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5.0 cu.ft. MEGA Capacity TurboWash™ Washer with Steam

  • WT5680HVA

  • Graphite Steel

Key Features

  • Mega Capacity
  • TurboWash™ Technology
  • Steam Technology
  • SmartDiagnosis™
  • ENERGY STAR® Qualified

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.

Experience Steam Cleaning

There's no clean like a steam clean. Our Steam™ technology gently but powerfully penetrates fabrics to virtually eliminate dirt, odors and wrinkles.

Get wise

Get wise

If you ever experience an issue with your LG dryer, you don't have to worry. The SmartDiagnosis™ feature helps the service center diagnose problems over the phone, or with a simple app on your smart phone, helping you minimize costly, inconvenient service calls.

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.

Measure First

You found the LG washer that fits your lifestyle- now make sure it fits in your space. These LG models are larger than typical washers, measure to ensure your purchase can be successfully delivered and installed.

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 14
Wash Programs Cotton/Normal, Bulky/Bedding, Perm. Press/Casual, Speed Wash, Heavy Duty BrightWhites™, Power Cleanse, Wool, Towels, Allergiene™, Sports Wear, Sanitary, Delicates, Tub Clean
No. of Options 14
Options TurboWash™, Steam, 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 Extra Hot, Hot, 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
Steam Technology Yes
SmartRinse™ Jet Spray System Yes
ColdWash™ Option Yes
Allergiene™ Cycle Yes
Sanitary Cycle 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
Internal Water Heater 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), Dark Gray Tint (Graphite Steel)
Available Colors White (W), Graphite Steel (V)
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
Parts & Labor 1 Year Parts and Labor
Motor 10 Years
Drum Lifetime
UPC 048231 013505

What People Are Saying

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Really big capacity Bought a month ago, very quiet and all kinds of neat settings. Replaced 10 year old LG front loader. Love it!
Date published: 2016-05-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome !!! I bought this a little over a week ago I love this machine!!! It is the best purchase I could have made it is so quite and I love the glass top lid that you can see your clothes are getting so clean.
Date published: 2016-04-19
Rated 1 out of 5 by from does not clean clothes Not only does simple toothpaste on PJ's not get clean but some t-shirts come out with water marks they did have when went in.
Date published: 2016-04-05
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Started Leaking in less than 2 yrs. I bought this wash in 2014, its been good, not great. Right now, problem is that when I wash a load of clothes, the washer leaks and leaves a pool of water on the floor under it. Other irritations are the out of balance problems, which cause it to start the cycle over and over, until you stop it and manually move things around. Also irritating that on some cycles you can't set water to hot. Not sure why they would limit customizations to any given wash cycle.
Date published: 2016-04-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Washer!!! First time owning an HE washer. Amazing product, saves money on detergents, clothes seem cleaner and last longer!!!
Date published: 2016-04-02
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Control panel should have lasted longer I bought this washer a year and a half ago (8-14-14 and was happy with it. Then, about 3 month ago I noticed there had been a small leak at the rear of the machine and seemed to be off balance. Called the store where I bought it because, fortunately I have a 5 year extended warrantee, and set up an appointment through their service provider. He came out January 14, 2016 and said tub cover and suspension rods were faulty and they had to be ordered. Well, it's taken until March 7th to get all the parts. Some came about a week earlier than that. I had called the repair service provider several times regarding the hold up and kept getting told that the parts "are on backorder". One time I was even told that LG was not manufacturing these individual parts because it was a new machine. Since 2014, I doubt it. I was fortunate I could still use the machine because the leak was intermittent and just a little water. While I'm waiting another two weeks now for the repair service people to come, my machine totally breaks down. I started a load and left the laundry room. Came back and lights on the control panel were flashing and bells were ringing. I couldn't get the machine to turn off so I unplugged it. Plugged it back in, but the same thing - flashing lights and ringing bells. No error code. Got my wet laundry out and called the repair service to add this to the service call. Then I realized I should have gone through the Service Dept. of the store I bought it from. So I called them, they walked me through unplugging the machine, waiting about 5 minutes, plugging back in and the same thing happened. So now it will be about 10 days before repair service can even come out, then they will have to order a part because even though I asked if they could bring a control panel with them I doubt they will. I just hope it doesn't take another 2 months to get this machine fixed. And fix it I will, this time. Can't afford a new one. But I really do think that this machine should have lasted longer than a year and a half. I've had several brands of machines in the past and none ever needed a repair this soon. You can bet I won't be buying an LG again. Just hope the repair of the washer will last awhile and that the LG dryer doesn't break down next. I thought I had a good, dependable product. Guess not.
Date published: 2016-03-13
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Leaks This is the second washer of the same model. It was exchanged for a another new one due to leaking water and service could not find leak. Well this second new one is doing the same leaking as the first. I will never buy another LG product.
Date published: 2016-02-08
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Before purchasing, be sure it has what you need... No soak option longer than 30 minutes. Very disappointing. ....and why are you f o r c e d to select this "Yes, I'd like to receive a sweepstakes entry for my review! Terms and Conditions can be found at* " to write a review? :/
Date published: 2016-02-02
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My Qwave Top loader leaks from the nozzel assembly after it finishes each load. If I leave clothes in too long I have to respin. Only wash on weekends, so every saturaday there is two-three inches of standing water in tub. Suggestions?

Asked by: Stacey5550
We do apologize for the problem your experiencing. For better assistance addressing this issue please call 800-243-0000.
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2016-05-24

When the motor rotate the tub, it make a high frequency sound at 15 000 hz. Do they all do this anoying noise or it's only mine?

Asked by: KevLar
Our offices, in the United States, do not have product information for Canada. In order to obtain such information, it is recommended to check our subsidiary’s website, at You may also contact our Canada offices at 1-888-542-2623.
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2016-03-10

Why doesn't my washer clean my clothes correctly?  It still has allot of soap residue at end of cycle. I use HE soap and don't put allot.  I feel it doesn't fill up with enough water.  Please help

Asked by: janettebarrera07
We regret the trouble you have experienced with this washing machine. If little detergent is used, and the detergent is labeled as High Efficiency (HE), then it would be recommended to check for SOFT WATER being used. If this is the case, then less detergent should be used. For additional troubleshooting, please contact our Customer Interactive Center at 800-243-0000.
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2016-03-01

Where do you add oxi clean when doing laundry 

Asked by: Monkeycat05
The manufacturer recommends the use of a liquid or powdered High Efficiency (HE) detergent in the appropriate detergent cup in order for the unit to be able to dispense the detergent and other additives at the appropriate time during the wash cycle. It is recommended to only use additives labeled specifically for HE washing machines.
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2016-03-05

When dusting under my washer there is a one inch foam like material that protrudes underneath.  Is this normal?  The dealer installed it.

Asked by: Johnston
We appreciate your interest in this washing machine. It is recommended to check this material. Be certain that it is not the Carton Base/Plastic Tub Support mentioned on page 9 of the owner’s manual. If this is not the case, then please contact our Customer Interactive Center at 800-243-0000.
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2016-02-09

I bought this model last week. I've washed three loads and every time the machine would shake vigorously. Furthermore, it would always make this high-pitch squealing or screeching noise whenever there's a load inside. Yes, the weight distribution is fine.

Asked by: UnhappyCustomer12345
We regret the trouble you have experienced with this washing machine. Check to confirm that the stabilizing base has been removed from under the machine. Also, be certain that the load is evenly distributed in the wash tub. If these do not resolved the matter, then the washer 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: 2016-04-28

What water inlet hoses do I need for WT5680HVA?

Asked by: Tfluty
Do not reuse old hoses. Be certain that these hoses can withstand the water pressure listed in the owner’s manual, between 14.5 to 116 psi. Additional recommendations are found on page 10 of the owner’s manual.
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2016-01-16

Is there a particular he detergent you can recommend?  My clothes don't have a fresh washed scent when removed. They smelled great after washing with my old unit. 

Asked by: Sharp7c
We regret the trouble you have experienced with this washing machine. It is recommended to use detergents formulated for use with High Efficiency (HE) washers, and bearing the HE logo. Fabric softener can be added to the cycle, and will be released at the appropriate time during the cycle.
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2016-01-08
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