Help! My Vaporizer Keeps Leaking
Have you noticed your vaporizer leaking its e-liquid? You don't have to be a rocket scientist to know that vaporizers should NOT leak. Because when they do, it's usually indicative of some other underlying problem, in which case you'll need to fix it before it causes permanent damage.
The good news is that leakage only occurs in liquid vaporizers and not dry-herb vaporizers. Assuming you have the latter, you don't have to worry about this problem. But if you have a liquid vaporizer and recently discovered it leaking, here are some possible causes and solutions.
Take Slower Draws
One of the most common causes of a leaking vaporizer is flooding. This phenomenon occurs when a user inhaled too quickly and/or forcefully, resulting in an excessive amount of liquid to be pulled into the atomizer. Normally, the heating element is able to "vaporize" the liquid. But if there's too much liquid in the atomizer, some of it will remain in liquid form; thus, causing the vaporizer to leak.
Of course, the easiest way to solve this problem is by taking slower draws. Rather than inhaling with all of your might, relax your lungs by taking shorter, slower draws. This will cause less liquid to enter the atomizer, allowing your vaporizer to properly vaporize it. It may take some trial and error, but you'll eventually find the "sweet spot" that allows you to enjoy the vaped liquid without causing it to leak.
Use Caution When Refilling
Another possible cause of a leaking vaporizer is overfilling. Some users believe that overfilling their vaporizer with excess e-liquid will make it last longer. This isn't necessarily false, as more e-liquid will allow you to get more draws. However, overfilling the device with too much e-liquid may cause it to leak. If the atomizer is unable to hold all of the liquid, some of it will inevitably leak out.
Refer to your vaporizer's owners manual for step-by-step instructions on how to refill it. Attempting to "eyeball" it is just asking for trouble. The owners manual should reveal exactly how much e-liquid your device will hold, as well as instructions on how to refill it.