troubleshooting disposable vapes


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 While the accessibility and streamlined satisfaction of vaping is ultra-convenient, it can occasionally come with a few technical difficulties. But don’t worry; VaporFi has your back. We’ve compiled all the most frequently reported disposable vape and e-cig issues here for every customer. The experts at VaporFi will explain how to fix a disposable e-cigarette and get your vape working at maximum efficiency again. Is your brand new disposable vape not working? Check out our list of common problems below and how to solve them. 

The first thing you’ll want to take stock of is what the light is doing. Most disposable vapes have an indicator light that tells you the device is in use. However, the indicator light may turn red to indicate low power;if you’re getting weak hits, this is likely the case. A blinking light can also signify a dead battery. 

How to Charge/Recharge a Disposable Vape

Most disposable vape batteries are not rechargeable. However, some newer, more advanced disposables are. To recharge these devices, here is a general guide: 

  1. Unscrew the cartridge off of the battery
  2. Plug in the Micro USB male into the Disposable Vape device.
  3. Plug the USB male into a USB port to start charging.

Is your disposable vape not charging or working at all? Consider taking the device back to the point of sale and getting refunded, as the vape is probably defunct.

Brand New Disposable Vape Not Working?

 Is your rechargeable/disposable vape not working immediately upon opening? It could likely point to a manufacturing defect. In this case, you’ll want to return your vape for refund or exchange. Even though some may recommend quick fixes, the disposable is unlikely to work properly and it’s best to try a new device.

How Much are Disposable Vapes?

Disposable vapes can vary in price due to several factors, such as e-liquid capacity, battery life, and component resilience. However, most disposable devices are around $10, such as the YAYA MAX NTN 2500 Puffs Disposable Vape, or $20, such as the Meta Drop Rechargeable Disposable.

How Long Does a Disposable Vape Last?

Most disposable vapes last about three to five days on average. However, this depends on how frequently the vaper hits the vape. Most disposable vapes list the number of puffs they’re rated for and the e-liquid capacity to help you choose a suitable device. 

 Why Does My New Disposable Taste Burnt?

The typical cause for most vapes tasting burnt is the coil. Unfortunately, unlike more elaborate vape pod mods and devices, disposable vapes don’t offer the ability to swap out burnt coils. You’re better off disposing of the device and purchasing a new one. However, a burnt taste can occur if there’s not enough e-liquid on the wick inside your atomizer coil. So allowing some time between hits to let e-liquid soak could solve the burnt taste. If you’re wondering how to fix a burnt coil in a disposable vape, consider looking into refillable rigs; these are more customizable and can be taken apart for repairs, where disposable vapes are designed for temporary use, and don’t provide much in the way of access for quick or technical fixes.

How to Fix a Disposable Vape that Won’t Hit

Sometimes, a disposable device won’t hit or have weak hits because air bubbles in the cartridge prevent airflow, and those bubbles block the airflow sensor. Try flicking or tapping the side of the cartridge to get rid of air bubbles. You can also set the device down for several minutes to allow the wick to absorb more juice. If you do this and the device still doesn’t hit, it’s time for a fresh one. 

How to Refill a Disposable Vape

There is usually one reason to refill a disposable device. Usually, these devices cannot be recharged, so refilling them isn’t necessary. 

However, if you want to try refilling it, follow these steps

  1. Open the vape pen by unscrewing the cartridge from the battery 
  2. Use a syringe to carefully fill the cartridge with e-juice
  3. Screw the cartridge back onto the battery. 

How to Stop a Disposable Vape from Autofiring 

A vape will autofire when there is a malfunction in the draw activation sensor. This can occur if you blow your vape or wind blows into your vape. To stop auto-firing, turn the device off if possible and try unscrewing the cartridge from the battery and then screwing it back on. 

Disposable VapesWe hope this guide was helpful, but if your brand new disposable vape is still not working, contact our customer support team. We look forward to hearing from you!

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