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5 Warning Signs Your Vape Needs Replacement

July 25, 2023

If you're a vaper, you know having a device that works properly to enjoy the experience is essential. It can be frustrating when your disposable vape doesn't function as it used to, but there are some warning signs you can look out for that it may be time to replace it. 

Here, we'll discuss five warning signs indicating your vape needs replacement that you don't want to ignore. By being on the lookout for these, you can make sure you’re ready to swap out your vape for a fresh one when the time comes.

How to Know When Your Vape Needs to Be Replaced

Is it time to swap your disposable vape in for a new one? 

Some warning signs should let you know when it’s time to purchase a new vape. Here are the signs to look out for, and if you notice any of them, consider purchasing a fresh one as soon as possible for the best results. 

1. Burnt Taste

Over time, the build-up of e-liquid residue can burn out the coils and wick, which results in burnt vape juice, not vaporized vape juice. Using your device and tasting a burnt flavour could indicate it's time for a replacement. This taste can ruin your vaping experience by making it harsh and unpleasant, but it can also cause you to inhale toxic compounds produced by burning heavy metals within the device.

If you’re using a disposable vape, a burnt taste is a key sign that it’s time to swap it out for a new one.

2. Gurgling Sound

A gurgling sound from your device could indicate leakage near the vape coil or liquid build-up in the atomizer. If you hear a strange bubbling sound while using it, inspect the device for any holes or cracks that may be causing the gurgling noise. 

A coil on its last legs may also cause a gurgling sound. The sound could also be related to a dying battery. For open-end systems, you could address these things, but if you have a closed-end vape, this is a sign that it’s probably time to swap it out for a fresh one.

3. Leaking Device

A leaking device can be frustrating and cause liquid to spill all over your hands, clothes, or bag. This issue can arise from a problem with the coil. If it's the coil, it can cause the juice to leak inside, creating further damage. 

It’s important to be aware of the risks associated with vaping. In this case, if too much e-juice leaks onto you (or isn’t properly stored, causing children to get ahold of it), it could also cause skin irritation and other health concerns likecontact dermatitis

4. Strange Taste

If you experience a strange taste from your vape device, it could indicate it's time for a replacement. A funky taste could arise from old e-liquid, stale flavours, or a coil not vaporizing the liquid properly. 

The e-liquid might be the issue, or the taste could result from burnt coils or poor maintenance. Cleaning the device and replacing the coil could help you get a better taste, but if you’re using a disposable vape, a strange flavour is a signature sign that it’s time to get a new one. 

5. Light Vapour Production

Reduced vapour production can signify that the device is nearing the end of its useful life. This problem could also result from a low battery or worn-out coil. When it comes to disposable vapes like those offered in our collections, this typically means it’s time to replace the entire device.

Frequently Asked Questions

How Often Should You Replace Your Vape?

Typically, a closed-system vape is designed to last fora specific number of puffs per cartridge, while refillable devices can last much longer. To ensure your device lasts as long as possible, make sure to maintain it properly. Look out for warning signs that it’s time to replace it, including a burnt or strange taste, light vapour production, leakage, or gurgling sounds.

Final Thoughts

Knowing when your vape needs replacement is vital to ensure a great vaping experience and be a safe vaper. If you experience a burnt or otherwise strange taste, only see light vapour production, hear a gurgling sound, or the device leaks, it's time to replace the device and start fresh with a new one.

By knowing these five primary warning signs, you can enjoy your vaping device to the fullest and ensure your safety – and then, when it's time to get a new one, you can choose from our wide selection at WAKA Vape.

Stay alert and enjoy your vape until you notice these five signs, then start fresh with something new!

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