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The lever to turn the kettle on (after filling it with water and placing it on the charging stand) doesn't stay down anymore. As a result, it can't heat anything. I tried taking it apart but one of the screws is really weird, and not really removable by a normal screwdriver.

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How do i get rid of a taste when making a brew


Water and white vinegar will descale your kettle which may be causing the taste. Follow these instructions:
http://www.topcleaningsecrets.com/house/kitchen/how-to-clean-an-electric-kettle.html

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How to clean out your stovetop kettle


I've been using the same kettle on my stove for about a year and I hadn't cleaned it even once until last week.
A while ago I started noticing these weird white chucks that would come out with the water but I just figured that it was because I get a lot of use of out my kettle.
It turns out that the white chunks are actually limescale.
I did some research on it and thankfully limescale is not harmful to ingest. However, it's pretty gross to look at and I certainly wouldn't want to serve a cup of tea to a guest that is filled with strange white flakes.
So I figured out how to clean my kettle with stuff I have at home.
All you need is some regular cooking vinegar to do the descaling for you.
There is no need to buy expensive chemicals that you wouldn't feel safe using on a cooking product anyway.
Start by rinsing out your kettle with warm water.
Then, fill half of it with water and the other half with vinegar.
Place it on your stove and let it come to a rolling boil.
Then, just leave it there over night.
When you wake up in the morning, dump out the water and vinegar solution.
Take a long scrubbing brush and scrub the inside of the kettle to remove whatever limescale is left.
If there is still some caked on, you can repeat the steps over again.
If your kettle is clear of the grime, simply rinse out a number of times with soap to get rid of the vinegar taste/smell.
Voila! Your stovetop kettle is clean and no more unidentified chunks in your tea!


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Kettle base got water .keeps blowing....how do i solve problem


For the kettle's black 'charging' base:
Unplug this charging base immediately. Let it dry out completely. If you have an air hose, contact cleaner or Electronics Duster (compressed air) to displace the water.

If you're kettle stopped working after its fully dry (wait a day to be safe), make sure it's still unplugged and check the contacts in the base center for corrosion (there's the center ground pin and if you push down on it's spring-loaded ring around the ground pin you'll find two more inner/outer circumferential contacts). If you see corrosion try to clean them with a cotton swab (like Q-Tip) and alcohol and retry.


For the kettle's stainless steel 'pitcher' base:
It's the same as above but you'll need to expose the bottom for best results and to find out where's this water it leaking from.

You'll need to remove the 3 Phillips screws and one safety-screw with a "spanner insert bit" on your driver. If you don't have access to one of those and your kettle leaks when filled then I'd bet it's cheaper to replace than to repair, sorry.
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It sound like the temperature sensor that switches the kettle off when it has reached the correct temperature is faulty. It would probably be cheeper to replace than repair

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A power outage happened and all of a sudden Aroma kettle was not turning on. I tried different outlets that I knew worked... nothing. So, problem was certainly the kettle. I gave some good sold raps to the base of the kettle and then some to the base that plugs into wall. Walla! The kettle is now working. I pray it continues. And, from now on I'm unplugging base after each use :)

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Hi, i have a Bosch TDS2551GB steam generator iron. It needs descaling but I don't know how and there does not appear to be a descaling button. How do I proceed ?


Hi, Descaling is simply a process where the limestone that is deposited in any water cooking device is removed.
Have a look inside your electric kettle to see how much of a problem ypou have in your area.
If you have a serious problem & your kettle element is totally covered up with a whitish coating, I suggest you buy a can of commercial descaling agent.
If not, or iof you prefer home remedies, get a bottle of white vinegar.
Empty your kettle & pour a bit of vinegar onto the limestone. If it boils & foams, it is being dissolved. Replace the vinegar everytime it stops or slows down. Look at the results. You can speed it up by heating the kettle. Do not boil the kettle with vinegar. (Weak acid) Rather dilute it 50-50 I then boil. Or, just boi;l some water & throw it out. Then put the acid on. once you figuted out what process is suitable for getting rid of your areas's limestne, then applie your knowledge to your Bosh.
Just let the acid stand inside it overnight, or get more drastic if neccessary.

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The lever that turns the water on doesn't stay up. Can't lift the handle halfway to get a little water because the handle falls to the off position.


Sounds like the collar that locks down the stem is in need of tighting to get some resistance to hold handle in place.
Remove handle to acces this collar and to tighten.

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How do I clean


Fill kettle until 3/4 full with 1 part vinegar and 2 parts water. Boil and allow to stand overnight.

Empty solution from kettle. Fill the kettle with clean water, bring to boil and discard water. Repeat and the kettle will be ready for use.

Or you can use a proprietary kettle descaler, which is available at most hardware stores.

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Fill with clean water to fill line. Have base plugged in. Place kettle on base and press down button on top of handle. Water should boil quickly and turn off automatically when done.

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