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mrpeders    1

I have an old SnoIndustires kiln model P22 with a spacer blank in the middle. Yesterday the top elements stopped firing, and my husband tells me that the electricity is going into top switch on the kiln, but not out. Does anyone have an idea where I can purchase a box for the top connection for this model? The other option is a new kiln, and I would love to have a digital model at a reasonable price. Any suggestions for home use kiln that gets fired 10-15 times a year? Thank you for your help.

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Marcia Selsor    1,301

Here is a link to the owners manual with replacement part info.

 

http://pdfsb.com/sno+industries+kiln+p22+manual

 

You should be able to find what you need and call a variety of other kiln companies to see if what they have could be used. Is SnoIndustries

out of business?

 

Marcia

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neilestrick    1,381

Do you mean an interbox plug, where the two sections plug into each other, or a power switch (low/med/high) in the top ring, or a relay?

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mrpeders    1

Do you mean an interbox plug, where the two sections plug into each other, or a power switch (low/med/high) in the top ring, or a relay?

 

 

 

 

Thank you for answering. I was told Sears sold these kilns long ago. The part number is labeled Robert Shaw Controls Co. INF-240-31B, 15A-240 volt. My husband said it was on the top power switch. Any help is greatly appreciated.

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Do you mean an interbox plug, where the two sections plug into each other, or a power switch (low/med/high) in the top ring, or a relay?

 

 

 

 

Thank you for answering. I was told Sears sold these kilns long ago. The part number is labeled Robert Shaw Controls Co. INF-240-31B, 15A-240 volt. My husband said it was on the top power switch. Any help is greatly appreciated.

 

 

http://www.patriot-supply.com/products/showitem.cfm/6965

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neilestrick    1,381

Yep, you can still find pretty much anything Robert Shaw ever made, especially infinite switches. Sometimes the part numbers have been changed, but the replacement numbers are usually listed.

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mrpeders    1

Yep, you can still find pretty much anything Robert Shaw ever made, especially infinite switches. Sometimes the part numbers have been changed, but the replacement numbers are usually listed.

 

 

In your experience, is it better to replace all electrical parts on older kilns when you do a repair?

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mrpeders    1

Yep, you can still find pretty much anything Robert Shaw ever made, especially infinite switches. Sometimes the part numbers have been changed, but the replacement numbers are usually listed.

 

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Denice    243

I always keep my old kiln repaired but if you wanting to go gas this might be a good time to switch. I have seen some for sale on potterbarter lately, you might sign up and see if any used gas kilns come up for sale in your area. Denice

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neilestrick    1,381

If you've got the cash go ahead and replace all the switches if it's an old kiln. They don't necessarily wear out at the same time, but if they're old you might as well change them and start fresh.

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