- Turn off the lamp for two hours to allow the wax to cool.
- 2Turn on the lamp again after the particles have fallen out of the water.
- 3Go back to as soon as you see the beginning of water to the cloud again
- 4Cycle through, turning on the lamp off and on again for several days, at least six times. If the problem persists, continue with the next step.
- 5Run the lamp for 10 hours straight, with the idea that the lava does not get hot enough. If the problem continues later, you will have to replace the liquid.
- Determine if the lava is flat or is on the bottom of the dome-shaped lamp. In the first case, then the lava is likely to get hot enough. In this last case, then the lava has overheated.
- Change the bulb, if the lava has heated sufficiently. If the original bulb was working, put in a bulb with higher power output. If it was not working, replace it with a bulb of the same power.
- Turn off the lamp for a prolonged period, if the lava seems to be overheated. Also, check the environment. The lamp should not be sitting on a heated item, such as a television or radiator. The ambient temperature should be around 68 to 72 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Run the lamp for four hours, and then remove the bottle from the holder and place it on a flat surface. Use kitchen gloves, as it will be hot.
- Turn the bottle slowly for one minute, to cause friction between the lava and the coil underneath.
- Return the bottle to your stand and turn on the lamp for one hour. The lava must flow properly.
Tips and warnings
- Do not put in a new bulb that exceeds the manufacturer’s instructions.