Here's an update on what I thought was the dead tank . . . . .
I did as you advised, and low and behold, the battery light remained steady.
I screwed in another coil assembly and filled the tank. The battery light didn't blink, but there was no atomizing happening.
Using the same tank, I put in another coil, and still no vaper production. I screwed in a brand new coil assembly and - IT'S ALIVE!
The problem the whole time was the coil(s), not the tank. It is working fine with a new coil. I suspect that the original coil in that tank (which I threw away) was causing the short, and the other 2 I tested with were also bad. They had been around for a while.
As for the other tank's leaking issue - one of the 2 failing coils I used to test the first tank came from the leaking tank. Related? - not sure yet. I'll play with that one tomorrow, but at least one of them has been resurrected from the grave.
Cool. I'm glad you found the problem.
I wouldn't totally toss the old coil heads. One day, you might lose the condom or the silver little top down the drain. And I save the wick. I could use it, cutting it in half if I had to. And one day, I might try to rebuild one...
You could try a good soak of the coil, then a dri burn, then another rinse. It might revitalize. But then again, $2.50 and no troubles.
Ha, I went through $2.50 in a few hours of analogs!!!
How many more time will I advise everyone to pick up a cheap multitester
Never again soak up a coil head with valuable tasty juice just to find out it's dead. I check all my coils with the mt before they go in. It's either check them, or take a risk, or just keep using new ones. For $5.50, it'd pay for itself quick. Plus, you can check your bat voltage, and lots of other things.
Like you have a pile of AAA batteries. Which ones are near dead? Which are the strongest before you put them in some device?
Just get one.
(I wonder if always99 ever found her hubbies MT...)