I have olympic kiln model S18HE cone 10 240v kiln with bartlett controller. It has two connected elements that will not heat up when i did the test i found online.. 1 and 3 lit up and 2 and 4 did not. how to check to be sure it is the element and not the relay before i order parts to fix? I am pretty good with basic wiring and can use amp or ohm meter ....have pulled cover and there is no obvious issue visible so it is a matter of testing. i am thinking element failure for a couple of reasons. any advice is welcome.
How To Tell If Problem With Olympic Kiln Is Elements Or Relay
Posted 18 May 2017 - 08:20 PM
If 2 and 4 connect to the same relay, then it's probably the relay. You can always do a continuity test of the elements with your meter to see if there's a break. If you're willing to do a test with the kiln panel open and powered up, turn the kiln on and test the outgoing terminals on the relays with your meter.
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Posted 20 May 2017 - 08:24 AM
My husband restores old cars for a hobby, he always tells me it you can't decide between two solutions to a problem. Start with the easiest and cheapest and go from there. You may end up with a new part when you didn't need it right now or you may have fixed it. Denice
Posted 21 May 2017 - 08:12 AM
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