Generally fine, but trying to dry linen is a pain
I bought this after my Miele gave it up after 12 years. With just clothes, it is a great dryer and does the job to our satisfaction. But linen? It's painful. Because it only turns in one direction, quilts, sheets etc end up in a tight little ball, and you have to constantly intervene. We live in an apartment so drying it on the clothes line isn't an option. Many a time we have forgotten the quilt cover was in there, go to put something else in and realise that it's still wet and have to put the dryer back on. I hate it for that reason and wouldn't recommend one. I've had a Miele and Asko dryer and they are both much better compared to this.
Purchased in March 2018 at Betta Home Living.
Actually put our lives in danger
Purchased the Bosch WTY877W0AU dryer two years ago, along with the matching washing machine, at an expense of just under $5k.
Unfortunately within days of the dryer's warranty expiring, it stopped working. After agreeing to fix the machine, it took Bosch SIX WEEKS and FOUR VISITS to repair the machine. Having just given birth, and toilet training our toddler, this was infuriatingly frustrating.
On top of this debacle, after advising us that the machine was 'ready to go', they failed to place the condenser drain pipe back into our laundry sin...k. Unbeknownst to use, this led to our laundry flooding, including into the power board that the machine was plugged into. As the whole family had been in the laundry at different times that night (including our toddler), unaware of the slow leak and therefore the threat to our lives from the deadly mix of live electricity and water, Bosch effectively jeopardised the lives of my entire family through their incompetence. And the clincher, they refused to pay for the damage that their incompetence caused.
Purchased in August 2017 at Appliances Online.
Perfect solution to lint free laundry
How i love doing laundry! Clothes come out in perfect condition without dog hair. I did not need to plumb for drainage of the water storage as i simply empty it during cycle; likewise with the lint filters. I mainly use manual setting with heat resulting in not requiring ironing, except for minimal pressing for work shirts. Laundry room does not steam up much.
Purchased in April 2019 for $1,400.00.
The reviewer stated that an incentive was offered for this review
No more Damp walls
Anything that goes in the Washing Machine is placed in Dryer. This products performance is outstanding. Different settings puts me in control love how it also senses when the clothes are dry and turns off. Delayed start is great can set and forget. The only item I don’t place in dryer are Woolens. Love the fact there is no moisture on walls very efficient.
Purchased in June 2018 at RetraVision for $1,400.00.
This is our first heat pump dryer after many years of service from a conventional vented dryer. The criticisms others have had regarding heat pump dryers in general, and perhaps this in particular, are valid - in that it takes the "Cotton" cycle and at least "Cupboard dry" to get the clothes "properly" dry; that there is no reverse tumble action, so that large items like bedsheets can get balled up; and that the lint filter is not as straightforward to clean out as more conventional dryers.
However, this unit itself is otherwise superb. It fee...ls beautifully made (acknowledging that it is made in Poland rather than Germany), is *incredibly* quiet (such that the "night drying mode" is superfluous), and deals with even very large, wet sheets with ease. The anti-crease function actually does seem to work well for work clothes. Emptying the condenser drawer is straightforward, and cleaning the lint filter can be done reasonably quickly. Children's clothes have dried very well without shrinking. We purchased from Appliances Online as part of a package with a washing machine. The installers were fantastic - came on time with plenty of notice, cleaned up after themselves and were extremely pleasant.
Purchased in February 2019 at Appliances Online.
Happy with the Bosch WTY877W0AU
After so many research in the past few month, i finally bought the BOSCH WTY877W0AU dryer arrived today and i am happy with the result. I used only one cycle so far, used the cotton cycle option and Cupboard dry option to dry mixed of clothes including shirt, pants and towels and after 2hours all the cloths came fully dried and soft.
I am happy with it and i feel made with the rite choice.
Best dryer ever!
I love that the programs actually work as they should. Put a load in for 60min and after 60min, the load is actually dry! No need to add extra time. Which also makes this machine faster and therefore more efficient than my previous machine. The high star rating is well deserved.
This dryer is the quietest I've ever used, leaves the room warmish and totally dry but not overly hot like a condenser dryer and certainly not wet a regular dryer that requires venting.
We were hesitant with the price but after just a month of use so far I'm very...glad we went with it. Still waiting on an electricity bill since running this machine - we are heavy users of a dryer so expecting good results with the high star rating. Have yet to come across any negatives for this machine.
Very happy so far - dries with ease
Purchased to match our front loader and we are very happy so far - the light in the drum is great but I find it a bit odd that with the washer you turn on and load but with the dryer you load and then turn on. Like the ability to switch the side the door opens (change hinge side) but we are planning to get the stacker kit so not planning to switch it. Has a large load capacity compared to other dryers I have owned (9kg) and appears to dry perfectly and in a timely manner.
What a disappointment
This very expensive dryer doesn't compare well to the old mid-range one it was intended to replace. Like other reviewers of the dryers in this range I couldn't believe that the Bosch didn't reverse tumble. At first I thought it must be a fault but getting on the internet I see loads of other people complaining about it.
Another thing it doesn't do is "cool down" at the end of the cycle. I find that even plucked straight from the machine as soon as it beeps and before the no-crease cycle kicks in my t-shirts are too wrinkled to just fold and...put away without ironing ... a problem I never had with the older machine. Most dryers turn the heat off before the cycle is finished and tumble for a while to remove the heat from the clothes and this seems to reduce wrinkles. I can't see any reason why a condenser dryer couldn't do this as well. Another thing is that the huge door is set so low that you can't get a standard laundry basket under it so you can't drop the basket in front in advance then open the door. You have to put the basket somewhere else, open the door, move the basket under the door. The start button seems strangely un-tactile... I keep having to press it twice because the first time it doesn't register. In fact all the controls feel a bit cheap for a machine at the top of the range. It's even a bit squeaky when it starts up... that does disappear pretty quick but makes me worry all the same. To be fair I should say something positive. It does generate less lint so this would imply that your clothes would last longer since they are probably getting less harsh treatment. And it's nice not to have to muck around with exhaust hoses (though you can get other condensers for way less money). Even though I gave myself a couple of months to get used to it, basically I find myself just going back to the old dryer with this new one sitting in the corner, an expensive white(ware) elephant. Save your money and buy something for a grand less and make sure you go into a shop first and handle it and work the controls to see how you like it even if you end up buying online.
Poor design, Unreliable. Same problems as WTY88700AU
First of all, this is probably the same machine as the WTY88700AU. A cynical person would say that when the negative reviews here and elsewhere started to build up, they changed the 00 to an 01 so google searches wouldn't find all the dirt.
Whether that's literally the case or not, all of the problems people have experienced with the WTY88700AU are present in the WTY88701AU.
I bought this on the strength of Bosch's reputation, and I'm very sorry I did.
One immediately notices that the dryer doesn't reverse tumble to untangle the cloth...es. Sheets especially will ball up. Second, the filter top, even properly seated, juts out so that the edges of the load constantly rub across its perforated surface and small items like socks get hung up for long periods of time. I've only had the dryer a couple of days but I'm certain that sooner or later a pocket or a trouser cuff is going to catch and stretch or tear, especially when still very damp and more "grabby". My old dryer, which cost a third of the Bosch reversed every 10 minutes or so and had a recessed lint filter that the clothes never touched. And speaking of the filters, now I have two large ones that have to be rinsed (swiping your hand across doesn't work - because of the fineness of the mesh you just push the lint further in). I only have a hot water tap free (cold is attached to the washer) so there go my energy savings from the heat pump technology. Then you've got to shake them out and air dry them before you put them back in, so you can't do another load straight after. If you put them in wet it'll be an "out" for the retailer on a warranty claim. My old dryer I moistened my right hand fingers with a few drops of water (as opposed to litres for a thorough rinse of two filters), plucked the filter out with my left hand, flicked it open, wiped twice with my right hand, dropped the lint in the bin and replaced the filter still in my left hand - all in one practiced motion that took about three seconds. I did that for 10 years after every load, no trouble (it was the drum spindle that failed).
Best Dryer Ever!!!...just do it :)
We purchased this dryer (WTY88701AU) a few months ago, after our very old F&P died after 10 years.
Well I have been super happy with the choice of the new Bosch Dryer, it is very quiet and no condensation what so ever in the laundry now. The clothes come out lovely and dry, fluffy & warm. I have tried a few of the settings so far, including towels, mixed load, cottons & blankets. I really like how easy it is to operate and how lovely it looks too! There is a nice light inside so you can see when taking clothes in & out of the drum. I also like...
Questions & Answers
Has anyone had issues with the clothes twisting in this dryer?
Hoping a Bosch specialist can answer this - our laundry is in the garage and we had a mouse get in the back of the drier. Luckily we got it out without issue but I have to ask (as I would have expected this feature for price paid) why doesn’t your product(s) have rodent guards or vents impossible for rodents to enter? As many laundry are located in garages sadly mice can be a hazard that should be guarded against.
BSH Home AppliancesBosch Home Appliances
Thanks for the question regarding your Bosch Washing Machine
We'd like to help, if email us at email@example.com, quoting BSH10948 in the subject line we’ll investigate for you. Regards, Bosch Home Australia.
Is a heat pump dryer any good for tropical areas?
Hello Chris I don’t leave in a tropical area so I can’t answer that question but I do live in a town where the humidity does get a little higher at times. I tend not to use the dryer unless it’s been raining constantly and I never have any trouble with mine kind regards Carol
BSH Home AppliancesBosch Home Appliances
Thanks for your question regarding the Bosch dryers.
Excess humidity can reduce the effectiveness though if the appliance is in an airconditioned premises then there should not be any issues.
If you need any more help, feel free to contact us on 1300 369 744.
Bosch Home Australia
|Category||Heat Pump Clothes Dryers||Heat Pump Clothes Dryers|
|Energy Rating||8 star(s)|
|Energy Consumption||150 kWh per year|
|Features||Auto-Sensing, Child-Safety Lock, Delicates Setting and Lint Filter|
|Door Hinge||Reversible Door Hinge and Right|
|Colour / Finish||White|
|Dimensions||842 x 598 x 599 mm|
|Manufacturer Warranty||2 year(s)||2 year(s)|
|Release date||June 2014|
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