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One of my elements failed, should I replace them all or just the one that failed?

  1. Normally it is best to have elements that are all the same age. That way it is easier for the kiln to fire more evenly top to bottom.
  2. If an element gets glaze on it and fails, the other elements in the kiln may not be that old. In this case it is ok to just replace the failed element.
  3. If you examine the other elements and see them standing up nice and evenly in the element holders with even spacing between the individual coils of the element, then these elements have a lot of life left on them. If the other elements are leaning over to the right and left with uneven spacing between the individual coils of the element, then these elements do not have very long until they fail anyway- so it is best to just replace them all.