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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:

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
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 Awesome washer!! My wife and I bought this washer at Best Buy and she wasn't crazy about having a steam option and thought it was unneeded. This option actually helps to clean your clothing with less detergent. The sanitary and allergens cycle work fantastic and it washes king size conditions great. We've had a couple other washers and they walked around our laundry room during high spin cycles.This one so far is staying in place. It has wonderful cycle options, more spin cycle options than any washer I've seen and the clothes are clean and the water is spin out as it should be. After a month of usage we're loving this LG washer.
Date published: 2016-07-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great features My wife likes it I had this for 4 months now. I did a right decision for buying LG washer.
Date published: 2016-07-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome buy!! I've had the washer for about 3 months. I absolutely love it!! It gets my clothes clean and fresh. I love all the different settings.
Date published: 2016-07-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just amazing! Great machine, huge capacity, awesome performance, was hesitant with the purchace but then they arrived, once they were hooked up I ran a drum clean cycle. With no detergent or cleaner just to check the performance and functionality. I was not sure it was even on! Its super quiet! So far I've washed 6 full hamper loads well over 8 loads with the front loader! And the clothes come out cleaner than ever!
Date published: 2016-07-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from What a great surprise... Intuitive controls, sweet song at the end when I was there to take my laundry out at the end of the cycle! Great balancing of laundry prior to wash. Love the auto timer allowing me to know how long the cycle will take.
Date published: 2016-07-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love the features and capacity When our front load went down we decide to go with a top load for various reasons. This machine is loaded with features that make it easy to use and the capacity is super. No longer do we deal with the constant musty smell that was so prominent with the front load machine
Date published: 2016-07-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Washer I love this washer! It has handled everything I have thrown at it. Heavy loads, no problem. Comforters and bedding washed together with no issues! Did I mention I love this washer? Buy it!
Date published: 2016-07-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great machine I love the large capacity and the number of wash cycle selections.
Date published: 2016-06-26
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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

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 http://www.lg.com/us/support/repair/support-repair-provider-lookup.jsp.
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
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