s goal is to create products that are future-focused, use less energy than older items, and that look as good as they run.
Private: LG Appliances
- Designed to Look Good. All products created by LG are made with design in mind. With modern and sleek options, you are sure to find something that fits well with the look of your home.
- Convenient Tech Features. Many of the appliances made by LG now come with ThinQ™ technology. This technology connects your electronics with your home. This LG dryer comes with SmartDiagnosis™, which helps you troubleshoot any issue you may be having with your appliance. With SmartDiagnosis™ and an app that can be downloaded from the Google Play Store and iOS App Store, a representative can have you put the phone to the side of the dryer when you call for assistance. The app will connect with your dryer, giving the customer service representative information to help you troubleshoot the problem and, in many cases, fix the problem without the need for an in-person service call.
No, the DLEX8100V and DLGX8101V do not need a water line for the steam function. There is a small drawer on the front control panel that requires manual filling in order to use the steam function.
It is not recommended to use dryer sheets in LG front load dryers. Dryer sheets leave a film and affect the way the moisture sensor works inside of the dryer. Using dryer sheets can actually void your manufacturer’s warranty.
Yes, the door on the DLEX8100V and DLGX8101V have doors that are reversible.
Yes! This LG dryer has a capacity of 9.0 Cu. Ft., whereas most home dryers have capacities of 4 to 7 Cu. Ft. This means you can easily fit a king-sized comforter in the dryer.
Yes, it can be activated by pressing the RINSE + SPIN button for three seconds.
No, it does not. You would have to purchase this accessory separately.