While every Ameda Purely Yours Pump is made with the highest standards, pumps run into the odd problem here and there. The same thing can happen with any device that gets used often. It’s always good to know what to look for in case of any problems. I’m writing to discuss the possible fixes for the Ameda Purely Yours Breast Pump that you can do yourself that may help you fix the problem: Here are some typical problems and fixes.
If you are using the pump and there is no electrical current, unplug the AC adaptor for 5 seconds and plug it back in. That should take care of it.
If you are using the pump and notice decreased suction:
• Remove the tubing and white connector from the side of the pump, then place your finger over the pump outlet. If you feel suction like that of a vacuum cleaner then it’s working properly. If not there could be a problem with the kit or the valve. Try unplugging the adaptor, waiting 5 seconds, and plugging it back in.
• Make sure the kit is properly put together in the first place – review the instructions.
• Check the white valve for tears and holes. Replace it if necessary.
• Make sure the tubing adaptor is closed when single pumping.
Troubleshooting an Ameda One Handed Pump or other pump
What if milk is not collecting in the collection bottle?
Try releasing the handle and the milk should start to drip.
What if the milk flow is too fast for the pump to handle?
Try releasing the handle a few extra times.
What if your Ameda Purely Yours Breast Pump doesn’t have enough suction?
Check the valve - if it has a hole then you need to go and buy a replacement valve or order a new one from the company.
What if the suction has lessened after you’ve used the Ameda Pump numerous times?
Remove the piston seal and stretch the outer lip with your fingers. Try placing the seal, open side down, on a flat surface and push down on it. Repeat this a few times and then re-assemble the Ameda pump. The suction should have returned to normal and you can continue pumping.
I hope this advice and troubleshooting guide helps you get your pump back to pumping!