Vape Troubleshooting Guide

Hi Folks, today we are going to take a look at some of the most commonly asked questions that arise with vaping and we are going to answer these so if you run into a bit of trouble with your device you can find the answer here. Don’t forget, you can always pop in to your local VPZ store and our vaping specialists will be able to assist you.  


Help, my e-liquid tastes burnt, why has this happened?


There is no need to panic as this is surprisingly normal and can be caused by a couple of different things.


The first reason this may happen is that the coil has burnt out, when this happens all you need to do is change the coil and this will taste as good as new.


The other thing that can cause this is if the wattage on the device is set too high (if you are using a variable device) if the wattage is too high you run the risk of the e-liquid tasting burnt and the coil burning out so if this is the case, turn the wattage on the device down and you should be good to go, providing the coil hasn’t been burnt out.


A lot of people assume that this is caused by faulty e-liquid which is an extremely rare occurrence and is generally the last thing we would think of when we are asked this question.

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Why is my coil not lasting as long as usual?


Coils are deemed as consumable items meaning that they have no set time frame on how long they would last.


This can be caused by various different factors such as how often the device is used, what liquid is being used and the wattage the device is set at.


If you use the device a lot then generally speaking, the coil will not last as long as someone who only uses it a few times a day.


If you are using a sweeter e-liquid, this will affect the longevity of the coil as the sugars and sweeteners cause the coil to ‘blacken’ faster and this will result in the coil burning out.


Now onto the wattage of the device, hold on tight because this may get a bit confusing.


Earlier on we mentioned that if the wattage is too high this can cause the liquid to taste burnt due to the coil burning out but too low of a wattage can have the same effect, crazy I know but let me explain why.


If the wattage is too low this means the coil takes longer to heat up, when it takes longer to heat up it means that there is more heat and power going through the coil over a longer period of time which can result in the coil burning out.  Make sure the device is set at the correct wattage for the coil and you shouldn’t have any issues.


Why is my tank leaking?


Your tank has leaked and you have lost a good few ml of your favourite liquid, you don’t know why this has happened but you need to find a way to fix this asap, fear not, we are here to give you the answers.


I seem to be repeating myself quite a bit but this can be caused by the wattage of the device being too low. What happens in this case is the liquid builds up inside the coil and as it is not vaporised fast enough, it will leak through the holes in the base of the tank so again, ensure that the wattage on the device is set correctly for the coil you are using.


Another thing to check is that you are using the correct liquid for your tank.

If you are using a sub-ohm tank then you will want to make sure that you are using high VG liquids as VG is thicker and these liquids are designed with sub-ohm tanks in mind. 


High PG liquids are designed mainly for Mouth to lung devices as they are thinner and flow better through smaller coils, if you use these in your sub ohm tank then you’re gonna have a bad time.


For both variable and non-variable devices, make sure that the tank is screwed together correctly and firmly and that all the seals are where they should be and are not damaged.  Also, check that the coil is screwed in nice and securely as sometimes liquid can get under the coil if it is not secure and result in leaking from the tank.


If you follow these steps, you should have a nice dry device and non-leaky tank.

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What should I do if I have health concerns regarding vaping?


We would always that you contact your GP prior to contacting us as we are not medical professionals and cannot advise on medical issues.