MemberMay 1, 2020 at 4:53 pm
Any tips, it looks a bitch
Can it be done on the rail or not and is it just easier to sell a new lift ðŸ˜‰
Any help from the Stannah experts appreciated ðŸ‘
MemberMay 2, 2020 at 10:05 am
Not too hard. Carriage off the rail, disconnect motor and brake connections, undo the four fixing bolts and pull it out the bottom of the chassis. Bit a blue tac is handy when reinstalling as the fixing nuts tend to drop out.
Is it bearings, gearbox or just brush failure as brushes can be done without removing the motor on older lifts.
MemberMay 4, 2020 at 3:25 pm
It is quite old, probably 10 years
Think it’s probably brush failure, really struggling to set off and then get LED 1
Gave the motor a bit of a whack to release the carbon build up and for now it’s running but sounds a bit ropey. I have got a couple of second hand units so may swap it out if it’s fairly straightforward
MemberMay 5, 2020 at 4:10 pm
Led 1 is usually relay, similar issue as with Brooks F1 errors, tapping the relay will get it running for the short term. If its brushes then you need to take the seat off below the swivel base. Activate the OSG and I also run a luggage strap or rope around the carriage and a rail post as a fail safe in case it starts heading south when you remove the motor brake.
Accessing the brushes is relatively simple, once you remove the power switch and hand winding bracket the brake is easily removed giving access to the top of the motor, it’s a while since I’ve had to do one so I’d have a go with a spare motor first to see the lay of the land with regard to holding the brushes in position, keyways, circlips and bearings that may require a pull.
MemberMay 6, 2020 at 11:35 am
Ok, thanks for your help. I will have a dummy run on one of my spare units.
MemberMay 6, 2020 at 9:12 pm
Iâ€™ve always been told that the motors and/or brake assembly are non repairable, the recommended solution is replacement….. if u fit a brand new stannah supplied motor/gearbox youâ€™ll need the latest pcb
AnonymousDeleted UserMay 6, 2020 at 10:01 pm
Brakes and brushes are replaceable on most motors, separating the motor and gearbox is a no in most cases though!
Yep recommended to replace both board and motor depending on the year, iirc itâ€™s about the magnets in the motors and saving the planet!
if you have spare carriages it will be easier just to swap the carriage out rather than pull the motor, Iâ€™ve done several under warranty when needed in the past due to company policy…
and factory motors donâ€™t come with the pinion gear so you would need to swap that over
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