Using a Delta-8 disposable vape is the quickest and most convenient way to get your daily dose of everyone’s favorite cannabinoid. One thing Delta-8 disposables definitely aren’t, though, is cheap. If you have a Delta-8 disposable vape that isn’t working, you’re out a fair bit of money unless you can fix it or get the retailer to take it back. In some cases, though, it’s perfectly normal for a Delta-8 disposable vape to stop working after you’ve been using for a while. After all, “disposable” is the operative word here – so the trick is to recognize the difference between a device that has failed during normal operation and one that is behaving abnormally and can potentially be fixed.
So, is your Delta-8 disposable vape not working? In this guide, we’ll give you some actionable advice that can help.
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How Do Delta-8 Disposable Vapes Work?
If you have a device that isn’t functioning properly, it may be helpful to understand how Delta-8 disposable vapes work. A Delta-8 disposable vape essentially consists of a battery and a chamber to hold the vape oil along with an atomizer coil for vaporizing the oil. A wick – usually ceramic – controls the flow of the oil from the chamber to the coil. When you vape, the coil vaporizes the oil in the inner portion of the wick, leaving that section of the wick dry. The wick then absorbs more oil from the device’s chamber until the chamber is empty.
If a Delta-8 disposable vape isn’t working, you can trace the problem back to a failure in one of those components – and the main way to do that is by considering how the device failed. How you should proceed will depend largely on whether the device failed during normal operation or has never worked.
Is Your Delta-8 Disposable Vape Out of Oil?
If your Delta-8 disposable vape tastes burnt or isn’t producing vapor at all, the first thing that you should do is check the device’s window. Is it out of oil? In that case, you should prepare to replace the device. You can try popping the top off and adding more oil, but Delta-8 disposable vapes are designed to be tamper evident. The plastic may crack if you remove the mouthpiece. Also, it’s important to remember that disposable vapes are usually designed to run out of vape oil and battery power at about the same time. You may refill the device only to have the battery die shortly after. If you want a device that you can refill and recharge, take a look at our Delta-8 vaporizers; you’ll probably be much happier with your experience.
Is Your Delta-8 Disposable Vape Blinking?
If your Delta-8 disposable vape is blinking when you try to use it, it’s very likely that the battery is dead – and given what we just mentioned above, it’s most likely out of vape oil as well. You should plan to replace the device very soon, but you may get a few more puffs out of it if you let the device stand for a while. A battery that’s nearly dead will sometimes regain a small amount of voltage if you allow some time for the ions in the battery to redistribute themselves.
Brand-New Delta-8 Disposable Vape Not Working?
If you’ve been using Delta-8 disposable vapes for a while, you probably already know how to identify a device that’s out of oil or battery power. What you really want to know is what you can do with a brand-new Delta-8 disposable that isn’t working. The correct steps will vary depending on the device’s symptoms.
Light Doesn’t Turn on and Device Produces No Vapor
If your Delta-8 disposable vape isn’t producing vapor – and the light doesn’t come on when you vape – the problem most likely relates to a clog in the oil chamber or a problem with the device’s airflow sensor. If the device is clogged, you may also notice that the airflow feels extremely restricted.
Try increasing the level of air pressure that you use when puffing on the device. If the cartridge is clogged, you’ll hear a pop, and the device will start working. You can also try blocking the device’s airflow vent with your finger to increase the air pressure further. If oil is stuck in the device’s chimney, try running a paperclip down the mouthpiece to dislodge it.
Light Turns on but Device Tastes Burnt or Produces No Vapor
If your Delta-8 disposable vape lights up when you puff on it, you know that air is flowing through the device and that the airflow sensor is working properly. If the device tastes burnt or produces no vapor, it’s probably because the Delta-8 distillate isn’t flowing through the wick. Start by tapping the device gently to break any air bubbles that could be preventing the oil from reaching the atomizer coil. After tapping the device, wait a while for the wick to become saturated and try vaping again.
If you’re using your Delta-8 disposable in a very cool environment, you might be able to loosen the oil and get it to flow through the wick more efficiently. You can warm the oil by holding the device between your hands for a few minutes. You can also try sealing the device in a plastic bag and placing it in a bowl of warm water.
Delta-8 E-Liquid Vapes Work Differently
Most Delta-8 disposable vapes use oil-based distillates, which are very thick. Some devices, however, use a much thinner Delta-8 e-liquid that’s diluted with vegetable glycerin and/or propylene glycol. In that case, the e-liquid will be held in a fabric wick rather than a clear tank. If you have this type of Delta-8 disposable, you’ll notice that the exterior of the device is opaque and that you can’t see how much e-liquid remains in the device.
If you have a Delta-8 disposable vape in this style that isn’t working, the device’s internal components might be misaligned, preventing air from flowing through the device. Remove the mouthpiece and look for a fabric pad and silicone gasket under it. Align those components to make a single hole going straight down into the middle of the device and replace the mouthpiece. If the components were misaligned, this should resolve the issue.