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My Sunbeam electric blanket controls blink when I plug the control cable into the blanket. I cannot turn the controls on or off.

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  • ponpilot Nov 24, 2008

    Same problem. When I turn either of the dual controls on any heat setting, within seconds it starts blinking, quits heating, and all control is lost at that point including turning it back off or changing the heat. The only solution I've found is unplug it, but as soon as you plug it back in and turn the blanket back on, same thing all over again. I've checked plugs, cables and all I see that could be checked. Nothing helps.

  • Anonymous Dec 12, 2008

    same problem.Control lights blink and blanket does not work anymore.Only used it for a month.

  • Anonymous Dec 12, 2008

    Happens to me too.

  • doane77 Jan 18, 2009

    I am having the same problem with a Sunbeam blanket. It it a single control fill size. The control is blinking on and off and will not respond. I tried the suggested hatd boot routine of unplugging from the main, unplugging the blanket from the line, re attaching and then re plugging into the main (wall outlet) Control seems to be restored.

  • beefguy Feb 24, 2009

    Mine just started blinking too. I have dual control. We checked everything we could check. We unplugged it from the wall and it didn't help. We couldn't figure out how to unplug it from the blanket. We have had it for only 3 months. We are just not using the side that blinks. Are you still using yours?

  • microb4 Mar 01, 2009

    Same problem. Dual control - one side works, other side blinks and does not heat. Have only been using it about a month. Way to go Sunbeam.

  • RLG SS May 11, 2010

    I have a fix for your electric blankets, the problem is it is not fully plugged in at the foot of the blanket. You must engage the plug past the point where it connects and snaps together. If it still does not work you might have to modify the plug. Just save off a little on the bottom so it will side further in and then you will have a good connection. It worked for me hopefully it will work for you.



    Russ

  • jimmynoodles Dec 09, 2010

    My new dog chewed the end of our 4 prong controls to our Sunbean electric Blanket. . .Just looking to buy a new 4 prong end or just a dual control unit. Where do I find this?. . .I tried everywhere. .

  • Loretta
    Loretta Dec 12, 2013

    I have the same problem..

  • Carol Clark
    Carol Clark Jan 06, 2014

    Exactly the same problem. I have also tried all of the above solutions without success. Nothing works.

  • Carol Clark
    Carol Clark Jan 06, 2014

    Exactly the same problem. I have also tried all of the above solutions without success. Nothing works.

  • Carol Clark
    Carol Clark Jan 06, 2014

    Exactly the same problem. I have also tried all of the above solutions without success. Nothing works.

  • Dorothy
    Dorothy Jan 08, 2014

    i had the same problem. we washed our heated blanket and hung it up to air dry. once it was dry we tried plugging it in, and the light on the controls just kept blinking on the highest setting. i tried everything to get it working again, i checked the connection on the module, i unplugged and plugged it back in at the wall plug-in. i couldnt get it working even i clearly followed the washing instructions according to the label correctly. Eventually i got so frustrated with it that i just gave up, unplugged it and walked away. However a little later i decided to go back and check it again, just in case, and all of the sudden it starts working again! It was a pain but im glad it started working again at least.

  • Mike Duke
    Mike Duke Feb 09, 2017

    Same deal but only one side works. The other side keeps blinking

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Same problem, but now it is ok.  I emailed Sunbeam and was told that if my blanket was not plugged directly into a wall outlet it was not getting enough power and I needed to plug it into a wall outlet taking these steps:
1) Unplug from the surge protector/extension cord 2) Unplug from the blanket 3) Plug back into the blanket 4) Plug into a wall outlet

Posted on Dec 22, 2008

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    bubbandakker Mar 12, 2014

    There cannot be a surge protector or plug extender on the same outlet as the blanket plug. Additionally, once you unplug the blanket plug you have to wait a full 5 minutes for the system to reset before plugging it back into the blanket. :).

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My electric blanket blinks only on one side and I can not turn it off what di I need to do?

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YEAH! Unplug from the wall . wait 10 seconds, HOLD DOWN POWER LEVEL SELECTOR BUTTON & plug back in! Set on LoW 10 minutes , pray & Go*

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My sunbeam electric blanket also blinks and I cannot turn it off. ??.

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Russ is right shave off a little on the bottom i did an it works thanks alot russ

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Unplugged from wall outlet, then unplugged from bed. plugged back into wall outlet then back into the bed...works fine now.

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In all honesty get a different blanket..my pad did the saem thing and I received a 2nd degree burn across my belt line.

Checek the internet, and you'll see how many suits have been filed against Sunbeam for the same things as far back as 2003.....might be worth getting rid of the blanket

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I have just encounted the same problem one side works the other side blinks have tried every thing and its still wont work way to go sunbeam create blankets that make us cold

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First, we had a Sunbeam that lasted 8-years - now we have boughtTHREE
different blankets (all Sunbeam) and could not get any of them to
work (permanently) Lights stay on, F-2 is on and unplugging and
starting over only lasted a few hour and we were back to the
same proglem - will try to find a different brand

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Well for those who still get the blinking light on the controller, make sure the plug that goes into the blanket is pushed in....all the way! Then voila! No more blinking light.

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I have tried all of these and my blanket controller still blinks and my blanket will not heat up. It's new and never been washed or anything I just got it for Christmas
This is the kind I have
My Sunbeam electric blanket controls - 3_16_2017_4_43_41_am.jpg

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What I did was this.....
1. Unplug from the wall and from the bed spread.
2. Wait 30 seconds then plug into the wall but not the bed first.
3. Then plug into the bed correctly, there is a wrong way.
4. then on main controller hold the power on button for ten seconds then let off.
5. Then on second controller hold power button for ten seconds then let off.
6. That is a hard reset and now should work accordingly.

Tip.
Do not use a surge protector.
Do not use an extension cord.
Do not run cords in between box and main mattress. Instead run underneath the bed.
Do not allow cords to become pinched in any way.

Enjoy

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Unplug at wall, reconnect shpould do it. It must have "read" between wall and blanket plug that interferes with be boot, so just kill power throughout entire line, restart good luck, works for me twice now.

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