5 simple fixes to common vape problems
Vaping can be a fun, social, and enjoyable experience, but sometimes things don’t go according to plan. Chances are, if you vape regularly, you have probably had a problem or two with your device.
Problems with your vaporiser can be pretty frustrating. It may vary from being battery-related, to not getting enough vapour in each draw.
The good news is that your device more often than not isn’t faulty or broken, and most of the problems that may arise can be easily fixed. Check out our common vape problems below and the simple ways to correct them. You’ll be back to enjoying pure and delicious vapour in no time.
Problem 1: Your vape won't turn on
Okay, so this one may seem pretty simple, but we've all made the mistake of trying to turn something on that wasn’t plugged in, haven’t we? Plus, some vaporisers aren’t exactly straightforward. Most vapes have a multiple click feature to turn them on, so try quickly clicking your 'on' button approximately five times. If it still doesn’t work, don't just keep clicking. Instead, set it aside for a minute, wait, and try again. If this doesn’t do the trick, you’ll need to make sure your vaporiser is correctly charging. Remember, just because you had it plugged in does not mean it’s charged. Check the threading on your charger to make sure you have a good connection, and then plug it in. Normally, your device will switch to red when plugged in and green when fully charged. Make sure you’re using a compatible power source. If you still don’t have a good connection, you may need to replace your charger.
Problem 2: Your vapour tastes burnt
If you are getting a burnt taste from your vapour, chances are your vape is too hot. If this is the case, your dry herb or materials could be combusting. Try turning your vaporizer down to a lower temperature for cooler and smoother vapour. The second thing that could be causing your vape to taste burnt is if your materials are finished, in which case, simply pop open the chamber and give it a quick look.
Problem 3: Your device won't charge
Vape batteries typically last for years, however, this time can be reduced or lengthened depending on how well you take care of your device. First thing’s first, how often do you clean your vaporizer? The amount you clean it should be dependent on usage, but if it has been a while, chances are a blocked heating element could be compromising the performance of your battery. Pick up some isopropyl alcohol and cotton swabs and give your vape the cleaning it deserves!
Secondly, try not to overcharge your vaporizer. Leaving it on charge overnight and waking up to a full battery can be appealing, but charging it for too long can reduce its lifespan.
Lastly, if you dropped your battery on the ground or in water, it could be permanently damaged. If nothing else is working, it may be time for a new battery.
Problem 4: Your vapour is too thin
If you’re not getting enough vapour, often you are not reaching a high enough temperature. Try turning up the heat settings on your device until you start to get some thicker clouds.
If your dry herbs aren’t ground well enough, this may also lead to thin vapour. This is because of an improper airflow, meaning the hot air isn’t touching enough surface area when passing through the chamber. Try giving your herbs a more thorough grind to help with even heating distribution and better vapour.
5. You’re getting a lot of draw resistance
If this is your problem, you may be over-packing your oven. Packing is extremely important if you want the perfect vapour density and, when you over-pack, it makes it harder for the vapour to travel through its airpath. When filling your chamber, use the packing tool to only lightly press down on your herb filling. Most vapes, such as the Crafty+ and Mighty, will come with a filling tool but if not you can always use tweezers.
The second reason for lack of resistance is (again) an unclean device. Not cleaning your vaporizer often enough can lead to a whole host of problems. Luckily, this one is easily fixed. You can clean your vape by taking it apart and soaking it in isopropyl alcohol. Use pipe cleaners to scrub any tough resin stains and make sure all parts are fully dry before using.