Do you know the feeling of sinking into your bed and then slowly rising back up again? You sink because you have an air mattress, but the unique property of this type of bed is that they need to be pumped up now and then. This can also happen if you let the mattress deflate entirely before using it again. If you’ve owned an air mattress for a while, there’s a good chance that, at some point, you may have experienced problems with its pump. It is inevitable; that all pumps will fail sooner or later. An air mattress pump is not complex mechanical equipment, so even if it breaks down, there aren’t too many things that could go wrong with it. Read on to learn more about why your air mattress pump stopped working and how you can solve this problem.
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There Is Too Much Restriction In the Pump Shaft
When air is pumped into the mattress, it is forced through the pump. The pump shaft is the part that the air travels through. If this part is blocked with hair or lint, it will restrict the airflow and stop the pump from working correctly. To avoid problems, you must clean out the pump shaft regularly and ensure it is free of obstruction. If you notice that the pump is working harder than usual to get air through, there may be a buildup of hair or lint inside the pump shaft. You can clean it out using a pair of pliers or tweezers. You’ll need to remove the pump head first to get at the shaft. If the shaft is completely blocked, you will have to disassemble the pump, clean the parts, and put it back together again.
The Hose Is Broken Or Kinked
Using an electric pump, the hose that carries the air from the pump to the mattress may have become kinked or broken over time. The pump may still be working, but the air isn’t making it to the bed. If the hose has a split in it or if it has been bent out of shape, this will most likely lead to a break in the line. If the hose is made of plastic, it will crack over time and develop a permanent crack. If it is made of rubber, it will become brittle and break. A broken or kinked hose can be replaced, but it is much easier to avoid this problem in the first place. To prolong the life of your hose, make sure that you store it in a dry place away from any sharp objects.
The Motor Has Burnt Out
If the motor fails, it will simply stop working. You will have to replace it. Unfortunately, it is not possible to repair a motor. There are a few things that can cause the motor to fail. If the motor is not grounded correctly, it can build up a static charge and then suddenly discharge, damaging the motor. This is why you usually get rubber mats with air mattress pumps. Another possible cause of motor failure is overheating. If your pump is running too long or too high, it can overheat. If your motor overheats, it will repair itself. It will automatically shut off when it gets too hot and will be fine when it cools down again.
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The Pressure Gauge Is Faulty
The pressure gauge is the part of the pump that measures how much air is in the mattress. If you notice that the pump has stopped working, check the gauge to see if it is working. If the needle on the gauge is stuck or broken, you will need to replace the pressure gauge. If the needle is moving, but the pump is not working, you may need to replace the entire pump. If you want the gauge to do its job correctly, make sure that you clean it regularly. If you notice that the gauge is no longer working, you will need to replace it.
You Pumped Too Much Air Into Your Mattress
The air mattress pump has a maximum capacity. If you exceed this, you will cause the pump to overheat, or the motor will burn out. If you notice that the pump has stopped working, you should release some air from the mattress and see if the pump starts working again. If the pump is no longer working, you need to buy a new one.
The Mattress Has A Hole In It
If your mattress has a big bubble in the middle, you have to patch the hole or replace it. You should patch the hole before letting out the air. If you don’t want to patch the hole, you can let the air out slowly until the bubble disappears.
The Pump Is Broken
If the pump has been working fine for a long time and suddenly stops working, there may be a problem with the pump. The most common cause of a broken pump is clogged up with lint. You just have to clean out the pump. If the problem persists, you will have to replace the pump.
You’re Using The Wrong Type Of Pump.
If you bought a pump designed for a different purpose, it is possible that it just doesn’t work with your mattress. Some pumps are designed for more minor things like camping mattresses, and others are designed for more critical things like inflatable boats. Using a boat pump on your air mattress will probably work, but it will be very inefficient and tiring. You should use a pump designed for an air mattress. If you’re using an electric pump, make sure that it is the correct voltage. It’s also good to check the reviews and see what other people are saying about the pump.
An air mattress pump isn’t complex mechanical equipment, so there aren’t too many things that could go wrong. There are a few reasons why your air mattress pump may not be working correctly. If you have an electric pump, you must check the voltage for compatibility. Cleaning out the pump shaft regularly to avoid clogging. Finally, you should use a pump designed for an air mattress and ensure that it is the correct voltage.
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