just looking for a bit of help folks
i got a 3-in-1 astro off of ebay for a decent price. just arrived today and got it up and running but all the wax is doing is sitting at the bottom melting but not rising. i can tell has worked in the past as ther is a peice of wax floating at the top. i have tried different bulbs at the correct wattage but still no diffirence. any suggestions of ways to fix this? or what the problem is?
Looks like someone just sold you a bad lamp (globe).
I would suggest calling Mathmos for a replacement.
yep its lying flat at the bottom. managed to get the lid off........eventually. with a bit of hot water and a wee bit of leavering with a knife.
its as if the wax had seperated into 2 diffirent types as the stuff at the top just always floats and is a bit whiter than the rest. anyways have emptied the fluid and am now melting the 2 waxes back together at the bottom using a bowl of hot water.
Good news everyone!!!! after emptying the fluid and melting both of the bits of wax back together its now working properly! the wax is a wee bit yellow but that seems to be normal for the age of the lamp and the wax being originally white.
just dont understand how the wax managed to difuse like that?
anyhoo will stick some pics up soon
You mean something seperated out of the wax and you mixed it back in by heating?
I dont know what that could be! :\
well done Alan,
a real labour of love.
now you have the coulors of your choice.
Blue Blue electrick blue....