Oozing Goo - The Lava Lamp Syndicate

Hey there im new to the community and I know this is a good place to get good advice! Anyway here is my question:

I have a new Blue/White Lava Lamp (original lava brand), it has a original bulb in it and I have had it 2 weeks. I have used it ~10-18 times. When it runs it starts off normal streamer going up and going hard and then melting the issue is when it gets to running temp where I would assume it should be "flowing" it just goes into a ball and sits there spinning, not touching the bottom not flowing up, just 1 blob.

I had it work once, the first time I had it thats it, I have never shaken it or anything like that this is my second lava lamp and I know how long it takes to get up to temp and run and how to maintain it.

I was also reading that if this happens you should do the following:

""NO FLOW/LOW FLOW Lava Brand Globes
(aka the lava is not moving or the lava is sitting at the bottom of the globe)

If the lamp has warmed up completely (the lava is melted and the lamp has been on for at least four hours) and the lava either settles to the bottom and stops flowing or the lava never flows at all, follow the instructions below.

1) Remove the globe from the base and set it on a flat even surface. (like Fig. 1)

Be very careful as the lamp is hot. Use pot holders if necessary. Do NOT shake the globe or turn it end over end as this will permanently ruin the lamp and void your warranty.

2) Leave the flat bottom of the globe on the table. Grip the cap and gently turn the globe for about a half minute so the lava rotates around the metal coil inside the very bottom of the globe.(see Fig. 1)

2) Put the globe back on the base. The flow usually picks back up again within an hour or so. Sometimes you will need to repeat the process several times (or during the next time you run the lamp).""

I did it 5 times and still the same result, one time the blob separated into 2 but it still re-merged and did nothing.


Anthing you can do would help, the lava lamp was a valentines day gift I got her one and she got me one, I really dont want to have to find a new one, but I will if I cant fix this. Thanks!

Im mike and I live in canada and this is my second lava lamp! And I love Counter-Strike.

Views: 373

Reply to This

Replies to This Discussion

Try it I have had success with lava lamps that I call a little stubborn. just don't leave it unattended. I ran a 52 oz. this way but I only ran it for like an hour just enough to get it flowing.
Great news, I cut out a circle of cardboard the size of a dinner plate, and put the lamp on the circle on the Medium Density Furniture. Problem fixed! The lamp that used to just ball up now makes the most glorious formations. I hope anyone else having trouble with flow on MDF might have success with just a circle of cardboard. Thank you so much for this site, or we may never have gotten a lava lamp going in my daughter's room.
Great news, I cut out a circle of cardboard the size of a dinner plate, and put the lamp on the circle on the Medium Density Furniture. Problem fixed! The lamp that used to just ball up now makes the most glorious formations. I hope anyone else having trouble with flow on MDF might have success with just a circle of cardboard. Thank you so much for this site, or we may never have gotten a lava lamp going in my daughter's room.
Congrats! Lava lamps are so cool, I feel the same way about the site, I had no idea why mine diddnt work untill joined here. Glad to hear you got it working!

-Mike
very interesting. i will have to do some experimenting.

Reply to Discussion

RSS

About

Mark Goo created this Ning Network.

Support Oozing Goo

By using the eBay button above, you support OG if you purchase anything. Thanks for thinking of us. Mark Goo

© 2022   Created by Mark Goo.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service