Instructions usage

! Note: The glass globe is not attached to the machine. Take care when carrying and keep level. Never transport or carry the thermomotor when lit or whilst the tea-light wax is molten

Take out the 4 hessian bags containing the globe, the mesh basket and the 2 bags of tealights. Also take out the slim, tissue-wrapped, candle-lighter.

Carefully lift out the card-board sheet surrounding the Thermomotor.

Gently remove the tissue paper surrounding the rotor.

Carefully lift out the Thermomotor and place on a stable surface.

Take out the 4 hessian bags containing the globe, the mesh basket and the 2 bags of tealights. Also take out the slim, tissue-wrapped, candle-lighter.

Carefully lift out the card-board sheet surrounding the Thermomotor.

Gently remove the tissue paper surrounding the rotor.

Carefully lift out the Thermomotor and place on a stable surface.

! Note: If the flames are flickering due to ambient draughts move the machine to a draught-free location before proceeding

The heaviest hessian bag contains the globe. Open the bag and tip the globe into one hand. Gently place the globe into the centre of the rotor ring. You will hear the rotor drop into place under the weight of the globe.

The lightest of the hessian bags contains the mesh basket. Open the bag and unwrap the basket. Check that the adjustment lever on the Thermomotor is located in the down position .

Take a tealight from one of the other bags and straighten its wick. Light it using the candle-lighter and drop it into the centre of the basket. Lighting the tealight whilst in the basket will tend to blacken the mesh.

Take the basket containing the lit tealight and locate it on the adjuster post.

The heaviest hessian bag contains the globe. Open the bag and tip the globe into one hand. Gently place the globe into the centre of the rotor ring. You will hear the rotor drop into place under the weight of the globe.

The lightest of the hessian bags contains the mesh basket. Open the bag and unwrap the basket. Check that the adjustment lever on the Thermomotor is located in the down position .

Take a tealight from one of the other bags and straighten its wick. Light it using the candle-lighter and drop it into the centre of the basket. Lighting the tealight whilst in the basket will tend to blacken the mesh.

Take the basket containing the lit tealight and locate it on the adjuster post.

! Note: The Thermomotor will begin to rotate sporadically within a few minutes. Wait 15 minutes for the Thermomotor to reach full operating temperature. If the rotation is not relatively smooth and continuous after this time, use the adjustment lever to raise the flame a little higher.

To avoid soot deposits and overheating (which will impair the machine’s performance) never operate with the flame tip touching the underside of the rotor.

Use the adjustment lever to raise/lower the tealight.

! Note: During operation the ROTOR and the STATOR of this machine will reach temperatures in excess of 90°C.
Never allow them to be touched during operation or for several minutes after.

l The optimal rotation speed of the Thermomotor is approximately 10rpm – i.e. 1 revolution every 6 seconds.

l If the Thermomotor is running significantly faster than this then it may be in imminent danger of overheating. Use the adjustment lever to lower the tealight fully down and wait for a few minutes before re-adjusting upwards if necessary.

l If the Thermomotor exceeds its operating temperature it will stop rotating completely. In this instance blow out the tealight very gently – blowing too hard will splash molten wax onto the basket mesh. Wait for the wax to cool and solidify before lowering the tealight using the adjustment lever and removing the basket. Tip the cool tealight out of the basket. Using a new tealight, follow the earlier steps to re-light the Thermomotor.

l Please be aware that each tealight will perform differently and that draughts and other air movements will significantly affect performance.
In rare circumstances a tealight flame can be so vigorous that it overheats the machine whilst still on its lowest setting. Gently blow the tealight out and wait for the wax to cool and solidify before re-lighting using a fresh tealight and following the earlier steps.

More hints and tips for trouble-free running can be found in our FAQ section.

We have included 16 tealights from the Sainsbury’s ‘Home’ range and we recommend that you replace them with the same. As well as further information and advice, our website also has recommendations for other tealight brands which we have tested extensively.

l As the owner/operator of this unfamiliar machine it is your responsibility to run it according to the guidance outlined above and to work safely with naked flame.

l It is also important to remember that this is a delicate piece of engineering and damage to the rotor ring will seriously impair its ability to perform.

l Never move the Thermomotor whilst lit (or still hot) and always remove the globe before carrying it.
Never leave a naked flame unattended.

l Never allow children or pets to come into contact with the Thermomotor.

In return, we will ensure that you receive a fully tested, operational machine free of manufacturing defects and that we will offer you advice and support in the event of queries or problems.

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Forest Innovations
Unit 5, Ladygrove Business Park,
Gloucester Road,
Mitcheldean,
Gloucestershire,
GL17 0DS

Telephone: 01452 830861

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