Stairlift can be controlled by a few buttons to execute most of the basic functions. There is the up and down button that commands the stairlift to move in the desired direction. While it is in motion, users can also press the pause button to stop in the middle of the track. It is not advisable to press the opposite button without first pausing the device. The sudden change in the direction will damage the power train of the system.
Common issues and problems with the remote controls can occur and it can pose a big headache for the user. There are two types of controls, fixed and remote. The fixed controls are located at both ends of the track as well as on the armrest of the seat. This is for users to recall the chair from the other end and also command when they are seated. It is a common problem to have non responsive buttons when you are trying to operate the stairlift. If there is a beeping noise heard, the problem could be with the system and not with the controls. If there is no beeping, the controls should be the first part to troubleshoot.For these problems, you can try to open up the control deck to view the wiring beneath.
Ensure that all the wiring are secured and not loose. You can trace the wiring to the other end to be sure that the other terminating point is secured too.
Buttons on the stairlift and their functions
The remote controller of the chair lift is for users who are on wheelchairs and unable to reach the fixed controls. They will carry remote controllers with them and can activate the it within 5 meters of the system. If the remote controller is not working, the battery may be flat and needs replacement. If replacing the battery still does not solve the problem, the issue could be with the remote control circuit board. If your stairlift is still under warranty, you can get a free replacement. Otherwise, you can purchase old remote controls from used device dealers.
Finding Cheap Replacement Stairlift Controller Online
If your warranty has expired, it will be expensive to buy new remote controllers from the manufacturer. You can search online to purchase used stairlift controllers. They are usually much cheaper than brand new controllers purchased directly and yet they can serve the same functions. It is important that you read the controller specifications clearly so you can buy the correct replacement online.