Skip to main content

LG DLEX3700W dryer review

If you run a busy household or you're always on the move, let this Wi-Fi enabled, LG DLEX3700W Smart Dryer do all the hard work for you.

LG DLEX3700W Dryer Review
(Image: © LG)

Our Verdict

The LG DLEX3700W is a high-spec, Smart dryer that literally does all the thinking for you. It’s large capacity drum, and plenty of premium features give you more versatility and convenience to get the job done quickly.

For

  • Wi-Fi enabled via SmartThinQ app
  • SpeedDry cycle dries under 15 minutes
  • TurboSteam reduces wrinkles

Against

  • Loud
  • The LED control screen is difficult to read in a dim room

Here's everything you need to know about the LG DLEX3700W. We've researched the latest electric dryers, asked the experts, and sifted through thousands of specs, features and user reviews to find the best dryers around. 

 If it’s a budget dryer you’re looking for, check out our Amana NED4655EW review, or for a dryer fit for a small space, read our Bosch 300 Series (WTG86400UC) review

LG DLEX3700W Dryer: What you need to know

The LG DLEX3700W is a Wi-Fi enabled, Smart dryer with 12 drying cycles including, Air Fluff, Bedding, Delicates, Heavy Duty, Permanent Press, Quick Dry, Sanitize, Towels and Sheets. 

There are also 14 program options. Main features are, TurboSteam that quickly generates steam to reduce those bothersome wrinkles or odors. While the Sensor Dry system measures the moisture levels during the cycle and automatically adjusts the drying time to optimize drying results. 

It has an large capacity drum at 7.4 cu. ft. convenient for those hefty bedding or larger loads, saving you time and energy. And with the LG SmartThinQ app, you are in complete control of your laundry at the touch of a button. It’s also compatible with the Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa, for those always on the move! 

LG DLEX3700W Dryer: Price

Compared to more expensive brands of a similar spec, the LG DLEX3700W is reasonably priced. You can buy it directly from LG for $943.99, reduced from $1,099.00.  Or you can find it cheaper at the Home Depot for just $899.10, and Best Buy who are selling for $899.99. 

LG DLEX3700W Dryer: Features 

A high-tech model, the LG DLEX3700W has a number of innovative features to improve drying performance, and offer more convenience.  More convenient is the TurboSteam function that ensures wrinkle-free garments through its high, steam temperature. This saves valuable time when ironing, especially for larger households.

It also has the useful Sensor Dry System that essentially detects the levels of moisture in fabrics, and automatically adjusts temperature and drying time. For families with children, the handy Steam Sanitary cycle, uses steam to safely sanitize those ‘non-washable’ items such as children’s toys or pillows.

LG DLEX3700W: Key specs:

Dimensions (WHD): 27 x 39 x 30-inches
Type: Front loader
Capacity: 7.4 cu. ft
Cycles: 12
Programs: 12
Stackable: Yes

The dryer is easy to operate with duel LED display indicators and intuitive Dial-A-Cycle controls, and if you only have a small load, the SpeedDry cycle can quickly dry clothes in just 15 minutes.

Of course, the most convenient feature is that it is Wi-Fi enabled and compatible with Google Assistant and Alexa. Simply download the LG SmartThinQ app onto your smartphone and you can remotely control, monitor and troubleshoot your laundry progress when you’re busy. You can even receive alerts to let you know when your drying is all finished without ever having to leave your sofa. No more forgetting that last load in the dryer!

It’s also energy efficient, using about 20% less energy, saving you money in the long run

LG DLEX3700W Dryer: Design 

The LG DLEX3700W is well engineered and has some sleek, design features. Built to last, its tough steel drum is made more durable due to an advanced aluminized alloy coating.

The round door has a chrome trim around it, and the front electronic control panel and dual LED display gives the LG DLEX3700W a modern finish. 

Of course, the more practical feature is the extra large 7.4 cu. ft capacity drum designed to tackle heavy loads and large items. This is perfect for families or large households, saving time and more energy efficient with fewer loads. 

LG DLEX3700W Dryer: Performance 

As expected with any high-tech dryer, the LG DLEX3700W delivers power and exceptional drying results. The top controls are simple to operate, and there is literally a setting for everything, giving you much more flexibility. 

Unlike other dryers that struggle with larger loads, the 7.4 cu.ft capacity drum has plenty of room. Spacious for drying king-sized bedding, sheets, and large towels quickly and efficiently without leaving damp spots. Fewer loads will also greatly reduce your energy bills.

The sensor drying feature is right on target, by adjusting the temperature and drying time to the right moisture levels. The results are completely dry laundry each time, without static or stiffness. The steam and sanitize settings makes a difference to the freshness of laundry, and gets rid of those nuisance wrinkles, even for a full load. Which saves you on ironing! And if you only have small load or short on time, the Speed Cycle will quickly dry your laundry in 15 minutes. 

In addition, the lovely, interior light shines inside the drum when it’s powered on gives it a stylish effect. The only downside is the LED control panel has no backlight, so it can be hard to read the settings in a dimly-lit room. Of course, the SmartThinQ, Wi-Fi enabled app option is handy and convenient for you to easily manage your laundry and cycle times when you’re on the go. 

Overall, the LG DLEX3700W has a great range of practical features that will leave your laundry thoroughly dry, wrinkle-free and fresh in minutes.  

LG DLEX3700W Dryer: User Review 

The LG DLEX3700W rated highly in customer reviews. At the Home Depot, there was a 91% recommendation, out of 578 reviews. While it had a 4.7 out of 5 rating at Best Buy from 460 reviews. 

The vast majority liked the large capacity and great choice of features. The steam setting was a winner, with many saying it quickly got rid of wrinkles, leaving garments fresh and ‘fluffier’. Others said it dried a large load in a much quicker time, with one saying they can do laundry for a family of four in half a day.

Customers liked the ease of connecting to Wi-Fi via the SmartThinQ app and were impressed by reminders sent to their phones letting them know when their clothes are all dry. One reviewer even went as far as to say, “this is by far the greatest appliance I have ever used”.

A minor downside mentioned was the black LED control panel was not backlighted, making it hard to read the settings. However, users liked the modern and overall attractive appearance. 

Should you buy the LG DLEX3700W Dryer?

If you’re after a high-tech dryer with all the bells and whistles, this is a great choice. We’re impressed by its quality design, large capacity, practical functions and more importantly, performance.

Designed for heavy loads and items like, king-sized bedding and sheets, the LG DLEX3700W efficiently dries in half the time. With plenty of cycles and settings to choose from, the TurboSteam feature ensures there are no wrinkles or odors left in fabrics. Saving you time to do fewer loads and energy – and importantly, ironing chores! If you’re in a hurry or only have a few items to dry, the Speed Cycle delivers great results in just 15 minutes.

In fairness, there are probably more features and settings than you’ll ever use, so this may not be ideal for small households. However, this model is more suitable for large or busy households who would certainly benefit from all the practical features.

To complement your dryer, we also review and rate the best front load washers, while those on a bit more of a budget might prefer our guide to the best top load washers