How to Clean a PAX 3: Step by Step Instructions & Tips
Enjoying the PAX 3 can be a regular activity, but it’s important to remember to clean the unit to keep it working at its best. An unkempt device could result in a clogged vapor path during use, making it difficult to draw when using the device, which could cause an undesirable experience. Regular cleaning after five to 10 uses should keep your PAX 3 running without a hitch, but a great practice is cleaning the device at the first sight of any material buildup. Cleaning your vaporizer is relatively quick and easy with only a few tools needed to get your device looking like it just came out of the box – so let’s walk through the process.
Piece by piece: preparing your PAX 3 for cleaning
As you prepare yourself to clean your PAX 3, here are few things to have on hand during the cleaning process:
- A glass of fresh water
- Cotton swabs
- Isopropyl alcohol and/or alcohol wipes
- A wire brush, included with PAX 3
- Pipe cleaners, included with PAX 3
- Paper towels, in case of any excess dirt
The PAX 3 kit you own will help determine your cleaning process and length. While every PAX has components that come off, what you’ll need to clean depends on the accessories you have. The PAX 3 complete kit requires cleaning the oven lid that’s been used (the complete kit comes with both a full and half-pack oven lid), the oven screen, a concentrates insert and the mouthpiece in addition to the vapor path inside the device.
Before cleaning your vaporizer, make sure the unit is cooled down sufficiently . While many consumers believe the device to be easier to clean when warm, please use caution when handling a potentially-hot device. It’s recommended to wait several minutes until the vaporizer is cool to the touch before cleaning.
How to clean the PAX 3 Device-only Kit
When cleaning the device only kit, the process is as follows:
Step 1: Gently lift out the mouthpiece by sliding the multi-tool, available for separate purchase on PAX website , along the lip and gently lifting the piece out. You can also use a fingernail to lift out the mouthpiece. Isopropyl alcohol or soapy water can be used to clean the mouthpiece; this silicone piece can be submerged in either of the two. (Tip: avoid using any other products to clean the device, as it may nullify your warranty!) Wipe down the mouthpiece until there is no trace of any dirt, residue or liquid, and allow it to dry completely before placing it in the unit again for use.
Step 2: Next, lightly moisten a pipe cleaner (or a wire brush if you need a more thorough clean) with water or alcohol, and push it into the vapor path. Use the pipe cleaner to push out the oven screen and clean the path, with rigorous back and forth motion. Be careful of excess moisture, as the device cannot be used again until it is completely dry; excess moisture can cause damage to the device.
Step 3: Wipe down the oven screen with a moist cotton swab or alcohol wipe, using the same options on the oven lid. Do not submerge your oven lid in any liquid or solution, but the oven screen may be submerged in alcohol if needed.
Step 4: Next, work on the oven chamber with a moist cotton swab or alcohol wipe and remove stains from the chamber as best as possible from the stainless steel chamber. Please recognize that over time and with continued use, the oven chamber may become discolored. You can leave the oven chamber, mouthpiece, and screen to dry or use a clean, dry towel to wipe them down and speed up the process.
How to clean the PAX 3 Complete Kit
If you own the PAX 3 complete kit, the cleaning process is identical, but there are more components to clean. The half-pack lid is cleaned the same way as the regular oven lid, with a cotton swab dipped in isopropyl alcohol. Do not submerge this lid in liquid.
The PAX 3 complete kit also has a concentrates insert which needs to be cleaned. Use the multi-tool, which comes in the complete kit, to open the concentrate insert. Use a moist cotton swab on the inside of the concentrates insert, similar to how you clean the oven chamber. You can submerge the concentrates insert into isopropyl alcohol.
Back together: using your PAX 3 after cleaning
With your various parts all clean, shiny and dry, you can start replacing the components, starting with the oven screen into the oven chamber, the concentrates insert if in use, the oven lid, and ending with the mouthpiece. Make sure all pieces are fitting comfortably in their designated places, using the multi-tool for assistance, if necessary.
Wipe down the anodized aluminum shell with a towel lightly moistened with alcoh ol to remove any excess oils or fingerprints on the exterior. Now, you are free to enjoy many sessions with your PAX 3 with no interference.
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Pax 3 Cleaning Guide & Tips
The PAX 3 is one of the world’s top-rated portable vaporizers, and its technology is world-renowned for its ease of use, and overall consistency. It’s also very small and portable, which makes it the ideal dry herb vape! If you haven’t tried this amazing vape, don’t miss an opportunity to try it now!
But its small size means that it has a lot of tiny parts that aren’t so easy to clean. Due to this, cleaning the PAX 3 vaporizer isn’t always the easiest task. Because of all these bits and pieces, the task means cleaning two oven lids, a concentrate insert, a mouthpiece and an oven screen, all in addition to a narrow vapour path.
But fear not! Cleaning the PAX 3 is much easier when you use all our expert tips and tricks, collected over our years of vaporizer experience!
How to tell when your Pax 3 is Dirty
- If your PAX 3 is dirty, you will notice gurgling, or might experience a tight draw when you vape – this is a sign of resin buildup or a clogged vapour path. A change in taste will also be noticeable, because the bitter resins collected in the oven and vapour path may also make it difficult for you to taste the flavours of your expensive designer strains.
- The colour of the chamber might also begin to darken, which also suggests resin buildup.
- You might also notice that the vapour clouds are less dense and much smaller than usual, which is a sign that only a small percentage of the vape is coming through.
If you experience these things, you should definitely clean your PAX 3 vaporizer. In fact, cleaning the PAX 3 needs to be a regular part of your vaping routine in order to avoid all these problems in the first place!
Cleaning the PAX 3: What You Need
Disassembling the PAX 3 and Initial Cleaning
To begin a thorough PAX 3 cleaning, you’ll need to disassemble your vaporizer and display all the different pieces on your workspace, where they are easy to keep track of and easy to access.
Now, remove the oven lid and brush out any loose herb residue. Pop-out the mouthpiece next.
Carefully run your cleaning brush or pipe cleaner through the vapour path under the mouthpiece to push the screen out of the oven.
If you own the full PAX 3 kit, you should have the following parts you need to clean the unit:
- Standard oven lid
- Half-pack oven lid
- Concentrate insert
- Oven screen
Cleaning the PAX 3 Piece by Piece
Fill a bowl with rubbing alcohol and drop your lids, mouthpiece and oven screen in the bowl.
Stir the bowl periodically over the next 30 minutes.
Let sit, and then stir the bowl periodically over the next 30 minutes. After soaking the pieces for a while, remove them from the bowl and give everything a good rinse in the sink.
If any residue remains in the accessories after cleaning, you can brush it away with a cotton swab dipped in alcohol and rinse again.
Cleaning the PAX 3 Oven
The bottom oven of the PAX is where you’re going to spend the majority of your time during your cleaning sessions because that’s where a lot of the goop inevitably ends up.
Squeeze most of the alcohol out of the cotton swabs before using them; it isn’t wise to leave a lot of standing liquid in the PAX 3. When both areas are clean, dip your long brush or pipe in alcohol and run it down the length of the vapour path. When you’re done, the oven and vapour path should be clean and shiny.
- Start by cleaning the oven and the area under the mouthpiece using cotton swabs dipped in alcohol.
- Squeeze most of the alcohol out of the cotton swabs before using them; it isn’t wise to leave a lot of standing liquid in the PAX 3.
- When both areas are clean, dip your long brush or pipe in alcohol and run it down the length of the vapour path, getting all of the residue out.
When you’re done, the oven and vapour path should be squeaky clean. In fact, you should be able to see through the vapour path easily when holding the PAX 3 up to a light source.
Just note that if you’ve owned your PAX 3 for a while, there may still be a little discolouration in the oven after cleaning. That doesn’t affect the performance of your device, and it simply means that you’ve been getting good use out of it.
After you’re done cleaning the body of your PAX 3, you need a fast way to get the remaining alcohol out of there. Therefore:
- Reassemble the vaporizer.
- Turn it on and let it run for a complete cycle (let it go through a heating path). Turn it on and let it run for a complete cycle (let it go through a heating path).
- When the cycle is complete, the alcohol is gone. You’re ready to vape again.
How to Apply Lubricant to the Mouthpiece
The mouthpiece of your PAX 3 also acts as the button used to control the device – and sometimes, the button can get a little sticky. PAX Labs sells bottles and packets of mouthpiece lubricant (made entirely of food-grade propylene glycol).
We suggest purchasing it, for if you find that the mouthpiece is sticking a bit, put a few tiny drops of lubricant around the edges to get things moving again. This trusted information is sourced from the manufacturer and complemented by our own experience with Pax 3 vaporizer.
Is you Pax starting to be dirty? Do you feel a resistance when you take a draw? This guide will teach you everything you have to know about cleaning the Pax 3!