CHAPTER 5: MAINTENANCE & TROUBLE SHOOTING
If you fail to heed these warnings, your chair may fail and cause
severe injury to the user or others.
• Inspect and maintain this chair as shown in the maintenance chart as shown on
• If you detect a problem, service or repair the chair before use as directed in this
• At least once every 3 months, have a complete inspection, safety check and
service of your chair made by an authorized Gendron dealer.
Proper maintenance will improve performance and extend the useful life of your chair.
Clean your chair regularly. This will help you find loose or worn parts and make your
chair easier to use.
Repair or replace loose, worn, bent or damaged parts.
To protect your investment, have all maintenance and repair work done by an
authorized Gendron dealer.
2.0 MAINTENANCE TIPS
2.1 Monthly Checks-All nuts, bolts, screws, rivets, tires, wheels and upholstery
should be checked each month for wear. If the end user is unable to perform
the required inspection, return the unit to a qualified Gendron dealer for proper
2.2 Tires-Worn tires will make your wheelchair difficult to operate. Both wheels
should be replaced at the same time to prevent chair from pulling to one side.
2.3 8" Casters-Wheel is secured to the caster fork by an axle bolt and nut. To
adjust, rotate bolt and lock with nut. Wheel should be snug but free spinning. If
the caster flutters or shimmies, remove the caster cap. Adjust the locknut
located under the caster cap. Take-up all play. Back off about ¼ turn. Replace
caster cap. If proper adjustment cannot be made, replace bearings and stem
with authorized Gendron parts.
Caution-Excessive bearing wear will result if wheels are too tight or too loose.
Improper adjustment will cause premature failure of bearings and axle bolts.