Some of the buttons on the DynaTrol do not work. How do I fix this?

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Some of the buttons on the DynaTrol do not work. How do I fix this?

This is caused by a loose or not fully connected plastic ribbon on the back of the keypad that connects the keypad membrane to the electronics.

  1. Turn all the Power OFF to the kiln.
  2. Open the control box so you can see the back of the DynaTrol.
  3. Locate the curling, striped, plastic ribbon at the bottom of the electronic circuit board.
  4. Pull the plastic ribbon out of the long black plastic slot, wipe it with something clean- like a tissue, then push it fully back into the long black plastic slot- the plastic ribbon will stay connected at the other end of itself underneath .
  5. Close the control box back up and try it.
  6. If it still does not work double-check it or replace the DynaTrol.
  7. See this video:

Additional Actions to Take

  1. Check the tightness of all connections. Do this by wiggling the connector to make sure it is not loose.
  2. Examine all connections for any sign of oxidation or discoloration.
  3. Examine all wires for signs that the wire may have burned.
  4. Make sure all wires are connected to their proper connection point. You may have to compare the kiln to the wiring diagram to be sure of this. This step would be particularly important if a wire has come loose.
  5. Look for any place where a wire may have shorted against the metal case or a component.

CAUTION: Turn power off to kiln form the circuit breaker or unplug the kiln.