Vaping has become a popular alternative to smoking cigarettes, and disposable vapes have made it even more accessible and convenient. However, like any electronic device, disposable vapes can malfunction. If you find that your disposable vape won’t hit, don’t worry, there are a few things you can try to fix the issue.
In this article, we’ll explore some common reasons why a disposable vape won’t hit and how to troubleshoot each issue.
Check the Battery
The most common reason why a disposable vape won’t hit is a dead battery. If the battery has run out of power, the device won’t be able to produce vapor. To check if the battery is the problem, try tapping on the device or shaking it gently. If the LED light on the device doesn’t light up, then the battery is likely dead.
To fix this issue, you can try recharging the device. Some disposable vapes come with a USB charger, while others don’t. If your device has a USB charger, plug it into a USB port and let it charge for at least 30 minutes. If your device doesn’t come with a charger, you may need to purchase a compatible charger separately.
Check the Connection Between the Cartridge and the Battery
Another common reason why a disposable vape won’t hit is the poor connection between the cartridge and the battery. If the cartridge isn’t screwed on tightly enough or if there’s debris in the connection, the device won’t be able to produce vapor.
To fix this issue, remove the cartridge from the battery and clean both connection points with a cotton swab or a toothpick. Be gentle and careful not to damage the connection points. Once both the cartridge and battery are clean, screw the cartridge back onto the battery tightly.
Check the Airflow
If the battery and cartridge are both working properly, but the disposable vape still won’t hit, then the issue may be with the airflow. A clogged airflow can prevent the device from producing vapor. To check if the airflow is the problem, try inhaling through the device without pressing the button. If you’re not able to inhale any air, then the airflow is likely clogged.
To fix this issue, try blowing into the mouthpiece of the device with some force. This can help clear any debris that may be clogging the airflow. You can also try tapping the device gently on a flat surface to dislodge any debris that may be stuck inside.
Check the E-liquid Level
If the e-liquid level in the cartridge is too low, the device won’t be able to produce vapor. To check the e-liquid level, remove the cartridge from the battery and check the level of the e-liquid inside. If the level is too low, then the device won’t be able to produce vapor.
To fix this issue, refill the cartridge with e-liquid. If you’re not sure how to refill a disposable vape cartridge, check the manufacturer’s instructions or watch a tutorial video online.
Check the Quality of the E-liquid
Sometimes, the e-liquid itself can be a problem. If the e-liquid is of poor quality or has been stored improperly, it may not vaporize properly. To check if the e-liquid is the issue, try using a different cartridge with a different e-liquid.
If the device works properly with a different e-liquid, then the original e-liquid was likely the problem. Make sure to properly store e-liquid in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight.
Clean the contacts
Another common issue with disposable vapes is that the contacts between the battery and the pod can become dirty or corroded over time. This can prevent the battery from making a connection and cause the vape to stop working. To fix this, try cleaning the contacts with a cotton swab or a small brush. Be gentle and avoid using any liquids that could damage the vape.
Prime the coil
If the battery and contacts are clean and the vape is still not hitting, the issue may be with the coil. Over time, the coil can become clogged with e-liquid or burnt out, preventing it from producing vapor. To fix this, try priming the coil by taking a few dry hits without activating the battery. This can help clear any blockages and get the coil working again.
Adjust the airflow
Some disposable vapes have adjustable airflow, which can affect how much vapor is produced. If your vape is not hitting, try adjusting the airflow to see if that helps. If the airflow is too tight, it can restrict vapor production and make it harder to get a good hit.
Try a different pod
If none of the above steps work, the issue may be with the pod itself. Sometimes, the e-liquid can become too thick or the coil can become too worn out to produce vapor. To fix this, try swapping out the pod for a new one. If the new pod works, then the issue was likely with the old pod.
If your disposable vape won’t hit, don’t panic. There are several things you can try to fix the issue. Check the battery, the connection between the cartridge and battery, the airflow, the e-liquid level, and the quality of the e-liquid. By following these troubleshooting steps, you should be able to fix the issue and get your disposable vape working again.