I am not sending it in, when I thought it was a scam prior to reading all the posts, now I know it is a scam. I am for holding their feet to the fire. What is wrong with these blankets? I'm on a fixed income. Cancel Submit. This is the second year of use; the control comes on on one side of the bed, voluntarily. Check that the control is tightly connected to the module in the blanket. After the Blanket dried fully I plugged it back in. I've had it for about 4 months. Be safe. Wishing it was working today in this 1 degree weather which is record cold for my area. My blanket was fine for a couple of weeks and now I have the blinking. Faulty merchandise, and not making amends in some way is not a good business decision. It worked great for 2 weeks. RIDICULOUS SUNBEAM! Once I plugged it directly into the wall outlet it stopped blinking, but resumed the blinking after about 30 seconds. I pulled out 2 other old throws I've had for years (one sunbeam and the other one a biddeman. Locate the controls without unfolding the blanket. If you notice that the controller’s light for your Beautyrest heated blanket is flashing, it might be a sign of a problem. I hate spending another 80$ on another heated pad. I just put mine on as it is minus 20 here in Ontario and it is blinking. Both controllers are blinking. I can't afford another one. Blanket purchased from Alco. 4 Votes. Company wants you to try plugging, unplugging in certain sequence, bottom line the product is defective. This is an example of "made in China" and why we should bring manufacturing home AND all of us be willing to pay a little more per item so our fellow Americans can have jobs. I can't say how long this "fix" will work, but it worked today. I need it to help with my arthritis. I will not give up. If novisual damage is found, unplug the system from wall outlet. Shame, as I paid a lot for it thinking it to be a superior product. I put it on the bed two days ago and all it will do is blink. After years of not being used, they fired up toasty warm within minutes. What now? However, it is a snowstorm, I need the blanket to heat due to Restless Leg Syndrome and poor circulation. I plugged it into the wall, then the blanket... KNOWING that I was going to get winked at. If the plug or cord is obviously damaged, you can probably repair that. Check the connector on the blanket and make sure you have not plugged it in backwards. Member of Militant Internet Forum Requests Plane Hijacking Manual. Biddeford Plush Electric Blanket Manual - tibivanze Ok, this happened to me. I hope this will work for most if not all of us with Sunbeam Blanket Woes. Find. this is a fire hazard. Same problem with my queen size electric blanket. Trying to get warrenty is a farse !!! This Is The New eBay. I unplugged both, then unplugged both at the connection to the blanket. No Membership Fee. Sunbeam should definitely recall and give consumers their hard earned money back if they cannot provide quality merchandise. I wish I could find a better replacement for this throw. Nothing happened to it while stored. A good $300.00 of money down the drain! this is the second on this year . Just pulled my blanket out and it was used one season and then the next i used it for the winter the controls are blinking and not heating up. I will try some of the pointers on here. whatan inferior product !! This is a big let down completely and companys should stand behind thier products but by the sounds of it am going to have to do without completely which is not good as is typical with qauntity and not quality of products made these days . My blanket did the same as a lot of others. I have had my twin control mattress heated pad for about 4 or 5 years. Never got response on warrenty claim !!! now i am fearful of using it too heat up a bed or couch because these three things could burst into flames in no time at all and set fire to my home in no time if left unattended for any short period of time . I have the same issue. Second, check that the control is properly connected to the module. Unplug the power cord from the wall outlet. Now the left control steadily blinks on high and will not change or power off unless unplugged. How sad when you google a name like Sunbeam and discover that it no longer has the reputation it once did. Click on the link to see the full complaint. Is there any way to replace the controls? So the proper step now is to trash the blanket and get a new one. Last year I broke down and bought a duel control Sunbeam. FREE Shipping by Amazon. was in basement rest of fam upstairs and went an got my mom, bed was half destroyed bit burned on 1 foot an the other shin, but my right hand with esp 3 fingers got quite blistered, funny didnt hurt right away, just wish i had kept to myself that i could right just as well as a lefty as I did as a righty but then they did see me using both so no excesses not to do school work, SO DONT TRUST FLASHING LIGHTS AND WELL DO I EVER TRUST TO USE AGAIN AS HEAT IS NICE IN -40 AND LOWER? I purchased this 3 years ago. Boy, have your standards lowered. Sir Sparks : This flashing light is designed to notify you in the event that a problem hasbeen discovered by flashing the light on the control. I realized I pulled the plug from the blanket with it on. I have fibromyalgia and live in Michigan, it's cold and I hurt. I will never buy another one of these products again! My Queen size works for a short period and the left side controller starts blinking and has to be unplugged to make it stop. My side won't stop blinking. Anyone for a class action suit? Really upset. Needs to be forcefully plugged in to work. Then connect to the blanket connection. Ka KARA G Apr 27, 2014. What does that mean? Canadian here, got sunbeam mattress queen pad, worked well for a bit last year, now both controller's blinking at me and not working!! I hope it's still in the warranty, I'm very upset! Every single one of them stopped working after a month - 3 months!! By clicking Submit you are agreeing to the Complaints Board’s Terms and Conditions, libel by an internet troll, hooligan, well known alcoholic and shoplifter, Money taken from my credit card monthly without authorisation, Racist skinhead bullies exemplifies corporate culture at optum. © 2004-2020 ComplaintsBoard.com. Has anyone else encountered this problem? I thought the 1st one was just defective and it worked for a couple months .they started flashing .I bought another and it did the same thing after 1 month . Seems to be a very common theme here. Fir the price I shouldn't have this problem not impressed with this product. This blanket stayed on the guest bed, and was barely ever used. To do this, first unplug your product.23 Apr 2018, Electric blankets warm the bed through wires than run through the blanket. I'm not the most patient person, yet I did give it 3 hours of my time. Umm. Reply. It was still attached to the wall. Plug the power cord into a electrical outlet, turn the blanket "on" and set it to the highest setting. Seems like a lot of us have this same issue. Last year the control started blinking, I was able to fix it. Now it is acting up again no matter what I do, I have Fibromyalgia/Chronic pain and need heat to help me sleep when my meds aren't doing the job.