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LG WT5680HVA
 
Approximate retail price:
$1,065.10
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Summary: This LG High-efficiency top-loader washing machine has
• Auto temp. control
• Auto detergent dispenser
• Auto fabric softener dispenser
• End of cycle signal
• Rotary dial
• Stainless-steel tub
• Manufacturer recommends low-sudsing detergent.
• Comes with a 1 year warranty.
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About - LG WT5680HVA

The LG WT5680HVA is part of the washing machine test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, top-loading washing machine models like the WT5680HVA are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.


Washing performance:
This reflects the degree of color change to swatches of fabric that were included in an 8-pound and maximum capacity test load of mixed cotton items using the machines' most aggressive normal cycle. (We do not use special cycle or option buttons.)

Energy efficiency:
This score is based on the energy needed to heat the water for 8-pound and maximum loads using a warm wash and cold rinse. We consider both gas and electric water heaters, and include electricity needed to run the washer and energy needed for drying. Washers that extract more water are scored higher.

Water efficiency:
This score denotes how much water it took to wash our 8-pound load and each machine's maximum load. On models that didn't set the fill level automatically, we used the lowest fill setting that sufficed for the 8-pound load. We then calculated water used per pound of clothing.
About This Brand

South Korean company LG was the first to market with steam washers; the company claims its machines provide real steam (created by a steam generator). The latest wrinkle from LG is what it calls the Allergiene cycle. That cycle, says LG, reduces and removes 95 percent of dust mites and pet dander from a load. LG washers range in price from $900 to $1,600.

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Features & Specs - LG WT5680HVA
info Energy star Yes
info Stainless-steel tub Yes
info Auto temp. control Yes
info Auto bleach dispenser No
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User Reviews - LG WT5680HVA
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(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)
 
5.0
Nothing better
6/24/2014
Pros
Actually Adjitates
Adjustable Settings
Clean Clothes Well
Large Capacity
Quiet
Water Llevel Is Great
Cons
None
Best Uses
Heavy/Bulky Items
Comment:
We went through 3 front end loaders, never again. They leaked and died well before their time. This top loader does adjitate well, cleans much better than front loaders and is also very quuiet. Huge tub makes this a quick wash and offers more than enough settings. If you can catch this on sale it's definitly worth it. On sale we paid 750.00 at Home Depot.
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
(9 of 10 customers found this review helpful)
 
5.0
Best LG washer made
6/16/2014
Pros
Adjustable Settings
Clean Clothes Well
Energy Efficient
Large Capacity
Quiet
Spins Clothes Dry
Turbo Wash Faster Wash
Cons
None
Best Uses
Any Type Of Laundry
Comment:
This is the best washer I have ever had. It is amazingly quiet and vibration free. If you use the cycles you are supposed to, it washes everything well. Water levels are perfect, just enough to cover the loads. Haven't even used it to capacity yet, but it is huge at 5.2 cubic feet. Turbo wash cycle washes laundry quicker than regular cycles, and overall, easy to use.
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
(12 of 12 customers found this review helpful)
 
5.0
LG did a fantastic job of this washer
5/29/2014
Pros
Adjustable Settings
Clean Clothes Well
Energy Efficient
Large Capacity
Quiet
Spins Clothes Dry
Cons
Best Uses
Bedding
Delicates
Everyday Clothes
Heavy/Bulky Items
Towels
Comment:
This laundry pair is unbelievable. The only thing they can't do is sort and fold the laundry. The cleaning is remarkable. Simple to use. I believe every time I have used these machines I have had another positive comment about how good they work. Thank you LG, you have definitely made Life Good for me.
How long have you owned it:
One-to-three months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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