Bought blanket about a month ago. Worked fine til last night when all I could get was the letter E. A number does show when turning on blanket but immediately goes to E.
We don't have the KNIT heated blanket, we have the Plush Fleece, and since both are BIDDEFORD usually E will mean the same for both blanket units.
My Husband, the Professional Plumber/Carpenter/Electrician has said to me many times to ALWAYS! ALWAYS! READ THE INSTRUCTION BOOK THAT COMES WITH YOUR ITEMS. THEY ARE FOR YOUR SAFETY, EASE, AND BENEFIT!
Do NOT check your book right now as my suggestions below should help you.
But For FUTURE questions, always check your Instruction booklet first. If you lost it, or never got your instruction book, you can check this brand online & get instructions for what to do when E appears.
AND/OR get a phone number to contact that company for a book, AND/OR instructions on what to do when E appears.
My Husband also said to me that on most electronic items, the E. or Flashing E, indicates an ERROR. (it does on our blanket, our clothes washer, & microwave.)
Don't get excited or upset when you see the E, it is simply there telling you there is an Error, and for you to find the Error.
Usually it is one of these 2 simple to fix things below:
1)First IMMEDIATELY check the BLANKET PLUG connection into the wall outlet; or wherever you plug into electricity. It should be securely plugged and not partially pulled out, etc. Sometimes making the bed, vacuuming, or pets under the bed, it gets pulled out partially making the E alert for you to see.
2) If that doesn't remove the E from the control display, then Immediately check each control cord's plug making sure each is plugged into the blanket securely and not partially hanging loose. Again, sometimes making the bed, vacuuming , or pets can bump the cords loosening them.
ALSO sometimes we mistakenly crissXcross the control cords making the control on our side of the bed, actually control the opposite side of the bed; and vice versa! So do make sure Your cord is going straight from Your control to Your side of bed plug in. AND the other side is correct also.
3)Never sleep directly over or under a heated blanket. It won't harm you electrically IF YOU FOLLOW THE SENSIBLE DIRECTIONS IN YOUR BOOK. BUT CAN POSSIBLY cause hot spots or burns over long periods of time directly on your exposed skin while on high heat levels.
Usually sleepers use a flat sheet over a blanket, and or a flat sheet under the blanket if using a bedspread above the heated blanket.. As long as some sort of bedding is bewtween your skin and the blanket & not left on Maximum heat for long times, you should be fine.
AGAIN! YOU MUST ALWAYS, ALWAYS, ALWAYS, READ YOUR INSTRUCTIONS/DIRECTIONS BOOK BEFORE USING ANY ELECTRICAL ITEM! .
I hope this has been of help to you and others when E happens on digital item controls.
Date published: 2017-02-11