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How does one tell that the element coils are in good shape? This is for a used kiln that I am considering buying.

Try to find the wiring diagram for the kiln you are looking at. It should include the ohm readings for the elements. If not, call the kiln manufacturer for that information. Test the elements with an ohmmeter. Ohm readings that are 10% higher than the specifications listed on the wiring diagram indicate worn elements. The higher the readers, the more wear on the elements. The ohmmeter could give a false reading if it is out of adjustment, however, so the best way to test the elements is to actually fire the kiln.



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