This just started a little while ago. When you turn the kettle on it starts up and eventually the water is boiled. But if you hang around for the in-between you will notice that the water keeps fluctuating between boiling and not. The little green light on the base of the kettle is also turning on and off. Some times flickering.
We have tried cleaning the contacts and moving to a different plug. Any other thoughts??
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Re: Kettle keeps Turning off and on.
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 :)
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Sounds like the thermostat has gone out of calibration. If you're handy with appliance repair it might be possible to purchase (internet) and replace that part - they're usually not adjustable. Otherwise it's a new kettle.
Unfortunately the problem is in the switch mechanism, and will need to be replaced to correct the problem. My sense is it would be cheaper to replace the kettle than trying to find somebody to repair it.
I think you would only solve this problem by cleaning the thermostat contacts, or replacing the thermostat which wouldn't be worthwhile as it's likely to be cheaper to buy a new kettle. Besides this , just getting into the kettle needs special 3 tongue screwdriver and then a certain technique to open it up without damaging the plastic parts. Im'e afraid its a throw-away world now and its not good .
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.
Our first Smart Kettle was great and worked well for years, finally died so we bought another. Right from the first boil it seemed to boil for about 2 or 3 minutes before turning off and then either didn't boil or made beeping sounds when not being used so after a couple of weeks we returned it and it was replaced. Great. But now this new one seems to boil and boil before turning off so maybe they are just faulty now. Any suggestions?