When your vape pod is leaking, there are some solutions to take into consideration. In this guide to leaky vape pods, you will learn what your options are. So if your pod is leaking, then continue reading because you’re about to find some resolutions.
Before we get into the solutions, we’re going to explain why your pod might be leaking.
Why Vape Pods Leak
There are a number of reasons why your pod might be leaking. Take a look at these reasons below and try to determine if one of them is the reason for your pod leaking and shooting vape juice into your mouth.
- Rapid changes in elevation.
- Squeezing or biting your pod while you’re vaping.
- Aggressively vaping.
- Defective pod.
If you get into a plane and quickly ascend into the sky, there’s a chance your pod might leak from the change in pressure caused by your rapid ascent. When you’re vaping, you may find that you’re accidentally biting your pod, which could cause it to leak. There’s also a chance that you’re accidentally squeezing your pod in a way that causes it to leak, which is something that some vapers accidentally do when they’re attaching or detaching their pod from their battery. Puffing too hard and too often could also cause your pod to leak. And then there’s the defective product scenario in which your pod is simply defective and subsequently leaking by no fault of your own.
What To Do About A Leaky Pod
To fix a pod that’s leaking, there are a number of potential fixes. It all depends on why your pod is leaking. If it’s leaking because you’re biting it or squeezing it, try not to bite it and avoid squeezing it. There’s a right way and a wrong way to attach your vape pod to your vape battery so make sure you’re doing it right, as doing it wrong could mean that you’re squeezing it in a way that causes it to leak.
If you’re vaping too aggressively, try taking a more casual approach to your vape use. When you vape too aggressively, it is possible to cause flooding. When you flood your vape pod, e-liquid gets into the pod’s air passage, which can then travel up and into your mouth. If your pod’s coil is flooded, you can try blowing air through it and drying off any excess e-liquid that you see with a paper towel or something similar like a dry rag. One indicator that your pod is flooded is a gurgling noise. However, there’s a chance that this means your atomizer coil is bad, in which case your solution is as follows:
Replace your pod.
In many instances, your pod may simply be defective or broken. If this is the case, replacement is your only real solution to stopping your pod from leaking e-juice in your mouth.
It is not unusual for a vape pod to be defective. Many vapers have found brand new pods to be defective right out of the box. In some cases, you may notice liquid inside of your pod’s packaging before you remove it from its packaging. If you see liquid in there, there’s a good chance that it’s e-liquid and that your pod is already leaking. If this is the case, it’s defective and you may not want to use it, unless you don’t mind getting some e-juice in your mouth while you’re vaping it.
What To Do If Your Pod Is Defective
If your pod is defective, you may not want to use it. In which case, you may feel as if you’ve wasted money. Fortunately for some vapers who run into this situation, there is a solution, although it is not necessarily a great one. That solution is to reach out to your pod’s manufacturer to request a replacement or a refund. In some cases, vape pod manufacturers have been known to replace their defective pods. If you purchased your pod from a retailer, try contacting that retailer to see if you can exchange it for a new pod or get your money back in the form of a refund.
Regardless of whether or not you choose to attempt a refund or exchange, it is likely that you will want to dispose of the pod. If you intend on requesting a refund or an exchange, it may be in your best interest to keep the pod so that you can show it to the manufacturer or retailer in case they ask to see it. In some cases, retailers will not ask for the pod to be returned and will simply take you at your word when you tell them that it’s broken, as defective pods that leak upon arrival are not as uncommon as you may otherwise think.
If Every Pod Leaks…
If every single pod you go to vape leaks, there’s a good chance that there’s either a problem with the way that you are vaping or your hardware. If you don’t believe you’re doing anything wrong, try assessing your vape. In some cases, vape batteries have been known to be defective, causing pods to leak. For instance, the area where your pod connects to your battery could be too tight, causing the pod to be squeezed by the battery when it’s attached, which in turn could cause it to leak. If you believe your vape itself is to blame for your leaky pods, it may be time for a replacement. If you believe it to be defective, you might want to contact your vape’s manufacturer or the retailer from which you bought it.