How to Fix Atomizer Short & Check Atomizer Issues

Posted by Gabriel on Jan 11th 2019

How to Fix  Atomizer Short & Check Atomizer Issues

Here are the steps to go through to resolve your atomizer short or check atomizer issues:

  1. Remove the atomizer from your device, and clean threads on both connections.
  2. Remove your coil from your atomizer and re-insert. Sometimes it’s just as simple as that!
  3. Check your atomizer’s 510 pin and make sure it’s connecting to your mod. Pull it out slightly (If your have an adjustable 510) and re-apply to your mod.
  4. For rebuildable atomizers like an RDA or RTA, make sure your coil isn’t touching the cap or any other metal piece of the deck, also check and make sure there are no breaks in your coil.
  5. For sub-ohm tanks, check that the coil’s base is connecting to your tank base. Do this by pulling the base of the coil out very slightly, then re-assembling the tank.
  6. For sub-ohm tanks with manufactured coils, sometimes, you just get a bad coil. Try using a different one from that pack.
  7. If none of the other solutions work, check if it is an issue with your mod by using another atomizer. If the screen still displays “Atomizer Short” or “Check Atomizer” there may be an issue with your mod.
  8. If you have deemed the issue to be your mod, try pulling the 510 pin very slightly out. If this does not work, check the warranty on your mod, you may qualify for a replacement.
  9. If you have an external ohm reader, ensure that your atomizer resistance is within the range of operation for your device.
  10. For rebuildable atomizers (RDA/RTA/RDTA) check that your post screws are still screwed tight to the coils.

Atomizer Short & Check Atomizer Fix Info graphic

What Does Atomizer Short Mean?

The atomizer short warning on your mod displays when there is a malfunction, telling you that your coil is causing a short-circuit. This occurs when the current of energy is disrupted by something. For example, the coil is connecting with an unintended area of its container (either the coil’s casing or the deck it is built in), or the coil is broken. If you have a pre-built manufacturer coil in your tank and you see this message, the coil may be built improperly or could be loose. If you are receiving this message when you are using rebuildable atomizers, then your coil could be touching part of the deck or cap that it shouldn’t be touching. Both are the occurrence of a disruption to the flow of energy through the heating element.

Needless to say, do not continue to press the firing button when you receive this message. It will not work to attempt forcing it to “fix” itself. The message is there to protect you.

What Does Check Atomizer Mean?

Check atomizer (a.k.a. No Atomizer) occurs when your tank’s 510 electrode (pin) does not connect with the firing pin of your mod, or when the base of your pre-built coil is not connecting with the inside base of your tank’s 510 electrode, or finally, when your rebuildable atomizer (RBA) is not connected with your build deck. Simply put, there is a disconnect somewhere. 


To Sum It Up

The check atomizer and atomizer short messages are there for you to troubleshoot and continue vaping. Vapers receive these messages at least once in their vape life, so utilize these steps to resolve the issue and vape on! If you know another vaper that could use these steps, share the blog with them!

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