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How do I remove the bottom cover of an oster electric kettle model 3203-000 to check stuck auto switch-off lever?

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Will not heat water


Ultimately, how I ended up fixing my Oster 5965 and Hamilton Beach Cool Touch Electric 40898 kettles that had the same problems as you (Nothing would work; no heat, no buttons would light up) was by taking apart the bottom screws (Be warned, for only one screw I needed a "Spanner Insert Bit"). I jiggled the connectors as I rang them out with my multimeter and everything seemed to work. Leaving the bottom off I retested the kettle and it just worked. I reassembled the parts and made my happy wife a cup of English Tea. Just one thing though. There's no Numerals that ever lit up on my kettle so not sure what you meant by that, sorry.


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Jan 24, 2014 | Oster 5965 Electric Kettle

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Kettle stoped working...


After the warranty was over, our beautiful electric kettle just stopped working.
Toastess International Kettle
Model: TJK-103 120V, 60 Hz, 1500 W
Here is what I did to fix the problem.
Unplug the kettle and empty it completely.
Remove excess residual water inside.
Remove the bottom cover by removing the screws holding it.
Check the wires inside, the ones connected to the heat element.
On our kettle, one of them was completely burned off and disconnected.
So I replaced it with a heavy duty equivalent copper wire and sauder it in place.
Make sure that you do a good job installing and replacing the new copper wire.
Kettle is now fixed and working perfectly.

on Jan 23, 2008 | Toastess The Storm Electric Kettle

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Oster kettle not working


Ultimately, how I ended up fixing my Oster 5965 and Hamilton Beach Cool Touch Electric 40898 kettles that had the same problems as you (Nothing would work; no heat, no buttons would light up) was by taking apart the bottom screws (Be warned, for only one screw I needed a "Spanner Insert Bit"). I jiggled the connectors as I rang them out with my multimeter and everything seemed to work. Leaving the bottom off I retested the kettle and it just worked. I reassembled the parts and made my happy wife a cup of English Tea.

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Oct 18, 2012 | Oster 5965 Electric Kettle

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Oster water kettle leaking from bottom of unit when pouring?


If you're not just simply missing the opening a little as you're pouring then I'd assume it's cheaper to replace than to repair, sorry.

If it's leaking from the side-glass you might get by with filling your kettle just under the lower end of the side-glass.

May 29, 2012 | Oster 5965 Electric Kettle

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The warming button is stuck in the "on" position.


Push down on it toggles it on and off. Push down on it and it will release back up. Hope this helped...

Jan 11, 2011 | Oster 5965 Electric Kettle

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It won't turn on when I push down the switch. It worked perfectly minutes before.


Ultimately, how I ended up fixing my Oster 5965 and Hamilton Beach Cool Touch Electric 40898 kettles that had the same problems as you (Nothing would work; no heat, no buttons would light up) was by taking apart the bottom screws (Be warned, for only one screw I needed a "Spanner Insert Bit"). I jiggled the connectors as I rang them out with my multimeter and everything seemed to work. Leaving the bottom off I retested the kettle and it just worked. I reassembled the parts and made my happy wife a cup of English Tea.

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Sep 28, 2010 | Oster 5965 Electric Kettle

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A black ant got stuck under see through window WATER gauge on the body of kettle how to get it out? 1.5 L OSTER ELECTRIC KETTLE.


Fill Up Your unit full of Water and Emty it . Do it few time and Garanty your Ant will Go for Ride..Then Invite her for Coffee ...Bye

Sep 23, 2010 | Oster 5965 Electric Kettle

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Broken switch


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.

Dec 28, 2007 | Braun WK200 Cordless Electric Kettle

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Switch problem


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..

Apr 16, 2007 | Braun WK200 Cordless Electric Kettle

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