It doesn’t matter if you’re new or a vaping veteran; at some point, you will experience a leaky vape tank. This is one of the most common complaints of vapers, and why wouldn’t it be? Leakage is sticky, messy, and a waste of good juice. Tanks can leak for a number of reasons, but there are four problems we’ve found to be the most common culprits.
Why is my vape leaking? 4 common causes
1. You’re overfilling your tank
This is by far the most common reason people experience vape leakage. Take care not to overfill your tank. There should always be a space for air at the top of the tank to create pressure, which provides a better vaping experience and minimizes leakage. Each tank’s threshold varies, so be sure to check with your tank’s manufacturer for their recommendations.
2. You’re not tightening your tank enough
Another common cause of leakage is a tank that isn’t tightened enough. In order to change the coil on your vape or clean it out—which, yes, you should definitely be doing—you’ll need to disassemble the tank. When you’re ready to put it back together, check that the threads match up and aren’t off-center, which creates gaps. You’ll also want to ensure that the rubber rings create a tight seal to keep the liquid in.
3. You’re tightening your tank too much
Overtightening can be just as bad as not tightening it enough. If you’re putting a bunch of elbow grease into tightening your tank, you’re probably overdoing it and doing more harm than good. When the tank is too tight, it can cause damage to the rubber rings (the o-rings) that create the seal and keep the liquid inside the tank. Once those are damaged, the tank can’t seal properly and allows the liquid to spill out.
4. You have damaged O-rings
If you suspect that your o-rings may be causing the leaks, disassemble the tank and remove and inspect the o-rings. Check them for signs of wear and tear, stretching, or breaks. This could be caused by over-tightening the tank or just the age of the o-rings. If you notice any damage, head to your nearest vape supply shop and get a new set. Just be sure to get the right size!
Finally, you should always complete regular maintenance and checks on your vape tank. Dirty tanks can compile juice residue that causes leaks. When you replace your coil, clean your tank in cold water and let it air dry overnight for best results. A well-maintained tank shouldn’t have any leakage, but these troubleshooting tips should help you determine what’s causing any leaks and fix them.
If you still have any questions about vape leakage, please check with SMOK. As a professional and leading vaping company, we will help you improve your vaping experience. Check here for more information: https://www.smoktech.com/faq-list?keywords=Leaking
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