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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
  • ENERGY STAR® Qualified

Laundry At the Speed of Life

LG's enhanced TurboWash® technology. Powerful high-pressure nozzles save 20 minutes per load, cutting wash time by half—without shortcutting cleaning performance, even on larger loads. That's not just laundry done fast—it's laundry at the speed of life.

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 5.0 cu. ft.
Design Look Rear Control
Intelligent Electronic Controls with Dual LED Display Yes
Dial-A-Cycle™ Yes
Touch Buttons Yes
ENERGY STAR® Qualified Yes
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
TurboWash™ Yes
SmartRinse™ Jet Spray System Yes
ColdWash™ Option Yes
SenseClean™ System Yes
WaveForce™ Yes
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 Type Direct Drive Motor
Motor Speed Variable
Max RPM 1,100
Axis Vertical
NeveRust™ Stainless Steel Drum Yes
Cabinet PCM
Control Panel Plastic
Top Cover Painted
Diamond Glass Lid Transparent
Available Colors White (W)
Ratings CSA Listed
Electrical Requirements 120V, 10 Amps
Type Electric
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
Limited Warranty 1 Year Parts and Labor, 10 Years Motor, Lifetime on Drum
UPC 048231 013574

What People Are Saying

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Clothes are so clean, soft and fresh! Our washer broke so we decided on this one. We could not be happier with our decision. It's simple enough for our kids to use yet has the features we need for any and every laundry need we have. We LOVE the open tub feature making it possible to wash pillows and blankets with ease. The balancing is awesome! The customization options are great! Thank you LG.....Life Is Good in the washing department.
Date published: 2016-03-20
Date published: 2016-02-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I like the tunes , look's & cleaning!! My husband bought this washer for me , but actually it was for him after my surgery. He loves it , this washer give him no problems!!
Date published: 2016-02-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Buy ! I bought this washer to replace one lost in house fire. Great the options for washing different clothing items. Best of all, cleans as it should.
Date published: 2016-02-05
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Disappointed Purchased both washer & matching dryer 6/15. I guess I am from the old school where water matters and this machine does not supply enough water to clean the clothes without adding by the bucket. Anything with arms or legs gets tied in knots and everything else knotted together. Items like sheets or robes forms a huge bubble over the rest of the load. too much "electronics, efficiency " and shimmy shimmy shake and not enough common sense. With the dryer settings appropriate for the type if items to be dried does not dry the clothes without 2 cycles which defeats the purpose of efficiency .
Date published: 2016-02-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from amazing My wife can get laundry done once a week in one load for our kids now instead of twice a week, and the different cycles make it very easy for me to use as well.
Date published: 2016-01-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome product! It's a nice system and high energy efficient. I never enjoyed watching the washer machine washed clothes before but this one. Because I can see its action from the glass top. Awesome!
Date published: 2015-12-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Modle on the market This model has any features you could think of. It literally does just about everything. If I had to give it a con it would be that it's not a combo unit (washer/dryer combo).
Date published: 2015-12-08
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How do you change the signal to a different tune? 

Asked by: CDmp
We appreciate your interest in this washing machine and its features. This model has not been designed with multiple alert signals available.
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2016-04-21

Which dispenser to add Clorox2?

Asked by: Georgia1
We appreciate your interest in this washing machine. Bleach should be added to the BLEACH DISPENSER, located at the front left corner of the cabinet, as shown in the diagram on page 7 of your owner’s manual.
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2016-03-07

What happens to the washer if detergent was poured in the bleach despenser? How can I clean it?

Asked by: Gigi12
We appreciate your interest in this washing machine and its operations. It is recommended to run a TUB CLEAN cycle, without adding any more additives. This should allow for the dispenser cups to be rinsed of any extra detergent. Once the cycle is complete, it would then be suggested to remove the dispenser cups and wash them in HOT water. This should help the matter. If this does not resolve the situation, please contact our Customer Interactive Center at 800-243-0000.
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2016-03-01

Is it normal for my brand-new washer to shake when it is on spin cycle. The whole unit moves and shakes. 

Asked by: Staceydp1
There are instances when the ENERGY STAR® Qualified LG 5.0 cu.ft. MEGA Capacity TurboWash® Washer, Model # WT5480CW will shake during the spin cycle. Because the tub spins at a very high speeds, to minimize vibration, noise and unwanted movement, the washer must be installed on a level, solid floor. The washer has 4 leveling feet that when properly leveled should all be resting solidly on the floor. Try rocking the washer from corner to corner to make sure that it is resting solidly on the floor. You can also open the lid and look into the tub. If the tub is centered within the washer, the plastic guard will not show any exposure. IF it does, that would indicate that the washer is not properly leveled and will need to be adjusted to center the tub properly. The leveling feet are just for adjusting and should not be raised unnecessarily as that will also cause abnormal vibrations of the machine...^IFV
Answered by: LGJoel
Date published: 2016-02-24

On the cotton/normal cycle I choose hot water & it does not give hot water for the wash cycle. Why not?

Asked by: TaCU
We regret the trouble you have experienced with this washing machine. If the HOT wash cycle is not providing Hot Water, then it is likely that the water lines were reversed at the time of installation. This can also be tested by running a COLD cycle to see if it runs hot. If this does not resolve the matter, then the unit may require service. To make service arrangements, you may either contact our Customer Interactive Center at 800-243-0000, or you can check our Repair Provider Lookup on our website, at
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2016-01-22

The washer and dryer both turn off after completing one load of laundry. Is it possible to program so that the machines don't turn off after each load?

Asked by: addieq
The ENERGY STAR® Qualified LG 5.0 cu.ft. MEGA Capacity TurboWash® Washer, Model # WT5480CW and it's matching dryer stop after completing a load so that you have time to take out the completed load, get it into the dryer and then put the next load in and set the optional settings for the next load then wash it. They can only do one load at a time and cannot be programmed to stay on after each load, but the washer does have a CUSTOM PGM button that allows you to recall the settings for a previously saved program. You can only save one program at a time so that feature can be advantageous if you're looking to use the same settings for the next load...^IFV
Answered by: LGJoel
Date published: 2015-09-23

How do I wash bed pillows in the WT5680CW

Asked by: stevetrue
While it is possible to run a pillow through these devices, it is critical to be certain that the load is evenly distributed to prevent off-balance operations. Check the Fabric Care label for the best cleaning method.
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2015-09-14

Does this model have an "Add Garmet" option?

Home Depot's website says yes, but Lowes's site says no.
Asked by: SKeith2011
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!
Answered by: Donna15
Date published: 2015-07-28
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