MemberJuly 26, 2021 at 11:32 am
Can anyone advise me please? Looking to dismantle a 10yr+ old Thyssen flow 2 which was my late father’s. I’ve been told it’s too old to re-sell by various firms(about 10yrs old)
Having trouble getting it into mode 3 to drive it off the rail. The mode dial doesn’t have numbers on it so I can’t get mode 3 on the LED readout. Also tried getting mode 3 by putting it into engineer mode by holding down the centre button on the circuit board – doesn’t work. Code 271 appears if I try that.
I haven’t got an engineer’s remote control so can it be driven using the control on the armrest?
Any advice gratefully received.
Sorry if I’ve double posted this – I posted on the news feed but maybe that was the wrong place
MemberJuly 31, 2021 at 4:09 pm
need to switch the unit off via the red pull tag on the rear of the carriage, then set to mode 3, set the knob vertical, then count the clicks as you turn it clockwise, with mode 3 set pull out the red tag to switch the lift back on, the lift should run, BUT! the safety edges will not operate (what safety edges?) and the seat will not level, best run the lift to the top of the rail
stop it short of the end of the rail, remove the charge ramp and the stop bolted to the rack, set mode 3 and run the lift off the rail, then dismantle it, will need allen keys to undo the rail joints and a pin punch to remove the pin holding the rack together
tbh an aging flow2 isnt worth a lot, if its clean and in good working order, you may get a buyer for it on ebay
MemberAugust 1, 2021 at 11:06 pm
Success! Got it into mode 3 as you advised and then used the control board buttons to drive it off the rail.
Rail now partly dismantled too.
Seems to be a 2015 model so it may have some residual value but at least it’s out of the way.
Many thanks for your help!!
MemberOctober 17, 2021 at 5:58 pm
I’m trying to dismantle a thyssenkrupp flow2a too. However, my problem is that I can’t find out how to separate the various parts of the rail. I’ve removed the little pin that keeps the parts of the rails together but still no luck…
Any advice ?
MemberOctober 19, 2021 at 9:12 am
Have you loosened the bolts holding the section bushes which sit inside the rail sections ?
The rail sections should then slide off the bushes.
I’m not a professional but this seems to be how the rail is held together. ( look at the installation manual – available online if you Google it).
Also, if you’re looking to dispose of the whole stairlift, some firms who buy used lifts will want to dismantle it themselves, so you may not need to do it!!
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