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Why do my hotpoint tumble dryer stop after 3 minutes?

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why do my hotpoint tumble dryer stop after 3 minutes?
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Appliance
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
The appliance is a Hotpoint tumble dryer model no: TC71P and serial no: 72100065.
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Do I require a replacement part?
Expert:  johnnn40 replied 10 months ago.
Please let me search for needed information, and I'll get back to you. Thank you.
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
I am still waiting for an answer!
Expert:  johnnn40 replied 10 months ago.
I apologize for the delay. I was called away. I'll do the search straight away, and get back to you.
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
No thank you, ***** ***** not wish to talk, just send answer!
Expert:  Daniel T. replied 10 months ago.
Hi
Sorry for the delay in getting to your question it looks like the other expert has opted out.
As to the fault if this runs for a few minutes and the stops this is going to be the start relay.
If you remove the top panel and from there look on the inside behind the control panel you will see a box with a few wires going to it in the center.
This is the start relay. You need to replace this and that will cure the fault from there.
This is a very common fault on these older dryers as ive replaced loads of them over the years for this fault.
Replace the start relay and this will cure the fault from there.
If you need anymore info just get back to me.
Regards
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Is the part I require a Hotpoint TC71P Switch - Start?
Expert:  Daniel T. replied 10 months ago.
No its not the start switch its the start relay that you need.
The part number for it is C00205896.

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