Ask Question
Select Category
fixed4free.com - Free repair help and information Click here to ask a question Click here to see all categories Click here for info about fixed4free.com Search fixed4free.com
Search for free repair help & advice
Find:
fixed4free.com - Ask your question
Tip

Can you answer the question on this page?

Complete the Add Answer Form at the bottom of this page.

Follow the arrows

Categories

To select a different category
select from the list below ...

  • Related Categories
  • All Categories
Audio
Audio Systems
Cassette Players
CD Players
In-Car Cassette/Radios
In-Car CD/Radios
Minidisc Players
MP3 Players

Bathroom Appliances
Baths and Showers
Electric Toothbrushes
Hair Straighteners
Hairdryers
Shavers

Boats
Powerboats
Sailing Dinghies
Yachts

Breakables
Chinaware and Porcelain
Glassware
Jewellery

Cameras
Digital Cameras
Film Cameras
Video Cameras
Webcams

Clocks and Watches
Alarm Clocks
Wall Clocks
Wrist Watches

Clothing
Jackets and Suits
Shirts
Shoes
Trousers/Pants

Computers
Desktop PCs
Firewalls
Hardware
Internet Connection
Modems
Monitors
Notebooks/Laptop PCs
Printers
Scanners
Tablet PCs
Virus Removal

Cooling
Dehumidifiers
Fans
Portable Air Conditioners

D.I.Y
D.I.Y Tools
Decorating
Gardening
General D.I.Y
Lighting
Plumbing
Roofing
Switches and Sockets
Toilets
Windows and Doors

Furnishings
Blinds
Curtains
Laminate Flooring

Furniture
Cabinets and Cupboards
Chairs
Garden Furniture
Kitchen Units
Tables

Garden Tools
Chainsaws
Grass Trimmers
Hedge Trimmers
Irrigation Systems
Lawn Mowers

Heating
Convector Heaters
Fan Heaters
Home Heating Systems
Oil Filled Radiators

Household Appliances
Carpet Cleaners
Knitting Machines
Sewing Machines
Stairlifts
Steam Cleaners
Steam Irons
Tumble Dryers
Vacuum Cleaners
Washing Machines

Kitchen Appliances
Blenders/Mixers
Breadmakers
Coffee Machines
Cooker Hoods
Dishwashers
Electric Cookers
Electric Kettles
Food Processors
Freezers
Fryers
Gas Cookers
Juicers
Microwaves
Refrigerators
Toasters
Waste Disposal Units

Leisure Equipment
Bicycles
Camping Equipment
Fishing Gear
Gym/Fitness Equipment
Skiing Gear
Sports Equipment

Memory
CompactFlash (CF)
MultiMedia Cards (MMC)
Secure Digital (SD)
SmartMedia (SSFDC)
USB Pen Drives

Musical Instruments
Drums
Flutes
Guitars
Pianos
Violins

Navigation
Satellite Navigation

Office Appliances
Cash Registers
Document Laminators
Document Shredders
Fax Machines
Photocopiers

Power Tools
Angle Grinders
Circular Saws
Drills
Electric Screwdrivers
Jigsaws
Sanders

Security Systems
Car Alarm Systems
Home Alarm Systems

Software
Anti-Virus
Application Development
Backup
Databases
email
FTP Servers
Graphic Design
Instant Messaging
Internet Browsers
Media Players
Operating Systems
Web Servers
Web Site Design
Word Processors

Telephones
Answering Machines
Corded Phone
Cordless Phone
Mobile Phone
VOIP Phones

Toys
Games Consoles

Vehicles
Caravans / Motorhomes
Cars
Lorrys
Mobile Homes
Motorcycles
Tractors
Trailers
Vans

Video
Cassette Recorders
DTT Receivers
DVD Players
DVD Recorders
Film Projectors
HD Televisions
MP4 Players
Portable Televisions
Satellite Receivers
Standard Televisions
Video Projectors
Widescreen Televisions

Navigation, Satellite Navigation - fix/mend/repair/service information
Video, HD Televisions - fix/mend/repair/service information
Fix It Yourself

Want to find out how to fix something?

fixed4free.com has thousands of pages of information to help you to do repairs yourself.

To ask how to fix it click here.

Bathroom Appliances, Shavers - fix/mend/repair/service information
Household Appliances, Carpet Cleaners - fix/mend/repair/service information
Find A Fix

The easiest way to find a fix is to search fixed4free.com.

Click here to search.

A Free Fix? Really?

We can't actually do the repair for you, but we can help you with the information you need. fixed4free.com is free so why not ask a question?

Click here to ask a question.

Bathroom Appliances, Hairdryers - fix/mend/repair/service information
Office Appliances, Document Laminators - fix/mend/repair/service information
What do you need to fix?

fixed4free.com is organised into categories to help you browse for the repair information you need.

For example:
 Fix - Cars
 Fix - Lawn Mowers
 Fix - Printers
 Fix - Refrigerators
 Fix - Washing Machines

Click here to see all categories.

fixed4free.com
Over 36,000 pages of free repair advice

fixed4free.com > Kitchen Appliances, Electric Kettles > Question
Kitchen Appliances, Electric Kettles

kitchen appliances, electric kettles, kettles, water, not, plug, steam, time, boil, leak, scale, limescale, lime 39 other questions

 Search     Ask question     Back

sticky connectors/terminals sunbeam electric kettle?

Hello
I have a sunbeam electric kettle model no KE8800. When I try to remove kettle from base the connectors are catching on the base.
I hope you can help me with this problem as I really like this kettle and don't want to replace it.
Thankyou
Susan

susan     July 2010
 Click here if you can answer this question 

Hi Paul C,
I have unscrewed the 5 Phillips and 1 Tor 10 screws. Did you remove the electric parts to access the spring mechanism?

I appreciate your anticipated response and many thanks.
Baher

Baher Z     May 2013
 Top

Probably a bit late for you, Susan, but I've had the same problem with my KE8800 recently. Finally got around to opening it up today to see what's wrong...

The base has a spring-loaded mechanism that the kettle slots into. This has a grease on it that seems to have dissipated or expired and has become rather sticky. When lifting the kettle, part of the spring-loaded mechanism gets stuck at an odd angle and pinches the contacts on the kettle.

I took apart the base (6 screws, 5 of them under the feet-pads) then cleaned off the old sticky grease.
Now knowing the cause, a small squirt of WD40 or some non-conducting lubricant would probably fix it just as well.

Paul C     April 2012
 Top
Add answer to fixed4free.com

Add your answer using the form below ...

The question: sticky connectors/terminals sunbeam electric kettle?
Your answer:

(Add your answer here. Try to include as much detail as possible.)
Your name:

(Enter your name as you wish it to be displayed.)
 
fixed4free.com > Kitchen Appliances, Electric Kettles > Others

 Wwhere can I replace the lid to a Cuisinart electric kettle AEK-1L? How to change the element on a Russell Hobbs K2 kettle?
 Prima Clear Boil Kettle PGK300? Prima Clear Boil Kettle PGK 100C. Kettle lid required?
 prima clear boil Kettle Model PKG100? How can I fix my Murphy Richards Kettle Model 43826?

39 other questions.

Caution!

Information posted by users should be considered for general guidance only. Users act, or refrain from action, on the basis of such information entirely at their own risk.

fixed4free.com does not endorse any of the information supplied on this website by users.

See Small Print.

Home     Ask Question      Contact Us
Attempting repairs can be dangerous. Read this before using this website.
© 2005