Each of the above causes may be the culprit behind your vape’s failure to hit. But how do you know the cause and how to approach it?
Here are a few fixes to help you:
Check the indicator lights when inhaling the vape kit
If your vape has no indicator lights, there’s not much you can do. However, if the lights are blinking but still have no vapour on the mouthpiece, the battery is operational.
Similarly, if the lights are not blinking, and you have no charging ports on the device, there’s almost nothing you can do to revive the dead battery.
If you are lucky to have a rechargeable device, you may need to plug it in. Remember, any non-authorised connections to charge a disposable vape are dangerous and can ignite the device or explode the battery.
Check the mouthpiece
If you carry the vape in cotton pockets, it is possible that the mouthpiece blocked with dirt and cotton particles.
This blockage reduces the sufficient airflow necessary to activate the device. The best remedy in such a case is to remove the mouthpiece and check for any obstructions.
If you have a fixed vape mouthpiece, the best you can do is insert the sharp end of a toothpick or needle in the mouthpiece airhole to dislodge any stuck particles.
Check for blocked airflow holes
Using the sharp end of a toothpick, needle or pin, locate the airflow holes and gently clear anything stuck in them.
Take a break from the vape pen
You may have weakened the wicking material if you’ve been taking prolonged and harder puffs. Unfortunately, the best you can do here is to let the device stay untouched for some minutes.
This, together with some gentle shakes, can help soak back the wicking material.
If the vape works after this remedy, you should reduce your hard puffs to slow and steady hits.
Gently shake the vape pen
Air bubbles may be trapped between the e-liquid and the coil. So, a gentle tap or shake can help dislodge any trapped air. In this case, taking a break for a few minutes before vaping again will also be helpful.
Contact your vendor for a return
If the vape failed to hit just after you unboxed it, you might need to check if your seller has a return policy. Disposable vapes are often mass-produced, so a slight inconsistency can cause the device to stop hitting.
If everything else fails, you won’t have much to do than throw the vape away. However, to prevent future occurrences, ensure you buy your vapes from reputable sellers.
Take slow and steady hits. Avoid dropping the vape on hard concrete floors.