MemberDecember 27, 2015 at 7:11 pm
Rik, Finally got around to removing the front covers below the seat and above the footrest. There is a cable that goes around a number of rollers connecting the seat to the footrest. The cable is split into two parts, (with screwed ‘ring eyed’ connectors) joined with an adjuster in the middle for lengthening or shortening the cable. Have sourced new wire, and some ferrules. Can see exactly how this all fits together – with the exception of the top connection under the actual seat. The cable comes up the back of the unit behind the seat and around a fixed roller (The roller has a 1/4 cut out of the circular shape, so is in effect a 3/4s roller, that is fixed and the cable runs against a grove in the roller when the seat is dropped down) this is all good. However there appears to be nowhere to connect the end of the cable to (the existing, broken cable has a looped end), but I can’t see how this was attached (the cable dropped off when it broke onto a stair, so no idea how/where this connected – this would suggest it was just looped over one of the bolts holding the seat together (there are four or five bolts sticking down under the seat) and held in place by tension – although this doesn’t seem very professional from a ‘stannah stairlift’ point of view – unless of course the cable had previously been replaced – and bodged! I can attach the new wire, with a looped end, to one of the downward pointing bolts and secure this with washer/nut, but would be interested to know how this was designed to fit properly……. Any help/advice appreciated.