Air Won't Come Out of My AeroBed

Updated April 17, 2017

If air will not come out of an inflated AeroBed mattress, this is a malfunction of the Quick Release Valve. Consumers can order these valves and follow simple instructions to remove the faulty valve and replace it with a new one.

Unplug the bed from your electrical socket before deflating.

Locate the Quick Release Valve at the base, or foot, of your AeroBed.

Locate the tab latch on your air valve. The latch wil lbe surrounded by a rim of black vinyl.

Peel back the soft vinyl rim. This will expose hard black plastic.

Lift this plastic, which surrounds the outer edge of the valve, towards the centre of the air valve hole.

Open the valve tab on the replacement air valve.

Position the hinge area of the valve onto the hinge support.

With both hands squeeze the softer vinyl rings that rim the air valve hole. Be sure to squeeze these rings towards the centre of the air bed opening.

Shove the air bed vinyl through the opening of the new Quick Release Valve.

Check the vinyl for any kinks or bulging areas by doing both a visual assessment and also by rubbing your hands over the area around the new valve.


Use a hair dryer on low for 20 seconds to soften the hard black plastic around the air release valve, if it does not feel pliable enough to bend or move.


Keep your receipts. AeroBeds will not be covered by a warranty without proof of purchase, which can only be obtained with the original receipt.

Things You'll Need

  • AeroBed replacement Quick Release Valve
  • Blow dryer
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Suzanne Burns began writing in 1991 and currently writes for the "Source Weekly" and "Central Oregon Magazine." She has published three poetry collections and one short-story collection. After attending Central Oregon Community College, she left the degree program to become a freelance editor and writer. She has studied creative writing with Sarah Heekin Redfield, Primus St. John and Ken Kesey.