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E&J EJ78X-1 Specifications
EJ78X-1 Transport Chair
Operation Manual
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© 2010 GF Health Products, Inc.
EJ78X-1 Transport Chair user and attendant:
Read this manual before operating the Transport Chair.
Save this manual for future reference.
The most current version of this manual can be found online at
www.grahamfield.com
WARNING: EJ78X-1 Transport Chair user and attendant: Do not operate the Transport Chair
without first reading and understanding this manual. If you do not understand the warnings,
cautions, and instructions provided herein, contact your healthcare professional, GrahamField dealer, or technical representative before proceeding with the use of this product;
otherwise personal injury or damage to your Transport Chair could result.
CONTENTS
1 INTRODUCTION......................................................................................................................... 3
INTENDED USE..................................................................................................................... 3
STATEMENTS OF SIGNIFICANCE....................................................................................... 3
2 IMPORTANT SAFETY PRECAUTIONS...................................................................................... 4
WARNINGS............................................................................................................................ 4
3 OPERATION................................................................................................................................ 6
GETTING STARTED.............................................................................................................. 6
OPERATE WHEEL LOCKS.............................................................................................. 6
HANDLING TIPS.................................................................................................................... 7
TO ATTENDANT............................................................................................................... 7
BALANCE......................................................................................................................... 7
TRANSFER ACTIVITIES.................................................................................................. 7
FOR ATTENDANT: TILTING............................................................................................. 8
RAMPS AND INCLINES................................................................................................... 8
CURBS AND STEPS........................................................................................................ 8
4 ADJUSTMENTS........................................................................................................................ 10
CASTERS............................................................................................................................. 10
CROSSBRACE.................................................................................................................... 10
FOOTREST—DETACHABLE, SWINGAWAY...................................................................... 11
5 TRANSPORTING THE EJ78X-1 TRANSPORT CHAIR........................................................... 12
PREPARING THE EJ78X-1 FOR TRANSPORT.................................................................. 12
6 MAINTENANCE........................................................................................................................ 14
7 TROUBLESHOOTING............................................................................................................... 17
8 LIMITED WARRANTY............................................................................................................... 18
9 INDEX......................................................................................................................................... 19
Everest & Jennings, E&J, and Graham-Field are registered trademarks of GF Health Products, Inc.
Packaging, warranties, products and specifications are subject to change without notice.
GF Health Products, Inc. is not responsible for typographical errors.
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1 INTRODUCTION
Thank you for choosing an Everest & Jennings® product. We at Graham-Field wish to assure you
of our continuing commitment to provide innovation and quality in our products. Important
safety, operating, and maintenance instructions that warrant the attention of both user and attendant are included in this operation manual. Read the entire manual carefully before operating your new EJ78X-1 Transport Chair, keep it handy for future reference, and refer to it as often
as necessary to help maintain good performance standards.
Consult your healthcare professional and Graham-Field dealer 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 that your Transport Chair 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 Transport Chair 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 that your Graham-Field dealer knows
your Transport Chair best.
The person performing adjustments on the Transport Chair has the responsibility of making
certain that the user can safely operate the Transport Chair with the adjustments selected.
This person must evaluate the user's ability, weight, physical condition, the environment in
which the Transport Chair will be used, and the terrain over which the Transport Chair will
travel.
All information and specifications in this manual are current at the time of printing.
INTENDED USE
The EJ78X-1 Transport Chair is a manual, folding, lightweight Transport Chair, suitable for
frequent users with a maximum weight capacity of 250 lb (113 kg) who require a lightweight,
portable Transport Chair, fitted to their anatomy, without the need of customization or alteration to the center of gravity. The EJ78X-1 Transport Chair is intended for indoor and/or outdoor
use. The EJ78X-1 Transport Chair is intended to be propelled by an attendant at all times, who
should remain behind the Transport Chair when the user is being positioned or the Transport
Chair is in use.
STATEMENTS OF SIGNIFICANCE
Please note the following special statements, used throughout this manual, and their significance:
Note: Provides application recommendations or other useful information to ensure that you get the
most from your product.
Caution: Indicates a potential hazard or unsafe practice that, if not avoided, could result
in minor personal injury or product/property damage.
WARNING: Indicates a potential hazard situation or unsafe practice that, if not avoided, could
result in death or serious injury.
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2 IMPORTANT SAFETY PRECAUTIONS
IMPORTANT SAFETY PRECAUTIONS: ALWAYS FOLLOW THESE SAFETY PRECAUTIONS
WHEN USING YOUR TRANSPORT CHAIR. FAILURE TO DO SO COULD RESULT IN PERSONAL INJURY TO YOU OR OTHERS OR DAMAGE TO YOUR TRANSPORT CHAIR.
Safety requires the constant attention of the Transport Chair 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 Transport Chair by having your Transport Chair serviced regularly.
Whenever any part of your Transport Chair is not functioning properly, contact your GrahamField dealer immediately, as a hazardous situation could result, causing personal injury or damage to your Transport Chair. 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: The EJ78X-1 Transport Chair maximum weight capacity is 250 lb (113 kg).
WARNING: To avoid possible tilt hazard, do not leave user unattended. Attendant must always
be behind and in control of Transport Chair when user is being positioned or Transport Chair is
in use.
WARNING: Do not operate the Transport Chair on streets or roadways.
WARNING: Do not operate the Transport Chair 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 leave the Transport Chair on an incline.
WARNING: Do not turn the Transport Chair while going downhill, as the Transport Chair could tip
over.
WARNING: 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 Transport Chair 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 Transport Chair.
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 Transport Chair 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 Transport
Chair. This could cause the Transport Chair to tip, or could cause personal injury or damage to
your Transport Chair.
WARNING: Always engage wheel locks before transferring, using a wheelchair lift or using an
elevator.
WARNING: Ensure that Transport Chair is on a stable, level surface and engage wheel locks
before and during transfer.
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WARNING: Do not lean over the top of the Transport Chair back. This could cause the Transport
Chair to tip over.
WARNING: To reduce the risk of tipping before leaning or reaching forward, sit back in the seat
and rotate front casters fully toward front of Transport Chair.
WARNING: Unauthorized modification or the use of non-Everest & Jennings replacement parts
could change the structure of the Transport Chair, void the warranty, and create a hazardous
condition resulting in serious personal injury.
WARNING: Do not lean on the Transport Chair or use it as a walker—these are practices which
could result in loss of balance and personal injury.
WARNING: Do not use the Transport Chair on stairs or escalators.
WARNING: Use the Transport Chair's positioning belt at all times to maintain proper weight distribution, and ensure that it is properly adjusted.
WARNING: Wheel locks are not brakes. Do not use the wheel locks to slow down the Transport
Chair, or while the Transport Chair is moving. Wheel locks are only intended to keep the Transport Chair in place when it is at a complete stop.
WARNING: GF Health Products, Inc. specifically disclaims 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 OPERATION
GETTING STARTED
Please familiarize yourself with main components, identified in EJ78X-1 Transport Chair illustration below.
push handle
back upholstery
hand grip
armpad
positioning belt
upper backpost
carrying strap
upper back release
paddle / handle
fixed arm
lower backpost
seat upholstery
wheel lock
crossbrace
(with serial number
label)
footrest
rear caster
tipping lever
frame
front caster
front caster fork
footplate
front caster socket
OPERATE WHEEL LOCKS
WARNING: Wheel locks, intended to keep the Transport Chair in place when it is at a complete
stop, are not brakes. Do not use the wheel locks to slow down the Transport Chair, or while the
Transport Chair is moving. Ensure that wheel locks lock in place appropriately before occupying or operating Transport Chair. If your wheel locks are not operating correctly, please see
your Graham-Field dealer immediately for repair.
Attendant: To engage wheel locks, grasp both
rubber-tipped wheel lock levers and pull back
completely: Rear casters will be locked in
place.
Attendant: To disengage wheel locks, grasp
both rubber-tipped wheel lock levers and
push forward completely: Rear casters will
now be free to roll.
wheel lock
lever
wheel lock
lever
rear caster
wheel lock
shown disengaged
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wheel lock
shown engaged
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HANDLING TIPS
The Everest & Jennings EJ78X-1 Transport Chair 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 Transport Chair over if it is used improperly. We urge both user and attendant to
learn the characteristics of your Transport Chair. It is most important to learn safe methods to
perform the daily activities basic to your lifestyle. Use this manual as a guide for developing
techniques that you are comfortable with, and consult your medical professionals for assistance in developing the skills and proper techniques to perform all activities safely.
TO ATTENDANT
WARNING: To avoid possible tilt hazard, do not leave user unattended. Attendant must always
be behind and in control of Transport Chair when user is being positioned or Transport Chair is
in use.
1. Work with the Transport Chair user's medical professionals to learn the best methods of assistance.
2. Always tell the Transport Chair user what you are about to do and what you expect them
to do, especially when changing balance or tipping backward. Remind the Transport Chair
user to lean back when tipping backward, to maintain proper weight distribution.
3. When assisting a Transport Chair user, always perform operations carefully and use good
body mechanics (bend your knees slightly and keep your back as upright as possible) to
prevent personal injury.
WARNING: Ensure that hand grips are firmly attached to push handles before assisting user
with Transport Chair. Slippage of hand grips could cause personal injury or Transport Chair
damage. If hand grips are loose or in unstable condition, contact your Graham-Field dealer for
repair before assisting user with Transport Chair.
WARNING: Do not lift the Transport Chair by any detachable parts; this could cause personal
injury to attendant or user, and damage to the Transport Chair. Use the carrying straps to lift
the unoccupied Transport Chair.
BALANCE
Proper balance is the key to maintaining the stability of your Transport Chair. Reaching, bending, and transferring to or from a Transport Chair will change your weight distribution and
center of gravity. Have an attendant with you at all times, especially when reaching, bending, or
transferring. Use the Transport Chair's positioning belt at all times to maintain proper weight
distribution, and ensure that it is properly adjusted.
TRANSFER ACTIVITIES
WARNING: Always ensure that the Transport Chair is on a stable, level surface and engage the
wheel locks before transfer.
WARNING: Do not step on the footplates; this could cause the Transport Chair 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 Transport Chair is a very difficult maneuver; exercise extreme care
when transferring, and never transfer without the aid of an attendant. Consult your physician,
nurse, or physical therapist for assistance in developing your individual technique. Make sure
that the Transport Chair 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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FOR ATTENDANT: TILTING
Tilting the Transport Chair backward is generally required to negotiate such obstacles as ramps, inclines,
curbs, stairs and door sills. Tilting should only be
performed by an attendant. To tilt the Transport Chair
backward:
1. Grasp the push handles securely and ensure that
the hand grips are firmly attached.
2. Ensure that the user's feet are situated flat on the
footplates and that arms, hands and fingers are clear
of the wheels and any other components.
3. Advise the user, before tilting the Transport Chair
backward, what you intend to do and remind the
user to lean back.
4. Place one foot on the tipping lever and apply downward force until the Transport Chair is tilted back
enough to overcome the obstacle.
5. Lower the front end slowly.
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 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 Transport Chair to stop abruptly, suddenly pitch forward, or tip sideways.
WARNING: Avoid changing direction while descending a ramp or incline, as this could cause
instability.
Ramps and inclines should only be negotiated with the assistance of an attendant. To attendant: Practice with a healthcare professional first before attempting ramps or inclines. 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.
CURBS AND STEPS
WARNING: Never attempt to negotiate curbs or steps in your Transport Chair without the assistance of an attendant.
WARNING: Never attempt to negotiate stairs or escalators in your Transport Chair under any
circumstances.
Curbs, steps and stairways are dangerous obstacles that confront the Transport Chair user.
When you encounter curbs, find a way around, or use the ramps now available in most locations. If you encounter stairs or escalators and there is no ramp available, avoid the stairs or
escalators by utilizing the disabled designated elevators now required in most locations.
Curbs and steps should only be negotiated with the assistance of an attendant. The following
are suggestions only for curb negotiation. It is important for you to develop your own safe technique that is best suited to your abilities.
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For attendant: curb ascent facing forward
1. Ensure that the hand grips are securely fastened and do
not turn or slip.
2. Stand behind the Transport Chair, holding the hand
grips, facing the curb.
3. Advise the user that you will be tilting backward and
remind the user to lean back.
4. Tilt the Transport Chair backward to its balance point
and move forward until the front casters pass over the
top of the curb.
5. Lower the front casters SLOWLY to the curb while you
rotate the Transport Chair forward by the push handles
until the rear casters roll up and over the curb.
6. Ensure that the Transport Chair has completely cleared
the curb and can not roll backward.
For attendant: curb ascent facing backward
1. Ensure that the hand grips are securely fastened and do
not turn or slip.
2. Stand behind the Transport Chair, holding the hand
grips, facing away from the curb, with the rear casters
against the curb.
3. Advise the user that you will be tilting backward and
remind the user to lean back.
4. Tilt the Transport Chair back to its balance point and
lift up by the push handles while pulling the Transport
Chair up and over the curb. DO NOT lower the front
casters down until the Transport Chair is back far
enough to clear the curb.
For attendant: curb descent
1. Ensure that the hand grips are securely fastened and do
not turn or slip.
2. Stand behind the Transport Chair, holding the hand
grips, with your back to the curb.
3. Look over your shoulder and step down carefully.
4. Hold the hand grips tightly and pull the Transport Chair
until the rear casters reach the curb edge.
5. Slowly roll the rear casters down onto the lower level.
6. After the wheels are safely on the lower level, advise the user that you will be tilting backward and remind the user to lean back.
7. Tilt the Transport Chair back to its balance point­; this will lift the front casters off the curb.
Take several small steps backward until the front casters have cleared the curb.
8. Turn the Transport Chair around, place one foot on the tipping lever, and gradually lower
the front casters to the ground.
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4 ADJUSTMENTS
The Transport Chair offers several adjustments to make it easier and more comfortable to
operate. Section 6, MAINTENANCE, offers preventive maintenance suggestions for keeping your
Transport Chair in excellent condition; ensure that 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 Graham-Field dealer for assistance.
The person performing adjustments on the Transport Chair has the responsibility of making
certain that the user and attendant can safely operate the Transport Chair with the adjustments selected. This person must evaluate the user's ability, weight, physical condition, the
environment in which the Transport Chair will be used, and the terrain over which the Transport Chair 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. Most
of the following adjustments can be performed with the wrench and hex key included with your
Transport Chair.
CASTERS
We recommend that you do not replace or adjust front or rear caster components yourself,
since special tools and training are required. Please contact your Graham-Field dealer when
your casters need adjustment.
CROSSBRACE
Tighten crossbraces
Tools required: included wrench and hex key
Check the crossbraces to ensure that the bolts and nuts that fasten the crossbraces in the center of the Transport Chair are secure (crossbraces should be loose enough to fold easily, yet
snug enough to take up excess play). Use the included tools to tighten the crossbraces.
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FOOTREST—DETACHABLE, SWINGAWAY
WARNING: Do not stand on the footplates; this could cause the Transport Chair to tip.
Remove footrest for transfer
(see picture at right)
1. Pull swingaway release lever toward front of
Transport Chair and swing footrest outward.
2. Lift footrest straight up off Transport Chair
hinge pins.
hinge
plate
swingaway
release lever
Attach footrest (see picture at right)
1. Set footrest on outside of Transport Chair so
that footrest hinge plates engage Transport
Chair hinge pins.
2. Swing footrest inward until release lever locks
into place. Ensure that swingaway release lever
is locked in place.
WARNING: Ensure that footrests are locked in
place before occupying or operating Transport
Chair.
remove footrest
(left shown)
Adjust footplate extension length
(see picture at right)
1. Loosen latch to free footplate extension inside
hanger.
2. Press down on the locking buttons and adjust
the footplate to the desired length. Ensure that
the locking buttons are completely extended
and securely fastened in the adjustment holes.
3. Fasten latch to secure footplate extension inside hanger.
4. Repeat steps 1-3 for the other footplate extension.
5. Ensure that both footplate extensions are
securely fastened and that minimum ground
clearance is 2 1/2 inches.
WARNING: The footplates' lowest point should
be no closer to the ground than 2 1/2 inches, to
permit proper clearance.
locking
button
hanger
adjustment
holes
latch
footplate
footplate extension,
adjust length
WARNING: Ensure that footplates are securely
clamped before occupying or operating Transport
Chair.
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5 TRANSPORTING THE EJ78X-1 TRANSPORT CHAIR
PREPARING THE EJ78X-1 FOR TRANSPORT
WARNING: This Transport Chair 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.
When transporting the Transport Chair in a motor vehicle, do not place the Transport Chair
where it will interfere with the safe operation of the vehicle or endanger the driver or passengers. The front seat is not a good location to store a Transport Chair during transport, as the
Transport Chair can be dislodged and become a serious hazard to the vehicle driver. Always
take precautions to avoid personal injury when loading or lifting a Transport Chair into or out
of a vehicle. The Transport Chair can easily be transported in the back seat or the trunk.
hand grip /
push handle
seat upholstery
center front
upper back
upper back release
paddle / handle
lower back
footrest
carrying strap
seat rail
Fold the Transport Chair (see picture above)
1. Detach footrests from Transport Chair.
2. Fold the back: Press the upper back release paddles / handles toward the upper back until
the back releases, then lower the upper back.
3. Fold the Transport Chair: Pull up sharply on the seat upholstery at front and rear center at
the same time. Tip the Transport Chair sideways so the opposite wheel won't drag. Press
sides together.
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Store Transport Chair in car's back seat
1. Move the car's front seat as far forward as possible.
2. Holding the folded Transport Chair by the carrying straps, lift it into the car and place it on
the back seat floorboard. Stow the footrests alongside. DO NOT put any articles on top of
the Transport Chair.
Ensure the Transport Chair is stable, will not shift while the car is in motion, and does not
block the driver's field of vision.
Store Transport Chair in car's trunk
1. Holding the folded Transport Chair by the carrying straps, lift it and carefully place it in the
trunk. Stow the footrests alongside.
2. DO NOT put any articles on top of the Transport Chair. Close the trunk lid slowly.
Unfold the Transport Chair (see picture on previous page)
1. Push down on the seat rails until the seat is completely open.
2. Unfold the back: Raise upper back until it locks into place; ensure that upper back is locked
into place before proceeding.
3. Install footrests.
WARNING: Ensure Transport Chair is unfolded as instructed and that upper back is locked into
place, seat is completely open, and footrests are locked in place before occupying or operating
Transport Chair.
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6 MAINTENANCE
Protect your E&J Transport Chair by having it serviced regularly. Proper care and maintenance
are essential to keep your Transport Chair 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 Transport Chair is not functioning properly, contact your Graham-Field dealer 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 Transport Chair. Please contact your Graham-Field dealer
with service questions not answered by this manual.
Note: We recommend that you have a Graham-Field dealer perform a six month maintenance
check, as the dealer 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 below for the recommended regularity of each procedure. If any maintenance procedure is not clear to you, ask your Graham-Field
dealer for assistance.
Caution: Improper maintenance can cause operating problem and may affect your warranty.
WARNING: Unauthorized modification or the use of non-Everest & Jennings replacement parts
could change the structure of the Transport Chair, void the warranty, and create a hazardous
condition resulting in serious personal injury.
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE
Procedure Check tire wear Check wheel lock engagement Wipe off frame with soft cloth Check handgrips Check upholstery Check arms Check backposts / push handles Check footrests Clean frame with soap and water Check caster stem rotation GF dealer maintenance check Check caster bearings (dealer) Perform at least every
Week month 3 months 6 months
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✔ List of tools
The tools and cleaning supplies listed will assist in the procedures outlined in this section.
30 weight oil (available at most auto parts stores)
Phillips screwdriver
soft cloth
mild soap and water solution
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General care
Always evaluate the overall operation of your Transport Chair. It should function with ease and
should travel straight without excessive drag or pull to one side.
Remember, your Graham-Field dealer knows your Transport Chair best when it comes to service and repairs. Contact your dealer with any questions or concerns regarding the safe operation and maintenance of your Transport Chair. Regular maintenance is essential for your safety
and continued operation of your Transport Chair.
Check caster tire wear
Examine caster tires at least once a week for surface wear and cracks and replace them as
needed. Always replace tires when they become loose on the rims or cracks appear.
Check wheel lock engagement
Check wheel lock engagement at least once a week. If a wheel lock is worn or damaged, have
your Graham-Field dealer 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 hand grips
Check hand grips at least once a week. Ensure that they are not ripped. Ensure that they are
tight and securely fastened.
Check upholstery and carrying handles
Check upholstery and carrying handles at least once a month. Inspect for rips, tears and worn
spots. Ensure that all upholstery-attaching and carrying handle-attaching screws are present,
properly aligned, and well-secured. Use a Phillips screwdriver to tighten 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 arms
Check arms at least once a month. Inspect for sharp edges or cracks which could weaken the
arm, and replace if found. 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.
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. Ensure that back folding mechanisms are
secure, work correctly, and that there is no play in back fold points. Contact your dealer if you
observe back play, cracking or peeling paint or plating.
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Check footrests
Check footrests 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 will automatically lock securely in place and will not accidentally unlock.
Cleaning your Transport Chair
Wipe off frame frequently, at least once a week, using a soft cloth. Dry the Transport Chair
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 front caster stems
Check front caster stems for proper rotation at least every three months. Front caster forks
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 Transport Chair will be difficult to steer. If the front caster stems
requires adjustment, or any caster bearings require replacement, contact your Graham-Field
dealer. Ensure that stems are firmly attached to forks, and that forks and stems are not bent.
Evaluate all threads, locking nuts and bearings.
Check caster bearings
Have your Graham-Field dealer check front and rear caster bearings at least every six months.
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7 TROUBLESHOOTING
Continual use of your Transport Chair 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 Graham-Field dealer for
assistance.
looseness in transport chair
squeaks / rattles
front 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.
    Casters or stem(s) may be adjusted improperly. Have your GF dealer correct adjustment.
  
Note: Use only Everest & Jennings replacement parts. A Transport Chair replacement parts list is
available at www.grahamfield.com to assist in the ordering of parts.
Caution: A complete inspection of your Transport Chair, including maintenance, servicing and safety checks, should be performed by a Graham-Field dealer at least once every
six months.
WARNING: Unauthorized modification or the use of non-Everest & Jennings replacement parts
could change the structure of the Transport Chair, void the warranty, and create a hazardous
condition, which could result in serious personal injury.
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8 LIMITED WARRANTY
This warranty has been drafted to comply with the Federal Law applicable to products manufactured after July 4, 1975. This warranty is extended only to the original purchaser/consumer or
dealer/non-consumer and to no other purchaser or transferee. GF Health Products, Inc. warrants
the EJ78X-1 Transport Chair against manufacturing defects in materials and workmanship as listed
below:
Sideframes and Crossbraces: One year
All other components:
Three months
The Warranty period for the consumer commences on the first date a product is delivered to the
consumer by the seller/dealer. If the product is rented or leased, the warranty period commences
on the invoice date from GF Health Products, Inc. A copy of the invoice showing date of purchase
must be provided when submitting warranty claims. When proof of purchase date is not provided,
warranty coverage shall commence upon GF Health Products, Inc.'s invoice date to the dealer/purchaser.
If within the warranty period, the product or component part is proven to GF Health Products,
Inc.'s satisfaction to be defective, GF Health Products, Inc. shall provide, at its option, one of the following: (1) repair or replacement of any defective or nonconforming part or product or (2) a credit
and/or refund of the original selling price made to GF Health Products, Inc.'s initial customer on a
prorated or depreciated basis. GF HEALTH PRODUCTS, INC.’S SOLE OBLIGATION AND YOUR EXCLUSIVE REMEDY UNDER THIS WARRANTY SHALL BE LIMITED TO SUCH REPAIR, REPLACEMENT,
CREDIT AND/OR REFUND. This warranty does not include any labor charges incurred in replacement part(s) installation or any associated freight or shipping charges to the manufacturer.
LIMITATIONS AND EXCLUSIONS: The foregoing warranty shall not apply to serial numbered
products if the serial number has been removed or defaced. Products subjected to negligence,
abuse, misuse, improper operation, improper maintenance, improper cleaning, improper storage, or damages beyond GF Health Products, Inc.'s control are not covered by this warranty,
and that evaluation shall be solely determined by GF Health Products, Inc. This warranty shall
not apply to problems arising from normal wear and tear or failure to follow instructions. The
warranty shall also not apply to products modified without GF Health Products, Inc.’s express
written consent; nor shall it apply if parts not manufactured by GF Health Products, Inc., or if
parts not complying with original equipment specifications are added to GF Health Products,
Inc. products; or if the product or part is serviced by an entity not authorized by GF Health
Products, Inc.
THE FOREGOING WARRANTY IS EXCLUSIVE AND IN LIEU OF ALL OTHER EXPRESS WARRANTIES AND IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND SHALL NOT
EXTEND BEYOND THE DURATION OF THE EXPRESS WARRANTY PROVIDED HEREIN, AND THE
REMEDY FOR VIOLATIONS OF ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY SHALL BE LIMITED TO THE REPAIR,
REPLACEMENT, CREDIT AND/OR REFUND OF THE DEFECTIVE PRODUCT OR PART PURSUANT
TO THE TERMS CONTAINED HEREIN. GF HEALTH PRODUCTS, INC. SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR
ANY CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES WHATSOEVER.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights and you may also have other legal rights which vary
from state to state (province to province). Some states (provinces) do not allow the exclusion or
limitation of incidental or consequential damage, or limitation on how long an implied warranty
lasts, so the above exclusion and limitation may not apply to you.
For warranty service, please contact the authorized dealer from whom you acquired your GF
Health Products, Inc. product. In the event you do not receive satisfactory warranty service, please
contact GF Health Products, Inc. at the address on the back cover. Do not return products to our
factory without prior authorization. This warranty contains the entire agreement between the parties and supersedes any prior, contrary or additional representations or understandings, whether
oral or written, concerning our warranty policy.
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A
Adjustments 10
B
Backposts, check 15
Balance 7
C
W
Warnings 4
WARNING statement, significance 3
Warranty, limited 18
Wheel bearings, check 16
Wheel locks, operate 6
Caster stems, front, check 16
Caution statement, significance 3
Cleaning your Transport Chair 16
Crossbraces, adjust 10
Curb ascent facing backward (for attendant) 9
Curb ascent facing forward (for attendant) 9
Curb descent (for attendant) 9
Curbs and steps, negotiating 8
E
EJ78X-1 maximum weight capacity 4
EJ78X-1 Transport Chair, illustration 6
F
Footplate extension length, adjust 11
Footrest, attach 11
Footrest, remove 11
Footrests, check 16
H
Handling tips, to attendant 7
I
Introduction 3
L
Limited warranty 18
M
Maintenance 14
N
Note, significance 3
O
Operation 6
R
Ramps and Inclines 8
S
Safety precautions 4
T
Tire, caster, check 15
Transfer activities 7
Transporting the EJ78X-1 Transport Chair 12
Troubleshooting 17
U
Upholstery and carrying handles, check 15
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Corporate Headquarters:
GF Health Products, Inc.
2935 Northeast Parkway
Atlanta, Georgia 30360 U.S.A.
telephone: 800-347-5678, 770-447-1609
fax: 800-726-0601, 678-291-3232
www.grahamfield.com
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