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medela pump in style Hikaru Katsu 1 child; Japan 641 posts
22nd Feb '13

anyone have problems with their pump before? mine worked just fine last night but when i went to use it this morning it sounded like it was dying. what should i do?

Mak&Row 18 kids; Portland, Oregon 763 posts
22nd Feb '13

Call them...it should have a warranty (if you bought it new) gl!!!

Hikaru Katsu 1 child; Japan 641 posts
22nd Feb '13

it belonged to my aunt before, i'll have to ask her if the warranty is still good. thank you :)

SavageDarling 3 kids; Webster, Massachusetts 10381 posts
22nd Feb '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Hikaru Katsu:</b>" it belonged to my aunt before, i'll have to ask her if the warranty is still good. thank you :)"</blockquote>




Thew warrantee is only good for a few years and only for the original owner so if you got it from someone second hand, the warrantee is void.



Is it fully charged? When was the last time you changed the membranes? Are you using it as a double or just one??

S U Z I E 3 kids; Venezuela 18555 posts
22nd Feb '13

Was it completely attached to the breast? Like was there a possibility that it wasn't completely attached and had an air suction leak?

twingals 2 kids; Ontario 600 posts
22nd Feb '13
Quoting Hikaru Katsu:" anyone have problems with their pump before? mine worked just fine last night but when i went to use it this morning it sounded like it was dying. what should i do? "

I didn't have the In Style, but had the Free Style. I had problems once in a while but it was always because I hadn't completely dried all the parts before putting it back together again. That is my only suggestion!

Hikaru Katsu 1 child; Japan 641 posts
22nd Feb '13
Quoting SavageDarling
Hikaru Katsu 1 child; Japan 641 posts
22nd Feb '13
Quoting S U Z I E:" Was it completely attached to the breast? Like was there a possibility that it wasn't completely attached and had an air suction leak?"


thats what i thought at first but i even unplugged and plugged everything back in to try again. like it sounds like the machine part itself just isn't working that hard and is slower. even checked the speed and intensity.

Hikaru Katsu 1 child; Japan 641 posts
22nd Feb '13
Quoting twingals:" I didn't have the In Style, but had the Free Style. I had problems once in a while but it was always ... [snip!] ... was always because I hadn't completely dried all the parts before putting it back together again. That is my only suggestion!"


yeah ive been making sure everything is completely dry before using it and even let it run for a bit so the moisture in the tubes go away. i thought possibly water may have gotten into it but i've never seen any in there let alone moisture in the tubes get close enough to the machine portion.

SavageDarling 3 kids; Webster, Massachusetts 10381 posts
22nd Feb '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Hikaru Katsu:</b>" fully charged? and its a double, plus i got new tubes, valve and membrane roughly a week ago "</blockquote>



Sorry I have the PIS and the Swing, the swing charges, the PIM plugs in. how long did your aunt use it before she gave it to you and how long have you had it. How often did you each use it??

Hikaru Katsu 1 child; Japan 641 posts
22nd Feb '13
Quoting SavageDarling
SavageDarling 3 kids; Webster, Massachusetts 10381 posts
22nd Feb '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Hikaru Katsu:</b>" yeah mine plugs in. =/ my aunt said shes had it for roughly 8 years so it has had a long life. not sure ... [snip!] ... to just buy a new one. wondering if there is a way to take it apart and fix it, hope this isn't like beating a dead horse lol."</blockquote>




Yeah after eight years an being on its third baby, there is a good chance it's done. You could look into getting it repaired but it might just be cheaper to buy a use pump on eBay. If you can find just the pump, with no accessories, you could spend under $100-$150.

Hikaru Katsu 1 child; Japan 641 posts
22nd Feb '13
Quoting SavageDarling
SavageDarling 3 kids; Webster, Massachusetts 10381 posts
22nd Feb '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Hikaru Katsu:</b>" 100-150 isn't too bad, i'll have to look into that. any specific pump you'd recommend? i've only tried this one and dont know what other ones work well."</blockquote>




If you're exclusively pumping the PIS is great. I almost exclusively nursed so it was kind of inconvenient to have to lug it out every time I wanted to pump. For my needs the Swing was much more well suited. It's small, has plenty of power and is rechargeable so I could take it with me in my purse/diaper bag when I needed to, plus a used one will be even less than the PIS if you just look for the pump without the accessories. I only pumped once in a while, maybe once a day at most so it was great for me. I could use it on one breast while I nursed on the other side.

Hikaru Katsu 1 child; Japan 641 posts
22nd Feb '13
Quoting SavageDarling