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If your rice cooker won`t turn off, it could be due to a stuck or damaged micro switch. Try cleaning the switch and checking for any damage. If the switch is damaged, you may need to replace it to fix the problem.
Once the rice absorbs all the water in the pan, the temperature will start to rise. The rice cooker senses this change and will either switch off or switch to a warming cycle.
Invariably, rice is best after it sits steaming gently about 10 minutes after the cooker switches to warm (this is true of rice cooked on a stovetop, too). Eat the rice when you`re ready.
Check the rice and make sure it`s not burnt. The heating element may be faulty or damaged. Check the heating element and replace it if necessary. The rice cooker may be overfilled.
The circuit breakers for these are normally close to the main switch, or close to the RCD. If the circuit breaker is in the down position or in a middle position, push the switch down and then push it back up. This should reset the power to your cooker and the switches for it.
With the visible debris or deformities between the inner pot and the heating plate, it can`t fully cook rice. You can check if there are scratches or dents by removing the inner pot from the heating plate (remember to use padded gloves if your appliance is still hot!)
Generally, cooked rice in a rice cooker can be kept for up to 10 to 12 hours. Additionally, leaving rice within that time frame is considered safe only if you have the “keep warm” turned on at a temperature higher than 140°F or 60°C.
The cooker will automatically switch to a warm setting. The whole process typically takes about 20 minutes or less. It`s important to read the instructions that come with your rice cooker and follow them to the letter. These instructions were developed by the company for your specific rice cooker.
Ensure it`s simmering and not boiling or the rice can cook too quickly. Simmer until water is completely absorbed and rice is tender – about 15-25 minutes (will depend on size and freshness of rice). Drain off any excess water if there is any (there shouldn`t be).
Once you press start, DO NOT open the lid!

Trust your machine and it`ll do the work for you. Most modern rice cookers will make a little sound or have an indicator light to let you know when it`s done. Our cooker has a “keep warm” setting after the rice is done cooking.

After cooking for the recommended period of time, if the rice is still hard or chewy, add a little bit of water to create more steam (for every cup of uncooked rice used, add about 2 tablespoons of water). Cover the pot tightly and place over very low heat for 5 to 10 minutes.
Hold down the POWER Button for twelve seconds to force the system to shut down, then power it on again. Reset the AC adapter by leaving it unplugged from both ends for at least 30 seconds. While performing this step, verify you are using the Nintendo Switch AC adapter (model No.
A rice cooker or rice steamer is an automated kitchen appliance designed to boil or steam rice. It consists of a heat source, a cooking bowl, and a thermostat. The thermostat measures the temperature of the cooking bowl and controls the heat.
Check that rice and dishes containing rice are very hot (steaming to a minimum of 75°C) all the way through, with no cold spots.
If you`re using white or basmati varieties, use the rice cooker`s “white rice” setting. Most modern rice cookers also come with settings for brown rice and other types, which you can choose before running your device.
In a pot-style rice cooker, 2 cups of white rice will be ready in 20 to 25 minutes. Pot-style rice cookers are all about simplicity. Turn it on with a touch and watch the indicator light turn to `keep warm` when it`s ready to eat.
The cooking principle is simple: it boils rice through the heating via electric element around the inner container. While cooking (when water is being evaporated from food), about 700 watts of electric power is consumed; on slow cooking mode, once the food is cooked, about 30–45 watts of electricity is consumed.
How Long Does a Rice Cooker Take? Typically, cooking a large quantity of rice in a rice cooker takes between 25 and 35 minutes. Different types of rice require different quantities of water and cook times. Fortunately, a rice cooker is able to gauge when the rice is finished cooking and turns off automatically.
Place the lid lightly back on top to allow the rice to re-steam. Place in the microwave and heat for 3–4 minutes, or until piping hot throughout. Make sure the internal temperature of the rice is at 165°F or higher. If unsure, use a food thermometer.
Typically, rice is cooked using a 2:1 ratio of water to rice; that ratio can vary depending on the type of rice. Using this method, the water cooks down completely as it`s absorbed by the rice, which generally takes about 30 to 45 minutes.
On average, cooking white rice on the stove takes about 20 minutes. A rice cooker usually takes about 30 minutes, but the results are worth the wait. Best for Versatility?
Pressure cooking would be the best option. However, if rice is parboiled and that rice is used, loss of vitamin and minerals due to washing and discarding of kanjee is much less. Parboiling diffuses nutrients into the grain and a protective gelatinised starch coating is formed on the grain preventing leaching.
Rinsing rice before cooking is a must to wash off excess starch. Otherwise, the cooked starch will create a sticky consistency, instead of the coveted fluffy, separate grains. For best results, rinse the rice under water until the water runs clear.

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Hoover Windtunnel On/Off switch will not turn Off…Switch seems to work O.K. when pressed directly but not with handle switch…It will turn on but not off..Cam seems to be intact on switch actuator..How does switch come out? Thanx
ANSWER : Take the handle off, then remove the tool holder, then you can get to the switch. Just has tabs on each side of switch, depress them and push it out. These switches will do this after awhile, replacing them is usually the way to correct the problem.

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The Vaccum is not turning on when i plug the hose into the wall. The hoover system will turn on when i turn the switch on at the base and wont go off till i turn the switch off. But it will not come on automatically when i put the hose in to the wall connections.
Many Thanks
Linda
ANSWER : You can test this out by taking a small metal spoon and with the bottom side of the spoon insert it into the vac outlet on the wall. you want to touch the two metal pins inside the vac outlet to test if the unit is the problem or the hose is the problem.
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.If the unit starts, the hose should have a 3 year warranty on it. I recommend you have your nearest beam dealer check it out.
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.If the unit does not start, it has a 7 or 10 year warranty, the circuitry should be replaced. Again have your nearest beam dealer check it out.
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.good luck

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We have a dyson dc 07 animal the machine was working fine then switched off after returning to the machine minutes later it wouldnt switch on, i removed on off switch cover and used a short piece of wire across the brown wires flicked the wall switch and it worked, aha i thought faulty switch aquired a new one to no avail and now even the short piece of wire trick doesnt work, has the motor died do you think, it wasnt over heating or making strange noises prior to refusing to work
ANSWER : It could be the motor. I’m having to replace the brushes on my DC 05. It appears that you can only get brushes for the YDK motors in the DYSON, not the Panasonic motor. Which might be saying something about the YDK motors. What happens is that the carbon brushes wear down which is normal. However, the contact wire from the brush to its connector is set so that when the brush wears down, the wire is short enough to stop the spring etc from damaging the commutator. The end result is that you get an intermittent operation of the motor before it finally dies.
.I believe all the DYSONs come with the option of both motors and you cannot really tell which motor you have until you take the thing to bits. You also cannot change motors without changing various other parts on the hoover. On my DC 05 the writing on the YDK motor tells you which one it is.
.This website www. tasweb.org ,select the DC 05 option and scroll down tells you how to take the thing to bits. A search on google etc for your DC 07 may give similar results. Best of luck!

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Kirby Hello, I have a generation 3 kirby- it was working – I turned it off & it will not turn on again – is there a safety switch /reset button or did the on/off switch go out – I have had it 15 years & replaced the switch 1 time – Thanks
ANSWER : You either need a switch or a cord. Check out my troubleshooting link which includes links to do-it-yourself guides and parts.
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.http://reviews.ebay.com/COMMON-PROBLEMS-WITH-THE-KIRBY-VACUUM-TROUBLESHOOTING_W0QQugidZ10000000003800312
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.Hope this helps…
.Marci

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Turns on when I turn the switch all the way off and then back on but when it shuts down it will not turn itself on automatically it will draw water out of the air but only if i turn it on manually.
ANSWER : Your question cannot be answered without more information..
.What kind of vac are you talking about to begin with?

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My dyson turns on but when i push it to vacuum it makes this awful sound like something got sucked up and caught. i turn it off and turn it over and nothing is stuck. My husband even looked at it and he thinks it’s the belt. The belt doesn’t turn as loose. Please help.
ANSWER : If yours is one of the DC07 models that has a clutch (there’s a knob you can turn, close to the front on the right side – right as you look from behind, that is). Sometimes this problem is cured by simply turning that knob from one extreme to the other a few times. If that doesn’t help, the clutch may need replacing..
.It may also be that the bearings at the ends of the brush bar are worn or dry. That can make a terrible noise (although most people call it squealing). Remove the brush bar, pull the bearings off both ends (one at a time, so you know which is which) and clear any entangled hair from the spindle. When you’re sure it’s clean, use just the smallest drop of oil or grease and reassemble. If the bearings are badly worn, that solution won’t last long (if at all) and you’ll have to get a new brush bar..
.I hope this helps. Any further questions, just post a reply here and I’ll get back to you as soon as I can.

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Our dustbuster (dont’ have model number with me-sorry) won’t turn off when I pull back on the switch handle. I disassembled the unit and realize that the tab on the switch handle that pulls back on the internal switch handle to turn it off is not strong enough for its simple task. Does B&D have a proper replacement part?
ANSWER : If you can provide a model number, I can check availability of the switch and can either order it for you, or supply the B&D part number and you can order it from most local vacuum shops in your area or from Black & Decker direct online: http://www.blackanddeckerservicenet.com/servicenet_home.aspx?AspxAutoDetectCookieSupport=1

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Hoover on off switch won’t turn off. I have to unplug the vacuum to stop it. I have dismantled the handle and now I can’t get the inditation in the handle to fit over the little silver knob. I saw there was an on/off switch under the handle that is controlled by a piece of the handle.
#1 question for the manufacturer is why don’t they put the switch on the outside instead of having gimicks that turn it on and off… arghhhhhhhh
ANSWER : Don’t know what model you have, but sounds like you will need to replace the switch. As far as your question, you will have to contact the manufacture for an answer. We only provide solutions to your problem and a model number would have helped.

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