Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
Nicole D

Bisque Kiln Fired Hot Too Long

Recommended Posts

Hi everyone,

 

What will happen to bisque work that has fired too hot for too long? I fired a bisque on Thursday night, and realized on Tuesday morning when I checked it that it was still at 1234 degrees and not cooling. It said "Complete". I hit stop, and it didn't begin cooling (although said Idle), so I turned off the circuit breaker. I have a kiln electrician coming out to check on the kiln, but my biggest concern is the work inside (not my work, but student work). I assume it's ruined?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Sounds like you have a stuck relay. When they stick in the on position the kiln won't cool completely because that section stays on. The controller can't shut it down because the relay is fused, so turning off the circuit breaker is the correct solution. Sitting at that low a temp it shouldn't have any negative effects on your work. If all the relays are fairly old you should just replace them all. They tend to wear at the same rate.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  

×

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use.