If you own a Fisher-Price baby bounce, such as Jumperoo (Rainforest or Animal Wonders), and it’s not functioning properly – no bounce, no vibrations, light blinking, or won’t turn on – in this guide, I will show you a step-by-step process on proven ways to fix it.
This guide is part of troubleshooting guides on baby bouncers. I’ll be sharing more tips and tricks to easily fix other bounces in the coming weeks.
How to Fix Fisher-Price Bouncer not Vibrating:
Step 1: Ensure that Vibration mode is enabled;
To activate vibrations, slide the power switch on the soothing unit to the “on” position. You can easily know if the vibration mode is turned off if the switch is in the “off” position.
Step 2: Check the Batteries:
As per the manual(page 6) put together by Fisher-Price, you need to check the “D” batteries that power these bouncers. Mostly if the vibration if very faint or barely vibrating at all, the issue is the batteries. Fisher-Price bouncers use LR20 alkaline batteries that go for about $20 and come in a pack of 6.
Below is an image of some of the best-selling brands of LR20 called Internova.
Make sure to dispose of the old ones properly. TO replace the batteries, simply open the battery door on the back of your bouncer. Then Remove old batteries and place them in new LR20 sized (D) alkaline batteries, following the plus (+) and minus (-) symbols in the battery compartment. Make sure to Securely close the battery door
Check out the price of LR20 Batteries on Amazon here
Step 3: Replace the vibration unit motor if necessary;
If the above steps don’t make your bouncer vibrate, then the issue is likely to be with the vibration unit motor. In this case, you can contact Fisher-Price customer service and order a new one. For more information on how to order a replacement part, please visit Walmart’s website here where they sell it for less than $30.
Below is an image of the replacement motor;
How to Fix Fisher-Price Bouncer not working:
Solution #1: Scrub the Battery Terminals or check them for defect/drain:
If you notice the batteries are drained or corroded, it’s best to replace them. In some cases, if the corrosion is not too bad, you can clean off the terminals with a damp cloth and then check for any signs of damage. Any dirt or dust that is stuck to the terminals might be preventing electricity flow from reaching its destination.
Solution #2: Replace the Batteries:
Most Fisher-Price bouncers require LR20 sized (D) alkaline batteries to vibrate. You can find these at any drugstore or online store such as Amazon, where they are sold
Solution #3: Check motor functionality and replace
As with the problem of no vibration on the Fisher-Price bouncer, if the bouncer is not working at all, the motor may be damaged or defective. To check this, you should remove the motor from its casing to inspect it for any visible signs of damage.
If there is no visible damage, then you can test the functionality of the motor by using a voltmeter. If the readings are off or too low, then you will need to replace the motor with a new one.
You can purchase a replacement motor for the Fisher-Price bouncer online or through a third-party retailer such as Walmart. Check out the motor replacement here.
Solution #4: Check Wires and Fuses
In some cases, incorrect wiring may cause your Fisher-Price bouncer to not work. To check this, you should locate the wires that connect the battery to the motor and make sure they are properly connected.
You should also check the fuse, which is located in the back of the bouncer. If this is blown or damaged, you will need to replace it with a new one.
Replacing the fuse is a simple process and can be done by following instructions found on the internet or in your user manual.
Solution #5: Check for Damage/Malfunction’
If none of the solutions above have solved your problem, then you should check for any visible damage or malfunction. You can do this by carefully inspecting the bouncer and its components for any signs of wear and tear.
If there are any loose screws, broken parts, or other visible issues, then you may need to get your Fisher-Price bouncer serviced by a professional. A certified technician can identify any underlying problems and repair them so that your Fisher-Price bouncer works properly again.
In some cases, you may need to replace the entire unit if it’s too damaged or worn out. Replacing the bouncer is a more cost-effective solution than having it serviced, but you should weigh your options before making a decision.
Solution #6: Ensure you follow the correct instructions to assemble it;
When assembling your Fisher-Price bouncer, it is important to ensure you follow the instructions correctly. Improper assembly can lead to issues with its function and cause it to not work correctly. Therefore, make sure you have all of the necessary tools and hardware for proper installation before beginning this process.
If possible, it may be helpful to consult a professional if you are unsure of the proper assembly instructions. This can ensure that your Fisher-Price bouncer is assembled correctly and will function properly upon completion.
Once you have finished assembling the bouncer, double-check all components to make sure everything has been connected securely and nothing was missed during the installation process.
Solution #7: Ensure you’ve turned on all switches;
Fisher-Price Bouncer brands have multiple switches to turn it on, including vibration switch, motion switch, sound switch and even lights switch. Make sure you have checked and turned on all the relevant switches in order to make sure the bouncer is working properly.
Below is an image showing Fisher-Price Bouncer switches.
Fisher-Price Bouncer Lights Blinking – How to Fix:
If the lights on your Fisher-Price bouncer are blinking, it’s likely that one of these switches are not properly turned on. Make sure to thoroughly check each switch to make sure they all have been activated correctly.
In some cases If the lights on your bouncer are still blinking after you have checked these switches, it may be due to a loose connection or wiring issue. If this is the case, consult a professional for detailed instructions on how to fix the issue.
Fisher-Price Bouncer Battery Change Instructions: 5 Steps
To replace the batteries in your Fisher-Price bouncer unit, follow these steps:
- Loosen the screws on the battery compartment door of the soothing unit.
- Remove the battery compartment door.
- Insert four “D” (LR20) alkaline batteries.
- Replace the battery compartment door.
- Tighten the screws.
Ensure smooth functionality of your bouncer unit by following these simple instructions for battery replacement.
Below is an image from the manual regarding battery changing on removing of the back cover;
Here are some important safety instructions to keep in mind when handling alkaline batteries:
- Avoid mixing old and new batteries or batteries of different types (alkaline, standard, or rechargeable).
- Make sure to insert the batteries correctly according to the indicated polarity.
- Remove batteries from devices during long periods of non-use, and always remove exhausted batteries from products.
- Dispose of batteries properly and safely, avoiding disposal in fire as it may cause explosions or leaks.
- Never short-circuit the battery terminals.
- Use only batteries of the same or equivalent type as recommended.
- Do not attempt to charge non-rechargeable batteries.
- If applicable, remove rechargeable batteries from the product before charging.
- If rechargeable batteries are used, always supervise the charging process, especially when children are involved.
Matan Feldman, Dad & Swing Expert
My Name is Matan Feldman and I am a dad of a toddler and an infant based out of Atlanta. I manage this website, Baby Swing Hubs, and mostly blog here about baby activity gear including swings, walkers, bouncers, and jumpers, among others. From what I have learned being a parent for over 7 years now, I am very excited to share good tips with other parents especially if it can improve the safety of kids. I work with a baby products testing and review company and over the past 2 years, I have gained deep insight into baby products and am happy to recommend them here. When I am not wasting time learning one or two tricks at home with my two kids, I spend a lot of time blogging on this site or on other sites to assist parents looking for first-hand insight or feedback on different baby products – especially from a dad’s perspective. If you have any questions, you can reach me using my email, email@example.com.