it did the same thing before i changed out the elements. my kiln isnt that big, so not filling the top and bottom to capacity frustrates me.
i was hoping the new elements would change that.
when i do load the middle full and not so full on the top/bottom, its still guesswork. things still come out incorrectly.
hi fellow ohioan. where are you located? im in zanesville, an hour east of columbus.
my 3 cone in the sitter was severely bent. i also replaced the sitter rod mechanism, so thats new. (im not sure what its called)
and the 5 switches dont have a high/low option. just on/off. and i do stagger. bottom switch, wait 1/2 hr, up one switch, wait 1/2 hr.
i tried firing it top/bottom switch, wait 1 hour, 2nd one up/2nd one down, wait 1 hour, then middle. that did nothing.
and yes, it was a cone 3 in the sitter.
i spoke with a tech at evenheat (where i got the elements) he was pretty confused and didnt know what to say for awhile.
he then suggested the trigger plate adjustment, which i did, but wasnt informed of that tool dealio. ill try that.
i appreciate everyones thoughts. thank you for your time!!