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5.0 cu.ft. MEGA Capacity TurboWash® Washer

  • WT5480CW

  • White

Key Features

  • 5.0 cu. ft. Mega Capacity with NeveRust™ Stainless Steel Drum
  • Direct Drive Motor with 10-Year Limited Warranty
  • Electronic Control Panel with LED Display and Dial-A-Cycle™
  • TurboWash® Technology

Laundry At the Speed of Life

Soccer practice. Groceries. Dinner. Dishes. Shouldn't your laundry move as fast as you? Now it can, with LG's enhanced TurboWash® technology. Powerful high-pressure nozzles save 30 minutes per load, cutting wash time by half—without shortcutting cleaning performance, even on larger loads. Innovation that keeps up with your family calendar? That's not just laundry done fast—it's laundry at the speed of life.

*Compared to an LG top load washer without TurboWash. Based on AHAM-HLW-1-2010 test protocol. Cotton / Normal or comparable cycle at default settings, 8 lb. loads. Excludes quick wash or comparable cycles intended for small, lightly soiled loads only.

Count on it

When you buy a washer, you want something reliable that you can count on. Because the Direct Drive Motor uses fewer moving parts and operates more efficiently, LG confidently backs the motor with a 10-year limited warranty.

All the right moves

All the right moves

Get your clothes clean and experience a smarter way to wash with our innovative 6Motion™ technology. Each wash cycle combines up to 6 different wash motions to provide a revolutionary cleaning experience.

Catch the wave

If you thought water had done all it could to clean your clothes, you haven't experienced WaveForce™ technology. Rapid drum movement and powerful water jets provide a revolutionary washing and rinsing experience.

Save money. Save energy.

Save money. Save energy.

When your washer uses about 30% less energy and half the amount of water used by regular washers, you’re going to make an impact—on your utility bills, your energy and water consumption, and most importantly, the environment.

CAPACITY
Capacity 5.0 cu. ft.
APPEARANCE
Design Look Rear Control
Intelligent Electronic Controls with Dual LED Display Yes
Dial-A-Cycle™ Yes
Touch Buttons Yes
ENERGY
ENERGY STAR® Qualified Yes
WASH PROGRAMS
No. of Programs 12
Wash Programs Cotton/Normal, Bulky/Bedding, Perm. Press/Casual, Speed Wash, Heavy Duty B rightWhites™, Power Cleanse, Wool, Towels, Oxi-Sanitize, Delicates, Tub Clean
No. of Options 13
Options TurboWash™, Rinse+Spin, Spin Only, StainCare™, Soak, ColdWash™, Extra Rinse, Fabric Softener, Delay Wash, Child Lock, Custom Program, Signal On/Off, Water Plus
No. of Wash/Rinse Temps Hot, Warm, Semi Warm, Cold, Tap Cold (All Cold Rinses)
Spin Speeds Extra High (1,100 max.), High, Medium, Low, No Spin
No. of Water Levels Automatically adjusts to the size of load
No. of Soil Levels 3
FABRIC CARE FEATURES
TurboWash™ Yes
SmartRinse™ Jet Spray System Yes
ColdWash™ Option Yes
SenseClean™ System Yes
WaveForce™ Yes
CONVENIENCE FEATURES
2+1 Dispenser Main Wash, Fabric Softener + Liquid Bleach
TrueBalance™ Anti-Vibration System Yes
SmartDiagnosis™ Yes
LoadSense Yes
Status Indicator(s) Yes
End of Cycle Signal Yes
Child Lock Yes
Auto Suds Removal Yes
Forced Drain System Yes
LoDecibel™ Quiet Operation Yes
Leveling Legs 4 Adjustable Legs
MOTOR AND AGITATOR
Motor Type Direct Drive Motor
Motor Speed Variable
Max RPM 1,100
Axis Vertical
MATERIALS AND FINISHES
NeveRust™ Stainless Steel Drum Yes
Cabinet PCM
Control Panel Plastic
Top Cover Painted
Diamond Glass Lid Transparent (White)
Available Colors White (W)
POWER SOURCE
Ratings CSA Listed
Electrical Requirements 120V, 10 Amps
Type Electric
DIMENSIONS
Product (WxHxD) 27" x 45 3/8" x 28 3/8" (55 3/4" H with lid open)
Carton (WxHxD) 29 1/2" x 48" x 31 1/4"
Weight (Product/Carton) 146 lbs/168 lbs
WARRANTY
Limited Warranty 1 Year Parts and Labor, 10 Years Motor, Lifetime on Drum
UPC 048231 013574

What People Are Saying

Rated 4.7 out of 5 by 91 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by I love all the features this product has This machine is excellent in my opinion. It's very quiet and it cleans very well. I love how you are able to select and customize the wash cycle based on what you're washing. I would definitely recommend this to others. The clothes come out fairly dry and not as damp as my previous washing machine. I plan on buying the matching dryer relatively soon. August 23, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by This product has great features I absolutely love this product. Laundry is no longer a chore. It is so easy to use. August 21, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 excellent product this is an excellent washing machine, I have had it for a month and have had no issues. August 20, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by great features Love the large load capacity. Able to wash bulky items with no problems. Quiet too. highly recommend it. August 12, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by I haven't owned it long but I have no complaints. I enjoy the ease in using. I thought it would be complicated with all the available settings but it is just the opposite, very user friendly. I actually enjoy doing my laundry more now. I also like that I don't have to worry about the load size because of the automatic measuring the machine does on each load. Finding the HE type laundry products is a breeze, too. I just had never noticed the distinction because I wasn't looking for it. Happy I made the purchase. August 1, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by This is the best washer I have had in 40 years! We replaced our 6 year old Cabrio washer with the LG Top Loader 5.0 Megawasher, WT5480CW in May of this year, 2015. I had researched thoroughly prior to purchasing this beautiful machine from Best Buy, and this is the most wonderful washer I have ever owned! It is amazingly quiet, cleans everything safely and thoroughly, and I love the little tune at the end of the cycle. It is so simple to operate, has many cycle choices, and has a HUGE tub to wash the biggest loads I have--like comforters and pillows--without any damage as I had encountered with previous machines! We are sold on LG appliances, and will be replacing all of ours with LG as we find the old ones give out! Although our Cabrio dryer still works fine, I am going to save up to replace it with the LG dryer to match the washer by the end of this year, so we can have the matching set! I can't wait!!! July 27, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Early Review Bought this new from Sears at a very good price. Liked the features and the perceived build quality. We've had the washer/dryer for 1 month and it is working as expected. Only concern is that the 'soft-close' top is no longer as soft as it once was. Not sure if there is a way to tweak that. July 27, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by LG Top Loader 5.0 Mega Washer- WT5480CW I find this to be a great machine which handle small to Ex-large loads with no problems. The washer handles comforter and clothes and cleans them very well July 21, 2015
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I am interested in this washer but not in HE washers. Is this washer HE or not?
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Yes, I just got one and it is HE.
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Yes, it is HE. I was skeptical about an HE, too, but thus far it has worked well and washed my clothes as well as the non-HE.
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Yes is is HE
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Yes
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Yes, it's an HE washer.
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Yes
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Yes its a HE washer but most detergents out on the market already come in HE.
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Home Depot's website says yes, but Lowes's site says no.
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I frequently add a garment by touching the pause button, adding the garment, and retouching it, and have had no problems whatsoever! only during the filling and washing cycle though!
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yes
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There is an Add Garment option. It will illuminate near the beginning of the wash cycle to indicate when it is safe to add items to the load. You press the Start/Pause button to add items and press again to resume. They do note that it is not recommended to add garments unless the light is illuminated, as this could result in poor performance.
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Yes. I can add garments by pausing the cycle.
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yes I can pause it and add a few things
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Can I use laundry pods in this machine?

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I use the laundry pods in mine Just toss them in with the clothes i don't use the auto dispense thing.
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I do and I have not had any problems as long as they are marked HE.
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yes./ I use them all the time.
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We appreciate your interest in this washing machine. The dispenser tray is located on the upper left-hand corner of the washer cabinet. This tray provides locations for detergent, liquid chlorine bleach, liquid fabric softener, and a separate pre-wash detergent cup. We do not recommend the use of Pods, or packaged detergents. A copy of the owner’s manual can be downloaded from our website at http://www.lg.com/us/support-produc....
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I need to know how long this machine will take to wash a load of towels , a load of flannel sheets and a load of delicate?
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About 1 hour and 27 minutes for the towels with an extra rinse load. Sheets about an hour and the delicate cycle is 55 minutes.
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Approximately 56 minutes to 1 hour. That is what the time says but I hear the buzzer go off before that time is up. Sorry I don't have an exact time but it is quick.
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about 55 minutes
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I am being told that you cannot put clothes above the low profile agitator/spray jets in an HE top load washer. That means you could probably only get 3-4 pairs of pants in at most - what is the point of the large capcity drum if you cannot load it to 3/4 full? Please clarify the level to which these HE top load washers can be filled with laundry.
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We have no problem washing that many pairs of jeans (pants) without the tub coming close to being full. The water seems to jet out very high so this does not seem to be a problem.
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there is no agitator. so i don't know what you mean. but it can be filled to 3/4 full.
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I have put 10 towels in one load and 3 king size sheets with a mattress pad in another load and they fit fine and are clean.
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