Are you sure the beeping is coming from the lift? (and not from a smoke alarm, CO2 detector, microwave or other home appliance)
- You’d be surprised how many times we go out on service calls to address a beeping stairlift, only to find that it’s time to replace the batteries in the smoke alarm or CO2 detector!
How many beeps is the stairlift making and how often is this occurring?
- Single beep = check seat swivel, armrests and footrest and any obstructions
- Continuous beep = unit is not charging (either not fully on the charging station or the charger has come unplugged)
Is there a flashing alpha/numeric code displayed on your Elite or Curve Stairlift unit?
- Please note that the codes will change and flash as the lift is self-checking and displaying status codes during normal operations
- If the same code is flashing repeatedly, that is indicative if a diagnostic fault or problem with the lift. Please refer to the chart below. (Some codes might not be displayed on this chart, however the list below contains the most common fault codes)
When was your last service call or annual maintenance?
- Annual maintenance does actually mean every year, but we understand that time can pass and things get forgotten. If it’s been 3-4 years since your last service call, you’re probably due for some new batteries and a safety inspection of the unit.
- Annual maintenance is required on Bruno lifts in order to uphold the Gold Star Warranty; this warranty covers all additional parts for 2 years and all drive-train components for 5 years from date of purchase.
Is the lift plugged in?
- Again, we are happy to come out and assess the situation- but the service fee can seem a bit ridiculous for something as simple as fixing a lift that accidentally was unplugged.
Are the status indicator lights ON on the transformer/charger? Was there a power outage recently?
- There should always be at least two lights displayed on your Elite stairlift charger to indicate normal operations.
- Red= power on
- Red and yellow = battery is charging
- Red and green = battery is fully charged
Are the stair chair, armrests and footrest all in the downward and locked position?
- Fold the chair, footrest and armrests up and then put everything back down again, just to make sure.
Is the swivel seat locked firmly into place and facing straight ahead?
- Wiggle the stairlift from side to side until you hear it click into place.
Have any and all obstructions been removed from near the stairlift carriage and rail?
- Little plastic green army men, Legos, table cloths and MardiGras beads are just a few of the items that we have removed from our equipment to get it working again.
If it is after hours (evening, weekend or holiday) and you “just want the beeping to stop,” please try the following:
Locate the power switch on the stairlift unit itself.
*Do not unplug the lift; it will still operate, and eventually drain the battery (and still won’t address the beeping).