I just received an email about a mechanical problem with a Thumper massager
A gentleman was asking me if I knew the possible places to put a defective Thumper unit back in working order.
At that time, I had no answer for this individual (as a local repairer) but, while doing research on these percussion masseurs, I came across many critics who mentioned I do not know if these repairs are as simple for each model of massager, but the most common repair for the Thumper I own (MP2) seems to be with the switch and it seems to be a pretty easy solution.
Here are the instructions for correcting a faulty switch.
Mounting the switch on the Thumper Mini Pro – Problems:
- The sw the itch stopped working and it does not "click" between the settings, which prevents the device to be turned on or off.
- There is a long delay before the masseur begins to vibrate. Can this problem be fixed?
These two situations occur when the internal connections of the switch or the switch housing are defective or broken. I have the same model Thumper, the MP2, and experienced the same problem.
Correction of the problem:
First you want to check and see if the switch moves freely.
If the switch is stuck or stuck (not clicking), you will need to clean the switch connections and the switch housing (plastic part of the switch slips into) and then reinstall the switch.
Do not let the word "refit" scare you (it's just an awesome word for "putting it back together"), it's an easy job to do and you will not need to d & # 39; # 39; special tools, just a small flat head screwdriver and maybe a Phillips screwdriver should do the business; oh yes, and a little steel wool
What to do first:
First, the unit must be open and the panel behind the The switch must be cleaned and the connection must be rewired if it is not (and it is usually the case), the connection points must be cleaned.
Before unscrewing anything, try this first :
* Pry off the switch (actually it's a cover), you'll see the switch underneath.
Once you access the switch, take a cotton swab soaked in 91% alcohol and clean the contacts (keep in mind that there are several contacts
If the simple swab with alcohol does not matter, wrap some steel wool (a small rolled piece well and tight) and paste it into the switch openings that are clear on top. switch (when you have the switch open in front of you, this will make more sense).
With steel wool I Instead, take a small flat screwdriver and move the steel wool along the switch until you see that the contacts are clean.
Make sure to move the switch. switch to clean the lower contacts and down to access the
Let's see if it works:
It's pretty important:
You want to be sure and p Discard any excess wool particles from the switch before reassembling and testing the switch. 19659003] When you reconnect your Thumper Mini Pro, it should work like new in all three speeds
If you have problems or if it still does not work, please contact Thumper Inc. at 1
Return to the e-mail I received
Unfortunately, the switch does not Was not the problem with Mr. C's unit, his problem seemed a little more internal, then a dirty touch, but the pieces he needed were made available to him, he did not want to repair him Even the machines and it should not have told me that there were two Mini Pros who needed service and that you can imagine that shipping them to Canada and back is expensive.
He wanted to know if the shipping costs were exorbitant.
He received some electronic cards and various coins from the merchant that he visited but he did not want to repair them himself (if he could avoid it).
I told him that I had no deep mechanical problems with any of the two thumpers I own, just a minor switch problem, but on my site I've referred to a criticism where a guy had a little more than
I can understand not wanting to maintain the device yourself, but it's good to know that, if you stick to it, these are machines that can to be repaired by the owner (instead of being disposable) with good
I was aware that it was not much help, but I wish him the best of chances
My personal experience
Unfortunately, I could not help Mr. C with his problem, but I sympathize with him because I own two Thumpers myself and I do not know what to do. have never experienced
I do not like to have to spend unnecessarily money and a shipping expense in Ca nada and back for something that weighs 7 pounds is probably not cheap so I'm very happy that Thumper is ready to provide spare parts and instructions to restart my machine, I would really miss my Thumper's & # 39; s He had left for three weeks.
Looks like Mr. C would do it too, why else? would he have one of each? They were not doing exactly what they said they were doing and doing it well?