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Why Do I Get eLiquid In My Mouth When I Vape eCigarettes?

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This is a common question and concern among people that are vaping. There are a couple of reasons for Why do I get e-Liquid in my mouth when I vape e-Cigarettes Fort Myers Vapor Electronic Cigarettesthis and all are the result of different conditions. For starters, let’s take a look at the cartridge you are using. Regardless of whether you are using a clearomizer or advanced tank system, they have a natural lifespan. I prefer to use 5 -7 days as a benchmark for most e-Liquid delivery systems. As the cartridge or replaceable coil / cartomizer breaks down there are symptoms that you will experience and one of those is leaking.

The heating coil within your cartridge will eventually burn a hole into the tube that the vapor travels through. This will create a gurgling or spitting sensation that will result in e-Liquid being pulled up into your mouth as well as leakage into your battery. If your cartridge has reached the end of its life, the obvious answer is that it needs to be replaced.

There is another condition that can have the same symptoms and is most often overlooked. Your battery’s power has a lot to do with vaping quality. When your battery power is low you are more likely to draw harder to get the vape that you want. This can create what I call “The Straw Effect” where you are essentially pulling the liquid up through the cartridge and into your mouth.

There are no cartridges, clearomizers or tanks that are immune to this effect. The answer is to change your carto as soon as you feel that it is no longer delivering a satisfying vape and temper your draw when your battery life may be on the low end. If you are a heavy vaper and feel that you may be puffing on it constantly, you may want to consider getting a variable voltage battery so that you can increase the hit you get when vaping.

We are always happy to address your vaping concerns and answer your questions. Please feel free to stop by and let us diagnose any quirky vaping issues that you may be having.

Rob Fontano

Fort Myers Vapor

45 comments

  1. vapor shop - July 10, 2013 4:27 pm

    “The straw effect” that you talk about explains a lot. Tip about making sure battery power is sufficient will be helpful in the future. Vape on!

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  2. Sarah - October 9, 2013 2:57 am

    I just got my vape two days ago and had barley dragged on it at all and it gurgles and spits in my mouth after just a few drags. Am I doing something wrong?

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    • RobFontano - October 9, 2013 2:48 pm

      Sarah,
      Not sure if you are doing anything wrong, but you should not be getting liquid in the mouth piece. If you are using a Clearomizer cartridge like the one in the video below you may be filling it incorrectly. If you would like, you can give us a call here at the store and we will do what we can to assist you.
      http://www.fortmyersvapor.com/how-to-clearomizer-care-and-use-video/

      Call: Rob at 239-985-9206

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    • PatRick - December 17, 2013 1:24 am

      I’ve only had my vape for 3 days now, and the flavor is going into my mouth and is doing a gurgling sound. Also when I unscrewed the battery from the tank there was a lot of liquid on the tip of the battery. Any help would be great! Thanx! Patrick

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      • RobFontano - December 17, 2013 3:52 pm

        Patrick, I’d be happy to help you. Did you get your set up from us? It would help for me to know exactly what you are using. I would be happy to set up a Skype or Google Hang Out session to see what you are experiencing and do my best to help you get it straightened out.

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    • jessica - April 1, 2014 12:13 am

      I have been vaping for 3 weeks and have two tanks which both leak nothing I did helped until I put a second grommet ( the little rubber piece) on it and put it backwards it goes around the tube in the middle and makes a nice seal so two grommets facing different directions and no more leaking..

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      • RobFontano - April 1, 2014 1:43 pm

        Nice fix Jessica. I am curious, which tank are you using?

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    • tasha - October 13, 2014 5:16 pm

      When this happens to me my battery is dead!!! Your battery don’t have enough charge to burn the liquid!!!

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  3. Charlie - January 17, 2014 9:44 am

    I’ve been drawing liquid through my Kanger Evod starter kit into my mouth. Is this extremely dangerous in small doses? I don’t think I actually swallowed anyway and I rinsed my mouth thoroughly. I’m using the standard kanger evod starter battery with the mini protank 2, and my current liquid is Hawk Sauce with 18mg nicotine.

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    • RobFontano - January 17, 2014 2:42 pm

      Charlie,
      As we spoke of in the post, it is not uncommon to occasionally draw liquid into your mouth. In small these amounts it is not a danger, but it is certainly unpleasant.

      I would be happy to see if we can help solve this issue, so if you would like to set up a call or Skype video call we may be able to get to the root of the problem quickly, but first a few questions.

      What ohm coil are you using in your Protank? A higher ohm like 2,2 requires more battery power and most likely is not be getting it from your Evod.If the coil does not properly heat the liquid and you are drawing to get the hit you want, you can draw the liquid up like the “Straw Effect” I mentioned in the post.

      How long have you been using the coil? These coils tend to preform best for 4 – 6 days. After that they will burn out and leaking can be an issue as well as an unpleasant taste from your e-Liquid.

      Is the coil seated properly and are all seals in place? If not it will certainly leak.

      Are you pressing the button at the same moment the tip goes into your mouth or are you firing it a few seconds prior? Hitting the button a couple of seconds before drawing allows the liquid to properly vaporize. So in other words when you decide you want a hit, press the button and then bring the eCig to your mouth and draw.

      Are you hitting the vape repeatedly and or for long hits? It is best to give the coils a few seconds to cool between every 2 – 3 hits.

      Hopefully this was helpful, and like I said we would be happy to examine the issue further if you like. You can schedule a Skype call here http://www.fortmyersvapor.com/how-to-use-your-ecig-online-ecigarette-consultation/

      Have a Great Day!
      Rob Fontano

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  4. falon - February 26, 2014 3:11 am

    I just bought an ecig from new leaf vapor three days ago. I screwed the battery on too tight and messed up the wick. I didn’t know till i went there why i was getting juice in my mouth. So i replaced the wick, battery is fine and it worked great for a few hours. Then, juice back in my mouth. I didn’t mess with it all, but to hit it….so what could be the problem?? I never had one of these so help would be appreciated.

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    • RobFontano - February 26, 2014 2:40 pm

      Falon,
      It would be helpful if I knew more about the exact device you are using. Can you forward pics. If you like we can set up a skype video call and I can take a look at whats doing with your vape and steer you in the right direction. Email Rob@FortMyersVapor.com / Skype robfontano

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  5. Karlie - March 6, 2014 2:05 pm

    My boyfriend just got one yesterday and the liquid is going into his mouth. Why ?

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    • RobFontano - March 6, 2014 2:32 pm

      Karlie,
      It’s hard to tell based on what you’ve written. Do any of the examples in the article apply? We would be happy to set up a Skype consultation. In many cases the problem can be easily identified when we can look at what and how it is being used. Do set up a free online “eCig How To” consultation click here http://www.fortmyersvapor.com/how-to-use-your-ecig-online-ecigarette-consultation/

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  6. Jesse - March 9, 2014 2:02 pm

    I have the mini protank 2 and it has been making a burning/ cracking sound when i inhale. is that normal or do i need to change the coil?

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    • RobFontano - March 9, 2014 2:50 pm

      Jesse,
      The crackling sound is pretty normal for most tanks and clearomizers. That is the coil heating the liquid. The metal and glass tanks like the protank tend to be a bit louder. The lower the ohms in the coil, the louder they will crackle. Thinner e-liquid will crackle more as well. The coils tend to last for 5 – 7 days before they need to be changed.

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      • Jesse - March 9, 2014 4:43 pm

        okay thanks i thought i already burned out the coil within a day haha.

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  7. Ganesh - March 11, 2014 5:12 am

    Hey Rob.
    I’m experiencing the same type of problem as some of these other guys, I’ve only had my vape for about a week, and often times I find fluid coming out of the front, or it gurgling when it’s being used.

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  8. danielle - March 16, 2014 2:59 am

    I purchased a ego double coil vapor pen about 3 weeks ago 1100 battery.. I have loved it up until the past week it started the bubbling noise a week ago and today has started spitting oil. I have taken it apart and cleaned it very well, it isn’t over filled. Do you have any other suggestions as how to fix this or what I can do to fix it. Thanks in advance, Danielle

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    • RobFontano - March 16, 2014 2:55 pm

      Danielle,
      I am not sure what type of eCig tank you are using, but I am sure it has a coil or atomizer head that should be changed weekly. If you have cleaned the tank, but not replaced the coil, that is most likely source of your problem. If you can be more specific with the exact gear you are using I should be able to guide you in the right direction. You can email me at rob@fortmyersvapor.com or call us at 239-985-9206. We would also be happy to set up a video skype call for a free online consultation.

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  9. osama - April 22, 2014 11:12 pm

    i filled my new ee2 in the begining by mistake through the hole that gets the vapor to the mouth & it reached the battery. after i managed to fill it the right way , it did not work .. how can i fix this.. thank you for your help

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    • RobFontano - April 23, 2014 5:41 pm

      Osama,
      It is hard to tell without seeing it, but usually one instance of leaking will not kill an ecigarette battery. It most likely has killed your clearomizer (CE4) though. As long as your battery is functioning. (Is it turned on?) I would replace the clearomizer and start over fresh.

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  10. Nora - April 26, 2014 5:59 am

    My vape does this weird thing where the smoke comes out from these little holes in the side under the tank, it’s a cali vape

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    • RobFontano - April 27, 2014 4:53 pm

      Nora,
      I get the feeling that you may be puffing into the mouth piece of your eCig when you vape. I’ve seen this before where someone pulls on their vape and then puffs back into the cartridge. That will cause the vapor to escape through the air holes in the bottom. It’s not necessarily a bad thing, but it will cause e-liquid residue to build up faster on your battery connection. You’ll want to keep that area clean because e-liquid will eventually seep into the battery and cause damage. I hope this addressed your question, we would be happy to provide a skype consultation to better diagnose the issue. Click here to request a free online consultation. http://www.fortmyersvapor.com/how-to-use-your-ecig-online-ecigarette-consultation/

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  11. Jake - June 5, 2014 4:13 am

    I have an elite smoke station vape pen with the variable voltage battery and the tank with the clear mouth peice. There is no way to change a coil or atomizer the only thing you can do is refill the fluid. What do I do? Because I have been getting liquid in my mouth and its not pleasant.
    Also you have to tip it upside down to refill it which seems weird because you’re not supposed to tip it upside down I heard.
    Thanks for your time.

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    • RobFontano - June 5, 2014 1:19 pm

      Jake, It’s hard for me to visualize what type of tank you are using with out seeing it, but after scanning the elite smoke station website I assume that the cartridge you are using is a disposable since there is no coil to change. The puzzling thing is that most if not all bottom fill tanks are also bottom coil tanks and the coil is replaceable. This leads me to believe that you do indeed have a replaceable coil or that you are filling it incorrectly which would explain the liquid leaking issues. If you have a disposable tank like a CE4 Clearomizer, then it needs to be replaced every 5 – 7 days like the article says. If you have a replaceable or as they are known rebuildable tank the coil must be changed at the same interval or they will leak and you will get liquid in your mouth. Most likely there is liquid pooling at the top of the battery connection you will see this by removing the cartridge from the battery. I would be happy to do an online Skype consultation to see what you are using and hopefully point you in the right direction. In order for ecigarettes to be effective in helping you quit, it is important to be shown exactly how to operate them. Please let me know how I can be of assistance to get you on your way to vaping. Use this link to schedule a Skype video consultation. http://www.fortmyersvapor.com/how-to-use-your-ecig-online-ecigarette-consultation/

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  12. Jessica - June 28, 2014 5:37 am

    I got a vape pen a few days ago and it is ecg brand. I came here to see about the bubbly gurgling sound when I inhale, but ended up seeing that in your videos the ecig had a wick. My boyfriends vape pen has a wick but mine does not. Are all pens supposed to have a wick?

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    • RobFontano - June 28, 2014 2:16 pm

      Jessica, All tanks will have some kind of wick system, but they all do not look alike. A lot of people see the bottom feeder tanks as wickless when in fact the wick is just much smaller and at the bottom. Some clearomizers contain a tube with holes in it hiding the wick inside. Feel free to email me a picture of your tank and i’ll help you identify which type it is. You can email me at Rob@FortMyersVapor.com

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  13. Miranda - July 9, 2014 7:59 pm

    I cant get the freakin thing off my pen to put more oil in wtf

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  14. Chris - August 17, 2014 7:56 pm

    Is there a difference in quality with the same coil type? I was using the same coil for 2 weeks with no problems. Went to your store to purchase some liquids and such and was told coils need to be changed every 5 days, so I bought some coils from you and changed it before my business trip. The coil went bad after 3 days and I’m stuck without my vape. Do they make high quality coils? Why did the original coil last so long (and maybe could have lasted longer)?

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    • RobFontano - August 18, 2014 1:55 pm

      Chris,
      Thank you for reaching out to us. Regarding the coils, we recommend based on industry standards that coils are generally expected to last 5 – 7 days in top performance. After that they can begin to not produce adequate vapor. may start to taste burnt and will leak into the battery connection area. (Which will eventually damage your battery.) Your battery can also play a role in coil life. If the battery is discharged past a certain point, as you try to vape the coil may become flooded and begin to fail.

      The coils we sell are always name brand OEM replacement parts. If you are using a Kanger Tech system, then you received Kanger coils. There are a lot of knock off brands that definitely do not perform well. It is possible that the coil that went bad on you in only three days was a bad coil. It happens, and we will be glad to replace it if that is the case.

      You mentioned that you went on a business trip. Did you fly? If so there is an excellent possibility that your coil was flooded due to cabin pressure. Please refer to this blog post for more information about flying with your eCig. http://www.fortmyersvapor.com/airline-travel-with-your-electronic-cigarette-fort-myers-rsw-airport/

      Please stop in when you return and we will make sure that you have the right coils for your system and replace the bad one for you.

      Thank you,
      Rob Fontano
      Fort Myers Vapor

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  15. junior - September 18, 2014 4:16 am

    I got the eGo-t pen and it leaked on me any easy fast methods to stop this that dont cost

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  16. Bloodllily - September 20, 2014 4:37 pm

    Ok I don’t know what’s going on or where to find help about my issue..and I read your first article and found it very helpful! Ok I started using ecigs about 6 months ago and still use the disposable atomizers. Everytime I buy a new lizard juice brand disposable atomizer, it seriously burns my throat! It burns so bad that after 2 hits I can’t take it!! First I thought it was me. But I wasted countless dollars and oil after buying an lizard juice atomizer. Needless to say I stopped buying and using that brand! And I use other disposable ecig carts and they are fine and I have no problems! What the hell is up with that…?!? I have even tried and used different oils on the lizard juice and it is always full so the oil is covering the wicks. Seriously brand new cart one hit and hurts like hell.. Am I allergic to somthing they make that lizard juice brand disposable cartridge??? It just weirds me out because it’s not the oil it’s just the atomizer. Please help.! Lol it’s driving me crazy.. I have to know what is up and if any one else has ever experienced this!!???

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    • RobFontano - September 20, 2014 5:45 pm

      Since you found cartridges that do work, I assume they are either Cartomizers or CE4 Clearomizers, it could only be a couple of things. First, all clearomizers and cartridges are not created equally. There are tons of different brands and some are just cheap. I’m not suggesting that Lizard Juice uses cheap clearomizers, I don’t know which brand they use and I’ve never tried one of theirs, but like I said some stores do choose the cheapest possible product. We did a lot of vetting when we first opened to find a quality product and pay a little more for it. We preferred to do that than have to keep replacing bad ones. If that is the case then it would not surprise me that they burn out quickly and are harsh.
      You did not mention what type of battery you are using. If the battery has a voltage output adjustment feature, it could simply be that the cartridges that you get from them are a low ohm and your battery is turned up too high. It may just be a coincidence that the new brand have a higher ohms rating and aren’t burning out. Let me know what kind of battery you have and we’ll explore it further if you like.

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  17. Cole - September 24, 2014 12:03 am

    Is the straw effect where the liquids start to fill up your mouth peice and if so how do I get it to stop?

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    • RobFontano - September 24, 2014 1:22 pm

      Cole,
      If the cartridge that you are using is beyond five days old the best way to fix the problem is to change your cartridge or coil. Another issue could be that your battery is not properly powering your cartridge. Here is another article that addressing this issue that may be helpful. http://www.fortmyersvapor.com/problem-vaping-beach/

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  18. Deanna - November 10, 2014 2:36 pm

    I have more problems with the high dollar tanks than my disposable cheapy. Bought it six months ago at a gas station for 10 bucks. Still works. Never changed a coil or ANYTHING. I bought a new aspire tank with coils guaranteed for 2 weeks.. hubby got one two and on day one, leaks everywhere. Every three hits gives half the tank in your mouth. My cheapy was a pike brand. I’ll stick with it.

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    • RobFontano - November 10, 2014 2:43 pm

      Deanna,
      Not sure what you’re having issues with the Aspire I use one myself and love it. I will say that whoever told you the coils are guaranteed for two weeks was stretching the truth a bit. As for your Pike tank, glad you found something that works, but after that much time with out changing a coil it is most likely leaking from the bottom into your battery. This over time will corrode the seal and leak into the battery casing destroying your battery. Best of luck.

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  19. luann breeden - December 2, 2014 11:15 pm

    My platic tip that you puff on came off my EVOD vapor pen what do I have to do now? I’m new to these devices. I can’t get it to pop back on. Please tell me what I have to do to get it back on.

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    • RobFontano - December 3, 2014 2:36 pm

      Luann,
      If you are using an Evod cartridge the mouth piece should not come off. If that is the case, you will need another cartridge. It is unusual for that to happen to the Evod tank. What kind of e-liquid are you using?

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  20. Myranda Aprilliza - December 11, 2014 9:13 am

    Hi. So, I’ve only had my vape for 3 days, and the flavor is going into my mouth and is doing a gurgling sound. Also when I unscrewed the battery from the tank there was a lot of liquid on the tip of the battery. I tried to change the cotton but It doesn’t work. What should I do? I really need some help. Thanks!

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    • RobFontano - December 11, 2014 2:42 pm

      Myranda,
      It’s hard to give you exact directions without knowing exactly what kind of eCigarette set up you are using. (What kind of ecig battery and what kind of clearomizer or tank you are using.) It does sound like your cartridge or coil is foiled which is causing the leakage into the mouth piece and into the battery connection. If you would like we can set up a Skype video call and I would be happy to help you figure out what’s going wrong and get you back to vaping. You can use this link to set up a time when you would like to schedule a free consultation. Good Luck! http://www.fortmyersvapor.com/how-to-use-your-ecig-online-ecigarette-consultation/

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