How to Troubleshoot a Sealy Heating Blanket

When the mercury in the thermometer drops and nights get chilly, electric heating blankets are an option. Sealy, a company which produces beds, mattresses and sleeping accoutrements, offers a variety of electric heating blankets. If your Sealy heating blanket is not working to your liking, troubleshoot the device using some tips and techniques.

Avoid a three-dog night and use an electric blanket instead.
  1. Check the wall socket where the heating blanket is plugged in. Make sure the blanket is plugged in fully. If the wall socket is attached to a wall switch or light dimmer, check that the switch is in the "On" position and the dimmer switch is turned up all the way. If it's still not working, plug the blanket into a different outlet to make sure it's not the outlet itself causing the problem.
  2. Turn the blanket around to find the plug and cord off the blanket heating coils. Push the plug and coil together to make sure the connection is solid.
  3. Pick up the heat control dial and make sure it's turned to the "On" position and that your setting is at the desired rate of heat.

About the Author

A former Alaskan of 20 years, Eric Cedric now resides in California. He's published in "Outside" and "Backpacker" and has written a book on life in small-town Alaska, "North by Southeast." Cedric was a professional mountain guide and backcountry expedition leader for 18 years. He worked in Russia, Iceland, Greece, Turkey and Belize. Cedric attended Syracuse University and is a private pilot.

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