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LG 5.0 Cu. Ft. White Mega Capacity Washer - WT5480CW

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5.0 Cu. Ft. Total Capacity/ TurboWash Technology/ Direct Drive Motor/ WaveForce Technology Intelligent Electronic Controls With Dual LED Display/ ENERGY STAR Qualified/ 12 Programs/ SmartRinse Jet Spray System/ White Finish
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LG 5.0 Cu. Ft. White Mega Capacity Washer, Model WT5480CW

To make laundry easier, just add size and speed. With 5.0 cu. ft. mega capacity, LG gives you the largest top load washer in its class*—but it doesn't stop there. LG TurboWash® gives those mega-sized loads a deep clean in record time, so you can get back to more important things. Plus, you can see it all in action without interrupting the cycle through the SlamProof™ Glass Lid. It's laundry made quicker and more convenient.

Features:

  • Fast Forward Your Laundry
    Tired of spending hours on end finishing your family's laundry? Now, those days are gone. LG's revolutionary TurboWash™ technology allows you to save 20 minutes on larger loads, with outstanding cleaning performance!* It's like pressing the fast forward button on your laundry.
    *Based on AHAM-HLW-1-2010 test protocol. Cotton/Normal or comparable cycle at default settings, 8-lb loads, front load washers only. Excludes other LG manufactured products. Excludes quick wash or comparable cycles intended for small, lightly soiled loads only.
  • More Room to Clean
    When it comes to laundry capacity, big is good, bigger is better, but biggest is best. With the largest capacity washer available, now you can wash a king size comforter and full set of bedding in a single load! At 5.0 cu ft of mega capacity, you'll definitely have more room to clean.
    *29" width washers or smaller
  • 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.
  • All the Right Moves
    Get your clothes clean and experience a smarter way to wash with our innovative 6Motion™ technology. Each wash cycle combines up to 6 different wash motions to provide a revolutionary cleaning experience.
  • Catch the Wave
    If you thought water had done all it could to clean your clothes, you haven't experienced WaveForce™ technology. Rapid drum movement and powerful water jets provide a revolutionary washing and rinsing experience.

Specification:

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
  • CEE Tier Rating: CEE Tier 3

Wash Programs

  • No. of Programs: 12
  • Wash Programs:
    • Cotton/Normal
    • Bulky/Bedding
    • Perm. Press/Casual
    • Speed Wash
    • Heavy Duty BrightWhites™
    • 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 (White)
  • Available Colors: White (W)

Power Source

  • Ratings: CSA Listed
  • Electrical Requirements: 120V, 10 Amps
  • Type: Electric

Approximate Dimensions:

  • Height: 45-3/8"
  • Width: 27"
  • Depth: 28-3/8"

Approximate Weight:

  • Unit: 146 lbs
  • Shipping: 168 lbs

Warranty Information:

  • Manufacturer Warranty (authorized online retailer):
    • 1 Year Parts and Labor
    • 10 Years Motor
    • Lifetime on Drum

 

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AgitatorNo
Load TypeTop Loading
SteamNo
Capacity (cu. ft.)5
Height (inches)45.38
Width (inches)27
Depth (inches)28.38
DispensersBleach, Detergent, Fabric Softener
Control TypeDigital, Knobs
Delay StartYes
End-Of-Cycle SignalYes
Internal Water HeaterNo
Temperature Settings5
Wash Cycles12
Reversible DoorNo
Spin Speed (RPM)1100
Wi-FiNo
Parts Warranty1 Year
Labor Warranty1 Year
Voltage120 V
ColorWhite
  

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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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LG 5.0 Cu. Ft. White Mega Capacity Washer
 
4.6

(based on 124 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (99)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (16)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (6)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Performance (79)
  • Easy to use (74)
  • Features/settings (69)
  • Style/design (53)
  • Quality (44)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Everyday clothes (3)
  • Heavy/bulky items (3)
  • Towels (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Frequent user (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

it is so easy to operate

I love the big tub plus all of the options I have for the different loads. I just throw everything in and set for my load and it is ready to go. It is...Read complete review

I love the big tub plus all of the options I have for the different loads. I just throw everything in and set for my load and it is ready to go. It is so quite and it lets me know when the load has been washed. The system is also very easy to operate- you load everything then select the type of wash cycle that you want and press the start button. Everything comes very clean and I really like the big tub for washing blankets, comforters and bedspreads. I have 2 dogs and so we have lots of hair on everything- I recently washed my blankets and lots of dog hair was removed.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

A Bit Disappoining

This Top Loading washer has some drawbacks that were mentioned in other reviews but not with a frequency that would warrant a search for a different model. The fact is: - the EXTRA RINSE...Read complete review

This Top Loading washer has some drawbacks that were mentioned in other reviews but not with a frequency that would warrant a search for a different model. The fact is: - the EXTRA RINSE really is necessary to remove all of the soap suds. The WATER PLUS feature actually is necessary in order to cover the clothing with enough water. An alternative to that would be to open the washer 1/2 way through the wash cycle and push the dry portion of the clothing under water yourself. You may choose the HOT WATER selection on certain modes of operation, i.e. COTTONS. HOWEVER, we went a month of washes making that selection not realizing that there was no HOT WATER entering the machine. We learned this quite by accident as we 'added' clothes partway into the wash cycle and realized that it was all cold water in the tub. After doing due diligence with the manual and the hot water hookup - we called LG. They informed that you must choose the FABRIC SOFTENER cycle along with the HOT Water selection for the washer to actually fill with hot water. You don't need to physically put in Fabric Softener - just choose that selection. That is bizarre.... but it does work that way. That information is NOT in the Manual. I wonder how many folks think they are getting hot water when they make that selection?! The Washer does have a fabulous spin cycle and a great motor warranty of 10 years - and lifetime on the stainless tub. Not sure if it actually cleans the clothes without choosing for extra rinse and extra water.

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1.0

WASHing machine? Definately NOT!

By 

from Jacksonville, FL, United States

Pros

  • easy to use

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about LG 5.0 Cu. Ft. White Mega Capacity Washer:

      I don't know how they can call it a WASHing machine. It does not wash anything. My clothes come out just as dirty as when they went in! To start, it spins the clothes to the outside and then adds water to the center of the tub. The clothes do not get wet all the time, even if you do the Water Plus feature 9which is only allowed on some settings). The clothes are stuck to the sides and never fall down into the tiny amount of water that is in there. The Turbo Wash barely moves the clothes around in its sad attempt to imitate an agitator. I have put many loads in that have come out in exactly the same position I put them when they were supposed to be washing. And forget about washing pillows. It does not get them wet, well the bottom 2 inches were wet. I had to turn them over twice during the "washing" cycle. Then they of course would not balance in the spin cycle. I had to finally take them and wring them out. This is THE WORST excuse for a washing machine I have ever in my life experienced!!!

       
      5.0

      Great options and features

      By 

      from Rhode Island, United States

      Pros

      • easy to use
      • Features/Settings
      • Performance

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about LG 5.0 Cu. Ft. White Mega Capacity Washer:

          Had this for over a month now, and had a chance to try all the features. I was very dubious about buying my first HE machine, and after reading hundreds of reviews, was not too sure what to expect. However, I can say that I really like this machine. It does everything it claims. I did find with these HE machines, that it is important to follow directions closely. If you do that with this machine, you will be very happy. The clothes come out very clean, without being distressed, like they were in my old agitator machine. It is quiet and well balanced. Even using the "extra water" feature, it still does not use near the amount of water my old machine did. It comes with a 10 year warranty on the motor, and the rest of the machine seems very durable and pleasantly ascetic. I would recommend this machine.

           
          5.0

          great washer

          By 

          from Michigan, United States

          Pros

          • easy to use
          • Features/Settings
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          • Quality
          • Style/Design

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              Comments about LG 5.0 Cu. Ft. White Mega Capacity Washer:

              best washing i ever seen great looks and style hold the right amount of washing powder

               
              5.0

              Great product!

              By 

              from Pennsylvania, United States

              Pros

              • easy to use
              • Performance

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about LG 5.0 Cu. Ft. White Mega Capacity Washer:

                  Replaced my 20 year old washer with the LG WT5480CW and happy I did. New technology and it most certainly does not use near the water my old washer did. Does a great job on cleaning the clothes....they even look cleaner, and very large tub is perfect for washing bulky items.

                   
                  5.0

                  Cleans well....

                  By 

                  from rural MN

                  Pros

                  • easy to use
                  • Features/Settings

                  Cons

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                      Comments about LG 5.0 Cu. Ft. White Mega Capacity Washer:

                      We've had this washer for the last three months or so. My husband is a farmer and he comes home dirty and greasy. His clothes come out clean. It is a quiet machine and quick. Love all the options.

                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Great Washer!!!

                      By 

                      from Miami Fl.

                      Pros

                      • easy to use
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                      • Quality
                      • Style/Design

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                          Comments about LG 5.0 Cu. Ft. White Mega Capacity Washer:

                          I did some research and read many reviews on this washer. I have limited space so I wanted the largest capacity washer. I have used almost all cycles on this machine and I am pleased with each on of them. I feel my clothes come out clean and almost dry if you use the higher spin selection. I love my new washer!!

                           
                          5.0

                          Great washer!

                          By 

                          from Prattville, AL, United States

                          Pros

                          • easy to use
                          • Performance
                          • Quality

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about LG 5.0 Cu. Ft. White Mega Capacity Washer:

                              The washer determines the water level needed based on the clothes you put in. It is easy to customize your wash depending on the level of soil, type of clothing, etc. A great value with lots of options.

                               
                              5.0

                              Super Washer!

                              By 

                              from langhorne, pa

                              Pros

                              • easy to use
                              • Features/Settings
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                              • Quality
                              • Style/Design

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                                  Comments about LG 5.0 Cu. Ft. White Mega Capacity Washer:

                                  My wife and I purchased this washer/dryer combo in July and it does a great job of cleaning our clothes.

                                   
                                  5.0

                                  Great , flexible and great

                                  By 

                                  from Bel Air, MD, United States

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                                      Comments about LG 5.0 Cu. Ft. White Mega Capacity Washer:

                                      Great capacity , great features and programs that are flexible , energy efficient and a great value

                                       
                                      3.0

                                      great features but does not clean well

                                      By 

                                      from dallas, texas

                                      Pros

                                      • easy to use
                                      • Features/Settings
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                                      • Style/Design

                                      Cons

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                                          Comments about LG 5.0 Cu. Ft. White Mega Capacity Washer:

                                          there are a lot of wonderful options and settings, but i noticed that my clothes were not getting as clean as they should. now i have to make sure the setting is on "heavily soiled" so that they will get cleaned properly, even if they are not heavily soiled. i love the capacity. i am able to wash comforters and heavy blankets with ease. however, i wish that there was a heavier duty finish as the plastic parts scare me a little when thinking about longevity.

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