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Sunbeam Safe & Sound Quilted Elec Blanket
Our old electric Sunbeam blanket suddenly died after many years of good service. As we missed the mid year sales we had to pay full price in September. Our son had purchased a new electric blanket 2 years prior and as his was working well we decided to buy a similar type. The new model has many new features such as 9 heat settings and a timer control (the previous one only had 3 heat settings and had to be turned off manually), detachable and dual controls, cosy feet heating and a fitted design. No problems as of this date.
Winter times with it is like icetime in Alaska cold and painfull
Nobody can be without this electric blanket even it is your last power for the night your will have power to carry on the next morning without pain in your legs ext because your warm
What a dud!
Bought this electric blanket today as I had the same one for years but had to get a replacement after a house fire (not caused by the blanket). I should have known there was a problem when the sales assistant told me if it stops working to swap the controller over to the other side and if it still doesn't work then it's just the controller. Well he was right! Didn't like the look of it as soon as I took it out of the box. The cover looks more polyester than the old one I had so that was already a disappointment. Then put the thing on the bed an...d plugged it in, first side fine, other side didn't work. How annoying! Got it for my daughter's bed so she could be warm on the coldest week so far this year but guess she'll have to wait til next weekend when I can get to the store again to exchange it. Not happy!!
Fails too quickly.
I've bought Sunbeam for the last few years and, while they heat quickly and well, they break down relatively quickly too. I like them but having to strip the bed and return the product is a drag. When it gets cold, I just want to be able to trust the warmth of my bed..
- Sleep Perfect Quilted King (BL5471)
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Beaut ... until they die. Thank heavens for 3 year warranty!
King Bed size purchased from David Jones, Kotara (NSW). My first comment is KEEP YOUR RECEIPT! From my experience and that of most of the reviewers, you'll need it. For my next comment, let me say that I've found the people at both Sunbeam and the retailer, David Jones, to be genuine and sympathetic in helping me.
Thirdly, while this blanket works it is supreme! Heats up quick, simple controls, washable (I've not had one long enough yet to try this), comfortable and with two elements readily allows both sides to achieve their comfort ind...ependently. My fourth comment is that I suspect the root cause of the consistent product failures is a combination of an over-designed electrical safety system plus a poor attempt at building to the design at the factory and finally an absence of QA/QC at Sunbeam. This final point being that to ensure the product meets its design parameters, Sunbeam should have by now put into place some root cause analysis and product improvement processes to identify why this product doesn't seem to like the electricity supply or customer use. I'm losing count but I think the one I picked up as a warranty exchange from DJ's today is the fourth if I include the original purchase (I think). All have failed the same way. Work for a year or two. Then one day when I switch it on (twice at the beginning of the cold season after it has been turned off at the power point for - like - 8 months) it blinks infuriatingly at me in a message that says "The controller is not connected to the element". And so far, only on my side of the blanket!! I've had the same experience of others in PR who get the arcing - crackling noise in the control power (on/off) switch. But I find most 'contact' switches around the house can do this anyway. A combination of dust and moisture. So this I don't find a big problem. Neither am I really concerned that this 240V electrical device that I sleep on and possibly perspire into is unsafe. Rather I suspect that all of the gee-whiz surge and overheating protection in the controller and/or element (blanket) is TOO sensitive.
Stay away from Sunbeam!
Here we go again - yet another Sunbeam electric blanket that has stopped working properly - after 12 months. And it is no use Sunbeam commenting on this post - as I have seen in other reviews. I have contacted Sunbeam and been told to wait until next season (6 months) for a replacement!!! Decidedly unhelpful.
This time the controls were OK but the connector socket seemed to be at fault on one side of the queen size bed. All troubleshooting, in the manual, was carried out - to no avail. Only by swapping controls did we fine the fault
it is a comfortable item to sleep on but that's all
Power Switches Are Arcing when turning off
got this after our safe and sound model was replaced 18 months into warranty due to E2 faults on the controllers. so far i have tried 3 different blankets from the retailer, as the power switches on the controllers are Arcing when they are turned off, which is causing our touch lamps on the bedside tables to turn on/off or flash wildly. It appears to be a poorly designed power switch, as the arcing noise it makes is the same as a lightswitch when the contacts inside it have worn out. When i rang sunbeam they told me to unplug my touch lamps ...and try them overnight to see if this fixes the problem...... I then told them that the blankets made the same arcing noise when i tried them in the retailers store..... they had no answer for this. The timer also only has a 1 hour or 9 hour selection, where the old safe and sound model had 1/3/12 hours. I am afraid that the arcing noise will no doubt shorten the life of the blanket, as arcing can cause premature wearing of electrical contacts, and also generates electrical noise spikes which could damage the controllers or anything else plugged into the same circuit. Sunbeam recalled a previous myers model due to electrical problems which could cause a fire, i wonder if this model will get affected by a future recall for the arcing power switches.... Easy to use, comfortable. Power switches make an arcing or electrical sparking/bzzzzing noise when turning off. Only 2 timer selections
Questions & Answers
When I asked if it was the same as the quilt I meant is it a duvet inner or electric blanket?
Is this the same as the quilt? If it is where can we buy it in NZ
how to turn it on continuously
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