MemberOctober 12, 2015 at 11:39 pm
Hi everyone. My mum has a Stannah model 225 (must be 25 years old!) and the foot-rest to arm cable has snapped. Besides trying to source a spare part, I would appreciate views on how easy this is to fit? Looks like the front cover (under the seat) is removed with 4 screws for access and the bottom foot-rest cable bracket is just a nut & bolt.
The cable snapped at the top, so which side does the new cable go over the pulley – from the back towards the front and secured or over the front towards the back and then secured?
Any pictures / advice would be gratefully received.:)
MemberOctober 21, 2015 at 7:25 pm
Did you solve this? Its over ten years since i changed one of these and cannot for the life me remember. If you send me some pictures with the covers removed im sure it will come flooding back.Have you sourced the cable?
MemberDecember 27, 2015 at 7:11 pm
Rik, Finally got around to removing the front covers below the seat and above the footrest. There is a cable that goes around a number of rollers connecting the seat to the footrest. The cable is split into two parts, (with screwed ‘ring eyed’ connectors) joined with an adjuster in the middle for lengthening or shortening the cable. Have sourced new wire, and some ferrules. Can see exactly how this all fits together – with the exception of the top connection under the actual seat. The cable comes up the back of the unit behind the seat and around a fixed roller (The roller has a 1/4 cut out of the circular shape, so is in effect a 3/4s roller, that is fixed and the cable runs against a grove in the roller when the seat is dropped down) this is all good. However there appears to be nowhere to connect the end of the cable to (the existing, broken cable has a looped end), but I can’t see how this was attached (the cable dropped off when it broke onto a stair, so no idea how/where this connected – this would suggest it was just looped over one of the bolts holding the seat together (there are four or five bolts sticking down under the seat) and held in place by tension – although this doesn’t seem very professional from a ‘stannah stairlift’ point of view – unless of course the cable had previously been replaced – and bodged! I can attach the new wire, with a looped end, to one of the downward pointing bolts and secure this with washer/nut, but would be interested to know how this was designed to fit properly……. Any help/advice appreciated.
MemberDecember 28, 2015 at 1:51 pm
225 used a push rod setup under the seat beside the swivel boss iirc.
I’m guessing the seat is newer – from a 300 or similar where the downside arm rest has the linkage connected.
If so then there is usually a small crossbar held in by a couple of circlips at the back of the arm – one to hold the bar in place and one to hold the ring that connects to the cable release in position.
It may be that this has dropped off, there is usually a spare on the other arm if so.
MemberDecember 28, 2015 at 10:49 pm
Our 225 doesn’t have a swivel seat (if that is what you mean by ‘swivel boss’, if not please advise what you mean by swivel boss iirc). There is no push rod, just the cable for operating the footrest. The cable from the seat to the footrest broke about 6 inches below the top 3/4 roller (which I described above), so the cable must have been attached somehow, just under the seat, near where the 3/4 roller is fixed. There is no connection from the arm rest to the seat, it is a free movement arm rest (there is only a single arm rest – on the left hand side when looking toward the stairlift) that doesn’t affect the seat or the footrest. Regards
MemberDecember 29, 2015 at 12:07 am
Yes sorry ignore my comments I remember the set up you have now. seem to remember it coming up and over a roller at the back of the seat then back down on the front side but behind the long 90Â° plate that the seat base fixes onto. Sorry but it was so long ago I can’t remember where it fixed.
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