Now you can own your own ‘non working’ orignal Sticky Machine. Only $430 right now on ebay, a fraction of the original $3000 price tag. Unfortunately it sounds like the seller had as many problems with the machine as others I’ve talked to about it.
Having filled quite a few honey sticks by hand, it’s not really surprising there are some problems with it. The viscosity of the honey can vary significantly from jar to jar, at least enough to throw off any sort of timing for filling and sealing. Temperature of the heating elements plays a big part in sealing time. Too cool and it seals slowly, too hot and it may melt though the plastic breaking the seal. It’s really a pretty tricky operation to get right, even by hand. So with apparently little or no feedback in the system I’m not sure how one would get it to consistently work.