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Siemens porsche kettle om switch problem

When I press the red on switch it doesn't switch the kettle on. It used to "click" but now it doesn't . It was an expensive kettle so I'm loathed to buy a new one if this can be repaired. Can it? Could I repair it myself?

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  • achenstrasse Feb 16, 2008

    Really helpful, thanks. Amazing thing is that it's sorted itself out! I now works again. I think the switch must have stuck. I was on holiday for 5 weeks & usually the kettle is used about 6 times a day so may be not using it for 5 weeks was the problem.




    Your comments are much appreciated. 

  • catelyn Apr 14, 2008

    flama-the on/off button won't engage!

  • Anonymous Mar 15, 2014

    will i need to cnage the plug to a standard one and if so whcih fuse do i need to use

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Some switches are called momentary and others are the click on and click off type.
It could be a problem with the switch if is is the click on type.
It could be a relay that "seals in" when you press the on off switch to on.
By "seal in" I mean, the kettle is wired so that when the relay coil energizes, it closes a contact when it is electrified and becomes an electric magnet and the energy that was going through the on off button, is now going through the closed contact on the relay.
If you don't here a clicking sound like you used to, it could be a fuse inside inside of the electrical box on or by the kettle.
I don't know by the information, if this is a household small appliance or commercial?
Even if household, it should have the same basic setup.

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What About The Kettle?

Despite being metal the kettle is cool touch (a tough special grade plastic interior). A good safety feature is that the kettle will only switch on when the lid is closed, there is a special lid release button. The kettle also has automatic overheat protection. Of course the kettle is cordless and has cord storage in its base. Water quality? Well, it's better if you use filtered water, but with this kettle it is even better - it has a removable stainless steel limescale filter in the spout!

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