Bosch WTW863S1GB Sensor 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
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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!
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Maximum Drying Time Information Maximum time clothes can be dried
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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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Bosch WTW863S1GB Sensor Condenser Tumble Dryer, 7kg Load, A++ Energy Rating, White 3.5 5 15 15
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
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
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
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
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
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
Excellent, but you need to read the instructions I have to confess to being very nervous about buying this particular model because of the mixed reviews. I was keen on getting a 'self cleaning condenser' model as I'd found with my previous dryer that it was very awkward to clean the condenser by hand and as a result would often get blocked. I'm delighted to say it was was a very good decision. This dryer is just excellent. Clothes come out dry, it handles a full load very well and has some nice touches to it such as drum illumination, time to finish indicator, anti-crease mode at the end of the drying etc. The build quality is good, it all seems a fair bit 'chunkier' than the dryer it replaced. To pick up on some of the negatives other reviews have mentioned. Drying results are dependent on a three way setting that is easy to change. For some reason this is not set to the driest when shipped, a quick read of the instruction card will sort this. Yes it does make some odds noises, although these are alluded to in the instructions I did think that there may have been a fault at first but it is simply the dryer 'doing its thing' keeping the condenser clean and pumping water to the tank that you empty. It does take longer than you might expect, it can be alarming to put a load in and then when you set it off it says it needs more than three hours ( I tend to use the low heat option) but this seems only to be an initial 'estimate' and loads often finish quicker than this first indicated time. I guess it is quietly looking at the dampness of the clothes and reevaluating the finish time. Do remember though that this dryer uses a fair bit less electricity so you are trading time for energy. Like all condenser dryers you have to empty the water tank and clean the fluff filter but this is made easy by the good design, much easier than my old one. I can't vouch for how clean the condenser is being kept as it is inaccessible behind a panel. Overall, an excellent dryer, more than pleased. 30 September 2014
Great Dryer Another great product from Bosch. Thats all i need to say. 09 May 2014
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