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Anonymous Posted on Apr 16, 2007

Switch problem The switch in the kettle won't activate. Does anyone have a schematic or a repair manual?

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  • Finchley Dec 28, 2007

    Hi dave40ks. My kettle was inherited from my folks so I hate to just chuck it out. It's part of the family! The switch sees to have come loose inside as it just flops around now. Thinking of removing base but need to find a #7 torx for the small screw. The other screws seem to loosen using a standard hex. Will tear into it asap and post on Fixya. Rob

  • Anonymous May 17, 2008

    I have spare parts, but need a schematic

  • WayneV May 25, 2008

    The switch pulls up on the electric contact in the bottom of the kettle via a flat plastic pull rod that runs inside the gray plastic under the handle. I'm trying to find a replacement as I type (well after I hit send anyway!)



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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..

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It looks like there's rust inside my kettle. when i wipe my finger across it it turns brown! yech! is there anyway to avoid this? it cna't be safe!

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