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  1. Thank you for your replies. Firstly I should state I am in the UK. Neilestrick, yes I do mean power cord and the same type of cord has been used as the original. Kiln is the model HT45 with a rating of 3-3.5kw, 230v, 13 amp. I use a H3i controller with 9 programmes. The problem seems to be with the bottom element. I have bought 2 full sets in less than a year and used the kiln on average 2 or 3 times a month. Glaze firings have reached around 1220, then 1200, 1160 etc with F1 fault, so the kiln stops when it has been firing on full whack for more than 20 minutes without gainin
  2. Hi all, I'm hoping someone can give some technical tips on repairing my Cromartie Hobbycraft kiln with controller and which is not hard wired but runs off a 13 amp plug. It is a top loader. Bought as a used kiln, I have been using this quite happily for a number of years until recently where it has stopped reaching a stoneware glaze firing of 1240C. I have replaced the elements and ceramic insulators, checked and cleaned up all the connections and tightened the belts around the body and lid. I have also changed the electrical lead from a short one which fitted into a socket not on the main
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