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Hooveround MPV won't move

My dad has a chair that hasn't been used for over a year. Brand new. Now, when we plug in the charger, the green light stays on the charger and the lights on the arm rest for the battery continually scroll from red, yellow to green. However the chair will not move. When you unplug the charger, the chair is dead. Can't turn it on. Also the chair will not move, even in free wheel position. Is there some kind of lock on the chair? Dad never used it so we don't know much about it.

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Most likely either one or both of the batteries have a dead cell. Have your batteries load tested to check their condition.

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