The biggest safety precaution to take when de-scaling an electric kettle with vinegar is to ensure that the heating element does not get wet. In addition, some kettle manufacturers note that vinegar should not be boiled ... More » Home & Garden Cleaning

Electric kettles work through a shielded heating element, activated when the kettle is plugged into an outlet. They shut themselves off automatically when the water reaches a specific temperature, boiling water faster th... More »

Clean a copper kettle by washing it with soap and water, boiling a vinegar-water mix to remove scale inside, and then applying a paste of salt, vinegar and flour to remove tarnish from the copper. Wash the kettle again, ... More »

High-limit thermostats are safety devices that prevent electric clothes dryers from overheating by cutting off power to the heating element. During normal operation, the dryer's primary thermostat maintains a safe temper... More » Home & Garden Heating & Cooling

An electric wall heater uses a heating element and is powered by electricity, rather than oil or gas. The heating element in this type of heater consists of a resistor that has an electric current passing through it, and... More »

To repair a clothes dryer that does not heat, reset the circuit breaker, check the reading on the heating element and replace heating element if necessary. Check the heating element by using a multimeter. More » Home & Garden Appliances Washers & Dryers

The typical components of an electric kettle include a heating element, a thermostat, and an electric cord. First created as a means to boil water without the need for a stove-top, electric kettles are commonly construct... More »