Troubleshooting Leaking Issues

Troubleshooting Leaking Issues

       Welcome to another blog about what you might be doing wrong. 😀 Don’t be insulted, we all have done it, its human error, if we didn’t make mistakes then we wouldn’t be defined as human… we would call you a robot… a cool Johnny 5 type of robot, but a robot none the less. So today lets go over troubleshooting why your amazingly wonderful, but infuriating at the moment, tank is leaking.



     So there are a few reasons as to why it could be leaking, lets start with making sure that you are assembling your device together correctly. So first off there are 4 main parts to most clearomizers, you have the mouthpiece, the tank, the coil and the base that holds everything, if I lost you here is an example of the Protanks below:

Protank II parts

Now when putting it together you need to make sure their is a rubber o-ring on either side of your tank. This rubber o-ring is the offensive line to keep your device from leaking as soon as you fill your tank. On your coil there is two o-rings, your last stand of defense to keep any juice from escaping your tank area. Please make sure they are all there, and they are all sitting in their places correctly. Also when you are putting your tank together, please don’t over tighten it otherwise it will cause your tank to leak. Snug, not crazy tight! Got it?


Ok so now that we have gone through assembling it correctly time to fill it, but WAIT… do you know what juices are tank crackers and which juices are permitted to go into your tank? Yes ladies and gentlemen we have something called tank crackers —> juice that is a bit harsh on tanks that are plastic. If you haven’t visited our tank cracker website, I highly recommend it. Alright … not that you’re back so that list is not a guarantee that your tank will crack but you do run that possibility that it could happen. That goes for any tank that is listed as being polycarbonate or plastic.


So now that we have a glass tank or just a juice that won’t crack our plastic tank, lets get to filling this no longer leaking hopefully tank. Please make sure you do a youtube search on your tank and on how to fill it before going gung ho and filling how you think it should be filled. It does not get filled through the mouthpiece, nor do you put anything through the center tube in the middle of your tank. Some tanks are top loaders some are bottom loaders, meaning you fill them either from the top near the mouthpiece (not in) or at the bottom where the battery is attached. KNOW YOUR HARDWARE! Also when filling try not to overfill your tank, this is a big culprit to leaking, due to too much pressure on your coil and you can end up flooding. Which makes for a terrible experience all around, you can’t get a clean vape and your tank is leaking. Completely annoying all around!


By following these steps, you will be able to cut your chances of having a leaking tank significantly. However if you have followed everything stated here then please check out our video on dry hits and flooding or contact our customer service team and they will be more than happy to help you troubleshoot further why your tank is leaking. Thank you for reading…… VAPE ON!!!

Tim Mechling

Tim is Mt Baker Vapor's resident creative weirdo. He writes, composes music, draws, designs, produces podcasts, investigates, and blows the trumpet for the Common Man.

  • Jerie Cleaver says:

    i have 2 aspire nautilus mini tank airflow tanks that leak when I vape! I need help!

    • John Swanke says:

      There are a lot of variables to consider when dealing with a leaky tank. Is your coil screwed in all the way? Have you been leaving it on its side for long periods of time? Also, if you haven’t changed your coil in a long time it may not be soaking up the juice and causing the tank to leak. I suggest you contact customer service at support@mtbakervapor.com as they will have the resources to better assist you.

  • Laura Nieto says:

    Thanks for posting this! It helped me a lot with my leaking (which is awful and annoying!)

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