Anyone who has used a wax burner knows it can be a great way to enjoy aromatherapy. However, if the wax burner starts smoking, it can be unpleasant and potentially dangerous. In this article, we will explore why a wax burner might start smoking and give some tips on preventing this from happening.
Hold Up: First, if your device is smoking, switch your device off now before continuing with the guide.
What causes a wax burner to smoke?
1. There is too much wax in your wax burner dish
If you overflow or fill your wax burner too much with wax, you can start to see smoking coming from your device. This is because when there is too much wax in the dish, the heat can’t escape, and this causes the temperature to get too hot.
2. The temperature of your wax burner is too high
Another reason your wax burner might start smoking is if the temperature is set too high. The wax will begin and even get too hot to touch if the heat is too high. To fix this, reduce the temperature of your wax burner.
3. You have a problem with your heat source or bulb
If you notice that your wax burner is smoking even when you haven’t just added wax to it, there may be a problem with your heat source or bulb. This can cause the wax to smoke and overheat, so it’s important to unplug your wax burner and troubleshoot the problem. You can check out our troubleshooting guide if you need more information concerning these issues.
4. You are using wax or liquid that is not suitable for your wax burner
If you are using wax or liquid not meant to be used in your specific wax burner, it can cause smoking. This is because the materials may not be compatible with your wax burner, so it’s essential only to use materials that are meant to be used with your specific device.
Certain waxes are more susceptible to heat, including coconut wax, which has one of the lowest melting points. This is something to consider if you have a temperature dial on your Wax Melter.
5. Debris and dirt in the device
If there is debris or dirt in your wax burner, this can cause the wax to smoke. The debris can act as an insulator, preventing heat from escaping and causing the wax to overheat. It’s essential to clean your wax burner regularly to avoid this problem.
6. Impurities in the wax
If the wax you use has impurities, it can also cause smoking. The impurities can heat up and cause the wax to smoke. To avoid this, make sure to use high-quality wax that doesn’t have any impurities.
7. Check your candle wick (open flame burners only)
If you use an open-flame wax burner, ensure the candle wick is trimmed to the correct length. If the wick is too long, it can cause smoking. The wick should be trimmed to about ¼ inch before lighting it.
8. There is a fault with your device
If your wax burner starts smoking and you’ve tried the above solutions, your device may have a fault. In this case, it’s best to stop using the wax burner and get in touch with the manufacturer. If you believe there is a fault with your device, you should troubleshoot your device with our device troubleshooting guide.
How to prevent your wax burner from smoking
Now that we know what can cause a wax burner to smoke let’s explore some ways to prevent it.
1. Use the right amount of wax
When using a wax burner, be sure not to add too much wax to the dish. It would help if you only filled it to the point where a small layer of wax was covering the bottom. This will help prevent the wax from smoking due to overheating.
2. Keep an eye on the temperature
Another way to prevent your wax burner from smoking is to keep an eye on the temperature. If you notice the wax starting to smoke, turn down the heat. This will help prevent the wax from getting too hot and potentially catching fire.
3. Use a quality wax burner
When choosing a wax burner, be sure to select one that is made of high-quality materials. This will help ensure your wax burner doesn’t overheat and start smoking.
4. Use quality wax melts and wax free from impurities
When selecting wax for your wax burner, choose a quality wax free from impurities. This will help prevent the wax from smoking due to impurities overheating.
5. Ensure that your device is cleaned regularly
When using a wax burner, be sure to clean it regularly. This will help remove any build-up of wax that could cause the wax burner to smoke.
6. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions
When using a wax burner, follow the manufacturer’s instructions. This will help ensure you use your wax burner correctly and prevent accidents.
7. Troubleshoot problems immediately
If you notice your wax burner smoking, unplug it and troubleshoot the problem immediately. This will help prevent further damage to your wax burner and keep you safe.
Not Sure? If you have any doubts following the guides, you should call the company where you made your purchase and ask for further advice.
Tips for using a wax burner safely?
1. Don’t leave your wax burner unattended
When using a wax burner, stay in the room and keep an eye on it. This will help prevent any accidents from happening while you’re away.
2. Keep your wax burner away from children and pets
If you have children or pets, keep your wax burner out of their reach. This will help prevent them from getting hurt if they accidentally touch or knock it over.
3. Don’t touch the hot wax
If you accidentally spill hot wax on yourself, don’t try to remove it with your bare hands. This can cause serious burns. Instead, run cool water over the area for several minutes.
4. Let the wax cool before removing it
When you’re finished using your wax burner, let the wax cool completely before removing it. This will help prevent accidents when you try to clean it up.
These tips can help prevent your wax burner from smoking and stay safe around your new device.
A wax burner can be a great way to enjoy your favorite scented candles. However, it’s essential to use them safely to prevent accidents. Follow the tips above to help keep you and your home safe. Thanks for reading!