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Gavin, Home Appliance Technician
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Where is the trip on a Hotpoint TCM58OP dryer? It's quite

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Where is the trip on a Hotpoint TCM58OP dryer?
JA: Are you getting any error codes or messages from your Hotpoint dryer? How old is it?
Customer: It's quite old don't know exactly. It tripped electrics at meter board.
JA: How long has this been going on with your Hotpoint dryer? What have you tried so far?
Customer: First time happened yesterday evening. Just stopped
JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?
Customer: On/off button is not clicking. This may be an issue?

Hi, thanks for your question. I'm Gavin and I'll help you with you Dryer.

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I'll just be a minute pulling up your model information

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Does anything light up at all?

Customer: replied 11 days ago.
No lights. On off switch now working again.

What do you mean by the 'on off switch'? are you referring to the start button on the right hand side of the dial on the dryer?

Customer: replied 11 days ago.

When you press the start button what happens? any noises? does the drum start to turn?

Customer: replied 11 days ago.
It now seems to be working again!
Customer: replied 11 days ago.
Drum is spinning and there is hot air in drum.

Bizarre! If it tripped your electric do the following checks to help prevent it happening again in the future

Unplug from the mains

Remove condenser (metal filter) and clean through with a hose or shower head

Remove the cover on the back of the dryer and make sure it is dry

Remove the lid and right hand side panel of the dryer and hoover it out

If the fault happens again you will need to replace the heating element.

Let me know if there's anything else I can do to help

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Customer: replied 11 days ago.
OK thanks

Hi, please could you close the question by clicking the stars and rating my help

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