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Old 09-25-2016, 05:03 PM   #1
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Replace Flexsteel Magestic with Air mattress?

My 10 y/o Flexsteel Magestic Air Sleeper System front-sofa air mattress developed a leak. Flexsteel calls it an "Air Bladder". Sounds impressive making replacements $95. Amazon sells Zaltana brand air mattresses for $19 which should fit in the zippered mattress bag, leaving the lower coils.
OR, is it worth the time to examine the leaky bladder (sounds gross) and try to repair the air leak?
The sofa only gets opened a few times a year. Any reason why I shouldn't?
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I'd find the hole first and if it's in a place that's repairable, then make a decision. Lots of info on the internet on patching different materials. Most repairs can be made for a few bucks unless it's an exotic material.
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My 10 y/o Flexsteel Magestic Air Sleeper System front-sofa air mattress developed a leak. Flexsteel calls it an "Air Bladder". Sounds impressive making replacements $95. Amazon sells Zaltana brand air mattresses for $19 which should fit in the zippered mattress bag, leaving the lower coils.
OR, is it worth the time to examine the leaky bladder (sounds gross) and try to repair the air leak?
The sofa only gets opened a few times a year. Any reason why I shouldn't?
We had the same problem. We bought the new bladder also from Amazon. I feel like our leak was due to the gasket on the fill cap, which is also replaceable.
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A replacement fill cap from Amazon for $15 solved the leak problem. Thanks for the input! Small suggestions like you guys give, are huge on my end. Keep up the good work.
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A replacement fill cap from Amazon for $15 solved the leak problem. Thanks for the input! Small suggestions like you guys give, are huge on my end. Keep up the good work.
Sweet !! .... gotta' love cheap fixes
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Take the bladder out blow it up find the hole and sand off fuzz and put a patch on it.
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