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Skutt Troubleshooting - General Theory

All the PDF files linked on this page are taken from or from training literature made available by Skutt Kilns. All files are PDF and require Adobe Acrobat reader. 

Electrical Theory
This document will help you gain a general understanding of electricity which will help you better understand how your kiln works. This information should aid you in troubleshooting.

Electronic Theory
This document will help you gain a better understanding of electronics.

Troubleshooting Theory
This document will walk you through the basic principles of troubleshooting theory so you can learn to troubleshoot your kiln more efficiently and effectively.

Amperage Per Section By Model
This document lists the rated amperage per section of each KilnMaster model kiln. You can use this data in conjunction with the amperage readings you attain from the kilns diagnostic software to help troubleshoot your kiln.

KilnMaster Kiln Element Resistance
This document lists the element resistance for all KM kilns while they are installed in the kiln. Always un plug the kiln before you open the control box to test the resistance of elements.

KilnSitter Kiln Element Resistance Readings
This document describes how to read element resistance through the plug of KilnSitter Kilns. It gives you all of the resistance readings for the various KilnSitter models.


Basic Troubleshooting Tools And Techniques
This video discusses the 4 basic troubleshooting tools and techniques.


Visual Inspections
This video shows you how you can address problems you can see without opening the control box.


Understanding And Using Witness Cones
Witness cones can be used to verify that something is wrong with your kiln.


Using Diagnostic Software
If your KilnMaster Kiln has a green LED display (not red), you have a current sensor built into your kiln which allows us to attain amperage and voltage readings directly from your controller. This video describes how you can use these readings to troubleshoot problems with your kiln.


Troubleshooting With Error Codes
This video describes how you would use error codes to diagnose problems with your kiln. In this video we discuss ERR1 which is the most common Error Code.