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Broken switch switch became loose. kettle no longer works.Any chance at repair? Thanks, Rob

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  • Anonymous Mar 08, 2008

    The switch wouldn't stay down

  • dvarga Nov 12, 2008

    I have the same problem with the swith coming loose and rttling inside.

    Can't get at it from the bottom as you remove the bottom cover, the underside of the element is exposed and is sealed.

    Don

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    J Coombe May 09, 2015

    Jaguarnaut is brilliant

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That is correct, the flat plastic rod that pulls when you depress the on/off button is attached to a switch lever under the bottom of the handle. The rod in mine broke off right where it connects to that switch lever. You can either try and find the new or used part, Braun may have new, I have not tried their 800 number, can't hurt? I fix everything from scratch though and rebuild when I can especially if parts are scarce or obsolete. So I used some marine putty to affix the rod end back to the lever. Marine putty is a stick with two putties you roll together for a rock hard compound, awesome stuff. You can get at Wally World or hardware, auto parts, boat supply stores. I also drilled very small holes in the broken rod on each side and the lever on each side and threaded some thin stainless steel wire through, just looped it around without twisting it togethor before putting the putty over it for a permanent, wire reinforced, fix.The handle is not screwed on exception of one little torx screw at very bottom of handle on base. The handle just snaps together. The base or bottom and 3 screws do not need to be removed either for this rod and lever fix. Remove the top 'cover' piece of the handle first, then remove the two brass pins under it at top next to the on/off button second. So, the handle 'snaps' off with a lock blade knife or equivalent, get under the handle pieces with knife edge and twist the blade, it will pop off as you go, be prepared to break a few little hook pieces off underneath, they break but it seems to snap back on ok anyway. Crazy glue alone won't hold these plastic pieces together btw, try another way, wire and putty, maybe a plastic welding kit etc.. Mine works great again, once I got the lever reattached to the rod.

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  • Dorothy McDonald May 15, 2012

    I followed his instructions, but I still cannot get the on/off button to "click".

    dorothy.mcdonald@gcccd.edu

  • jaguarnaut Nov 01, 2013

    The rod has to be at the exact length it originally was and re-attached exactly where it broke off, it is tricky but it will work if you connect it all back right as it was positioned originally. Also with the handle off try and push down on the lever itself with your finger and see if it clicks / locks down first, then its all about making that rod work again in relation to the lever. UPDATE: It is now nearly 5 years later and my fix and my kettle still going strong, no issues again since repair, good luck to you.

  • atlantis43 Sep 02, 2015

    do you happen to know the size torx wrench needed for the screw?

  • atlantis43 Sep 02, 2015

    found that it's a size 7 torx, but I also found that the plastic shaft is intact, so that's not the solution to my problem.

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