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Should You Buy an LG Tumble Dryer?

Updated 13 February 2021
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should you buy an LG Tumble Dryer?

LG is well known for its TVs, PC monitors, soundbars and washing machines.

If you are thinking about buying an LG tumble dryer then our handy guide provides you with all the key info at a glance. Our objective, impartial comparison of tumble dryer brands is compiled by analysing over 19,000 user and expert reviews and 40+ awards from hundreds of different review sites on over 1,900 tumble dryers.

LG are recognised for their good selection of mid-range and moderately popular tumble dryers. Their tumble dryers start at $867 for the DLE1501W which has a noise level of 45dB, a drum capacity of 10.1kg and is a vented tumble dryer and go up to $2,089 for the DLGX9001V which has a noise level of 48dB, a drum capacity of 3.6kg and is a steam tumble dryer. The average price of a new LG tumble dryer is $1,304.

LG are recognised for their good selection of mid-range and moderately popular tumble dryers.

Is LG the Best Tumble Dryer Brand?

So are LG tumble dryers any good? We give every tumble dryer a Kagoo Score by analysing its specs, reviews and prices and comparing this to its competitors. By aggregating this data across all tumble dryers we are able to impartially rank all the tumble dryer brands.

LG is ranked the No. 1 best tumble dryer brand.

Our detailed analysis taking into account all of the above factors found that LG is the actually best tumble dryer brand out there.

South Korea
504 reviews
South Korea
815 reviews
0 reviews
United States
17 reviews

Let's look at how LG tumble dryers compare to the other tumble dryer brands across each of the key facets that make up the Kagoo Score.

Reviews Value for Money Features Popularity Selection Running Costs
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LG Tumble Dryers

There's a wide selection of LG tumble dryers available compared to other tumble dryer brands, with 7 LG tumble dryers currently on the market in the US. At an average purchase price of $1,304, LG tumble dryers also tend to be more expensive than most other tumble dryer brands however they are still a popular choice with consumers.

The average review score for a LG tumble dryer is 76%.

LG have better reviews than the typical tumble dryer brand, with the average rating of a LG tumble dryer being 76%.

When it comes to energy efficiency the average annual running cost of LG tumble dryer is $59 (based on a person typically doing 5 tumble dries per week), which makes them less efficient than most other tumble dryer brands.

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Price Distribution of All Tumble Dryers
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Price Distribution of LG Tumble Dryers

What Do the LG Tumble Dryer Reviews Say?

We've added up all the reviews for every LG tumble dryer to work out the average distribution of reviews for LG and then compared this to the other tumble dryer brands.

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LG has a lower proportion of 4 and 5 star user reviews for its tumble dryers than most other brands.

Over 92% of user reviews for LG tumble dryers are 4 stars or higher. This compares to 94% across all tumble dryer brands.

How Many Industry Awards Have LG Tumble Dryers Received?

After checking thousands of expert review websites we couldn't find any industry awards for LG tumble dryers. The table below shows the number of awards received by the most popular tumble dryer brands. The largest number of awards provided by each review source is highlighted in green.

Number of Awards AEG Blomberg Samsung Whirlpool White Knight
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How Reliable Are LG Tumble Dryers?

We checked over 19,000 reviews to find comments about the reliability of LG tumble dryers. over 100 of these reviews mention reliability of which 98% were positive. Therefore the vast majority of LG tumble dryer owners and reviewers thought the product was reliable.

98% of reviewers think LG tumble dryers are reliable.

So, most people think that LG tumble dryers are good quality. Now let's take a look at some of the reviews for LG tumble dryers that mention reliability:


well made
Excellent Build Quality
love the build quality
with this appliance you get excellent build quality


Poor Build Quality
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