Do you have a Vizio soundbar with a subwoofer? Does the subwoofer of your Vizio soundbar keep cutting out? If you are also facing such issues, don’t worry as we are here with good solutions.
Vizio is one of the best and most famous soundbar brands. Many different models of Vizio are loved by people from time to time.
Unlike its competitors like JBL, Sony, Samsung, etc. it offers very good soundbars with awesome quality and reasonable price.
But as usual, there are always some problems with any device, and the same is the case with Vizio soundbars. Many Vizio soundbars keep cutting out and some also have subwoofers that start cutting out though the soundbars continue working.
Your subwoofer will also cut out for a second or more and then come back. However, when it cuts out, the soundbar will keep working.
Although you will still hear the sound from the soundbar when the subwoofer cuts out, it destroys your listening experience.
And frequent cutting out is horrible. When only the subwoofer cuts out while the soundbar keeps working, the problem may be only with the subwoofer.
Why does this problem occur?
In most cases, such problems occur with old soundbars. Some new Vizio soundbars also cause this issue. Even Vizio soundbars out of the box come with such problems. The reasons can be as follows:
- The connection between the subwoofer and the soundbar is loose or weak.
- There is some interference from other devices.
- There is a software glitch or the firmware needs an update.
- The electric power supply is not stable.
Getting Rid of the Cutting Out Problem
There are a few solutions to get rid of this issue. There are more chances to get rid of the issue if your soundbar is new or a little old.
1. Confirm Pairing
First of all, confirm that your subwoofer is paired and does not get unpaired. There are very few chances for this issue but you still need to check to continue to the next steps.
Turn OFF the whole system by unplugging it from the wall power outlet. Wait a few seconds and then turn ON the soundbar. Finally, reconnect the subwoofer with the soundbar.
2. Subwoofer Placement
Make sure your subwoofer is placed near the Vizio soundbar. If it is a little away, you can bring it close for testing and if the problem is solved, you may place it where you want.
3. Interference in the Signals
Check if other WiFi, Bluetooth, or any wireless signals are interfering. These may also include electronic gadgets and appliances such as wireless speakers, cameras, doorbells, microwaves, etc.
Such signals sometimes cause sound-cutting issues. For testing, you should place your soundbar where there are no other electronic devices.
4. Changing the Audio Input Method
You should also try changing the audio input method of your Vizio soundbar. For example, you can switch from HDMI to Optical cable or connect your mobile to the soundbar to find the culprit.
Because sometimes, the problems exits within the connected device such as your TV. Therefore, trying all the possible audio input methods can help in this regard.
5. Resetting the Soundbar
There may be some settings corrupted that prevent your soundbar from working properly. You can reset your Vizio soundbar to its default settings so that there is nothing to worry about. Also, power cycle your soundbar as follows:
- Unplug your soundbar from the electric power outlet.
- Press and hold the power button for 5 seconds.
- Then, connect the power cord again to the electric outlet.
- Repeate the same process with the subwoofer.
- You can also try this method multiple times.
6. Update Firmware
Sometimes outdated software also causes problems. You should check if you are using the latest firmware. The soundbar manual can help you in this regard. Follow these steps to update the firmware:
- Connect your Vizio soundbar to an internet network.
- Press the “Menu” button on the remote control.
- Choose the “Settings” option and then “System”.
- Next, click “Check for Updates” and install the latest firmware.
- Restart your soundbar and reconnect the subwoofer.
7. Contact Vizio Support
One of the best solutions is to contact Vizio support as they can better guide you according to the model of your soundbar.
If after trying the above steps, your Vizio Sound Bar Subwoofer still keeps cutting out, you should contact support. You can deeply explain your problem and one of their experts will better guide you.