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BOSCH WTVC553SUC Vision 500 Series Frontloader Dryer 6.7 cubic feet

The Bosch WTVC553SUC, part of the manufacturer’s 500 series, is one of the most efficient dryers in the market. It is packed with features that help reduce energy use, some through more obvious ways and some through promoting sheer efficiency. Powerfully charged but energy efficient and feature-packed but operates in relative quiet, the WTVC553SUC is full of delightful contradictions.


Interior Features
  • The WTVC553SUC is Energy Star compliant. In fact, BOSCH has become the Energy Partner of the Year in 2009. This particular dryer is backed up with EcoSmart technology, which enables it to be very efficient. The EcoAction Technology it uses helps it in functioning with energy that has been reduced by 10%.
  • With its DynamicAir and ActiveAir features, the WTVC553SUC is able to dry clothes thoroughly without having to use too much heat. These features are applicable to any type of fabric. The dryer also comes with a cycle that does not use heat at all: the Air Fluff/No Heat drying cycle. Still, it comes with sensors that prevent it from overheating.
  • There are drying cycles intended for use on jeans only and on delicates only. The appropriate amount of heat and pressure is applied for each type of fabric. There are even cycles that specialize on removing wrinkles, and even odors. The Steam Touch Up is designed to refresh full loads in a matter of 20 minutes.
  • The WTVC553SUC performs all of its cycles without much noise. Its Extremely Quiet Performance feature helps it become one of the quietest dryers in America.
  • The use of 3 way venting makes the WTVC553SUC easy to install.

    Exterior Features

  • The WTVC553SUC come with an LED display for easy checking of status. The display type also makes the dryer modern-looking. An interior light makes it easy to check the insides of the drum.
  • The dryer comes with a white overall finish, for a clean and professional look. The buttons have a silver finish while the dials and the door ring are made of chrome.
  • The door hinge is reversible. The user can open the door easily using his or her right hand.
  • Stackability makes it easy for the WTVC553SUC to be placed on top of or under a washing machine of about the same size. This should help optimize space.

    Dimension Specifications

    Depth: 31 7/8 inches
    Width: 27 inches
    Height: 36 7/8 inches
    Volume: 6.7 cubic feet

    Advantages

    With the WTVC553SUC’s energy efficiency, the user is contributing to the conservation of resources, while saving money on electricity bills. In terms of savings, the initial expense of the product is not bad, either. The dryer comes with several cycles that can be used to dry different types of fabric thoroughly but gently. This means you can efficiently dry a variety of fabrics through this machine.

    Disadvantages

    It does not have a cycle for wool and other specific fabrics.

    Pros

  • saves space
  • conserves energy
  • saves on electricity bills
  • can dry most fabrics
  • relatively affordable
  • uses little or no heat for drying

    Cons

  • lacks some cycle options



    Full Specifications »
     

     

    STYLE  
    Loading Type Front Load
    Fuel Type Gas
    Color Silver
    Drum Material Stainless Steel
    PERFORMANCE  
    Capacity 6.7 Cu. Ft.
    Timed Dry Yes
    Drying System

    EcoSmart™ technology, DynamicAir™, ActiveDry™, Eco-Sensor

    CYCLES  
    Cycles

    Air Fluff / No Heat drying cycle, Jeans cycle, Steam Wrinkle Relax cycle, Steam Refresh, Steam Touch Up, Delicates

    Steam

    Air Fluff / No Heat drying cycle, Jeans cycle, Steam Wrinkle Relax cycle, Steam Refresh, Steam Touch Up, Delicates

    FEATURES  
    Special Features

    EcoAction™ Option, 3-way venting for easy installation, Extended WrinkleBlock®, Heat sensors and intelligent controls prevent overheating, Stackable, Interior Light, Adjustable drying temperature

    Energy Star Qualified Yes
    Sound Package (Quietness)

    Extremely Quiet Performance: 64 dB

    DIMENSIONS  
    Width 27 Inches
    Height 36 7/8 Inches
    Depth 31 7/8 Inches

     

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  • Comments for BOSCH WTVC553SUC Vision 500 Series Frontloader Dryer 6.7 cubic feet

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    Feb 01, 2011
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    A Lemon Thus Far
    by: Anonymous

    A Lemon Thus Far
    Written: Jan 31 '11

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    Pros: None to date.

    Cons: Doesn't work after a week!

    The Bottom Line: No don't buy this lemon!!!

    psaling's Full Review: Bosch WTVC553 Gas Dryer
    I bought this dryer (and washer) because I really wanted and upgrade from my boring compact apartment size stackable unit that we had been using for over 5 years with no hitches. Time for a major upgrade so I thought why not Bosch the Mercedes Benz of appliances.....
    So I ordered it online and it took a few weeks for it to arrive from Missouri to California..hence if you buy online the 365 warranty starts on your purchase date and not on the installation date....(3 weeks difference)
    So used the dryer for about a week when one day the dryer decided to stop heating. I assumed it was something that triggered the computer to go on "safe" mode or something weird like that and a repair person could just reset it and we would be on our merry way! Boy was I wrong!!!
    Since its still under warranty I was told it had to be repaired. Called the service local repair people that Bosch recommended under warranty and the repair person said the gas valve had gone out and when she called the Bosch technical advisors, they told her they were going out on many many NEW gas dryers. So she ordered another gas valve which showed up a WEEK later yes a week later. We did laundry at the laundry mat. She came back with the new gas valve and tried to replace it and it was faulty too! She said it would take another week to get yet another gas valve after being very furious and getting no where with the repair people nor Bosch I was willing to give it yet another week. Well the repair people called a day before their scheduled apptointment to tell me they didn't have the part and it would be another week!
    I am now trying another Bosch recommended service repair company that is supposed to show up tomorrow! This has been a complete nightmare and our laundry is totally backed up. Horrible, horrible Bosch customer service. Supposedly they have to attempt to repair it 3 times before they can claim it a lemon and replace it and the customer needs to prove that it is a lemon! Horrible experience to date! Don't buy it if you can avoid it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Very stressful indeed!

    Recommended:
    No

    Amount Paid (US$): 988.60

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