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Sunbeam electric blanket flashing ff when I try to turn it on.

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  • Anonymous Dec 23, 2008

    My sunbeam blanket will work fine for a while then will begin to flash. I have to unplug the blanket and replug to get it to stop flashing.

  • Anonymous Dec 25, 2008

    Sunbeam electric blanket flashes FF. How do I get it to stop?

  • Zeusest Dec 29, 2008

    So do I... How do you fix it? The blanket does NOT get warm when it flashes. And, it's out of warranty. What do I do?

  • Anonymous Jan 19, 2009

    Same problem here. I have a King size model with two controls that I bougth from Costco. Only one of the controls, i.e. only one side, stopped working and is displaying the FF.

  • Anonymous Jan 21, 2009

    Mine does the same thing. Won't work at all. This is really crappy considering it's 3 degrees outside and my house doesn't hold heat well in the winter.

  • Chilly Carol Feb 22, 2009

    Same problem. It flashes FF and won't heat up. Sure hope someone can point us in the right direction

  • Anonymous Mar 22, 2009

    Same problem - both control pads flash FF.  No changes despite being left unplugged for a month.


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Ok folks. I fixed it. I unplugged and then waited and replugged and started at high or 9 and then it went to FF in 60minutes or a couple of minutes. I scratched my head and tried this fix--instead of starting again at 9 or H I started at level 7. That did it. FF most probably indicates excess current, and the H or 9 probably is too high to set. So unplug -repluf-turn on and dial 7 or lower. It should fix it. Or buy a new one.

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I came here with the same problem but after finding no answers I checked the connection to the blanket and discovered that mine is unplugged! Check your connections and while you are at it make sure the wires aren't pinched or tucked under the mattress ( not an expected cause but things to be avoided for safety's sake). See if you have a bad connection or even mismatched controls.

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I also tried pushing and holding the on/off switches, both at the same time, for 3-5 seconds. It worked!

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  • David Sowby Jan 12, 2013

    I also tried pushing and holding the on/off switches, both at the same time, for 3-5 seconds. It worked!

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FF- loose contacts wiring. check all fuses and also wiring to your unit.

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