When your cartridge is clogged, you won’t be able to get the cartridge to draw air. That means when you put your lips onto the mouthpiece and inhale, you won’t be able to. This happens when the cannabis oil inside your cartridge has thinned out due to being heated and gotten into the center downstem of your cartridge and sealed the downstem entirely. This happens after extended use of the heating element, leaving the cartridge in an open space like a car or even just outside in direct contact with the sun. Luckily, this is very common and an easy fix. Below we will teach you 3 different methods which will allow you to heat the oil that is blocking the downstem and causing it to thin so you can remove the blockage.
Option 1: The Twist and Suck
If you are using a puff-activated battery, screw your cartridge onto the battery but leave a slight gap between the cartridge and the battery. Inhale right at the seam for 5-10 seconds. This will cause the battery to activate which gets the heating element to heat up as well. This will cause the heating element to heat and thin the oil blocking the downstem. After you can feel the cartridge get hot, thread the cartridge all the way onto the battery and inhale from the mouthpiece. You may hit some resistance but you should be able to get the oil to unclog and you’ll immediately get airflow. If this doesn’t work, repeat the process until the oil is unclogged.
Option 2: The Indian Burn
This option is less effective but simple. Simply rub the cartridge as fast as you can between your hands to generate heat. After 10-20 seconds, thread the cartridge onto a battery and inhale on the mouthpiece to get the oil to unclog.
Option 3: The Hair Dryer
Using a hair dryer, heat the cartridge to get it hot. After 10-20 seconds of heating the cartridge, thread the cartridge onto a battery and inhale on the mouthpiece to get the oil to unclog.