Charlie from Novak has been great during all my problems with the Kinetic and I feel sorry he has been let down by NOVAK.
He emailed me the following to try and help but nothing worked.
Here's the walk through on the on your own fix you can try, and has worked for people in the past. Your ESC is currently "confused" with corrupted data in it, so we clear that and it may go back to normal.
First, do the one touch setup to the ESC. This clears what ever is currently saved.
After that, try the ESC as you have been, load up your profile and give it a whirl.
If that's not any better, the ESC needs to be run through the One Touch Again, then do the firmware update to the ESC. This will clear the current firmware and replace with "fresh" if you will.
That would typically fix the issue.
I'm calling it a day with the Kinetic after 3 fires, countless problems, missed race meetings and basically a product that should never have gone to market. Lets see how the Speed Passion shapes up.