Many bottles have a plastic
Many bottles have a plastic coating and it sounds like this might be the source of your problem. If the electrics are working and temp cycles work then you have probably contaminated your kiln with residue from the plastic on the bottle. YUCK! Clean it the best you can and cycle through with LOTS of venting.
Depending on how ‘scorched’ or coated the elements are they should burn clean. You may have shortened the life of your elements but hopefully not killed them. Just my guess.