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The relays on my kiln seem to wear out too often. The last one I replaced had a melted spot on the plastic housing.

Examine the relays that you previously replaced. Is the heat damage on those relays in the same location as the heat damage on the relay you are now replacing? If so, you have found the problem: a loose push-on connector. The push-on connectors must be tight. Loose connectors burn up new relays, leaving heat damage near the terminal. A loose electrical connection gets very hot due to tiny electrical arcs that form between the terminal and the connector. A push-on connector should be so tight that it is difficult to slide off the relay.



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