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All brakes on a Drive Pollywag wheelchair were taken off. Want to put them back on correct. Model # 2238312149. Can you send pictures?Thanks, Drew e-mail is

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U will need to contact the manufacturer of the chair for this info.

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I have a error code of 5

This is a right brake fault code, usually from bumping the lever that takes the motor out of gear so that the drive wheel will turn so you can push the chair. Put the lever in the full neutral position, then put back into gear to drive to see if this fixes it. If it still flashes, unplug the cable from the right motor to the controller and plug back in again, that should do it. If not, you have an issue that a technician will need to look at that is more serious.

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Check your battery connections, make absolutely sure it is connected correctly.

Place a multimeter in the XLR plug (joystick). You should have around 26V reading if batteries are connected correctly.

Check the free wheel levers. place the chair in free wheel and move back and forth a couple of times. Place the chair back into drive, turn on controller and try to drive. ( This is not typically associated with a clicking sound but will ensure your brakes are not on)

If you are still hearing a clicking sound, it could be a problem with the brake or a motor. A qualified technician should really look at it for you.

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The led flashes 9 times

9 flashes indicates a problem with the parking brakes. Check to make sure the brakes are engaged and the chair is not in freewheel. there may be a bad connection at the left and right motor connections and brake wiring. Check these connectors for separation and loose, corroded contacts. Reset the error code by turning the chair off and back on once you think you have corrected the problem. Hope this helps

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hmm what make is it,every chair is different, but most have a setscrew on the back on the frame loosen it and slide back towards wheel and retighten,good luck with that

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Invacare Arrow power wheelchair, display says: right brake fault release JS. We've made sure the brake fault levers are in the up position for power drive. Chair will not move. What do we try now?

If you have made sure that the freewheel levers are in the drive position and after turning the power on and you are still getting the barke error then the motor and brake assembly will have to be checked by a tech and possibly have to be replaced There is no self fix for your problem Sorry Hope this helps you

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My Drive Cirrus Plus power wheelchair doesnt move, it flashes the first two LEDs in red and when moving the joystick it won't move or make the sound. What could be wrong? The battery is at full charge

The Drive Cirrus Plus power wheelchair is a folding frame chair with a VSI controller. The VSI controller (joystick) will indicate a fault code when it detects a problem with your power chair. It is manufactured by a company called Penny Giles Drive Technology. An LED flash code of 2 on the battery display indicates that the left motor is disconnected. There may be a brake fault also.

The left motor can be disconnected at the plug where the VSI harness plugs into the motor plug. The pins for the motor or VSI output may be pushed back in the connector or not making contact due to corrosion or dirt. Unplug this connector and inspect the pins and make sure they are making good contact and are clean. Spray contact cleaner on the contacts to clean or re-orient the pins to make better contact. The folding frame of the chair may have dislodged the connector. The wiring harness from the motor may be pinched or cut. The brake wires and pins may have become disconnected also. The brake lever may be in the disengaged freewheel position causing a fault, so put the brake lever in the correct position. Strictly speaking, this fault code is for the motor only, but always check the motor/ brake assembly since the wiring runs from the same plug.

A certified technician will have a hand held programmer to read the computer (VSI) fault log and determine the number of error codes for the various components.

Using a digital voltmeter you can check the motor at the plug. The two large wires on this 4 pin plug go to the motor; the two small wires go to the brake. On the resistance scale the motor should read between 0 and 1.6 ohms. The brake should read between 30 to 60 ohms.

There is a chance that the output of the VSI controller is bad. To test this swap the left and right motor output connectors from the VSI. If the error code now indicates right motor disconnected (flash code 4) you have a good VSI and bad left motor. Swap the leads back after you are done with this test.

Try blocking up the chair and see if the motor runs with no load on it or after spinning the drive wheel by hand. You can also inspect the motor brushes for burning and wear. If you pull the brushes, do this carefully and blow out the dust from the motor armature. This may allow the motor to work again for a short time.

You will probably need to hire a technician if, after checking for bad connections and the brake lever in the wrong position, you still have problems. I like to replace the brake/ motor/ gearbox as a complete assembly to avoid future problems. Labor for the diagnosis and reading the fault code log with a hand held programmer should be under 1 hour. A return visit to replace the motor brake gearbox is under 1 hour. Hope this helps.

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Chair will power up, however lights just blink constantly. The joy stick will not work. Hoveround Teknique.

jfinch sorry it took so long to answer. If all the lights are blinking check to make sure that the freewheel levers are in drive mode. then check (if you have the power seat option ) that the seat is all the way down, and finally the problem could be in the controller check to make sure that the cable connection to the controller is well seated. If all these are correct and you still get the error then you will have to contact Hoveround tech support to find out what else you can do. They might have to send out a tech to look at the chair. Sorry I couldn't give you a quick fix Hope this helps you

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My laft wheel hancs up. mostly when turning left and feels like the brake is sticking. It will hang up bad enpugh that the chair will not move and the safety lights are blinking when I try to move. After I...

Sounds like you need to replace the left electric brake. The brake is on the opposite end of the motor-gear assembly from the motor. Remove the screws holding the brake on to the gear assembly, unplug it and replace with new brake.

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Beeper sounds as you press forward or reverse no drive. this is the same sound you hear if the brake had been disengaged batteries have been renewed and all connections checked.

hi, it a general error - warning sound, if the wheelchair has got wet then I suggust you carefully go all over the wheelchair looking for damp connectors , simply re-inserting them should do the trick,

Make sure all connectors are tight and make sure the freewheel switch is working correctly, that can stick.


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