A step-by-step guide to rewick and refill the MyJet

These hacks will let you get more bang for your buck when using the MyJet!

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If you are new to the MyJet, you can check out our review to learn more.

Pod hack: refill

What I use: one single edge razor

The Myjet pods are meant to be fillable, but not refillable. I still think that is a bit crazy, but whatever. There are tabs located near the bottom of the coil base. These tabs lock the pod into the base making it a hassle to refill. You can still get it out by prying at it, but it’s a pain in the butt! This simplifies things.

Step one

Take out a new pod and coil base along with the razor (with a guard).

Step two

I use the razor to take off those four tabs (two on each side).

To cut off the tabs cleanly: I hold the coil base with my index finger and thumb using a firm grip, then in my other hand I hold the razor vertically while pressing against the coil base.

In one motion, I apply firm pressure downward and slice off both tabs. Clean! The little ledge will stop the razor after the slice.

I do this on both sides.

I am careful to make sure my finger tips are safe. Attempt at your own risk.

Step three

Next, I put the pod together to make sure it slides in and out, and then it’s time to fill. That is it. A successful (albeit simple) hack.

Pod hack: re-wick and dry burn

What I use:

  • Needle-nose pliers
  • Cotton
  • Scissors
  • Lighter
  • A 1/16 drill bit (or a 16 gauge syringe needle)

Re-wicking the MyJet pods extends their life, thus saving money. As much as I like these pods, they don’t last much longer than 10-15 mL before they need a rewick.

This tutorial may be a bit advanced for some, but there is nothing to lose if the pod was going to be tossed anyway. May as well try.

Step one

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When I notice a drop off in flavor to the pods, it’s time to re-wick. I take that pod and get to work!

Step two

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Pull off the coil base. If you still have liquid in the pod, prop it up so it won’t fall, or empty it back into a bottle. If the top rubber stopper comes off or stays in the pod, don’t worry. Just take it off or take it out of the pod (you may need to use the drill bit to scoop it out if it stays in the pod).

Now take your needle nose pliers and pull out the cotton (Not pictured). Toss the old wick in the trash. But take special note of how much tension is in the cotton as you pull it out (you want to match that tension when you re-wick).

Step three

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Now I take off the bottom rubber stopper and set that aside. (Not pictured)

The metal coil housing needs to be taken out. It’s a tight fit. To take out the metal piece, pinch the top portion of the metal housing with your pliers. Pinch firmly. Now twist the bottom of the coil base. It should pop right out. If the coil gets bent out of shape from doing this, that is okay. It will be fixed.

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This is where I am in the process. If the coil looks like it does here, and it usually does, I fix it.

Step four

This is how I fix it. I take out the drill bit and insert it into the coil. If the coil is really bent, I tease the rod in. I pull up gently on the coil and use my fingernail to get the coil spacing consistent.

Step five

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Now it’s time to “dry burn” the coil. This cleans the coil for another round of vaping.

Take the lighter and put the tip of the flame to the coil and wait for it to glow. Do it a couple times, or until the coil gets clean of gunk.

Note: there is a better way to do this, but I feel the lighter method is the easiest. If anyone would like to see the other way, just ask in the comments.

Step six

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Now I start reassembling.

Put the metal housing back on, and then the bottom rubber stopper. I then check to make sure my coil is centered perfectly, which it never is, then I get it centered. Grab the drill bit again.

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No biggie, just guide the coil until it’s centered. After it is all good, I put the top rubber stopper back on.

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This is how it should look. Next step, re-wick!

Step seven

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Now cut your cotton. I can’t say how much I use (it’s much less than I used in this shot). I just make sure the cotton goes through with a similar resistance as it was when it was pulled out . In general, use less than you think you should.

Now I snip the cotton as close to the edges of the bottom rubber stopper as possible (don’t let the tails extend beyond the bottom rubber stopper). It’s best to use small scissors to cut the wick tails but I used a large set of scissors in this hack (couldn’t find my small scissors!).

All set!

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I give the coil base one more look, and then it’s time to go back in the pod. That’s it!

Questions?

If you have any questions, let us know in the comments section and we will try and help.

Jeremy Mann

My name is Jeremy and I am a content manager and editor here at Vaping360. I reside in southeast Michigan and I have been vaping for over five years. Thanks to vaping, I’ve been off cigarettes since my first ecig purchase in 2010.

  • Henry Haze

    Nice I been using the same pod for almost a week now really love the my jet it’s great on juice but it does need a re-wick & I’m going try this.

    • Jeremy

      First thing is getting those tabs off! 🙂

      Thanks for reading and responding. Make sure to share this article if it was helpful. It saddens me to think of vapers wrestling with the pod for a refill and not knowing there is an easier way.

  • ComicBit

    About the point five note, what’s the different method?

    • Jeremy

      If you have an RDA or some rebuildable atomizer, put it on a mod and set the watts to low (like 5-7 watts). Take some kanthal (like 24 gauge) and insert a loop (the loop should extend about inch and half long) into the neg/pos terminal. Secure it. Snip it in the middle.

      Take needle nose pliers and make really little hooks at the end of the wires. Make the opening of the hooks on the outside of the wires (facing away from each other). Slip the Myjet base through there. Hook the rods that hold the coil of the MyJet to the hooks.

      Press the fire button. 🙂

      I have a dedicated RDA for this so it goes quickly. I feel the lighter method doesn’t get the coils as clean as this.

      • ComicBit

        This is my first ecig, i honesty have no idea of what are you talking about.. I really would understand you but a lot of technicisms about the thing made me totally to feel like an idiot

        • Jeremy

          Oh, shoot. Don’t fret. If you can follow along with what is in the article, you will be absolutely fine.

          Is everything in the article laid out in a way you can understand? Even if some of it is beyond your understanding, you will eventually get it. I have no doubt.

          • ComicBit

            The article is particularly clear without any doubt. The problem comes when you start talking about RDA, Kanthal and rods.. Lol I’m not native english too. For sure i have just to dig deeply before understand this things. Thanks for helping!

      • Todd Freeman

        Could you share some pictures of your setup?

  • rinto priyatna

    Hi jeremy,i just consider to buy this stuff,but i worry about the coil.because very hard to find replacement pods in my coutry.
    So,whether the coil can be rebuild?
    how many times can we rewick before change the coil?

    • Jeremy

      You can rewick several times depending on your juice. But they can’t be rebuilt in a way that I can lay out. I am sure it’s possible, but it’s more effort than I have the time to put in.

  • Todd Freeman

    First off, thank you for the article and pictures! I’ve been rinsing the pods I have under warm water, and that seems to have prolonged them about as long as I can. I’m curious though.. After you’ve cut the tabs off, do you experience any leaking? One of the tabs on one of my pods was semi-ruined during a refill, and now it seems like it leaks. I was thinking of doing something like you did in the tutorial, but I was worried about leaking, so I had planned on tinkering with tiny screws or something to keep it together.

    • Jeremy

      Appreciate it, man!

      When I cut the tabs off, I try to be flush, but I don’t dig in with the blade. If I dig in too much it will will create a cavity which can leak… no, it can seep. It’s not like my liquid level will drop a milliliter or anything, it’s just a wetness around the base that sometimes happens. Irritating, but not exactly annoying.

      Edit: I wouldn’t even worry about being flush when cutting off the tabs. Just cut them NEAR flush.

  • The flavor… it’s… man I just can’t shake the plastic taste. I imagine rewicking with a good wick is helpful but coming from a larger RDA I can’t get excited about these pen devices. I want something that’s less “chuck sick tits” and more “stealth” while I’m at the office, but I’m not sure this is doing it for me :

    • Jeremy

      I hear you. Mine is not what it used to be. The pods now are bad taste after bad taste. Luckily I can rewick them, but it is a hassle.