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One side of my queen-size electric blanket no longer heats. I thought to reverse it because I only need the extra warmth on my side of the bed. But, the label indicates this should never be done. The blanket is about three years old - used only about two months out of the year and is carefully stored in a cool dry closet the rest of the time. When in use, it is placed between the top sheet and a light over blanket. Why does it make such a difference if I reverse it? Does this mean I have to consign it to the recycle bin? What a shame. It's in new condition but it's far too costly to ship it for repair. I live in Calgary,AB. Is there a repair location here in the city? Thank-you, Irene.

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One thing noone will do is recommend what the manufacturer recommends against. If a fire were to happen, well need i say more.

As far as repairing this its cheaper to replace it. You could put the connector to the side so either your lower or upper parts stay warm.

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