Everest & Jennings Traveler LX User manual

Manual Wheelchair
User Manual
3E02-INS-LAB-RevB14
© 2014 GF Health Products, Inc.
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CONTENTS
1
INTRODUCTION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3
2
IMPORTANT SAFETY PRECAUTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5
3
GETTING STARTED . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8
4
HANDLING TIPS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9
5
ADJUSTMENTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13
6
TRANSPORTING THE TRAVELER LX . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21
7
MAINTENANCE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23
8
TROUBLESHOOTING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28
9
LIMITED WARRANTY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29
10 INDEX . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31
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READ THIS MANUAL BEFORE OPERATING YOUR
WHEELCHAIR
1 INTRODUCTION
Important safety, operating, and maintenance instructions that warrant
your attention are included in this user manual. Read the entire
manual carefully before operating your new wheelchair, and refer to it
as often as necessary to help maintain good performance standards.
Consult your healthcare professional and GF authorized distributor for
assistance in developing and learning safe and effective techniques for
performing your daily activities according to your individual physical
abilities and needs, and to make certain your wheelchair is properly
prescribed and adjusted for your use.
The safety precautions in this manual are general warnings intended
to be used only as basic guidelines. You may find it necessary to
develop your own methods for safely solving frequently encountered
challenges. Again, consult your professional medical advisors for their
recommendations about safety methods, and never hesitate to ask for
their assistance.
Your wheelchair should receive frequent, regularly scheduled
maintenance, including an inspection of the mechanical parts, to
ensure proper operation. Some suggested inspection procedures,
troubleshooting procedures, and adjustment procedures are included
in this manual. When it comes to service and repair, remember your
GF authorized distributor knows your wheelchair best.
Thank you for choosing an Everest & Jennings product. We at
GF Health Products, Inc. wish to assure you of our continuing
commitment to provide innovation and quality in our products. The
Traveler LX is a manual, folding wheelchair, suitable for frequent users
who require a portable wheelchair, fitted to their anatomy, without
the need of customization or alteration to the center of gravity. The
Traveler LX is intended for indoor and/or outdoor use.
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The person performing adjustments on the Traveler LX has the
responsibility of making certain the user can safely operate the
wheelchair with the adjustments selected. This person must evaluate
the user's ability, weight, physical condition, the environment in which
the wheelchair will be used, and the terrain over which the wheelchair
will travel. We recommend the use of anti-tippers at all times.
WARNING: When in use, anti-tippers must be installed in the
downward position .
Please note the following special statements, used throughout this
manual, and their significance:
WARNING: Indicates a potential hazard situation or unsafe
practice that, if not avoided, could result in death or serious
personal injury .
CAUTION: Indicates a potential hazard situation or unsafe
practice that, if not avoided, could result in minor or moderate
personal injury .
s NOTICE: Indicates a potential hazard situation or unsafe
practice that, if not avoided, could result in product or property
damage .
Info: Provides application recommendations or other useful
information to ensure that you get the most from your product.
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2 IMPORTANT SAFETY PRECAUTIONS
IMPORTANT SAFETY PRECAUTIONS: ALWAYS FOLLOW
THESE SAFETY PRECAUTIONS WHEN USING YOUR
WHEELCHAIR. FAILURE TO DO SO COULD RESULT IN
PERSONAL INJURY TO YOU OR OTHERS OR DAMAGE TO
YOUR WHEELCHAIR.
Safety requires the constant attention of the wheelchair user and
the attendant. It is extremely important to learn and always use safe
methods of performing basic daily activities. Always consult your
healthcare professional to determine those methods most suitable for
your individual abilities.
Protect yourself and your wheelchair by having your
Traveler LX serviced regularly. Whenever any part of your Traveler LX
is not functioning properly, contact your GF authorized distributor
immediately, as a hazardous situation could result, causing personal
injury or damage to your wheelchair. ONLY EXCELLENT CONDITION
IS ACCEPTABLE WHERE SAFETY IS CONCERNED. Periodic
inspection, adjustment, and replacement of worn parts will provide
many years of superb performance.
WARNINGS
WARNING: Traveler LX maximum weight capacity is 300 lb .
(136 kg), EVENLY DISTRIBUTED .
WARNING: Do not operate this wheelchair on streets or
roadways .
WARNING: Do not operate this wheelchair on hilly or rough
terrain, sand, wet or icy surfaces, or surfaces with impaired
traction . Ensure that pathway is clear of all obstacles .
WARNING: Do not turn wheelchair while going downhill, as
wheelchair could tip over .
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WARNING: Do not attempt inclines without anti-tippers
installed in the downward position . Do not attempt any incline
or decline greater than six degrees (10% grade, or one foot of
rise or fall per ten feet of ramp length) .
WARNING: This wheelchair does not offer seating or occupant
restraint equivalent to the seat provided in a motor vehicle! To
increase your safety while traveling in a motor vehicle, always
transfer to the vehicle seat and use the restraint provided by
the vehicle manufacturer .
WARNING: Do not tie down or attach anything to the wheels .
This could cause tipping and possibly result in injury or
damage to the wheelchair .
WARNING: The footplates' lowest point should clear the
ground by at least 2 1/2 inches, to permit proper clearance of
potential obstruction .
WARNING: Doing a "wheelie" (tilting the wheelchair backward
until it reaches its balance point) is dangerous and could result
in personal injury to the user .
WARNING: Do not stand or step on the footplates while
transferring to or from your wheelchair . This could cause the
wheelchair to tip or may cause personal injury or damage to
your wheelchair .
WARNING: Do not place your hands between seat rail and side
panel .
WARNING: Always engage wheel locks before transferring,
using a wheelchair lift or using an elevator .
WARNING: Ensure that wheelchair is on a stable, level surface
and engage wheel locks before and during transfer .
WARNING: Operate only with anti-tippers in place when leaning
or tipping . When in use, anti-tippers must be installed in the
downward position .
WARNING: Do not lean over the top of the wheelchair back .
This could cause the wheelchair to tip over .
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WARNING: To reduce the risk of tipping before leaning or
reaching forward, sit back in the seat and rotate casters fully
toward front of wheelchair .
WARNING:UnauthorizedmodificationortheuseofnonEverest & Jennings replacement parts could change the
structure of the wheelchair, void the warranty, and create a
hazardous condition resulting in serious personal injury .
WARNING: Do not lean on this wheelchair or use it as a
walker—these are practices which could result in loss of
balance and personal injury .
WARNING: Do not use your wheelchair on escalators .
WARNING: Wheel locks are not brakes . Do not use the wheel
locks to slow down your wheelchair, or while the wheelchair is
moving . Wheel locks are only intended to keep the wheelchair
in place when it is at a complete stop .
WARNING: Notice for California Customers- California
Proposition 65 WARNING: This product contains a chemical
known to the State of California to cause cancer and
reproductive or developmental harm .
WARNING:GFHealthProducts,Inc.specificallydisclaims
responsibility for any personal injury or property damage
which may occur during any use which does not comply with
federal, state, or local laws or ordinances .
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3 GETTING STARTED
Please familiarize yourself with main components, identified in
Traveler LX illustration below.
Designs and specifications are subject to change without notice.
back upholstery
push handle/
back post
armpad
arm
rear wheel
seat
upholstery
footrest
handrim
anti-tipper
(optional)
wheel lock
crossbrace
footplate
frame
caster wheel
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caster housing
caster fork
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4 HANDLING TIPS
The Everest & Jennings Traveler LX has been designed and engineered
to perform as a stable and well balanced unit when used for its intended
purpose. However, it is possible to tip the Traveler LX over if it is used
improperly. We urge you to learn the characteristics of your wheelchair.
It is most important to learn safe methods to perform the daily
activities basic to your lifestyle. Consult your medical professionals for
assistance in developing the skills and proper techniques to perform all
activities safely.
BALANCE
Proper balance is the key to maintaining the stability of your
wheelchair. Reaching, bending, and transferring to or from a
wheelchair will change the weight distribution and center of gravity
of you and your wheelchair. When performing such activities, do so as
instructed in the following paragraphs to avoid tipping the wheelchair.
TRANSFER ACTIVITIES
WARNING: Always ensure that the wheelchair is on a stable,
level surface and engage wheel locks before transfer .
WARNING: Do not step on the footplates; this could cause the
wheelchair to tip . Fold them up, and either detach them, or
swing them aside .
WARNING: There is a critical moment when there is little or no
seat platform beneath you . Take every precaution to reduce this
unsupported distance before you attempt transfer .
Transferring into or out of a wheelchair is a very difficult maneuver.
Exercise extreme care when transferring without the aid of either an
attendant or a patient lift. Consult your physician, nurse, or physical
therapist for assistance in developing your individual technique. Make
sure that the wheelchair is stabilized, and will not move or slide during
the transfer. Take extra precaution to prevent tipping. Use good body
mechanics to prevent personal injury.
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REACHING / BENDING
WARNING: Always turn the casters frontward to provide stability
while reaching . If in doubt, ask for assistance or use a device that
will extend your reach without requiring you to shift your weight .
Although it is not recommended, you may find it occasionally necessary
to lean or reach from your wheelchair. Consult with your healthcare
professional for assistance in developing your personal safe reaching or
moving techniques suited to your ability and restrictions.
Forward or sideward
WARNING: Do not attempt to reach objects if you are required
to move forward in the seat . Do not attempt to retrieve objects
fromthefloorifyoumustreachdownbetweenyourknees.Do
not shift your weight in the direction that you are reaching and/
or bending; this could cause the wheelchair to tip .
1. Maneuver the wheelchair as close as possible to the object you wish
to reach.
2. Rotate both casters fully forward: Go forward, and then back the
wheelchair toward the object to swing the casters fully forward.
3. Engage both wheel locks.
4. Ensure the casters are rotated fully forward before reaching. If not,
repeat step 2.
Backward
WARNING: Do not engage the wheel locks while reaching
or bending backward . Should your weight suddenly shift
accidentally, it is better to roll in that direction than to tip over .
WARNING: Do not lean over the back upholstery; this could
cause the wheelchair to tip .
1. Maneuver the wheelchair as close as possible to the object; the rear
wheels will limit how close you can get.
2. Rotate both casters fully forward: Go forward, and then back the
wheelchair toward the object to swing the casters fully forward.
3. Reach only as far as your arm will extend without changing your sitting
position. If in doubt, reposition the wheelchair or ask for assistance.
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RAMPS AND INCLINES
WARNING: During descent, the footplates' lowest point should
be no closer to the ground than 2 1/2 inches to permit proper
clearance .
WARNING: Do not attempt inclines without anti-tippers
installed in the downward position . Do not attempt any incline
or decline of more than 6 degrees (10% grade, or one foot of
rise or fall per ten feet of ramp length) .
WARNING: Do not use wheel locks to slow your descent .
Attempting to use wheel locks is likely to result in accidental
locking that could cause the wheelchair to stop abruptly,
suddenly pitch forward, or tip sideways .
WARNING: Avoid changing direction while descending a ramp
or incline, as this could cause instability .
Most people are capable of negotiating short inclines without
assistance, depending upon upper body strength, endurance, and the
degree of incline. Know your own capabilities and limitations in terms
of strength and endurance before attempting to negotiate an incline
or decline. Practice with an attendant or healthcare professional first
before attempting any inclines, declines curbs or ramps. Always inspect
the ramp for hazards such as holes, slippery or uneven surfaces, etc.
before starting up or down. If you can not see the entire ramp, ask
someone to inspect it for you.
Ascent
Lean the upper part of your body slightly forward as you ascend the
incline. If it becomes necessary to stop on the incline, avoid any abrupt
or sudden forward movement as you resume climbing, this could cause
tipping.
Descent
Always face forward when going down a ramp, but do not lean forward;
this could cause tipping. Lean slightly backward to increase stability.
It is critical to keep the wheelchair under control at all times. Descent
should be made slowly and safely by grasping the handrims; however,
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use care, as friction heat will be generated. We recommend the use of
gloves to reduce the effects of friction heat, but going slower is a better
alternative.
CURBS AND STEPS
Curbs, steps and stairways are dangerous obstacles that confront the
wheelchair user. When you encounter curbs, find a way around, or use
the ramps now available in most locations. If you encounter steps and
there is no ramp available, avoid the steps by utilizing the disabled
designated elevators now required in most locations.
WARNING: Never attempt to negotiate steps, stairs or
escalators in your Traveler LX .
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5 ADJUSTMENTS
The Traveler LX offers several adjustments to make it easier and
more comfortable to drive. Section 7, MAINTENANCE, offers
preventive maintenance suggestions for keeping your wheelchair in
excellent condition; ensure all components are in excellent condition
before adjusting. The following are recommended methods; after
a few adjustments, you may develop your own. Always consult your
GF authorized distributor for assistance.
The person performing adjustments on the Traveler LX has the
responsibility of making certain the user can safely operate the
wheelchair with the adjustments selected. This person must evaluate
the user's ability, weight, physical condition, the environment in which
the wheelchair will be used, and the terrain over which the wheelchair
will travel.
All adjustments and their page locations are referenced in the index
at the end of this manual. Specific tools needed to perform each
adjustment are identified in adjustment directions. A complete list of
tools needed to perform all adjustments in this section follows:
Phillips screwdriver
M13 wrench
M10 wrench
M6 hex key
REAR WHEELS & CASTERS
We recommend that you do not replace or adjust rear wheel or caster
components yourself, since special tools and training are required.
Please contact your GF authorized distributor when your rear wheels or
casters need adjustment.
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ARMS
All Traveler LX arms are removable.
Remove arm
1. Depress lower arm
release pin until it
unlocks.
2. Hold arm by center of
armpad. Lift straight
up and off.
right arm
arm
release pin
Install arm
Hold arm by center of
armpad. Lower arm
straight down into
sockets and push to lock.
Ensure release pin is
locked in place.
front arm socket
remove arm
WARNING: Ensure arm release is locked in place before
occupying or operating wheelchair .
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FRONT RIGGING
FOOTREST—DETACHABLE, SWINGAWAY
WARNING: The footplates' lowest point should be no closer to
the ground than 2 1/2 inches, to permit proper clearance .
WARNING: Do not stand on the footplates; this could cause the
wheelchair to tip .
Remove footrest
1. To release lock, pull
swingaway release lever
forward, toward front of
wheelchair. Footrest will
swing outward.
2. To remove, lift footrest
straight up off wheelchair
hinge pins.
hinge
plate
swingaway
release lever
Attach footrest
1. Set footrest on wheelchair
(so that footrest hinge
plates engage wheelchair
hinge pins).
2. Swing footrest inward.
3. Ensure swingaway release
lever is locked in a rearward
position, toward back of
wheelchair.
remove footrest
(left shown)
WARNING: Ensure footrests are locked in place before
occupying or operating wheelchair .
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Adjust footplate extension length
1. See picture at right.
Loosen latch to free
footplate extension
inside hanger.
locking
2. Press down on the
button
locking button and
hanger
adjust the footplate
adjustment
to the desired length.
holes
Ensure the locking
button is completely
latch
footplate
extended and securely
fastened in the
adjustment hole.
3. Fasten latch to secure
footplate extension
inside hanger.
footplate extension,
4. Repeat steps 1-3 for
adjust length
the other footplate
extension.
5. Ensure both footplate extensions are securely fastened and
minimum ground clearance is 2 1/2 inches.
WARNING: Ensure footplates are securely fastened before
occupying or operating wheelchair .
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ELEVATING LEGREST—DETACHABLE, SWINGAWAY
WARNING: The footplates' lowest point should be no closer to
the ground than 2 1/2 inches, to permit proper clearance .
WARNING: Do not stand on the footplates; this could cause the
wheelchair to tip .
Remove elevating legrest
1. To release lock, pull
hinge
swingaway release
plate
lever forward, toward
front of wheelchair.
Legrest will swing
swingaway
outward.
release lever
2. To remove, lift
legrest straight up
off wheelchair hinge
pins.
Attach elevating
legrest
1. Set legrest on
wheelchair (so that
legrest hinge plates
engage wheelchair
hinge pins).
2. Swing legrest
remove elevating legrest
inward.
3. Ensure legrest is locked in place and swingaway release lever is
locked in a rearward position, toward back of wheelchair.
WARNING: Ensure legrests are locked in place before
occupying or operating wheelchair .
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Adjust legrest elevation
CAUTION: It is possible to RAISE the elevating legrest without
moving the legrest release lever . As a safety feature, however,
in order to LOWER the elevating legrest you must move
the legrest release lever . This is to prevent the legrest from
accidentally dropping while the user's leg is elevated .
WARNING: Ensure elevating legrests are locked in place before
occupying or operating wheelchair .
Raise elevating legrest
Slowly rotate the legrest up to
the desired position. Ensure
elevating legrest is locked in
position.
legrest
Lower elevating legrest
release lever
1. To allow the elevating
legrest to lower without
dropping suddenly, support
its weight and move the
release lever forward.
2. Slowly lower elevating
legrest to desired position.
legrest
3. Release lever. Ensure
panel
elevating legrest is locked
in position before letting go
of legrest.
Adjust elevating legrest
adjust legrest
panel position
The legrest panel can be rotated up and out of the way. Refer to picture
above.
1. To adjust panel, hold the panel and rotate it upward.
2. To return panel to position, hold the panel and rotate downward.
The panel will stop at the proper position.
WARNING: Ensure legrest panels are locked in place before
occupying or operating wheelchair .
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Adjust legrest footplate extension length
See Adjust footplate extension length in Footrest—Detachable,
Swingaway section.
CROSSBRACES
Tighten crossbraces
M13 wrench, M6 hex key
Check the crossbraces to ensure the bolt and nut securing both
crossbraces in the center of the wheelchair are secure (crossbraces
should be loose enough to fold easily, yet snug enough to take up
excess play). Use an M13 wrench and M6 hex key to tighten.
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WHEEL LOCKS
Adjust wheel locks
M10 wrench
1. Use an M10 wrench to
loosen the adjustment
bolt until the wheel lock
slides on the frame.
2. Place the wheel lock in
the locked position and
slide it into contact with
the tire.
3. Place the wheel lock in
the unlocked position
and slide it 3/8" closer to
the tire.
rightÊ rearÊ wheelÊ
wheelÊ lock
adjustmentÊ bolt
rightÊ frontÊ frame
wheelÊ lock
shownÊ unlocked
4. Use an M10 wrench to tighten the adjustment bolt and engage the
wheel lock to check the fit. The wheel lock should indent the tire at
least 3/8".
5. Repeat steps 1-4 for other wheel lock. Tighten the adjustment bolts
securely to eliminate wheel lock movement on frame.
WARNING: Ensure wheel locks are adjusted so they lock in
place appropriately before occupying or operating wheelchair .
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6 TRANSPORTING THE TRAVELER LX
WARNING: This wheelchair does not offer seating or occupant
restraint equivalent to the seat provided in a motor vehicle! To
increase your safety while traveling in a motor vehicle, always
transfer to the vehicle seat and use the restraint provided by
the vehicle manufacturer .
The Traveler LX can easily be transported by folding the wheelchair:
1. Detach front rigging from wheelchair.
2. Remove the seat cushion, if so equipped.
3. Fold the wheelchair: pull up sharply on the seat sling at front and
rear center at the same time. To fold wheelchair completely, tip
the wheelchair sideways (so wheel won't drag) and press sides
together.
For reassembly, see the following page.
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REASSEMBLY
1. Push down with even pressure on seat tubes on both sides.
WARNING: Do not place your hand between seat tube and side
panel .
2. Push again if seat tubes are not positioned directly upon front
frame seat struts as shown below.
seat strut
seat strut
right front
seat tube
right front
seat tube
locked
correct position
not locked
3. Attach footrests or legrests to wheelchair.
4. Reinstall the seat cushion, if so equipped.
WARNING: When reassembling the wheelchair, ensure seat
frame has been opened completely . If not, wheelchair is unsafe
to occupy .
WARNING: Ensure footrests or legrests are locked in place
before occupying or operating wheelchair .
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7 MAINTENANCE
Protect your E&J Traveler LX by having it serviced regularly. Proper care
and maintenance are essential to keep your wheelchair in safe working
condition. Periodic inspection, adjustment, and replacement of worn
parts will provide many years of superb performance. When you believe
that a component or part of your Traveler LX is not functioning properly,
contact your GF authorized distributor immediately, as a potentially
hazardous condition could result. Only excellent condition is acceptable
where safety is concerned.
Service manual
There is no service manual for the Traveler LX. Please contact your
GF authorized distributor with service questions not answered by this
manual.
Info: We recommend that you have a GF authorized distributor
perform a six month maintenance check, as the authorized
distributor may find and correct a problem which might
otherwise go undetected and eventually cause more serious
problems and/or personal injury.
Do-it-yourself maintenance
You can do many of the scheduled maintenance tasks yourself, if you
have mechanical ability and a few basic tools. Refer to the maintenance
schedule on the next page for the recommended regularity of each
procedure. If any maintenance procedure is not clear to you, ask your
GF authorized distributor for assistance.
s NOTICE: Improper maintenance can cause operating problem
and may affect your warranty .
WARNING:UnauthorizedmodificationortheuseofnonEverest & Jennings replacement parts could change the
structure of the wheelchair, void the warranty, and create a
hazardous condition resulting in serious personal injury .
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MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE
Procedure
Check tire wear
Check handrims
Check wheel lock engagement
Check anti-tippers (optional)
Wipe off frame with soft cloth
Check handgrips
Check upholstery
Check rear wheel adjustment
Check arms
Check backposts / push handles
Check footrests / elevating legrests
Clean frame
Check caster stem rotation
GF distributor maintenance check
Check rear wheel bearings (distributor)
Check caster bearings (distributor)
Perform at least every
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List of tools
The tools and cleaning supplies listed will assist in the procedures
outlined in Section 7.
30 weight oil (available at most auto parts stores)
Phillips screwdriver
soft cloth
mild soap and water solution
General care
Always evaluate the overall operation of your wheelchair. It should
function with ease and should travel straight without excessive drag or
pull to one side.
Remember, your GF authorized distributor knows your wheelchair
best when it comes to service and repairs. Contact your authorized
distributor with any questions or concerns regarding the safe operation
and maintenance of your wheelchair. Regular maintenance is essential
for your safety and continued operation of your wheelchair.
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Check tire wear
Examine tires at least once a week for surface wear and cracks and
replace them as needed. Replace polyurethane tires when they become
loose on the rims or cracks appear.
Check handrims
Check handrims at least once a week. Inspect each handrim for rough
or sharp edges and, if any are found, replace handrims immediately.
Ensure that all hardware is properly aligned and secure.
Check wheel lock engagement
Check wheel lock engagement at least once a week. See Adjust wheel
locks in Section 5 to adjust wheel lock engagement. If a wheel lock
is worn or damaged, replace it immediately. Inspect the hardware for
looseness or signs of wear.
Ensure that the locking mechanism operates smoothly. The locking
assembly should be tight enough so that the wheel can not rotate or the
lock slip. Check that the locking shoe does not press against the tire
when in the unlocked position. Excessive force should not be required
to either engage or release wheel locks. Oil the wheel lock pivot points
with one or two drops of 30 weight oil. Remove excess oil and dirt.
Check anti-tippers (optional)
Check the anti-tippers at least once a week. Ensure that the antitippers are securely fastened and properly positioned.
WARNING: When in use, anti-tippers must be installed in the
downward position .
Check handgrips
Check handgrips at least once a week. Ensure that they are not ripped;
ensure that they are tight and securely fastened.
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Check upholstery
Check upholstery at least once a month. Inspect for rips, tears and
worn spots. Ensure that all upholstery-attaching screws are present,
properly aligned, and well-secured. Use a Phillips screwdriver to tighten
upholstery mounting screws. Check attaching screws for sharp edges or
stripped screws, and replace if found.
WARNING: Worn or torn upholstery, or upholstery with loose
hardware, must be replaced immediately . It may not support
body weight .
Check rear wheel adjustment
Inspect the wheels at least once a month. Check alignment by elevating
the rear of the wheelchair on a stable object until the rear wheels clear
the ground, or placing the wheelchair upside down in a stable position
such that the wheels can spin freely. Spin the wheels; there should
be no wobble or sideplay, and the wheels should spin freely without
binding. The bearings should be clean and rotate smoothly. Check rim
sideplay to verify that bearings are not too loose. If there is a problem,
contact your GF authorized distributor. If adjustment is required, this
should be done by your GF authorized distributor only.
Check arms
Check arms at least once a month. Inspect for sharp edges or cracks
which could weaken the arm, and replace if found. Ensure that all
attaching screws are present and tight. Use a Phillips screwdriver
to tighten arm pad mounting screws. Check for burrs on the screw
heads and replace if found. Ensure that screws do not extend into
the padding. Confirm that the posts at base of arm fit correctly in the
sockets, snug but not binding.
Check backposts / push handles
Check backposts at least once a month. Ensure that all mounting
hardware is securely fastened and that the backposts are not bent or
damaged. Contact your authorized distributor if you observe cracking or
peeling paint or plating.
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Check footrests & elevating legrests
Check footrests and legrests at least once a month. Inspect the locking
mechanisms to confirm sure fit. Check for cracks, burrs, or sharp
edges, and replace if found. Ensure that the footrest or legrest will
automatically lock securely in place and will not accidentally unlock. If
equipped with heel loops, ensure the anchor bolts are tight and secure.
Cleaning your Traveler LX
Wipe off the frame frequently, at least once a week, using a soft cloth.
Dry the wheelchair immediately if exposed to moisture. Clean the
frame every three months with a mild soap and water solution. The
frame does not need to be waxed. Do not use solvents, abrasive waxes,
caustic chemicals or spray silicone. Never use abrasive cleansers; they
could scratch the finish. Never use steam or high pressure cleaners.
Clean upholstery and plastic components at least once a month with a
mild soap and water solution.
Check casters
Check the caster stems for proper rotation at least every three months.
The caster fork must swivel freely to facilitate steering and handling.
Adjusting the stem nut varies the amount of force required to turn the
caster. If the nut is too loose, the caster will flutter or shimmy; if the
nut is too tight, the wheelchair will be difficult to steer. If the caster
stem requires adjustment, or the stem bearings require replacement,
contact your GF authorized distributor. Ensure that stems are firmly
attached to forks, and that forks and stems are not bent. Evaluate all
threads, locking nuts and bearings.
Check wheel bearings
Have your GF authorized distributor check caster and rear wheel axle
bearings at least every six months.
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8 TROUBLESHOOTING
Continual use of your Traveler LX necessitates maintenance, especially
if the factory-set adjustments have been altered. The following
troubleshooting guide lists several common problems that may
occur, and offers corrective actions for each. If you are unsure of the
solution or unable to diagnose the problem, do not hesitate to ask your
GF authorized distributor for assistance.
looseness in wheelchair
squeaks / rattles
caster flutter
sluggish turning
chair veers left
chair veers right
SYMPTOM

PROBABLE CAUSE AND
CORRECTIVE ACTION
Nuts and / or bolts may be loose. If so, tighten.
Bolts should be snug.
    Rear wheels and / or casters may be adjusted
improperly. Ensure that both rear wheels are
mounted in identical positions, and that casters
are mounted in identical positions.
    Caster stem(s) may be adjusted improperly.
See distributor to correct adjustment.
  
Info: Use only Everest & Jennings replacement parts. A
Traveler LX parts catalog is available at www.grahamfield.com to
assist in the ordering of parts.
CAUTION: A complete inspection of your wheelchair,
including maintenance, servicing and safety checks, should
be performed by a GF authorized distributor at least every six
months .
WARNING:UnauthorizedmodificationortheuseofnonEverest & Jennings replacement parts could change the
structure of the wheelchair, void the warranty, and create a
hazardous condition, which could result in serious personal
injury .
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9 LIMITED WARRANTY
SCOPE OF WARRANTY
GF Health Products, Inc. (“GF”) warrants to the original purchaser only that it
will replace or repair components, at GF’s sole discretion, that are defective
in material or workmanship under normal use and service. All warranties
are conditioned upon the proper use of the products strictly in accordance
with good commercial practice and applicable GF instructions and manuals,
including proper use and maintenance. To the extent that a component is
warranted by a third party, GF conveys all of its rights under that warranty to
the original purchaser, to the extent permitted.
This limited warranty shall only apply to defects that are reported to GF’s
customer service team within the applicable warranty period and which, upon
examination by GF or its authorized representative, prove to be a warranty
item. This limited warranty is not transferable.
The warranted components and time period are set forth below:
Sideframes and crossbraces: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .two years
Wheels, handrims, front rigging, forks:. . . . . . . . . . . . . .six months
All other durable components not listed above:. . . . . .three months
The applicable warranty period shall commence from date of shipment to
the original customer, unless there is an expiration date on the component in
which case the warranty shall expire on the earlier of warranty period or the
expiration date.
OBTAINING WARRANTY SERVICE
A GF Customer Service Representative must authorize warranty service. Please
contact the GF Customer Service department by calling 770-368-4700, sending
a fax request to 770-368-2386 or by e-mailing a request to cs@grahamfield.com.
Specific directions will be provided by the Customer Service Representative.
Failure to abide by the specific directions will result in denial of the warranty
claim.
EXCLUSIONS
The warranty does not cover and GF shall not be liable for the following:
1) Defects, damage, or other conditions caused, in whole or in part, by
misuse, abuse, negligence, alteration, accident, freight damage, tampering
or failure to seek and obtain repair or replacement in a timely manner;
2) Products which are not installed, used, or properly cleaned and maintained
as required in the official manual for the applicable product;
3) Products considered to be of a non-durable nature including, but not
limited to: casters, filters, fuses, gaskets, lubricants, and charts;
4) Accessories or parts not provided by GF;
5) Charges by anyone for adjustments, repairs, replacement parts, installation
or other work performed upon or in connection with such products which
are not expressly authorized in writing, in advance, by GF;
6) Any labor or shipping charges incurred in the replacement part installation
or repair;
7) Costs and expenses of regular maintenance and cleaning; and
8) Representations and warranties made by any person or entity other than
GF.
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ENTIRE WARRANTY, EXCLUSIVE REMEDY AND CONSEQUENTIAL
DAMAGES DISCLAIMER
THIS WARRANTY IS GF’S ONLY WARRANTY AND IS IN LIEU OF ALL OTHER
WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. GF MAKES NO IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF
ANY KIND INCLUDING ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR
FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
IF ANY MODEL OR SAMPLE WAS SHOWN TO THE CUSTOMER, SUCH MODEL
OR SAMPLE WAS USED MERELY TO ILLUSTRATE THE GENERAL TYPE AND
QUALITY OF THE PRODUCT AND NOT TO REPRESENT THAT THE PRODUCT
WOULD NECESSARILY CONFORM TO THE MODEL OR SAMPLE IN ALL
RESPECTS.
THIS WARRANTY IS LIMITED TO THE REPAIR OR REPLACEMENT OF
THE DEFECTIVE PARTS. GF SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR AND HEREBY
DISCLAIMS ANY DIRECT, SPECIAL, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, EXEMPLARY OR
CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO: DAMAGES
FOR LOSS OF PROFITS OR INCOME, LOSS OF USE, DOWNTIME, COVER,
OR EMPLOYEE OR INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR WAGES, PAYMENTS AND
BENEFITS.
The warranties contained herein contain all the representations and
warranties with respect to the subject matter of this document, and supersede
all prior negotiations, agreements and understandings with respect thereto.
The recipient of this document hereby acknowledges and represents that it
has not relied on any representation, assertion, guarantee, warranty, collateral
contract or other assurance, except those set out in this document.
For additional information on this product or this warranty, please contact a
GF Customer Service Representative.
NOTES:
1) Additional terms and conditions may apply.
2) Freight claims must be notated on the Bill of Lading and must be made with
immediacy. The ICC regulations govern specific requirements for freight
claims. Failure to abide by those regulations may result in a denial of the
freight claim. GF will assist you in filing the freight claim.
3) Claims for any short shipment must be made within thirty (30) days of the
invoice date.
GF Health Products, Inc.
2935 Northeast Parkway
Atlanta, GA 30360
Tel 770-368-4700
Fax 770-368-2386
www.grahamfield.com
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10 INDEX
A
Adjustments 13
Anti-tippers, check 25
Arm, install 14
Arm, remove 14
Arms, check 26
B
Backposts, check 26
Balance 9
C
Casters 13
Caster stems, check 27
CAUTION statement, significance 4
Cleaning your Traveler LX 27
Crossbraces, tighten 19
Curbs and steps 12
E
Elevating legrest, attach 17
Elevating legrest—detachable,
swingaway 17
Elevating legrest elevation, adjust 18
Elevating legrest, lower 18
Elevating legrest panel position, adjust
18
Elevating legrest, raise 18
Elevating legrest, remove 17
F
Footrest, attach 15
Footrest—detachable, swingaway 15
Footrest, remove 15
G
Getting started 8
I
Info statement, significance 4
Introduction 3
M
Maintenance 23
N
NOTICE statement, significance 4
R
Ramps and Inclines 11
Reaching / bending 10
Rear wheel adjustment, check 26
Rear wheels 13
S
Safety precautions 5
T
Tires, check 25
Tools, for adjustment, list 13
Tools, for maintenance, list 24
Transfer activities 9
Transporting the Traveler LX 21
Traveler LX, illustration 8
Troubleshooting 28
U
Upholstery, check 26
W
Warnings 5
WARNING statement, significance 4
Warranty, limited 29
Wheel bearings, check 27
Wheel lock engagement, check 25
Wheel locks, adjust 20
H
Handling tips 9
Handrims, check 25
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Tel: 770-368-4700 Web: www.grahamfield.com
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