Siemens WT48Y801GB Heat Pump Condenser Tumble Dryer, 8kg Load, A+++ Energy Rating, White

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With its appealing glass door and white finish, the Siemens WT48Y801GB condenser tumble dryer looks every inch the innovative machine.

Inside the WT48Y801GB is a large softDry stainless steel textured drum. This provides sensitive and efficient drying, with enhanced paddle action for efficient airflow. A child lock protects little fingers from harm by ensuring the machine cannot be opened during operation.

The fully electronic dial and LCD display give you complete control over your drying: it clearly shows the programme sequence, 24 hour time delay, time remaining and special options entered. Touch control buttons make customising the settings simple.

A Rapid 40 cycle dries your clothes in just 40 minutes - ideal when you need those jeans in a hurry! Other settings for this machine include:

  • Lingerie
  • Outdoor
  • Mixed fabrics
  • Towels
  • Blankets
  • Shirts/blouses
  • 30 minute warm; and
  • Woollen finish.

After cycles, the WT48Y801GB can then go through its anti-crease phase for up to 120 minutes, tumbling the load to eliminate excess creasing and make ironing easier.


  • Fully electronic dial and touch control buttons for ease of use
  • Large 8 kg capacity suitable for larger households
  • SoftDry stainless steel drum with textile care and revolution drying system cares for clothes
  • 120 minute anti-crease cycle reduces the need to iron
  • Energy class A+++
  • Child lock
  • Container for condensed water
2 day delivery available
Express Delivery available
Digital display
H84.2 x W59.7 x D63.4cm
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
Vent Type


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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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.


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Tumble Dryer Disposal

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

Q & As

Rated 3.2 out of 5 by 5 reviewers.
Rated 1 out of 5 by Don't buy It's by far the worst tumble dryer I have ever had drying time not realistic can be in for three hours and still come out wet and as the machine does not have a reverse action the clothes end up in a ball I have ruined many items and would change it tomorrow if i could so please don't waste your time and money I thought I was buying the best how wrong was I 22 February 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Siemens iQ700 WT48Y801GB - JUST BRILLIANT !!!!!!!! I decided to buy this machine 2 weeks ago after doing a little research ? First the A+++ rating means your using 60% less energy than an A rated machine - in our house that means saving money !! I have two teenagers and the laundry is constant ! plus I live up above the Lake district where we get our fair share of rain and few real drying days - the Dryer does have to work here !! its an amazing machine compared with others I have had in the past , worth every penny and comes with a 5 year full warranty !! it even comes with a large static basket that fits inside very cleverly allowing the dryer to dry without moving the garment or even teddy bear / trainers !!! the drum is very large and large enough in my opinion to take a king size duvet ! I asked myself since delivery why have I wasted money on other brands ? these are simply excellent !! 10 February 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by nice product Having owned one for 14 months thought I would share my findings. It does take a little longer - the default time is 2hours 10 minutes and after a operating for a certain period it adjusts this - in my experience downwards. However the delay timer allows you to run it to suit. You just have to advise your spouse lest they be alarmed by rumbles at 6am. Tend to time it so you are around for the finish, I have this model stacked & it has a good bright led light in the drum - so able to watch it perform. Drum light dims after couple minutes operating, even the led display dims awaiting timer to kick in. Avoids that Bridge of the Star Ship Enterprise effect a collection of appliances gives. Reckon it operates by exposing maximum area to air sort of throwing things up as it tumbles. Technical info suggests savings are made by recycling the heat. The electricity usage was the key reason for purchase - brochure quoted something like 1.3 units electric for a sample load & quick calculation showed this would recoup additional cost of machine when compared to ageing but still functioning model it replaced. The five year guarantee was a factor in choosing it too. Having bought a similar high spec Siemens washer few years ago was able to stack the two by buying Siemens shelf kit, one with pull out shelf was around £90. Certainly the machine does not feel warm - and mine is in a cupboard so would notice. Also suspect it runs cool to start with. Like other users of heat pump models I have found a large duvet cover wraps into a ball. I found it necessary to extract & shake it. 28 November 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by Great, if you have all day for clothes to dry I bought the previous manifestation of this iQ700 heat-pump condenser in early 2011. It worked fine at first, though markedly slower in drying than a long-serving, basic AEG that had preceded it for over a decade. I put that down to the heat-pump technology - though longer drying times rather offset claims to use less electricity. After two years, however, drying times were getting silly - 3 hours,4 hours and longer for cupboard dry cottons. Just before the guarantee expired, an engineer came, stripped it down, declared it perfectly maintained and in good order. He said he could find nothing wrong. Drying times improved a little, however, after his visit. After a few months, however, they are worse than before, despite continued diligent fluff cleaning etc on our part. The "time left" indicator is useless, regularly registering the same time for hours at a time. Last, modest sized cotton wash was on five hours and still not dry. Useless. A very expensive mistake. I'm planning to switch to a conventional technology dryer. 17 December 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by For the conscience consumer The beauty of this top of the range tumble dryer has to be the A+++ energy rating. Ideal for any large faminly or the energy conscious comsumer. With the self cleaning heat pump condenser you only have to clean the lint filter, making it less of a fuss between uses. This appliance can also be plumbed into your waste pipe so no need to empty the condenser drawer. This appliance also comes with additional accessory of a woolens basket so you can dry anything from your winter woolies to sports shoes. Even the little ones favourite soft toy can be dry in time for bed. 12 December 2013
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