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Error Code C 21:00 continues to flash

TRV 530 error Code C21:00 started flashing. The manual says it is a condensation problem and to eject the cassette and leave the door open for an hour for the unit to come into balance. It has been about 48 hours since the problem arose and over 24 hours since I opened the door and left it open. The error code continues to flash. I tried plugging the unit in with the door ajar and leaving it unplugged. I also pushed the reset button. None of these attempts worked.

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Re: Error Code C 21:00 continues to flash

Hi, ok now you hold your breath and follow the instructions.. 1. remove all the batteries including the tiny backup battery (usuall seen behind the screen) 2.then hit it very hard.. now insert the batteries and check .. if you dont belive read the link all the best regards sreejith

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