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See what happened to the electric kettle of the storage of Carmel hospital! :O

See what happened to the electric kettle of the storage of Carmel hospital! :O

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At 9:00, one of the workers of the storage of Carmel hospital, boiled water in the kettle. Suddenly, after few sec, the switch ignited a huge flame which burned the entire arm of the kettle. The worker and I noticed this immediately and the worker disconnected it in a hurry up and used the fire extinguisher to extinguish the fire.
This kettle is approx one year old, and is branded Gold Line ATL-009: Google Translated link (Original link)

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Apr 16, 2019 at 02:26 PM Author: Ash
At my workplace there was another kettle a while back (other manufacturer name, but also switch in the same location as here) that quietly stopped working. I disassembled it and found that one of the switch contacts melted through the plastic switch body to the point where it does not close contact when the switch is in the ON position

In this case, the contact started arcing when the kettle was on, so the arc just kept burning, ballasted by the heating element at some 6..8ish A



Also, why the extinguisher ? Wasn't there a sink with water right there ?
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Apr 16, 2019 at 10:33 PM Author: dor123
We scared and searched for the fastest way to extinguish the fire, which was the extinguisher.

I"m don't speak English well, and rely on online translating to write in this site.
Please forgive me if my choice of my words looks like offensive, while that isn't my intention.

I only working with the European date format (dd.mm.yyyy).

I lives in Israel, which is a 230-240V, 50hz country.

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Jun 29, 2019 at 10:57 AM Author: Make
Many years ago in Finland there was a cheap brand kettle Palazzo NS60 in recall for this reason.
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