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Electric blanket control unit...repair required..WHO/WHERE?

Discussion in 'Appliances' started by Brian Lacey, 14 Sep 2017 at 10:32 AM.

  1. Brian Lacey

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    The control unit for our Homefront electric blanket .. 5 pin ACHPFD Aug 2011 .. has packed up. No life at all, not a flicker. Changing fuse made no difference. ebay chappie says if the unit is dead he can't repair it ! Homefront have no idea when a replacement unit will be available, if at all .. not a lot of use.
    So........
    Does anyone know of anywhere in the UK that can repair it ? It can be posted so no problem there. I have tried local outlets/electrical shops etc but no joy.
    Seems a shame to have to get a complete blanket just because the controller is broken.

    Cheers
    Brian.
     
  2. big-all

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    new one will be "X" pounds repair will be "X" plus "Y" plus postage :(
     
  3. Bosswhite

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    Chuck it out get a new one, Cheaper than paying for rebuilding a burnt down property or losing a life.
     
  4. bernardgreen

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    It is recommended to replace electric blankets after 5 or 10 years of use.

    Repair is not advisable other than by the maunfacturer who will know the critical components that require to be replaced like for like.
     
  5. Bosswhite

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    It is also recommended by Fire Safety that Electric Blankets should have a yearly Safety Check .
     
  6. JohnD

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    Sadly it's the wrong time of year for a half-price bargain.

    But they are not expensive now.

    A useful tip: perhaps to reduce cost, they now make them smaller. A Double will not reach the sides of a double mattress. But a King is a good fit.

    Examples:
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    https://www.tesco.com/direct/search-results/results.page?searchquery=electric%20blanket&catId=4294967294&icid=tescohp_sws-1_electric%20blanket
     

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