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When you turn the kettle on it does not come on straight away and then suddenly turns on and then cuts out before boiling properly, this is happening frequently now. I have changed the fuse but it did not make any difference.

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This happens when there is a build up of lime scale in the kettle. There is a thermostat that lets the kettle know when the water is boiled so it can switch off. Once this is coated with limescale it cannot function properly. There are descaling chemicals that can clean the kettle. Using one of these should solve the problem.

Posted on Sep 11, 2010

  • Joe Bannon Sep 12, 2010

    If this does not solve the problem then the thermostat is faulty. As it's sealed in the bottom of the kettle it's not possible to replace it so the kettle would have to be replaced. 90% of the time however limescale is the cause of the problem.

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