Air beds can leak from any of the components, and may cost from less than $25 up to several hundred dollars to repair, but before you can fix it you need to know what part is actually leaking. By going through this list step by step you can pinpoint exactly what component needs repair or replacement.
- First pump up the leaky chamber(s) nice and tight.
- Disconnect the chamber from the pump - if it no longer leaks down, then you probably need a new pump, but first try this - Reconnect the chamber to the pump and douse the area around the connection with soapy water (a spray bottle works great) if you see bubbles then replace the o-ring on the pump nipple with one from a hardware store. If you don’t see bubbles you need a new pump for your air bed.
- If the chamber still leaks down when disconnected from the pump, then pump it back up nice and tight and submerge the connector fitting/check valve in a container of water while someone lays on the chamber. If you see bubbles, you’re in luck you only need a new airbed pump fitting.
- If the chamber leaks down when disconnected, but isn’t leaking from the fitting then you need a replacement airbed chamber. If you really want to put this off for as long as possible, or want to make the bed sleepable until the new chamber arrives you can try to find and repair the chamber leak.
If your airbed is comfortable for you, then it makes great sense to repair it instead of replacing it. Good quality new beds are usually at least $1500 and until you actually sleep on it you really don’t know if you will like it or not. Our replacement parts are in stock and ship within one business day 95% of the time - most people receive their order within 3-4 business days of placing it. Chances are that your local bed store will take almost that long to deliver a new bed that may or may not be comfortable.