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    Cleveland tilt kettle will not heat

    I am working on a cleveland kettle (KGL-40-T).

    I turn the knob to 10 (max) unit comes on > burner comes on > burner turns off after about 20 seconds > red light flashes > unit shuts off by itself.

    At first, the red light would come on (low water) so
    I added 2 gal distilled water prior to and it still does the same thing.

    Help please

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    flame rectification issue.

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    Did you add water until it's visible at the HIGH water mark in the kettle's sight glass?

    Here's the manual:

    http://download.partstown.com/is-bin...KGL-40_spm.pdf


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    Could the low water sensor be keeping it off :

    Because these are charged when they move through water , electricity flows through liquid. In distilled water, there are no impurities , there are no ions, there are only neutral ( no charge) water molecules and these neutral molecules don't have charge, so distilled water does not conduct electricity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jmlandru View Post
    Could the low water sensor be keeping it off :

    Because these are charged when they move through water , electricity flows through liquid. In distilled water, there are no impurities , there are no ions, there are only neutral ( no charge) water molecules and these neutral molecules don't have charge, so distilled water does not conduct electricity.
    Unless the jacket has somehow been completely purged so as to be devoid of ALL water and rust inhibitor put in there by the factory, that's not likely to be the problem. I've never seen it happen.

    Thanks for sharing your Google search results, though...
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