Disposable Vape Troubleshooting: The Most Common Problem

Disposable vapes are great for many reasons. They are perfect for beginners and also for vapers who want to vape without having to take their bigger and bulkier box mods with them to a party, club, or bar. However, there might come a time when your disposable is not working and it’s important to know how to troubleshoot your device. We wrote this blog to give you a few tricks and tips on how to tell if your disposable vape device is not working and how to fix it. So if you are ready, let’s get started!

Table of Contents:

  1. Parts Of A Disposable Vape
  2. The Most Common Disposable Vape Pen Problem & How To Troubleshoot 
  3. Disposable Vapes You Can Buy At eJuiceDB
  4. Conclusion

Parts Of A Disposable Vape

Before we can give you some troubleshooting tips for disposable vapes let’s first talk about the parts that make up a disposable. While disposables tend to differ in some areas,  most of the time they have the same parts. Here are some of the parts you’ll find in a disposable vape. 

  • Integrated Battery: The integrated battery is what powers the device. They can range in power from 300mAh to 1600mAh.
  • Coil: The coil, also known as the atomizer, is what evaporates the vape juice. The battery powers the coil which in turn heats and evaporates the vape juice found in the wick.
  • Wick: A cotton that stores and retains the vape juice so it can evaporate slowly.
  • Mouthpiece: The part where you inhale, usually made out of plastic.
  • Intake Holes: The hole or holes where the air passes through, usually located at the bottom of the device. 

We are giving you a brief explanation of these parts since you’ll need to know what each part does to understand how to troubleshoot your vape in the next section. 

The Most Common Disposable Vape Pen Problem & How To Troubleshoot 

There are several problems that you might encounter when using a disposable vape pen. For many, the main problem is that their disposable vapes do not create any puff clouds. If your vape is not creating any puffs here are a few of the reasons why: 

Dead Battery

One of the first reasons your vape is not working is because it has a dead battery. Believe it or not, even if your device has recently been opened or is brand new, it could have a dead battery. Many times, these devices sit on shelves waiting to be bought, and over time they tend to lose power, eventually dying altogether. You’ll know you have a dead battery because the device will remain cold instead of warming up when you inhale. 

If your device is not new or recently opened and you have been using it for some time, it could be that the battery is dying. This is completely normal and how disposables work, and you’ll know it’s dead because the device won’t heat up and will remain cold. 

Low E-Liquid 

If your device warms up but doesn’t create any puffs, it means the battery works but you most likely ran out of vape juice. Depending on how many puffs the device comes with, you can work out how long it’s supposed to last. If it says that it will last approximately 300 to 600 puffs, it might last around a weekend or three days,while 1500 puffs could last you around 5 days to a week. Take a look at how many puffs the device comes with and plan ahead.

Airflow Sensor Not Working

If your device gets warm when you inhale and there is vape juice inside or you just bought it, it could be that the airflow sensor is malfunctioning. Since most disposable vape devices work with draw activation, meaning there are no buttons used and the battery turns on when you inhale, it could be that the sensor that tells the battery to warm up is not working. If this is the case, look for the intake holes or hole, which should be positioned at the bottom of the vape, and cover it/them with your finger and inhale normally, and see if you can get a hit. The added air pressure should make the sensor work properly, giving you a better hit, however, remember not to inhale too strongly since this could flood the disposable and it won’t work anymore. 

Manufacturing Error

Finally, if you’ve checked and tried all the methods above and nothing works, it could be that the disposable has a manufacturing error. If this is the case, there is nothing much you can do. You can try to contact the disposable vape company and tell them that the device did not work. Most of the time they will examine the device and if they find a fault they will allow you to return it, at least this is the case with Puff Bars

Disposable Vapes You Can Buy At eJuiceDB

Below are some disposable vapes you can buy at eJuiceDB. We have some of the best and most reliable disposable brands on the market, so if you find yourself unable to fix your device,look at these devices which can make great substitutes.

Vaporlax Disposable Device


Vaporlax Disposable Device


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If we are talking about pioneers in the disposable vape space, we are talking about the Vaporlax Disposable Device. Vaporlax was one of the first brands to make long-lasting vapes with great airflow. The Vaporlax Disposable Device is available in nine delicious flavors that include Strawberry Cream, Vanilla Custard, and Rainbow, a great mix of sweet and sour candies. All in all, this is an incredible product that makes for a great disposable.

Hyde Retro Recharge Disposable Vape Pen


Hyde Retro Recharge

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From one of the better known disposable brands on the market, Hyde, comes perhaps one of the smallest, if not the smallest, rechargeable (you read that right, rechargeable vape) disposable vape on the market with one of the biggest puff counts currently available, 4000. Available in 23 delicious flavors and coming with 50mg of nicotine salts per device, these disposables are making history. And with a whooping 12ml of vape juice, this disposable vape device is sure to last a very, very long time. 


We hope that with this brief and short guide on how to troubleshoot disposables, you have learned something useful. Although you might find tutorials online and videos on YouTube that claim to troubleshoot disposable vape devices by opening them up, we urge you to not open your disposables since this is inherently dangerous, considering you will be messing with a battery that if pierced, could release fumes or explode. So it’s best to just buy a new disposable if you find your device is malfunctioning and can’t be repaired.


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Children, breastfeeding and pregnant women, persons with risk of heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, or that take medications especially for depression or asthma should not use nicotine or vaping products. Always consult a licensed physician prior to use.

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