20 Most Recent Softheat Heating Pad HP218 12 3P Questions & Answers


Trust me! This thing is a piece of ****! I bought one and loved the heat options that I bought three more for my wife and two daughters and their families. The next day mine went out. Took it to Walmart and traded it for another. Still pretty happy, figured I got a bad one. Three months later not a single one is working all have blinking green lights and won't allow you to do ANYTHING but unplug it! Five and all died the exact same death. Go to Walmart and each time they act surprised! NO WAY!!! This is a chronic problem with this product. I'm contacting the company tomorrow and am going to demand an ecplaination as to why they have not take this item off the market!

Softheat Heating... | Answered on Apr 02, 2017


This is a very common feature on these types of simple, high-volume, low-cost home appliances known as a safety fault. This fault will temporarily (or permanently) disable the appliance and happens for several reasons: (1) an over-temp (high heat) occurrence, (2) an over-power (power surge) occurrence, (3) an under-power (power outage or trickle power) occurrence, (4) an over-time occurrence (auto-off fails), (5) a short-circuit occurrence (exposed/crossed/frayed wires, etc.). Fortunately, it uses a digital "fuse" system and can be reset by the user. However, there is no universal reset process on SoftHeat products so you just have to play with it until you figure it out (customer service dept is no help). Mine is a Kaz SoftHeat HP980PT, with a red power indicator/power-off button and 4 green heat setting buttons. Mine faulted after a heavy storm caused multiple power outages and power surges in my neighborhood. The green light on the highest heat setting button was flashing on mine. Here's how I fixed it: (1) unplugged both ends of power cord and straightened out the cord, then plugged back in to the heating pad end. (2) While holding down the flashing light button, I plugged back in to the wall outlet. (3) While still holding down the flashing light button, pressed and held down the red power-off button, then while still holding down the red power button, I released the flashing light button, followed by releasing the power-off button. This stopped the flashing green light and caused the red power indicator light to stay on (steady-on). It works fine now. Note: Some models have an actual hard fuse in addition to the digital fault feature or possibly only a simple fuse (without the digital fault system). These fuses can the found at many retail stores and then very easily replaced. I hope this helps some of you!!!

Softheat Heating... | Answered on Aug 16, 2016


Just note the chip number and Google it for the data sheet.
when you found the actual data sheet read the pinout diagram of the chip to find out the Vcc pin.
you have to cut the link of Vcc pin of the chip and the chip will stop working.

Softheat Heating... | Answered on Feb 15, 2014


I see no specific question here.

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The first thing I would check is for a borderline or weak ignition coil. Possibly it is as simple as a new spark plug. The engine needs a hotter spark when it is cold so once warmed up not as critical, hence, it stalls cold until it is warmed up. It could also be clogged carburetor or issues with the choke. Something like Mechanic in a bottle, if the carb is not too bad may help, but first test the resistances in the coil.

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