5.0 cu.ft. MEGA Capacity TurboWash® Washer


  • 5.0 cu. ft. Mega Capacity with NeveRust™ Stainless Steel Drum
  • Direct Drive Motor with 10-Year Limited Warranty
  • Electronic Control Panel with LED Display and Dial-A-Cycle™
  • TurboWash® Technology
  • ENERGY STAR® Qualified
5.0 cu.ft. MEGA Capacity TurboWash® Washer


    • Design Style
    • Top Loader
    • Control Panel Design
    • Rear Control
    • TurboWash™
    • Yes
    • Energy Star Qualified
    • Yes
    • Capacity (cu.ft.)
    • 5.0 cu. ft.
    • Dimensions (WxHxD)
    • 27" x 45 3/8" x 28 3/8" (55 3/4" H with lid open)
    • Available Colors
    • White (W)


    • 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
    • 12
    • Wash Programs
    • Cotton/Normal, Bulky/Bedding, Perm. Press/Casual, Speed Wash, Heavy Duty B rightWhites™, Power Cleanse, Wool, Towels, Oxi-Sanitize, Delicates, Tub Clean
    • No. of Options
    • 13
    • Options
    • TurboWash™, 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
    • Hot, Warm, Semi 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
    • SmartRinse™ Jet Spray System
    • Yes
    • ColdWash™ Option
    • 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
    • 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
    • Available Colors
    • White (W)


    • 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


    • Limited Warranty
    • 1 Year Parts and Labor, 10 Years Motor, Lifetime on Drum
    • UPC
    • 048231013574

What people are saying

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Solid design inside & out. Love the newly designed agitator and water levels insuring really clean laundry. Great screen display with a variety of features easy to read. Speed wash a very handy option. The 4.8 size ideal for everything. The simplicity of the white color is perfect. LG Great Job !
Date published: 2021-04-05
Rated 1 out of 5 by from I will never buy another LG washer and Dryer Bought an LG washer and Dryer from Home Depot and 5 or 6 years ago. Washer never worked properly. They sent a LG technician out and he also talked dow the washer. He stated that they only build these washers to last four years at the most. And that the rust problem with the bleacher dispenser was not repairable and that why the water or bleach would stay inside the dispenser and not work properly. Really, a certified LG tech, so guess what ? Our next washer and dryer, most definitely, WILL NOT BE MADE BY LG !!!
Date published: 2021-03-01
Rated 1 out of 5 by from LG Washer Extremely disappointed with product and Customer Service
Date published: 2021-01-28
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How do I set up the spin only cycle

Asked by: Cleo P
To select the spin only option, press the power button to turn on the machine. Press the Special Use button until the Spin Only cycle is selected and then press start. If you need any further assistance, check us out on Twitter @LGUSSupport ^ST
Answered by: Shena
Date published: 2017-10-26

What is the part number for the inlet filters, where the water hoses connect?

Asked by: Mch730
The Valve Assembly, inlet, Part # AJU73213301 for the LG 5.0 cu.ft. MEGA Capacity TurboWash® Washer, Model # WT5480CW may be the part you are inquiring about. Please verify this with the LG Authorized Parts Distributor that you order it from to ensure that it is the part you need...^IFV
Answered by: LGJoel
Date published: 2017-09-06

Is there a cycle that uses more water than other cycles. 

Asked by: Kim Bice
Yes there are tricks you can use. Thoroughly wet clothes before you put them in the machine. If you cant do this-- select any cycle and let washer fill until it starts agitation- then pause washer until it safety drains automatically. Then start cycle again as normal. The washer will think the clothes are dry and heavier than they actually are, therefore it will fill with more water than usual
Answered by: Peter Goesinhim
Date published: 2017-03-22

How do you add powdered laundry products such as Oxiclean to the wash load?

Asked by: Lumpi
You can take the integrated liquid detergent measuring cup out and pour dry detergent in the outer compartment. I use my WT5270CW this way all the time, because I always have other dry additives to put in my wash as well, like baking soda, borax, salt, etc
Answered by: Peter Goesinhim
Date published: 2017-02-20

The start up and ending tune is not there anymore. How do we get the tune back?

Asked by: LoadMo
The washing machine plays a melody when the wash cycle has finished. The volume of the melody is adjusted using the SIGNAL button. Press the button repeatedly to adjust the volume of the melody. When no signal is heard, the signal is off. The volume settings are LOW – HIGH – OFF. The signal volume can be adjusted at any time as long as the washer is activated. This information is available on page 26 of your owner’s manual.
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2016-08-15

What is the Serial Number?

Asked by: Amelia1104
Every Consumer Electronic product, Home Appliance, Cell Phone etc., can be identified by its' own unique number known as it's serial number. Technically, a "serial code is a unique identifier assigned incrementally or sequentially to an item. It is also called a serial number, although it may be a character string that includes letters and other typographical symbols, not just numerical digits." There are many ENERGY STAR® Qualified LG 5.0 cu.ft. MEGA Capacity TurboWash® Washers with the Model # WT5480CW, but each one can be identified by its' own unique serial number which can be found stamped on its' nameplate...^IFV
Answered by: LGJoel
Date published: 2016-05-25

Does the WT5480C connect to a smartphone using the lg smart laundry program. If so how.

Asked by: ParmerC
We appreciate your interest in this washing machine. This model was not designed with a Smart Laundry Program. The Smart Diagnosis System communicates to LG through a Smart Phone, according to the information on page 30. For additional information, please contact our Customer Interactive Center at 800-243-0000.
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2016-05-23

How do you change the signal to a different tune? 

Asked by: CDmp
We appreciate your interest in this washing machine and its features. This model has not been designed with multiple alert signals available.
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2016-04-21
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