Always use the appropriate battery for the right mod
This is the golden rule, always double check you are using the recommended battery for your mod!
Problems like that with a glass-on-glass setup (assuming that's what you have) usually suffer from one of two problems:
If you were particularly unlucky, one of your glass joints could contain a physical flaw that's causing the pieces to stick. Because an ideal glass-on-glass connection depends on the joints fitting perfectly...
Orange Chronic is ideally meant to clean glass, but it is also capable of handling metal grinders as well. As for wrecking metal grinders (I'm assuming yours was coloured), I've heard this story many times before and they all contain the same fatal flaw:
Orange Chronic is meant for fast applications, NOT FOR SOAKING...