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New problem - stuck EVOD! Cannot unscrew it to refill it - help!

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  1. MsComptrtchr

    MsComptrtchr Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    OK, it's day 3 and I am vaping so well . . . until - I have a Kangar EVOD specifically for nightime juice (lower nicotine). I think I vaped it almost dry (I know, a big no no). When I tried to unscrew it to refill it, the cap is STUCK. These things have no nubs to grasp onto and my fingers are just sliding over it - no friction. It will not budge. Did I do something to the "vacuum"? I know not to overtighten and last night I was able to unscrew it. It's been sitting on my nightstand today.

    Any ideas on how to unscrew this dang thing? I don't want to break out a wrench - don't dare want to scratch or ruin the threads or something horrible.

    Ayudame por favor!!:blush:
  2. Myrany

    Myrany Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Supporting member
    Apr 14, 2013
    If it was a jar I would invert it and give it a good thump on the bottom with the palm of my hand to break the vacuum then they usually open easily. Not sure how that would work with device though.
  3. Rasputin!

    Rasputin! Full Member

    Apr 26, 2013
    Portland, OR, USA
    Try running it under hot water for a minute or two, then dry it off and use some kind of material, (sheet rubber, a hand towel, or even just your t-shirt,) to give you a better grip and it should open up without much problem.
  4. MsComptrtchr

    MsComptrtchr Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    tried both - it's STUCK. Argg - I wonder if I have to go BACK to the store just to have them unstick it. SIGH.
  5. InTheShade

    InTheShade Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 26, 2013
    South Texas
    Rubber band around it - works for me every time something is stuck.
    Failing that, a dishcloth to protect the finish and a good pair of vice grips - might be overkill in this case though, be careful!
  6. StarDose

    StarDose Super Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 28, 2013
    Crumpled plastic wrap can give you a better grip. Gl haven't tried an evod out yet
  7. TJ2Q

    TJ2Q Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 29, 2013
    NE Ohio
    stick three pins (one through each air hole in the base) and use for leverage. I left some cinnamon juice in my tank for a couple of days and when i came back to it i couldn't get the bottom off for the life of me until put the pins in and ran it under hot hot water. I don't know if it was the actual cinnamon flavor or if there was a large amount of sweetner in the juice that acted as some sort of bonding agent but it was definitely on there. Head was shot too but luckily that is what the spares i bought are for. :) I was going to use vise grips on it but I was too afraid that I would mishapen the base itself.
  8. jfango

    jfango Super Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 18, 2013
    Salisbury MO
    Use two pairs of pliers, and wrap cloth or paper towel around it first if you are afraid to scratch it. Squeeze gently but firmly with the pliers.
  9. MsComptrtchr

    MsComptrtchr Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    None of these worked and in my voracity, I scratched the EVOD a little. Oh well, I guess I need to go get a new one. Grrr - still cheaper than analogs, but hate having to drive across town. I just don't want to make that mistake again. Did it stick because I let the juice get too low? Or is it more possible that my eager fingers tightened too much?
  10. Litta'sGabby

    Litta'sGabby Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    This is happening to me right now! Argh!!!!!! :evil:
  11. MsComptrtchr

    MsComptrtchr Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    My post didn't go through, ugh - panic, right?

    Anyway, I took the EVOD back to the store the next day. The guy whips out a set of pliers and gets it unstuck. Says I needed more "elbow grease". Sigh. It's scratched, but it works. Just don't vape EVODs dry!
  12. Litta'sGabby

    Litta'sGabby Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    The base of the Evod was stuck on my battery! I shared you link to the live chat rep @ Apollo! Hope you don't mind! He told me to wrap a rubber band around the base, then use pliers. I did that and it worked. Now, I have to try to rebuild it! The wick head and everything broke off when I was trying to get it off. Fortunately, I just got an order of new heads for the Evod in today! Must have someone watching out for me. I have boiled the base in hot water (Apollo recommendation) and wiped the threads of the battery down, so hopefully I can find a video on rebuilding the Evod! :) Thanks for your help in my time of sheer panic!! :)
  13. MsComptrtchr

    MsComptrtchr Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    I ordered a ton of new heads too - do NOT want to go through that again. I agree with others here - have backups of backups. Six days out is NOT a good time to hit a wall, lol.

    Good luck!
  14. Litta'sGabby

    Litta'sGabby Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Congratulations on your 6 days! I am 3 weeks out. I have rebuilt the Evod successfully, and it seems to work fine now. Just hope I can get it back off! :)
  15. Killowatt

    Killowatt Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 13, 2013
    I noticed dried juice getting on the threads on mine, felt like the threads were getting rough. Ran the parts under hot water and cleaned the threads with a q-tip, noticed how dirty the q-tip came out. Had to be dried juice.

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  16. crxess

    crxess Grumpy Ole Man Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 20, 2012
    Williamsport Md
    Probably had juice on the threads and baked to a paste(glued) always wipe the threads before reattaching.

    Drop it into a coffee cup, fill with water and microwave for 2 minutes.
    Immediately Dump and attempt to unscrew.(caution HOT)

    Super heating expands metals and sometimes loosens connections.
  17. MsComptrtchr

    MsComptrtchr Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Never realized to wipe the threads after reattaching.

    I thought you could never put metal in the microwave?? (Forgive my ignorance!)
  18. Myrany

    Myrany Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Supporting member
    Apr 14, 2013
    ok what I do

    I take a q-tip with rubbing alcohol on it and clean the threads. If they still seem gunky I have been known to wrap a toothpick in paper towel then wet it with rubbing alcohol and literally trace the threads with the point of the toothpick. I also gently clean the contacts on the base of the tank/clearo with a q-tip and rubbing alcohol, then take the batteries out of my vammo and do the contact on that as well.

    GOt the info from PBusardo and knock on wood nothings got stuck yet for me.
  19. vliam

    vliam New Member

    May 22, 2013
    Just got a new set with a couple of evods and ran into this issue. Here's what I did...

    See that set of pliers in your hand? Put them down. The collar that holds the atomizer is made of plastic. I scratched mine with a pair of pliers before realizing this.

    I searched about and found just the thing, a roll of double-stick tape. I unwrapped an inch or so and wrapped it around the collar, leaving the paper backing still stuck on the outside. I then took a small set of pliers and, barely gripping the tape, gave it a little twist. It released with ease. I peeled the tape off and the residue rubbed right off. Easy.

    Hope this helps someone out.
  20. cmacclel

    cmacclel Unregistered Supplier ECF Veteran

    May 22, 2013

    You thought correctly..... :)

    Put the Evod in after heating the water up in the microwave.
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