Discontinued
WT5480CW

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

SUMMARY

  • 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

  • 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
    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

FABRIC CARE FEATURES

  • TurboWash®
    Yes
    SmartRinse™ Jet Spray System
    Yes
  • ColdWash™ Option
    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
    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
    Available Colors
    White (W)

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

WARRANTY

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

What people are saying

Rated 3 out of 5 by from Worked well for 3 years but then motherboard died. I had a front loader LG for about a year and it broke so LG reimbursed me and I bought this Toploader LG. I had it for three years and really loved it. I thought it did a great job cleaning and had no complaints. However one day a couple weeks ago it just didn’t power on. I had a repair man come and he confirmed that it was a dead motherboard and it would cost about $400 to fix. So I had to buy another machine. Since I had two LG‘s that died very quickly, I am trying out a different brand this time around.
Date published: 2019-12-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome! We have had this washer for 4 1/2 years and love it! Do between 3-5 loads a week. We have had no issues. Even washes my kingsize bedspreads (not thick ones) with no problems. Love all the small bells and whistles. Would definitely buy again and recommend it highly. Love this turbo washer...cleans clothes well.
Date published: 2019-11-23
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Lid Lid does not close unless you push it down and when you do push it down there is a loud click sound
Date published: 2018-08-22
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ASK & ANSWER

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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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