What do I do if the kiln doesn't heat at all (manual kilns)?

  1. Check many of the same things in the above section on Automatic kilns - power supply, branch fuses, short circuits, cord, etc.

  2. Make sure the infinitely variable zone input switches are turned on (if included on your kiln). There is a "click" in the "off position at "12 O'clock". Full on is the "click" position just to the right of this (1 O'clock).
  3. Infinitely Variable Zone Input Switches may have failed.
  4. Check to see if Dawson Timer is set properly. (If it is at "0" the kiln will not fire)
  5. Check to see if the Dawson plunger is not pushed into place.