How to repair an airbed mattress air chamber hose
These instructions apply to the following airbed models: Halcyon,
Strata Sleep Air Systems, Infinity Air Bed System, Sarasota, Adjust-a-rest,
or any airbeds that used an Equinox / Infinity Air Inflator Pump
or a Renaissance Air Inflation System.
If your air bed has a permanently attached hose that is leaking,
it may be possible to repair it. When your airbed mattress air
chamber starts losing air, the first place to check is the connection
of the hose to the air inflator. Try coating the O-ring on the
air inflator with a small amount of petroleum jelly. It's possible
that the rubber O-ring has dried out and is no longer making a
Next, if that doesn't work, check the hose itself for signs of
cracks or dry rotting of the rubber. This most commonly occurs
at the point where the gray plastic fitting is attached to the
end of the hose. To confirm that it is leaking from the hose, make
a mixture of liquid dish soap and water, and spray it on the hose
(after you've detached it from the air inflator). You will see
soap bubbles where the air is escaping. If you don't see bubbles,
the leak may be in the mattress itself. If you do see bubbles,
now comes the fun part...
- Razor blade, utility knife or other object sharp enough to
cut through wire-reinforced rubber hose
- Petroleum jelly
- A hose clamp or cable (zip) tie
Steps to Repair:
- Find a spot on the hose just beyond the point where the leak
is. You're going to cut off the damaged end of the hose and reattach
the gray fitting to the good part of the hose. Use your knife
to make a clean cut through the hose.
- Now you need to clean off the gray fitting and prepare it to
be reattached to the hose. Make sure you remove any glue or pieces
of the rubber hose. If you are not able to remove the old hose,
you can purchase
a set of two new air connector fittings. Coat
the end of the fitting with a small amount of petroleum jelly.
This will help ensure a good seal and will make it easier to
slide the hose on.
- Slide the hose onto the gray fitting. It will be a snug fit,
but it helps to twist the fitting around a couple times to get
- Put your hose clamp or zip tie around the hose, as close to
the base of the fitting as you can get. Tighten just enough to
secure the hose to the fitting - do not apply hose clamp so tight
that it might break the fitting.
- That should be it! If your air bed continues to lose air, check
the hose and mattress again. Otherwise it might be time to purchase
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