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My Shoprider does not have a constant speed, even with new batteries and fully charged.

My husband said it might be the reostat

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This is a sign that the Wig-wag control is at fault or motor brushes need attention. Your husband is on the right track. you will need to take to a service centre for attention.

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SOURCE: Shoprider- wheelchair will not move-Lights keep flashing

This usually occurs when either the battery charger is still plugged in when the button is pressed to turn on the wheelchair, or if the joystick has got 'Locked'. On the majority of electric wheelchairs you can lock the joystick control so that the wheelchair cannot be moved, for instance, it it was left outside a shop. You would need a manual for the controller from the manufacturer to tell you how to unlock it. You should be able to find this online somewhere. Most controllers on shopriders are made by Penny & Giles (P&G Drives Technology). Hope thats helpful to you...

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SOURCE: i have a 4 wheeled shoprider sunrunner scooter.

Possible one or both batteries have had there day. How old are the batteries. If they are between 1 and 2 years old they will probably need replacing. it would be adviseable to get the batteries tested and have the charger checked as well. When did it have its last service ?

Posted on Aug 01, 2010

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SOURCE: Shoprider sovereign - fully charged

Hi, this sounds as though you are having a problem with the ignition switch. If and when you turn the key off and back on, and it shows a full charge, do you have plenty of power like it is fully charged? If not, your battery's are in need of service, and they will not hold a full charge. The cells with in them will sulfate causing the positive and negitive plates to corrode up, and not hold a charge for very long at all, even though the gauge shows it is fully charged. If you have someone that can buy a simple battery cell checker at any auto store, this will tell you the condition of each cell on each battery. Very inexpensive also. This would be the first thing to check. If the battery cells show in the good to excellent range, you will need to have the ignition switch checked out by a company that works on them. I wish you the best on this, and I hope I have been of some help to you.

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