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Dreamland electric blanket not heating

Red light flashing continuously whenever its turned on. It doesn't heat up at all.

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  • Clive Holt Jan 07, 2009

    The red light flashes continuously and the blanket does not warm up. I have tried to contact Imetec via phone and their website. The recorded phone message says that they are closed for the Christmas holiday and will reopen on Tuesday 6th January - that was yesterday and the same message was recived today. The web site www.imetec.co.uk shows a blank screen. Have Imetec become a casualty of the current financial problems?

  • Anonymous Jan 07, 2009

    is it a bug?
    I hav ethe same problem, can't find any dreamland website or manual...

  • Anonymous Jan 10, 2009

    Same problem and sourced a replacement from e-bay seller...same problem with the replacement. Various message boards highlight as a widespread issue and share the comments re contacting Imetec i.e. you cant!

  • teddy_82 Jan 19, 2009

    I would be very interested if someone finds a solution as my blanket has the same problem with the controller.

  • Anonymous Jan 21, 2009

    i have the the same problem as dinosur posted by derry my red light keeps flickerring but dosn't heat up..

  • Anonymous Jan 22, 2009

    I have the same problem, have looked in the instruction manual for a fix, and searched Google for other websites which offer a workaround without any luck.

  • finleysmum Jan 22, 2009

    I have the same problem.  I have just seen this website that says some have been recalled,  so I will go and look if ours is one of the dodgy ones!

    http://www.e-repair.co.uk/notices.htm#10


  • rainingcats Jan 22, 2009

    Yes same problem - one side working other side control flashes and doesnt heat up.

  • Anonymous Jan 31, 2009

    Me too - blanket was left on and light flashed now light flashes all the time. Maybe about 18 months old

  • Anonymous Jan 31, 2009

    we bought a dreamland soft fleece heated mattress cover for christmas for my mother and she now says sometimes the controller light flashes and there is no heat - but not every time.

    sueallan

  • Anonymous Jan 31, 2009

    we bought a dreamland soft fleece heated mattress cover for my mother for christmas and she now says sometimes the controller light flashes and there is no heat - but not every time.

    sueallan

  • Anonymous Mar 10, 2009

    Yep, same problem. Come on Dreamland sort it out!

  • Anonymous Apr 26, 2009

    I think we have a damaged Imetec Dreamland controller. We have a double so I could try swapping the controllers. With the other controller it heats, of course. I have tried to take it apart, but unfortunately only by damaging the hooks that holds it. there are four of them, and in principle they could be pushed from the side outward: get inside with a screwdriver under about 30 deg and try to find the hook, it a plastic thing with slopy head...I couldn't do that without damaging the hooks...You may be luckier or better diy person.

    After that i'll check if the fixed fuse alive or not... (but at the moment my multimeter doesn't work, battery ended...)

    Instead of contacting Dreamland I decided to try fixing it because I simply cannot find any contact to Dreamland...There are pprobably hundreds of websites containing the word dreamland...

    Anyone have a website address?

    Thanks

    Zoltan

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Yes we had an electric duvet from this company and it stopped working. Was replaced very kindly and no fuss by John Lewis and the same thing happened. (They had said they wouldn't replace again) . Spoke to the company but the woman was very rude. Said that if we lived in a rural area that was our tough luck basically. (A power surge or something). I don't think that's acceptable but we have given up on it now. I think there are 'known' issues with these products that are beingswept under the carpet.

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Http://www.dimpco.ie/ links to imetec

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Dreamland gave us a free replacement King/dual blanket to replace a dud one 4 or 5 years ago - my side of the 'new' one only ever worked intermittently - now the red light only flashes twice each 5 seconds and ... no heat!! Now I can't find their e-mail/address. Sacre bleu!!

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I had the same problem, after opening the casing by breaking off the internal hooks, I bridged out the controller completely by unsoldering the blue wire (must be that one) at the blanket end of the controller, and linking from the now free blue wire to the other blue wire on the mains input end. The blanket will now be on maximum heat all the time without any timer or heat control, so you should only use it with an external timeswitch. I used a tyrap to keep the casing together.

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You can get a new controller off e bay, thats what i did'

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I bough a dreamland king size electric back in July as a present for my son at xmas but when I tried it out today it is not working.Unfortunately the chemists shop- Allianze in Dromara shut down and Boots took it over what comeback have I

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