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Why does the water boiled in this kettle smell and taste chemically? Any boiled in a plastic kettle in my home is fine.

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Hello,

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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  • Mr man
    Mr man Jan 24, 2015

    All new water boilers have chemials that taste bad, it will go away after a few months

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