MemberOctober 22, 2014 at 8:30 am
Worked on Acorn Stairlifts till around 2005 and have started up again on my own selling reconditioned models.
Problem i have at the moment when buying and selling is I have no idea how to tell the age of a stairlift other than what seller is telling me.
Old style serial number gave year of manufacture on the first 4 digits eg 2005 but after 2007 they started using a different system eg. 110102234567.
Can anyone help me understand how this system works and how to tell which year a specific serial number comes from. I have a list of serial numbers and have an idea because of a recall between 2007 and 2011 but I cant for the life of me work out any sequence to these numbers. HELP
MemberOctober 22, 2014 at 9:53 pm
First 6 digits show whether its Acorn or Brooks and handing etc,
110201 Brooks left hand
110202 Brooks right hand
110101 Acorn Left Hand
110102 Acorn Right Hand
second 6 are sequential serial numbers from what I can tell
for Brooks roughly as follows
230000 – Mar 2008
270000 – Mar 2009
300000 – Mar 2010
340000 – Mar 2011
390000 – Mar 2012
440000 – Mar 2013
496000 – Feb 2014
So 110102234567 would definitely be a Right hand Acorn possibly manufactured around April 2008 (provided the Acorn sequential numbers are shared with the Brooks lifts)
MemberOctober 23, 2014 at 7:37 am
MemberOctober 23, 2014 at 9:54 am
Have another conundrum for you this information you gave me looks good and ties in with all lifts i know the history of so stands to reason they are correct.
Only thing is i have a couple of stairlifts in this format 110202 so brooks right hand, serial number 36147U
110101 so acorn left hand, serial number 36309U
Any ideas on this
MemberOctober 23, 2014 at 12:17 pm
Sure you haven’t just missed a digit?
Plenty of mine have a U suffix but all follow 12 numerals, do the cases have barcodes by any chance? iirc you could scan them with a phone app and it would read the serial number off as text.
MemberOctober 23, 2014 at 5:43 pm
I just ring brook tech when I have your issue and ask them to track the serial number. There usually pretty helpful.
MemberOctober 27, 2014 at 6:11 pm
That is a great idea never thought of that did use this service a lot back in the early 2000s, could you give me their number for future reference
MemberMarch 6, 2015 at 11:46 pm
Rehanding is quite expensive as you’ll need to replace the seat and carriage casing, pretty much makes it financially unviable
MemberMarch 8, 2015 at 1:02 pm
Easyer and cheaper to buy a s/h lift of the correct hand.
MemberMarch 8, 2015 at 5:29 pm
The seat pivot is offset to whichever hand it is built for, the base cannot be flipped.
The seat post can be flipped round but the case has a cutout for the seat post to pass through, again offset.
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