our Evenheat kiln setup
Like always I went searching online for an answer to this issue. We are in the process of moving our store, Harrach Stained Glass out of state so I have packed away the kiln manuals and paperwork. For some reason there isn't a lot of info on this issue online. The Evenheat webpage doesn't give me a whole lot of information either. Luckily it did have an error code section so I found that FAIL, is the code for a thermocouple issue. I also thought I'd check to see if I blew the fuse on the side of the controller but I still can't figure out how to remove the darn thing! The cap on the fuse seems to be frozen.
Anyway, the best I could come up with was that the thermocouple is the culprit. Last week I removed my kiln shelf when working on a tall fused piece, so perhaps I bumped the thermocouple while removing the shelf. The thermocouple is that little part, inside the kiln, that sticks out into the interior side of the kiln by the rampmaster. I did discover that there is a thermocouple cement that I can buy from Evenheat! And I'm going to look for it and buy it asap.
thermocouple seen on lower section of kiln in picture above
thermocouple seen sticking into kiln on the right side in picture above
kiln in process of heating, thermocouple seen on right
Our studio has had this Evenheat Kiln for more than ten years and this is the first time we've ever had any problems with it. If anyone is ever wondering what kind of kiln to purchase, we highly recommend Evenheat Kilns! We don't know what we'd do without this workhorse kiln! We love it.
Below we posted the link to the RampMaster II manual.Evenheat Kiln Inc. RampMaster II Glass Manual