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
Dryer Type
Drying capacity
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 3.6 out of 5 by 29 reviewers.
Rated 1 out of 5 by Complex to use Having had this tumble dryer for 24 hours I wish we had never bought it. Our old Zanussi lasted 15 years and was absolutely simple to use and clean - clothes came out warm and ready for folding or we could leave them to go through a cooling 10 min cycle and they did not crease for ages. This Bosch machine arrived first thing yesterday morning and I was relieved as we had been without a dryer for 10 days and the washing was building up. I put in a small load of towels which was less than the suggested maximum weight but it took three cycles to get the towels dry and even then they felt barely warm and slightly damp not what we consider for immediate use and not how we would normally put towels away. I felt disappointed but tried the next load which was stretchy trousers and lightweight layering tops that was much smaller than our normal wash load. We put it through the mixed load cycle however when the timer finished I found the clothes were still far too damp to fold and put away and certainly much too damp to wear. I was unhappy to leave wet washing overnight because it begins to smell so set the machine for a cotton very dry load. I could still hear the dryer working as I fell asleep but was not concerned as it seemed only to use very gentle heat. This morning much to my annoyance I found the clothes were still far too damp to put away so again I put it through on mixed load, after 10 minutes the timer said the cycle was finished but the wash was still very damp. A frustrating experience, particularly as I now have three loads that I need to dry in a hurry! We went back to the instructions -which we had both already read in detail - and my husband fine tuned the heat setting to 3 but now once again I find the timer has switched to zero - telling me the washing is dry when it is certainly NOT dry enough to put away. This machine will be returned as I am not interested in owning a machine that causes so much hassle just to learn how to get decent drying! 28 May 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by A fantastic tumble dryer Our old tumble which was a pain to keep clean (filters etc) broke down and we decided after a lot of research and the advice from the lady in JL - Cribbs Causeway to go for the Bosch WTW863S1GB. 07 April 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Bosch WTW863S1GB Sensor Heat Pump Condenser For some reason left a review 2 weeks ago it did not go online, as i said you do have to read drying instructions as sometime can cause problems for new users. Mine dry's ok after changing the heat settings as other users have mentioned. For the past 10 - 11 months no drying problems. Really happy with the energy saving as have owned now 15 months now, i can confidently say on my energy bill the electric is about £360 pounds less than my previous dryer in this time. I am saving about £27-30 per month. Some users will not get anything like this saving as my old dryer was c rated. thanks alan swindon 05 April 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great tumble dryer We love this tumble dryer, really easy to use, does exactly what it's suppose to do! I wondered whether to buy this dryer as I had read a few mixed reviews, however I'm glad I did. Others have said that they have altered factory settings to get better results, I haven't needed to do that, as it works really well already. I do sort the loads though. Turns off by itself when it's finished, and seems to dry a full load very quickly. 27 March 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Bosch WTW863S1 GB An excellent machine that takes the guesswork of how long to set the drying time. The clothes come out warm so best to fold immediately to avoid creasing. Economy, too early to tell as yet. 10 March 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by The best drier I've had - but you need to use it properly! I bought this drier attracted to the very low energy consumption and self-cleaning. It dries very well, provided you put a little effort in to start with. The instructions tell you how to adjust the dryness setting to your taste and you may need to use this. My first load wasn't dry enough; subsequent loads were perfect. Most of my loads are dried on the first setting (going clockwise from "off"). To start with the drier tells you this will run for around 3 hours. As the clothes dry, this gets updated. Most loads dry in less than about 90 mins in my experience. Having another load of washing ready to dry and swapping the wet for the dry fairly quickly helps keep the heat in the drum and reduce cost. The water tank is where the powder drawer would be on a washing machine - no need to bend down. And the water it collects is used to clean out the condenser each load, making it work at peak performance without you needing to do anything. It is expensive but it works really well. I would buy again and I will seek out a Bosch Heat Pump washing machine when my current one eventually dies. 10 March 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great Dryer Highlight for me: it stops when clothes are dry & clothes don't feel like cardboard unlike my previous one. 10 March 2015
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
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