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Breville spectra kettle, light flashing- cause unknown?

For past 2 weeks there is a red light flashing form the keep warm button on the top of my Breville spectra quiet boil, cordless kettle, and button is not pressed. Does any one know what this means please?

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    Can I repair this myself or do I have to return it for repairs?

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    power will not stay on

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It could mean that the warming element is defective; open.

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