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Brand New Lava Lamp Not Flowing

Started this discussion. Last reply by Keith Jun 27, 2016. 19 Replies

So yesterday i bought a clear water/ purple wax Premier 16.3'' lava lamp. Plugged it in at around 4pm and left it running throughout the night.The wax expanded but never actually flowed. Around…Continue

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Keith replied to Joseph's discussion Brand New Lava Lamp Not Flowing
"I generally give a new lamp a week to break in.  If it's not flowing right by then I consider it a dud.  Glad you got if figured out with the 60 watt bulb, you might consider getting a dimmer though.  If it starts to show signs…"
Jun 27, 2016
Brad replied to Joseph's discussion Brand New Lava Lamp Not Flowing
"score!  interesting though that it won't flow with 40w.  glad you got it working!"
Jun 27, 2016
Joseph replied to Joseph's discussion Brand New Lava Lamp Not Flowing
"Well I finally got a 60w bulb to put into it, and it has been flowing perfectly now, the bulb it came with was just not hot enough for the lamp. I think the first bulb I got was meant for a different type of base, at Home Depot there are 2 types of…"
Jun 27, 2016
Brad replied to Joseph's discussion Brand New Lava Lamp Not Flowing
"you need a 60w A15 bulb"
Jun 27, 2016
Joseph replied to Joseph's discussion Brand New Lava Lamp Not Flowing
"I got to thinking about i, and is it possible that it's not getting hot enough? My house can get up to 80 degrees during the day when I run it (bit of an older house) so I know that the ambient room temp isn't to blame, and I don't…"
Jun 26, 2016
Joseph replied to Joseph's discussion Brand New Lava Lamp Not Flowing
"Well the lava lamp finally flows, but it takes 8 hours to get to operating temperature, it has to get the globe so hot that it will burn you when you touch it. I think that made some bad wax."
Jun 26, 2016
Modulo '70 replied to Joseph's discussion Brand New Lava Lamp Not Flowing
"You think they would test their products. Quality is very suspect if you ask me."
Jun 25, 2016
Joseph replied to Joseph's discussion Brand New Lava Lamp Not Flowing
"Well thanks for your help anyway. It's currently been on today for 11 hours and it's actually starting to flow just a little, it's all melted back down (still partially a column form this morning) but it just goes up in a big ball…"
Jun 24, 2016
Brad replied to Joseph's discussion Brand New Lava Lamp Not Flowing
"no idea.  this happens from time to time and is a result of poor quality control."
Jun 24, 2016
Brad replied to Joseph's discussion Brand New Lava Lamp Not Flowing
"if you contact susan at lava lite, they should send you a new one at no cost, and you get to keep the bad one.  her email is on this board if you search for it.   your last option is to try another 40w bulb to rule out a bad bulb.  if…"
Jun 24, 2016
Joseph replied to Joseph's discussion Brand New Lava Lamp Not Flowing
"I would just go and return it, but it's a decent drive from my house. Being that this is my second dud, how many of these things do I have to go through to get a working one. It just doesn't make any sense why it won't work."
Jun 24, 2016
Joseph replied to Joseph's discussion Brand New Lava Lamp Not Flowing
"I tried a 60watt bulb. It wouldn't even come on in that base, so that's out of the question. It's been going again for another 4 hours and it's just a blob in the bottom motionless. As far as the ambient temperature in the room…"
Jun 24, 2016
Brad replied to Joseph's discussion Brand New Lava Lamp Not Flowing
"you could, but the lamp should flow with 40w.  also, if the ambient temperature is around 70F or the lamp is sitting under or close to a cold air vent, it will hinder flow."
Jun 24, 2016
Joseph replied to Joseph's discussion Brand New Lava Lamp Not Flowing
"Well, I guess I'll try to cycle the lamp. I read somewhere some had the same problem I did, and they put a 60watt bulb in it and it started to flow. Would a 60watt burn it out? I starting to think that it doesn't get hot enough."
Jun 23, 2016
Brad replied to Joseph's discussion Brand New Lava Lamp Not Flowing
"most people define cycling on this forum as 8 hours on, 8 hours off.  it doesn't have to be exact though.  just run it for a few hours, then turn it off for a few hours. i wonder if these new lamps need to be run a few times to mix…"
Jun 23, 2016
Joseph replied to Joseph's discussion Brand New Lava Lamp Not Flowing
"How often or what intervals would you run it off and on? I just turned it off from a 10 hour run (11:10a-9:10p) and it's currently cooling off"
Jun 23, 2016

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