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Why is my Kiln or Oven Not Heating Properly?

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Why is my Kiln or Oven Not Heating Properly?

We all love our kilns and heat treat ovens. I'm even thinking about creating a big sign for Gail's studio that says "Have you hugged your kiln today?"💖 But, let's be honest... using a kiln comes with its share of emotional ups and downs. Knowing how to be a good troubleshooter can help at the time when you are starting to feel the most frustrated. So, let's look at some troubleshooting tips from our friends @ Evenheat! ⚠️#1 issue - Not Heating Start by check for a "blown" fuse or tripped circuit breaker. This is a good time to double...

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Why is my kiln ramping so slow?

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Why is my kiln ramping so slow?

Sometimes you get a new kiln, program the controller, push start and it just ramps super slow. Many times the cause of this issue is that you don't have the correct breaker installed, the wire size is too small for the electrical draw, or you are just too darn far from the breaker box. NEMA code states that a breaker should allow for a 10-15% variance in amperage for surges, etc. For example, if a kiln draws 30 amps at a full ramp, the breaker should allow for 33-36 amps of space/variance on the circuit or breaker. This means the...

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