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Kettle will not stay on

The switch on the kettle will not stay up unless I apply downward pressure to the kettle, ie press it onto its base. When I release pressure, the switch goes off again.

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Sounds like the switch is weight sensitive. A safety feature to prevent overheat as contents run low? The baseplate is probably not moving freely enough to move accordingly.

Posted on Sep 13, 2009

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