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The left wheel will not move. The led light says left brake fault. How do I disengage the brake?

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You can't You will have to replace the left motor/gearbox/brake assembly. The controller checks that you have a good signal from the brake and will not move if it doesn't get one disengaging the brake will not remove the fault and the chair will not move. If Medicare paid for your chair than they wil pay for repair. Contact the provider that sold you the chair and ask if they can repair it or contact Repair Express @ 1-877-581-3733 or Roadrunner Mobility @ 1-800-467-2668 to see if they can have a tech come out to repair your chair. Hope this helps you

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I'm sorry but i laughed in dismay when I read your problem. The dealer is an idiot clear and simple. It is perfectly reasonable for you to expect the handbrake to be disengaged if the indicator is off.
Yes it is quite possible to drive the car with the handbrake on but you would feel it no question. However if it was only slightly engaged there would indeed be some wear on the rear brakes. The handbrake has merely got a thin metal cable that runs underneath your car that splits into two separate cables which in turn connect to the rear left and right brakes. So there aren't any extra brakes for the handbrake just the ones which are on the rear wheels.

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If it is go to another dealer and armed with the info above don't let them fool you
Good luck and i hope you get it sorted

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