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Depends on the Generator size. It may well be that it has a suggested 3kva max output. Generally a little overrated. Your 3Kw kettle might be over 3Kw input.
These things mean the generator safety cutout operates just below 3Kva. The generator would be fine with a short time 3KVA output only. better for it to cut out than the cook!
Trick would be to have a 2kw kettle or a 4kva genny
Posted on Dec 16, 2014
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: kettle lights but doesn't boil
Most likely the thermo fuse is blown.
You have to take the kettle apart and see the spec for the thermo fuse. You can get these at most any electronics parts supplier for appliances.
To change the thermo fuse you will need the proper crimp type connectors and the crimp tool. This is not able to be soldered. It runs too hot, and soldering in a circuit close to a heating element is not able to be used.
Before changing the thermo fuse, you can test it with an ohm meter. It should typicaly read about 0.1 to 0.2 ohms. The heating element resistance should typicaly read about 8 to 12 ohms.
If the heating element reads below 6 to 7 ohms on a well calibrated ohm meter, or above 15 ohms, it is defective.
If the thermo fuse is blown, the kettle may have been left running when boiled out and over heated, or there is a short in the heating element.
If you feel that you are not comfortable to do this type of repair, it would be best to give the kettle out to an appliance service centre to have it serviced.
When you change the thermo fuse, and if it blows again the heating element is probably damaged. It must be replaced if possible, or if worth the cost.
On the other hand, if the kettle is more than a few years old and you don't want to go to all this trouble, you may want to consider to simply get a new one.
Posted on Apr 29, 2008
the chemical taste of smell from your kettle means that the element in the kettle which provide heat to boiled the water has gone bad due to over heating
this occur when there is shortage of water level in the kettle when the power supply is on
to fix up this problem of smell and chemical taste in your boiled water you will have to make a change of the element (heater)because it has gone bad you can get a replacement of it in the store .
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Posted on Jun 01, 2010
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I think you would only solve this problem by cleaning the thermostat contacts, or replacing the thermostat which wouldn't be worthwhile as it's likely to be cheaper to buy a new kettle.
Besides this , just getting into the kettle needs special 3 tongue screwdriver and then a certain technique to open it up without damaging the plastic parts. Im'e afraid its a throw-away world now and its not good .
Posted on Dec 23, 2010
SOURCE: water kettle does not boil water
I had the exact same problem. The kettle would warm water but not boil. I bet you have hard water - try putting 1/2 vinegar and 1/2 water mix and turning it on. I did this, fixed the problem!
Posted on Dec 25, 2010
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