Summit Stairlifts can be identified by their tan color upholstery. This model has a winding cable drive and a silver rail or track. The cable winds onto a drum in the lift. The cable rides in the center of the track and can easily be seen. Also the Summit stair lift has one lever to swivel the seat manually. These units are typically manufactured in Lake Winnebago Missouri.
The Summit lift operates with a winding drum cable drive. The most common call we receive for these lifts is a “slack cable” safety device has stopped the lift from running. This occurs when slack is sensed in the cable and the lift shuts off to prevent any further movement until the problem is corrected. The Summit stair lift owners manual has tips that might save you a service call. Make sure you remove power from the lift before attempting any of the following items. What to do if the lift is not running when the steel cable is not tight. When the unit won’t run and lift all the way at top of track. Proper use of your chair lift and safety tips.