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I have a pre-used mobility scooter. It suddenly stopped dead so hard I slipped forward on my seat. Does this sound electrical? surely if it was flat batteries I would have slowed to a stop? thanks Deb

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It sounds like it did an emergency stop. any beeps or flash codes.

Check your user manual for possible causes.

If the batteries do go flat, they get to a certain voltage level and the scooter cuts out for safety reasons.

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Are you sure the batteries are charged ? Is the Battery charger charging ok ? Are the batteries connected ? take off seat and cover to check battery leads, does the key fit in the lock okay ?

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The throttle part has slip round, a way to test this is to put hte buggy in reverse slightly and it shoud stop, meaning that how much the throttle has slipped round. Take the top cover off and there should be a allen screen on the throttle stem, undo and readjust.

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i would suggest there is either a loose connection or the speed control has failed, the scooter will still run but at a slow speed, the part is fairly standard in all scooters. if i can be any furthur assitance please email me rick @ lxrixta.co.uk (remove the spaces)

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hi, first you need to check the connections to the batteries then to the motor controller, and don't dismiss the speed pot, disconnect the speed pot and try a normal 5K pot inplace of it, if the scooters responds you find the problem just a case of getting the right speed pot. Check the freewheel switch, normally it located on the motor side.

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The control seems to be the issue. I have rewired so many scooters. When you have power and it wont go, it is usually the control. If you cannot afford the part right away, you can rewire it or have it rewired direct

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