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Electric blanket error code

Hello, got an electric blanket, goes from setting to a flashing code of ff within 5 secs, cant get rid of or operate at that point

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  • IOPBEACHBUM Nov 09, 2008

    Have Sunbeam twin electric blankets. Just pulled them out for the winter. When I plugged them in, all I get is FF. They won't do anything else. No warmth and can't set. Any help you can give me would be wonderful! Thanks!!!

  • Anonymous Dec 16, 2008

    mine shuts off in the middle of the night with an FF error...damn cold!



  • dgnaples Dec 26, 2008

    I have a King Size Sunbeam electric blanket. It has started flashing F2 and will not heat. I can clear this by unplugging the blanket from the wall plug. However, the error is back within a day or two. This error does not affect the other side which is still working fine.

  • plamza1016 Jan 15, 2009

    F2 will not clear my Blanket

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    cwr_music Mar 18, 2015

    Your plug is not pushed in all the way. These can be fussy. Try again. Or unplug, wait & try again. PUSH HARD until it makes good contact. If it's still having problems, could be the contacts are not connecting.

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    cwr_music Mar 18, 2015

    REad this other person's answer:

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    cwr_music Mar 18, 2015

    My new blanket works great. Then I changed my sheets and would get the F2 problem. Very consistent after 5 tries with F2 blinking by unplugging at wall outlet and comes on with F2 blinking. Let it rest a night and still the same. Then I unplug it at the blanket. Hmm, notice a pin was lower than the others. PUSH BACK IN FIRM and tried again. Perfect.

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    Chance Lesley Nov 25, 2016

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My new blanket works great. Then I changed my sheets and would get the F2 problem. Very consistent after 5 tries with F2 blinking by unplugging at wall outlet and comes on with F2 blinking. Let it rest a night and still the same.

Then I unplug it at the blanket. Hmm, notice a pin was lower than the others. PUSH BACK IN FIRM and tried again. Perfect.

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    Marion Davis May 04, 2014

    I had the same problem with flashing f 2. I unplugged it at the blanket and reconnected it. Nothing happened so remembering that many changes to a computer require restarting I unplugged it and replugged it and now works fine.

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    Greg Ottmar Feb 24, 2015

    F2 code. tried unplugging and re plugging many times. When the control unit is unplugged from the blanket I get a F2 code. When I put a meter on the control unit control unit works fine. Ran a continuity check on the blanket. No continuity. So it must be a broken wire in the blanket.

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    Nancy Saylor Dec 04, 2015

    Works perfectly now! I wonder what the point of the shorter pin is anyway?

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The fix is buy another brand blanket!!

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Sunbeam wouldn't even warrenty it :( $300 blanket WTF! Removed circuit board inside of blanket and designed and built a new one. The electrical components they used ARE NOT WATERPROOF! As an electrical engineer I would have choked the guy who designed that ****. Build a high quality circuit board or have a professional do it. Cost about $4.00 and a half hour.

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    Arthur Walton Nov 12, 2014

    This guy is 100% correct. I was getting the F2 error code and resetting it wouldn't fix anything. Ohming out the circuit revealed that the power input prongs had become disconnected from the rest of the circuit board. I had to add the red wires shown in the picture and now it works great again. This was after only one winter and without washing it. I am afraid of what the corrosion on that circuit board will look like once I have to wash it.

  • Sherri Swan
    Sherri Swan Oct 20, 2015

    I have not been able to use mine for 2 years because of a flashing "E" that will not go away. Would you have a suggestion for this old lady who lives alone and has Fibromyalgia? I really need this heat almost all year long. I have not washed it since I only used it a few months.

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My plug on the end of the blanket was in tight however it was upside down! Now it works! Masterful "blond" got 'er done! ;o)

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The error message I kept getting was "F2".
I checked the connection (blanket to the 4 prong connector) and it was unplugged. Reconnected it and made sure it was snug and the error message went away.

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I am a handyman, I have had the same issue with my Sunbeam blanket as well. After several disconnect and reconnect, F2 would NOT go away and I almost went to say WTF. However, I have a solution for you all.
1. Disconnect the power to the blanket
2. wrap one lair of foil paper around the short pin
3. Plug in the connector (you can only plug it in one way with the large notch on bottom left)
4. Push the connector into the pins in the blanket really tight.
5. Whala.. no more F2...
Hope it helps.
Any questions, you can contact me at " the_housedoctor@att.net"

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Http://www.sunbeam.com/manuals.aspx?section=bedding

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  • pvasa Nov 21, 2010

    The real fix is unplug-replug-turn on- set at 7 or lower. When you set at 8.9, or H it gets too hot and gives FF error. Its the fix.

  • Scott Fletcher Mar 30, 2014

    No The real Fix is not buy China

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