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3 Common Reasons Why Your Best Vaporizer Isn't Working (And How To Fix It)

on Sep 07, 2018

Problem #1 – Your vape won’t turn on

Are you sure it's charged?

This might sound like a stupid question, but before you start frantically comparing prices for replacement batteries, plug your vape into the charger and see if it comes back to life.

If your charger faulty?

Make sure your charger isn’t faulty by checking that the charge light switches on when you plug it in (it should probably flash red). The light should turn off or turn green when it’s reached full charge. If your device is USB powered, try using another USB cable.

If none of these solutions work, it’s likely you may need a replacement battery for your device – luckily these are readily available on our online shop.

Problem #2 – You're getting very little/no vapor from a hit

Has your device reached the optimum temperature?

There are many reasons why you might not be getting enough vapor from your device. The simplest reason why you might not be getting enough vapor from your device is that your vape just isn’t hot enough. The first hit of your vape is always going to be a bit thin, until your vape reaches optimum temperature. Try turning up the heat until you start getting thicker vapor clouds. If that doesn’t work...

Make sure your herb is ground up properly.

You’ll need a different grind depending on whether your device is convection or conduction powered. Conduction devices require a fine grind tightly packed, while convection vapes need a coarser grind and a looser pack so that the hot air can flow evenly through your material. If your oven is under-packed or your herb isn’t ground to the correct consistency, you won’t get a good, thick vapor – so make sure you have the right grind for your device.

And if none of these work – Contact your manufacturer

If you’ve checked all possible causes for your thin vapor and you still can’t fix it on your own, there’s most likely a problem with the heating elements in your vape. If your device is still under warranty, you can contact your manufacturer for a replacement, or alternatively you can buy replacement pieces for most vapes on our site.

Problem #3 – You’re getting a lot of draw resistance

Clean your vape

Check your screen and air path, as they may be clogged up with resin. This is fixed quite easily, simply clean the parts of your vape that are clogged by soaking in some isopropyl alcohol and then scrubbing the resin off with a toothbrush or pipe cleaner. Make sure all parts are fully dry before putting them back into your vape.

Make sure you’re not over-packing

While packing your chamber properly is important to get thick vapor, it is possible to over-pack the chamber which makes it harder for the vapor to travel up through the air path. Use your packing tool to lightly press down on your herb when filling the chamber (most vapes come with one – and if you don’t have one, use something small and slender like a tweezers).

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