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My Firefly 2 Won’t Hit

My last article about my Firefly 2 not turning on turned out to be such a hit I decided to share another obstacle I tackled with my FF2. Before I continue writing this piece I want to make it clear that I’m not shitting on the Firefly 2, it’s currently one of my favorite vapes and I use mine everyday. With such heavy daily use I’ve started to encounter some problems and I suspect I’m not the only one…

At first my Firefly 2 was hitting 10/10 best tasting vapor I’ve ever encountered from an on-demand vape. After a week or so of heavy daily use it started encountering tremendous draw resistance. It got so bad one night that my freshly packed bowl actually combusted!

Here’s the troubling part… I would clean my FF2 after every couple uses (or so I thought). Cleaning would consist of me taking a disposable alcohol wipe and wiping down the bowl and mouthpiece area. Be careful not to get any alcohol on the rubber parts of the lid. Getting alcohol on the rubber will ruin it and cost you close to $40 to replace.

After the first time my FF2 got clogged and combusted I removed the mouthpiece and cleared out the fine weed particles that got sucked through the bowl. This slightly improved the draw resistance, but it didn’t fix the problem.

What To Do If Your Firefly 2 Won’t Hit

Troy suggested firing up the bowl without any bud inside the bowl to see how many little dots appeared. His suggestion turned out to be correct, less than half the dots appeared visible when the bowl was bright orange/red. I dunked a q-tip in some rubbing alcohol and started going to town on this bowl. After about a dozen q-tips about 90% of the dots were visible again! Immediately packed a bowl and my FF2 was back to its former glory hitting like a champ!!

If this tip helped you out please leave a comment or reach out to me on Twitter (@420vapezone) I guarantee that it will make my day. If you’re having any problems with your FF2 please tell us and we will do everything possible to walk you through it. Thank you for dropping by, see you on the moon!

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  • Paul January 15, 2017, 3:05 pm

    Verry helpful tips I’ve been having some issues with my firefly 2 this tip helped thanks ..

    • George G February 10, 2017, 5:35 am

      Happy to hear it helped you out 🙂 Thank you for leaving that comment it made my day!

  • Chauncey January 27, 2017, 3:08 pm

    My firefly 2 gets very hot and burns my material all the way black please help I’ve tried everything in the way of grind and packing but it keeps happening is it my device

    • George G February 10, 2017, 5:36 am

      Sorry to hear that Chauncey, I wrote this article specifically for your problem: http://420vapezone.com/firefly-2-combusting-weed/

      If none of those suggestions work. Try stirring after every pull, and see if that solves the problem. Let us know what happens!

  • Michael Johnson May 29, 2017, 8:48 pm

    This also helped me cleaned out with the alcohol and used a sewing needle to poke each hole and fired it up , all the holes are clear and hits like a champ best Vape on the Market once you get the learning curves down and the cleaning , thanks and Vape On

  • HM Daniels July 16, 2017, 10:26 pm

    best tip i’ve seen if you own a 2 and like wax , next tip is the 2 has a hard time with wax or oil clogs if that’s what you want to smoke I’d buy something else . that said it’s still the greatest vape on the planet . I was ready to disassemble mine because of clogging. after reading this post , I used Q tips and a “ultra fine long” diabetic insulin pen needle on a few of the holes ….working a lot better now , may still need bowl cleaned or replaced…. I know …don’t take it apart as you may ruin your warranty quote i received from firefly …new bowl 30.00 + labor +unit shipping charges

  • Ron March 23, 2018, 1:11 pm

    It worked! I love my FF2. The holes are another story. I had sent it back for a deep cleaning. I tried the 500 degree burn off. I tried using beading needles and a dental pick to clean the holes. Your suggestion really worked! I have to wonder about the alcohol pads being 71 percent and the rest is some kind of antibiotic added in. I switched to 91 percent rubbing alcohol and I am skipping the wipes. THANK YOU!!! I can see through the holes again. Clogged holes makes the draw really hard.

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