Juul pods are known to leak often. Let’s face it, the pod system isn’t the most sophisticated one out there. Let me help you stop your Juul pods from leaking again in the future. If you’re in direct need of some non-leaky pods, I got you covered. You can order a 4-pack of Juul replacement pods from our partner EJuiceConnect right here.
It doesn’t really matter if the Juul is leaking from the top, bottom, or from the sides, it’s just annoying. Let’s try to solve this problem together. Lucky for you, the method of fixing the problem in the future is relatively easy.
No More Leaking Juul Pods
If your Juul pod is only leaking a little bit, remove the Juul pod and wipe off the liquid before inserting it back into the device. You can also try and call support for a pack of replacement Juul pods. It’s not official policy to provide these automatically, but the support staff is usually friendly enough to provide you with a free pack of vape pods under certain circumstances.
The official website provides us with three simple tips to avoid any type of leakage in the future:
- Puffing gently: If you puff aggressively it’s possible some e-liquid will be drawn into the mouthpiece.
- Relaxing your mouth: Inhaling the e-liquid should be done without biting or putting pressure on the Juul device.
- Keep the pods in place: Use your fingers to gently squeeze the pods into position, so the juice isn’t able to flow into the battery or other parts of your Juul device.
Obviously, this isn’t always a final solution. The fact of the matter is: There will be faulty pods that are going to leak. Life isn’t perfect. But don’t let it ruin your day. You can always opt for an alternative vape system which will not have similar problems. But before you do that, let’s try and understand the reason behind the leaks. Perhaps we can find a better solution to our problem.
Why Is My Juul Leaking?
Juul pods leak when the e-juice manages to escape through the air path. The reason your Juul is leaking can vary a lot. Juul pods are rather complicated to manufacture, which means a lot of small things can go wrong. These manufacturing errors can cause slight variations among Juul pods, causing a percentage of them to leak. While most Juul pods will work without issues, it is quite common to encounter a faulty one. For instance, it could be caused by variations in:
- Temperature: Ever left your pods in a hot car during a sunny summer day? You might have noticed that the e-liquid doesn’t handle heat very well. Leakage could be caused by sudden temperature increases. So always make sure to store your excess pods in a dark and cool place.
- Pressure: It’s not difficult to imagine that pressure differences can occur somewhere in between the moment the pods get manufactured and when you actually use them for vaping. Pressure differences can also be caused by temperature changes, which ties this issue together with the previous one.
- Physical attributes: Mistakes happen. When a factory produces a million pods a day, there are going to be some production errors. Especially because these are relatively cheap objects to make, a slight manufacturing oddity is just around the corner. Furthermore, we have to factor in the fact that pod coils are fragile objects.
The image might be a familiar sight to a lot of people. What can I say to make you feel better? You just gotta have patience and some luck when ordering a new pack for yourself. But even when everything seems okay, an emergency leak might still happen. One of the more common ones includes the ‘leaking into mouth’ problem.
Is Your Juul Pod Leaking Juice Into Your Mouth?
I’m sorry you had to experience that. It’s gross, I know. But we’ve all been there at some point. Better wash your mouth quickly with some water. Or Mountain Dew. Or whatever you kids are into these days.
When your Juul pod is leaking juice into your mouth, it can be either the inhaling method, or the cotton became saturated with juice. Here’s what you need to do to avoid getting juice into your mouth in the future:
- Slide the cotton out and press between a napkin;
- Remove any excess juice with water;
- Clean the inside of the Juul with some alcohol on a cotton swab and let it dry;
- Insert the cotton back into place.
Another way to stop the Juul pod from leaking e-juice into your mouth, is by taking the pod cap off and check if the rubber seal hasn’t moved. If it did, clean any excess juice with hot water, let it dry and put everything back together.
Now, there’s a lot of other ways in which your pods might start leaking. It can spill e-juice from the bottom, top, or even from the sides as well. Let’s take a look at those as well and see if this could solve your issues.
Juul Pod Leaking From The Bottom
A bottom pod leak most commonly occurs when using a non-official pod or a refilled one. Please check out this article I wrote up on how to properly refill a Juul pod, in order to avoid future problems with refills. That will help you get rid of any future issues. But even if you didn’t refill, it’s still possible a bottom leak might happen.
When your Juul is leaking from the bottom, here is what you should do:
- Remove your Juul pod from the battery and remove any leaked e-juice;
- Use a cotton swab with alcohol to clean your device;
- Place back the faulty pod and puff lightly while squeezing the pod into position;
- Hope and pray that you don’t need to repeat this process until you’re done with your pod.
Sadly, there isn’t much else you can do in this case. It’s a low-quality pod, and you’re going to have a crappy experience. That’s life sometimes. It’s just a temporary problem. The next one should do a lot better!
Turns out it wasn’t the bottom that leaked, but rather the sides or the top? Please read on and don’t lose your cool. I’ve got a good solution for you at the end of this article.
Juul Pod Leaking From The Top (Or Sides)
This issue is directly related to the somewhat disturbing Juul leak in mouth discussion we had before. To prevent your Juul leaking from the top or from the sides, just don’t squeeze the pod and/or take the pod out of the Juul when you’re not using it. Again, make sure you don’t keep it in a warm environment or put much pressure on the pods. Here’s a fun tip for you:
If you live in a relatively warm climate, you can store Juul pods in the fridge when you’re not using them! That way, it is near-impossible for the leak to occur due to a heat-related issue. This always works, and the relative cold will not harm your e-juice at all from my experience.
Other than that, when the leak already happened, just use the wiping and cleaning method already discussed numerous times above. The process is always the same. Remove pod, clean it, dry it, and carefully continue vaping. Simple as that.
No More Leaky Pods: The Alternatives
Leaky pods suck, but this problem will happen to any Juul user. It will be only a matter of time before you’re going to bump into this issue again. But it doesn’t have to. There are a bunch of vape pod systems that perform a lot better!
I’ve tried a lot of these alternatives, and I can safely say that when you try them, you never want to go back to that mediocre Juul device again. What’s popular isn’t always what’s best. And the ironic thing is this: The alternative vape systems are actually a lot cheaper to use!
So if you like to save money on a monthly basis, it’s at least worth it to check some of them out for yourselves. See if you like it, and then decide if you’d rather go back to the old Juul again. Or maybe you want to try a real vape setup. That’s where this overview page comes in handy. It’s where I try to give people a good insight into the best vape gear out there on the market.
Let me know in the comments below if the solutions in this article were helpful at all, or if you found a solution yourself. That way, we can help each other improve our vaping experience. See you in the next one, and as always: vape on!
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