Owners of stairlifts often have to choose between self repairing or engage repair service whenever their devices give them problems. Some of the problems that you might have out of can be repaired yourself thereby eliminating the need to call in a repair service. There are a few things that you will want to do in order to know if the problem that you are having is one that you will be able to fix yourself or if you will require the assistance of a mechanic to get the problem fixed. There are certain repairs that you can learn to fix and there are certain tools that you will need to make some repairs.
Before you try to repair your own stairlift, it is important that you check the warranty. If you try to make the repairs needed you could void the warranty such that your product will not be covered if something major happens to it. Then you will have to pay for the major repairs out of your own pocket. We always advise customers who purchased older models to pay slightly more for a warranty. This is inexpensive and guarantees a peace of mind for owners in the first few years.
One minor problem that you might have is a power issue. Some users have power problems that disable the device. In fact, when there is a power issue the lift will not work at all because there is no power going to it to operate it.
Another problem that you might experience is a safety switch that is not functioning properly. If the safety switch is malfunctioning you will be putting your safety in jeopardy, so you will want to make sure that it gets fixed as soon as possible.
These are two minor repairs that you can make yourself without having to call in a repair service to fix them for you. In order to solve any power issues that you might be having you will want to check the power supply. If you are using an AC power supply then there could be something wrong with the wiring that you need to take a look at. If you are using a DC power supply then you might just need to check the battery to make sure that it is charged or does not need to be replaced. If there is something with the wiring of the AC power supply then you might want to call in a repair service and have them take a look at it if you are not experienced with electricity.
When you are making repairs to the safety switches, make sure to consult the owner’s manual. Each safety switch is different depending on the manufacturer and will require different steps in order for you to repair it.
If you are trying to decide whether to call in a repair service or to troubleshoot yourself, make sure that you check these two things out. You might find that the problem is a minor one which you are able to repair on your own and will be able to save a lot of money as a result.