Kettle will not boil

When your teasmade clock is working, the light is working, and everything else seems to be working, but for some reason the kettle just won’t boil, there are two likely explanations:

  1. You have not pushed the teapot firmly into place, so you have not activated the fail-safe switch which stops the kettle from boiling. This is designed to stop the teasmade from pouring scalding water all over your bedside table – or worse still, over you.
  2. There is not enough water in the kettle. This applies only to platform type teasmades where the weight of the water holds the platform down and this activates a switch.