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Why is it that late at night when it's nice and quiet i can hear the switch on my kettle turn itself off, when it was not even turned off? what's going on?


 

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why does the kettle turn itself off when it was not even on?
« Reply #1 on: 18/06/2008 23:22:34 »
Why is it that late at night when it's nice and quiet i can hear the switch on my kettle turn itself off, when it was not even turned off? what's going on?

The colder temperature (night) has caused the bimetallic strip in the kettle's thermostat to flex, producing a click.
 

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« Reply #2 on: 19/06/2008 01:53:01 »
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« Reply #3 on: 19/06/2008 12:41:22 »
Or sleep-walking and you might have turned the kettle on without being fully aware of having done so. Just being hypothetical there
 

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« Reply #4 on: 19/06/2008 12:48:58 »
Or sleep-walking and you might have turned the kettle on without being fully aware of having done so. Just being hypothetical there

My kettle also does this, and I'm not a somnambulist nor amnesiac.
 

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« Reply #5 on: 19/06/2008 13:02:48 »
Or sleep-walking and you might have turned the kettle on without being fully aware of having done so. Just being hypothetical there

My kettle also does this, and I'm not a somnambulist nor amnesiac.


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« Reply #5 on: 19/06/2008 13:02:48 »

 

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