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    Squeaking powerchair

    Hi there.

    I have a salsa mini power chair thru the access to work scheme with solid tyres. In most ways it's great but after only a few months the tyres started squeaking so I contacted my supplier, and they told me this is an issue with all solid tyre power chairs, because the bolts work loose over time. I took it in, they tightened the bolts and all was well again. Then a few weeks later the squeaks started again.

    This just doesn't feel right, that a £7000 power chair would develop such an annoying problem when it is less than a year old.

    What should I do?


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    Senior Member beau's Avatar
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    Nov 2010
    I would contact Trading Standards as it is not fit for purpose if the bolts are working loose.

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    If its less than a year old, it should be under warranty, but I agree with beau, squeaky bolts, shouldn't have to put up with that! Give em some stick!!

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    Shocked that your supplier didn't use Loctite Threadlocker Blue 242 on those bolts rather than just tighten them & make some excuse.

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    Senior Member Lighttouch's Avatar
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    Try some WD40 on the bolts - you can get it at any DIY store.

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    Senior Member beau's Avatar
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    Bolts shouldn't work loose, that is a safety issue.

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    Thanks for the support. I have found guarantee documentation and thats says a different company is responsible for handling faults than the company I have been dealing with so far. So I am going to contact them and take it from there.

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