Electrical Safety for Maintenance

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All Cautions

POST FIRING CAUTIONS

  1. Shut off kiln when servicing it unless you are doing a live test that specifically calls for power. If you are in an institutional or commercial setting use a lock out/tag out procedure. Unplug if the kiln includes a plug; if not then turn off at the closest circuit breaker or fused disconnect.
  2. When testing ohms for an element circuit you do not need the kiln powered.
  3. The elements carry high voltage and can electrocute you. Many of the tests described in the troubleshooting manual are performed under power. They should be done ONLY by someone who is familiar with electrical safety such as an electrician or trained maintenance person.
  4. As long as the kiln is unplugged or turned off at the fused disconnect switch or circuit breaker (and checked with a reliable meter to be sure) you are safe.

READ THE FULL CAUTION ABOUT ELECTRICAL SAFETY