It is extremely important that the mixer is off and gets closed and covered and clay is left open. Make sure the glazes are also covered, no brushes or whisks left in the water and brushes are upright. Also make sure all wheels are turned off - you should not hear them.
also please note small kiln is not working. Repair people will be in next week. but it will slow down the process for now. For anyone expecting something glaze for the holiday - I share your grief - but it will get shiny soon.