hey what a great idea... i gotta find me a magnet now
Well I'll be....I never thought of using a magnet to move the coil! Now I wish it wasn't so late...to late to warm up a grande tonight and try this...but I'll probably give it a shot tomorrow night. I've got plenty of strong magnets from old computer hard drives. Worth a try.
I have ran a globe on a 60 watt bulb nearly daily for a couple of years without any problems. If you have any more problems with it you might give it a try.
Is there any risk of excessive pressure building up in the globe if I put a 60 watt bulb in it (how sturdy is the bottle and plastic screw cap). I tried the dimmer, the wax just sits at the bottom, and when the heat gets hot enough to flow, it starts the small bubbles again. Should I try cycling it with the 40 watt bulb first?
it's an art and a science since each lamp is different. there are methods that work, but sometimes one lamp may require more cycling than another. regardless, i would cycle it for 3-4 days like that on a timer and then see if that solves the problem. if not, i agree that the coil may be to blame. is is possible for you to post a photo of the coil while the wax is in a liquid state?
cool, yeah that may help.
hmm, it's difficult to tell if anything is wrong with those photos. i'd say that if the 60w doesn't work, then you should clean out the coil. that said, i would make absolutely sure you try everything else before opening up that 1993 gem!