MemberFebruary 16, 2016 at 1:19 am
Hi, My elderly father recently acquired a Brooks 180 curved stairlift from a neighbour. When fitting a small section of track (about 30cms) had to be removed so it would fit his staircase. Although the stairlift if now fully functional it only travels up the straight section of track until it meets the curved section towards the top. At this point the chair leans over at an angle and stops with an error code. I’ve been told that although the track has been changed the chair itself is still programmed to follow the previous track layout and will need to be re-programmed in order to work properly.
The chairlift itself has a blue motherboard with programming push buttons on the front. I’ve been told its a fairly simple job to re-programme using these but I don’t know where to start. If someone could advise me it would be very much appreciated. My mother is suffering from severe arthritis so needs to have it working as soon as possible. Unfortunately as my father was one of those severely affected by the Mr Maxwell pension fiasco they are on a very low income, so I’m trying to keep cost to a minimum for them in helping them out as best I can. Any help would be very gratefully received.
MemberFebruary 16, 2016 at 11:49 am
Programming from scratch is not straight forward for a diy job, you need to program top and bottom limits, top and bottom overtravel, bend speeds etc. The bison cannot go around bends especially gradient changes at normal speed and it will fault which sounds like what is happening
MemberFebruary 18, 2016 at 7:37 pm
Many thanks for the advice. I’m quite willing to pay someone to come and do this and perform a service at the same time. In your professional experience can you suggest any reputable private engineer or company in the area (Edgware, North West London) who could carry out this work for a fair price. Given the situation I explained in my previous post I am quite willing to part with cash for a good job but don’t want him to get ripped off. Any help would be most appreciated.
MemberFebruary 19, 2016 at 8:45 am
Sorry but I am not aware of any company in your area, maybe another forum member can help
It’s not a huge job to re-program just a bit tricky and it needs to be done correctly. It is something that certainly could be done within a service and therefore shouldn’t be too expensive
Have a ring around and try and find an ex-bison dealer
MemberFebruary 19, 2016 at 11:31 pm
Look on the BHTA website for dealers in ur area……
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