In addition, they allow you to turn down your heating system, which saves money on winter heating bills as well. The blinking light indicates an open circuit, most likely caused by a broken wire inside the blanket. Never use clothespins to secure the blanket to a drying line. Most electric heated blankets, to the surprise of many, can be washed in a machine and dried in a dryer. Fox paid 7-figure settlement over bogus conspiracy story, Chrissy Teigen gives first interview since pregnancy loss, David Maas, NBA halftime showman, dies of COVID-19, ER nurse: Some patients still think COVID-19 is a hoax, Education Dept. Copyright 2020 Leaf Group Ltd. / Leaf Group Media, All Rights Reserved. You wash the cover - not the the blanket itself. If there isn't electricity flowing into your washer you'll need to check your household electrical panel to see if any circuit breakers may have been tripped. To wash the blanket, set your machine to "delicate" and add a small amount of detergent. After washing the blanket for a few minutes, put it on a rinse cycle for 1 minute before giving it a full … If the problem is that the electric blanket never shuts off, then purchase a new blanket instead of trying to fix the old one. Make certain that the blanket hasn't shut off due to an automatic timer. Avoid bending the wires inside the blanket by making sharp folds, or placing heavy objects on top of it. I wash the blankets every so often and I don't know if that is why the blankets stop working, however, I read the instructions and it says that the blankets can be washed.