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Dry hit problem

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  1. ODee

    ODee Full Member

    Sep 30, 2019
    Hey. I have a very annoying dry hit problem with my Innokin Zenith tank. I can't figure out what makes it happen. It happened on an used coil, so then i changed coils, but it happened again on the new coil.

    I have 30% PG 70% VG liquid, didn't chain vape too much, had it on 14 watts, the tank was full, i had primed the coil...

    Help is very appreciated!
     
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  2. Blitzdonlife

    Blitzdonlife Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 24, 2012
    Central Texas
    How long did you let the tank sit full before using it, after priming?
     
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  3. ODee

    ODee Full Member

    Sep 30, 2019
    I think i let it sit for 5 minutes.
     
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  4. Sloth Tonight

    Sloth Tonight CF Moderator Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Supporting member
    Jun 25, 2014
    Adirondacks
    10 minutes would probably be a safer bet. If all else fails maybe try a higher PG ratio so it wicks faster.
     
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  5. Blitzdonlife

    Blitzdonlife Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 24, 2012
    Central Texas
    Give it some more time and see if that helps, maybe 10-15 min?

    Some other possible causes might be
    If your taking long drags 6 seconds or longer, that might do it. The e-liquid might be causing it, try a different one and see if it makes a difference. And finally, you might have gotten some bad coils, it happens sometimes.
     
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  6. ODee

    ODee Full Member

    Sep 30, 2019
    Ok, is my current coil ruined? Do i have to change it? It does display the ohms so it's not completely busted at least.
     
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  7. rosesense

    rosesense ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 1, 2010
    South GA
    I always start out low, like at 10w and then increase but of course it depend on your coils and whether you can go low. Also, when I prime, I put a few drops on the coil and then wait a bit and add more until it starts to pool at the top.

    Which coils are you using? Some folks have more trouble with the plexus ones.
     
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  8. ODee

    ODee Full Member

    Sep 30, 2019
    I'm using the 0,5 ohm coils, it also says z-coil kal and recommended watts are 14-19. I can go as low as 7 watts on my device.
     
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  9. vapdivrr

    vapdivrr ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 8, 2012
    sarasota,fl
    Displaying ohms has nothing to do with having to change coil, it's simply a matter i
    Of taste...after a while one will know when it's time to change it simply by taste. When a coil gets cruddy it's time for a new one and the best way to tell is by taste. Some do notice a slight change in resistance on an older coil, but you cannot go by that. If this current coil tastes off one every vape or every other vape, or one in every 3 vapes, its toast.....
     
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  10. ODee

    ODee Full Member

    Sep 30, 2019
    Thanks for the advice. But, one time i forgot to prime the coil and fired up the device - a dry hit came, and i heard a sound from the device. The ohms were showing at 9,99, the coil was complete toast. So i heard that if you see 9,99 in ohms on the screen, either the coil isn't properly placed or it is complete toast.
     
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  11. vapdivrr

    vapdivrr ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 8, 2012
    sarasota,fl
    Honestly I have never really vaped a drop in coil, so perhaps they have a code now that gives you an idea...I'm strictly an rta guy, so I speak for rebuildable coils but theres really no difference when it comes time to change a coil. I have accidentally hit the wattage button up way to high and took a vape and instantly had a dry/burnt hit , sometimes the cotton is toast and sometimes you get lucky and it didnt burn and After a vape or two , one knows this. it's pretty much the same on an older coil on it's way out, you kind of get a sense on flavor and know that any time your going to get this funk taste that tells you its time......you may have had a dry hit and your coil is still fine, but it could also be bad and really the only way to tell is after a few more vapes.....as for your particular reason for dry hits, could be a few things, but those are best answered from someone who actually uses those particular tanks
     
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  12. ODee

    ODee Full Member

    Sep 30, 2019
    Right. It tasted burnt on 2-3 different occasions. It must be cooked then.
     
  13. Blitzdonlife

    Blitzdonlife Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 24, 2012
    Central Texas
    Troubleshooting tips

    9.99 Ohms means there is a short somewhere probably. No atomizer detected means the vaporizer(mod) can't detect ANY resistance, which means likely your coil is fried.

    If you get 9.99 Ohms, either your tank, coil, or mod is messed up. It's usually the coil. If a different coil reads the same 9.99, then it is either the tank or mod.

    Try using the tank on the mod empty, without a coil installed. It should read no atomizer detected. If that worked, try a different tank on that mod. If however you get 9.99 Ohms, then your mod is screwed. Try the tank on a different mod and if you get 9.99 Ohms with no coil installed, you've got a bad tank.

    Hope this helps
     
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  14. Topwater Elvis

    Topwater Elvis Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Dec 26, 2012
    Texas
    With one of my zeniths the liquid flow alignment mark is off a little bit when I fully twist top cap. This causes dryish hits if it isn't corrected.
    Be sure you can see the alignment mark ^ in the center of the wicking hole / liquid flow window.

    My other zenith aligns fine without slightly backing off the twist to close fill port / top cap.

    I use 50/50 liquid so I have no idea if 30/70 is too thick to wick properly.
     
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  15. sonicbomb

    sonicbomb Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 17, 2015
    1187 Hundertwasser
    The only way to be in control, is to be in control.
    Consider getting an RTA
     
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  16. Tabac man

    Tabac man Super Member

    May 24, 2019
    London
    The Zenith coils have a good rep but your'e gonna get some duds like any other.
     
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  17. Coyote628

    Coyote628 Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 16, 2017
    Coil priming. Ill put a few drops on the side holes and wet the cotton on the inside good, install, fill, do a few pulls with the airflow closed without firing it and then i vape. Nothing accomplished by letting it sit first. I never get dry hits.
     
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  18. ODee

    ODee Full Member

    Sep 30, 2019
    I think the case is solved. I switched a coil and now it's been working for this evening. So it was a defective coil.
     
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