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    EZ lock dying?

    A handful of times recently I had to flick the switch more than once to unlock my ezlock, one time it took at least 30 times I believe. It is sporadic though. If I remember correctly this is what happens before they go kaput, right? could it mean anything else? it's such bad timing, argh.
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    I'm not familiar with the wiring, but it could be the switch or a relay.
    They both have contacts that corode over time.
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    Check out Ebay I have purchased a few complete EZ locks either new or like new in the $250.00 range shipping included. The last one I bought was brand new in the box and when I took it to the mobility dealer to be installed they told me they charge $1300 for them.

    Also my EZ Lock has a manual release lever in the front (I think they all do) and there is a cable hooked to it that I can reach and pull to release my chair manually.
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    This happened with my mother's EZ Lock after a number of years of use. We took it back to the place we had it installed and they found a faulty switch and replaced it.

    (KLD)

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    Defective relays will intermittently not function, I would suspect that is most likely the problem. First I would check to see if there's any debris in the mechanism, or worn mechanical parts. There's really not much to them, and it shouldn't be hard to figure out for someone with a little mechanical talent.

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    great advice all thanks!

    yes I have the release lever, no cable though and I cant reach it.
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    probably just needs a tune up.

    Jim
    Jim, MA, MMET
    Bridgewater, MA

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    Does it click? Mine does that periodically but it is caused by a burr from the bolt head rubbing on the edges, have it filed and good to go.

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    no it was silent. but it hasn't done it since I posted this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by leschinsky View Post
    no it was silent. but it hasn't done it since I posted this.

    Is the Ez-Lock used with a power or manual wheelchair?

    If it happens again try moving or powering the wheelchair forward right after hitting the EzLock button.

    Sometime the wheelchair sits back against the locking mechanism binding it.

    Jim
    Jim, MA, MMET
    Bridgewater, MA

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