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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 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 (White)
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 Awesome washer I bought this two months ago. It is the best washer I've ever owned. Large quiet and washes my clothes very well
Date published: 2015-09-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it!!! We were limited to the size of the washer and dryer because of a small laundry room with a door that opened to the garage and the depth of the area it would fit in. I couldn't do lots of research because of the size limitations, not a lot of choices were available. But I have to say, this washer has surpassed my expectations! I love it, and I love the clear lid. Silly, but I do. It works great and even the bulkiest bedding gets clean. I chose LG because I understand it's a great product. I'm not disappointed!
Date published: 2015-09-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Product is Great! This is a wonderful washer, works even better than expected has loots of features love IT!
Date published: 2015-08-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great washer works great, easy to use, so quiet, highly recommend.
Date published: 2015-08-29
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Does not rinse well nice machine, but these new high efficiency washers don't fully submerge the clothes and the water never goes through a strainer to remove any debris like the old style washers. The result is that you get a lot of lint and other debris that never gets rinsed away.
Date published: 2015-08-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from New to LG We're new to LG products, but so far we are really glad we chose an LG appliance. Based on consumer's reports, JD Power, and the general style of the appliances, we selected LG.
Date published: 2015-08-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2015-08-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This product has great features I absolutely love this product. Laundry is no longer a chore. It is so easy to use.
Date published: 2015-08-21
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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

The soap dispenser stays full of water and I have to empty it to fill with soap. is this normal?

Asked by: KellyJo
yes but i just let the water run out as i fill it with soap, no problem
Answered by: lizardtail
Date published: 2015-07-22

Agitator or Impeller

Lowe's website says this machine has an agitator, not an impeller. Is that true?
Asked by: 8392
no, it has an impeller
Answered by: lizardtail
Date published: 2015-07-22

Is the Oxi-Sanitation cycle on this model NSF certified?

Asked by: EH312
no it is not NSF cerified
Answered by: lizardtail
Date published: 2015-07-22

Re: Water inlet hoses

My manual states that the warranty will not be honored if other than LG hoses are used. I have braided metal hoses on my current washer. Is it not possible to use these with my new LG top-loader(WT5480CW)? Thank you.
Asked by: docplaster
When we had ours installed, using LG hoses was not even an option. They used the same braided type metal hoses and I am fine with them. Basically, LG does not want to be liable for any property damage from a leaking hose, but will stand behind their hoses. It doesn't mean you have to use them. I am not worried about them leaking, but will keep an eye on them from time to time to make sure they are performing well.
Answered by: CaptainSafety
Date published: 2015-07-15

Is the LG 5.2 mega capacity top load washer HE. It does not state it is.

I am interested in this washer but not in HE washers. Is this washer HE or not? Thanks, Liz
Asked by: elizabeths
Yes, I just got one and it is HE.
Answered by: Kate123
Date published: 2015-05-11
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