Why does my vape taste burnt with new coil? Get a solution.

why does my vape taste burnt with new coil

How to avoid a nasty burnt taste when vaping.

There’s nothing worse than taking a vape hit and getting that vile burnt taste. Well, there’s actually a lot worse things in the world than this. But in the vaping world, it’s right up there.

Understandably coils can burn out after they’ve been used for a while, but why does your vape taste burnt with a new coil in it? It could be one of several reasons, which we’ve covered off in this article. We can’t guarantee you’ll never get that horrible burnt taste ever again, but at least if you know what to look out for, you can reduce the risk.  

Did you prime the coil?

Priming the coil every time you put a new one into your vaping device is really important. The wick needs to go from completely dry to soaked in e-liquid so that it doesn’t burn and create the unpleasant taste.

Leaving it long enough (at least five minutes) after replacing the coil and filling up the tank could be enough, but you can never be certain if the wick has absorbed enough e-liquid. By manually soaking it, you definitely know you’re good to go.

To prime the coil, simply add a few drops (three to five) of e-liquid directly onto the wick through the top and at the ports around the side, then allow to soak in a full tank before using. 

Are you chain vaping?

Avoid taking hit after hit to give your coil chance to reabsorb more e-liquid. By waiting at least five seconds before firing again will help stop the coil drying out and causing a burnt taste.

Is the temperature too high?

If the temperature on your vaping device is set too high, it will quickly burn off any e-liquid on the wick and start to burn it. Simply lower the temperature to help avoid this.

To further minimise the chance of getting a burnt taste, you could try a temperature control (TC) vaping device. TC vaping devices like the Aspire Archon 150W allow you to set a maximum temperature for your coil. If it reaches this temperature, it cuts the power. So even if you try to vape without any e-liquid, it won’t let you, which prevents the wick from burning.

Is your e-liquid tank empty?

If there’s no e-liquid flowing to the wick it will burn and give you that nasty taste. To help avoid this happening, get into the habit of always filling up your tank when it drops to a quarter full.

Have you got air bubbles?

In pod devices, air bubbles can form around the wick, causing it to burn. To clear them and stop your vape tasting burnt, simply give the pod a bit of a tap or shake.

Are you using a VG heavy e-liquid? 

Some VG heavy e-liquids are too dense for coils that are designed for 50/50 e-liquids or PG heavy e-liquids and they struggle to wick. If you have changed your coil type or e-liquid, it’s worth checking they are compatible. 

Are you using sweet or high-nicotine e-liquids? 

Certain e-liquid flavours, especially those with lots of sweeteners (like custard) or ones with high nicotine levels, can clog up the coil and wick very quickly. Even if you’ve only recently replaced the coil, it might not take long for it to get gunked up, leaving you with the unpleasant taste of burnt paper rather than your favourite pudding. 

Have you got a bad coil?

You might be unlucky and have a dud coil. If you’ve tried the other suggestions on this page and you’re still getting a burnt taste, you’ll just have to suck it up (not literally) and replace it with another new one.

Does your vape still taste burnt with a new coil?  

Hopefully, after reading this you’ve worked out what was causing your vaping device to taste burnt, even if it had a new coil fitted, and now you’re contently sat enjoying flavoursome hits. If not, one of our advisors might be able to suggest something else. Get in touch and we’ll see what we can do to help you.

My e-cig battery is charged but not working. What’s going on?

e-cig battery charged but not working

Helping you fix any vape battery problems you’re having.

It can be a bit frustrating when you’ve charged up your vaping device’s battery ready to enjoy a couple of hits of your favourite flavour – and it doesn’t work. There could be a number of reasons for this.

We’ll run through the most common causes to try and help you sort why your e-cig battery is charged but not working. After that, we’ve also included a few vape battery safety tips.

Is the vape battery switched on?

It sounds obvious, but the first thing to check is you’ve properly activated the vape battery. Not all vaping devices have the same start-up sequence, but you might have to click the power button three or five times in quick succession to turn it on. This is a safety thing to avoid it getting switched on by accident. The light on the button should flash when being turned on or off.

Vape battery connection problems.

There could be something blocking the connection between the battery and the clearomiser. Try cleaning the battery terminal and end of your clearomiser with a cotton bud.

Another thing to check is that the tank or clearomiser is making contact with the battery terminal. If a previous tank has been screwed on too tightly, the battery pin may need adjusting to make a connection again.

Vape battery cut-off.

To help prevent your vaping device’s battery from overloading, there’s a standard cut-out feature. The light flashes when it’s activated. This might be because you did a hard draw. Try gentler, longer draws to prevent this. If the cut-out happens, you should be good to vape again after about 10–30 seconds.

Dud coil.

Your coil’s stopped working. Even if it’s brand new, it could be faulty. But before you replace it, just check it’s screwed in properly, if it is, then swap it for a new coil.

Vape battery is damaged.

There are several things that can cause damage to vape batteries, including:

  • Temperature. If vape batteries get too hot or cold, they can become damaged. Store them in a dry, cool place away from direct sunlight.
  • Contact with metallic objects. This can cause vape batteries to short circuit, so keep any loose batteries away from items such as coins and keys.
  • Wrong vaping device or charger. Putting a vape battery in a device that’s not compatible can result in damage. The same applies when charging the battery using an incorrect charger.
  • Torn wrappers. If the protective wrappers surrounding the vape batteries are ripped, they are more susceptible to damage.
  • Water damage. As with anything electronic, exposure to water is likely to cause damage.

Vape battery is dead.

Unfortunately, sometimes there’s nothing you can do – it’s simply dead. Most batteries have a shelf-life and after so many charges, it can’t take anymore.

A few vape battery safety tips.

  • Don’t leave your charging vape batteries unattended. Like when you charge your mobile phone or tablet, it’s always best if you’re around ‘just in case’ something happens.
  • Always use the supplied vape battery charger that’s compatible with your vaping device’s battery.
  • Don’t charge your vape batteries on combustible materials like carpets and sofas.
  • Unplug your vape batteries as soon as they are charged.
  • For added peace of mind, charge your batteries inside a lipo bag, it will provide extra protection in the unlikely event anything goes wrong.
  • If your vape batteries are damaged (even slightly) – do not use them.
  • Dispose of any damaged or dead batteries responsibly.

Is your vape battery still not working?

These aren’t the only reasons why your vape battery might not work, even if it’s fully charged, but they are the main culprits. Hopefully, by trying one (or a couple of them) your vaping device is back up and running so you can enjoy a well-earned vape again. If it’s not, don’t despair. Simply get in touch with one of our advisers who will be more than happy to try and help you further.