Why Is My Vape Tank Leaking?

Why Is My Vape Tank Leaking?

Posted by David Nadel on 27th Jul 2017

If you are new to vaping, or even if you have been vaping for years, every vaper eventually has a leaky vape tank. There are several things that can cause a tank to leak but the problem can usually be fixed with minimal effort in about 5 minutes. Here, we will show you how to troubleshoot your tank and find out what is causing it to leak as well as some fixes for a leaking tank that are quick and easy.


The most frequent cause of a leaky tank is the improper filling of the tank. When you are filling your tank, be sure that you don't accidentally fill or spill any e-liquid into the chimney. If you are new to vaping, the chimney is the tube that runs through the middle of the tank to the mouthpiece. If liquid is spilled into the chimney, it causes the tank to gurgle and leak. Use caution when filling your tank and try to avoid spilling juice into the chimney. If you do accidentally get juice in the chimney of your tank, it can easily be cleaned out with a paper towel.


Another problem that can cause a vape tank to leak is a damaged O-ring. The O-ring is a rubber ring usually found at both the top and bottom of the tank. Sometimes, these rings can get ripped or damaged. If the O-ring on your tank is damaged, there is no air seal and it will leak juice. You can order replacement rings online and installing them is as simple as taking your tank apart, removing the rings, and replacing them with new ones.


The third problem is also encountered very frequently. If you store or transport your device in a horizontal position, it can cause the device to leak. When a tank is stored on its side for an extended period, juice tends to leak out of the device's airflow holes. To fix this, simply avoid leaving the tank in a horizontal position for extended periods of time.


Sometimes, the problem is less obvious. If you have a faulty coil, or if the coil is old and needs to be replaced, it won't wick juice properly and will cause the tank to leak from the airflow holes. To fix this, make sure that the coil is screwed in all the way and if your device continues to leak, it is recommended that you replace the coil.

Finally. regular maintenance of your vape tank is highly recommended. If you use a tank and don't clean it, juice residue can cause problems with the tank's air seal and cause it to leak. It is suggested that you clean your tank regularly by rinsing it in cold water and letting it air dry overnight.


If you perform maintenance on your device regularly and make sure that you are using it properly, there should be no leaks in the tank. Hopefully, if your tank was leaking, you've could troubleshoot the problem and fix it using the information discussed here.

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