Originally Posted by darkmdbeener
if by auto-seal you mean a small ball bearing in the port then yes but it is not the hookah itself because it still hits hard without being plug in. Both me and a friend tried pushing it together to see it is was something in it but could not tell.
What kind of hose is it? If it has a wooden handle or port connector there may have been a error when it was being carved, therefore leading to a restricted airflow.