I HAVE A FRIENDS MOTHERS WHEELCHAIR
IT NEEDS THE X BAR (CROSS BAR) LUBERCATED
THE CHAIR IS VERY HARD TO OPEN
I CAN'T SEEM TO FIND ANYONE THAT KNOWS ANYTHING ABOUT THIS
I BORROWED THE CHAIR FOR MY 84YR YOUNG MOTHER A FEW DAYS AGO
BECAUSE MY SISTER CAME FROM OUT OF TOWN AND WANTED TO TAKE HER SHOPPING FOR THE HOLIDAYS
AFTER A LONG STRUGGLE THE CHAIR FINALLY GOT OPENED
AFTER GETTING IT BACK HOME I TRIED AND IT WOULD NOT OPEN
I CONTACTED MY FRIEND AND HE TOO HAS PROBLEMS WITH IT
IT IS NOT A OLD CHAIR
IT IS NOW CLOSED AGAIN AND I WOULD VERY MUCH LIKE TO REMEDY THIS PROBLEM FOR MY FRIEND
HIS MOTHER IS ALSO AROUND 84 AND ONCE IN A WHILE USES A CHAIR
You have answered your own question. If this is for real, then just lube it. Even a drop of cooking oil will work.
I JUST DO NOT WANT TO TAKE ANY CHANCES AND MESS ANYTHING UP
(THIS IS THE FIRST TIME THAT I EVEN WENT TO ONE OF THESE TYPE OF WEB SITES TO ASK ANYONE)
I MUST SAY THAT I'M VERY SURPRISED THAT ANYONE WOULD BE ASKING IF THIS IS A REAL QUESTION, ESPECIALLY DEALING WITH ANYTHING AS IMPORTANT AS A WHEELCHAIR
THANK YOU FOR YOUR ANSWER
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Anyway, if you do lube the chair, look for anyplace that pivots during the opening and closing process and add a drop or two of oil there. You really can't mess this up b lubricating it other than using too much oil that makes a mess.This message has been edited. Last edited by: Jaybee,
beers1 had some informed answers back on the general household forum. one of the last wheelchairs I stashed in somebody's trunk was full of moly grease, wrecked a $20 shirt (glad I took my suit coat off . never saw that when I moved chairs out of my way as a hospital maintenance assistant, but that was so long ago there were 21 letters in the alphabet.
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THANK YOU FOR YOUR RESPONSE AND INFO
LUCK WILL HAVE IT
I WENT TO KAISER HOSPITAL FOR AN APPOINTMENT THAT MY MOTHER HAD ON FRIDAY
AND I WAS ABLE TO TALK TO SOME PEOPLE THAT INFORMED ME ABOUT THE DO'S AND DON'TS
BEST WISHES TO ALL AT DIY
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