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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 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
Rated 4 out of 5 by from big washer I bought the older model of this washer 5 years ago with the dryer. I'm glad I bought the extended warranty. I had to have the clutch replaced after I only had the product for a couple of years. Then about a year later it broke again. They couldn't repair it because the part was no longer available so the insurance I had sent me a check to replace it with the newer model. I wouldn't have bought the same product but the washer and dryer are in my kitchen and I wanted them to match. I've only had the new washer for about 3 months. So far so good. The only issues I have are how long it takes to wash a load (most loads are 1 hour or more), and when you clean it once a month it runs for (2 1/2 hours).
Date published: 2016-02-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Features Have had this now for almost a year now, & i love it.
Date published: 2016-01-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from THE BEST the very best I bought this in sept of 2015, needed the largest because I care for dogs, and they live with me for the time they are here, one dog at a time, so when the dog leaves , I wash all my bedding comforters blankets, toys, covers etc. to get ready for the new dog, that is a lot of washing, and it works so well, I feel like there is a maid doing my wash, you forget about it with one load.
Date published: 2016-01-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lots of room This washer has enough room to was your king size bedding without having to leave the house.
Date published: 2015-12-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great machine This is my first time owning such a fancy washing machine. All the features are great. And the steam function is awesome. I look forward to many years of use with this machine.
Date published: 2015-12-30
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Doesn't Get Clothes Clean We have owned this washer for just under nine months now. I did my research before purchasing it and thought I was buying a good product. It has lots of nice whistles and bells, but it doesn't get clothes clean.....and yes, we do use the proper detergent and we do follow the manufacturers instructions for operating the washer. We purchased all new appliances (including this washer) for our new home. We bought the matching dryer and are 100% satisfied with it. We bought an LG 29 cubic ft, French door refrigerator and are 100% satisfied with it. This washer; however, does not come close to meeting our expectations. It looks great and has lots of nice features, but bottom line, it just will not get your cloths clean.
Date published: 2015-12-25
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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: 2016-01-19

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

Can you please let me know how many gallons of water the washer uses per cycle mode.  I have had the washer for 3 months and drained my boared well three times.  Does this washer use more water then the comparable smaller LG version?   Thanks.

Asked by: woa26927
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: 2015-12-31

We wanted to use the Spin Cycle only but it poured water until it was full and started to wash our laundry. It took 12 minutes for everything. Is it suppose to put water and wash it? After that cycle, it started all over again. Is that normal?  

Asked by: Bbyn1208
We regret the trouble you have experienced with this washing machine. If a SPIN cycle is the only thing desired, then the DRAIN & SPIN should be activated. Otherwise, an entire cycle will be run.
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2015-12-31

I have a loud revving noise at the spin cycle for a short period of time!  It was installed by a plumber so I am not sure what was done prior to it being hook up.  I also can see styrofoam under the washer so I do t know if he took all of the packaging oF

Asked by: Andy263
We regret the trouble you have experienced with this washing machine. There should be no packing materials under the washer while the unit is in operation. This could cause improper operations. It can also potentially cause damage to the washer itself.
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2015-12-24

I just purchased this washer but it has not been delivered yet.  I read a review that said the customer paused the machine so the clothes could soak but it drained after 5 minutes.  Is there a soak option?

Asked by: Agc123
We appreciate your interest in this washing machine. This model has been designed with a SOAK function. The PAUSE is designed to hold for a matter of minutes before draining the tub. The SOAK function is designed to provide a 30 minute soak. This item is accessed by pressing the SPECIAL USE button until the SOAK indicator is lit.
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2015-11-30
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