Not only do used coils eventually wear out, sometimes you can get a bad vape coil right out of the package – brand new and it’s still a bad coil. It can happen!
Here are three signs you have a bad vape coil, whether it’s one you’ve been using a while or even a brand new coil that might be defective.
Three Signs Your Vape Coil Needs Replacing
Nothing lasts forever. Especially if you enjoy vaping as much as I do, you’ll eventually recognize a bad vape coil. Learning to recognize the signs that it’s time for a replacement is critical if you want to avoid damaging your vape. After all, a coil costs a lot less than a whole new rig.
One particularly frustrating habit I’ve noticed is shared by a lot of novice vapers is a tendency to forget about regular upkeep and maintenance. A vape needs to be cleaned every now and then, and its components don’t last forever.
Today, we’re going to talk about that second part. It’s important that you learn to recognize when you probably have a bad vape coil. It’s the likeliest component to fail, and can cause some serious damage if you ignore the warning signs (in addition to making the vaping experience rather unpleasant).
Fortunately, it’s pretty easy to recognize when a coil is starting to wear out.
Sign 1: A Bad Vape Coil Has a Burnt Taste
First thing’s first – how does your vape juice taste? Does every vape juice you use, no matter its quality, have a weird, unpleasant aftertaste akin to burnt toast? Replace your coil immediately – if you continue to vape at this point, there’s the very real risk of causing permanent damage to your vape.
Burning aside, you might also notice that your vape juice tastes off in some way. Maybe you can just barely taste whatever you were vaping beforehand, or maybe the flavor is so muted you can barely discern it.
While this isn’t necessarily as serious as a burning taste, it’s still a sign your coil might be coming to the end of its lifespan, retaining old flavors or not holding juice the way it should.
Sign 2: Strange Noises
Noticing a gurgling sound while you vape? While this could be a sign of a more serious issue, there’s a good chance it’s simply the result of a coil that’s on its last legs.
Replace your coil and see if that solves the problem – if not, you’re going to need to do some more in-depth troubleshooting.
Sign 3: You’ve Sprung a Leak
Last but certainly not least, if you’re spilling vape juice all over the place, check your O-Ring to see if it’s worn out, and make sure you haven’t overfilled your tank.
Double-check to see that you’re using a quality vape juice, and ensure you haven’t tightened your tank too much. If everything seems to be in working order there, you should probably replace your coil.
Vaping is about more than just blowing clouds. You need to learn to take care of your rig as well, Otherwise, you’re going to end up wasting a lot of time, money, and effort. Of course, there’s more to vape maintenance than replacing your coil every now and then.
That’s just the first step. You’ll learn more as you keep at it. Enjoy, and I’m happy you’re part of the vaping community.
About the Author
Alex Saez is a vaping enthusiast and content creator at MistHub, a top source for vapes, electronic cigarettes, mods, tanks, coils, e-juices, and accessories.