This white, plastic replacement door handle is a genuine spare part manufactured for select models of Bosch tumble dryer. It's been noted by customer reviewers that a torx key is required to fit this part.
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QHas anybody else noticed how fragile this part is? This will be the second time I have had to change the same part.6 Answers
The amount of force required to pull the door open seems to be more than you should expect to be handled by three quite small plastic lugs. Is there an upgraded handle with stronger fixings?
By chrisrg42- Bracknell
- 22 October 2011
Shockingly poor design. This is the second replacement in 2 years and I have been very careful to pull the handle from the centre and not one side as the engineer who came out to repair the handle under warranty instructed. Not what I'd expect from Bosch.
- 01 May 2013
Same here. Replacing for the second time, using epoxy resin to glue the new one on as well as the screws. Hopefully this will last longer. Only a year since it was replaced
- 08 February 2013
As another correspondent says, this part is either fragile or a poor design. I would suggest the latter as the whole force of opening the door (against the resistance of the catch) pulls against the screws and their plastic threads. If, leaning down from a standing position, you then tend to put most effort on the top part of the handle, i.e. one screw only, this exacerbates the situation.
By 2 sheds- Westbury
- 08 October 2012
I have model WTW84560GB/09 and the three lugs have snapped. Almost 2 years old, and I'm unsure if I'm under warranty as I bought it from Boots and their site says 2 years, but Bosch seems to say 1 year. I'm surprised that the handle is attached in this way as it seems very fragile. I have a washing machine with the same handle so am now being extra gentle with it. I'm going to try and get a spare handle and see if my husband can fit it. Loath to pay for anyone to fix it for me - especially if this is going to be a recurring problem. Husband says serves me right for buying expensive rubbish. But it has been a good dryer apart from that, and it was the only one which would fit under a fixed bench in the laundry. I get the door open by applying pressure with my fingertips and pulling.
By Kiwigirl- Edinburgh
- 13 April 2012
I do not think Bosch have upgraded the handle as this has the same part number as the one on their website. It is either fragile or a poor design. This is also my second handle. One naturally pulls at the top, and this eventually snaps off the top lug. The first time I had the problem, the whole handle came off with my washing inside! I contacted Bosch and was reluctantly sent a replacement, but they would not accept that it was a design fault. I did notice that the handle was the most popular Bosch tumble drier part purchased from this website.
By lag11- London
- 03 December 2011
The handle snapped off my tumble dryer yesterday, no undue force used, now have full load of washing stuck in machine including all work uniforms, Bosch tell me they can't get out for another week, mine is still under warranty, never had any problems like this with previous dryers. Again all three lugs sheared through.