Potters & Sculptors - Making Rock from Mud
So this is the first time I have seen this error. The manual says that the temperature was decreasing in the last ramp of a cone fire program. It says possibly the kiln was shut off by the sitter if it is using a wall mount controller. This doesn't apply to my situation. I peeked in and the glazes were definitely not matured & I didn't see any obvious signs of a catastrophic failure. Anybody have experience with this code & can point me in the right direction?
I'd bet money you're going to find failed heating elements or less likely a failed relay.
This type of error on our Cress customized Bartlett controller is reduced to
"Error 1" = Ramp segment rises < 12 F per hour for 22.5 minutes.
In our over-powered kiln we don't err out until the second or third element fails, depending on which coils they are.
As you know we just stick paper under each coil and fire for 10 minutes as a diagnostic.
I'm betting on relays as the elements are in really good shape. Lately the relays haven'y been sounding right. Either way it's going to cost me money! jhp
So one of the relays was bad, but I am replacing both. I wanted to replace the relays as they went out with SSR's. I have the SSR's, fins & fans but I would have to modify the box & wiring and I don't have time to do that now. Anyways, everybody wanted between $25 to $27 for the relays , but I found them at Newark for $9.90/each so I am stocking up. Just thought I would share in case anybody else wants to stock up, too. jhp