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Posted 18 Jun 2013Have them wedge for the first 12 years, then send them off to college.
Posted 14 Jun 2013Isn't there some sort of hazing ritual that new moderators have to go through?
Posted 13 Jun 2013My bad. I misread and thought it was a Brent. Carry on...
Posted 13 Jun 2013After 7 years you probably would have seen some corrosion without the cat, but urine would definitely speed it up! I once repaired a kiln that the cat had peed inside of, and when I started it up it I was faced with cat urine steam, which burned into my nostrils and didn't go away for a week.
As for the #8 button turning on the lights on the control board, it actually only shows which relay(s) the control board is currently sending power to. On a single zone kiln it sends power to all 3 at the same time, so all 3 lights should be on at the same time. If not you have a problem with the controller. On multi zone kilns it send power to the relays independently of each other. The controller doesn't know if the relay is actually working or not, just that it's sending power to it. This is a slightly helpful diagnostic tool in multi zone kilns because it will show if a relay is being powered up more often than the others, which could mean there is a problem getting heat to that section due to a bad element or a thermocouple problem, etc. Plus it's fun to watch the lights go on and off.
Posted 13 Jun 2013Which model Brent? What does the control box look like. If it's the kind that has the smooth panel and switch, you'll have to replace the whole box. Those were lemons and can't be repaired. If it's another kind, then you've got something in there drawing too much power. Could be the pedal, could be the controller. Brent's are notoriously difficult to diagnose. Whenever I get into them, unless it's something terribly obvious like a fried pedal rheostat, Brent tells me to send in both the pedal and control box. They can't/won't even diagnose them over the phone.