If you are getting e liquid in your mouth when you inhale, or it is gurgling and not producing vapour properly, this means you have got liquid in the airway.
Follow the steps below to get the liquid out of the airway. If these steps don’t work, or the problem keeps coming back, it probably means you need to replace the clearomiser (or coil). All clearomisers, even rebuildable models, have a limited lifespan. Seals degrade over time and knocks to the unit can move parts out of the correct alignment.
We are yet to find a clearomiser that doesn’t leak or gurgle a little at some point. It is just one of the things us vapers have to deal with. However, there are some general tips for minimising gurgling at the bottom of this page.
For CE4 or CE5 clearomisers
Take the clearomiser off the battery and blow through the mouthpiece a few times sharply. You may see droplets of liquid coming out of the bottom of the unit. Then wipe the bottom of the clearomiser and the connection (top) of the battery before putting it back on.
For Rebuildable Bottom Filling Styles eg. Evod, T3s, H2, Protank.
The most common causes of liquid in the airway with this type of clearomiser are improperly tightened joints when filling or replacing coils, or flattening of the seal between the coil and center tube.
Take the clearomiser apart, remove and replace the coil (you can hold the tank upside down while doing this, so you don’t lose any liquid in it) and then put it all back together. Blow through the mouthpiece a few times sharply. You may see droplets of liquid coming out of the bottom of the unit. Then wipe the bottom of the clearomiser and the connection (top) of the battery before putting it back on.
It is also worth noting that if you buy coils from a different supplier to the one you bought the clearomiser from they may not be compatible, even if they are calling them by the same name. All of our products, such as the Kanger and Innokin models are genuine, direct from the manufacturer. However, many people come in to our shop with clones and fakes they are having problems with. If in doubt, they aren’t too expensive, so it is probably best to start from scratch with a new clearomiser.
Tips for reducing Gurgling
- Top up your clearomiser regularly. Many types of clearomiser will get gurgly if the amount of liquid in them gets very low.
- Clean ‘seepage’ regularly. Almost all clearomisers leak a little liquid onto the battery contact (between the clearomiser and battery).
- Slow, steady inhales. Using an electronic cigarette requires a longer, gentler inhale than an actual cigarette. If you suck harder than the clearomiser’s airflow capacity you can draw up liquid instead of air.
- Don’t overtighten. If you overtighten the base onto the main body of a rebuildable tank you will flatten the seals very quickly. If you overtighten the clearomiser on the battery you can reduce airflow, leading to liquid being drawn up.
- Buy genuine parts. Always put genuine coils in genuine clearomisers. All of our products are bought directly from the manufacturer and are guaranteed to fit genuine parts from other vendors. However, there are a lot of copies and clones out there, which may not be compatible.