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Kettle does not heat up

All lights and switches operate normally. kettle stirrer also works, but kettle does not get hot... is there a fuse that i could replace or something?

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Re: kettle does not heat up

Just had the same problem. One of the thermostats is probably bad. In my case I replaced both and the heating elements because it was more cost effective. Aside from the drive motor not much else can go wrong. In my case it was worth the $200.00 to replace these items instead of $825.00 for a new kettle.

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Re: kettle does not heat up

Yes the coil that heats up needs to be replaced....

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