Pax Vaporizer Cleaning Tutorial
Welcome to my Pax cleaning guide. The Pax is elegant, discreet and extremely portable. It does however, require a bit of maintenance to keep it running up to expectations. Pax also states in the warranty that neglect of proper cleaning procedures could neglect the warranty.
I’ve made this Pax vaporizer cleaning video to help you keep your Pax performing like new. I recommend that you clean your Pax every 8-12 sessions and some even clean it every 4-7.
Update 4/15/2017: The new Pax 3 portable vaporizer is out! It’s the same size as the Pax 2 plus they added a new interchangeable concentrate insert. It heats up faster, comes with a smartphone app featuring a complete temp spectrum and also comes with the new half-pack lid. It’s everything we’ve asked for except convection heating.
I definitely recommend the new Pax 3 if you don’t have the Pax 2 already. If you already have the Pax 2, you might want to hold off and see if they are going to offer the concentrate insert for sale. The Pax 3 concentrate insert is interchange with the Pax 2 so that might be the best option for current Pax 2 users.
The Pax 2 is finally out and has drastically reduced the cleaning involved compared to the original model. They added in some new innovative features, reduced the size by 25% and the weight by 10%. They also added in a new temp (4 now) to increase the vape temp range by 10 on both sides (360F – 420F).
You can check out my Pax 2 vs Pax 1 Comparison to get all the info on the upgrades and differences between these two units. Overall, I would say the new flush mouthpiece design and new charging system cut the cleaning by 75-85%.
Pax Vaporizer Cleaning Tutorial Continued…
Here’s what you will need to clean your Pax vaporizer:
1. Pax Mouthpiece Lubricant (Now available in a new easy to use bottle). This comes with the cleaning kit when you buy the Pax. You can also use any food grade propylene glycol if you don’t have any of the mouthpiece lubricant. I’ve always just ordered a new cleaning kit when I start to run out of stuff. Plus the new lubricant bottle is much easier to apply and keep stored.
2. Interdental Brush
4. Pipe Cleaner (Available in the Pax cleaning kit)
5. Isopropyl Alcohol
6. Jar for alcohol
Check out the video above to get a step by step tutorial on how to completely take apart the Pax, clean it, and put it back together.
Here are a few known problems with the Pax and how to fix them:
Pax Temp Light Issue – One of the problems I’ve encountered is the Pax turning on and going straight to the temperature setting (yellow, orange, or red) instead of the normal purple glow while warming up. This is known as the Pax “Temp Light Issue”. Residue tends to build up in the area where the switch is that tells the unit to heat up. If this is happening I recommend you use the interdental brush from the cleaning list above and clean the area directly around where the vapor path travels. Then apply a small amount of lubricant to the mouthpiece. This usually fixes the problem for me.
Pax Mouthpiece Stuck – If the Pax mouthpiece is stuck in the down/off position and it won’t pop out, just blow into the mouthpiece a few times and it then try to turn unit on. This is usually a sign that your Pax needs to be cleaned.
Pax Screen Stuck – If the screen in the chamber is stuck and won’t come out then what you can do is grab a straw from a compressed air can or a WD40 can. Pop out the mouthpiece and push the straw down from the mouthpiece and towards the screen. You will feel resistance when you hit the screen. Just give it a little nudge a couple times and the bottom screen should just pop out.
Draw Resistance/Weak Hits with the Pax – I’ve noticed the Pax doesn’t perform as well with coarser herbs. I recommend you pick up a grinder that will give you really fine herbs. Using the MFLB finishing grinder has given me the best results as far as vapor quality and length of my session. The finer herbs allow the Pax to heat the entire chamber more efficiently.
If you’re ready to move on to something new… I recommend you check out the my top picks for best portable vaporizers. I always keep it up to date to reflect any new portable vaporizers on the market or changes with old models.
Thanks for watching/reading and if you have any questions don’t hesitate to contact me or leave a comment below.