• waynedog
    Has anyone else had an issue with the IQ mouth piece lid popping open after unit heats up? I just got mine and after first session the mouth piece lid will not stay shut and needs to be held shut to use.
  • juxt

    That happened to me when the little rubbery gasket thing that goes around the CZ mouthpiece isn't seated exactly properly. I actually started blowing it out with an air can when changing batteries ... before I retired the IQ.

    Sounds like the battery door is staying closed?
  • waynedog
    I'll recheck the gasket, but it stays closed after unit cools down and only pops opens after it heats up. DaVinci CS told me its the gasket below flavor chamber that expands during heating due to internal moisture. They said it happens to all units but seems like no one else has seen the problem.
  • Bruce
    its a pain in the neck but can be done. Peace, Love and Vape

    ---^ ^ ^ T h e Vape Master ^ ^ ^---
  • juxt

    They said the gasket below the flavor chamber is expanding, pushing the flavor chamber up, pushing the mouthpiece open? If that is true you can verify it visually. Look at where the flavor chamber is when cold and remember (or snap a pic) then heat it and see where the flavor chamber is. Might try heating with payload and without a couple of times to see if that makes a difference.

    If it's due to moisture you'd think I would have seen it on mine. I'm a heavy eucalyptus user and I basically live in a hellish swampscape and did not experience as you have described.
  • salamandra
    I have the same problem. I'm using the extended mouthpiece and yesterday (my third session on my new IQ) the lid wouldn't stay shut and I had to hold it shut during my session.
  • rjsmedley
    I, too, have had this problem. I assumed the rubber gasket on the mouth piece was swelling with heat but I guess I was wrong. Is there a fix for the gasket below the flavor chamber coming as it is a pain to hold the hot unit closed? And that is the only other problem I'm having - the unit gets very hot after a couple of smart paths (total of 20 mins. for both). I bought an IQ glove to deal with handling the heat. It does the job. Apart from those issues, it's a great vaporizer - the bowl holds plenty (bought spacers for smaller amounts), works great. Mine works just fine with the app, though it's not necessary as the preprogrammed paths do all I need, but it's a novelty. Gives good clouds when turned way up though I like using the lower temp paths as you get the more delicate cannabinoids that are destroyed at the higher Temps. I'm not getting great battery life out of it, about 30 mins, but that's OK with me. I have extra batteries and an external charger. All in all, I like it. It's one of the best overall units I've tried thus far. I have a Pax 3 coming, I'll see how it compares.
  • MacMan

    Mine was like that when I first got the IQ. Not so much anymore.
  • SirCrackKillaH
    My magnet popped off >.<
  • juxt

    They make numbing creams and stuff so you can delay that...
  • davape
    Mine, same thing... i've chatted with Davinci's support page and they tell me about this is an issue found on some Davinci IQ... does anyone know a home remedy? Because i understand the only problem is the gasket under the flavor chambr.. or maybe somebody know how can buy a replacement gasket?
  • Cor0070
    Same thing here. My lid can’t stay closed when the IQ is hot. I had the unit replace with a new one, a week later the new unit started to have the same gasket problem. I talked with CS, they asked me to ship it back....again!

    I just use a rubber band to keep the lid closed.....wow, a rubber band fix for a 400$ or so device.
    I can’t beleive that a 25 cents gasket is ruining my experience.jw84hoy080v25lsa.jpeg
  • RandomHero
    Has anyone else noticed the lack of support from DaVinci especially when it comes to the APP.. It does not even work really anymore.. I love the IQ but I has been doing some really funky crap lately.
  • Curt
    When I saw your pic, I literally laughed because I'm doing the same exact thing with one of my wife's elastic hair bands. It works just fine now. It bothered me at first but I got over it. But honestly IMO, $275 and you need a rubber band to hold the lid?....FAIL
  • Corrbello
    SO i just got my IQ today, and on the first session my lid did the same thing. I am already bummed out if this is an ongoing defect. just as Curt said, HUGE FAIL.
  • SirCrackKillaH
    My magnet fell out of the top lid, same nonsense...
  • etham
    Hi guys. Same lid problem. Opens when IQ heats up. Hope @davincivapor gets a repair kit soon. This is just poor design for a hi-end device.
  • SirCrackKillaH
    What sucked for me the most is forgetting about the magnet and flipping it upside down after use and having the whole stupid hot metal chamber bullet come bounding out and into either my hands or lap. Wakes me up real fast >.<
  • Lars
    Hi everyone, I had the same issue with the opening lid. Send my IQ back, but expect the same with the new one coming this week. Does anyone have experience without using the flavor chamber? Without the lid stays close, but I expect some payload will be sucked directly from the oven through the mouthpiece. What the CS mentioned about moisture ist wrong, the lid opens with and without a filled oven. Greetings from Germany, Lars.
  • Protectenator
    I think I've found the solution to the door pushing open when hot problem, at least in my case and hopefully for a few others as well.
    If you carefully inspect the lid of the flavour chamber, between the o-ring and the top ridge, it has 2 small ridges from the moulding manufacturing process, running vertical, one on each side.
    The one ridge on mine had a small bit of left-over ceramic, just enough to prevent the lid from pushing down as deep as it should into the top of the flavour chamber.
    And although there is no screw mechanism here, you have to turn and push the lid down while you turn it, otherwise it does not go deep enough.
    I removed the bit of ceramic with the edge of a broken diamond saw blade, like you would with a bit of sanding paper.
    Now the lid push-turns just a fraction deeper into the chamber and I have a door that stays shut when hot.
    Keep in mind that the round protruding piece of the silicon mouthpiece gasket needs to fit snug into the top part of the flavour chamber.
    If the small lid does not twist in deep enough into the chamber this silicon piece will push against the lid and when the bottom silicone gasket swells up during high heat it pushes the door open.
    If you want to remove the chamber completely the IQ will work just fine. Note that you need to push down a bit on the mouthpiece when the door is closed so that the silicon gasket seals off the gap where the outer top edge of the flavour chamber used to be, otherwise no draw resistance.

    Also, my IQ resets itself when I swap out batteries, unless I keep it plugged into a USB while swapping, then all the settings remain.

    I've modified one of my smart paths to be combination on smartpaths 3 & 4"
    Start at 199 C, then ramp up quickly for the next 4:20 (haha it's how I like it) till you reach 221 C, continue to end.
    Hope this helps someone.
  • Abstrakt
    Hi Protectenator,
    I tried your solution but it didn't work. A quick way to see if it will work for anyone here is to take the top off the flavor chamber and then put it back inside.....without the top of the flavor chamber the lid still couldn't close. It's a look that Davinci should really sort out as it takes away a lot from the usually sleek good looks.

    I had to change my first Davinci IQ after 4 months when the pearl post broke off. I can't state enough that the pearl is best left alone as I found that once I'd taken it off (for cleaning) it was never quite the same and the actual post wears quite easily. Customer services was a long thing but once I'd been waiting a couple weeks I got in touch with them on Facebook and a rep there sped everything through......I have the feeling I just chanced upon a lax representative initially which may have slowed up the process. Be aware though that you have to hit them up on the Davinci website first.

    Would I recommend it? Yes I would although it has it's quirks which I'm sure many other vapes do as well. But the good by far outweighs the cons and I'd happily buy another.

    Btw seen a couple of people saying their LED were not working or fading.......try a little iso on a brush as that worked for me.
  • catfish
    I just posted about the same f.chamber raised problem in the IQ issues thread. Sent it in the SECOND time for same problem. We'll see if they fix it. Didn't the first time they had it! Grrr...

    Mike ...
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