The time has come to inflate our air mattresses, but the battery-powered pump is not working.
Inflating an air mattress can quickly be done using a hand or foot pump, however, those take time and effort. Electric pumps are much faster and easier as they can inflate your airbed within minutes.
In this article, we will go into how you can inflate an air mattress with an electric pump yourself easily and fast without paying extra for the services of a repairman for something that does not work anymore or buying a new one.
Repairing Air Mattress With A Broken Pump –
The first step to repairing your bed is to find out what is wrong with it and why it is not working. If the pump turns on, but the mattress does not inflate, check to make sure that the power cord is plugged into an outlet.
It could also be that the plug itself needs to be replaced or that there is something wrong with the prongs or wires inside of it.
If you touch your hand to where the pump should be and feel air coming out, you know there is something wrong with either your hoses or adapters (the part where the hose plugs in).
Feel inside both parts for cracks which can cause leaks. Check them thoroughly because this will make it much harder to fix later on if they have too many holes from being cracked already.
If your hose has a hole in it, take a piece of duct tape and wrap it around the area that is leaking to create a seal. Make sure to remove any excess tape when you are done. Alternatively, you can use a hose clamp or any other kind of clamp designed to fix holes in hoses.
If there are no cracks after checking everything thoroughly, but there is still air coming out from your hand-held pump when it should be inflating, then your tubing may have been punctured somewhere along its length. To fix this problem, simply place a small patch over the hole using an air mattress repair kit.
Now that these problems have been taken care of you will just need to plug the bed back in and turn the pump on. You should be able to watch it inflate at a slow pace, but if it starts inflating much faster than this then something might be wrong with your inflation valve.
Your next step is to try plugging in another piece of tubing into the same pump that you just plugged into your bed because this could mean that the tube itself needs to be replaced.
If there are no problems after doing this, your inflation valve is broken and you will need to replace it so you can continue using your bed. Once everything works again, you will want to unplug all parts of the bed for safety reasons before letting go of any part of the hose or cord.
How To Replace Air Mattress Valve – Step by Step
When your air mattress valve is not working, it does not allow air to go in or out of the mattress. This problem can be fixed by simply replacing this part with a new one from an air mattress repair kit. After you have replaced your old valve with a new one, make sure that there are no leaks and check before using your bed again to make sure everything works properly.
Step 2: When Your Pump Is Broken –
If none of these previous steps fixed your bed’s problems, then there is a good chance that the pump itself is broken beyond repair and you will need to buy a brand new one. You may want to try buying a backup hand or foot pump for emergencies.
Make sure that your new pump is compatible with the valves on your bed. A lot of times, companies will use one type of valve for multiple pumps so you should be okay as long as the old pump works with it.
This might seem like a lot to go through just to fix something, but these are fairly common problems with air beds. While smaller problems are easy to take care of yourself, bigger issues may require professional help. However, none of the problems previously mentioned should cost too much money or more than an hour or two out of your day.
Q: What do I need to replace my air mattress valve with?
A: An air mattress repair kit should have everything you need for this job. You will receive your new valve as well as another piece of tubing, an inflation needle, and a size adapter, which you can use if needed.
Q: Why is it important that I fix these problems myself?
A: You don’t want to pay for professional repairs if you can take care of it by yourself. Plus, air mattress valves and tubes are pretty cheap compared to the cost of a new bed. This will save you lots of time and money in the long run.
Q: What should I do if my bed is not inflating?
A: One of the most common problems with air beds is that they start to lose air after a short amount of time. To fix this, you will need to check if your bed has any holes in it and repair them accordingly.
Q: How do I know when my pump needs to be replaced?
A: For the most part, pumps usually stop working after a year or so and it is always better to be safe than sorry. If you notice that your bed deflates much faster than usual, then this could mean that your pump does not work anymore and needs to be replaced.