Smok big baby beast airflow stuck

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  1. Jaredgrn

    Jaredgrn New Member

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    So I recently bought the big baby Beast tank by Smok. Just changed out the coil for the first time, and the airflow on the bottom of the tank will not turn, so it's constantly open. I know this is going to cause juice to eventually leak out since I can't close it at all. How do I resolve this issue? Any advice would be helpful. Thanks.
     
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    MarkS Gold Contributor Member For 2 Years

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    I resolved that with two pairs of pliers.
     
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    Vapin4Joy Diamond Contributor Member For 2 Years

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    Turn it the opposite direction.
     
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    gakudzu Gold Contributor Member For 1 Year

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    The only time I close the AFC is for routine tank cleaning. It isn't sealed, so if it ever leaks, it's a coil or o-ring issue somewhere else in the tank.
     
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    Can't turn it the opposite direction cuz it won't turn at all. How would u use pliers to fix it???
     
  6. MarkS

    MarkS Gold Contributor Member For 2 Years

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    One on the AFC ring and one on the base below the AFC. Twist AFC to move it and free it up.
     
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    Had that issue. Took the tank apart. Coil stuck to the chimney. Reattached the coil to the base and airflow started to work fine.
     
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    OK will try. Thx
     
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    pliers will ruin your paint.
    try using a rubber band for grip or at least covering the pliers with a rubber band
     
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    Thx
     
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    I'm having this issue too. I've had this tank for a couple/few months now. Never had a problem with the AFC. I was able to get it to move just enough to have a little airflow. I've tried rubber bands, rubber gloves, needle nose pliers -- which pushing the tip of one "nose" and pushing to the side is what opened it up a tad. I can vape with it like this if I enjoy a whistling sound as well -- which I don't.
    The only thing I can think of why this even happened is when I had to open the tank to change the coil I overdid something, but I'd think the AFC would be stuck completely closed.
    This isn't my most fave tank so I wouldn't be as upset if I hadn't just ordered a box of coils. It does spit out some juice from the air holes when vaping. That's with the AFC all the way open.
     
  12. chuckpie85

    chuckpie85 Bronze Contributor Member For 2 Years ECF Refugee

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    I have this problem sometimes when removing the base. The AFC gets over what ever stopper is in place the usually prevents the ring from spinning a full 360 degrees. You have the really crank it to get it back in place. I have started using a small screwdriver to unscrew the base so this no longer happens.
     
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    MarkS Gold Contributor Member For 2 Years

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    Took me using two pair of pliers to unstick mine. Have a few small marks as a result. I now do what @chuckpie85 said. This seems like a far too common of a problem. SMOK needs to change the design so this won't happen


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  14. Bigjay1978

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    Happens to both bbb tanks I had. After ring gets stuck on the stopper. After a dozen or so times getting stuck, the fact ring just spins now. I don't use any of them anymore, but I had the same problem with all. 3 of the tanks I had.
     
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    Sorry one was a friends. I had 2 he had one.
     
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    I used 2 pairs of pliers and a rubber band and still had a hard time
     
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    Use a tention wrench or metal hook with your tank connected to your vape/battery what have you. Turn right to close. Left to open.
     
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    This just happened to me, I got it unstuck by screwing the tank back onto my mod, then putting small screwdriver into the hole and pushing it open, after that it got unstuck and works fine. Hope this helps! :D
     
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    I've disposed of it long ago. I had used a screw driver and wrench to open up the airflow so I could vape, but I never was able to move it after that. When it started leaking several months after that, it was time to go. I wasn't incredibly happy with the tank anyway. Used up way too much liquid.
     
  21. r_clifton01

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    I fixed it by turning the ring 180 degrees with needle nose pliers and it started turning just fine again. Takes a bit of elbow grease but it solved the issue. Hope it helps :)
     

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