User Manual

User Manual
Invacare®9000 Topaz™Wheelchair
User Manual
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CONTENTS
1
GENERAL
6
2
Symbols .................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 6
Limited Warranty .................................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 7
OVERVIEW
8
3
Label Location......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 8
Component Identification .................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 9
Typical Product Parameters .............................................................................................................................................................................................................. 10
SAFETY
11
4
General Guidelines .............................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 11
Safety/Handling of Wheelchairs........................................................................................................................................................................................................ 17
SAFETY INSPECTION/TROUBLESHOOTING.
25
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Safety Inspection Checklists .............................................................................................................................................................................................................. 25
Troubleshooting ...................................................................................................................................................................................27
Maintenance .......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 28
FRONT RIGGINGS
31
Installing/Removing Swingaway Footrest Assembly ..................................................................................................................................................................... 31
Swingaway Footrest Height Adjustment ........................................................................................................................................................................................ 32
Installing/Removing Elevating Legrest Assembly ........................................................................................................................................................................... 32
Adjusting Elevating Legrest Assembly ............................................................................................................................................................................................. 33
Raising/Lowering Elevating Legrest Assembly ............................................................................................................................................................................... 34
Installing Calf Strap .............................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 35
Heel Loop Replacement..................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 36
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ARMS
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7
Adjusting Armrest Height .................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 37
Replacing Desk/Full Length Armrest Pad ....................................................................................................................................................................................... 39
Removing or Replacing Armrest ...................................................................................................................................................................................................... 39
SEAT AND BACK
41
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Replacing Seat Upholstery ................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 41
Replacing Back Upholstery ................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 42
Adjusting Back Height......................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 42
Adjusting Seat Depth .......................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 43
Adjusting Seat Width .......................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 43
REAR WHEELS
44
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Removing/Installing Rear Wheels..................................................................................................................................................................................................... 44
FRONT CASTERS
45
Installing/Replacing Six or Eight-inch Front Casters and Forks................................................................................................................................................. 45
Front Caster Mounting Adjustments .............................................................................................................................................................................................. 46
10 ANTI-TIPPERS/WHEEL LOCKS
47
Installing Anti-Tippers ......................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 47
Using/Adjusting Wheel Locks ........................................................................................................................................................................................................... 49
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11 OPTIONS
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Installing Crutch and Cane Carrier.................................................................................................................................................................................................. 52
Installing Seat Positioning Strap ........................................................................................................................................................................................................ 53
Wheel Lock Extension Handle ......................................................................................................................................................................................................... 54
Installing/Removing Solid Seat Insert ............................................................................................................................................................................................... 55
Installing/Removing Solid Back Insert .............................................................................................................................................................................................. 55
Installing O2 Holder/Telescoping I.V. Rod with O2 Holder...................................................................................................................................................... 56
Installing Telescoping I.V. Rod........................................................................................................................................................................................................... 57
Installing/Removing Push Bar............................................................................................................................................................................................................. 61
Installing/Removing One-Piece Footboard..................................................................................................................................................................................... 62
One Piece Footboard Height Adjustment ..................................................................................................................................................................................... 65
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1 GENERAL
1 General
1.1
Symbols
Warnings
Signal words are used in this manual and apply to hazards or unsafe practices which could result in personal injury or property damage.
See the information below for definitions of the signal words.
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DANGER

WARNING

CAUTION
!
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Danger indicates an imminently hazardous situation which, if not avoided, will result in death or serious injury.
Warning indicates a potentially hazardous situation which, if not avoided, could result in death or serious injury.
Caution indicates a potentially hazardous situation which, if not avoided, may result in property damage or minor injury or
both.
IMPORTANT
Indicates a hazardous situation that could result in damage to property if it is not avoided.
Gives useful tips, recommendations and information for efficient, trouble-free use.
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1 GENERAL
1.2
Limited Warranty
PLEASE NOTE: THE WARRANTY BELOW HAS BEEN DRAFTED TO COMPLY WITH FEDERAL LAW APPLICABLE TO PRODUCTS
MANUFACTURED AFTER JULY 4, 1975.
This warranty is extended only to the original purchaser who purchases this product when new and unused from Invacare or a dealer. This warranty is
not extended to any other person or entity and is not transferable or assignable to any subsequent purchaser or owner. Coverage under this warranty
will end upon any such subsequent sale or other transfer of title to any other person.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights and you may also have other legal rights which vary from state to state.
Invacare warrants the side frames and cross members of this product when purchased new and unused to be free from defects in materials and
workmanship for a period of three years from the date of purchase from Invacare or a dealer, with a copy of the seller’s invoice required for coverage
under this warranty. Invacare warrants the upholstered materials (seat, back and armrests of the arm assembly) and remaining components of this
product when purchased new and unused to be free from defects in materials and workmanship for a period of thirteen months from date of purchase
from Invacare or a dealer, with a copy of the seller’s invoice required for coverage under this warranty. If within such warranty periods any such product
shall be proven to be defective, such product shall be repaired or replaced, at Invacare’s option. This warranty does not include any labor or shipping
charges incurred in replacement part installation or repair of any such product. Invacare’s sole obligation and your exclusive remedy under this
warranty shall be limited to such repair and/or replacement.
For warranty service, please contact the dealer from whom you purchased your Invacare product. In the event you do not receive satisfactory warranty
service, please write directly to Invacare at the address at the bottom of this page. Provide dealer’s name, address, the product model number, date of
purchase, indicate nature of the defect and, if the product is serialized, indicate the serial number. Do not return products to our factory without our
prior consent.
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, ACCIDENT, IMPROPER OPERATION,
MAINTENANCE OR STORAGE, PRODUCTS MODIFIED WITHOUT INVACARE’S EXPRESS WRITTEN CONSENT INCLUDING, BUT NOT
LIMITED TO, MODIFICATION THROUGH THE USE OF UNAUTHORIZED PARTS OR ATTACHMENTS; PRODUCTS DAMAGED BY REASON
OF REPAIRS MADE TO ANY COMPONENT WITHOUT THE SPECIFIC CONSENT OF INVACARE, OR TO A PRODUCT DAMAGED BY
CIRCUMSTANCES BEYOND INVACARE’S CONTROL, AND SUCH EVALUATION WILL BE SOLELY DETERMINED BY INVACARE. THE
WARRANTY SHALL NOT APPLY TO NORMAL WEAR AND TEAR OR FAILURE TO ADHERE TO THE PRODUCT INSTRUCTIONS.
THE FOREGOING EXPRESS WARRANTY IS EXCLUSIVE AND IN LIEU OF ANY OTHER WARRANTIES WHATSOEVER, WHETHER EXPRESS
OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND THE
SOLE REMEDY FOR VIOLATIONS OF ANY WARRANTY WHATSOEVER, SHALL BE LIMITED TO REPAIR OR REPLACEMENT OF THE
DEFECTIVE PRODUCT PURSUANT TO THE TERMS CONTAINED HEREIN. THE APPLICATION OF ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY
WHATSOEVER SHALL NOT EXTEND BEYOND THE DURATION OF THE EXPRESS WARRANTY PROVIDED HEREIN. INVACARE SHALL
NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES WHATSOEVER.
SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGE, OR LIMITATION OF
HOW LONG AN IMPLIED WARRANTY LASTS, SO THE ABOVE EXCLUSION AND LIMITATION MAY NOT BE APPLICABLE.
THIS WARRANTY SHALL BE EXTENDED TO COMPLY WITH STATE/PROVINCIAL LAWS AND REQUIREMENTS.
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2 OVERVIEW
2 Overview
2.1
Label Location
WARNING
DO NOT place hands or fingers on underside of
seat rails when opening or closing wheelchair.
Ensure that seat is fully open BEFORE sitting in
wheelchair. Otherwise, serious injury may
occur.
Do not remove label. Replace if dam aged
P/N 1134890 REV A 08/05
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WARNING
DO NOT OPERATE WITHOUT
THE ANTI-TIP TUBES
INSTALLED. P/N 60106X144
REV. 5/98
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1079203 located
on seat rail next
to the middle
H-block.
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2 OVERVIEW
2.2
Component Identification
Back Upholstery
Seat
Upholstery
Rear Wheel
Wheelchair Frame
Rear
Wheel
Axle
Handrim
Front Caster
Wheel Lock
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Typical Product Parameters
9000 TOPAZ
SEAT WIDTH
20, 22, 24, 26, 28 or 30 inches
HANDRIMS
700 lb version (Chrome steel or aluminum)
1000 lb version (Aluminum)
OVERALL WIDTH
Seat width plus 8 1/2 inches
WHEEL LOCKS
Toggle lock - push or pull
SEAT DEPTH
18, 20 inches
CASTER SIZE
700 lb version (6 x 2 inch Urethane, 8 x 13/4 inch
Semi-pneumatic);1000 lb version (8 x 2 inch)
OVERALL DEPTH
(WITH RIGGINGS)
49 inches
UPHOLSTERY
Black nylon, black vinyl, or blue vinyl
SEAT-TO-FLOOR
191/2, 171/2, 151/2 inches
FRAME COLORS
Silver Vein or Wet Black
BACK STYLE
Adjustable in 1 inch increments
WEIGHT*
700 lb version (82 lbs);1000 lb version (86 lbs)
BACK HEIGHT
16, 17 and 18 inches
SHIPPING
WEIGHT**
700 lb version (117 lbs):1000 lb version (121 lbs)
(Approx.)
ARM STYLES
Conventional, desk/full length
fixed/adjustable height
WEIGHT LIMIT
700 lbs
1000 lbs with heavy duty frame
FRONT RIGGINGS
Swingaway footrests and elevating
legrests
REAR AXLE
Permanent
* Chair only without footrest (30-inches wide X 20-inches deep)
REAR WHEELS
700 lb version (24 inch solid or 20
inch pneumatic with flat-free
insert);1000 lb version (24 inch
solid)
**Chair with footrest (30-inches wide X 20-inches deep)
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3 Safety
The safety section contains important information for the safe operation and use of this product.
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3.1
WARNING
After any adjustments, repair or service and before use, make sure all attaching hardware is tightened securely - otherwise, injury or
damage may result.
General Guidelines
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!
WARNING
DO NOT use this product or any available optional equipment without first completely reading and understanding these
instructions and any additional instructional material such as owner’s manuals, service manuals or instruction sheets
supplied with this product or optional equipment. If you are unable to understand the warnings, cautions or instructions,
contact a healthcare professional, dealer or technical personnel before attempting to use this equipment - otherwise, injury
or damage may occur.
ACCESSORIES WARNINGS
Invacare products are specifically designed and manufactured for use in conjunction with Invacare accessories. Accessories
designed by other manufacturers have not been tested by Invacare and are not recommended for use with Invacare
products.
NOTICE
THE INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THIS DOCUMENT IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE.
Check all parts for shipping damage and test before using. In case of damage, DO NOT use. Contact Invacare/Carrier for further
instruction.
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Anti-Tippers
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WARNING
ALWAYS use anti-tippers. When outdoors on wet, soft ground or on gravel surfaces, anti-tippers may not provide the
same level of protection against tipover. Extra caution must be observed when traversing such surfaces.Inasmuch as
anti-tippers are an option on this wheelchair (you may order with or without the anti-tippers), Invacare strongly
recommends ordering anti-tippers as an additional safeguard for the wheelchair user.
General Warnings

WARNING
To determine and establish your particular safety limits, practice bending, reaching and transferring activities in several
combinations in the presence of a qualified healthcare professional before attempting active use of the wheelchair.
Avoid storing or using the wheelchair near open flame or combustible products. Serious injury or damage to property may
result.
DO NOT stand on the frame of the wheelchair.
DO NOT use the footplate as a platform. When getting in or out of the wheelchair, make sure that the footplates are in
the upward position.
ALWAYS use the handrims for self-propulsion. Inasmuch as the HANDRIMS are an option on this wheelchair (you may
order with or without the handrims), Invacare strongly recommends ordering the handrims as an additional safeguard for
the wheelchair user.
Invacare recommends that a non-folding device be installed to keep the wheelchair from being folded when left unoccupied
in a public place.
DO NOT operate on roads, streets or highways.
DO NOT allow children to play on or operate the wheelchair.
DO NOT operate on soft surfaces such as sand, grass, or gravel.
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Hand Grips
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WARNING
ALWAYS check hand grips for looseness before using the wheelchair. If loose and/or worn, replace IMMEDIATELY.
When cleaning rear cane or hand grip areas use only a clean towel lightly dampened with cool water. Verify that grips are
dry prior to use. Use of soap or ammonia based cleaning solutions will result in the hand grips sliding off the cane assembly.
Failure to observe this warning may result in injury to the user or bystanders.
If the wheelchair is exposed to extreme temperature (above 100°F or below 32°F), high humidity and/or becomes wet,
prior to use, ensure that the handgrips DO NOT twist on the handle. Otherwise, damage or injury may occur.
Information for Healthcare Professionals/Assistants
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WARNING
When assistance to the wheelchair user is required, remember to use good body mechanics. Keep your back straight and
bend your knees whenever tipping the wheelchair or traversing curbs, or other impediments.
When learning a new assistance technique, have an experienced assistant help you before attempting it alone.
Lifting
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WARNING
DO NOT attempt to lift the wheelchair by any removable (detachable) parts. Lifting by means of any removable
(detachable) parts of the wheelchair may result in injury to the user or damage to the wheelchair.
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Ramps, Slopes, Inclines, and Obstacles
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WARNING
DO NOT traverse, climb or go down ramps or slopes greater than 4°.
DO NOT attempt to move up or down an incline with a water, ice or oil film.
DO NOT attempt to ride over curbs or obstacles. Doing so may cause your wheelchair to tip over and cause bodily harm
to you or damage to the wheelchair
NEVER leave an unoccupied wheelchair on an incline.
DO NOT attempt to stop the wheelchair while on a sloped surface.
Repair and Service Information
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WARNING
Unless otherwise noted, all service and adjustment should be performed while the wheelchair is unoccupied.
Seat Positioning Straps
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WARNING
ALWAYS wear your seat positioning strap. Inasmuch as the seat positioning strap is an option on this wheelchair (you may
order with or without the seat positioning strap), Invacare strongly recommends ordering the seat positioning strap as an
additional safeguard for the wheelchair user. The seat positioning strap is a positioning strap only. It is not designed for use
as a safety device withstanding high stress loads such as auto or aircraft safety belts. If signs of wear appear, strap MUST be
replaced IMMEDIATELY.
With regards to seat/chest positioning straps - it is the obligation of the DME dealer, therapists and other healthcare
professionals to determine if a seat/chest positioning strap is required to ensure the safe operation of this equipment by the
user. Serious injury can occur in the event of a fall from a wheelchair.
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Stability
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WARNING
The back height, front caster position, caster size, seat-to-floor angle, position of the rear wheels, correct anti-tipper as well
as the end user's disability or end user's physical condition and capabilities directly relate to the stability of the wheelchair.
Any change to one or any combination of the seven may cause the wheelchair to decrease in stability. These adjustments
MUST be performed by a qualified technician.
CASTER POSITION
WHEEL POSITION
USER CONDITION
ANTI-TIPPERS
X
X
N/A
N/A
X
•
X
N/A
X
•
X
X
N/A
X
•
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
X
X
•
N/A
X
SEAT-TO-FLOOR
ANGLE
X
BACK HEIGHT
CASTER SIZE
Seat-to-floor heights have specific positions depending on rear wheel size, rear wheel position, front caster position and
seat-to-floor angle. These adjustments must be performed by a qualified technician.
BACK HEIGHT
•
X
CASTER POSITION
X
N/A
CASTER SIZE
X
N/A
N/A
X
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When changes to the left hand column occur,
follow across the chart and refer to the •
procedure to maintain the proper stability, safety
and handling of the wheelchair.
SEAT-TO-FLOOR ANGLE
WHEEL POSITION
USER CONDITION
ANTI-TIPPERS
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X
X
X
X
•
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
•
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Tire Pressure
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WARNING
DO NOT use your wheelchair unless it has the proper tire pressure (p.s.i.). DO NOT overinflate the tires. Failure to
follow these suggestions may cause the tire to explode and cause bodily harm. The recommended tire pressure is on the
sidewall of the tire.
Weight Limitation
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WARNING
Weight limitation is 700 lbs. Weight limitation with heavy duty frame is 1,000 lbs.
Weight Training
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WARNING
Invacare does not recommend the use of its wheelchairs as a weight training apparatus. Invacare wheelchairs have not been
designed or tested as a seat for any kind of weight training. If occupant uses said wheelchair as a weight training apparatus,
Invacare shall not be liable for bodily injury or damage to the wheelchair and the warranty is void.
Wheel Locks

WARNING
DO NOT attempt to stop a moving wheelchair with wheel locks. Wheel locks are not brakes.
If the wheelchair is equipped with push to lock wheel locks, elevating legrests, and wheel lock extension handles, the wheel
lock extension handles MUST be removed before swinging the elevating legrests to the side, otherwise injury or damage
may result. Interference between the top of the elevating legrest and the wheel lock extension handle causes the wheel lock
to disengage.
Engaging the wheel locks may not prevent the wheelchair from moving on all floor surfaces including those that may be wet
or slick. ALWAYS exercise caution when transferring into or out of the wheelchair.
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Wheelchair Tie Down Restraints
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WARNING
Invacare recommends that wheelchair users not be transported in vehicles of any kind while in wheelchairs. As of this date,
the Department of Transportation has not approved any tie-down systems for transportation of a user while in a
wheelchair, in a moving vehicle of any type.
It is Invacare’s position that users of wheelchairs should be transferred into appropriate seating in vehicles for
transportation and use be made of the restraints made available by the auto industry. Invacare cannot and does not
recommend any wheelchair transportation systems.
Wheelchair User

WARNING
As a manufacturer of wheelchairs, Invacare endeavors to supply a wide variety of wheelchairs to meet many needs of the
end user. However, final selection of the type of wheelchair to be used by an individual rests solely with the user and his/her
healthcare professional capable of making such a selection.
The intended use for this wheelchair is for the bariatric user.
3.1
Safety/Handling of Wheelchairs
Safety and handling of the wheelchair requires the close attention of the wheelchair user as well as the assistant. This manual points out the most
common procedures and techniques involved in the safe operation and maintenance of the wheelchair. It is important to practice and master these
safe techniques until you are comfortable in maneuvering around the frequently encountered architectural barriers.
Use this information only as a basic guide. The techniques that are discussed on the following pages have been used successfully by many.
Individual wheelchair users often develop skills to deal with daily living activities that may differ from those described in this manual. Invacare recognizes
and encourages each individual to try what works best for him/her in overcoming architectural obstacles that they may encounter. However, all
WARNINGS and CAUTIONS given in this manual, MUST be followed. Techniques in this manual are a starting point for the new wheelchair user and
assistant with safety as the most important consideration for all.
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Stability and Balance
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WARNING
Be aware that carrying heavy objects on your lap while occupying the wheelchair may adversely affect the stability of the
wheelchair, resulting in serious bodily injury to the user, damage to the wheelchair and surrounding property.
This wheelchair has been designed to accommodate one individual. If more than one individual occupies the wheelchair this
may adversely affect the stability of the wheelchair, resulting in serious bodily injury to the user and passenger and damage
to the wheelchair and surrounding property.
To assure stability and proper operation of your wheelchair, you must at all times wear your seat positioning strap and maintain proper balance. Your
wheelchair has been designed to remain upright and stable during normal daily activities as long as you do not move beyond the center of gravity.
Virtually all activities which involve movement in the wheelchair have an effect on the center of gravity. Invacare recommends using seat/chest
positioning straps for additional safety while involved in activities that shift your weight.
DO NOT lean forward out of the wheelchair any further than the length of the armrests. Make sure the casters are pointing in the forward position
whenever you lean forward. This can be achieved by advancing the wheelchair and then reversing it in a straight line.
Many activities require the wheelchair user to reach, bend and transfer in and out of the wheelchair. These movements will cause a change to normal
balance, center of gravity, and weight distribution of the wheelchair.
To determine and establish your particular safety limits, practice bending, reaching and transferring activities in several combinations in the presence
of a qualified healthcare professional before attempting active use of the wheelchair.
Proper positioning is essential for your safety. When reaching, leaning, bending forward, it is important to use the front casters as a tool to maintain
stability and balance.
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Reaching, Leaning and Bending
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WARNING
DO NOT shift your weight or sitting position toward direction you are reaching as the wheelchair may tip over.
DO NOT attempt to reach objects if you have pick them up from the floor by reaching down between your knees.
DO NOT lean over the top of the back upholstery to reach objects behind you, as this may cause the wheelchair to tip
over.
Forward
Position the front casters so that they are extended as far forward as
possible and engage wheel locks.
Backward
Position wheelchair as close as possible to the desired object. Point front
casters forward to create the longest possible wheelbase. Reach back
only as far as your arm will extend without changing your sitting position.
FIGURE 1
Reaching, Leaning and Bending
Coping With Everyday Obstacles
Coping with the irritation of everyday obstacles can be alleviated somewhat by learning how to manage your wheelchair. Keep in mind your center
of gravity to maintain stability and balance.
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Tipping

WARNING
DO NOT tip the wheelchair when occupied to traverse curbs or other such obstructions. Always use curb cuts.
Otherwise, injury or damage may result.
Stairways

WARNING
Extreme caution is advised when it is necessary to move an unoccupied wheelchair up or down the stairs. Invacare
recommends using two assistants and making thorough preparations. Make sure to use only secure, non-detachable parts
for hand-hold supports.
DO NOT attempt to lift the wheelchair by any removable (detachable) parts. Lifting by means of any removable
(detachable) parts of a wheelchair may result in injury to the user or damage to the wheelchair.
Follow this procedure for moving the wheelchair between floors when an elevator is NOT available:
Moving Up Stairs
1.
Remove the occupant from the wheelchair.
2.
If necessary, rotate the anti-tippers so the wheels are facing up.
3.
One assistant (positioned behind the wheelchair), securely grasps a non-removable (non-detachable) part of the wheelchair for leverage and tilts
the wheelchair back to the balance point.
4.
After the wheelchair has been tilted back to the balance point, the assistant behind the wheelchair backs the wheelchair up against the first step.
5.
The second assistant (positioned in the front of the wheelchair), with a firm hold on a non-detachable part of the framework, lifts the wheelchair
up and on to the next stair above and steadies the wheelchair as the assistant behind the wheelchair places one foot on the next stair above and
repeats process.
6.
The wheelchair should not be lowered until the last stair has been negotiated and the wheelchair has been rolled away from the stairway.
7.
If necessary, rotate the anti-tippers so the wheels are facing down.
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Moving Down Stairs
1.
Remove the occupant from the wheelchair.
2.
If necessary, rotate the anti-tippers so the wheels are facing up.
3.
One assistant (positioned behind the wheelchair), securely grasps a non-removable (non-detachable) part of the wheelchair for leverage and tilts
the wheelchair back to the balance point.
4.
After the wheelchair has been tilted back to the balance point, the
assistant behind the wheelchair rolls the wheelchair up to the edge
of the first step.
5.
The second assistant (positioned in the front of the wheelchair),
with a firm hold on a non-detachable part of the framework, lowers
the wheelchair down and on to the next stair below and steadies
the wheelchair as the assistant in the rear places one foot on the
next stair below and repeats process.
6.
The wheelchair should not be lowered until the last stair has been
negotiated and the wheelchair has been rolled away from the
stairway.
7.
If necessary, rotate the anti-tippers so the wheels are facing down.
FIGURE 2
Stairways
Escalators
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WARNING
DO NOT use an escalator to move a wheelchair between floors. Serious bodily injury may occur.
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Transferring To and From Other Seats
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WARNING
Before attempting to transfer in or out of the wheelchair, every precaution should be taken to reduce the gap distance.
Turn both casters parallel to the object you are transferring onto. Also be certain the wheel locks are engaged to help
prevent the wheels from moving.
CAUTION
When transferring, position yourself as far back as possible in the seat. This will help prevent damaged upholstery and the
possibility of the wheelchair tipping forward.
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This activity may be performed independently
provided you have adequate mobility and upper body
strength.
Position the wheelchair as close as possible along side the seat to which
you are transferring, with the front casters pointing parallel to it.
Remove or flip up the armrest. Engage wheel locks. Shift body weight
into seat with transfer.
During independent transfer, little or no seat platform will be beneath
you. Use a transfer board if at all possible.
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Transferring To and From Other Seats
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Unfolding and Folding Wheelchair
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WARNING
ALWAYS keep hands and fingers clear of moving parts to avoid injury.
DO NOT place hand or fingers on the underside of the seat rail when opening or closing the wheelchair.
DO NOT sit or transfer into the wheelchair unless it is fully open and the seat rails are fully seated into the side frame
H-blocks.
Unfolding
1.
Tilt the wheelchair toward you (raising the opposite wheel and caster off the ground/floor).
2.
Place your hand on the top of the seat rail closest to you where the seat upholstery is attached.
3.
Point your fingers and thumb to the inside of the wheelchair.
4.
Press downward on the top of the seat rail until the wheelchair is fully open and the seat rails are fully seated in the H-blocks.
5.
Engage both wheel locks, open the footrest/legrest for clearance and transfer into the wheelchair. Refer to Transferring To and From Other
Seats on page 22.
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Seat Rail
H-Blocks

DO NOT wrap thumb
or fingers under the
seat rail. Point fingers
and thumb to the inside
of the wheelchair.
Press down on the
seat rail and the seat
upholstery with the
entire hand. DO
NOT place any part
of the hand under
the seat rail.
FIGURE 4 Unfolding
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Folding Wheelchair
1.
Swing footrest/legrest in locked position to the front of the
wheelchair.
2.
Pivot footplates upward to vertical position.
3.
With both hands, grasp the middle of the seat upholstery at the
front and back edge and lift up.
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4.
CAUTION
DO NOT allow upholstery to hang between the
cross braces.
Place excess seat upholstery over the armrest.
FIGURE 5
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4 SAFETY INSPECTION/TROUBLESHOOTING.
4 Safety Inspection/Troubleshooting.

4.1
Every six months or as necessary, take your wheelchair to a qualified technician for a thorough inspection and servicing.
Regular cleaning will reveal loose or worn parts and enhance the smooth operation of your wheelchair. To operate
properly and safely, your wheelchair MUST be cared for just like any other vehicle. Routine maintenance will extend the life
and efficiency of your wheelchair.
Safety Inspection Checklists
Initial adjustments should be made to suit your personal body structure and preference. Thereafter follow these maintenance
procedures:
Inspect/Adjust Initially
❑
Ensure that the wheelchair rolls straight (no excessive drag or pull to one side).
❑
Inspect for loose or missing hardware on frame and crossbraces.
❑
Inspect for bent frame or crossbraces.
❑
Check that the wheel locks do not interfere with tires when rolling.
❑
Check that the wheel lock pivot points are free of wear and looseness.
❑
Check that the wheel locks are easy to engage.
❑
Ensure that the wheel locks prevent the wheelchair from moving when engaged.
❑
Inspect seat and back for rips and sagging.
❑
Inspect seat for damaged or missing warning label.
❑
Inspect seat and back for loose or broken hardware.
❑
Inspect back cane hand grips for wear/looseness/deterioration.
❑
Inspect seat positioning strap for any signs of wear. Ensure buckle latches. Verify hardware that attaches strap to frame is secure and undamaged.
Replace if necessary.
❑
Inspect tires for flat spots and wear.
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CAUTION
As with any vehicle, check the wheels and tires periodically for cracks and wear. Replace if damaged.
❑
Check that there is no excessive side movement or binding in the rear wheels when lifted and spun.
❑
Inspect rear wheels for cracked, broken or loose spokes.
❑
Ensure all spokes are uniformly tight.
❑
Inspect handrims for signs of rough edges or peeling.
❑
Inspect axle assembly for proper tension by spinning caster. Caster should come to a gradual stop.
❑
Adjust front casters/forks bearing system if wheel wobbles noticeably or binds to a stop.
❑
Ensure wheel bearings are clean and free of moisture.
❑
Inspect casters for cracks and wear.
❑
Clean upholstery and armrests.
❑
Check that all labels are present and legible. Replace if necessary.
Inspect/Adjust Weekly
❑
Inspect tires for flat spots and wear.
❑
Inspect rear wheels for cracked, broken or loose spokes.
❑
Ensure all spokes are uniformly tight.
❑
Inspect axle assembly for proper tension by spinning caster. Caster should come to a gradual stop.
Inspect/Adjust Monthly
❑
Check that the wheel locks do not interfere with tires when rolling.
❑
Check that the wheel lock pivot points are free of wear and looseness.
❑
Inspect seat and back for loose or broken hardware.
❑
Inspect cane hand grips for wear/looseness/deterioration.
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❑
Inspect seat positioning strap for any signs of wear. Ensure buckle latches. Verify hardware that attaches strap to frame is secure and undamaged.
Replace if necessary.
❑
Adjust front casters/forks bearing system if wheel wobbles noticeably or binds to a stop.
❑
Ensure wheel bearings are clean and free of moisture.
Inspect/Adjust Periodically
❑
Ensure that the wheelchair rolls straight (no excessive drag or pull to one side).
❑
Inspect frame and crossbraces for loose or missing hardware.
❑
Inspect for bent frame or crossbraces.
❑
Check that wheel locks are easy to engage.
❑
Ensure that casters are free of debris.
❑
Inspect seat and backs for rips and sagging.
❑
Inspect seat for damaged or missing warning label.
❑
Check that there is no excessive side movement or binding in the rear wheels when lifted and spun.
❑
Clean upholstery and armrests.
❑
Check that all labels are present and legible. Replace if necessary.
4.2
Troubleshooting
Chair Veers
Right
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Veers Left
X
Sluggish Turn or
Performance
Casters
Flutter
Squeaks
and Rattles
Looseness
in Chair
X
X
X
X
Solutions
Check for loose fork stem nuts
and bolts.
Check that both casters contact
the ground at the same time.
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4.3
Maintenance
Maintenance Safety Precautions
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WARNING
After any adjustments, repair or service and before use, make sure all attaching hardware is tightened securely. Otherwise
injury or damage may result.
Replace any labels that are missing, worn, or torn. Refer to Label Location on page 6 for a listing of the labels and their
locations.
CAUTION
DO NOT overtighten hardware attaching to the frame. This could cause damage to the frame tubing.
1.
Before using your wheelchair make sure all nuts and bolts are tight.
2.
Check all parts for damage or wear and replace.
3.
Check all parts for proper adjustment.

CAUTION
As with any vehicle, check the wheels and tires periodically for cracks and wear. Replace if damaged. Replace as
recommended, refer to Replacing/Repairing Rear Wheel Tire/Tube on page 29 and Replacing/Repairing Caster Tire/Tube
on page 30.
4.
The rear wheels, casters and tires should be checked periodically for cracks and wear, and should be replaced by a qualified technician if damaged.
5.
Periodically adjust wheel locks in correlation to tire wear. Refer to Using/Adjusting Wheel Locks on page 49.
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
Tire wear is excessive if:
Pneumatic Tires - there is missing tread or the tires are bald.
Urethane Tires - there are cuts, surface defects or the tires are loose on the rims.
Rubber Tires - 30% or more of the tire has worn away.
Invacare recommends that tires and casters be replaced every five years.
6.
Periodically check handrims to ensure they are securely attached to the rear wheels.
7.
Periodically check caster wheel bearings to make sure they are clean and free from moisture. Use a Teflon® lubricant if necessary.
8.
Check upholstery for sagging, rips or tears.
9.
Clean upholstery with mild soap and water.
10. Replace any labels that are missing, worn, or torn. Refer to Label Location on page 8 for a listing of labels and their locations.
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WARNING
When cleaning rear cane or hand grip areas use only a clean towel lightly dampened with cool water. Verify that grips are
dry prior to use. Use of soap or ammonia based cleaning solutions will result in the hand grips sliding off the cane assembly.
Failure to observe this warning may result in injury to the user or bystanders.
11. Hand grips should be checked monthly for wear/looseness/deterioration. Clean if desired. Replace if looseness or deterioration is found.
Replacing/Repairing Rear Wheel Tire/Tube
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WARNING
Replacement of solid urethane tires is not recommended. If the solid urethane tire needs repaired, Invacare recommends
replacing the complete wheel assembly.
Replacement of rear wheel tube must be performed by a qualified technician.
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Replacing/Repairing Caster Tire/Tube
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WARNING
Replacement of solid urethane or semi-pneumatic tires is not recommended. If the solid urethane or semi-pneumatic tires
need replaced, Invacare recommends replacing complete caster assembly.
For pneumatic tires, replacement of the tire or tube must be performed by a qualified technician.
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5 FRONT RIGGINGS
5 Front Riggings
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5.1
WARNING
After any adjustments, repair or service and before use, make sure all attaching hardware is tightened securely. Otherwise
injury or damage may occur.
Installing/Removing Swingaway Footrest Assembly
Installing
1.
Turn the swingaway footrest assembly to the side (open footplate
is perpendicular to wheelchair).
2.
Install the hinge plates on the swingaway footrest assembly onto the
hinge pins on the wheelchair frame.
3.
Push the swingaway footrest assembly toward the inside of the
wheelchair until it locks into place.
4.
Repeat STEPS 1-3 for the other footrest assembly.

Footrest Release
Lever
Hinge
Pins
The footplate will be on the inside of the
wheelchair when locked in place.
Swingaway
Footrest
Assembly
Hinge
Plates
Footplate
Removing
1.
Push the footrest release lever inward.
2.
Rotate swingaway footrest assembly outward.
3.
Lift the swingaway footrest assembly off the hinge pins.
4.
Repeat STEPS 1-3 for the other side.
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5 FRONT RIGGINGS
5.2 Swingaway Footrest Height Adjustment
1.
Remove the swingaway footrest assembly. Refer to
Installing/Removing Swingaway Footrest Assembly on page 31.

Lay the assembly on a flat surface to simplify this
procedure.
2.
Remove the two bolts and locknuts that secure the lower footrest
assembly to the upper footrest support.
3.
Reposition the lower footrest assembly to the desired height.
4.
Install and securely tighten the two bolts and locknuts.
5.
Repeat STEPS 1-4 for the other footrest.
6.
Reinstall the swingaway footrest assembly. Refer to
Installing/Removing Swingaway Footrest Assembly on page 31.
Upper
Footrest
Support
Lower
Footrest
Assembly
Bolts and Locknuts
FIGURE 2
5.3
Swingaway Footrest Height Adjustment
Installing/Removing Elevating Legrest Assembly
Installing

For this procedure, refer to FIGURE 3 on page 33.
1.
Place elevating legrest assembly on the outside of the wheelchair and install the hinge plates onto the hinge pins on the wheelchair frame.
2.
Rotate elevating legrest assembly toward the inside of the wheelchair until it locks in place.
3.
Repeat STEPS 1 and 2 for the other legrest assembly.

The footplates will be facing each other when locked in place.
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4.
While sitting in the wheelchair, adjust the legrest to the correct height. Refer to Adjusting Elevating Legrest Assembly on page 33.
Removing
1.
Ensure the elevating legrest is in the lowered position. Refer to
Adjusting Elevating Legrest Assembly on page 33.
2.
To release the elevating legrest assembly push the legrest release
handle toward the inside of the wheelchair (facing the front of the
wheelchair) and swing the legrest assembly to the outside of the
wheelchair.
3.
Lift the elevating legrest assembly off the hinge pins.
Hinge
Pins
Elevating Legrest Assembly
FIGURE 3
5.4
Legrest Release Lever
Installing/Removing Elevating Legrest Assembly
Adjusting Elevating Legrest Assembly

For this procedure, refer to FIGURE 4 on page 34.
Adjusting Footrest Height
1.
While sitting in the wheelchair, remove the two bolts and locknuts securing the lower footrest assembly to the elevating legrest assembly and
move the lower footrest assembly up or down until the desired height is achieved.
2.
Secure the lower footrest assembly to the elevating legrest assembly with the two bolts and locknuts. Securely tighten.
3.
Repeat STEPS 1-2 on remaining legrest assembly.
Adjusting Calfpad
1.
Remove the two mounting screws securing the calfpad to the calfpad support of the elevating legrest assembly.
2.
Slide the Calfpad up or down until the desired position is obtained.
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3.
Secure the calfpad to the elevating legrest assembly with the two mounting screws. Securely tighten.
4.
Repeat STEPS 1-3 to adjust remaining calfpad.
Elevating
Legrest
Assembly
Calfpad
Mounting
Screws
Calfpad
Support
Locknuts
Bolts
Lower
Footrest
Assembly
FIGURE 4 Adjusting Footrest Height - Adjusting Calfpad
5.5
Raising/Lowering Elevating Legrest Assembly

For this procedure, refer to FIGURE 5 on page 35.
Raising Elevating Legrest Assembly
1.
An assistant should hold the lower legrest assembly and raise the elevating legrests until one of three desired height positions is obtained.
Lowering Elevating Legrest Assembly
1.
Use one hand to fully support the weight of the user leg and elevating legrest.
2.
Pull release lever upward with the other hand.
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3.
Gently, lower user leg and elevating legrest down to desired position.
4.
Repeat STEPS 1-3 for remaining elevating legrest.
Release Lever
Lower Legrest
Assembly
Elevating Legrest
FIGURE 5 Raising/Lowering Elevating Legrest Assembly
5.6 Installing Calf Strap
1.
Remove calf strap from packaged container if it is not already
secured to the footrest.
2.
Secure one side of the calf strap around each footrest.
Calf Strap
Footrest
Footrest
FIGURE 6
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5.7
Heel Loop Replacement
1.
Remove the two bolts and locknuts that secure the lower footrest assembly to the upper footrest support.
2.
Remove the lower footrest assembly.
3.
Remove the mounting screw, spacer and locknut that secure the existing heel loop to the footrest.
4.
Slide existing heel loop over the slide tube of the lower footrest assembly.
5.
Install new heel loop.
6.
Reverse STEPS 1-4 to reassemble.

When securing the heel loop to the footrest assembly, tighten the mounting screw and locknut until the spacer is secure.
Bolts
Locknuts
Mounting
Screw
Heel Loop
Spacer
Slide Tube
Lower Footrest
Assembly
Locknut
FIGURE 7 Heel Loop Replacement
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6 ARMS
6 Arms
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6.1

2.
4.
WARNING
Make sure the height adjustment lever is in the locked position before using the wheelchair.
For this procedure, refer to FIGURE 1 on page 38.
Unlock the armrest by performing the following:
A.
Flip the height adjustment lever on the front of the armrest to the up (horizontal) position.
B.
Pull the height adjustment lock knob on the rear of the armrest and twist 1/4 turn into the unlocked position.
Adjust armrest to one of five positions.

3.
After any adjustments, repair or service and before use, make sure all attaching hardware is tightened securely. Otherwise
injury or damage may occur.
Adjusting Armrest Height

1.
WARNING
The height adjustment lever and lock knob MUST be in the unlocked position when placing armrest into the arm assembly.
Lock the armrest by performing the following:
A.
Flip the height adjustment lever on the front of the armrest to the down (vertical) position.
B.
Pull the height adjustment lock knob on the rear of the armrest and twist 1/4 turn into the locked position.
Repeat STEPS 1-3 for other armrest.
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6 ARMS
Unlocked
(Horizontal)
Locked
(Vertical)
Armrest
Height
Adjustment Lever
Height
Adjustment Lock
Knob

The armrest for the 700 lb
version of the wheelchair is
shown. The armrest height for the
1000 lb version of the wheelchair
is adjusted the same way.
Unlocked
Position
Locked
Position
FIGURE 1 Adjusting Armrest Height
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6.2
Replacing Desk/Full Length Armrest Pad
1.
Remove the mounting screws that secure the armrest pad to the armrest assembly.
2.
Replace armrest pad and securely tighten with the existing mounting screws.
Armrest Pad
The armrest for the 700 lb
version of the wheelchair is
shown. The armrest height for the
1000 lb version of the wheelchair
is replaced the same way.

Armrest Assembly
Mounting Screws
FIGURE 2 Replacing Desk/Full Length Armrest Pad
6.3
Removing or Replacing Armrest


WARNING
Make sure the armrest release lever is in the locked position before using the wheelchair.
For this procedure, refer to FIGURE 3 on page 40.
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Removing Armrests
1.
Unlock the armrest by flipping the armrest release lever to the up (horizontal) position.
2.
Lift armrest completely out of arm sockets from the wheelchair.
Replacing Armrests

Armrest release levers MUST be in the unlocked position when placing armrests into the arm sockets.
1.
Place armrest into arm sockets located on the side of the wheelchair.
2.
Lock the armrest by flipping the armrest release lever to the down (vertical) position.
Armrest

The armrest for the 700 lb version
of the wheelchair is shown. The
armrest height for the 1000 lb
version of the wheelchair is
removed/replaced the same way.
Armrest Release
Lever
Arm Socket
Arm Socket
FIGURE 3 Removing or Replacing Armrest
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7 SEAT AND BACK
7 Seat and Back
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7.1
1.
WARNING
After any adjustments, repair or service and before use, make sure all attaching hardware is tightened securely. Otherwise
injury or damage may occur.
Replacing Seat Upholstery
Remove the mounting screws that secure the existing seat
upholstery to the wheelchair frame.
2.
Remove the existing seat upholstery from the wheelchair frame.
3.
Install new seat upholstery by reversing STEPS 1-2.

Warning Label
Mounting
Screws
The seat upholstery MUST be installed with the
warning label facing up.
The following chart determines the number of
mounting screws for each seat depth
SEAT DEPTH
NUMBER OF SCREWS
18 inch
20 inch
16
18
Seat
Upholstery
Washers
Wheelchair
Frame
FIGURE 1 Replacing Seat Upholstery
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7.2 Replacing Back Upholstery
1.
Remove the eighteen mounting screws and washers that secure the
existing back upholstery to the back canes.
2.
Install and securely tighten the new back upholstery to the back
canes with the eighteen mounting screws and washers starting with
the top hole of the back cane.
Back Cane
Washers
Mounting
Screws
Back Upholstery
FIGURE 2
7.3
Replacing Back Upholstery
Adjusting Back Height

For this procedure, refer to FIGURE 3 on page 43.
1.
Remove the four mounting screws and locknuts that secure the two back canes to the wheelchair frame.
2.
Remove the bottom two back upholstery mounting screws from the cane.
3.
Reposition the back canes to one of three height adjustment positions:

HOLE NUMBER
1&2
2&3
3&4
BACK HEIGHT
16 inches
17 inches
18 inches
Holes numbered from bottom to top for reference only. (There are no numbers on the back canes).
The mounting screws must be securely tightened into the threaded mounting holes of the wheelchair frame before installing
the locknuts.
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4.
Reinstall the four (4) mounting screws through the threaded mounting holes of the wheelchair frame and the back cane. Securely tighten.
5.
Reinstall the four locknuts. Securely tighten
6.
Reinstall the two back upholstery mounting screws. Securely tighten.
Back Cane

4
Height
Adjustment
Positions
3
2
The two mounting screws and
locknuts that secure the back cane
to the wheelchair frame are not
shown for clarity.
1
Wheelchair
Frame
FIGURE 3 Adjusting Back Height
7.4
Adjusting Seat Depth
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7.5
WARNING
Adjusting the seat depth of the 9000 Topaz wheelchair must be performed by a qualified technician. Contact
dealer/Invacare.
Adjusting Seat Width

WARNING
Adjusting the seat width of the 9000 Topaz wheelchair must be performed by a qualified technician. Contact
dealer/Invacare.
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8 Rear Wheels
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8.1
WARNING
After any adjustments, repair or service and before use, make sure all attaching hardware is tightened securely. Otherwise
injury or damage may occur.
Removing/Installing Rear Wheels


WARNING
Changing the rear wheel size or changing the seat-to-floor height MUST be performed only by a qualified technician.
If replacing the same size rear wheel, note the
mounting position on the wheelchair frame for
proper reinstallation of the new rear wheel.
1.
Place the wheelchair frame up on blocks so that the rear wheels are
off the ground.
2.
Remove the dust cap (if applicable), mounting screw and locknut
that secure the rear wheel and axle spacer to the wheelchair.
3.
Repeat STEP 2 for the opposite rear wheel.
4.
To reinstall the rear wheel onto the wheelchair, reverse STEP 2.

Rear Wheel
Axle Mounting
Positions
Locknut
Axle
Spacer
Make sure axle spacer is between rear wheel and
wheelchair frame.
Wheelchair
Frame
Mounting Screw
FIGURE 1
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9 FRONT CASTERS
9 Front Casters
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9.1
After any adjustments, repair or service and before use, make sure all attaching hardware is tightened securely. Otherwise
injury or damage may occur.
Installing/Replacing Six or Eight-inch Front Casters and Forks



1.
WARNING
WARNING
If converting from six-inch caster to an eight-inch caster or vice versa, there are seat-to-floor height adjustments that must
be made. Therefore, this procedure MUST be performed by a qualified technician.
For this procedure, refer to FIGURE 1 on page 46.
This procedure can be performed if replacing the exact same size front caster.
Remove the dust cover.
2.
Remove the locknut and washer that secures the fork to the caster headtube.
3.
Drop the front caster and fork out of the caster headtube.
4.
Slide in the new front caster and fork.
5.
Reassemble by reversing STEPS 1-2.
6.
Repeat STEPS 1-5 for the opposite front caster.
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7.
To properly tighten caster journal system and guard against flutter,
perform the following check:
8.
Tip back of wheelchair to floor.
Simultaneously pivot both forks and casters to the top of their
arc.
C. Let casters drop to the bottom of their arc (wheels should
swing once to one-side, then immediately rest in a straight
downward position).
D. Adjust locknuts according to freedom of caster swing.
Test wheelchair for maneuverability.
9.
Readjust locknuts if necessary.
Dust Cover
A.
B.
Locknut
Washers
Caster Headtube
10. Repeat STEPS 7-9 until correct.
Front Caster
Fork
11. Snap dust cover over the locknut and stem.
FIGURE 1
9.2
Installing/Replacing Six or Eight-inch Front Casters and
Forks
Front Caster Mounting Adjustments

WARNING
Adjusting front caster mountings MUST be performed by a qualified technician. Contact dealer/Invacare.
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10 ANTI-TIPPERS/WHEEL LOCKS
10 Anti-tippers/Wheel Locks

WARNING
After any adjustments, repair or service and before use, make sure all attaching hardware is tightened securely. Otherwise
injury or damage may occur.
10.1 Installing Anti-Tippers

WARNING
Inasmuch as anti-tippers are an option on this wheelchair (you may order with or without the anti-tippers), Invacare
strongly recommends ordering anti-tippers as an additional safeguard for the wheelchair user.
Anti-tippers are specific to the different rear wheels and/or seat-to-floor heights. Refer to the following charts for correct
usage and adjustment. If these requirements cannot be achieved, DO NOT use the wheelchair. Contact an Invacare dealer
or qualified technician. Any changes to the seat-to-floor angle or seat-to-floor height may require different anti-tippers. The
correct anti-tippers must be ordered to maintain a 1½ to 2-inch ground clearance.
Anti-tippers MUST be fully engaged. Ensure that the locking pin of the anti-tipper fully protrudes out of the hole on the side
of the wheelchair frame. Ensure both anti-tippers are adjusted to the same height.
ALWAYS use anti-tippers. When outdoors on wet, soft ground or on gravel surfaces, anti-tippers may not provide the
same level of protection against tipover. Extra caution must be observed when traversing such surfaces.


For this procedure, refer to FIGURE 1 on page 49.
To ensure the correct model anti-tipper is used refer to the following chart. Measurements for anti-tippers are
approximate.
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1.
Insert the anti-tippers with the anti-tipper wheels positioned according to the following chart:
Wheelchair Seat-to-Floor
Height (inches)
ANTI-TIPPER WHEEL POSITION
Anti-tipper Height
Anti-Tipper (1102147)
3 3/8 inches
19½
Wheelchair Frame
Anti-tipper Height
Anti-Tipper (1102146)
11/4 inches
17½
Wheelchair Frame
Anti-Tipper (1102146)

15½
Wheelchair Frame
Anti-tipper Height
When installing/using anti-tipper
1102146 on the 9000 Topaz wheelchair
with a seat-to-floor height of 15½
inches, the anti-tipper wheels must be
pointed up away from the ground/floor.
11/4 inches
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2.
Secure the anti-tipper to the wheelchair frame with the locking pin.
3.
Ensure that the locking pin protrudes through both the anti-tipper
and the wheelchair frame.
4.
Repeat STEPS 1-3 to install the remaining anti-tipper.
Anti-Tipper
Locking Pin
Wheelchair Frame
FIGURE 1
Installing Anti-Tippers
10.2 Using/Adjusting Wheel Locks
Using Wheel Locks



WARNING
DO NOT attempt to stop a moving wheelchair with wheel locks. Wheel locks are not brakes.
For this procedure, refer to FIGURE 2 on page 50.
Position wheelchair on a flat, level surface to perform this procedure.
1.
Ensure the wheelchair is not moving before engaging the wheel locks.
2.
Depending on the model of wheel lock installed on the wheelchair, perform one (1) of the following:
3.
•
Push-to-Lock - To engage, push the wheel lock handle forward.
•
Pull-to-Lock - To engage, pull the wheel lock handle backward.
Disengage the wheel locks by reversing STEP 2.
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DETAIL “B” - PULL-TO-LOCK MODEL
DETAIL “A” - PUSH-TO-LOCK MODEL
Unlocked Position
Locked Position
Unlocked Position
Locked Position
Wheel Lock
Handle
Wheel Lock
Handle
FIGURE 2 Using Wheel Locks
Adjusting Wheel locks
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1.
For this procedure, refer to FIGURE 3 on page 51.
Disengage the wheel lock.
2.
Loosen the two socket screws that secure the wheel lock to the wheelchair frame.
3.
Reposition the wheel lock and/or wheel lock clamp so that when engaged, the wheel lock shoe embeds the tire 3/16 inch and holds the occupied
wheelchair in place when pushed.
4.
Securely tighten the two socket screws securing the wheel lock to the wheelchair frame.
5.
Engage the wheel lock.
6.
Measure the distance the wheel lock is embedded into the tire (Detail "A").

Any wheel lock adjustment should embed the wheel lock shoe 3/16 inch into the tire when engaged.
7.
Repeat STEPS 1-6 until the wheel lock shoe embeds the tire 3/16 inch and holds the occupied wheelchair in place when pushed.
8.
Repeat STEPS 1-7 for the opposite wheel lock.
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9.
Engage both wheel locks and ensure the occupied wheelchair is held in place when pushed.
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WARNING
If wheel locks do not hold the occupied wheelchair in place, contact a qualified technician. Otherwise, injury or damage may
occur.
DETAIL “A” - WHEEL LOCK
SHOE ENGAGEMENT
Socket Screws
Wheel Lock
Clamp
3/16 inch
Wheelchair
Frame
Wheel Lock
Wheel
Lock Shoe
Tire
Wheel Lock
Shoe
Rear Wheel
FIGURE 3 Adjusting Wheel locks
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11.1
WARNING
After any adjustments, repair or service and before use, make sure all attaching hardware is tightened securely. Otherwise
injury or damage may occur.
Installing Crutch and Cane Carrier
Installing
1.
Slide the clamp with the base attached over the end of the step tube of the wheelchair.
2.
Position the base parallel to the step tube.
3.
Securely tighten the locknut that secures the base to the step tube of the wheelchair.
4.
Remove the upper back upholstery screw and washer.
5.
Align the strap with the back upholstery screws mounting hole.
6.
Secure the strap to the wheelchair with the back upholstery screw
and washer.
Strap
Safety and Maintenance
1.
Check base weekly to assure proper placement.
2.
Securely fasten strap while carrying items.
3.
Never insert or remove items while wheelchair is moving.
4.
Base should be parallel to step tube to avoid bending spokes when
folding the wheelchair.
5.
The base cleans easily with any chrome or glass cleaner. The strap
can be cleaned with mild soap and water.
Base
Step
Tube
Clamp
Locknut
FIGURE 1
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11.2 Installing Seat Positioning Strap
1.
Back Cane
Remove the two existing back upholstery mounting screws and
washer located second up from the bottom of both back canes.
Discard back upholstery screws and washers.

Back
Upholstery
The seat positioning strap may be installed with
the locking/releasing buckle on the right or left
side of the wheelchair back according to user
preference.
2.
Position the seat positioning strap around the outside of the back
upholstery and back canes.
3.
Secure the seat positioning strap and back upholstery to the back
canes with the two new back upholstery mounting screws and
washers. Securely tighten.
Seat
Positioning
Strap
Washer
Mounting
Screw
FIGURE 2
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Buckle
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11.3
Wheel Lock Extension Handle
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1.
WARNING
If the wheelchair is equipped with push to lock wheel locks, elevating legrests, and wheel lock extension handles, the wheel
lock extension handles MUST be removed before swinging the elevating legrests to the side, otherwise injury or damage
may result. Interference between the top of the elevating legrest and the wheel lock extension handle causes the wheel lock
to disengage.
Remove the existing rubber tip from the wheel lock handle. Discard rubber tip.
2.
Secure the wheel lock extension handle to the wheelchair frame by wrapping the elastic cord around the wheelchair frame.
3.
Pass the wheel lock extension handle through the loop end of the elastic cord.
4.
Slide the wheel lock extension handle on to the wheel lock handle.
5.
Repeat STEPS 1-4 for the remaining wheel lock.
Wheel Lock Extension Handle
Wheel Lock Handle
Elastic Cord (Loop End)
Wheelchair Frame
FIGURE 3 Wheel Lock Extension Handle
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11.4 Installing/Removing Solid Seat Insert
Back Canes
Solid Seat Insert
Installing
1.
Solid Seat
Insert
Position the solid seat insert so that it is fully supported by the seat
rails and the back edge of the solid seat insert is touching the back
canes.
Seat Rail
Removing
1.
Firmly grasp the solid seat insert and lift away from the seat
upholstery.
11.5 Installing/Removing Solid Back Insert
Seat Rail
Installing
1.
Position the solid back insert between the back canes.
2.
Wrap the two fastening straps around the back canes.
3.
Securely fasten with two snaps.
Back Canes
Solid Back Insert
Snaps
Fastening Strap
Solid Back Insert
Removing
1.
Release the two snaps securing the two fastening straps around the
back canes.
2.
Remove the solid back insert.
FIGURE 4 Installing/Removing Solid Seat Insert and
Installing/Removing Solid Back Insert
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11.6
1.
Installing O2 Holder/Telescoping I.V. Rod with O2 Holder
Slide the mounting bracket over the left side step tube of the wheelchair frame.
2.
Secure the mounting bracket to the wheelchair frame with the hex screw, spacer and locknut.
3.
Telescoping I.V. with O2 holder only: Secure the top of the telescoping I.V. rod holder to the wheelchair frame with a tie wrap.
DETAIL “A” TELESCOPING I.V.
ROD/O2 HOLDER
DETAIL “B” - O2 HOLDER
Mounting
Bracket
Telescoping I.V.
Rod/O2 Holder
Mounting
Bracket
Tie Wrap
Hex
Screw
Hex
Screw
O2 Holder
Locknut
Locknut
Step Tube
Spacer
Step Tube
Spacer
FIGURE 5 Installing O2 Holder/Telescoping I.V. Rod with O2 Holder
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11.7
Installing Telescoping I.V. Rod

For this procedure, refer to FIGURE 6 on page 58.
Mounting Instructions

The telescoping I.V. rod is factory set for installation on the left side of the wheelchair. If necessary to install on the right
side, refer to Repositioning Upper Mounting Bracket on page 59.
1.
Loosely secure the two bracket plates to the lower mounting bracket using the short spacer, long spacer and two mounting screws and locknuts
(Detail “A”).
2.
Slide the lower mounting bracket over the left side step tube of the wheelchair frame, so that the step tube is positioned between the two spacers.
3.
Remove the existing top left upholstery mounting screw and washer. Discard existing upholstery mounting screw and washer.
4.
Secure the upper mounting bracket and back upholstery to the back cane using the new upholstery mounting screw and washer.

Ensure the telescoping I.V. rod is vertical before securing the lower mounting bracket to the step tube.
5.
Secure the lower mounting bracket to the wheelchair frame by securely tightening the two (2) hex screws and locknuts on the mounting bracket.
6.
Loosen the adjustment knob and position the IV rod to the desired height and securely tighten the adjustment knob.
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DETAIL “A”
Lower
Mounting
Bracket
Telescoping I.V. Rod
Adjustment
Knob
Upper Mounting
Bracket
Washer
Bracket Plate
Short
Spacer
Back Cane
Bracket Plate
Upholstery
Mounting
Screw
Hex
Screws
Wheelchair
Side Frame
Hex
Screws
Spacer
Locknuts
Long
Spacer
Locknuts
Lower
Mounting
Bracket

Spacer
Step Tube
Back upholstery not shown for clarity.
FIGURE 6 Installing Telescoping I.V. Rod - Mounting Instructions
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Repositioning Upper Mounting Bracket


1.
For this procedure, refer to FIGURE 7 on page 60.
This adjustment is required if the telescoping I.V. rod must be mounted on the right side of the wheelchair.
With the telescoping I.V. rod in the lowest position, align the hole of the outer tube with the phillips screw of the inner tube.
2.
Remove phillips screw and set aside.
3.
Remove the inner tube from the outer tube.
4.
Firmly grasp the height adjustment assembly and pull to remove from the outer tube.
5.
Slide the upper mounting bracket up off the outer tube.
6.
Rotate the upper mounting bracket 180° and reinstall onto the outer tube.
7.
Reverse STEPS 1-5 to reassemble the telescoping I.V. rod.
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Inner Tube
Upper Mounting Bracket
(Shown Rotated 180°)
Height Adjustment Assembly
Hole
Outer Tube
Outer Tube
Phillips Screw
FIGURE 7 Installing Telescoping I.V. Rod - Repositioning Upper Mounting Bracket
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Safety and Maintenance
1.
Make sure the telescoping I.V. rod is tightly locked before placing I.V. medication on the rod.
2.
The telescoping I.V. rod is designed for the specific purpose of supporting I.V. medication only. DO NOT use it to support objects other than
I.V. medication.
3.
Check weekly to make sure the telescoping I.V. rod/O2 holder is tightly secured to the wheelchair frame. If there is any looseness whatsoever,
DO NOT use until the corrective adjustments have been made.
4.
The telescoping I.V. rod/O2 holders clean easily with any household glass-type cleaner.
11.8
Installing/Removing Push Bar


For this procedure, refer to FIGURE 8 on page 62.
The 9000 Topaz is folded for either storage or transporting. The push bar must be removed before folding the wheelchair.
Installing Push Bar
1.
Insert one push bar support into one back cane handle.

It may be necessary to move the back cane side-to-side in order to align the remaining push bar support with the back cane
handle.
2.
Align the remaining push bar support with the remaining back cane handle.
3.
Insert the push bar support into the back cane handle. Securely tighten both lock knobs.
Removing Push Bar
1.
Completely unthread both lock knobs.
2.
Firmly grasp both ends of the push bar and pull to remove the push bar from the back cane handles.
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Back Cane Handles
Push Bar Support
Lock Knob
Push Bar Support
Push Bar
Lock Knob
FIGURE 8 Installing/Removing Push Bar
11.9
Installing/Removing One-Piece Footboard


For this procedure, refer to FIGURE 9 on page 64.
Right and left sides of the wheelchair are determined from the occupant’s position.
Only the right footboard support assembly is secured to the footboard.
When in the upright position, the footboard will be vertical and resting against the inside of the right footboard support
assembly.
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Installing
1.
2.
3.
If necessary, remove the two existing swingaway footrest assemblies from the wheelchair by performing the following:
A. Push the footrest release lever inward.
B. Rotate swingaway footrest assembly outward.
C. Lift the swingaway footrest assembly off of the hinge pins.
D. Repeat STEPS A-C for the other footrest assembly.
With the footboard in the up position, pull the footboard support release lever and position the right footboard assembly support in front of the
wheelchair.
Install the hinge plates on the footboard support assembly onto the hinge pins on the wheelchair frame.
4.
Push the footboard support assembly towards the inside of the wheelchair until it locks into place.
5.
Repeat STEPS 2-4 for the left footboard support assembly.
6.
With both footboard support assemblies locked into position, lower the footboard into the down position and ensure the footboard clips
securely hook over the left lower footboard support tube, behind the end cap.
7.
If necessary, adjust the height of the footboard support assembly. Refer to One Piece Footboard Height Adjustment on page 65.
Removing
1.
Lift the footboard into the up position.
2.
Push the footboard support release lever inward.
3.
Rotate the footboard support assembly outward.
4.
Lift the footboard support assembly off of the hinge pins.
5.
Repeat STEPS 2-4 for the other footboard support assembly.
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Hinge
Plates
Wheelchair
Frame
Footboard Support
Release Lever
Footboard
Support Release
Lever
Left Footboard Support
Assembly
Hinge Pins
Footboard Clips
Hinge
Plates
End Cap
Hinge Pins
Right Footboard Support
Assembly
Left Lower
Footboard Support
Tube
Footboard
FIGURE 9 Installing/Removing One-Piece Footboard
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11.10
One Piece Footboard Height Adjustment

1.
For this procedure, refer to FIGURE 10 on page 66.
Remove the footboard support assembly. Refer to Installing/Removing One-Piece Footboard on page 62.

Lay the assembly on a flat surface to simplify this procedure.
2.
Remove the two bolts and locknuts that secure the lower footboard support tube to the upper footboard support.
3.
Reposition the lower footboard support tube to the desired height.
4.
Using the two bolts and locknuts, secure the lower footboard support tube to the upper footboard support. Securely tighten.

Ensure both footboard supports are adjusted to the same height.
5.
Repeat STEPS 2-4 to adjust the remaining footboard support assembly.
6.
Reinstall the footboard support assembly. Refer to Installing/Removing One-Piece Footboard on page 62.
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Upper Footboard
Supports
Locknuts
Lower
Footboard
Tube
Bolts
Locknuts
Lower
Footboard
tube
Footboard
FIGURE 10 One Piece Footboard Height Adjustment
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NOTES
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