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

  • WT5680HWA

  • White

Key Features

  • Mega Capacity
  • TurboWash™ Technology
  • Steam Technology
  • SmartDiagnosis™
  • ENERGY STAR® Qualified
AVAILABLE COLORS:
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.

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.

SUMMARY
Design Style Top Loader
Control Panel Design Rear Control
Capacity (cu.ft.) 5.0 cu. ft.
TurboWash™ Yes
Steam Yes
Energy Star Qualified Yes
Dimensions (WxHxD) 27" x 45 3/8" x 28 3/8" (55 3/4" H with lid open)
Available Colors White (W)
CAPACITY
Capacity 5.0 cu. ft.
APPEARANCE
Design Look Rear Control
Intelligent Electronic Controls with Dual LED Display Yes
Dial-A-Cycle™ Yes
Touch Buttons Yes
ENERGY
ENERGY STAR® Qualified Yes
WASH PROGRAMS
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
FABRIC CARE FEATURES
TurboWash™ Yes
Steam Technology Yes
SmartRinse™ Jet Spray System Yes
ColdWash™ Option Yes
Allergiene™ Cycle Yes
Sanitary Cycle Yes
SenseClean™ System Yes
WaveForce™ Yes
CONVENIENCE FEATURES
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 AND AGITATOR
Motor Type Direct Drive Motor
Motor Speed Variable
Max RPM 1,100
Axis Vertical
MATERIALS AND FINISHES
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)
POWER SOURCE
Ratings CSA Listed
Electrical Requirements 120V, 10 Amps
Type Electric
DIMENSIONS
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
Parts & Labor 1 Year Parts and Labor
Motor 10 Years
Drum Lifetime
UPC CODE
UPC 048231 014144

What People Are Saying

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Washer I purchased this 5680 Washer/Dryer set in graphite for our summer cabin at the lake after buying it for my home a year ago. Was this an extravagant purchase for just our summer home? Yes, yes, yes but since I'm doing bedding every weekend after family and friends leave, it's worth every penny!! This washer is beautiful, very efficient AND simply amaaaazing!! It has doubled my load size and cleans 100% better than my old large capacity Maytag. It wrings out so much extra water that my drying time has been cut in half. The steam/sanitary options works fantastic on all my oversized blankets and comforters too. This Mega-Capacity duo holds double the load size of my old set BUT takes up less space in my laundry room. You will just love the efficiency of this washer - buy it with no regrets!!!!
Date published: 2016-09-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOVE this!! I bought the 5680 Washer and Dryer Set about one year ago. This washer is amaazing!! It has doubled my load size and cleans unbelievably. The steam option cycles get out even set in stains and my whites have never been brighter!!! It also wrings out all excess water so only damp laundry goes into my dryer cutting my drying time in half!! You will just love the efficiency of this washer!!!
Date published: 2016-09-14
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Worst washer I have ever had! I bought this washer a month ago and absolutely hate it! It has some sort of sensor for loads and it stops every time I try to wash my clothes saying load is not even???? It took me all day to do 1 load of wash and trying to move my wash clothes around so it would finish. Absolutely unacceptable!!!
Date published: 2016-09-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very easy to use After one month of usage, I have nothing to complain about this washing machine. It is very easy to use.
Date published: 2016-09-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Really like this machine I like the features of this machine. The choices are great. I have had no problems at all with this washer.
Date published: 2016-09-06
Rated 1 out of 5 by from This washer sucks Stuff comes out dirtier then when it went in. JUNK
Date published: 2016-09-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I like it better than my front load! I bought the WT5680HWA to replace my aging Sears front load washer and I really agonized about not staying with the front load system. Problem is, I had the mold issue with my front load and I didn't want to go another decade leaving the door open all the time. Wow, am I glad I bought the top load! Neat and tidy - I can now reach shelves above it - and big enough to wash a king size comforter. Plus, it is so quiet and the house doesn't shake when it goes into a spin cycle!!! Our clothes come out fresh and clean - I see plenty of wash water, unlike some reviews have stated, our machine does it's job with quiet efficiency.
Date published: 2016-09-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great washer! I LOVE this washer! It doesn't bounce all over my laundry room; it has some super features for getting rid of allergens; it has a very large tub, so that you can wash pillows, comforters, blankets, bathroom mats, etc, without filling the tub. The steam feature is very nice for cottons like sheets and underwear. It is very efficient. I can watch it wash. My husband is fascinated by that fact! (He's and engineer. They like weird stuff.)
Date published: 2016-09-01
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Where/what is the wash plate on this washer?  I have a LE1 error code. 

Asked by: PeggyM18
We regret the trouble you have experienced with this washing machine. According to page 36 of the owner’s manual, the LE1 indicator occurs in the event that foreign objects, such as coins, pins, clips etc. are caught between the wash plate and the inner basket. Turn off the washer and then press the Power button. Press the spin speed button without selecting a cycle to drain and spin the load. When the spin is complete, remove the clothes and then find and remove any objects caught in the wash plate. Always check pockets, etc., before washing to prevent error codes or damage to the washer or clothing.
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2016-09-16

What do i do if an error code appears that says LEI

Asked by: Hanz
We regret the trouble you have experienced with this washing machine. According to page 36 of the owner’s manual, the LE1 indicator occurs in the event that foreign objects, such as coins, pins, clips etc. are caught between the wash plate and the inner basket. Turn off the washer and then press the Power button. Press the spin speed button without selecting a cycle to drain and spin the load. When the spin is complete, remove the clothes and then find and remove any objects caught in the wash plate. Always check pockets, etc., before washing to prevent error codes or damage to the washer or clothing.
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2016-09-01

WHAT IS WATER PLUS OPTION ON MD. # WT 5680HVA?

Asked by: JUST ME TWO
Use this option if you wish to add more water to your wash load. This option is especially useful for large or bulky loads. If the washing machine reaches its maximum water level, the WATER PLUS button will have no effect. You cannot select the WATER PLUS option in the Tub Clean and Bulky/Bedding cycles.
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2016-08-22

dispenser tray filled with water after each wash cycle

Asked by: Teds
We appreciate your interest in this washing machine. Yes, it is normal for water to remain in the dispenser cup. A second wash of water through the dispenser ensures that all softener has been cleared from the dispenser.
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2016-07-29

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 http://www.lg.com/ca_en/index.jsp. 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: 2016-02-19
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