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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™
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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
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 4.9 out of 5 by 31 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great Top Load Washer from LG We read all the review from all over the internet before buying this machine. We even paid for a subscription to Consumer Reports, which gave LG the highest marks across the board for Quality, Performance and Gentleness to clothes. Still, I think we totally lucked out on buying this LG Washer and we couldn't be happier. . If you read complaints about any of the HE Washers (Top Loaders or Front Loaders) about laundry coming out soapy, those people are using detergent that is not HE rated. If there are complaints about unbalanced loads, they are not washing like items in their washer. If their machine is smelling like mildew, they are not leaving the door open so the machine can dry out. If you read your instructions that come with this washer, your washer will be the best washer you have ever owned. You can select water temperature and how fast you want the washer to spin out your clothes. You can press PAUSE and open your machine up to add that piece of clothing or towel you forgot. You can Select a Speed Wash or select from 14 other wash setting with a turn of a dial. Don't be scared off from reading that it takes 90 minutes to do a load of laundry because It all depends on what and how much Laundry is in your washer. The time adjusts to fit the amount and type of laundry in the wash. Clothes dry much faster because they come out of this washer drier so laundry is done faster. This washer is so quite too, all you really hear is the water running into the machine and the music it plays when your load of wash is done. This machine is very easy to use too! I already know I'll buy the matching LG Dryer when my 20 year old dryer breaks down. You get what you pay for and we are glad we bought this LG Washer. August 3, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by What a ingeniously designed washer! This washer is outstanding The performance, the choice of cycles, the clean, clean fresh smelling clothes that are not bunched up in a ball. Gentle swishing doesn't ruin any type of clothing, whether it is jeans or delicates. And, yes you can fit a king size fluffy comforter in it without any problems. Seriously! I love when the cycle is complete because it doesn't buzz nor beep. It plays a sweet little musical tune! And most important is it is LOW ENERGY. Your bill is not affected no matter how much you need to wash. Not only do you save money on your utility bill, you also use less detergent! I cannot wait to get the matching dryer. Don't think twice nor say well I don't know I need to look, DON'T just Get it! You won't ever find anything as excellent as this. Its like a Cadillac of washers. I know I made the right decision and sooo glad I did! July 20, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by I like this washer very much. This is great size washer. I can wash KING size 3inch pillow top mattress pad without any problem. The bulky/bedding cycle was perfect. I love the Turbo wash cycle. The Delay cycle is great too. I can load it up before bed to start in the morning so it will be done when I get up, or set it up to be done when I get home from work and it's not waiting on me all day. The only thing I don't like is the machine scratches easy. Our laundry room is also our mud room, so when you come in from the garage it is easy to put things on it. So be careful. July 20, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Well worth the investment My wife has been wanting an HE washer for a long time and after several reviews of different makes and models we finally found the right one. This washer is great. One of the largest capacity washers available. Plenty of features which we have not even used yet. I liked the fact that it is a direct drive motor vice a belt driven and a 10 year warranty. No agitator which I believe ruins cloths. The steam setting works great for pillows. Able to wash our comforters without having to worry about it coming out of the washer ripped at the seams. I do wish that it had a color cycle but not that big a deal. This thing is so quiet compared to our old washer. Although this is a recent purchase we believe it was the right choice for us. Anyone looking to purchase an HE washer give this one a look you won't be disappointed. Absolutely love it. July 19, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by 5 star Absolutely the best washer I have ever had. It's smarter than I am. All I do is add detergent, drop the cloths in and it takes over weighting the cloths to see how much water and detergent it wants to use After drying my cloths it's my job to put them away. Needless to say I'm happy with this machine............... July 19, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Awesome Purchase I bought my washer a few months ago and I'm so happy about my choice. One, it's beautiful, two, it just really seems like all of our clothes get a better clean, and 3, there are so many different wash options. I can control everything from wash time to soil amount to show how much time to wash the clothes for. Very happy!! July 16, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Washer has everything I could ask for! Got this a month ago, and just love it. The features are great, all the settings. I am so happy with the performance and the biggest plus is the size of the tub. I can fit in all my bedspreads! Love that I can clean them at home!! July 15, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Nice mega capacit washer We purchased this unit a month ago and are very happy with it. It has a large capacity tub and clothing come out very clean. very happy with it. July 11, 2014
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It does there are two types a three pin and four pin I think so you should check to see which you have.
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As it turns out, a dryer power cord is not included.
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Where do you put the liquid Color safe bleach

In the 5680 top loader where does the liquid color safe bleach go? It says not to put in the bleach dispenser so where do you put it?
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We appreciate your interest in this washing machine. According to page 15 of the owner’s manual, powdered and liquid color-safe bleach will not dispense correctly from the liquid bleach compartment. The liquid color-safe bleach will be added into the main detergent dispenser.
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What is going on with the slow spinning to start the cycle?

Just got this washer. The first load we tried was Cottons with Steam. Turning the steam on it went from 59 min to 2:29. It wet the clothes and then slowly spun for like an hour before starting to do anything else. 2nd load we tried the Bright Whites with Steam. Same thing with this load, wet the clothes then slowly spun for like 45 minutes before the wash cycle seemed to start. Does turning steam on automatically cause it to soak?
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We regret the inconvenience you have experienced with this washing machine. It is likely that what appears to be a slow turning is actually an agitation cycle occurring with the impeller disk at the bottom of the drum. When clothes are in the tub, this impeller will not be visible, but it does generate some motion throughout the wash tub. Some time difference can occur simply due to the size of the load. Some other time adjustments can be made due to the steam cycle. This is all normal. If you believe this to be acting inappropriately, 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 http://www.lg.com/us/support/repair....
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lid won't stay open on washer

I have a cabinet above the washer that will not allow the lid to stay open. without sliding my washer further out is there a way to make the lid stay open with less clearance?
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I apologize, but no; this washing machine requires a certain level of vertical clearance in order for the lid to stay open. There is no option available to adjust the height or the required clearance.
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Laundry Pedestal

CAN I USE Laundry Pedestal FOR THIS?
IF I CAN, WHAT IS THE MODEL # OF PEDESTAL?
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No pedestal needed.. the drum is very deep. If you do, you will never reach your clothes unless you are 7 ft tall..
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