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Accidentally washed my owlet sensor :(

perog398

New Member
Putting this out for anyone who ends up in the position I found myself in 2 days ago....


I picked up my dd owlet sock/sensor and planned to take it back to her room to plug in to the base station to charge. On my way, I saw a load of laundry calling my name so I scooped it up and tossed it in the washer as my 3 yr old was calling me to help her w something. I completely forgot my original task of taking the sock to the charger and went on about my day. Then when I went to change the loads out, I discovered I had washed the owlet sock and sensor. ‍♀️ I was so mad at myself.... I did some quick searches but didn’t find a lot of success stories of drying them out and having them work so I contacted customer care and ordered a replacement sensor. I also put the washed sensor in a container with uncooked rice and covered it tightly. Every couple hours I moved it around in the rice. About 24 hours later, hubby plugged it in and I couldn’t believe it but the stinking thing started charging!!! And we used it successfully last night and tonight. So... if u make the same mistake I did, do not plug it in while it’s still possibly moist inside. Place in rice for 24+ hours then give it a try. Hope that helps the next person who may need it.
 

perog398

New Member
Putting this out for anyone who ends up in the position I found myself in 2 days ago....


I picked up my dd owlet sock/sensor and planned to take it back to her room to plug in to the base station to charge. On my way, I saw a load of laundry calling my name so I scooped it up and tossed it in the washer as my 3 yr old was calling me to help her w something. I completely forgot my original task of taking the sock to the charger and went on about my day. Then when I went to change the loads out, I discovered I had washed the owlet sock and sensor. ‍♀️ I was so mad at myself.... I did some quick searches but didn’t find a lot of success stories of drying them out and having them work so I contacted customer care and ordered a replacement sensor. I also put the washed sensor in a container with uncooked rice and covered it tightly how to clean owlet socks. Every couple hours I moved it around in the rice. About 24 hours later, hubby plugged it in and I couldn’t believe it but the stinking thing started charging!!! And we used it successfully last night and tonight. So... if u make the same mistake I did, do not plug it in while it’s still possibly moist inside. Place in rice for 24+ hours then give it a try. Hope that helps the next person who may need it.
thanks in advance for any help
 

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