Avoiding Wheelchair Lift Problems
Almost all wheelchair lift problems can be attributed to three main things: operator error, lack of maintenance, and broken parts. Below, find ways of being proactive in preventing problems that could stop your wheelchair lift from operating.
Reason Number 2: Lack of Maintenance.
Maintenance, maintenance, maintenance-I can't say those words enough! Your dealer should set up a maintenance program for you and your lift should be in their shop for a regular check-up at least twice a year. Every lift built after 2005 has a cycle counter on it that will tell us the total number of times you've used your lift, and all lifts should be maintained every 750 cycles. This is a short point. All you need to know is that if you don't maintain your lift, something will eventually stop working!
Reason Number 3: Broken Parts.
No matter what the product, we've all encountered that unexpected broken part that seems to go bad for no apparent reason. This actually represents a small percentage of wheelchair lift failures, and it can usually be avoided if the lift is maintained on a regular basis (see reason #2 above!). A typical situation might be a wiring harness that gets cut by a lift component. These type of wheelchair lift problems rarely happen out-of-the-blue, and with routine maintenance, your dealer should be able to see the problem starting to occur and fix it before it gets worse.
That about sums it up! The bottom line is that a properly operated and maintained wheelchair lift should give you years of reliable service. Read your manual and work closely with your dealer to make sure your lift is ready to go whenever you are. If you have any questions or are having an issue with your BraunAbility lift, please call our Customer Experience Group at 1-800-488-0359. Feel free to comment below!
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