How to Fix a Disposable Vape That Isn’t Working

Disposable vapes have offered loads of convenience to vapers, acting as all-in-one devices that require no maintenance (outside of charging the battery occasionally if the device uses a rechargeable battery). These devices come with pre-filled e-liquid cartridges and pre-charged batteries and are pocket-friendly while requiring no adjustments at any time; most don’t even have buttons. If you're wondering how to fix a burnt coil in a disposable vape, it's important to note that disposable vapes are not designed for coil replacement or repair as they are meant to be used and disposed of once the e-liquid is depleted or the battery is exhausted.

However, you need to consider that even the simplest and highest-quality disposable can run into problems from time to time for various reasons. After all, no technology is truly failproof if the conditions aren’t ideal. So, what do you do if your pastel cartel esco bar’s not working or your disposable vape light blinking?

Now, while each disposable vape on the market is different, they all consist of the same components, meaning these fixes can be applied to virtually all disposables you’ll find in today’s vaping market.

How to Fix a Burnt Disposable Vape

One common issue that vapers encounter with disposables and all vaping systems is a burnt taste when inhaled. And, naturally, that would disappoint just about anyone. Many of us take our time to choose the perfect flavor to satisfy our taste buds, so if that flavor tastes burnt, it’s a big letdown – not to mention very unpleasantly, especially since the burnt flavor is typically accompanied by a harsh sensation against the throat that can cause coughing.

If you're wondering how to make a disposable vape not taste burnt, it's crucial to avoid chain vaping, allow sufficient time between puffs, and ensure that the vape's wick is adequately saturated with e-liquid. These practices can help prevent the occurrence of a burnt taste and enhance the overall vaping experience.

The most common reason is that the coil can’t keep up with how you’re vaping. If you’re chain-vaping or pulling too hard, you can very well end up burning out the coil, as it can’t absorb enough e-liquid to compensate for the amount that you’re forcing it to work, so to speak.

Here’s the thing – the coil in your disposable can’t be replaced. So, if you’ve burnt it out, you’re stuck with that flavor until the disposable is done. But something to remember is that sometimes, that burnt taste simply tells you you’re out of e-liquid. If your battery has outlasted the amount of vape juice inside the disposable, you will have a burnt taste, meaning your cartridge is empty.

How to Fix a Disposable Vape That Won’t Hit

We often hear, “Why is my Elf bar not hitting but lighting up?” If your disposable vape is not hitting, there are a few reasons why that could be the case. If your brand-new disposable vape is not working, that’s almost always because the product is defective, and it’s essentially a dud – in other words, something you’ll need to count as a loss (although most brands will refund you).

However, if your vape was working and suddenly it’s not, there are a few other culprits to consider. If it’s lighting up when you pull, but no vapor is coming out, consider a clog the most likely reason. This can be debris that got into the mouthpiece or gunked-up e-liquid clogging the coil. Again, you can’t fix the coil, and thankfully, most vapes don’t last long enough for enough gunk to accumulate anyway. In the event of debris in the mouthpiece, a simple cotton swab will likely get rid of whatever is causing the issue.

Now, if you’re hitting and your light isn’t doing anything, that likely means a failure within the internals. It indicates that your battery isn’t communicating with the rest of your device due to a problem with any components inside. If that’s the case, unfortunately likely, your device is no longer usable.

How to Make a Disposable Vape Work After it Dies

Let’s say your disposable vape died before empty. In other words, you know there’s still likely to be a lot of e-liquid left, but the battery isn’t working. Online tutorials teach you how to take apart a device and recharge the inner battery. You can find those tutorials if you search for them, but at the end of the day, we at Vape Juice Depot can’t recommend them. That’s because too many risks are involved since these devices are not meant to be taken apart and modified in that way. They range from damaging your device beyond repair to causing bodily harm due to faulty electrical work.

What if My Disposable Vape Pen Died Before Empty?

If your disposable vape pen died before the e-juice ran out, we recommend throwing it out and grabbing a new disposable. Usually, when this happens, there’s not much e-juice left anyway since you’re close to the end of your device. So, trying to fix it may not even be worth the effort.

How to Know When Your Disposable Vape is Almost Empty 

Many “issues” people run into with disposables indicate that their disposable is about empty. This includes weak vapor output, a burnt taste, or low nicotine satisfaction. Disposables are convenient in this way – they’re inexpensive, so you can just replace them rather than modify them or take them apart.

Good News: Most Disposable Vape Issues are Easy to Fix 

The good news is that whatever problem you encounter with your disposable, you can fix it easily or replace it relatively cheaply. That’s a big part of why people gravitate toward these devices – the required maintenance is about zero.  

Of course, if you’re buying a low-quality disposable device, you may run into many more issues than the average vaper. At Vape Juice Depot, you’ll find only the most lauded brands in the industry, with disposables with a strong reputation for satisfying from the first drop of e-juice to the last.

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