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Cuisinart KUA-17 doesn't stop when water is boiling

Occasionally the kettle keeps going after the water is boiling and doesn't stop by itself.

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Hi im sorry i can only give you bad news these are not made to be repaired and you cant get the parts that you need, they are made to be thrown away after use which is bad i know but the cost of making them is low so they dont offer any spares as the cost of a new one would cost less than getting yours repaired,

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SOURCE: Can I get a replacemnet base for the the cuisinart

Yes, I opened the base (v-shape screws) and saw that the contact switch was burnt out. Where can I find the round contact switch?

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SOURCE: My Cuisinart KUA-17 cordless kettle doesn't stop automatically anymore when the water is boiling, and keeps going until all water has evaporated. Can anyone tell me what adjustment needs to be made?

The temp switch is fused closed. Buy a replacement.

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My problem was similar for the Cuisinart KUA-17.  I clicked down the on switch and it stayed down.  However, the light and power together seemed finicky.  That is, the light came on if I positioned the kettle in the base correctly, but then it sometimes went off without triggering the switch to pop up.  When the light went off while the switch remained down the water never boiled, but when I was lucky to position it such that the light remained on, the water did boil and the switch popped up ... as it should have.  It seemed to be getting more and more finicky and difficult to position correctly ... so I took it apart.
First of all, the base has screws that take a triangle screwdriver which I don't have.  So I found a small flat-headed screwdriver (like one you'd use for glasses) that just fit along one side of the triangle.  I was able to get three base screws out this way and since I expected to need to do this again in the future, I used my dremel to grind a larger flat-headed screwdriver slot in each.  It's been about a year and a half since I fixed it last time and this time I was glad I had the slots.
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