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

  • WT5680HWA

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Key Features

  • Mega Capacity
  • TurboWash™ Technology
  • Steam Technology
  • SmartDiagnosis™
  • 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.

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 014144

What People Are Saying

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great machine!! Typical LG quality, 11 out of 10. Fantastic washer.
Date published: 2015-11-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Washing Machine We purchased this washing machine to replace an older agitator model that was leaking.. This washing machine performs flawlessly. The clothes come out cleaner than with the agitator model. We were worried that the newer machines using less water would be a problem. How wrong we were!!! Do not hesitate to buy this if you need a new washing machine that handles all size loads including very large loads. The only small issue we have found is that if you don't open the top completely when loading and unloading it can fall down on you. After a this happening a few times one should not forget to completely open the top, a very easy thing to do.
Date published: 2015-11-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from lots of features and quiet When my old washer started leaking again I decided no more repairs. It was time to replace it. I have not used all the cycles yet but gets the clothes clean and cycles take less time. I definitely wanted a quiet washer since it is centrally located in the house. Now tv programs are not drowned out.
Date published: 2015-11-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Awesome washer but small problem Had this washer for 6 weeks and already had a serviceman out once for leaking water underneath. They replaced a part and the washer is still leaking water . I submitted a request for service again through LG. Hopefully they can get this issue repaired and if not, I am going to ask for a new machine.
Date published: 2015-11-05
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not good for heavy loads I am so frustrated with this washer. It always gets stuck on heavy loads
Date published: 2015-10-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this washer! Got to have it!! I bought my washer in July 2015. I was very particular on not wanting the traditional white yet I didn't want to spend a lot of money. Well, despite the price, I convinced myself that my clothes were worth the investment and I'm sooo glad that I did! The washer is smooth, very quiet, the tub is very roomy and I love how it cleans! I especially love all the different settings but bulky bedding and sportswear are my favorites. I also love that it doesn't have that agitator, I use to hate having to untangle my clothes afterwards. If you want a smarter washer this is it.
Date published: 2015-10-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent washer. This washer performs better than I ever expected. The spin cycle pulls all of the water out, reducing the time required for the dryer. Overall a very good product for the money.
Date published: 2015-10-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this washer Purchased this in August 2015 I find that the washer is very easy to use. I use the Allergine cycle for my bedsheets. I use the heavy duty cycle for my husband's "roofing" contractor clothes. I haven't had an opportunity to wash any bulky items yet but I am looking forward to using that cycle
Date published: 2015-10-17
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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: 2015-10-29

How works the tub clean cycle? Do I have to use a special soap for these? Or just let it run? How frequently do I have to do the tub clean?

Asked by: Mafe
The owner's manual for the LG 5.0 cu.ft. MEGA Capacity TurboWash™ Washer with Steam, Model # WT5680HVA recommends that the Tub Clean cycle should be run once a month or more often under heavy use conditions or if smell mildewy or musty smells in the tub. You can fill the bleach compartment with liquid bleach up to the MAX line and run the TUB cycle to remove detergent or fabric softener residue that has built up in the tub that causes the mildewy and musty smells. Other TUB cleaning products are available through home improvement retailers or supermarkets and you should follow the manufacturer's instructions on their use. You can find detailed and explicit instructions for how to use the TUB Clean cycle on page 28 of your owner's manual for this unit...^IFV
Answered by: LGJoel
Date published: 2015-10-16

How do I keep fabric softner from going straight into load when water is going in at start of load 

Asked by: Timlfields
The fabric softener is not designed to dispense immediately. This dispenser cup should not be activated until near the rinse cycle. If this is not the case, 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: 2015-10-07

We cleaned hose filters and when we started the washer machine showed CL in the screen... This code do not  appear in the guide... What we can do? We bought this machine in US WT5680HVA

Asked by: salvador65
We regret the trouble you have experienced with this washing machine. The CL code generally denotes the activation of the CHILD LOCK feature. Information about this function can be found on page 26 of the owner’s manual. Press and hold the WATER PLUS button for 5 seconds to deactivate this feature.
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2015-10-14

Just purchased new set. Are there any first time instructions for running it? Can I just go for it or do I run it on a special empty cycle for the first time? Thanks

Asked by: new set
Congratulations on the purchase of your new ENERGY STAR® Qualified LG 5.0 cu.ft. MEGA Capacity TurboWash™ Washer with Steam, Model # WT5680HVA. Thank you for buying an LG! Make sure that you remove the shipping bolts before you run the unit. Although there aren't any "first time instructions for running it" we do advise that you look through the manual just to familiarize your self with the units' operations and features...^IFV
Answered by: LGJoel
Date published: 2015-11-12

Can you use liquid detergent and oxy clean powder on same load? If so, where do you put the oxy clean?

Asked by: Ninjanetta
The best advice on the use of OxiClean with other laundry products would be from the manufacturer, however, having said that, OxiClean is a stain remover that is designed to be used in conjuction with detergents. Powdered bleach and those types of product, including OxiClean cannot be put in the dispenser and have to be put directly into the tub at the beginning of the wash cycle in the 5.0 cu.ft. MEGA Capacity TurboWash™ Washer with Steam, Model # WT5680HVA...^IFV
Answered by: LGJoel
Date published: 2015-09-17


Does this washer or any LG washer have a hand wash cycle?
Asked by: Stephen911
On the LG 5.0 cu.ft. MEGA Capacity TurboWash™ Washer with Steam, Model # WT5680HVA, the Delicates cycle is used for washing lingerie and sheer or lacy clothes that can be easily damaged or need handwashing...^IFV
Answered by: LGJoel
Date published: 2015-09-06

Why is washer leaving lots of lint on items?

I washed a handmade quilt on Delicates cycle. I washed it by itself. I did not wash it on the Bulky/Bedding cycle because it has to be handled gently. When it was done, the quilt had lots of lint on top of it. There was no lint on the part that was at the bottom of the washer, only on the top surface. LOTS OF LINT. I just bought this washer about 2 weeks ago. It's the most expensive, advanced washer I have ever owned, but I have never in my life had a problem with lint before! Please advise.
Asked by: opossumtrax
Hello opossumtrax. Lint issues with the LG 5.0 cu.ft. MEGA Capacity TurboWash™ Washer with Steam, Model # WT5680HWA are very rarely the result of a problem with the washer itself. If you are washing items that are new in your unit, it is normal for them to produce lint the first few times they are washed...^IFV
Answered by: LGJoel
Date published: 2015-09-07
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