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Is the kettle lid fully down? If not then the sensor won't get hot enough to activate the power cut off sequence. If all this is OK then consider junking the kettle for a new one. Obviously, if you are attached to kettle then take it to a reputable repairer. If the kettle is a fairly cheap one he should suggest replacing it.
The contacts inside the base are carboned up and possibly misaligned. Take the base apart and clean the contacts with a nail file, check the alignment and correct if needed. Also clean the contacts on the bottom of the kettle. If you still have the same issue, open the base and inset a small piece of cork gasket material under the three contacts so they will not drop down when you put the kettle on top of the base. Don't make the cork pieces too thick or the kettle will not sit flat.
The wiring good the kettle is pretty simple. Black goes to x on the plug white is y and ground is the green terminal. In the kettle the black goes to one of the two terminals on the thermostat. Then a jumper wire from the other thermostat terminal goes to one of the two terminals on the element. Then the white wire goes to the other element terminal. The ground or green attaches to the metal surface inside.
get it serviced the think is the heating coil may have got burnt out if you need to replace it remove the cover below and take out the coil carefully with the terminals ..now replace the coil of same wattage usually 700watts in the same way
there can also be a problem with some wire got burnt due to heating .try to find the wire located near/attached with the heating coil and check whether everything is correct
Sounds like dirty contacts in the base.
UNPLUG THE BASE BEFORE CONTINUING ANY FURTHER!!!! I CANNOT STRESS THIS ENOUGH!!!
Once Base is definitely unplugged, take it outside and use a piece of fine grit sandpaper inserted in the contacts to give it a good rub all around. Also polish the contacts on the base of the kettle.
Blow the contacts out to make sure there's no grit remaining, and then plug in and test again. You might need to do this a couple of times.
However, make sure it is UNPLUGGED before you touch any contacts!
Check the obvious, 13amp fuse, if intact connect a multimeter switched to ohms across the live and nuetral pins of the plug (not plugged into mains) the reading should be between 0.05 ohms and 1.5 ohms if higher the element has burnned out or the over temperature sensor has activated. to determine which you will need to open up the bottom of the kettle and expose the wiring. using the above multimeter with the same settings locate the heating element this will have two terminals protruding from the water compartment thes will have eithe screw or spade connections, connect the multimeter across these two terminals and check for the readings above if correct the problem is the over temperature sensor if not then the problem is the heating element. the over temperature sensor will be a circular disk with two terminals clamped to the underside of the water compartment.