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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
AddPause Laundry

Forget Something? No Problem.

This LG Washer has a built-in pause button that lets you pause your wash after it starts and drop in a stray piece of clothing

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.

Design Style Top Loader
Control Panel Design Rear Control
TurboWash™ Yes
Energy Star Qualified Yes
Capacity (cu.ft.) 5.0 cu. ft.
Dimensions (WxHxD) 27" x 45 3/8" x 28 3/8" (55 3/4" H with lid open)
Available Colors White (W)
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 This is an awesome power house I have had this washer about 2 months now and it's amazing. My loads are always clean and with such a little amount of water....completely happy!
Date published: 2016-08-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Machine I have had this for about two months now and so far am very happy.
Date published: 2016-08-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Look Beautiful and easy to use
Date published: 2016-08-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from LG Washer 5.0 Love my LG, bought one a year ago for another home and just would not have any other prodcut, only little thing is the digital display doesn't seem to display complete
Date published: 2016-08-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very Quite Purchase two weeks ago and just love how quite it is. I have to listen carefully for my stop signals.
Date published: 2016-08-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great, until now. Good washer, but it's now powering itself on and off for no reason. Calling the repair service today.
Date published: 2016-08-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So far so great! It has been a month since we installed this washer and we have been very happy with it. Clothes are coming out clean, it's nearly silent while it runs, and it is a vast improvement over our old 1996 agitator in general.
Date published: 2016-07-31
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Washing Machine After encountering an initial problem with a recurring error code that did not seem to be related to anything in particular, the machine has performed flawlessly. We really like the feature of being able to have the status of the machine transmitted via smart phone so customer service reps can help diagnose problems and suggest solutions.
Date published: 2016-07-11
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The start up and ending tune is not there anymore. How do we get the tune back?

Asked by: LoadMo
The washing machine plays a melody when the wash cycle has finished. The volume of the melody is adjusted using the SIGNAL button. Press the button repeatedly to adjust the volume of the melody. When no signal is heard, the signal is off. The volume settings are LOW – HIGH – OFF. The signal volume can be adjusted at any time as long as the washer is activated. This information is available on page 26 of your owner’s manual.
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2016-08-15

Is there a cycle that uses more water than other cycles. 

Asked by: Kim Bice
Thank you for your interest in this washing machine. Pages 20-26 of the owner's manual gives a complete run down of the cycles and modifiers available for this unit. The Power Cleanse cycle can be selected for high rinse efficiency through increased use of water. Also, the Water Plus option, available on certain cycles adds more water to the load.
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2016-06-05

What is the Serial Number?

Asked by: Amelia1104
Every Consumer Electronic product, Home Appliance, Cell Phone etc., can be identified by its' own unique number known as it's serial number. Technically, a "serial code is a unique identifier assigned incrementally or sequentially to an item. It is also called a serial number, although it may be a character string that includes letters and other typographical symbols, not just numerical digits." There are many ENERGY STAR® Qualified LG 5.0 cu.ft. MEGA Capacity TurboWash® Washers with the Model # WT5480CW, but each one can be identified by its' own unique serial number which can be found stamped on its' nameplate...^IFV
Answered by: LGJoel
Date published: 2016-05-25

Does the WT5480C connect to a smartphone using the lg smart laundry program. If so how.

Asked by: ParmerC
We appreciate your interest in this washing machine. This model was not designed with a Smart Laundry Program. The Smart Diagnosis System communicates to LG through a Smart Phone, according to the information on page 30. For additional information, please contact our Customer Interactive Center at 800-243-0000.
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2016-05-23

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
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