Like all mechanical devices, stairlifts may develop problems at some point of time. If your home stair lift is malfunctioning, making strange sounds or won’t stop beeping, there are few things that you should check out. About 70% of the time, most repair calls can be avoided by understanding how your equipment works. Troubleshooting common stairlift problems and issues is important. Let’s take a look the common reasons why stair lifts malfunction and what you should check before you call the repair service:
- Key switch – If your stairlift is not moving, the first thing to check is whether the key is turned on properly or whether it is in the correct position. The key switch will be located on the top landing chassis side or on the chair armrest and lower front cover (depending on the stair lift model). Once you locate the key switch, verify operation by turning the on and off buttons on the chair arm and on the separate control units. On the other hand, if the power supply to your lift chair is transmitted through a spur, check whether the red light is on. If not, check whether the light has been turned off accidentally.