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Electric blanket controls are blinking. do I need to replace

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electric blanket controls are blinking. do I need to replace both controls?
JA: How old is the system in question? And have you consulted an electrician yet?
Customer: no
JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?
Customer: yes
JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?
Customer: no
Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Electrical
Expert:  Mike G. replied 4 months ago.

Hi, I'm Mike and I'll be assisting you. Please stand by while I review your question.

Expert:  Mike G. replied 4 months ago.

The first thing I suggest is taking the blanket to another room and plugging it in to see if it still is blinking. This will show if the blanket or the outlet is the problem. Let me know the results.

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
used extension cord from next outlet and it was ok, then reinstalled in original outlet, now is ok seems to be working now, should I anticipate replacing control[s]?
Expert:  Mike G. replied 4 months ago.

The reason for checking it in a different outlet was to see if the control or the outlet was the problem. If it starts blinking again repeat the suggestion. You may have a bad connection in the outlet that causes the issue.

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