Here are some photos of the control panel after it was cleaned up. What a difference, without the thick layer of dust.
I have absolutely no idea how the controls on the thing work, by the way. Should be an adventure trying to figure it out.
I decided to pop the cover and see what was inside, and was pleasantly surprised. Looks positively brand spanking new. And best of all, reasonably simple. If anything is broken, it`s likely that it`ll be easier to fix because it`s analog. This is the box labeled `control panel`.
Next is the box labeled `magnetic switch`.
If anyone familiar with this type of analog kiln controller can explain how it works, I`d very much appreciate it.