When we moved into our home 3 years ago we treated ourselves to some new appliances and this Bosch dryer was one of them. I've been used to hanging things out so it was more of a treat when we have wet weather rather than having to use a clothes airer inside. So we occassionally use the machine for towels, clothes, sheets etc. I've had buyers remorse since this purchase. It just doesn't dry the clothes well, the sensor thinks it's dry and stops the cycle, although they are far from dry. Then most of the cycles have the anti crease function in b...uilt so the dryer keeps turning on for a few minutes even after the end of the cycle. It doesn't remove the dog hair from the clothes either and that's usually a staple bonus to most dryers. The machine rocks on an even floor. The exhaust pipe thing deteriorated within about 8 months and it's just been a hassle since buying the thing.
Broken after 5 years
We bought Bosch because of its reputation. We also bought this model because we we are a large family and 7kg was recommended.
$1000 !!! Now it is broken and repairs are as much as a new model.
Now I am stuck as I have the Bosch washing machine and need to stack a dryer on top.
Really mad that this has happened and the cost is so much!
Surely these items should last 10 or more years?
- Serie 4 WTA74200AU
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I bought this dryer a week ago after much deliberation, because of the very mixed reviews on here. The price was great for a dryer of this quality. It seems extremely solid & well built. The dryer is fabulous & very quiet. The sensor drying is great, it seems to dry much quicker than my old dryer. You have to read the manual, this is not just a "turn the dial & it goes" type of dryer. So maybe that has something to do with the negative reviews.
I also didn't stack the dryer, as it is not recommended.
Love this dryer
Great dryer..holds big loads..sometimes not the best when only a couple of items are in it, it tends to think they are dryer than what they really are and turns off. Other than that it has saved our life with 4 kids in the family and constant washing, we only do big loads now so not washing/drying as much!
Must have on a budget dryer
Packed full of technology this vented dryer ticks all the boxes including price. New heat pump technology is still financially out of reach of most consumers, so if you need a dryer that is just as good (though not as economical as the heat pump 6 stars energy rating) then this machine has the goods. Reason it gets four stars is the issue with drying sheets, they get tangled up in a ball and need untangling twice minimum.
A drier for those who want a special kind of drying each time...
This is a drier that does the drying as you want it dried but you need to take the time to put the information in to get the best out of this great function. Remember that you only get great when you take a little time. So if a good drier gives you a drying time and quality of dry clothing just as you order then this is the drier for you.
- Serie 4 WTA74200AU
- Verified purchase
Bosch 7kg dryer Lemon
This dryer does not dry, only two weeks old has not completely dried anything I have put in it. I want my money back this is the most ridiculous pathetic excuse for a dryer I have spent a lot of money on and have received nothing in return, what is wrong with this product ?
Does not dry clothes
I have had a replacement dryer from Bosch as the first one did not dry correctly, second dryer from Bosch still wont dry my clothes.....the senor keeps beeping as if the clothes are dry but in fact they aren't dry at all.
Very disappointed with Bosch as all of my appliances in my home are Bosch, and I really trusted this brand especially when Bosch appliances are not a cheap purchase, so when buying a more expensive brand you would expect top quality of the highest standard from Bosch. However in this instance I have found that Bosch have n...
In a nutshell - clothes always take longer to dry. Sheets come out in one big tangle. The lint filter is easy enough to clean but heaps of lint falls below the filter. The area where the lint gets trapped is too deep to put my hand in. This is an annoying feature.
The most annoying feature of this dryer is the funnel for the air to blow out of. I prefer dryers that have this feature on the front of the machine. For one of the more expensive dryers on the market this is a cheap looking and annoying feature. I have to prop the funnel up otherwise the floor gets wet with condensation.
Clothes come out soft and not burning hot. Dries in alot less time than my previous dryer. Once you get into the habit of telling the dryer what you want, rather than just pushing one button. Very different to use bit I love it. Once you get used to it it's great.
Adjust the default settings otherwise it does not dry properly!
I'm not sure why the Bosch officials aren't informing you of this in their generic response, but when this dryer is deliverer the default dryness setting is "0" , use the "fine adjust" and set it higher to make things drier. The setting will stay high until you adjust it down. I am going to give it a bit longer and hopefully things will improve but I'm not overly impressed yet! I have just run a load and it is slightly drier, but not fully! What is going on Bosch!
Bad for sheets ok for clothes
My sheets never dry probably, this dryer keep making them like ball and, I have to go every 10mintus to check it and fixing it, ok for clothes but take so long for 7kg ,something don't drying it probably, but they coming out clean and soft and no fluff, I just got it for about a 3weeks now and I'm not happy at all, I wish I never make this porches, my old one was Electrolux and at was fantastic,fast and energy saver,I wish I can have my money back, I well go back to the old one, plus...I don't recommend anyone to buy it plus it's so expensive comparing by the other brands.im very very sad
BRAND NEW Absolute waste of money
I have never come across a dryer so useless, it is a 7kg machine on every setting it does not dry clothing, doesn't matter if you set it on extra dry still wont heat up, People NEVER BUY THIS DRYER, I wouldn't even buy another Bosch product, I have tried putting in one item No heat tried several items No heat, full load No heat.
I am disgusted
Very disappointed in my Bosch dryer
I purchased a Bosch Dryer 86402 in Sept '15 and would not recommend it! Because there is no vent to the outside, the whole room gets hot and the moisture in the machine keeps the clothes from drying faster. The sheets, when being dried, continue to quickly form into a ball, taking longer to dry and result in very wrinkled sheets. I am very disappointed in my dryer!!! And would not recommend it. I would like to return it!
- Serie 4 WTA74200AU
- Verified purchase
Excellent and Reliable
I bought this dryer over 1.5 years ago on 9 June 2014.
My partner and I have no outdoor space so all our clothes, towels, sheets (etc.) are dried by the Bosch. It is used several times a week.
Reliability -- since the day we bought it, it has simply worked without failure, and it dries them just as well, and just as timely, today as it did when it was new.
Many programmes -- There are lots of programmes and fine adjustments (way more than we need or have tried out). It tells you how much longer it will take and when finished it beeps and then keeps occasionally doing half-a-tumble until you take the clothes out, so the clothes are less likely to be crumpled.
Purchased this dryer several weeks ago and although it's different to other dryers I have used (being a sensor dryer, depending on the setting, it automatically selects the drying time). I have found the time it takes to dry clothes is much shorter, it's quiet and overall I am very pleased with it's performance. I love the fact you can select the type of clothing in it and the dryer does the rest! It even has an alarm to tell you when the clothes are dry.
Questions & Answers
I'm 69 and wanted to ask concerning the venting. If I have the external laundry open (1500cm from machine) is that enough. I've never owned a dryer so don't know anything about them. Thanks Rosemary
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I just went to clean the lint filter and as I removed it 2 rectangles of fluff fell off the filter and into the gap in the machine. The picture on the door of the drying shows a hinged fluff filter that you open and brush off to clean. Mine has no hinge, it's just one piece and nothing to hold the fluff on as you pull it out. So now I have to try to fish out the fluff from the inside gap in the front of the machine. Worried this is a fire hazzard. What to do? Have I got the wrong filter in it?
I am having many problems with this dryer, not sure if faulty but will not dry a load in the last month, beeps that it's finished and the clothes are very wet, very frustrated. Any ideas?
sounds like there's a problem with it. I assume you've cleared the lint filter. is it under warranty? If it's less than 2-3 years old then under Australian law you should be able to get it repaired by the manufacturer because expensive items should have a reasonable life. I hope you have the store receipt?
I think it takes longer because the moisture is not released through vents to the outside, which most other dryers have.
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