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Homemaker Electric Throw Rug Repair

By on August 10, 2017
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Just short repair article. I recently had trouble with a heated throw rug homemaker electric throw rug repair

I would be sitting watching the Tv setup to make a cuppa or let the cat in and come back. The throw rug had reset.

 homemaker electric throw rug fix

Anyway I dropped the controller on the floor and noticed it had reset.

This got me thinking It may be dry joints. So I unscrewed, 4 torx no 10’s and it was apart.

 how to repair electric throw rug

Looked over the circuit board and noticed a cap had no solder on it and the lead was too short (not poking out of the hole).

 how to fix electric throw rug

close up of missing solder repair homemaker electric throw rug

So I resoldered the offending Capacitor and an electrolytic as well. electric throw rug circuit board

I then put it all back together and did a drop test and it all good.

 fixing electric throw rug

I wonder how this got through the QC department as the soldering looks like it was done by hand except the smd components.


This article was contributed by Lee Davey from Hobart Tasmania Australia. He has been doing repairs on electronics and PC’s for around 30 years.

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  1. Parasuraman

    August 10, 2017 at 7:28 pm

    I don't even know what this device is!

  2. Albert

    August 10, 2017 at 9:35 pm

    Fast and easy done repair. Never heard about a Electric Throw Rug before though (Likely because English is not my native language being Dutch). Just looked it up and saw that it is a heated blanket we at a cold wintertime put in our beds to keep warm. I always wondered how they are safe without getting electrocuted since the heater wires are woven directly into the textile fibre. And there is no safety transformer last time I checked. Once my blanket almost caught fire because there was a overheated black spot visible from a bad connected heater wire. And it is even stranger that the blankets are also washable. Thanks for the article.

    • Robert Calk

      August 11, 2017 at 1:47 am

      I'm hot natured and have never used a heated blanket myself.

  3. Robert Calk

    August 11, 2017 at 1:48 am

    Good job, Lee. What is a "cuppa"?

  4. Charles

    August 11, 2017 at 2:58 am

    Brilliant repair well done

  5. Henry

    August 11, 2017 at 7:57 am

    Throw Rug and Cuppa are just good old Australian colloquials.
    Easily recognised in the land Down Under but may be a bit puzzling to others.
    And Cuppa simply means Cup of coffee or tea.

  6. Yogesh Panchal

    August 11, 2017 at 10:34 pm

    well visual inspection Mr.Lee

  7. Tito

    August 13, 2017 at 10:39 pm

    Well done for the good job sir

  8. Humberto

    August 16, 2017 at 1:54 am

    Well done. Congratulations


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