A vape pen cartridge, more commonly known as an e-cigarette cartridge, can be an effective and cheaper way to vape using e-liquids. There are many different cartridges that can be used in various vaping devices, but sometimes the air hole in your cartridge may be blocked due to manufacturing or previous use. This causes no airflow when vaping, resulting in unpleasant and undesired taste and vaping experience. Luckily, there are easy ways to unblock your vape pen cartridge and restore airflow for a satisfying vaping experience every time you use it!
Vape Airflow Problems: How to Identify Them
If you’re trying to vape weed, or e-liquid, from a vape pen and are having issues, there’s a good chance you have one of the following common problems. Each issue is easy to fix and, once identified, should be easily fixed with a replacement cartridge. Here’s what you need to know about each problem and how to fix it
- A Clogged Vape Pen Cartridge
One of the most common issues for vape pen cartridges is an issue with the airflow, which can be caused by a buildup of liquid in or around your tank or a buildup of particles from vaping. Sometimes these issues are also accompanied by a weak draw when you take a puff and little to no vapor production. To fix it, take out your cartridge and rinse it off with warm water. Then give your cartridge 3 to 5 drops of rubbing alcohol on each side and let it sit for five minutes before rinsing it again with warm water. If that doesn’t work, then there might be more serious problems at hand, but if all you need is something as simple as clean water (and don’t forget those cleaning agents!), then there shouldn’t be any other problems at all!
- Incorrect Airflow Setting
When it comes to vaping, airflow is key. The ability to control and manipulate airflow is what gives you those big plumes of smoke-like vapor, as well as how you choose to experience your cannabis extracts. Whether you’re a newbie or a seasoned vet, chances are at some point (and probably more than once), you’ve encountered a vape pen cartridge that doesn’t allow for any airflow.
There are two basic ways that vape pen cartridges can have no airflow. You may be experiencing either of these issues: Airflow is too tight, causing vapor to become weak and thin. The airflow is too loose, resulting in low levels of vapor production. However, it’s important to note that sometimes vapor production will seem low even when your airflow is set correctly. To troubleshoot whether your problem is related to incorrect airflow settings or a symptom of something else entirely, try increasing or decreasing your air setting by one level at a time. If you notice an improvement in your cartridge’s performance, you may need to adjust your vape pen’s airflow control setting.
- Twisting The Vape Cartridge Too Tight
If you turn your cartridge too tightly, it can make it hard for air to flow through. In order to fix a vape pen cartridge with no airflow, simply twist it back and forth until you’ve loosened it up a bit. You may even be able to twist it on its side or upside down while twisting. This is actually a good way to check that your cartridge is correctly tightened; if you try to inhale through it but still can’t pull in any vapor, then something might be wrong with how tightly you’ve fastened your cartridge. If so, repeat these steps until things start working again.
- Oil Viscosity
The reason why your oil isn’t vaporizing is that it’s too thick. The average vape cartridge oil is around 40-60% THC, while salt nicotine e-liquids used in vape pens are closer to 60-70%. When you use cannabis oils that have a higher percentage of THC, these become much thicker when exposed to heat from your cartridge battery (the heating element). This makes them unable to flow freely and create vapor as a result. If you want to fix your no airflow issue and enjoy vaping again, try using an e-liquid instead of pure cannabis oils. It will be thinner and, therefore, should be able to flow freely throughout your pen for better results!