Why Does My Vape Say No Atomizer? How Can I Fix It?

Why Does My Vape Say No Atomizer

When smoking, you’re set to go as long as your cigarette isn’t wet and your lighter works. However, there are several potential faults with a vape mod, ranging from something as basic as vape coil resistance that is too low for the device to slightly more technical concerns like a burnt flavor when vaping or a flooded coil.

One of the typical issues is that your device displays a “No atomizer” or “Check atomizer” message when you push the fire button. This can be unpleasant because you know your vape tank is connected properly, charged, and ready to go, but it simply refuses to work.

The good news is that an atomizer error is an easy fix; it’s most likely a matter of physical connection issue and cleaning around the contact points. Here’s all you need to know to get your gadget back up and running. 

Why Does My Vape Say No Atomizer? 

When you receive a message on your vape like “No atomizer” or “Check atomizer,” it implies your mod does not believe your base of the tank, or more specifically, your coil or atomizer head, is properly connected to the contact point. You’ll get the same error when you try to fire a mod without anything attached. If your tank or atomizer looks to be attached, it just indicates something is blocking it from properly connecting.

Even if you don’t physically move or modify anything on your setup, an error message can arise over time – it’s less likely to happen this way, but it can happen frequently. For example, while refilling your tank with e-liquid, the atomizer heads may move slightly, resulting in separation over time.

new atomizer head

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How To Fix An Atomizer For Proper Connection? 

Firstly, it’s a good idea to identify the problem or where proper contact is lacking. Mostly, it’s either in your tank connection or the vape coils. We have presented five highly sorted tips to try to make your e-cig work again. 

Check Your Connection

The most likely cause of the issue is that something needs to be correctly linked. The first step is to ensure that your tank’s contact points are tightly screwed into the connecting point of your mod. Detach your tank, reinstall it, and try it again. Most modern devices will display the same message asking if it’s the same coil you used earlier or a new one. If this does not occur, try firing again and see if you receive the same problem. 

Clean Or Try A New Coil Correctly

If you still have issues or want to be safe, give your atomizer head a quick wipe-down with a paper towel. This can be insignificant (no need for a complete hot water cleaning followed by a drying day). Take a cotton bud/swab/Q-tip and clean around the base of the atomizer head and the threading, where it connects to the tank. Cleaning the tank correctly where the atomizer head is connected is also a good idea. 

Furthermore, debris in this area could interrupt the connection, resulting in the “No atomizer” warning. Similarly, if some e-juice has leaked, it may also interfere with the adjustable contact points. Therefore, after a thorough cleaning, the problem should be resolved. 

If cleaning and reconnecting the atomizer head hasn’t remedied the problem, it may be a dud or past its prime. Unfortunately, there is only one solution to this problem other than attempting a new tank or coil and ensuring it is properly connected. If this still doesn’t need to be fixed, there’s a deeper problem with your tank or (more likely) a problem with your different mod.

spring loaded contact points of vape

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Make Sure That Your Coil Is Making Proper Contact With The Outer Chamber 

Another potential source of issues with rebuildable tanks in your vape pen is if the coil touches the chamber surrounding the build deck. This can occur with dripping atomizers as well. Still, it is more common with older tank designs tend to be rebuildable. It is because the chambers are more compact and provide less construction area. 

It’s simple to see if this is happening inside the chamber, especially if you can see inside without removing the top. Suppose your coil is making contact (or dangerously close to the edge). In that case, all you have to do is figure out how to shift it slightly up or down to avoid the problem – generally, you can move it up or down a little, bending the “legs” and moving it away from the cap in the process. In the worst-case scenario, you may have to unscrew the posts and press the coil closer into them.

Check For Any Breakage In The Wire

Finally, your coil may break in usage, especially if you vape at higher power settings. This will generate a gap in the coil and prevent the circuit from completing. This would be resulting in your mod displaying the “No atomizer” message since it can’t get a current flowing. This is quite obvious if you look at your coil. However, it cannot be fixed: you must create a new coil. 

Tighten Up All The Screws 

The issues that overlap with a sub-ohm tank include, a poor connection between the atomizer and your mod. Check whether the screws that connect your coil to the post are sufficiently tightened. These can come for free usually, much like the atomizer heads do. You can use a flat-head screwdriver to tighten your vape device. 

vape coils and tank connection

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Summing Up

This post discusses the most common reasons for a “No atomizer” or “Check atomizer” warning. Still, it’s a common problem with numerous potential solutions, especially if it’s a known issue with a particular device. Furthermore, keep an effective tank handy along with your coil cleaning. We also recommend you use fewer sweeteners in your vape flavor to keep it clean in the first place. 

For further information, you may also know more about how to know if your vape is going to explode. This information would assist you in having a desirable vaping experience. 


About Arya

As a vaping connoisseur, I help vaping enthusiasts and newbies make the right choices when it comes to choosing vaping devices. With years of experience in the vaping industry I try to help all those who wish to turn to vaping by providing well-structured and informative articles on the same.