If you have ever loaded up your Eleaf vaporizer for a pull only to discover that it can’t connect with your atomizer, you can understand the frustration that comes along with it. There are many reasons that your Eleaf says no atomizer, but not all of them are immediately obvious if you are new to vaping or the brand in general. Here are a few of the things you should be checking for the next time you vape.
Make Sure Your Vaporizer is Properly Charged
Sometimes, when vaporizers are low on battery, they can begin acting a bit erratic. Occasionally, your device might display a message indicating that it can’t find the atomizer even though it’s there. If you left your device sitting for a while, it may need a fresh charge before it clears up.
Double Check Your Coils
The most common problem we see when an Eleaf atomizer doesn’t work is that the coils are not properly installed. Depending on the tank you are using, it could be that your coils have come loose from your build, or it could be that the pre-built atomizer is not fully seated inside the slot. It should only take a moment to verify that your coils are making good contact and correct the problem if there is one. Remember, dirty or burnt out coils can also fail to make contact.
Adjust the 510 Pin
The 510 pin is inside the threaded connector that attaches your tank to your device. Since it is not uncommon for vapers to swap out a variety of different tanks with their Eleaf vaporizers, it’s no surprise that sometimes things don’t fit quite right. The problem could be that your 510 pin is not extending far enough to create a stable connection from the device. If your tank’s 510 is adjustable, you can use a screwdriver to loosen it a tiny bit, and you should be good to go. As little as a 1/4 turn is usually enough to do the trick and make the tank seat properly. However, if your tank’s pin is not adjustable, you may need to seek other options by using a different tank.
Most tanks today use a tiny spring inside of the threaded base that adjusts the 510 pin up or down to make contact. If you have ever tightened your tank down too hard on your device, the 510 pin may have gotten wedged up in the threaded base resulting in it not making the proper contact. You can delicately fix this by using a tiny screwdriver from the inside of the tank to unstick the pin. Make sure you don’t wrench on it, because you could damage the spring inside.
As a safety precaution, most mods have a minimum allowable resistance. On some devices, this happens to be an extremely small number. However, there are a lot of devices that cannot handle super low resistance coils. If your device is indicating that the coils aren’t working, it could be a sign that you need to change coils to something with a compatible rating. If you are unsure, you can check your device manual to see what the correct range is for your coils. If you built your coils, you might need to go back to the workbench and double check your math with a multimeter.
Troubleshooting your Eleaf Atomizer
If all of the above fails to create a connection with your device, it may be time to go one step further. Switch to a different tank and double check that your device is working as expected. If it is not working with any tank, it is usually a sign that the 510 on the device itself is the problem, or there is an internal error. However, if it does work correctly with another tank, you know that the problem lies with the atomizer. Sometimes the only thing you can do is swap out coils and try again. Every once in a while a dud comes in your pack of coils, and there’s nothing to be done. However, this should not be a recurring experience.
To learn more about proper installation of atomizers on your Eleaf or how to fix your Eleaf atomizer when it’s acting up, visit VaporFi’s customer support line for assistance. We can walk you through the troubleshooting steps and help you resolve any issues you may have. We have a team of Eleaf experts on hand to help any time.
Gianna Del Monte is the Brand Manager at VaporFi. She has been in the vaping industry since June 2015 and has extensive experience in successfully managing and marketing a variety of new vapor product launches. Originally from New Jersey, Gianna has lived in the Miami area for the last 5 years.