A sunbeam electric blanket will keep you warm on a cold night. But what happens when it stops working? The best way to troubleshoot the product is to look at the blinking lights. But what do those blinking/flashing lights mean? Are they a good thing or a bad thing?
Sunbeam Electric Blanket Blinking/Flashing High – Why?
If the blanket is blinking, the thermostat settings are probably incorrect. If the thermostat settings are fine, you should check the power supply. A problem with the power supply can cause blinking
Look at the controller. Is it secure in the blanket’s module? Is it damaged?
You can solve most power supply and thermostat issues by resetting the blanket.
The same cannot be said for problems associated with the heating wires inside the blanket.
A broken wire can create an open circuit.
You can damage the wires by washing and drying the blanket in the wrong way.
For instance, placing the blanket in a washer and dryer can ruin the heating fibers.
In many cases, the blinking/flashing is innocent. It simply means that the sunbeam electric blanket needs to be reset.
But if the blanket is still blinking after being reset, you should consider other options. It should be noted that all the problems mentioned above can stop the blanket from working.
In other words, you can’t afford to simply ignore the blinking light.
Sunbeam Electric Blanket Blinking F – Why?
If the control panel is showing a flashing or blinking ‘F’, there is an issue with a power supply or connection error.
Is the power cord connected to the banket? What about the wall outlet?
If the power cord is not connected to a wall outlet, the control panel will flash F.
If the cord is detached from the blanket, you will see a flashing ‘F’ error.
Have you attempted to reset the blanket?
In many cases, a flashing ‘F’ shows that the blanket requires resetting. You can do this by unplugging the cord from the wall and the blanket.
Wait twenty minutes before plugging the cord into the blanket. Wait a few more minutes before plugging the cord into the wall outlet.
Sometimes, you can damage the wires by either washing and drying the blanket roughly or allowing the cord to get tangled. Additionally, while trying to unravel a tangled cord can also damage the wires.
If a blanket has a faulty cord, wiring, or EOC, consult a professional. They will determine whether or not the blanket has to be repaired or replaced.
The easiest way to determine the cause of a Flashing ‘F’ is to reset the blanket. Unplug the cord from the outlet, plug the control securely into the module, and then plug the blanket back into the wall outlet. Switch the blanket on. If it works, the blinking ‘F’ was a sign that the blanket had to be reset.
If it doesn’t work, consult a professional. They will investigate the blanket to find an alternative cause.
Sunbeam Electric Blanket Flashing F2 – Why?
- Flashing ‘F2’ error on a blanket means that it is not receiving enough current because the cord is not secure in the wall outlet or the module of the blanket.
- A miscommunication between the controller and the banket can cause this error as well.
A flashing ‘F2’ error simply means that the product has identified a problem.
Try resetting the blanket by disconnecting it from a power source for a few minutes and then plugging it back in. In many cases, this is enough to fix the issue.
Before you reset the blanket, check the connections. Make sure they are secure. That includes the plug in the wall outlet and the power cord’s connection to the blanket. If the sunbeam blanket is flashing because it can’t get enough power, making the connections more secure will fix the problem.
Swapping the controllers also may fix the problem
In some cases, the blanket in question just requires a few adjustments. In others, you have to replace it. A technician can determine a suitable solution.
If your local technician cannot identify the problem, call the sunbeam customer support line. They know their product better than anyone else. They may identify a more effective solution.
Flashing Red Light On Sunbeam Electric Blanket – Why?
- The blanket is either getting no power or insufficient power. This can happen in situations where the power cord is either not plugged into the wall outlet or isn’t secure in the wall outlet.
- Check the connection between the power cord and the blanket. If it is loose, it can prevent the blanket from working, causing the red light to blink.
- A faulty controller can cause the red light to flash.
Troubleshooting Red Light
1). Resetting the sunbeam blanket is enough to fix the blinking light. This involves unplugging the power cord from the wall outlet and plugging it back in. In some cases, you have to wait for a few minutes before plugging the cord back into the outlet.
2). Gently tag on the connection between the cord and the blanket. Make sure it is secure.
3). Visually inspect the blanket for signs of damage. If you find signs of damage, call a professional. They will tell you whether or not the damage can be fixed. If they can’t fix the blanket, you should consider getting a new blanket.
Sunbeam Electric Blanket Flashing F1 – Why?
Flashing F1 error on a sunbeam blanket’s control panel is due to the bad connection between the power cord and the blanket. If that connection is loose, the control panel will flash an F1 warning to let you know that something is wrong.
You can acquire additional clarification by looking at the manual. It should contain all the error codes and what they mean.
You can eliminate the F1 error by resetting the blanket. This is a simple matter of unplugging the control to the module and reconnecting it. You should also consider removing and then pushing the power cord back into the wall outlet.
Once you turn the sunbeam blanket back on, the flashing F1 error will disappear.
2). Professional Assistance
With some blankets, you have to reset them again and again before they work. If yours has been reset several times but has refused to work, contact sunbeam’s customer support staff. They will provide the proper guidance. They may suggest a few options you did not try.
Take advantage of the repair and replacement warranty.
Sunbeam Electric Blanket Flashing E – Why?
If you have a sunbeam electric blanket with a flashing E, more than likely, the power cord is either disconnected from the blanket or the connection is loose.
A Flashing E error code rarely appears in sunbeam electric blankets. You are more likely to see the code in brands like the Sealy Electric Blanket where it refers to a bad heating element.
When you contact Sunbeam’s customer support staff, the first thing they will tell you is to check the connection between the power cord and the blanket. If it is loose, pushing the cord in to make the connection firm. Check the connection to the wall outlet as well.
If all the connections are secure but the control is still flashing E, reset the blanket. Most error codes are designed to tell you that something is wrong. And most of those error codes will go away once you reset the blanket.
You can do this by disconnecting and reconnecting the blanket to a power source. Once you turn the blanket on, the error code should disappear. If it doesn’t, try resetting the blanket a few more times.
In some cases, you can get positive results by waiting a few minutes before you reconnect the blanket. If everything fails, and the blanket has stopped working, call the sunbeam customer support line or any technician that can diagnose the blanket.
Flashing E2 – Why?
- The temperature of the blanket is too high
- You have a loose connection between the blanket and the control box
- The Control box is not connected to a wall outlet
Troubleshooting Flashing E2
1). Reset the blanket by disconnecting and reconnecting the power cord.
2). Check the plug for recessed pins. You can use pliers to carefully fix them
3). Make the loose connections firm
4). Make sure the plug isn’t reversed
Flashing FF – Why?
According to Sunbeam, a Flashing FF signifies gradient controls and warming.
1). You can remove the FF sign by resetting the blanket.
2). Make sure the connection between the control and the module is firm.
Flashing Timer Off – Why?
Make sure the control has a secure connection to the module. Otherwise, the lights won’t be on. In many cases, the blanket isn’t even connected to a power source.
Troubleshooting Flashing Timer Off
1). Connect the power cord to the blanket and wall outlet.
2). Check all the connections. They should be firm and secure.
Sunbeam Electric Blanket Won’t Stop Blinking – Why?
A blinking light on a sunbeam electric blanket is supposed to disappear once you reset it and secure all the connections. If yours won’t stop blinking, you have to consider the possibility that the wires on the inside are damaged or the controller is faulty.
Sunbeam Heated Blanket Blinking Yellow Light – Why?
The light normally blinks because you have to reset the blanket. If resetting doesn’t work, check the connections between the power cord and the wall outlet, and the power cord and the blanket. They should be secure.
Sunbeam Heated Blankets Blinking Orange – Why?
A blinking light normally points to a power issue, that is to say, either the current is insufficient or the plug is disconnected from the controller. It could also mean that the connections are loose.
Sunbeam Electric Blanket Controller Blue Light Flashing – Why?
A blinking or flashing light shows that the blanket should be reset. If resetting has failed to fix the problem, check all the connections. Make sure they are secure. Otherwise, you should think about contacting Sunbeam’s customer support staff.