Fortunately, it’s been fixed. A couple of us and Conor were chatting time before last, and the consensus was – if the kiln itself (bricks, metal surround) are in good shape, it’s always better to fix. I feel like the problem was partly that it kept blowing things out.
The dearth of repair guys in the area may be because Paragon used to send techs out to fix your kiln, at least locally. They quit doing that before the first time we had that kiln repaired.