Water leaks are one of the most common causes of early returns and mainly occur from the water gauge window, but can also occur at the seal between the concealed element base and bodies.
The specification below provides the recommended improvements needed to improve product durability. Specifications are ranked from bronze to gold based on the effectiveness of the change in improving durability, with bronze being the minimum recommended.
Test new designs to ensure they survive required number of cycles
Improved reliability of components can reduce early returns and improve brand reputation which, in turn, can lower business costs and increase long-term sales.
To calculate overall cost savings for your business, use the WRAP cost/benefit analysis tool (currently in draft form and available on request).
New design testing
Testing will identify fatal flaws. Independent kettle design assessment and durability testing can be obtained free of charge from some manufacturers of kettle controls if sales volume are sufficiently high.
Quality controlGood quality control and change control should be standard procedures in factories.