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    11-22-2019, 03:03 PM
    I would like replace all my gray tires on my Permobil M400 with black knobby pneumatic or flat free tires. The sizes are 14x3 (3.00x8) and 8x2...
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    11-21-2019, 08:08 PM
    dmccoyks replied to a thread Permobil M400 issues in Equipment
    Okay thank you for the clarification.
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    11-21-2019, 04:37 PM
    dmccoyks replied to a thread Permobil M400 issues in Equipment
    Thank you. I found that site as well. Do you think the sizes on mine would at least be approximately correct even though I sanded them down some?...
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    11-21-2019, 02:14 PM
    dmccoyks replied to a thread Permobil M400 issues in Equipment
    Thank you. Someone mentioned I should run the motors without any load for approximately an hour to help conform the brushes since I smoothed them out...
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    11-20-2019, 11:10 PM
    dmccoyks replied to a thread Permobil M400 issues in Equipment
    First picture didn?t upload.
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    11-20-2019, 11:08 PM
    dmccoyks replied to a thread Permobil M400 issues in Equipment
    I wanted to post an update to my issues and let you know what fixed the problem. It turned out to be my left motor was the issue. I ended up taking...
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    11-15-2019, 07:25 PM
    dmccoyks replied to a thread Permobil M400 issues in Equipment
    Okay I will ask there. Thanks
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    11-15-2019, 06:01 PM
    dmccoyks replied to a thread Permobil M400 issues in Equipment
    Another question if you don’t mind. I want to replace my grey tires with black ones while it is apart. What are the largest size tires I can put on...
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    11-15-2019, 04:58 PM
    dmccoyks replied to a thread Permobil M400 issues in Equipment
    Okay I will replace them and see. I also removed both of the motors today and I am going to open them and look at the brushes etc. and see if...
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    11-15-2019, 12:19 PM
    dmccoyks replied to a thread Permobil M400 issues in Equipment
    That is my next step to replace them in the next few days when the parts arrive. I was thinking though if it is the bearings then wouldn?t it affect...
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    11-14-2019, 10:49 PM
    dmccoyks replied to a thread Permobil M400 issues in Equipment
    Thanks for the idea of lifting with the tilt. I will test that out tomorrow. One of the 4 casters will swivel about 1 turn by just giving it good...
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    11-14-2019, 07:01 PM
    dmccoyks replied to a thread Permobil M400 issues in Equipment
    Okay, there is definitely quite a bit resistance on 3 of the 4 so I will start there. Thanks for all your help!
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    11-14-2019, 06:14 PM
    dmccoyks replied to a thread Permobil M400 issues in Equipment
    I am going to go ahead and replace the bearings to start. It looks like there are 2 bearings at each caster for a total of 8 or are there others that...
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    11-14-2019, 06:04 PM
    dmccoyks replied to a thread Permobil M400 issues in Equipment
    That would be great if that is the only issue. When you say they should spin freely, do you mean there should not be any resistance to them spinning?
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    11-14-2019, 03:38 PM
    dmccoyks replied to a thread Permobil M400 issues in Equipment
    I could not figure out how to jack it up since my jack is pretty tall to test the motors. I will have to wait until my wife gets home with our van...
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    11-14-2019, 01:35 PM
    dmccoyks replied to a thread Permobil M400 issues in Equipment
    Thanks again for the help. I will try those things. I was also wondering if I remove the motors and run them will that tell me if it is bad or not....
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    11-13-2019, 03:25 PM
    Has anyone came up with any new good solutions for adding all terrain tires to there power chair? I have a Permobil M400 and would be very interested...
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    11-13-2019, 11:48 AM
    dmccoyks replied to a thread Permobil M400 issues in Equipment
    Thank you for the additional information. I will check that each spin freely and go from there.
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    11-12-2019, 10:50 PM
    dmccoyks replied to a thread Permobil M400 issues in Equipment
    Thank you for the quick replies. Yes, I will lock it from now on if I ever leave it again. I never thought grown men would do that with my chair! I...
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    11-12-2019, 09:17 PM
    I took my power chair to my daughters wedding this weekend and left my chair there to pick up the next day. Bad mistake! Apparently some of the guys...
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