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Help! My Aspire PockeX is Leaking!

Aspire PockeX is Leaking

Well, ladies and gentleman, the thing that I warned you about in my Aspire PockeX review has happened to me. You know – the leaking thing. I’d read a few people complaining about a leak from their all-in-one device, usually a few weeks or months into using it. I’ll be honest, I didn’t really pay that much attention. Mine worked fine, but then that’s how the story always starts, isn’t it …

Groan.

Things were going so well for me and the Aspire PockeX. Even after all the confusion surrounding how you were meant to vape with it in the first place, I’d found my sub ohm style of vaping sweet-spot and we were getting along just fine. It was starting to become one of those vapes I turned to. Regularly.

I’d only just changed the coil, frustratingly, and filled the tank with the sweet taste of Sugar Pie Vape’s Maple Nut Brittle.

One inhale, fine.

Two inhales, fine.

Three inhales … Wait, what’s that? Where’s the liquid coming from?

Aspire PockeX is Leaking

My thumb was sticky and gooey. It had liquid on it. I figured I’d just dribbled a bit when I filled the tank up, wiped it off, and carried on vaping. I was working at the same time, so my mind was half on the laptop and half what I was vaping with.

A few minutes later I stopped typing and picked up my Aspire PockeX again.

One inhale, fine.

Two inhales, fine.

Three inhales … Wait, what’s that? Where’s the liquid coming from? Right, that’s gotta be a leak. I just wiped the damn thing.

Aspire PockeX is Leaking

I wiped it again and then vaped with it a few more times. It wasn’t long before I saw where the problem was situated, although I’m not entirely sure how to explain it.

As I was pressing the button to use the Aspire PockeX, e-liquid was dribbling out somehow. It was leaking. I don’t know why or how this is happening because the button is a good distance away from the tank filled with liquid. It’s an all-in-one device too, which makes it especially difficult to get to the root of the problem. The liquid was definitely coming from the button though.

The button is at least a full centimetre away from the start of the glass tank. If that’s the case, the liquid is escaping from the tank into the internal part of the design – the part where the battery is … surely? That doesn’t bode well. I mean, how can the liquid be seeping out through the button when the button is a good 1 cm + away from the liquid in the tank?

Hmmmm.

I’ve tried to resolve the problem. I figured, seeing as I’d only just changed the coil on the PockeX, it could be a coil problem. I changed the coil again, filled the tank with Maple Nut Brittle again (it’s a good job I got two bottles of the stuff), and vaped with it again.

One inhale, fine.

Two inhales, fine.

Three inhales … Right, there’s a leak from the button again. Now I’m super annoyed.

I looked at it. I unscrewed bits and screwed them back together. I looked at the manual. I looked online. Yep, there’s a definitely more than a few of us with the same problem, so that would suggest a design flaw.

The Aspire PockeX is flawed.

Aspire PockeX Review

Goddammit. I actually liked this one.

So, I’m going to need to change the review of the PockeX now. I’d originally given it 4 stars out of 5, but after all the confusion when I first got it out the box (between sub ohm vape style and mouth to lung vape style), and now the leaking problem … Well, I’m not impressed. I’m just a bit peed off. I’d bought new coils for this thing and now it’s broken. Well, I say broken, I can still use it but after three vapes there’s liquid around the button which I then need to wipe off. I couldn’t throw this in my pocket or bag now either. I wouldn’t want leaked ejuice getting all over everything else.

I’m demoting it. 2 stars. That’s it. It would have been 3 stars but there are quite a few vapers with the same problem. You’d think they’d have addressed this issue by now. It seems that Aspire and I don’t get along so well these days. (I’m sure they’re not that worried about that, haha!)

But yes, in short, my Aspire PockeX is leaking and there is nothing I can do about it. It worked fine for the first few weeks – about 8 weeks – and then it started leaking. And it’s a considerable leak too. An annoying, messy one.

Please let me know if you’ve experienced the same problem. Add your comments below. I’d love to know if you managed to solve your leaking Aspire PockeX problem too. I’d love to fix it if there is a way … (although I probably should just send it back).

RIP Aspire PockeX. It was fun while it lasted.

 




20 comments

  1. I have exactly the same problem. I don’t what to do. I assume – and fear -, just like you, that the liquid may enter the battery.

  2. Mine leaks too, but it seems to come from around the air holes above the tank. I took it back to the shop where I bought it and they took it apart, inspected and cleaned it. I was told that it would leak because of the juice I was using…. I use Wiz Mix Brain Freeze, bought at the same time as the PockeX, which is apparently a “thin” juice. Basically I feel like I was fobbed off!

  3. I just got mine it did not leak till I refilled it but I took it apart cleaned it thought I did something wrong and I was. I was toking all of the mouth piece the black part . so I stated just toking the top of mouth piece and no more leaking. I was doing that anyways but when I refilled it I just thought hmm ill get more smoke like this. na don’t work good that way. TY for your review. I do think I need a really good tank with lots of smoke but that’s lots of money and more use of juice. Trying to save money from not smoking now 3 yrs. yea for me. I think the smoke is what I like to see.

  4. I just noticed the same thing. I only just made the switch from smoking one week ago. Not a good start. I suspect that if you under/over wind the bottom this is the root of the problem.

  5. I had the same problem after about a week, there was juice coming from the button area. I still don’t understand how that is possible with the cup design and everything, but there it is. Flavor is also god awful and for mtl it’s awful as well. For dtl it’s awful as well.

  6. I had the same problem and found that if I tighten it to tight it leaks so I tighten it and stopped once I feel the strain which sorted my leaking!! Hope this helps

    • Thanks, Tony!

      Thanks so much for the advice. This hasn’t helped, sadly 🙁 I’ve screwed, unscrewed, flicked, changed bits, waved it around, performed a magic spell on it … haha! I think I just need to accept that this little device and I just don’t get along. It seems I’m not the only one too, judging by some of these comments!

      Thanks for reading, and for your comment too!
      Have a great day!

      Kim @ best-ecig.co.uk 🙂

  7. Gah! After refilling twice in a hour I came to the conclusion that my blooming aspire pockex is leaking. Took me a while to realise, duh! I can’t actually tell where it is coming from. I have dismantled it, cleaned it and am now going for refill number three. Not a happy bunny grrrrrrr

  8. mine also started leaking after a couple od days. I did however pintpoint exactly where it leaks from and that is around the joint connecting the lid and mouthpiece to the tank, I took the white rubber seal out of its groove , cleaned out the groove and washed the white rubber seal under the tap and it still leaks. also tried filling it actually below the fill line so it has less than it should have in the tank and it still leaks.
    I will keep you posted if I solve the problem cause I do actually like the aspire pockex.

  9. Same thing here. Noticed after changing coil. (just bought a 5 pack) that the liquid was going down fast, then noticed often sticky round the barrel. Definitely leaking from power button. Really liked the set up as well.

  10. Mine just same, took it to the shop for advice, the guy said its commen. Wasted so much liqude .
    May have to buy a diff make.

    • Hi, Morad,

      That’s so disappointing! It does seem to be quite a common problem judging from the comments here too …

      Let me know what else you try. I’d love to know how you get on!

      Merry Christmas 🎄

      Kim @ best-ecig.co.uk

  11. i don’t have a leak problem but my 2 month old one has 2 problems.one its started to get very hot after not a lot of use . it hot around the metal at the top near the mouth piece, and the second is that juice looses taste and tastes slightly burnt quickly.. if i open it and let air in i get the taste back but i have to do this a lot… going to go back to the vape shop but got little confidence in them as in the past they have not been that helpful.. does anyone know my rights?

    • Hi, Edwina,

      Thanks for reading and commenting. I’m sorry to hear you’re having a hard time with the PockeX. I’m pretty sure Aspire have a 3-month warranty on certain products, so it might be worth getting in touch with them to see if they can help you? The vape shops I’ve used have generally been quite helpful in my experience, so I’m sorry to hear that you’re not that confident with yours.

      When was the last time you changed the coil? It might be worth trying that first. Also, what kind of eliquid are you using in it? Hopefully, we can figure it out for you 😊

      Merry Christmas 🎄

      Kim @ best-ecig.co.uk

      • i tried new coil and several different liquids.. i have been in contact with the shop by email and they said bring it in.. will update once i done that.. thanks for getting back to me.

      • h had contacted Aspire directly before posting on here and they did not want to know

      • i went back to my shop today with my defective vape and they where just great.. they tested is as i used it and had the same problem, they cleaned it and although a little dirty nothing much was found so they tired it again and they couldn’t put up with the burnt taste so did not expect me to.. i was given a brand new replacement which has improvements like the charging port is not longer on the bottom . so far so good.. and my warranty starts today so if i do have any issues its all covered.. i strongly recommend buying from a good seller and am so glad i did.. ours is the Vapourium Gosport.

  12. I have two aspire pockex and both leak from the button. The older one seems to short circuit, because the wattage is higher now and it always tastes burnt, even after changing the coil many times. No doubt the leak goes around electronical parts.

  13. on the back of the box it says ,
    leak proof design, and its got a warranty card inside,
    mine started leaking after using the coil for 5 weeks,
    then changed coil and all is fine again,
    but time will tell,

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