Power Wheelchair Inspection 

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Before calling for repair, you can check for areas of potential problems. Are all lights flashing on the hand control / joy stick? Possible causes could be the hand control hit the wall or door frame. This could damage the entire control. When the hand control flashes one or two red lights, it is likely that the batteries are no longer taking a charge. Replacement of batteries may be necessary, batteries usually last one year or two depending on usage. Is the unit turning to one side or going around in a circle? One of the free wheel levers may not be engaged all the way.

Check around the back of the drive wheels. Do you hear noise from one or both sides of the drive wheels? There could be something wrapped around a wheel. Wheels will pick up parts of carpet and such around the center bolt. If the rear or front wheels are grinding, the unit may need new bearings. If creaking occurs when moving at a faster pace, the cause may be the drive wheels are going flat. The only solution is replacement. Another problem may be that one of the drive motors is going bad. Does the battery light show one green light after charging? Usually this indicates batteries needing replacement. At the same time, have the technician check the charger with a meter. If the charger is not working the new batteries will also go bad again.