Bosch WTW863S1GB Sensor Heat Pump Condenser Tumble Dryer, 7kg Load, A++ Energy Rating, White

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Finished with a glass door and a contemporary white steel look, the 7kg capacity Bosch WTW863S1GB condenser tumble dryer makes an appealing addition to any household.

The electronic dial, LED indicators and LCD display on this unit clearly show the programme sequence and time remaining, giving you complete control over your drying. Touch control buttons make customising the settings simple.

The intelligent sensor-drying feature on the WTW863S1GB ensures the programme switches off when your clothes are dry, and will then go through its anti-crease phase for up to 120 minutes.

Featuring special programmes for any load, this Bosch appliance has every laundry need covered: settings include special programmes for woollens, mixed loads and sportswear. The Super Quick programme dries your clothes in just 40 minutes, which comes in very handy when you need those jeans dried before you leave the house!

An interior light in the drum allows you to see your clothes and a buzzer lets you know when drying is complete.


  • Finished with a contemporary white steel look
  • Displays showing time delay and time remaining for your convenience
  • LCD display makes setting washes easy
  • Anti-crease cycle reduces the need for ironing
  • Buzzer indicates the end of cycle
  • Large stainless steel drum provides sensitive care and revolution drying system
2 day delivery available
Express Delivery available
Digital display
H84.2 x W59.8 x D63.6cm
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Eligible for International Delivery
Energy Consumption Per Standard Cycle
Energy Rating Information Graded on performance A++ - G, with A++ being the highest grade
Estimated Annual Energy Consumption Information Typical annual amount used by a 4 person household
Final cool tumble Information Reduces creasing for easier ironing!
Heat Pump
Heat settings
Maximum Drying Time Information Maximum time clothes can be dried
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Model name / number
Online Exclusive Information This product is not available in John Lewis branches
Reverse action Information Drum rotates both ways, pausing in between, and keeping the laundry separated
Sensor drying Information Works out how much drying time is needed by analysing the water content, thus preventing over drying
Venting Position Information Vented dryers need to have the vented hose near an outside wall; condensers can be put anywhere


UK mainland delivery within 7 working days; may be longer for N Ireland, island and rural postcodes


Express 2 working day delivery to selected areas


International delivery not available

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Rated 3.3 out of 5 by 22 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Fantastic Dryer I have had this dryer for over 4 months now as the bad weather started. I must say I would not be without it. I do use the cottons extra dry programme because I find this finishes the clothes to the dryness I require. I don't bother sorting out the type of fabrics & when it comes up saying it will take 3 hours once the sensors have kicked in it usually takes just over an 1 hour. I chose this because of the great energy efficiency & not having the hassle of cleaning the condenser unit. 11 February 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Fantastic tumble dryer Brought this tumble dryer a year ago and was buying my son one too it had good reviews so I was not sure on the bad thought I would put my review on I usually use the cottons cupboard dry extra I find this is the one to use if you want it dry it tells you over 2 hours but it will finish sooner as it is on a sensor this tumble dryer is very good for all clothes and it has a self cleaning condenser unit at the bottom which I never have to clean it cleans it self its a really excellent tumble dryer I am buying my son one 01 February 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by Not dry Have bought this item a few months ago based on the good reviews. However have been disappointed. Does not seem to dry thoroughly. Have tried each of the settings, added extra time, using lighter loads, but clothes still feel damp and have to hang dry afterwards. Example for a thorough dry for jeans and thick jumpers I've used the 'cupboard dry plus' setting four times in a row. So having to use the dryer repeatedly would go against it's energy efficiency rating. It seems to use 10units on my electricity meter for 1 x 'cupboard dry plus' run, which shows on the display to be 3hrs8mins. 28 December 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by Disappointed Bought this and spent the extra on a recommendation from the salesmen it has been a nightmare. Do everything the instructions say but still leaves the clothes damp, end up putting them on radiators to fully dry, or continually using 40min programme over and over to get items dry. Rang JL they told me to call Bosch they are sending an engineer out to check machine but have informed me if there is no fault with machine I will have to pay for call out. Have had this machine 3 week at my wits end feel it would be quicker to use a hair dryer. 26 December 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by Still in doubt I purchased this just about a month ago. The first load dried was a great disappointment - everything still very damp. I had to keep turning it on for 40 mins at a time until the load was dry. The second load was for synthetics and doubly disappointing. I finally gave up and dried my nightdress in the airing cupboard. I then decided to check the reviews online and saw the suggestion about altering the factory settings, which I did and things have got better. However, I have been in touch with John Lewis and registered my dissatisfaction and have been reassured that I have time to try it out further under the terms of the 90 day guarantee. I am considering my options as it was a considerable outlay in the first instance. I cannot use the different drying programmes with confidence and consequently am drying everything on the cupboard dry extra cycle. If I could be assured of a different model, then I would probably send it back tomorrow! Needless to say, I wouldn't recommend anyone else to buy this particular model. 09 December 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Excellent product! I was a bit worried whether I have made a right choice but having received it 2 months ago I simply cannot understand why would anyone be dissatisfied with it! It does all what supposed to do. I have however changed factory setting which was quiet easy to do. Service from John Lewis is always excellent. 01 December 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Love it! I bought this after doing quite a bit of research online. I was skeptical about it given some of the reviews but wanted an efficient tumble dryer. We run everything on Cotton Cupboard Dry Plus. We've learned that if you mix items it does leave some clothes damp. So we dry tshirts, socks, pants and baby clothes in one load - they come out completely cupboard dry. Then run a separate load for towels, jeans, jumpers - they also come out completely cupboard dry. Because of its sensors, it stops once the items are dry. For our thin load it often stops after an hour. Love it. Be warned, I had the delivery men leave it in the hall and thought I'd be okay to move it into place once I'd unpacked it. It is actually too heavy for one person to move easily. 03 November 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Well worth it I bought one of these six months ago and use it all the time now. It's simple to operate and easy to empty the condensate and clear the fluff filter. I normally run it on 'Cupboard Dry Plus' which means things are dry enough to be folded and put away or ironed. 30 October 2014
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