Kiln Video Training for L&L Kilns

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The hard ceramic element holders that L&L uses are very hard to break - unlike the typical grooved fragile firebrick channels that most manufacturers use. See this for more information.
  Longer Thermocouple Life: Our thermocouple testing program proved that thermocouples will last longer when protected by a mullite tube. Also protection tubes protect thermocouples form loading damage. See this for more information.
  The Easy-Open, Easy-Load spring loaded kiln lid lifter makes it really easy to lift the lids. It also provides full view loading on your kiln. See this for more information.
  One of the most unique features of L&L kilns is the hard ceramic element holders and ceramic terminal blocks with quick change elements. 
  The stands that L&L makes for its standard line of kilns like the Easy-Fire line is super strong. See this link for more information.
  All L&L Kilns feature these solid ceramic peephole plugs. They are much stronger and heavier-duty than the typical hollow slip-cast peephole plugs you find on many competitors' kilns. Although they can break it is much less likely with...

Testimonial

  These candid comments were filmed at NCECA 2013 in Houston Texas in March 2013.
Chris Cooley's entire testimonial. Filmed at NCECA 2013 in Houston Texas in March 2013. Chris is a former Running Back for the Redskins - and potter!
Paul Cummins is a ceramic artist in the UK working on a massive project to make one poppie for every UK soldier killed in World War I. The poppies are being displayed at the Tower of London and then sold to the public. Our Jumbo Bell-Lift kiln,...

Operation

This video shows L&L's 100 cubic foot Jumbo Bell-Lift Kiln being raised and lowered with its integrated electric winch. For more Information See this page about Jumbo Industrial Bell-Lift kilns.
This video shows the electric hoist option for the DaVinci Bell-Lift Kilns.

Assembly

These instructions are in two separate videos:  
  Installation instructions for L&L's new reengineered spring hinge system. Parts See this page for ordering a hinge for a 10-sided kilns. See this page for ordering a hinge for a 12-sided kilns.
    How to retrofit your kiln with L&L's new hinge technology. Parts See this page for ordering a hinge for a 10-sided kilns. See this page for ordering a hinge for a 12-sided kilns.
Installation instructions for L&L's Vent-Sure Downdraft Kiln Vent. Vent-Sure Vent System See this page. All Vent Parts See this page.
This video shows how to drill your kiln bottom for a Vent-Sure ventilation system in case you are installing on a new kiln or if your holes are not already predrilled. The number and sizes of holes can be determined by looking in the vent...
An instructional video for assembling an L&L Top-Loading DaVinci kiln in two videos:  
These three videos show how to install a DaVinci Bell-lift Kiln.     

Firing

 This video shows you the basics of how to do routine maintainence on your L&L kiln.
This video goes into the principles of how to load an electric kiln. In this case it is an L&L Easy-fire e23T kiln. For More Information See this page for text. Problems See this for an error code you may get if you load too close to...
This video shows you how to use witness cones to check the accuracy of the control and your kiln in an L&L Easy-Fire kiln. This video applies to any kiln.

DynaTrol

An overview of the Genesis touch Screen Control. See this link for more information.
How to update software using a WiFi connection on the Genesis Control.  Software Update Click "Menu", then "Configuration", then "Communications". Click "Enable Wi-Fi", then choose "Always on", then "Save". Click "Wi-Fi Setup", then choose...
The first step in firing the kiln is learning the basics of turning on the control and starting to use it.
 Programming your L&L Easy-Fire kiln for your first test firing
Other videos and pages to see How to Recall a Vary-Fire Program How to Manually Control When Your Vary Fire Program Stops Firing but Still Maintains a Controlled Cooldown Standard Easy-Fire Program Profiles in the DynaTrol How do I enter a really...
This video shows you how to recall and use a Vary-fire custom program you have created on the DynaTrol program control on an L&L automatic kiln.
Also see this How do I control the cooling with the DynaTrol?
How to review the program you are firing or are about to fire.
How to set specialized OTHER options on an L&L DynaTrol program control on L&L kilns.
How to change from Degrees F to C on a DynaTrol control.
How to change the thermocouple offset on a DynaTrol. This helps you calibrate the control to match your kiln.
How to enter a cone offset into a DynaTrol.
How to change a DynaTrol from a three or two zone control to a single zone. See this link on how to change the number of sections on a Jupiter kiln. When you do this you have to change the number of thermocouples on the control.
How to turn off the error codes on a DynaTrol. For more detail see this.
How to change cycle time for the contactors/relays on a DynaTrol. We typically recommend 25 second cycle time for most kilns firing ceramics that have mechanical relays or contactors.
    This video shows how to replace a DynaTrol on an Easy-Fire kiln. The same principles apply to any kiln with a DynaTrol. Parts See this page for the part. WARNING IF YOU HAVE A TYPE S THERMOCOUPLE: WHEN REPLACING A DYNATROL:...

One-Touch Control

These three videos show you how to use and program the One-Touch Intuitive Kiln Control. There are three segments - basic operation, basic programming of options and advanced ramp/hold programming.

Repair & Diagnose Elements

Running a paper test can be a great way to troubleshoot your kiln if you do not have access to a multimeter. With just some scraps of paper and 5 minutes you can determine if you have any elements or relays that need replacing. Despite it's...
  This video shows you how to test element resistance of the circuits on an Easy-Fire kiln. Most Easy-fire kilns are wired in parallel and the resistance you will get in this test gets multiplied by two to get the element resistance. You can...
This video shows you how to test element resistance of the circuits on a Jupiter or DaVinci kiln.   Also see this page about testing for element resistance.  See this video for checking elements on Easy-Fire, eQuad-Pro, School-Master...
This video shows how to change an element holder in an L&L kiln. There are two methods shown.
This video shows how easy it is to change elements in an L&L kiln. The hard ceramic element holders protect the fragile firebrick while you are pulling element out and putting new elements in.
How to change elements in a DaVinci kiln with Quad elements. Useful for any L&L Kiln with the Quad element option.
How to change the elements in an L&L Chameleon kiln.  

Repair & Diagnose Controls and Power

This video shows how to check a control fuse on an L&L automatic kiln. Parts See this page for control fuse ordering information. See this page for all fuses and fuse holders.
How to change a control fuse holder in an Easy-Fire Kiln Similar in all L&L kilns with automatic controls. Make sure kiln is unplugged or locked out and tagged out at the circuit breaker or fused disconnect switch when doing this maintenance...
How to check a relay in an Easy-Fire Kilns Similar in any L&L automatic kiln. Follow proper electrical safety practices. Parts See this page for the 12 Volt 30 Amp relay we use for most kilns. See this page for the 240 Volt 30 Amp relay we...
How to change a relay in an Easy-Fire Kilns Be sure to keep the wires on in the right sequence when changing a power or control relay in an Easy-Fire, Easy-Fire XT, School-Master or eQuad-Pro Kiln. The configuration is similar in a Jupiter panel...
How to check the operation of a control transfomer on an L&L automatic kiln. Applies to all automatic kilns that are not 480 volts. The control transformer reduces the incoming line voltage from 240, 208 or 220 volts to 24 volts for the...
This video shows how to remove the wires in sequence while changing a transfomer on an L&L automatic kiln. Parts See this page for 12 KVA control transformers used on kilns with three sections or less. See this page for 30 KVA control...
How to test the internal switches on the Dynatrol board.
How to change the On/Off switch in most L&L automatic kilns.
This video is useful for changing a thermocouple on any L&L kiln - in particular an eQuad-Pro or a School-Master Kiln. Be sure to maintain proper polarity. In the USA: Yellow Wire = PLUS (+) Red Wire = MINUS (-) The thermocouples are...
This video is useful for changing a type S platinum thermocouple on any L&L kiln
This video shows how to change phase on an L&L Easy-Fire kiln. It will similar on most other L&L kilns with power cords. Parts Single Phase 50 Amp Power Cord Three Phase 50 Amp Power Cord

Repair & Diagnose Brick

How to replace a damaged side brick in an Easy-Fire or other sectional L&L kiln. This video shows replacing both a brick where the element connections are and where the peephole is (the two most difficult bricks).
Loosen the case. Remove elements from holders. Remove the damaged brick. Insert new brick. Tighten case. Sand and patch. Reinstall elements.
How to repair hairline crack - typically in tops and bottoms.
How to repair cracked brick in a front-loading kiln. First remove the damaged brick using a drill and chisel to route out and remove brick. Then shape a cut firebrick piece to fit in the space and cement in place. Then sand. Let the cement dry...
This video shows how to repair minor cracks in the bricks on a front-loading Easy-Load or Hercules kiln. Can also be used in other situations where you do not want to remove firebrick.
This video shows you how to replace a lid on a DaVinci kiln.
How to repair a cracked ceramic kiln top or bottom. Use special phosphate bonded cement available from L&L Kiln Mfg., Inc. Tighten the stainless steel band as soon as you cement the pieces together. This acts as a clamp.