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When I plugged in the cord to the blanket, it displays a continuous blinking of the letter F

It does not heat up. It flashes the letter F. Nothing else happens.

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Sunbeams - blinking "F" means that the connection to the blanket was loose. Make sure you give it a good push to get the piece fully engaged.

Posted on Nov 26, 2014

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Q: What does "FF" mean on display of my control?
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Follow the instructions on the flag tag to reset the control or follow the steps below.
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