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

  • WT5680HVA

  • Graphite Steel

Key Features

  • Mega Capacity
  • TurboWash™ Technology
  • Steam Technology
  • SmartDiagnosis™
AVAILABLE COLORS:

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 013505

What People Are Saying

Rated 4.8 out of 5 by 193 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Love this washer I did not want to get a front load washer, so I looked at other brands to see which washer had the bigger size and features I needed in a washer. I saw this one online and then went to a store to look at it further. I am so glad we chose this washer. It is big enough to washer my quilt with room to spare. Plus I love how I can use the delay start feature. It has settings for any type of fabric. I haven't used the steam feature yet, but I think it will be one that will be very useful. I have had many types of washers over the years, but this one is the best by far. August 16, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by So glad I purchased this washer! I have had this washer for 2 months now. It took some getting used to because my old washer was the old style and worked completely differently. However, now that I am more familiar with this new washer, I really like it. It has a delicate cycle that works well. One of my favorite features is the "water plus" (which works on most settings) when you think a load may need a little extra water. The bulky/bedding setting is superb. I washed several coats and jackets for my in-laws and they washed beautifully. Most cycles do take longer than my old washer, but I like the results. Also, it is very quiet. When I first started using it, I would have to go into the laundry room to make sure it was still on!! Didn't have to do that with my old washer. August 4, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 Great Unit Very nice set of options and programmatically is awesome . July 31, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great Machine!! Machine capacity is tremendous. We probably cut the number of loads we did a week by more than half. Features are great, love the fact that you can use the Allergiene Feature. Also great feature that the machine can communicate with your cellphone if there are ever any problems so you can call customer servie with the exact issue. Would recommend!! July 21, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Need a new washer? YOU'VE FOUND IT! We purchased our new LG 5.0 washer a couple of months ago. It is our second one. We won't ever buy another brand or type of washer. It is so easy to use! We also love the color of the graphite steel. It matches our appliances in the kitchen. The machine works like a beast on every wash cycle! We are extremely confident that all our clothes are getting thoroughly washed! If you're looking for a new washing machine, here it is! Enjoy!! July 12, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Love this machine I have had this washer a little over a month now. It is easy to learn how to use the washer. The turbo wash is a great feature. It gets everything I have washed really clean with very little water and detergent. The capacity is wonderful. I can fit much more into this washer than my last washer and still have room left. I would highly recommend this washer. Also it is so quiet you hardly know it is running sometimes. August 22, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Love the huge capacity! This machine is such an improvement over my old one. What used to be 8 loads/week is now 4. Love how quiet it operates, too! August 20, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Love it so far! Have had this washing machine about a month. So far, I love it! It has some great options (bulky bedding, whites, heavy duty) that I use regularly. I like how it senses the load so it knows how much water to put in. So far, works great. Hope it lasts a very long time! August 20, 2015
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Is there a way to prewash with this machine?

I sometimes like to prewash a load with vinegar. Can this be achieved with this machine?
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Unless I have missed something on mine there is not a pre-wash setting. There is a soak function that you could probably use. However, these machines wash clothes longer and, in my opinion, so much better than traditional washer that I am betting you won't use/need a pre-wash!
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I apologize, but no; this washing machine does not have a PREWASH function available.
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I use baking soda in the place of bleach. I used to add it to the bottom of the tub prior to loading the clothes. Can i still do this? What about powdered Oxiclean?

Also, can I wash rugs with a rubber backing?
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Rugs with rubber backing would be a no. That would be a waterproof item. No washing Tennis shoes either.

I have added Oxy clean, but I mixed it in a pitcher of hot water first so it would dissolve because I wasn't sure how it would work any other way.
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You should use any detergent with he on it. Yes rugs can be washed. I use the cycle that is for things like that.
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We appreciate your interest in this washing machine and its additives. The manufacturer does not recommend the use of any items other than High Efficiency detergents for the cleaning in this washer. It is not recommended to use this unit with rubber-backed rugs.
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How do I clean my washer properly?

I have the top loading LG Waveforce. It's a great washer and we have not had any issues with it. The only problem is how do you effectively clean the rubber cylinder at the top. It keeps getting moldy. Is there an easy and effective way to clean this piece?
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I leave my lid open unless I'm using the machine, so it drys itself out. I've always done that, even with my old school washers.
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Follow the directions in your user manual that came with the washer. Also, you should leave the lid open after you are done washing, so dampness can be aired & dried. Close it a few hours later. You can also contact LG
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We regret the trouble you have experienced with this washing machine. Use a towel or soft cloth to wipe around the washer lid opening and lid glass. Run the TUB CLEAN cycle once a month, or more often if needed, to remove detergent buildup and other residue. Cleaning recommendations can be found on page 27 of your owner’s manual.
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Our machine doesn't sound like that. Maybe you should call the store you bought it from?
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Is your dryer to close? It is quiet.
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We regret the trouble you have experienced with this washing machine. Check to ensure the load is well balanced and not leaning to the side. If the unit is still rubbing on something, then it 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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Yes, most of my loads are on the smaller side and I have no problems. The wash cycle is shorter the fewer clothes in the machine. They say to wash like items, but I've mixed towels in with my clothing with no problems.
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Yes, it has a load sensor which determines how much water to use and whether the load is balanced or not.
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