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
- General Maintenance
- Battery replacement at 3-5 years
- Power supply and transformer testing
- Constant beeping or chirping noise
- Electrical diagnostics and systems checks
- Blown fuses, short circuits, 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
- Equipment upgrades
Overview of The Model 130
The Acorn 130 stairlift is the most common lift we see in homes and is what we would refer to as an entry-level model made for moderate use. The manufacturer, originally from the UK began selling stairlifts in the United States in the early ’90s and has become one of the largest distributors of stair lifts in the market.
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″
More Useful Information
One thing to note about the track on the Acorn 130 and T700 models 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. The rail should always be kept clean and visually inspected. One of our favorite features is the ability to operate the lift from either control located at the 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.
Power Supply and Batteries
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. Testing and replacing the batteries is something that should only be done by an experienced stairlift technician. Contact us for service in the MD, N.VA, and DC area. Live in another location check our service areas for availability.