The temperature controller's power switch; the kiln's power plug is plugged into the outlets, to the left of the switch, and should not be unplugged.
The temperature controller's control panel; the current temperature will display in the top readout, in red, while the target temperature will display in the bottom readout, in green; the up & down chevron buttons below the display change the target temperature.
The kiln's thermocouple port, with the thermocouple inserted.
The tip of the kiln's thermocouple, on the other side of the port.
The connectors where the thermocouple leads plug into the temperature controller; the '+' lead of the thermocouple should plug into the '+' jack, and the '-' lead should plug into the '-' jack.
The kiln's main controller. The two switches should be in the 'on' position (pictured, 'off') to power the heating coils; when powered, the light below the upper switch will glow orange; the main power cutoff (pictured in the 'off') position; is above the lower switch.
The kiln's main power cutoff, in the 'on' position; note how the button is pushed in, and the lever is pulled slightly upward.
On 1/28/2013 this was tested to at least power up and create heat.
3/3/2014. Inspect and test all mechanical and electrical components.
Remove upper switch, disassemble, clean contacts, reassemble and reinstall.
All components appear to works as intended.
On 3/3/2014 I ran the kiln using a PID temperature controller set to 2200f.
Room temp to 500f. 7 min.
Room temp to 1000f. 17 min.
Room temp to 1500f. 40 min.
Room temp to 2000f. 95 min.