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Braun electric water kettle. Works well, but leaks onto bottom power supply plate if left overnight with more than 1-2 inches of water in unit.. This is european 220V version.and started before unit was a year old,but it took some time before we connected the leak with the residual water level. Enough water leaked out to produce a pool of water on the tiled work surface underneath the unit.

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Not worth repairing. A new one would be cheaper!

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You cannot fix it when they split like that.

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You might look into purchasing a silicon sealant. Get the food grade kind. This should do it. http://www.etundra.com/White_Food_Grade_Silicone_Sealant-P19204.html?utm_source=google%2Bproduct&utm_medium=organic
There's also a high temp version thats rated up to 500 deg F if you need to fix something with a higher heat rating.

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