Acorn Stairlifts Model 130 service and repair. We can get your lift back up and working again quickly and do not require a maintenance contract to service your lift. If you are having problems with your Acorn chairlift we can test, repair and perform diagnostics checks for any problem the lift might have. With a large inventory of parts and all of our service trucks fully stocked for fast repairs we’re ready for your call. For error code information and common issues try our Acorn stairlift troubleshooting guide.
Typical Service Call Items
Battery replacement at 3-5 years
Power supply and transformer testing
Constant beeping or chirping noise
Electrical diagnostics and systems checks
Blown fuses, short circuit and ground faults
Sensor adjustment or replacement
Broken and missing keys
Remote controls and programming
Swivel seat parts and adjustments
Broken directional control lever on armrests
Arm interlock switch broken or replaced
Lift cover or direction safeties guards
Overspeed reset and check
Charging station problems
Top or bottom limit switch and cam adjustment
Removal and installation request
Overview of The Model 130
The Acorn stairlift is the most common lift we see in homes. The manufacture, originally from the UK began selling stairlifts in the United States in early 90’s and has become one of the largest distributors of stair lifts in the market. The Acorn 130 is what we would refer to as an entry level model made for moderate use.
The overall appearance of the lift is good and will fit nicely into most homes with its tan color upholstery and light color of the mechanical covers. The rail or track is on the slightly wider side at 5-1/2″ but still leaves plenty of room for anyone else using the stairs. Our recommended minimum width of stairs for installation of this lift is 32″ and preferably 34-36″
One thing to note about the track on the Acorn 130 is the exposed gear rack on the face or top of the rail. While this isn’t a huge deal it gives the lift more of a mechanical look and can cause service related issues. One of our favorite features is the ability to operate the lift from either control located at end of the armrest. Most lifts will just have one control switch on a single armrest. The extra control switch is particularly useful for a person with limited mobility in one hand.
The lift plugs into a standard household outlet with a 15 volt AC adapter. The adapter has a cable that routes to charging stations at the top and bottom of the lift. When the lift is not in operation it must be parked precisely on these charging contacts or the batteries can discharge and in some cases require replacement.
The most common issue we see on this lift is batteries, which is typical for most stairlifts. Inevitably someone will leave the lift off the charging station or the batteries will just run low over time and need to be replaced. This is something that should only be done an experienced stairlift technician. Contact us for service in the MD, N.VA and DC area at 866-721-6004. Live in another location check our service areas for availability.