DIY Doctor

Stannah stairlift help needed

Postby john9159 » Wed Oct 08, 2008 6:04 pm

Stannah stairlift - Have a problem where the chair goes so far and then stops, a sounder then beeps at regular intervals. On trying the remote control or on-board controls, the chair moves again but can stop at any time thereafter and in no particular part of the travel.
Batteries read ok at about 12.8V - 13.5V, these being 12V 7Ah lead acid types and were fitted four years ago although the stairlift has not been used for most of this time due to the person for whom it was fitted having passed away.
Any suggestions as to why this problem occurs?
Rank: Ganger
Progress to next rank:
Posts: 62
Joined: Sun Nov 25, 2007 4:56 pm


Simply Build It

Postby ericmark » Thu Oct 09, 2008 3:26 am

I have noted on my mother's lift brass contacts that must signal to the control the chair position and if extension arms are in position. If not used I would think these would tarnish so producing an error signal. If yours is similar I would clean and coat with smear of petroleum jelly. Since in the main these units are fitted under contract by the council it would be rare for any normal spark to work on them and since they would likely come under same regulations as lifts I would not really want to work on them.

Postby craigfer » Thu Nov 27, 2008 9:16 am

Hi if you havent got your problem sorted Google the following: ""
Lots of stairlift engineers and manufacturers are members so you might get some help
Rank: Labourer
Progress to next rank:
Posts: 1
Joined: Thu Nov 27, 2008 9:14 am

Display posts from previous
Sort by
Order by

  • DIY How to Project Guides
  • DIY how to tutorial projects and guides - Did you know we have a DIY Projects section? Well, if no, then we certainly do! Within this area of our site have literally hundreds of how-to guides and tutorials that cover a huge range of home improvement tasks. Each page also comes with pictures and a video to make completing those jobs even easier!

  • Related Topics