What is the deal with my leaky atomizer?

When using reusable atomizers, it is very frustrating if you get your E-cigarette atomizer flooded. You may get e-liquid in your hands and most likely in your mouth as well in this case. What is worse, the situation can be very messy and difficult to clean up, also direct contact with e-liquid will make you feel sick. In this blog post,Cacuq will explain why your atomizer is flooded and provide some quick and easy fixing methods on this problem.

Why your atomizer is flooded

In most cases, when e-liquid is leaking from where your battery and cartomizer connect and into the battery, your e-cigarette atomizer is flooded, instead of leaking. Inside your e-cigarette atomizer, you’ll find a heating coil wrapped around a wick. The wick holds a bit of liquid, keeping the coil wet.If you add e-liquid to the atomizer when the wick is already saturated, the atomizer will get flooded. This usually happens when you forget how much time you have used the atomizer since the last time you added e-liquid, or your atomizer is not producing as much vapor as you expect, you thought maybe it is due to lack of e-liquid, so you add more, the atomizer is flooded.

Another cause for flooding atomizer can be your vaping style. If you inhale too strongly and quickly on the atomizer, it won’t give atomizer time to heat up and vaporize the e-liquid, leaving an overabundance of liquid to be drawn onto the atomizer. As a result, the excessive e-liquid can only go to your mouth or the battery, neither of which will be very pleasant.

How to prevent your e-cigarette atomizer from flooding

If your tank seems to be flooded, the good news is that it is avoidable. While if the atomizer’s heating coil is going bad, there is no way to fix. It is time for you to get a new atomizer.

The first step to prevent atomizer from flooding would be changing your vaping style. Try the slow slightly longer draws so the atomizer can have adequate time to vaporize the e-liquid.

The second step is stopping using your e-cigarette atomizer at the first sign of leakage. Disassemble your e-cigarette and use the paper towel to wipe down the surface of each item. You may pay special attention to the battery and cartomizer terminal, and make sure they are cleaned and dry before using the devices again. This is to avoid failed connection. Once all the items are cleaned and dried off, reassemble the e-cigarette. You should now be able to resume e-smoking. Add a little e-liquid, wait for it to saturate the wick and puff away.