Troubleshooting Acorn Stair Lifts

Acorn stair lifts are made for people who cannot or cannot easily walk up and down the stairs in their home or outside of their apartment. These are some of the more popular on the market because they are made with quality materials and are designed to last for years. However, like with most electronic equipment problems can occur.

When there is a problem you can call someone who can come out and fix it for you or you can save yourself time and money and try to fix the problem yourself. Troubleshooting an Acorn stair lift will help you to know what is causing the problem and an easy fix that will save you money.

The first thing you should do is make sure that the chair is facing forward and that the safety arm is in the upright position. The control panel should be displaying a number four if there is a problem. Turn the seat forward and put the safety arm down before you move it in any direction.

Use the remote to try to start the unit if it stops for no reason while it is being used. There are times when radio signals from outside will interfere with how it operates. When this happens the lift has been programmed to stop itself. All you have to do is flip the toggle switch.

Make sure that you move the seat from the forty-five degree or ninety degree angle to the standard traveling position. If it is not positioned properly the control panel will once again display a four.

You must recharge the battery. Park the chair at one end of the stairs and connect it to the recharger. If you do not do this the battery will drain completely over a short time period and will not operate.

You need to clean the track at least once a week. This will keep dirt and dust from accumulating and getting into the chair and under the track.