Hey SoCalDan; I received my SVD (full kit) about a month ago and mine is also defective. (It cuts off in mid vap, heats up and makes my liquid taste brunt (even on low watts and volts) and the power button has a short in it. Did you get yours from FastTech? I have the smoked or brown glass also. I contacted FastTech for a RMA and instead they asked if I could fix it and they would give me a $3.00 discount. Is that normal?