i think my candle maker is stopped/jammed up

United States
July 14, 2008 3:35am CST
smart me used used candle wax in my candle maker and every since then is has like dripped at best.. it said i could!! anyways does anyone have any ideas on how to unstop it up? i tried as much as i could that i could reach and pry out but still.. i havent used any new wax because if its broke theres no point.. of course im scared to put water in there lol.. anyone had this problem?? and my candle maker im talking about the little machine that you put the wax up at the top and it melts it and it pours out into molds at the bottom.. you can get it at the toy or craft section
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@uath13 (8207)
• United States
30 Sep 08
Is there any way to heat up the area that's stopped up- like a hairdryer or something? That would probably help.
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• United States
1 Oct 08
hmm havent tried that.. i will give it a shot!! thanks!!
• United States
29 Sep 08
Good lord girl, I wish i could help you, but I have no clue! I did not even know they made such a thing. Good luck
• United States
1 Oct 08
thanks.. you can get them at a craft store or in a kids area for crafts.. its pretty cool.. till it stops up lol
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• United States
1 Oct 08
Thanks for letting me know, I'll have to see if I can find one of those. Sounds like something very useful in candle making. Thanks, Nocturnica
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@joystick (1680)
25 Mar 12
Is it expensive to make your own candles and do you or have you ever added a scent to it, so that when it burns it makes the room smell nice.I hate to ask, but I am thinking up a new hobby that I can do and also one that I can make things as a gift to a really good friend.
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• United States
1 Apr 12
Well its not expensive if you recycle wax which your supposed to be able to do but that's how I screwed mine up. I can't remember how much the wax cost but if you are going to make smaller candles I wouldn't think it would be unreasonable. I tried to add scent to mine with some leftover oils I had but either it didn't work or I didn't put enough in. They sell the scent stuff for candles & I remember that being expensive. I've only used the candle maker machine so I don't know it doing it more old school would be cheaper or not. I did give them as gifts one Xmas. I went to a thrift store & got little glass tea cups for like a quarter each & they came out pretty good.