If you own the original Ploom Pax vaporizer or the newest versions such as the Pax 2 or Pax 3 vaporizer, you will know how important it is to keep the mouthpiece clean and lubricated. If it gets gummed up and stuck inside the unit, it can render your vape completely useless! This is a big issue that many people have had with the original Ploom Pax, and that’s why we’ve collated some tips to make your Pax maintenance a whole lot easier.
- Clean it while it’s hot: The best time to clean your Pax mouthpiece is right after you use it. While the vaporizer is still hot, take some paper towel or a cotton bud dipped in Isopropyl alcohol and quickly wipe away any residue from around and under the mouthpiece. The heat will make it much easier to remove, resulting in a better clean. You can also use this time to clean the air path with a pipe cleaner (the hard bristled kind works well.)
- Charge it while it’s cool: If you put a warm Pax on the charger, you give liquified residue more of a chance to drip down the airpath and pool around the mouthpiece, which will cause sticking. Wait for your Pax to cool down before you put it on the charging dock to prevent this. Alternatively, you can try charging your Pax upright.
- Store it Upright: Storing your Pax upright will prevent residue from pooling around the mouthpiece, reducing the likelihood of it becoming stuck down.
- Use Lubrication: Ploom includes mouthpiece lubricant with the Pax and inside the Pax Cleaning Kit. Regularly lubricating the mouthpiece is important to keep the spring mechanism inside operating smoothly. A sticking mouthpiece is also responsible for the “temp light” issue some have experienced where the Pax LED indicator shows incorrect colours for their chosen settings. Regularly cleaning and lubricating the mouthpiece can help to prevent or fix this issue.