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Washers & DryersWTW863S1GB

Condenser tumble dryer with heat pump

  • WTW863S1GB
  • WTW863S1GB
  • WTW863S1GB
  • WTW863S1GB
  • WTW863S1GB
  • WTW863S1GB
  • WTW863S1GB
  • WTW863S1GB

Tumble dryer with SelfCleaning Condenser™: the only life-long A++ dryer that cleans the condenser for you.

  • SelfCleaning Condenser™: no more manual cleaning, plus energy savings in class A++ for the life of the dryer.
  • Energy efficiency class A++: for extremely efficient drying.
  • Display for time remaining: you always know when your laundry will be dry.
  • Sensitive Drying system: soft, even drying thanks to the unique drum structure.
  1. Overview
  2. Reviews
  3. Technical specs
  4. Additional documents


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  • SelfCleaning Condenser
    SelfCleaning Condenser The maintenance-free, SelfCleaning Condenser is easy to use and spares you tedious cleaning. Thanks to this innovation, the condenser is cleaned automatically, up to four times during the drying process. Bosch’s heatpump dryers dry particularly economically for the life of the appliance, with the dryer operating at full capacity.
    SelfCleaning Condenser

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Brilliant MachineI was dubious about this machine due to the less than complementary reviews. I read the instructions and adjust the settings accordingly and the machine is performing better than i could have imagined. Cannot fault this machine.
Date published: 2015-12-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good DryerI have had this machine for a month now, and to be honest, at first I was disappointed. I found, as others had noticed that it did not dry well. I referred to the handbook and found that you can fine tune the drying result, so I did, and since then have had no problems, and so far, have not experienced the "balling" of sheets either. The only worry, is that the water tank gets very full, even though I empty it after every drying cycle. I am looking into getting it plumbed in so it drains automatically. But overall, I think it is a good machine.
Date published: 2015-03-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Neat dryerBeen using it since more than 4 months now. It's got some intelligent sensors in there which detect relative humidity. If the drum is empty or rather has a very small quantity like one single fleece jacket it fails to adjust. Trick it by running with a normal load. Top rating for the elec. consumption. My bills have gone by half Regarding lumps, occasionally when I mix blankets with normal clothes it does happen but doesn't that happen with all. Love the fact that I can place the dryer everywhere. No hassles of being stuck to a drainage anymore.
Date published: 2015-05-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Self cleaning condenser tumble dryerAgree with previous review that sheets go into a ball we have to dry one at a time! Instructions for use of new dryer we found sparse and confusing. Sought clarification from Customer Service with a number of questions these were taken, a response from product expert promised. No reply. Put same questions in email. No reply. Disappointing after sales support.
Date published: 2014-11-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great energy efficienciesI use mainly in the winter months and overall great performance and fantastic energy savings. I have the WTW863S0GB model and if only Bosch had included reverse tumble action for doing bedding (especially duvet covers). They ball up and you end up having to dry them about three times. Easy solution would be to put a separate motor on the fan then the drum could reverse tumble
Date published: 2013-12-07
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Problems with dryingI have had this machine for a few months and it is great for drying towels. I find the synthetics very dry cycle does not leave clothes very dry. Synthetic trousers come out very damp from the very dry synthetics cycle. and I put them on the cottons dry plus to dry them. Duvet covers ball up and I have to take them out at least twice and put them back in on the cotton dry plus rating to get them reasonably dry so that I can then hang them up to air.I have just had an engineer out to look at the machine as I assumed that it was faulty and he says that it passes all the tests. I have always liked Bosch equipment and chose this in expectation of high quality results and I am very disappointed with this tumble drier.
Date published: 2015-10-13
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Disappointing - waste of moneyBought a year ago from John Lewis and its totally useless. We're forever having to hang semi damp clothes so they can dry properly. After use cloth's feel and smell. I've had two Bosch engineers round and both did there upmost to dodge any questions. Only advice given by Bosch -"it works best in warm dry condition's, preferably during the summer months." I would certainly not recommend this model!
Date published: 2016-03-18
Rated 1 out of 5 by from DisappointingHave had a WTW863S1GB for just less than 2 years and it has not been a pleasant experience. Since new my wife has complained about the time taken to produce semi-dry clothes and this has got worse, 5.5 hours for 2 sheets and 2 pillowcases. Airways are all clear as far as I can tell and I don't know what else to do. It is now going out of warranty in May and I will probably take it to the local recycling centre and write it off as a bad experience. A conventional machine will be much cheaper and more effective. I thought that Bosch produced quality products and am now disillusioned.
Date published: 2016-02-28
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Technical specs

  • Performance
    • Energy efficiency class: A++
    • Capacity: 7 kg
    • Energy consumption 212.0 kWh per year, based on 160 drying cycles of the standard cotton programme at full and partial load, and the consumption of the low-power modes. Actual energy consumption per cycle will depend on how the appliance is used
    • Energy consumption of the standard cotton programme at full load 1.65 kwh and energy consumption of the standard cotton programme at half load 0.97 kwh
    • The programme Cotton cupboard dry used at full and partial load is the standard drying programme to which the information in the label and the fiche relates, this programme is suitable for drying normal wet cotton laundry and is the most efficient programme in terms of energy consumption for cotton.
    • Programme time of the standard cotton programme at full load 178 min and programme time of the standard cotton programme at partial load 110 min.
    • Weighted programme time of the standard cotton programme at full and partial load: 139 min.
    • Condensation efficiency class B on a scale from G (least efficient) to A (most efficient).
    • Average condensation efficiency of the standard cotton programme at full load 86 % and average condensation efficiency of the standard cotton programme at partial load 86 %.
    • Weighted condensation efficiency for the standard cotton programme at full and partial load: 86 %.
    • Power consumption in off-mode 0.1 W and in left-on mode 1 W
    • Duration of left-on mode: 0 min
    • Noise level: 65 dB (A) re 1 pW
    • Programmes/functions
      • Fully electronic control dial for sensor programmes and timed programmes
      • Special programmes: Woollens, Mixed Load, Sportswear, Super Quick 40
      • Touch control buttons: Low heat, Reduced ironing
      • Key features
        • ActiveAir Technology
        • AntiVibration design: for greater stability and quietness
        • Self -cleaning condenser
        • Additional features
          • LC display for remaining time,24 hours time delay, programme progress indication,and special functions
          • Sensitive drying: large stainless steel drum with textile care and revolution drying system
          • Anti crease cycle 120 minutes at the end of the programme
          • Drum interior light
          • Buzzer to indicate the end of cycle
          • Metal door catch
          • Technical Information
            • Dimensions (H X W X D): 84.2 x 59.8 x 63.9 cm
            • Can be built-under
            • Large white round solid door
              Technical specs
              General Properties
              Fluorinated greenhouse gases Yes
              Type of refrigerant R134A
              Hermetically sealed equipment Yes

              Manuals and Downloads

              • Dimensional drawings
                Heights, widths, depths: everything you need to know about the dimensions of this household appliance is in our dimensional drawings.

              • Download

                As your home device works perfectly, please refer to our clear instructions for use.

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              • Download EU Data Sheet
                Download EU Data Sheet

                Here you can download the EU datasheet or view it on the screen

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              • Download EU Energy Label
                Download EU Energy Label

                Here you can download the EU energy label or view it on the screen

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