So you reach to your jacket pocket to get your ecig out and - surprise! The clearomizer has leaked again and you end up with hand coverd in ejuice. Don't you know it just too well?

If you switched to electronic cigarettes not that long ago don't worry, it happens to all of us vapers. Leaking clearomizer is a common issue amongst vaping community which means someone out there has already found the solution (and no, buying a new one isn't the aswer!). Here's few tips to fix the problem! 

  • Make sure you fill up properly. When you fill up the clearomizer, make sure the ejuice doesn't enter the center air-tube (you can confirm it by trying to take a puff, and seeing if you can get a clear, clean hit or if it’s gurgling). If it gurgles, try removing the bottom and blowing through it onto a piece of tissue to clear it.
  • Don't use the atomiser as soon as you filled it. Allowing the ejuice time to soak in helps protect the atomiser and ensures you get a great vape from the start. You should usually allow 3-5 mins for the juice to soak in properly. Otherwise you will experience the dreaded dry hit! 
  • Alway turn off your ecig before putting it in your pocket / bag.
  • Don't run too low on your eliquid. When the ejuice in your atomiser falls below a certain level, you starve the atomiser of eliquid – leading to a shorter atomiser life or even a complete burn out. Instead, make sure you keep your clearomiser topped up to a least a quarter of its capacity.
  • Avoid holding down the button before vaping. Some vapers like to hold down the button on variable voltage devices before inhaling. Unfortunately, this can lead to eliquid condensing in the drip tip, which can reduce vapour production and lead to gurgling noises.To fix this, give your clearomizer a clean! .
  • Tighten everything up (but don't overdo it!). Leakage can occur when the various components aren’t securely screwed in or when you damage the tiny rubbers (you’ll find them near the threading and where two parts of your tank meet) by over-tightening the ato. There’s no need to Hulk out; screw it in so it fits snugly – but not as tight as you possibly can.
  • Don't take ultra long puffs. Taking 20 second drags can damage the atomiser, especially if you’re using a low ohm atomiser.
  • Try increasing the power setting. One of the most common causes of leaks is actually flooding - that’s when too much juice gets pulled into your coil for it to vaporise. Which can result in litres of excesse juice leaking out of the coil housing. Simply switch to a higher power or voltage setting.
  • Switch to higer VG eliquids. Thinner, PG-based juices will generally leak more than VG-based ones, so switching will often at least slow down the leaking.

Here's a video from NYK ECIGS showing hot to fix a gurgling clearomizer: