User Manual

User Manual
Invacare® 9000 Series Wheelchair
9000 SL
9000 XT
9000 XDT
9000XT Recliner
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BEFORE using this product, read this manual and save for future reference.
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CONTENTS
1
GENERAL ...............................................................................................................................................................................................6
2
Symbols .................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 6
Limited Warranty .................................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 7
OVERVIEW ............................................................................................................................................................................................8
3
Label Locations....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 8
Typical Product Parameters .............................................................................................................................................................................................................. 10
SAFETY ................................................................................................................................................................................................15
4
General Guidelines .............................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 15
Operating Information........................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 16
Safety/Handling of Wheelchairs........................................................................................................................................................................................................ 24
SAFETY INSPECTION/TROUBLESHOOTING .............................................................................................................................32
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Safety Inspection Checklist ................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 32
Troubleshooting................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 35
Maintenance .......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 36
FRONT RIGGINGS .............................................................................................................................................................................39
Installing/Removing Front Riggings................................................................................................................................................................................................... 39
Adjusting Footplate Height ................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 41
Raising/Lowering Elevating Legrest Assembly ............................................................................................................................................................................... 43
Installing Impact Guards/Calf Strap.................................................................................................................................................................................................. 44
Replacing Heel Loop ........................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 44
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ARMS ....................................................................................................................................................................................................46
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Adjusting Armrest Height .................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 46
Using Swing-Back Arms...................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 47
Removing or Replacing Armrest ...................................................................................................................................................................................................... 48
Replacing Desk/Full Length Armrest Pad (Fixed Height Arms Only)...................................................................................................................................... 49
Replacing Clothing Guards (Fixed Height Arms Only) ............................................................................................................................................................... 49
Converting Between Space Saver and Conventional Arms ....................................................................................................................................................... 49
SEAT AND BACK ...............................................................................................................................................................................51
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Replacing Seat Upholstery ................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 51
Replacing Back Upholstery ................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 52
Adjusting Back Height, Back Angle or Seat Depth....................................................................................................................................................................... 54
Adjusting Seat Width .......................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 54
REAR WHEELS ...................................................................................................................................................................................55
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Removing/Installing Rear Wheels..................................................................................................................................................................................................... 55
Replacing Rear Wheel Handrim ....................................................................................................................................................................................................... 57
Adjusting Quick-Release Axle........................................................................................................................................................................................................... 58
FRONT CASTERS ...............................................................................................................................................................................60
Installing/Replacing Six or Eight-Inch Front Casters and Forks................................................................................................................................................. 60
Adjusting Front Caster Mounting..................................................................................................................................................................................................... 61
10 ANTI-TIPPERS/WHEEL LOCKS ......................................................................................................................................................62
Installing/Adjusting Anti-tippers........................................................................................................................................................................................................ 62
Using/Adjusting Patient Operated Wheel Locks.......................................................................................................................................................................... 65
Installing Wheel Lock Shoe Extensions .......................................................................................................................................................................................... 69
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Operating Recliner .............................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 70
Replacing Headrest Pillow ................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 72
Replacing Headrest/Back Upholstery .............................................................................................................................................................................................. 73
Adjusting Headrest/Back Upholstery Tension .............................................................................................................................................................................. 74
Adjusting Seat Depth .......................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 74
Adjusting Seat Width .......................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 74
Storing/Replacing Spreader Bar ........................................................................................................................................................................................................ 75
Installing Anti-Tippers ......................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 76
Removing/Installing Rear Wheels..................................................................................................................................................................................................... 77
Using/Adjusting Wheel Locks ........................................................................................................................................................................................................... 78
Installing Telescoping I.V. Rod........................................................................................................................................................................................................... 81
12 OPTIONS .............................................................................................................................................................................................83
Installing/Cleaning Telescoping I.V. Rod/O2 Holders.................................................................................................................................................................. 83
Installing Crutch and Cane Carrier.................................................................................................................................................................................................. 85
Installing Amputee Bracket................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 86
Installing the Wheel Lock Extension Handle................................................................................................................................................................................. 91
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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
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WARNING
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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 five (5) 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 (13) 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 Locations
Crossmember
Serial Number Label is
located on the cross
brace on the left side of
the chair
Lower Frame
Tube
9000 XDT Only
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NOTE: On
all adjustable
anti-tippers
9000 XT Recliner Models Only
! WARNING
Refer to the Owner’s Manual
for proper anti-tipper setting.
! AVERTISSEMENT
WARNING
Se référer au manuel de
l’utilisateur pour le réglage
adéquat de l’antibascule.
DO NOT OPERATE WITHOUT
THE ANTI-TIP TUBES
INSTALLED. P/N 60106X144
REV. 5/98
No. 1091554
! WARNING
Do not operate without the antitip tubes installed.
! AVERTISSEMENT
NE PAS utiliser sans d’abord
avoir installé les antibascules.
No. 1091552
CAUTION
Models with
Quick-Release Axles Only
DO NOT recline without occupant. When the
chair is not occupied the back will raise abruptly. Keep clear of the chair back when raising
or lowering to avoid injury.
1023096
WA R N I N G
CAUTION
DETENT BALLS MUST BE SECURELY SEATED IN RECESSED AREAS
OF AXLE BUSHINGS. ENSURE
THAT PLUNGER PIN IN HEAD END
OF AXLE IS FULLY RELEASED.
KEEP DETENT BALLS CLEAN.
SERVICE OF SPRING
LIFT MECHANISM TO
BE PERFORMED BY
PROPERLY TRAINED
AUTHORIZED SERVICE
PERSONNEL ONLY.
1022642
1001948
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2.2
Typical Product Parameters
9000 SL
OVERALL WIDTH
23 or 25 inches
REAR AXLE
Permanent* and quick-release
OVERALL DEPTH 43½ inches
(WITH RIGGINGS)
HANDRIMS
Composite* and aluminum, steel
SEAT WIDTH
16, 18 or 20 inches
WHEEL LOCKS
Toggle lock -push or pull
SEAT DEPTH
16 or 18 inches
CASTER SIZE
6 x 1-inch Urethane, 8 x 1¼-inch*
Urethane, 8x1-inch solid rubber, and
8x1¼-inch pneumatic or pneumatic flat-free
insert
SEAT-TO-FLOOR
TALL/ADULT:
ADULT/HEMI:
SUPER HEMI:
UPHOLSTERY
Black nylon*, black vinyl
N/A
15½ to 19½ in 1-inch increments
N/A
BACK STYLE
Sectional* - 1 inch increments; Adjustable
angle - 85° to 110° in 5° increments
WEIGHT
33½ lbs (18 x 16 seat)
BACK HEIGHT
15 to 19 inches in 1-inch increments
WEIGHT LIMIT
250 lbs (114 kg)
ARM STYLES
Swing Back* Space Saver*, Desk* or full
length in Fixed* or Adjustable Height
Swing Back Removable, Conventional,
Adjustable Height (Adjustable back angle
style)
SHIPPING
WEIGHT
(APPROX.)
43 lbs (16x16 inch seat frame with complete
pkg)
FRONT RIGGINGS
Swingaway footrests and elevating legrests
REAR WHEELS
20, 22 and 24*-inch composite; Urethane*,
pneumatic or pneumatic-flat free insert
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9000 XT
OVERALL WIDTH
21, 22, 23, 25, 27 or 29 inches
CASTER SIZE
6 x 1-inch Urethane, 8 x 1¼-inch*
Urethane, 8x1-inch solid rubber, and
8x1¼-inch pneumatic or pneumatic
flat-free insert, 8x1¾-inch semi pneumatic
OVERALL DEPTH
(WITH RIGGINGS)
43½ inches
HANDRIMS
Composite*, aluminum, steel and plastic
coated
SEAT WIDTH
14, 15, 16, 18, 20 or 22 inches
REAR WHEELS
20, 22 and 24*-inch composite; Urethane*, pneumatic or pneumatic-flat free
insert
SEAT DEPTH
16, 17, or 18 inches
REAR AXLE
Permanent* and quick-release
SEAT-TO-FLOOR
TALL/ADULT:
ADULT/HEMI:
SUPER HEMI:
UPHOLSTERY
Black nylon*, black sail cloth, heavy vinyl
N/A
15½ to 19½ in 1-inch increments
13½ and 14½ inches
BACK STYLE
Adjustable* - 1-inch increments
Adjustable angle - 85° to 110° in 5°
increments
SHIPPING
WEIGHT
(APPROX.)
41½ lbs (16 x 16 inch seat frame with
complete package)
BACK HEIGHT
15 to 19 inches in 1-inch increments
WEIGHT
31 lbs (18 x 16 inch seat)
ARM STYLES
Swing back removable, space saver* or
conventional in desk* or full length and in
fixed* or adjustable height
WEIGHT LIMIT
250 lbs (114 kg)
FRONT RIGGINGS
Swingaway footrests/elevating legrests
WHEEL LOCKS
Toggle lock -push or pull
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9000 XT RECLINER
OVERALL WIDTH
23, 25, 27, 28, 29 or 31
inches
REAR WHEELS
20, 22 and 24*-inch composite*; Urethane*,
pneumatic or pneumatic-flat free insert
OVERALL DEPTH (WITH
RIGGINGS)
46 inches
REAR AXLE
Permanent
SEAT WIDTH
14, 16, 18, 19, 20 or 22
inches
CASTER SIZE
8 x 1¼-inch* Urethane, 8x1-inch solid
rubber, and 8x1¼-inch pneumatic or
pneumatic flat-free insert, 8x1¾-inch semi
pneumatic
SEAT DEPTH
16, 17, or 18 inches
HANDRIMS
Composite*, aluminum, steel and plastic
coated
UPHOLSTERY
Heavy vinyl, light vinyl, nylon, sail cloth
SEAT-TO-FLOOR**
TALL/ADULT:
ADULT/HEMI:
SUPER HEMI:
17½-19½ inches - 1inch
increments
N/A
N/A
BACK STYLE
Reclining
WEIGHT LIMIT
250 lbs (114 kg)
BACK HEIGHT
23 or 24 inches
WEIGHT
50½ lbs
ARM STYLES
Conventional
Desk* or full length and in
fixed* or adjustable height
SHIPPING WEIGHT
(APPROX.)
60½ lbs
18x17-inch seat frame with complete package
FRONT RIGGINGS
Swingaway footrests and
elevating legrests
WHEEL LOCKS
Toggle lock - push or pull
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9000 XDT
OVERALL WIDTH
23, 25, 27 or 29 inches
FRONT RIGGINGS
Swingaway and Elevating Footrest
OVERALL DEPTH (WITH
RIGGINGS)
45½ inches
WHEEL LOCKS
Toggle lock - push or pull
SEAT WIDTH
16, 18, 20 or 22 inches
CASTER SIZE
8 x 1¼-inch* Urethane, 8x1-inch
solid rubber, and 8x1¼-inch
pneumatic or pneumatic flat-free
insert, 8x1¾-inch semi pneumatic
SEAT DEPTH
16, 17, 18, 19 and 20 inches
REAR WHEELS
24*-inch composite, urethane*,
pneumatic or pneumatic-flat free
insert
SEAT-TO-FLOOR**
TALL/ADULT:
ADULT/HEMI:
SUPER HEMI:
REAR AXLE
Permanent
17½, 19½ and 21½ inches
N/A
N/A
BACK STYLE
Adjustable - 1-inch increments
UPHOLSTERY
Black nylon, black sail cloth, heavy
vinyl
BACK HEIGHT
15 to 19 inches in 1-inch
increments
SHIPPING WEIGHT
(APPROX.)
46½ lbs 16x16-inch seat frame
with complete package
ARM STYLES
Swing back or removable,
space saver* or conventional,
desk* or full length and in
fixed* or adjustable height
WEIGHT
36½ lbs
HANDRIMS
Steel*, aluminum and plastic
coated
WEIGHT LIMIT
350 lbs (154 kg)
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* These options are standard for this model.
** 9000 SL - The seat-to-floor heights are based on urethane tires. If wheelchair is equipped with pneumatic (properly
inflated) or solid rubber tires, add ¼-inch to the measurements listed above. These heights can vary +/- ¼-inch due to tire
wear and manufacturing tolerances.
** 9000 XT - The seat-to-floor heights are based on urethane tires. If wheelchair is equipped with pneumatic (properly
inflated) or solid rubber tires, add ¼-inch to the measurements listed above. These heights can vary +/- ¼-inch due to tire
wear and manufacturing tolerances.
** 9000 XT Recliner - The seat-to-floor heights are based on pneumatic tires and pneumatic tires with flat free inserts. If
wheelchair is equipped with urethane tires, subtract ¼-inch from the measurements listed above. All heights are measured
with properly inflated new tires. These heights can vary + ¼-inch due to tire wear.
** 9000 XDT - The seat-to-floor heights are based on pneumatic tires and pneumatic tires with flat free inserts. If
wheelchair is equipped with urethane tires, subtract ¼-inch from the measurements listed above. All heights are measured
with properly inflated new tires. These heights can vary + ¼-inch due to tire wear.
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3 Safety
The safety section contains important information for the safe operation and use of this product.
3.1
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.
A qualified technician MUST perform the initial set up of this wheelchair. also, a qualified technician must perform all
procedures specifically indicated in the manual.
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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3.2
Operating Information
Anti-tippers

WARNING
Anti-tippers are specific to the different seat-to-floor angles and/or seat-to-floor heights. Refer to the charts in
Installing/Adjusting Anti-tippers on page 62 for correct usage and adjustment. If these requirements cannot be achieved,
DO NOT use the wheelchair. Contact a qualified technician. If changing the seat-to-floor height with or without a change to
seat-to-floor angle, the correct anti-tippers MUST be used to maintain a 1½ to 2-inch ground clearance.
Seat-to-floor angle of 0° or 3°: If so equipped, anti-tippers MUST be attached at all times. Inasmuch as the anti-tippers are an
option for 0° or 3° on this wheelchair (you may order with or without the anti-tippers), Invacare strongly recommends
ordering the anti-tippers as a safeguard for the wheelchair user.
Seat-to-floor angle of 6°: If changing the seat-to-floor angle to 6°, anti-tippers MUST be installed.
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.
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General Warnings
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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

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

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.
Make sure the patient is properly positioned in the wheelchair before reclining or inclining (reverse recline) to maintain
maximum stability and safety. Refer to Safety/Handling of Wheelchairs on page 24.
Make sure occupant's hands and body are clear of all pinch points before reclining back. Pinch points exist between
spreader bar and recliner mechanism. Use caution, otherwise injury may occur.
ALWAYS engage both wheel locks while reclining or inclining (reverse recline) the wheelchair.
When returning the occupant of the reclining back wheelchair to the full upright position, more body strength will be
required for approximately the last twenty degrees of incline (reverse recline). Make sure to use proper body mechanics
(use your legs) or seek assistance if necessary to avoid injury.
DO NOT attempt to recline or incline the wheelchair back without occupant. Back will raise abruptly and cause injury.
Keep clear when reclining or inclining chair back to avoid injury.
When learning a new assistance technique, have an experienced assistant help you before attempting it alone.
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Lifting

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.
9000 XT RECLINER ONLY - DO NOT use the spreader bar to lift the wheelchair. Refer to Storing/Replacing Spreader
Bar on page 75.
Ramps, Slopes, Inclines, and Obstacles

WARNING
DO NOT traverse, climb or go down ramps or slopes greater than 9°.
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

WARNING
Unless otherwise noted, all service and adjustment should be performed while the wheelchair is unoccupied.
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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.
Stability (All Models)
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WARNING
The seat depth, back height/angle, seat angle, size/position of the front casters, size/position of the rear wheels, anti-tipper
model, as well as the user condition directly relate to the stability of the wheelchair. Any change to one or any combination
of the ten may cause the wheelchair to decrease in stability. These adjustments must be performed by a qualified technician
The various seat-to-floor heights require specific settings depending on rear wheel size, rear wheel position, front caster
size/position and desired seat-to-floor angle. These adjustments MUST be performed by a qualified technician.
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X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
N/A
X
X
X
X
N/A N/A N/A
•
X
X
X
X
X
X
N/A N/A N/A
X
•
X
X
X
X
X
X
N/A
•
N/A N/A
ANTITIPPERS
X
X
WHEEL
LOCKS
X
USER
CONDITION
X
WHEEL
POSITION
•
X
WHEEL SIZE
TILT ANGLE
X
CASTER
POSITION
SEATING SYSTEM
X
CASTER SIZE
BACK ANGLE
•
TILT ANGLE
SEAT DEPTH
SEATING
SYSTEM
BACK HEIGHT
BACK
ANGLE
When changes to the left hand column
occur, follow across the chart and refer
to the X procedure to maintain the
proper stability, safety and handling of the
wheelchair.
SEAT DEPTH

BACK
HEIGHT
3 SAFETY
N/A N/A N/A
X
N/A N/A
N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
CASTER SIZE
X
N/A
X
N/A N/A
•
X
X
X
N/A
X
X
CASTER POSITION
X
N/A
X
N/A N/A
X
•
X
X
N/A
X
X
WHEEL SIZE
X
N/A
X
N/A N/A
X
X
•
X
N/A
X
X
WHEEL POSITION
X
N/A
X
N/A N/A
X
X
X
•
N/A
X
X
USER CONDITION
X
X
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SEAT HEIGHT
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Stability (Recliner Models Only)
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WARNING
ALWAYS make sure that the wheelchair is stable before using the recliner option.
Ensure the spreader bar is attached and secured before using the 9000XT Recliner.
ALWAYS return the back to the upright position before lifting the wheelchair.
LIFT KIT MODELS ONLY - Both spring lift mechanisms MUST be operational before using the recliner. DO NOT operate
the recliner option if only one of the spring lift mechanisms is operational.
LIFT KIT MODELS ONLY - DO NOT attempt to recline or incline the wheelchair back without occupant. Back will raise
abruptly and cause injury. Keep clear when reclining or inclining chair back to avoid injury.
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 listed on
the side wall of the tire.
Weight Limitation
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WARNING
The 9000 SL, 9000 XT, and 9000XT Recliner wheelchairs have a weight limitation of 250 lbs (114 kg). The 9000XDT
wheelchair has a weight limitation of 350 lbs (159 kg).
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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
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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.
Wheelchair Tie Down Restraints
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WARNING
Wheelchair users should 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.
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Wheelchair User
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3.3
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.
Safety/Handling of Wheelchairs
Safety and handling of the wheelchair require 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 heeded. Techniques in this manual are a starting point for the new wheelchair user and assistant
with “safety” as the most important consideration for all.
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 maintain proper balance at all times. 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.
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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 owner to reach, bend and transfer in and out of the wheelchair. These movements will cause a change to the
normal balance, the center of gravity, and the 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, or bending forward, it is important to use the front casters as a tool to maintain
stability and balance.
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.
Backwards
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 Backwards
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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.
Tipping
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WARNING
DO NOT tip the wheelchair without assistance.
When lowering the front casters of the wheelchair, Do not let the wheelchair drop the last few inches to the ground. This
could result in injury to the occupant and/or damage to the wheelchair.
When tipping the wheelchair, an assistant should grasp the back of the wheelchair on a non-removable (non-detachable) part. Inform the wheelchair
occupant before tipping the wheelchair and remind him/her to lean back. Be sure the occupant’s feet and hands are clear of all wheels and/or pinch
points.
After mastering the techniques of tipping the wheelchair, use one of the following methods to tackle curbs, short stairs, etc.
Method 1 - Wheelchair With Step Tubes
Place foot on the step tube and begin to tilt the wheelchair toward you.
Apply a continuous downward motion until the balance point is achieved
and the front casters clear the curb. At this point, the assistant will feel
a difference in the weight distribution.
Roll the wheelchair forward and slowly lower the front of the wheelchair
in one continuous movement onto the sidewalk. Push the wheelchair
forward until the rear wheels roll up and over the curb.
Step Tube
FIGURE 2 Method 1 - Wheelchair With Step Tubes
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Method 2 - Wheelchair Without Step Tubes
This method requires two assistants. The second assistant should be positioned at the front of the wheelchair lifting upward on a non-removable
(non-detachable) part of the wheelchair frame when lifting the wheelchair and stabilizing the wheelchair when the wheelchair is being lowered to the
ground.
The first assistant should stand on the sidewalk and turn the wheelchair
so that the rear wheels are against the curb. Turn the anti-tippers so the
anti-tip wheels are pointing up. The wheelchair should be tilted back to
the balance point and, in one continuous upward movement, the rear
wheels should be pulled up and over the curb. DO NOT return the front
casters to the ground until the wheelchair has been pulled backward far
enough for the front casters to clear the edge of the curb.
Roll the wheelchair backward and slowly lower the wheelchair in one
continuous movement. Turn the anti-tippers so the anti-tip wheels are
facing down.
FIGURE 3 Method 2 - Wheelchair Without Step Tubes
Stairways
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WARNING
Extreme caution is advised when it is necessary to move an occupied or unoccupied wheelchair up or down the stairs.
Invacare recommends that, if possible, the user be removed from the wheelchair prior to moving. Invacare
recommends using two assistants and making thorough preparations. Make sure to use only secure, non-detachable
parts for hand-held supports.
9000 XT recliner only - ALWAYS return the back to the upright position before lifting the wheelchair.
Follow this procedure for moving the wheelchair between floors when an elevator is not available:
Moving Up Stairs
1.
If necessary, rotate the anti-tippers so the wheels are facing up.
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2.
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.
3.
After the wheelchair has been tilted back to the balance point, the assistant behind the wheelchair backs the wheelchair up against the first step.
4.
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.
5.
The wheelchair should not be lowered until the last stair has been negotiated and the wheelchair has been rolled away from the stairway.
6.
If necessary, rotate the anti-tippers so the wheels are facing down.
Moving Down Stairs
1.
If necessary, rotate the anti-tippers so the wheels are facing up.
2.
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.
3.
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.
4.
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.
5.
The wheelchair should not be lowered until the last stair has been
negotiated and the wheelchair has been rolled away from the
stairway.
6.
If necessary, rotate the anti-tippers so the wheels are facing down.
FIGURE 4 Stairways
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Escalators
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WARNING
DO NOT use an escalator to move a wheelchair between floors. Serious bodily injury may occur.
Transferring To and From Other Seats
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WARNING
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CAUTION
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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.
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.
This activity may be performed independently
provided you have adequate mobility and upper
body strength.
Position the wheelchair as close as possible alongside the seat to which
you are transferring, with the front casters pointing parallel to it.
Remove or flip up the armrest. Engage wheel locks. Swing away or
remove front rigging. 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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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 frame rail when opening or closing the wheelchair.
DO NOT sit or transfer into the wheelchair unless it is fully open and the seat frame rails are fully seated into the side
frame H-blocks.
Unfolding
1.
2.
Tilt the wheelchair toward you (raising the opposite wheel and
caster off the ground/floor).
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.
9000 XT RECLINERS ONLY - Secure the detached end of the
spreader bar to the side frame. Refer to Storing/Replacing Spreader
Bar on page 75.
6.
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 29.
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Seat Rail
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Folding Hammock or Sling Seat Models
1.
2.
9000 XT RECLINERS ONLY - Detach one end of the spreader bar
from the side frame. Refer to Storing/Replacing Spreader Bar on
page 75.
Swing footrest/legrest in locked position to the front of the
wheelchair.
3.
Pivot footplates upward to vertical position.
4.
With both hands, grasp the middle of the seat upholstery at the
front and back edge and lift up.
5.
Continue to close the wheelchair by grasping the armrest furthest
from you and pulling the armrest towards you.
FIGURE 7 Folding Hammock or Sling Seat Models
Folding Solid-Seat Models
1.
2.
9000 XT RECLINERS ONLY - Detach one end of the spreader bar
from the side frame. Refer to Storing/Replacing Spreader Bar on
page 75.
Swing footrest/legrest in locked position to the front of the
wheelchair.
3.
Pivot footplates upward to vertical position.
4.
From behind the wheelchair, grasp the right hand edge of the solid
seat.
5.
Raise the seat to the hinged side.
6.
With both hands, grasp the middle of the front and back edges of
the solid folding seat and lift up until the wheelchair begins to close.
7.
Continue to close the wheelchair by grasping the armrest furthest
from you and pulling the armrest towards you.
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4 Safety Inspection/troubleshooting
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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 Checklist
Initial adjustments should be made to suit your personal body structure and preference. Thereafter follow these maintenance procedures:
Inspect/Adjust Initially
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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 the seat and back for rips and sagging.
Inspect the seat and back for loose or broken hardware.
Inspect the 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.
Check pneumatic tires for proper inflation.
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CAUTION
As with any vehicle, check the wheels and tires periodically for cracks and wear. Replace if damaged.
If equipped, check that quick-release axles lock properly. Lubricate if necessary.
Check that there is no excessive side movement or binding in the rear wheels when lifted and spun.
Inspect rear wheels for cracked, bent or broken 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.
Check headtube locknuts for tightness.
Inspect casters for cracks and wear.
Inspect front casters for cracked, bent or broken spokes.
Clean upholstery and armrests.
Inspect/Adjust Weekly
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Ensure that the wheel locks prevent the wheelchair from moving when engaged.
Inspect tires for flat spots and wear.
Check pneumatic tires for proper inflation.
If equipped, check that quick-release axles lock properly. Lubricate if necessary.
Inspect rear wheels for cracked, bent or broken spokes.
Ensure all spokes are uniformly tight.
Inspect axle assembly for proper tension by spinning caster. Caster should come to a gradual stop.
Inspect front caster for cracked, bent or broken spokes.
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Inspect/Adjust Monthly
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Ensure that the wheelchair rolls straight (no excessive drag or pull to one side).
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 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 back cane hand grips for wear/looseness/deterioration.
Adjust front casters/forks bearing system if wheel wobbles noticeably or binds to a stop.
Ensure wheel bearings are clean and free of moisture.
Check headtube locknuts for tightness.
Inspect/Adjust Periodically
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Inspect frame and crossbraces for loose or missing hardware.
Inspect for bent frame or crossbraces.
Check that wheel locks are easy to engage.
Inspect seat and backs for rips and sagging.
Check that there is no excessive side movement or binding in the rear wheels when lifted and spun.
Inspect handrims for signs of rough edges or peeling.
Adjust front casters/forks bearing system if wheel wobbles noticeably or binds to a stop.
Inspect casters for cracks and wear.
Ensure that casters are free of debris.
Ensure wheel bearings are clean and free of moisture.
Clean upholstery and armrests.
Check that all labels are present and legible. Replace if necessary.
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Troubleshooting
Chair
Veers
Right/Left
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Wheels
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Flutter
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Squeaks
and Rattles
Looseness in
Chair
Solutions
Check tires for
correct and equal
pressure
X
X
Check for loose nuts
and bolts.
Check caster headtube
angle.
X
Check that rear
wheels are equally
spaced away from seat
frame.
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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 Locations on page 8 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.
Suggested Maintenance Procedures
1.
Before using your 9000 Series 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.
4.
9000 SL/9000 XT ONLY - Keep quick-release axles free of dirt and lint to ensure positive locking and proper operation. Refer to Adjusting
Quick-Release Axle on page 58.
5.
9000 SL/9000 XT ONLY - Oil quick-release axles at least once a month (3-in-1 oil® or equivalent).
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WARNING
Do not use the 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 listed on the sidewall of the tire.
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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 38 and Replacing/Repairing Caster Tire/Tube
on page 38.
6.
The rear wheels, casters and tires should be checked periodically for cracks and wear, and should be replaced by a qualified technician if damaged
7.
Periodically adjust wheel locks in correlation to tire wear. Refer to Adjusting Patient-Operated Wheel Locks on page 66.

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.
8.
Periodically check handrims to ensure they are secured to the rear wheels. If loose, have them tightened by a qualified technician.
9.
Periodically check caster wheel bearings to make sure they are clean and free from moisture. Use a Teflon® lubricant if necessary.
10. Check upholstery for sagging, rips or tears.
11. Clean upholstery with mold soap and water
12. Hand grips should be checked monthly for wear/looseness/deterioration. Clean if desired. Replace if looseness or deterioration is found.
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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.
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
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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 Front Riggings
Installing
1.
Turn the front rigging assembly to the side (open front rigging is perpendicular to wheelchair).
2.
Install the hinge plates of the front rigging assembly onto the hinge pins on the wheelchair frame.

3.
When performing STEP 3, it may be necessary to pull release lever toward front of chair to assist the front rigging to lock
in place.
Push the front rigging assembly towards the inside of the wheelchair until it locks into place.

The footplate will be on the inside of the wheelchair when locked in place.
4.
Repeat this procedure for the other front rigging assembly.
5.
To release the front rigging, push the front rigging release lever inward, rotate front rigging outward.
Removing
1.
Push the front rigging release lever inward.
2.
Rotate swingaway front rigging assembly outward.
3.
Lift the swingaway front rigging assembly off the hinge pins.
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Front Rigging
Release Lever
Front Rigging
Assembly
Hinge Pins
Hinge
Plates

Footplate
Swingaway footrest shown.
FIGURE 1 Installing/Removing Front Riggings
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5.2
Adjusting Footplate Height
Spring Button Height

1.
Front Rigging Support
Remove the front rigging assembly. Refer to Installing/Removing
Front Riggings on page 39.

2.
This procedure applies to the swingaway front
riggings and swingaway elevating legrest.
Lay the front rigging assembly on a flat surface to
simplify this procedure.
Release Button
Adjustment
Holes
Pull the cam lock lever up to unlocked position.

The elevating legrest has two sets of release
buttons, one set above the other. Each set will be
visible one at a time allowing finer footplate height
adjustment.
3.
Push in the release buttons and reposition the footplate assembly
to the desired height.
4.
Ensure that the release buttons fully protrude from holes on both
sides of the front rigging support.
Cam Lock Lever

Swingaway footrest shown.
5.
Rotate cam lock lever down to locked position.
6.
Repeat this procedure for the other footplate, if necessary.
7.
Reinstall the swingaway front rigging assembly. Refer to Installing/Removing Front Riggings on page 39.
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Footplate
Assembly
FIGURE 2 Spring Button Height
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Bolt-In-Place Height

1.
Remove the swingaway front rigging. Refer to Installing/Removing Front Riggings on page 39.

2.
This procedure applies to the swingaway front riggings and swingaway elevating legrest.
Lay the front rigging assembly on a flat surface to simplify this procedure.
Pull the cam lock lever up to position.
3.
Using a screw driver to hold the threaded rivet in position, remove the button head screw from the threaded rivet.
4.
Remove the threaded rivet and button head screw securing the footplate assembly to the front rigging support.
5.
Adjust the footplate assembly height by aligning the desired adjustment holes in the upper front rigging support and lower footplate assembly.
6.
From the outside of the swingaway front rigging, insert the threaded rivet through both the front rigging support and the footplate assembly.
7.
From the inside of the swingaway front rigging, insert the button head screw through the appropriate adjustment hole and thread into the
threaded rivet.
8.
Using a screwdriver to hold the threaded rivet in position, securely tighten the button head screw. Torque to 32 in-lbs.
9.
Rotate cam lock lever down to locked position.
10. Repeat STEPS 1-9 to adjust the remaining footrest.
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Threaded
Rivet
Threaded Rivet
Adjustment
Hole
Inside of
Swingaway
Front Rigging
Front Rigging
Support
Front Rigging Support
Button Head
Screw
Cam Lock
Lever
Button Head
Screw
Footplate
Assembly
Footplate
Assembly
Adjustment Hole
Outside of Swingaway
Front Rigging
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Swingaway footrest shown.
FIGURE 3 Bolt-In-Place Height
5.3
Raising/Lowering Elevating Legrest Assembly
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C.
WARNING
Release Lever
Ensure hands and fingers are clear of elevating
legrest mechanism before pushing release lever to
lower the elevating legrest. Otherwise injury may
occur due to pinch points.
Support Tube
The wheelchair user’s leg MUST be supported by
an assistant before attempting to lower legrest.
1.
2.
Gently, lower user leg down and rest against the legrest.
To raise the elevating legrest, the assistant should hold the support
tube and raise the elevating legrest until the desired height is
obtained.
To lower the elevating legrest, perform the following:
A.
Support user leg with one hand.
B.
Push release lever downward with other hand.
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FIGURE 4 Raising/Lowering Elevating Legrest Assembly
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5.4
Installing Impact Guards/Calf Strap.
1.
Remove impact guard/calf strap from packaged container if not already secured to the footrest.
2.
Secure one impact guard to the each footrest.

3.
Ensure the upper portion of the impact guard is between the two horizontal supports of the footrest.
Secure one side of the calf strap around each footrest (with the impact guards attached, if present).
Horizontal
Support
Calf Strap
Footrest
Notch
Upper Portion of Impact
Guard
Horizontal Support
Impact
Guard
FIGURE 5 Installing Impact Guards/Calf Strap.
5.5
Replacing Heel Loop
1.
Pull the cam lock lever up to unlocked position.
2.
Perform one of the following as shown in Detail “A”.
•
•
3.
Footplates with Spring Buttons: Push in the release buttons and remove the footplate assembly from the front rigging support.
Bolt-In-Place Footplates:
i.
Using a screw driver to hold the threaded rivet in position, remove the button head screw from the threaded rivet.
ii. Remove the threaded rivet and button head screw securing the footplate assembly to the front rigging support.
Remove the mounting screw, spacer and locknut that secure the heel loop to the footplate.
4.
Remove existing heel loop from slide tube.
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5.
Install new heel loop onto slide tube.
6.
Install the mounting screw, spacer and locknut to secure the heel loop to the footplate. Tighten until the spacer is secure.
7.
Insert the lower footrest assembly into the upper footrest assembly to desired height.
8.
Perform one of the following as shown in Detail “A”:
•
•
Footplates With Spring Buttons: Ensure that the release buttons fully protrude from holes on both sides of the upper footrest support.
Bolt-In-Place Footplates:
i.
From the outside of the swingaway front rigging, insert the threaded rivet through both the front rigging support and the footplate
assembly.
ii. From the inside of the swingaway front rigging, insert the button head screw through the appropriate adjustment hole and thread into
the threaded rivet.
iii. Using a screwdriver to hold the threaded rivet in position, securely tighten the button head screw. Torque to 32 in-lbs.
9. Rotate cam lock lever down to locked position.
g
Threaded
Bolt-in-Place Footplates
Cam Lock
Screw
Footplates with Spring Buttons DETAIL “A”
Rivet
Lever
Button Head Front Rigging
Support
Front Rigging
Screw
Heel Loop
Support
Slide Tube
Release Button
Footplate
Assembly
Adjustment
Holes
Inside of
Swingaway
Front Rigging
Cam Lock
Lever
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Swingaway footrest shown.
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Cam Lock
Lever
Outside of
Swingaway
Front Rigging
Spacer
Footplate
Assembly
Adjustment
Hole
Footplate
Assembly
Footplate
Assembly
Locknut
Footplate
FIGURE 6 Replacing Heel Loop
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6 ARMS
6 Arms
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6.1
2.
4.
WARNING
Armrest
Height
Adjustment
Lever
Make sure the height adjustment lever is in the
locked position before using the wheelchair.
Unlock the armrest by flipping the height adjustment lever on the
top front of the armrest to the up (horizontal) 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
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1.
WARNING
Locked (Vertical)
Height adjustment lever MUST be in the unlocked
position when placing armrest into the arm
assembly.
Lock the armrest by pressing the height adjustment lever into the
down (vertical) position when the desired armrest height is
achieved.
Unlocked (Horizontal)
FIGURE 1 Adjusting Armrest Height
Repeat STEPS 1-3 for other armrest.
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6.2
Using Swing-Back Arms
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1.
2.
3.
Make sure the armrest release lever is in the locked position before using the wheelchair.
This procedure applies to 9000SL, 9000XT, and
9000XDT wheelchairs only.
Front
Swing Back Arm
Armrest
Release
Lever
Unlock the swing-back arms by rotating the armrest release lever
toward the outside of the wheelchair.
Pull the front of the swing-back arm straight up/out of the arm
socket and towards the rear of the wheelchair.
To use the swing-back arm, push the swing-back arm towards the
front of the wheelchair and then downward into the arm socket.
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4.
WARNING
Armrest release lever MUST be in the unlocked
position when placing armrest into the arm
sockets.
Rear
Arm Socket
Lock the swing-back arms by rotating the armrest release lever
towards the inside of the wheelchair.
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FIGURE 2 Using Swing-Back Arms
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6.3
Removing or Replacing Armrest
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
WARNING
9000XDT: Use only heavy duty, fixed height armrests on 9000XDT wheelchairs. Otherwise injury or damage may occur.
Make sure the armrest release lever is in the locked position before using the wheelchair.
This procedure does not apply to 9000 SL wheelchairs equipped with space saver arms.
Removing Armrests
1.
2.
Armrest
Unlock the armrest by turning the armrest release levers towards
the outside of the wheelchair.
Lift armrest completely out of arm sockets from the wheelchair.
Rear Arm
Post
Replacing Armrests

1.
2.
Armrest Release
Lever
Armrest release lever MUST be in the unlocked
position when placing armrest into the arm
sockets.
Arm Socket
Place armrest into arm sockets located on the side of the
wheelchair.
Lock the armrest by turning the armrest release levers towards the
inside of the wheelchair.
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Armrest Release
Lever
Arm Socket
FIGURE 3 Removing or Replacing Armrest
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6.4 Replacing Desk/Full Length Armrest Pad (Fixed
Height Arms Only)
1.
2.
Mounting Screws
Remove the mounting screws that secure the armrest pad to the
armrest assembly.
Replace armrest pad and securely tighten with the existing
mounting screws.
Armrest
Assembly
6.5 Replacing Clothing Guards (Fixed Height Arms
Only)
1.
2.
Clothing
Guard
Remove the four mounting screws that secure the existing clothing
guard to the armrest assembly.
Install new clothing guard and securely tighten with the existing
mounting screws.
6.6
Mounting Screws
Mounting Screws
FIGURE 4 Replacing Desk/Full Length Armrest Pad (Fixed
Height Arms Only)
Converting Between Space Saver and Conventional Arms

Space Saver arms DO NOT work with 9000XT/9000SL with the adjustable angle back option and 9000XT Recliner.
1.
Remove the arms from the wheelchair. Refer to Removing or Replacing Armrest on page 48.
2.
Remove the locknut and hex screw that secure the arm socket to the wheelchair frame.
3.
Repeat STEP 2 for the opposite side of the wheelchair.
4.
Reposition the arm socket to one of two positions:
A.
For conventional arms - position arm socket on outside of frame.
B.
For space saver arms - position arm socket on inside of frame.
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5.
Armrest Pad
Make sure arm sockets sit flush against the wheelchair frame.
Reinstall the hex screw and locknut that secure the arm socket to the wheelchair frame and securely tighten.
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6.
Repeat STEP 5 for the opposite side of the wheelchair.
7.
Install the new arms onto the wheelchair. Refer to Removing or Replacing Armrest on page 48.

8.
The rear wheel axle spacer is needed for conventional arms. It is not needed for spacer saver arms.
For conventional arms, refer to Removing/Installing Rear Wheels on page 55.
Space Saver Arm Position
Arm Socket (Inside of
Wheelchair Frame)
Arm Socket (Outside of
Wheelchair Frame)
Hex Screw
Locknut
Locknut
Left Side of
Wheelchair Frame
Wheelchair Frame
Conventional Arm
Position
Hex Screw
Right Side of
Wheelchair Frame
FIGURE 5 Converting Between Space Saver and Conventional Arms
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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.
The procedures in this section apply to non-recliner models only. For 9000XT recliner models, refer to Recliner on
page 70.
Replacing Seat Upholstery
Remove the mounting screws that secure the existing seat upholstery to the wheelchair frame.

16 inch seat depth has 8 mounting screws and 17-20 inch seat depths have 10 mounting screws.
2.
Remove the existing seat upholstery from the wheelchair frame.
3.
Install new seat upholstery by reversing STEPS 1-2.
16-inch Seat Depth
Mounting Screws
Seat Upholstery
Wheelchair Frame
FIGURE 1 Replacing Seat Upholstery
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7.2
Replacing Back Upholstery
Screw-On Back Upholstery
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1.
2.
Back Upholstery
Mounting
Screws
Back Cane
Flip swing-back arms up and out of the way. Refer to Using
Swing-Back Arms on page 47.
Remove the six mounting screws and washers that secure the
existing back upholstery to the back canes.
3.
Cut the tie wraps that secure the existing back upholstery to the
wheelchair frame.
4.
Securely tighten the new back upholstery to the back canes with the
six mounting screws and washers starting with the top hole of the
back cane.
5.
Install two new tie wraps through the bottom holes of the
upholstery to tie the bottom of the back upholstery to the back
canes.
6.
Washers
This procedure applies to 9000 SL without
adjustable back angle option.
Tie Wraps
Flip swing-back arms down for use. Refer to Using Swing-Back Arms
on page 47.
Washers
Mounting Screws
FIGURE 7.1 Replacing Back Upholstery - Screw-On Back
Upholstery
Slip-On Back Upholstery

1.
This procedure applies to 9000 XT/XDT and 9000 SL with adjustable back angle option.
Remove the two mounting screws and washers that secure the existing back upholstery to the back canes (Detail “A”).
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2.
Remove the two mounting screws, spacers and locknuts that secure one back cane to the wheelchair frame (Detail “B”).

It is necessary to remove only one back cane to replace the back upholstery.
3.
Pull the loose back cane out of the existing back upholstery.
4.
Pull the existing back upholstery up and over the mounted back cane.
5.
Install the new back upholstery over the mounted back cane.
6.
Slide the loose back cane through the new back upholstery.
7.
Secure the back cane to the wheelchair frame with the two mounting screws, spacers and locknuts.

8.
The spacers MUST be on the outside of the wheelchair in order to properly tighten the mounting screws.
Secure the new back upholstery to the back canes with the existing mounting screws and washers.
DETAIL “A”
DETAIL “B”
Back Upholstery
Washer
Back Cane
Mounting
Screws
Spacers
Wheelchair
Frame
Locknuts
Mounting Screws
Back Cane
FIGURE 8 Replacing Back Upholstery - Slip-On Back Upholstery
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7.3
Adjusting Back Height, Back Angle or Seat Depth
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7.4
WARNING
The seat depth, back height/angle, seat angle, size/position of the front casters, size/position of the rear wheels, anti-tipper
model, as well as the user condition directly relate to the stability of the wheelchair. Any change to one or any combination
of the ten may cause the wheelchair to decrease in stability. These adjustments must be performed by a qualified technician.
Adjusting Seat Width
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WARNING
Adjusting the seat width of the 9000SL, 9000XT, 9000XDT MUST be performed by a qualified technician.
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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.
Except where noted, the procedures in this section apply to non-recliner models only. For recliner models, refer to
Recliner on page 70.
Removing/Installing Rear Wheels
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WARNING
Only a qualified technician may change the size of the rear wheel or the seat-to-floor height.
Permanent Axles
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WARNING
If the wheelchair is equipped with permanent axles, removal/installation of the rear wheels MUST be performed by a
qualified technician.
Quick-Release Axles
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
WARNING
NEVER use quick-release axles on the 9000 XT (models with offset axle option only), 9000XDT or 9000XT recliner
wheelchairs.
If replacing the same size rear wheel, note the mounting position on the wheelchair frame for proper reinstallation of the
new rear wheel.
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1.
Push in the detent pin of quick-release axle (with wheel) and pull the axle out through the opening in the center of the rear wheel and axle spacer.

Axle spacer is used only if wheelchair is equipped with conventional arms.
2.
Push in the detent pin of the quick-release axle again and pull the axle out of the rear wheel.
3.
Repeat STEPS 1-2 for the opposite rear wheel.
4.
To reinstall the rear wheel onto the wheelchair, reverse STEPS 1-3.


Make sure axle spacer is between rear wheel and wheelchair frame if wheelchair is equipped with conventional arms.
WARNING
Make sure the detent pin and detent balls of the quick-release axle are fully released before operating the wheelchair.
The detent balls MUST be protruding past the inside of the rear wheel axle bushing for a positive lock (Detail "A").
Keep detent balls clean.
Invacare recommends inserting quick-release axles with the detent pin to the inside of the wheelchair to prevent accidental
release during contact activities.
5.
If the detent balls are not protruding past the inside of the axle bushing or there is too much side-to-side movement of the rear wheel assembly,
refer to Adjusting Quick-Release Axle on page 58.
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DETAIL “A” DETENT BALLS
AND DETENT
PIN
Detent
Pin
Axle Bushing
Detent Balls
Axle Mounting
Positions
Axle Spacer (Conventional
Arms Only)
Quick-Release
Axle
Inside of
Wheelchair
Quick-Release Axle
Wheelchair
Frame
Outside of
Wheelchair
Rear Wheel
FIGURE 1 Removing/Installing Rear Wheels - Quick-Release Axles
Replacing Rear Wheel Handrim
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WARNING
Rear Wheel
Mounting Screw
Wheelchairs with 300lbs weight limit: DO NOT
use composite handrims. Otherwise injury or
damage may occur.
If the wheelchair is equipped with permanent
axles, this procedure must be performed by a
qualified technician.
1.
Remove the rear wheel from the wheelchair. For
non-recliner models, refer to Removing/Installing Rear
Wheels on page 55. For 9000XT Recliner, refer to
Removing/Installing Rear Wheels on page 77.
2.
Remove the mounting screws that secure the handrim to rear wheel.
3.
Remove the existing handrim.
4.
Install the new handrim by reversing the preceding steps.
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FIGURE 2 Replacing Rear Wheel Handrim
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WARNING
Make sure detent pin and detent balls of the quick-release axles are fully released before operating the wheelchair.
5.
Reinstall rear wheel to the wheelchair. Refer to Removing/Installing Rear Wheels on page 55.
6.
If the detent balls of the quick-release axles (if applicable) are not protruding past the inside of the axle bushing or there is too much movement
of the rear wheel assembly in a back and forth position, refer to Adjusting Quick-Release Axle on page 58.
7.
Repeat STEPS 1-6 for the opposite rear wheel if necessary.
8.2
Adjusting Quick-Release Axle
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1.
WARNING
NEVER use quick-release axles on the 9000 XT (models with offset axle option only), 9000XDT or 9000XT recliner
wheelchairs.
Remove rear wheel and quick-release axle from the wheelchair. Refer to Removing/Installing Rear Wheels on page 55.
2.
Depress detent pin in the quick-release axle and slide axle through the rear wheel hub.
3.
Release detent pin ensuring that the detent balls are fully released.
4.
Increase or decrease end play by adjusting the locknut on the end of the quick-release axle.
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5.
WARNING
Make sure detent pin and detent balls of the quick-release axles are fully released before operating the wheelchair.
Keep detent balls clean.
Reinstall rear wheel onto the wheelchair. Refer to Removing/Installing Rear Wheels on page 55.
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Axle Bushing
Locknut
Detent Balls
Detent Pin
Axle Spacer
(Conventional
Arms Only)
Rear Wheel Hub
Quick-Release Axle
FIGURE 3 Adjusting Quick-Release Axle
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9 FRONT CASTERS
9 Front Casters
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9.1
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/Replacing Six or Eight-Inch Front Casters and Forks
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
WARNING
If converting from a 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.
This procedure can be performed if replacing the exact same size front caster.
1.
Remove the dust cover.
2.
Remove the locknut that secures the fork to the caster headtube.
3.
Drop the front caster and fork out of the caster headtube.

9000XDT ONLY - Make sure to reinstall the 2-inch extension spacer. See Detail "A".
4.
Slide in the new six/eight-inch front caster and fork.
5.
Reassemble by reversing STEPS 1-3.
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:
A.
Tip back of wheelchair to floor.
B.
Pivot both forks and casters to top of their arc simultaneously.
C.
Let casters drop to bottom of 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.
8.
Test wheelchair for maneuverability.
9.
Readjust locknuts if necessary, and repeat STEPS 7-8 until correct.
10. Snap dust cover over the locknut and stem.
Dust Cover
DETAIL “A”
Locknut
2-inch Extension
Spacer
Caster Headtube
Fork Stem
Front Caster and
Fork
FIGURE 1 Installing/Replacing Six or Eight-Inch Front Casters and Forks
9.2
Adjusting Front Caster Mounting
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WARNING
Front Caster mounting adjustments MUST be performed by a qualified technician.
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10 ANTI-TIPPERS/WHEEL LOCKS
10 Anti-tippers/Wheel Locks
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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 occur.
The procedures in this section apply to non-recliner models only except where noted. For the 9000XT recliner, refer to
Recliner on page 70.
10.1 Installing/Adjusting Anti-tippers
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WARNING
Anti-tippers are specific to the different seat-to-floor angles and/or seat-to-floor heights. Refer to the chart in this section of
the manual for correct usage and adjustment. If these requirements cannot be achieved, DO NOT use the wheelchair.
Contact a qualified technician. If changing the seat-to-floor height with or without a change to seat-to-floor angle, the
correct anti-tippers MUST be used to maintain a 1-1/2 to 2-inch ground clearance.
Seat-to-floor angle of 0° or 3°: If so equipped, anti-tippers MUST be attached at all times. Inasmuch as the anti-tippers are
an option for 0° or 3° on this wheelchair (you may order with or without the anti-tippers), Invacare strongly recommends
ordering the anti-tippers as a safeguard for the wheelchair user.
Seat-to-floor angle of 6°: If changing the seat-to-floor angle to 6°, anti-tippers MUST be ordered and installed.
Anti-tippers MUST be fully engaged and release buttons fully protruding out of adjustment holes.
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.
Ensure both anti-tippers are adjusted to the same mounting hole.
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Installing Anti-Tippers
1.
Remove plug button (not shown) from end of rear frame tubing and install anti-rattles if not already installed.
2.
Press the release buttons in and insert the anti-tippers with the
anti-tipper wheels pointing toward the ground/floor into the rear
frame tubing until the bottom release button locks in place.
3.
Anti-Tipper
Wheels
Measure the distance between the bottom of the anti-tipper wheels
and the ground/floor.

Anti-Rattle
Anti-Tipper
A 1½ to 2-inch clearance between the bottom of
the anti-tipper wheels and the ground/floor MUST
be maintained at all times.
Release Buttons
Rear Frame
Tubing
If the distance between the bottom of anti-tipper wheels and the
ground/floor is not 1½ to 2-inches, adjust anti-tippers. Refer to Adjusting Anti-Tippers .
FIGURE 1 Installing Anti-Tippers
ON PAGE 63
Adjusting Anti-Tippers
1.
Press the release buttons on the wheeled portion of the anti-tipper and slide it up or down to achieve the 1-1/2 to 2-inch clearance (Detail “A”).
2.
Check to make sure that the release buttons are fully engaged in adjustment holes.
DETAIL “A”
DETAIL “B”
Anti-Tipper
Height
Release Buttons
1½ inches
2 inches
Anti-Tipper
Length
FIGURE 2 Adjusting Anti-Tippers
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
Refer to Detail “B” in FIGURE 2 and to the following charts to ensure the correct anti-tipper is installed in the wheelchair.
Seat-to-Floor heights are approximate depending on front caster size and type. Anti-Tipper length measurement is taken
with the extension tube in the longest position available.The anti-tipper height measurement MUST be taken with the
anti-tipper on a flat surface.
9000 XT (SUPER LOW FRAME)
CASTER SIZE
6-inch
SEAT-TO-FLOOR HEIGHT
13½ and 14½ inches
ANTI-TIPPER LENGTH/HEIGHT
10½ / 2-inches
ON CHAIR
1360SH
OFF CHAIR KIT NUMBER
1064520
9000 XDT (ADULT TALL FRAME)
CASTER SIZE
SEAT-TO-FLOOR HEIGHT
ANTI-TIPPER LENGTH/HEIGHT
ON CHAIR
OFF CHAIR KIT NUMBER
8-inch
17½ and 19½ inches
11-5/8 / 2-3/4-inches
1360A
1058752
8-inch
21½-inches
13½ / 3½-inches
1360
1058836
9000 XT WITH 0° SEAT-TO-FLOOR ANGLE (ADULT/HEMI FRAME)
CASTER SIZE
SEAT-TO-FLOOR HEIGHT
ANTI-TIPPER LENGTH/HEIGHT
ON CHAIR
OFF CHAIR KIT NUMBER
8-inch
17½, 18½ inches
13½ / 3½-inches
N/A
1058836
6-inch
16½, 17½-inches
13½ / 3½-inches
N/A
1058366
15½-inches
11-5/8 / 2-3/4-inches
N/A
1058752
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9000 XT WITH 3° SEAT-TO-FLOOR ANGLE AND 9000 SL (ADULT/HEMI FRAMES)
CASTER SIZE
SEAT-TO-FLOOR HEIGHT
ANTI-TIPPER LENGTH/HEIGHT
ON CHAIR
OFF CHAIR KIT NUMBER
8-inch
17½, 18½, 19½-inches
13½ / 3½-inches
1360
1058836
6-inch
15½, 16½, 17½-inches
11-5/8 / 2¾-inches
1360A
1058752
9000 XT WITH 6° SEAT-TO-FLOOR ANGLE (ADULT/HEMI FRAME)
CASTER SIZE
SEAT-TO-FLOOR HEIGHT
ANTI-TIPPER LENGTH/HEIGHT
ON CHAIR
OFF CHAIR KIT NUMBER
8-inch
17½, 18½, 19½-inches
13½ / 2-7/8-inches
N/A
1113766
6-inch
16½, 17½-inches
12½ / 2¾-inches
N/A
1113765
15½-inches
9½ / 2-3/8-inches
N/A
1113764
10.2 Using/Adjusting Patient Operated Wheel Locks
Using Patient Operated Wheel Locks
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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 may cause the wheel
lock to disengage.

Position wheelchair on a flat, level surface to perform this procedure. Ensure the wheelchair is not moving before engaging
the wheel locks.
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1.
See Detail “A” for instructions on Push-to-Lock. Refer to Detail “B” for instructions on Pull-to-Lock.
2.
Disengage the wheel locks by reversing the directions in STEP 1.
Detail “A” Push-To-Lock
Pull wheel lock
handle toward the
tire to disengage
wheel lock
Detail “B” - Pull-To-Lock
Pull wheel lock
handle backward
toward the tire to
engage wheel lock
Push wheel lock
handle forward away
from the tire to
engage wheel lock
Unlocked Position
Unlocked Position
Wheel Lock
Push wheel lock
handle away from
the tire to disengage
wheel lock
Wheel Lock
Locked Position
Locked Position
FIGURE 3 Using Patient Operated Wheel Locks
Adjusting Patient-Operated Wheel Locks

The push-or-pull-to-lock wheel locks are also an option on the 9000XT Recliner.
If wheels are pneumatic, before adjusting or replacing the wheel lock assemblies, ensure that the tires are inflated to the
recommended psi on the side wall of tire. The recommended tire pressure is located on the side wall of the tire.
1.
Disengage the wheel locks.
2.
Perform one of the following:
3.
•
Bolt-on Wheel locks - Loosen the bolt and locknut that secure the wheel lock to the wheelchair frame.
•
Clamp-on wheel locks - Loosen the two socket screws that secure the wheel lock to the wheelchair frame.
Reposition the wheel lock so that when engaged, the wheel lock shoe embeds the tire 1/8-inch (3/16-inch for pneumatic tires) and holds the
occupied wheelchair in place when pushed.
4.
Securely tighten the bolt and locknut or socket screws securing the wheel lock to the wheelchair frame.
5.
Engage the wheel lock.
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6.
Measure the distance the wheel lock is embedded into the tire as shown in FIGURE 4 on page 68.

Any wheel lock adjustment should embed the wheel lock shoe at least 1/8-inch (3/16-inch if pneumatic tire) into the tire
when engaged.
7.
Repeat STEPS 1-6 until the wheel lock shoe embeds the tire 1/8-inch (3/16-inch for pneumatic tires) and holds the occupied wheelchair in place
when pushed.
8.
If the measurement of 1/8-inch (3/16-inch for pneumatic tires) can not be achieved, Perform one of the following:
•
9.
Bolt-on wheel locks - Remove the bolt and locknut that secure the wheel lock to the wheelchair frame and mount the wheel lock in the
remaining mounting position.
•
Clamp-on Wheel locks - Proceed to STEP 9.
If wheel lock is unable to properly engage the wheel it may be necessary to install wheel lock shoe extensions. Refer to Installing Wheel Lock
Shoe Extensions on page 69.
10. Repeat STEPS 1-9 for the opposite wheel lock.
11. 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.
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Bolt-On Wheel Locks
Bolt and
Locknut
Clamp-On Wheel Locks
Wheel Lock
Handle
Mounting
Positions
Socket Screws
1
/8 inch (3/16 inch
pneumatic tires)
Wheel Lock
Shoe
Wheel
Lock
Clamp
Wheel Lock
Wheel Lock
Tire
Wheel Lock Shoe
Wheel
Lock
Shoe
Rear
Wheel
Rear Wheel
FIGURE 4 Adjusting Patient-Operated Wheel Locks
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10.3 Installing Wheel Lock Shoe Extensions
1.
Loosen the two set screws on the wheel lock shoe extension until the set screws DO NOT protrude into the slot.
2.
Insert the disk wheel lock shoe into the slot in the shoe extension.

Ensure the pointed end of the wheel lock shoe extension is facing toward the rear wheel.
3.
Position the wheel lock shoe extension so the outside edge is flush with the out side edge of the wheel lock shoe.
4.
Securely tighten the two set screws to secure the wheel lock shoe extension to the wheel lock shoes.
Set Screws
Wheel Lock Shoe Extension
Pointed End of Wheel Lock
Shoe Extension
Slot
FIGURE 5 Installing Wheel Lock Shoe Extensions
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11 Recliner
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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 occur.
11.1 Operating Recliner

WARNING
ALWAYS make sure that the wheelchair is stable before using the recliner option.
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.
Ensure the spreader bar is attached and secured before using the 9000XT Recliner.
LIFT KIT MODELS ONLY - Both spring lift mechanisms MUST be operational before using the recliner. DO NOT operate
the recliner option if only one of the spring lift mechanisms is operational.
TO HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS/ASSISTANTS:
Make sure occupant's hands and body are clear of all pinch points before reclining back. Pinch Points exist between
spreader bar and recliner mechanism. Use caution, otherwise injury may occur.
When returning the occupant of the wheelchair to the full upright position, more body strength will be required for
approximately the last twenty degrees of incline (reverse recline). Make sure to use proper body mechanics (use your legs)
or seek assistance if necessary to avoid injury.
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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 occur.
LIft kit models only - DO NOT attempt to recline or incline the wheelchair back without occupant. Back will raise abruptly
and cause injury. Keep clear when reclining or inclining (reverse recline) chair back to avoid injury.
ALWAYS engage both wheel locks while reclining or inclining (reverse recline) the wheelchair.
Make sure the patient is properly positioned in the wheelchair before reclining or inclining (reverse recline) to maintain
maximum stability and safety. Refer to Stability (Recliner Models Only) on page 22.
1.
Unfold wheelchair. Refer to Unfolding and Folding Wheelchair on page 30.
2.
Attach spreader bar. Refer to Storing/Replacing Spreader Bar on page 75.
3.
Adjust the tightness of the headrest/back upholstery. Refer to Adjusting Headrest/Back Upholstery Tension on page 74.
4.
Make sure wheelchair is occupied and on a level surface before reclining.
5.
Engage the wheel locks. Refer to Using/Adjusting Wheel Locks on page 78.
6.
Inform the occupant of the wheelchair that the wheelchair is about to be reclined.
7.
Make sure occupant's hands and body are clear of all pinch points.
8.
Stand behind the wheelchair and grasp both push handles firmly.
9.
Squeeze release handles.
10. Slowly pull back on the back assembly while squeezing the release handles.
11. When the back reaches the desired angle, slowly let go of the release handles.
12. To return the back to the full upright position, reverse STEPS 8-11 keeping in mind proper body mechanics.
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Push Handle
Release
Handle
Reclined Position
Back
Assembly
Upright
Position
FIGURE 1 Operating Recliner
Replacing Headrest Pillow
1.
2.
Fastening
Strips
Unfasten straps of headrest pillow from behind headrest
upholstery.
Secure straps of the new headrest pillow onto fastening strips
located on back of headrest upholstery.
Headrest
Upholstery
Strap
Strap
Headrest Pillow
FIGURE 2 Replacing Headrest Pillow
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11.2 Replacing Headrest/Back Upholstery
Headrest Upholstery
1.
2.
Remove the headrest pillow. Refer to Replacing Headrest Pillow on
page 72.
Remove the six mounting screws that secure the headrest
upholstery to the headrest extension tubes.
3.
Secure new headrest upholstery onto headrest extension tubes
with the existing six mounting screws.
4.
Install headrest pillow. Refer to Replacing Headrest Pillow on
page 72.
Headrest
Extension
Tube
Headrest
Upholstery
Mounting
Screws
Back
Upholstery
Knob
Back Upholstery
1.
Remove one knob from one side of the spreader bar.
2.
Loosen, but DO NOT remove the remaining knob.

Mounting
Screws
To remove and install the bottom two mounting
screws of the back upholstery, the wheelchair
MUST be partially folded.
3.
Remove the twelve mounting screws that secure the back
upholstery to the back canes.
4.
Secure the new back upholstery to the back canes with the existing
twelve mounting screws. Securely tighten.
5.
Install the knob removed in STEP 1 to secure spreader bar to side
frame. Securely tighten both knobs.
Back
Cane
FIGURE 3 Replacing Headrest/Back Upholstery
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Adjusting Headrest/Back Upholstery Tension
1.
Rotate the spreader bar in one of the following directions:
•
Counterclockwise (away from back upholstery) to loosen
back/headrest upholstery.
•
Clockwise (towards back upholstery) to tighten back/headrest
upholstery.
Headrest Upholstery
Spreader
Bar
Back
Upholstery
FIGURE 4 Adjusting Headrest/Back Upholstery Tension
11.3 Adjusting Seat Depth
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WARNING
Adjusting the seat depth of the 9000XT Recliner MUST be performed by a qualified technician.
11.4 Adjusting Seat Width
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WARNING
Adjusting the seat width of the 9000XT Recliner MUST be performed by a qualified technician.
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11.5 Storing/Replacing Spreader Bar
Storing Spreader Bar

Locking
Knob
The 9000XT Recliner is folded for either storage
or transporting. One side of the spreader bar
MUST be removed and placed in a vertical position
alongside the recliner tube.
Side Frame
Spreader
Bar
Removing From Stored Position
1.
2.
Rotate the end of the spreader bar 90o toward the opposite side
frame.
Install threaded end of locking knob into locknut located on the
opposite side frame. Securely tighten both knobs.
Recliner
Tube
Threaded
End
Locking Knob
FIGURE 5 Storing/Replacing Spreader Bar
Placing In Stored Position
1.
2.
Remove one locking knob from the spreader bar.
Loosen the remaining locking knob on the spreader bar.
3.
Rotate detached end of the spreader bar 90° down toward floor.
Spreader Bar
Locking
Knobs
Side Frame
Replacing Spreader Bar
1.
2.
3.
Remove both locking knobs that secure the spreader bar to the side
frames.
Remove existing spreader bar.
Side Frame
Secure new spreader bar to the side frames with the existing
locking knobs. Securely tighten.
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Installing Anti-Tippers
1.
2.
DETAIL “A”
Install the anti-rattles onto the rear frame tubes if not already in
place (Detail “A”).
Position the anti-tippers with the anti-tipper wheels pointing
toward the ground/floor
3.
Press the release buttons.
4.
Insert the anti-tippers into the rear frame tubing until the bottom
release button locks in place.

Release
Buttons
Rear Frame
Tubing
Anti-Tipper
Wheels
Refer to Detail “B” of FIGURE 7 and the following
chart to ensure the correct anti-tipper is installed
in the wheelchair. Seat-to-floor heights are
approximate depending on front caster type. The
anti-tipper height measurement MUST be taken
with the anti-tipper on a flat surface.
Anti-Tipper
Anti-Rattle
DETAIL “B”
Anti-Tipper
Height
Anti-Tipper
Length
FIGURE 7 Installing Anti-Tippers
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Wheel Size Rear/Caster
Seat-to-Floor Height
Anti-Tipper Length/Height
On Chair
Off Chair Kit Number
24/8-inch
19½-inches
11½ / 2½-inches
1021767
1021767
22/8-inch
18½-inches
10¼ / 1-7/8-inches
1061110
1061110
20/8-inch
17½-inches
10 / 1½-inches
1061109
1061109
11.6 Removing/Installing Rear Wheels
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
WARNING
Changing the size of the rear wheel or the seat-to-floor height MUST be performed only by a qualified technician.
Use this procedure to replace a rear wheel with one of the same size.
With Patient Operated Wheel Locks
1.
2.
3.
Remove the axle mounting screw and locknut that secure the
patient operated wheel lock, spacers, and rear wheel to the
wheelchair frame.
Secure rear wheel, patient operated wheel lock, and spacers to
wheelchair frame with axle mounting screw and locknut. Securely
tighten.
Patient Operated
Wheel Lock
Locknut
Adjust the patient operated wheel locks. Refer to Adjusting
Patient-Operated Wheel Locks on page 66.
Wheelchair
Frame
Spacers
Axle
Mounting
Screw
Rear Wheel
FIGURE 8 Removing/Installing Rear Wheels - With Patient
Operated Wheel Locks
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With Attendant Operated Wheel Locks
1.
2.
Locknut
Remove the axle mounting screw and locknut that secure the rear
wheel and spacer to the wheelchair frame.
Remove rear wheel from side frame.
3.
Secure rear wheel and spacer to wheelchair frame with axle
mounting screw and locknut. Securely tighten.
4.
Adjust the attendant operated wheel locks. Refer to Adjusting
Attendant Operated Wheel Locks on page 79.
Axle
Mounting
Screw
Wheelchair
Frame
Spacer
Rear Wheel
FIGURE 9 Removing/Installing Rear Wheels - With Attendant
Operated Wheel Locks
11.7 Using/Adjusting Wheel Locks
For Using and/or Adjusting of Patient Operated Wheel Locks, refer to Using/Adjusting Patient Operated Wheel Locks on
page 65.

Using Attendant Operated Wheel Locks
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1.
WARNING
DO NOT attempt to stop a moving wheelchair with wheel locks. Wheel locks are not brakes.
Perform one of the following:
•
•
Engage - Apply pressure downward on wheel lock handle.
Disengage - Lift up on wheel lock handle.
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Unlocked
Position
Apply Pressure
Here to Engage
Locked
Position
Apply
Pressure
Here to
Disengage
FIGURE 10 Using Attendant Operated Wheel Locks
Adjusting Attendant Operated Wheel Locks

If wheels are pneumatic, before adjusting or replacing the wheel lock assemblies, ensure that the tires are inflated to the
recommended psi located on the side wall of tire.
1.
Loosen the bolt and locknut that secure the wheel lock to the recliner tube.
2.
Adjust the position of wheel lock so that when engaged, the wheel lock shoe embeds the tire 1/8-inch (3/16-inch for pneumatic tires) and holds
the wheelchair.
3.
Securely tighten the bolt and locknut.
4.
Engage wheel lock and push against the wheelchair and determine if wheel lock engages the wheel lock shoe enough to hold the wheelchair.
5.
Repeat the above procedures until the wheel lock holds the wheelchair.
6.
Repeat STEPS 1-5 for the opposite wheel lock.

Ensure the wheel lock shoe completely covers the tire contact area. See Detail "A" for proper positioning of wheel lock
shoe.
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DETAIL “A” - WHEEL LOCK SHOE ENGAGEMENT
1/8-inch (3/16-inch
pneumatic tires)
Wheel Lock
Shoe
Wheel Lock
Shoe
Tire
Tire Contact
Area
Bolt and Locknut
Tire
Section
Recliner Tube
Wheel Lock Handle
Wheel Lock
Shoe
Rear Wheel
FIGURE 11 Adjusting Attendant Operated Wheel Locks
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Installing Telescoping I.V. Rod
Arm Socket (Outside of
Wheelchair Frame)
Installing I.V. Holder
1.
2.
Remove the rear wheel from the wheelchair. Refer to
Removing/Installing Rear Wheels on page 77.
Remove the locknut and hex screw that secure the arm socket to
the wheelchair frame (Detail “A”).
3.
Remove the locknut that secures the back tube to the clevis bracket
(Detail “B).
4.
Position the top hole on the flat portion of the I.V. holder on the
existing pivot screw of the clevis bracket as shown in Detail “B”.
5.
Reinstall locknut onto pivot screw. DO NOT tighten yet.
6.
Thread the provided mounting screw through the lower hole on
the front cylinder section of the I.V. holder, through the side frame,
and into the locknut. Turn nut until snug fit is obtained. DO NOT
tighten yet.
7.
Reinstall the arm to orient front cylinder of I.V. holder. Refer to
Removing or Replacing Armrest on page 48.
8.
Once front cylinder is oriented for proper clearance of the armrest,
securely tighten both locknuts.
9.
Install the I. V. rod support tube. Refer to Installing I.V. Rod Support
Tube on page 82.
Hex Screw
DETAIL “A”
Locknut
Outside of Wheelchair
Frame
DETAIL “B”
Locknut
(STEP 6)
I.V. Holder (STEP 4)
Mounting
Screw
(STEP 6)
Back Tube
(STEP 3)
Clevis
Bracket
(STEP 3)
Pivot Screw
(STEP 4)
Locknut (STEPS 3 and 5)
FIGURE 12 Installing I.V. Holder
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Installing I.V. Rod Support Tube

1.
The I.V. rod holder MUST already be mounted
to the side frame of the wheelchair.
Insert the I.V. rod support tube into the rear cylinder of the I.V. rod
holder.

2.
Turn the I.V. rod support tube until the holes in the I.V. rod support
tube align with the holes in the rear cylinder of the I.V. rod holder.
3.
Insert mounting screw through rear cylinder, large nylon washer,
small nylon washer, steel washer, and into locknut. Securely tighten.


When installing the I.V. rod support tube, ensure
the adjustment knob is pointing out away from the
wheelchair.
Locknut
The large nylon washer MUST be inserted into
hole and pressed in so that it is flush with outside
surface of rear cylinder.
4.
Reinstall the rear wheel from the wheelchair. Refer to
Removing/Installing Rear Wheels on page 77.
5.
Adjust I.V. rod to desired height. Refer to Adjusting I.V. Rod on
page 82.
Small Nylon
Washer
Large Nylon
Washer
Loosen adjustment knob.
Adjust I.V. Rod to desired height.
3.
Securely tighten adjustment knob.
Steel
Washer
I.V. Rod
Adjustment
Knob
I.V. Rod
Support
Tube
I.V. Rod
Holder
Rear
Cylinder
Adjusting I.V. Rod
1.
2.
Attaching
hardware enlarged
3X scale for
clarity.
Mounting Screw
FIGURE 13 Installing I.V. Rod Support Tube - Adjusting I.V.
Rod
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12 Options
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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 occur.
The options in this section refer to non-recliner models only. Refer to Recliner on page 70 for 9000XT Recliner options.
12.1 Installing/Cleaning Telescoping I.V. Rod/O2 Holders
Installing

WARNING
The telescoping I.V. rod/O2 holder MUST be checked weekly to ensure it is tightly secured to the wheelchair frame. If
there is any looseness whatsoever, tighten the attachment hardware securely before using.
TELESCOPING I.V. ROD HOLDER ONLY - Make sure the telescoping I.V. rod is tightly locked before placing I.V.
medication on the rod.
The telescoping I.V. rod is designed to support I.V. medication only. DO NOT use it to support objects other than I.V.
medication.
1.
Slide telescoping I.V. rod/O2 holder over the step tube of the wheelchair.

Mounting bracket of telescoping I.V. rod/O2 holder should be positioned between the two axle mounting positions on
wheelchair frame.
2.
Secure telescoping I.V. rod/O2 holder to the wheelchair frame with hex screw, spacer and locknut.
3.
Telescoping I.V. Rod Holder Only - Secure the top of the telescoping I.V. rod holder to the wheelchair frame with a tie wrap.
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DETAIL “A” - I.V.
ROD/O2 HOLDER
Telescoping I.V.
Rod Holder
DETAIL “B” - O2 HOLDER
Mounting
Bracket
Tie Wrap
Mounting
Bracket
Hex
Screw
Hex
Screw
Locknut
Axle Mounting Positions
Spacer
Step Tube
Locknut
Axle Mounting Positions
Step Tube
Spacer
FIGURE 1 Installing/Cleaning Telescoping I.V. Rod/O2 Holders
Cleaning

1.
WARNING
The user and O2 cylinder MUST be removed from the wheelchair when cleaning the O2 holder. Otherwise, injury or
damage may occur if cleaning agents come in contact with the O2 regulator.
Remove the user, any I.V. medication and the O2 cylinder from the wheelchair.
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2.
The telescoping I.V. rod/O2 holders clean easily with any household glass type cleaner.
3.
After the cleaning solution has dried, it is safe for the user to re-occupy the wheelchair.
12.2 Installing Crutch and Cane Carrier

WARNING
Check base weekly to ensure proper placement.
When loading the crutch/cane carrier, ensure items are securely placed into the base. Also ensure that there is no
interference with folding the wheelchair, the rear wheels, or the swing-back arms.
Strap MUST be securely fastened while carrying items.
NEVER insert or remove items while wheelchair is moving.
1.
2.
Slide the clamp with the base attached over the end of the step tube
of the wheelchair. Ensure the base is towards the inside of the
wheelchair.
Position the base parallel to the step tube.
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Strap
CAUTION
Base should be parallel to step tube to avoid
bending spokes when folding the wheelchair.
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 screw mounting hole.
6.
Reinstall the back upholstery screw and washer and secure the
strap to the wheelchair.
7.
The base cleans easily with any chrome or glass cleaner. The strap
can be cleaned with mild soap and water.
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Step
Tube
Clamp
Locknut
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Installing Amputee Bracket
Super Hemi Models
1.
2.
Wheelchair Frame
Spacer
Remove the plug button or anti-tipper from the step tube of the
wheelchair frame.
Slide the amputee attachment over the step tube of the wheelchair.
3.
Secure the amputee attachment to the wheelchair with the hew
screw, spacer and locknut.
4.
Reinstall the plug button or anti-tipper onto the step tube of the
wheelchair frame.
5.
Repeat STEPS 1-4 for the opposite side of the wheelchair.
6.
Reposition the rear wheels. Refer to Removing/Installing Rear
Wheels on page 55.
Locknut
Step Tube
Hex Screw
Amputee Bracket
FIGURE 3 Installing Amputee Bracket
9000SL/XT
1.
Refer to the following chart or FIGURE 4 to determine the mounting position of the amputee bracket:
SEAT-TO-FLOOR
*BRACKET
AXLE SPACER POSITION
(ON BRACKET)
SIDE OF WHEELCHAIR
AXLE MOUNTING POSITION
(ON WHEELCHAIR)
ADULT
ADULT
HEMI
HEMI
A
B
B
A
DOWN
DOWN
UP
UP
RIGHT
LEFT
RIGHT
LEFT
TOP
TOP
BOTTOM
BOTTOM

* "A" and "B" are stamped on the sides of the amputee bracket.
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2.
Install the amputee bracket on the wheelchair frame to the position determined in STEP 1.

Make sure the axle spacer is pointing towards the outside of the wheelchair.
3.
Install the two hex screws and locknuts that secure the amputee bracket to the wheelchair.
4.
Install the rear wheels onto the wheelchair. Refer to Removing/Installing Rear Wheels on page 55.
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Bracket “A”
Bracket “B”
Locknuts
Right
Left
Adult Right
Adult Left
Axle Spacer Toward Outside of
Wheelchair
Axle Spacer Toward Outside of
Wheelchair
Rear View of
Amputee Bracket
Hex Screws
Hemi Left
Hemi Right
FIGURE 4 Installing Amputee Bracket - 9000SL/XT
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9000XDT
1.
Refer to the following chart or FIGURE 5 to determine the mounting position of the amputee bracket:
SEAT-TO-FL
OOR
*BRACKET
AXLE SPACER POSITION (ON
BRACKET)
SIDE OF
WHEELCHAIR
AXLE MOUNTING POSITION (ON
WHEELCHAIR)
TALL
TALL
ADULT
ADULT
HEMI
HEMI
A
B
B
A
B
A
DOWN
DOWN
UP
UP
UP
UP
RIGHT
LEFT
RIGHT
LEFT
RIGHT
LEFT
MIDDLE
MIDDLE
BOTTOM
BOTTOM
MIDDLE
MIDDLE

2.
* "A" and "B" are stamped on the sides of the amputee bracket.
Install the amputee bracket on the wheelchair frame to the position determined in STEP 1.

Make sure the axle spacer is pointing towards the outside of the wheelchair.
3.
Install the two hex screws and locknuts that secure the amputee bracket to the wheelchair.
4.
Install the rear wheels onto the wheelchair. Refer to Removing/Installing Rear Wheels on page 55.
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Bracket “A”
Bracket “B”
Hemi Left
Hemi Right
Right
Left
Adult Right
Adult Left
Axle Spacer Toward Outside
of Wheelchair
Hex Screws
Rear View of
Amputee Bracket
Tall Left
Tall Right
Locknuts
FIGURE 5 Installing Amputee Bracket - 9000XDT
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12.3 Installing the Wheel Lock Extension Handle
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
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.
For this procedure, refer to FIGURE 6
1.
Remove the existing rubber tip from the wheel lock handle (Detail “A”).
2.
Install the extension handle over the wheel lock handle (Detail “B”).
Detail “B”
Detail “A”
Wheel Lock
Extension
Handle
Rubber Tip
Wheel Lock Handle
Wheel Lock
Handle
Wheel Lock
Wheel Lock
FIGURE 6 Installing the Wheel Lock Extension Handle
Part No. 1056953
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Invacare® 9000 Series Wheelchair
Invacare Corporation
USA
One Invacare Way
Elyria, Ohio USA
44036-2125
800-333-6900
www.invacare.com
Part No. 1056953
Rev Q - 11/25/13
Canada
570 Matheson Blvd E
Unit 8
Mississauga Ontario
L4Z 4G4 Canada
800-668-5324
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