Bosch Classixx WTA74200GB Sensor Vented Tumble Dryer, 7kg Load, C Energy Rating, White

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The Bosch WTA74200GB tumble dryer boasts a 7kg load capacity and a range of drying programmes to help with all of your laundry requirements.

Sensor drying
By monitoring the moisture inside the drum the clothes, the machine is able to tell when your clothes are dry and stops drying when they are. It also adjusts the heat depending on the laundry inside, so you don’t have to worry about the clothes shrinking.

Built with an antivibration design, greater stability and quietness is guaranteed with this machine, as well as a large galvanised drum ensuring that all of your clothes are protected whilst drying.

You can access various programmes including, woollen finish, mixed load, towels, timed programme warm, timed programme cold, sports wear, delicates, super quick 40 and shirts/blouses. There's also an anti-crease phase option for up to 60 minutes, tumbling the load to eliminate excess creasing, while a large door opening creates ease of use and further reduces creasing. Reduced ironing allows you to tailor the drying length and times to suit you.

A LED display shows you the remaining time of the cycle and a 24 hour time delay is on hand for the ultimate convenience. There's also a handy buzzer to indicate the end of the cycle.

The casing on Bosch machines is made up of five layers to ensure a robust long lasting finish, especially if the machine has to be sited in a garage or other outbuilding. Bosch guarantees that if an appliance is discontinued, its major components will be available for at least 10 years afterwards in the event of a part needing replacement.

Delay Start
Yes - 24h
Digital display
H84.2 x W59.7 x D62.9cm
Dryer Type Information Choose between a vented or condenser tumble dryer. A vented dryer discharges the damp air produced outside the home to prevent condensation. A condenser dryer separates water from the moist air into a container which is emptied after drying.
Drying capacity Information The maximum recommended weight of your drying load in kg. Quite often this is different from the maximum washing load.
Energy Rating Information Graded on performance, from A+++ to G, with A+++ being the highest rating. Higher ratings mean better energy efficiency
Estimated Annual Energy Consumption Information Typical annual amount used by a 4 person household
Final cool tumble Information Reduces creasing for easier ironing!
Heat settings
Information not available
Model name / number
Next Day Delivery Information We offer next working day delivery of appliances in selected areas. See our delivery information page for conditions
Reverse action Information The drum in this washer dryer rotates both ways, pausing in between, preventing clothes from tangling during the drying cycle and will therefore help them dry more quickly.
Sensor drying Information Works out how much drying time is needed by analysing the water content, thus preventing over drying and wasting less energy
Venting Position Information Vented dryers need to have the vented hose near an outside wall; condensers can be put anywhere
At rear, left-hand side
Vent Type Information Choose between vented, condenser or heat pump options for your dryer. See your dryer buying guide for more information on each type of venting option.


  • UK delivery

    Delivered within 7 working days (may be longer for N Ireland and rural areas)
    Next day delivery to selected areas
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  • International delivery not available


We want you to be happy with your purchase. If you're not, depending on the type of product, you can make free returns in the UK via John Lewis shops, Royal Mail, Collect+, or MyHermes. If you need to arrange collection of large or heavy items, call us on 03456 049 049. For international returns queries, call us on +44 1698 545 454. Find out more about returns.

You'll find returns information on your delivery note. Unless faulty, we'd like you to make your return within 90 days of purchase. Exceptions apply to certain products - find out more about our refund policy.


Tumble Dryer Connection


The charge for this service includes:

  • Connection of the new appliance to an existing 3-pin 13amp electricity point within 1 metre of the installation location
  • Connection of the appliance to an existing serviceable vent that within 1 metre of the installation location
  • Removal of all the packaging

Tumble Dryer Disposal


The charge for this service includes removal and disposal of your old tumble dryer for reuse or recycling.

Q & As

Rated 2.9 out of 5 by 16 reviewers.
Rated 4 out of 5 by Pretty good dryer, got a few quirks As others have said, the main thing you notice with this drier is that by default it tends to leave clothes a little damp when the sensor kicks in. It also doesn't run very hot, so it can take a fair while to dry on the normal 'mixed' programme. But these things don't really bother me - our previous drier got insanely hot and cooked your clothes, even on its cooler settings. It was using far more electricity than needed to dry the clothes. This one is much gentler, and you can bung almost anything in it and not worry about it shrinking or melting, you just might need to hang some things out for a bit afterwards for them to completely dry, or it has a "fine adjustment" button which makes it dry longer before the sensor shuts it off, if you need it. It seems well made (only had it a couple of weeks). It's pretty quiet (although far from silent). All in all seems like good value for money. I did a really rough estimate of power consumption and I think it's using about 20% less than our old one, and also not shrinking my clothes! 10 November 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Tumble. Dryer Excellent dryer, dries varied laundry loads effortlessly using pre sets. This was a replacement for a Bosch Classixx which lasted 10 years with heavy use. 02 September 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by Very disappointing I chose this tumble dryer despite many bad reviews as I required a Bosch vented to stack on top of my Bosch washing machine and had very little choice. On reflection I should have waited until I was ready to replace my washing machine. I never overfill the machine but each programme takes over double the length of time of my previous tumble dryer. Over 2 hours for a few bits of underwear!! This is totally unacceptable. I have always been happy with the quality of goods purchased at John Lewis therefore cannot believe that you are selling such an unsatisfactory appliance!! The manual states that a distinctive feature is the low energy consumption ! This probably explains why a wash takes 2or 3 hours to dry! In my opinion this is not progress and I wish that I had kept my old appliance. 29 July 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by Maybe useful The tumble drier made continuous grating sounds when switched on for the first time. As a result, it was immediately switched off and John Lewis informed. I anticipate a replacement momentarily. 28 July 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by very good product Nothing wrong with this dryer, simple to use, easy to understand, quiet, and fast. Does what it is supposed to do, so don't understand the negative reviews. 02 June 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by Venting issues This Bosch replaces an old vented Philips dryer which vented air through a hole in the wall immediately behind the unit. It appears to be impossible to place this Bosch unit under a work top and back against a wall as the vent pipe concertinas into a 25cm bulge resulting in the front of the unit protruding into the room (the old Philips unit held the excess vent pipe within its body). If you cut off the excess vent pipe you cannot then fix it to both the dryer and the wall, and if you could fix it you'd not be able to pull the dryer out from under the work top. Have discussed this with John Lewis staff who cannot offer a solution other than to approach Bosch whom we've contacted and await their thoughts. Not impressed and expect to have to return the unit as being unusable in our location. By the way, we've only used it twice and on both occasions the clothes were left damp. 07 May 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by A really useful product. I am delighted that JL has this item in stock. There is very little choice of vented tumble dryers and I am sure I am not the only one who would prefer this to a condenser tumble dryer. Again I am delighted with my purchase. 21 April 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Bosch tumble drier The tumble drier his quiet and well made. The programmes take a little getting use to but dries cloths well. 31 March 2015
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