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    I can't tell you how happy I am to have found this out. That was exactly the problem. I was oftentimes just pressing the side of the button and obviously scrolling through the menu. This is good info to pass on for sure. Obviously, many of us have done this. On the dry burning, I dry burn my heads on my spinner just to make sure it's good, then I fill the tank and always test the ohms under load. What a relief!! This has been bugging me for a couple weeks....glad I brought it up!

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    You beat me to it Sir Sloth. Perhaps it should be noted in a Sacred Text that one must keep firm pressure on the center of the Blessed ProVari's button, since this issue has come up more than once.

    It should also be noted to NEVER check the ohms on a dry carto, since the ProVari measures resistance "under load" (meaning it fires to get a reading) and a dry carto will be toast.
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    You were setting up for a pretty depressing scenario. Glad there was a U-turn option and you're all smiles again.

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    Something I learned many months ago as well. Keep that button pressed firmly, or you'll end up in the power up screen.
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    Quote Originally Posted by roonies View Post
    I can't tell you how happy I am to have found this out. That was exactly the problem. I was oftentimes just pressing the side of the button and obviously scrolling through the menu. This is good info to pass on for sure. Obviously, many of us have done this. On the dry burning, I dry burn my heads on my spinner just to make sure it's good, then I fill the tank and always test the ohms under load. What a relief!! This has been bugging me for a couple weeks....glad I brought it up!
    roonies,

    Both of my ProVaris do what you have been experiencing. If I do to not firmly holding he button down have auto-scrolled the Pu, Pd... etc.

    At first I was very upset that my ProVari(s) were broken then as you and everyone else have posted pressing the button in the center and hold down firmly all is good. I still occasionally relax my button press and find that my extended drag produced no vapor. Ugh!

    I have also notice that the modest detent you feel in the button has absolutely nothing to do with when it "fires". Mine fires when I hold the button done firmly at the end of the button stroke if I let the button come up just a little it turns off.



    Addendum: I have never posted about this because I didn't want to admit that something might be amiss with my beloved ProVaris.
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    At the risk of sounding like I am trashing another device, I have found a similar problem with the Vamo, although it's a bit worse. The adjust buttons on mine are very sensitive and close to the firing button. More than once in the middle of a drag I have accidentally pressed the adjust button along with the firing button and had the power shoot up to 10-11 watts! Eek! I also recently discovered the buttons will depress just due to the weight of the body. I had set it and forgot it and had it resting in the crook of my knee as I sat cross-legged, like I do with all of my devices. I went to take a drag and YOW! it was up to some ridiculously high wattage. If there is a way to set it, forget it and lock the damn thing in place I would appreciate someone telling me how to do it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Ocelot View Post
    You beat me to it Sir Sloth. Perhaps it should be noted in a Sacred Text that one must keep firm pressure on the center of the Blessed ProVari's button, since this issue has come up more than once.

    It should also be noted to NEVER check the ohms on a dry carto, since the ProVari measures resistance "under load" (meaning it fires to get a reading) and a dry carto will be toast.
    Perhaps a Ten Commandments of the ProVari?

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Ocelot View Post
    At the risk of sounding like I am trashing another device, I have found a similar problem with the Vamo, although it's a bit worse. The adjust buttons on mine are very sensitive and close to the firing button. More than once in the middle of a drag I have accidentally pressed the adjust button along with the firing button and had the power shoot up to 10-11 watts! Eek! I also recently discovered the buttons will depress just due to the weight of the body. I had set it and forgot it and had it resting in the crook of my knee as I sat cross-legged, like I do with all of my devices. I went to take a drag and YOW! it was up to some ridiculously high wattage. If there is a way to set it, forget it and lock the damn thing in place I would appreciate someone telling me how to do it.
    Ocelot,

    It is far too early for me to search it I'm still on my first cup of coffee. BUT most of the THREE button devices you can lock the up/dn buttons by holding both of them down at the same time, just the up/dn buttons. My Tesla and a couple of other Vamo look-a-likes work that way.

    Let me know it that works for you.

    PS - the only reason I am up this early is because of my FEMALE Kitty runs the house and the schedule. She decided that it was time for me to get up. I finally gave in how much face licking can a sleeping old man take from a cat perched on you stomach - Ugh!

    Now that I am up and fed her she is curled up next to me on the couch fast asleep - and I am left to paint the roses red.

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    This is early? I'm up at 4am on my days off..... because it allows me to have MORE day off. Sleep is a waste of a day off for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Preloader View Post
    This is early? I'm up at 4am on my days off..... because it allows me to have MORE day off. Sleep is a waste of a day off for me.
    Preloader,

    I thought sloths ate, slept and came down to the ground once a week to take a dump. Hmmm... sounds like my life style.

    4:00 AM may boarder on some type of "farmer in another life" syndrome. You may be able to get medical help. LOL

    PS - is the primed wick still wicking?
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