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Discussion in 'Lavatube' started by rcpcdude, Jan 1, 2013.

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  1. rcpcdude

    rcpcdude Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Nov 4, 2012
    Milwaukee, WI
    So I sold my Young June Lavatube 2.0 with the little pushpin to a friend on saturday and he called me today saying it was reading LO and shutting off. Well what happened is he cranked down the nova i gave him and it split the rubber gasket causing the center post to no longer be grounded and it was shorting against the wall where it passes through. So after some dissasembly and trying for a bit to find something that could replace the gasket that had a lip for the pin plate to sit on top of and that would not fall out.... after closer inspection I realized I had an EXACT fit piece. Its the VERY SAME rubber grommet used in a vivi nova head. Found a picture from a rebuild thread I will repost on here.

    Its the tan grommet piece shown here:


    that being said if your insulator grommet is squished from overtightening and you are getting the LO error, all you need is 3 things:

    1. a pliers with a towel to get the top cap off
    2. a sottering iron to remove and reinstall the positive wire to the board
    3. a dead vivi nova head to scavange the grommet from
  2. p_dude

    p_dude Full Member

    Sep 4, 2012
    Phoenix AZ
    I think this is the exact problem I'm having with mine. I just ordered a Zmax thinking I was just SOL. I'll have to give this a shot, thanks for the tip!
  3. juicefreak

    juicefreak Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Dec 15, 2009
    was it a YJ or an Lrider? i have a young june but the push pin is on the LRider i think? Great info if mine ever breaks. appreciate it!
  4. juicefreak

    juicefreak Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Dec 15, 2009
    Lambo is the one i was thinking of that has the push pin top. has red buttons for the ohms/voltage also.
  5. LeftCoastVaper

    LeftCoastVaper Registered Supplier ECF Veteran

    Dec 12, 2010
    Mill Valley, CA
    Here's another tip: once you've repaired and re-soldered, glue the top to the tube so it will never again separate. That's what kills a lot of the flat-top LTs. You can still remove the brass center insert if you need to replace the grommet again.
  6. cowboy6591

    cowboy6591 Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    May 16, 2013
    Liberty, TN
    Love posts like this, [DIY] Do it Yourself info posts rock!!!
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