My kettle has just stopped working - I managed to boil it yesterday by wiggling the kettle slightly on its base. I heard the ctrackle of the electric connecting and the green light then came on. Today it is completely dead. Switch on kettle goes up and down but the light doesn't come on at all. Never had any problems with it until yesterday!!
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What a crazy over-complicated kettle!
Disc element kettles do tend to have a limited life that is a small fraction of the lifespan of standard kettle elements. The ones I have had usually only last until the guarantee has expired. To discover whether it is the kettle or the base it will be necessary to use a multimeter to check the supply from the base.
I think that standards require an auto-shutoff on electric pots to keep the component from softening down. You could override the shutoff by either taping over the switch or utilizing an elastic band. You can check deep details on electric kettle review sites.
this is a comon problem with them its the switch playing you up,it has a "bymettel spring in it" they just kind of were out and then they do what yours is doing popping off to early t-fal may be able to fix it for you (but at what price??????) could it be cheeper to get a new one
it is very hard to get rid off ass the sediment comes from the tap water untill you boil the water you dont see this sediment and take it for granted that the water is clean but as soon as you put it in a electric kettle this sediment builds up on the element then it brakes off and floats around in the kettle most new kettles have a filter near the spout so when you pour the water out it traps it in the filter then this can be removed and cleaned but the sediment floating in the kettle is hard to get out you can clean the element and descale it and then just keep pouring water in and out of kettle till its all out but it will soon build up again there are two ways to stop sediment one is filter all the water before putting in kettle but this can be slow process so not worth doing or the best sollution is buy a kettle that has a filter by the spout of the kettle and clean this regularly hope this is some help to you............................................
Try descaling the kettle for about an hour with some white vinegar without heating.
Hopefully the problem is caused by limescale on the thermostat/thermocouple and this will cure it. If this doesn't seem to help then probably the thermostat/thermocouple is to blame, and although easy to replace, it seems that the best way to get the right bits is an authorised tefal dealer.
This link will get you the user manual for your kettle if you need it;
Also it has the contacts for tefal customer service(Canada) if you need.
Hope the descaling helps, it usually does the trick :)