The numbers under the base plate are:
Serial Number 2009.42
Thanks. I am normally able to make simple repairs so if you could indicate what is needed I can have a go. It will not be until tomorrow that I can start on the job.
Good morning. Ready for action, how do I start?
Hello, are we still in contact? Do I start by unscrewing the three screws underneath the kettle?
I need to pop out and buy a torx screwdriver! Tomorrow.
Can't see the small metal bit. I cannot completely remove the round plastic base but I can see springy looking metal bits on either side of the input concentric circles. Do they break the circuit?
Can still make myself a cup of tea!
do I need to undo the bolts into the base of the kettle or do I merely need to find a way of completely separating the black plastic base. To do that I guess I have to somehow remove the switch that goes through the side of the plate.
I had to replace the kettle urgently and happily found a rather good one for only £22. This makes it not worthwhile to repair the old one.
Thanks for the help that you gave and I'm sure you would have given further helpful comments if I had continued.