Thermocouple Failure

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  • #9729
    imaglassydiva
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    I have a secondhand Paragon Glass Series 7 kiln, with a Sentry Xpress 4.0 Controller.

    Today, when starting a full fused program, I got a message reading “tc” which means Thermocouple Failure. I got the message in twice in the past but then it went away and i was able to fully finish the program.

    Now, it is on all the time along with “FAIL” So, I am assuming that I will need to change the termocouple.

    Is this something that I could do myself or should I call in a local kiln replace shop that is authorized to work on Paragon kilns. I am not unhandy with a screwdriver, but not overly handy either.

    I am first going to check to see if it a loose wire as well.

    Ideas, thoughts, comments?

    Rachel

     

     

     

     

     

    #12351
    wordana
    Participant

    I’ve never had to do it, but you should be able to do this yourself.

     

     

    Dana W.

    Jester’s Baubles Fused Glass Designs

    http://www.jestersbaubles.com

    #12352
    imaglassydiva
    Participant

    I called Paragon. They directed me to do the paper clip test. I followed the directions and determined it was the thermocouple and not the controller board. Ordered a new one, got it yesterday, followed the directions and I am back in the fusing mode today.

     

    Wasn’t too hard. Needed a second pair of hands to help at times but that significant others are for, right?

     

    Happy Holidays Everyone!

     

    Rachel

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