Learn how to fix your leaking vape pod
There are several reasons why there might be a leak from your vape pod, why your e-liquid is escaping out of your cartridge; your battery charge could be low, you may have overfilled your pod, your coil might need changing or you might be using a vape pod that isn’t well made.
Even if one of these things are true, there is usually an easy fix and we are going to run through each one and show you the solution to your potential vape pod problem.
Why might your vape pod be leaking?
- Overfilling the pod – This is a simple one, you might be putting too much e-liquid into your pod or cartridge. If you have an open pod system that you can refill with e-liquid and over fill your vape pod, the excess vape juice has to go somewhere. That is usually out of the airflow.
- Coil needs changing – All vape coils have a time limit, they eventually all need replacing. If you have a vape pod with a removable coil, it can leak if your atomizer head has reached the end of its natural life.
Once it needs replacing, the wicking material in your coil loses some of its ability to absorb your juice. Not only that, but the coils itself cannot vaporise your e-liquid properly. As you draw the e-liquid sits inside the coil and there is only one way for it to go. Out of your pod.
- Vape pod battery low – Yes, a low battery can cause your vape pod to leak. Most vape pods use ‘bypass’ mode. This is the way the battery sends power to your coil. The charge in your battery affects the power output.
As your battery charge starts to drop, you have to draw harder on your vape to get vapour from it. This means that you will be drawing too hard and pulling too much vape juice into the coil. As above, this will then escape from your pod or cartridge.
- Not using the right power setting – Some vape pods allow you to change the power settings. These should be set to the optimum wattage for your coil resistance. If they aren’t and they are set too low, as with your battery being low, you can draw too hard. This means you pull too much fluid in and cause excess vape juice to escape your pod.
- Using a vape pod that isn’t well made – You have to keep in mind WHAT type of vape pod you are buying. Especially when it comes to refillable pods. If all components of the pod aren’t high quality: the coil doesn’t fit properly or the airflow is in a less than ideal place, they can all cause pod leaking.
How to fix a leaking vape pod
- Don’t draw too hard – You have to vape like a vaper, not a smoker. If you draw too hard, you are just constantly pulling too much e-liquid through your coil. Vaping takes longer than smoking, you need to give your vape pod time to work.
Long, slow, steady draws will give your coil time to do its job and should stop the leak.
- Keep your vape battery charged – This might sound obvious, but try not to run your battery down completely. Especially if you have a vape pod without adjustable settings. If you keep the charge up, it means you don’t have to draw too much. This will stop your vape juice escaping out of your pod.
- Use the right e-cig power settings – If your vape pod has adjustable settings, make sure that you have the power set to the optimum range for your coil. If you don’t know the ideal wattage to set your power to, you can find it printed on your coil.
There will be a range of powers, such as 5W-15W. Just pick a power near the middle.
- Change your vape coil – If you are experiencing a burnt taste, poor vapour production or leaking from your pod. The chances are your coil needs changing.
Make sure you always have a spare with you and that you prime your coil first, before vaping.
- Switch to a leak proof vape pod – When it comes to choosing your vape pod, pick one that has leak proof technology. This will help combat any potential e-liquid mess. They tend to have fantastic airflow, really well fitted coils and the highest quality pod construction.