User Manual - Boardman Medical Supply

User Manual - Boardman Medical Supply
Invacare® Tracer® SX5 Wheelchair
User Manual
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CONTENTS
1
GENERAL ...............................................................................................................................................................................................6
2
Warnings.................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 6
Limited Warranty .................................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 7
SAFETY ..................................................................................................................................................................................................8
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General Guidelines ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 8
Operating Information.......................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 9
Safety/Handling of Wheelchairs........................................................................................................................................................................................................ 16
OVERVIEW ..........................................................................................................................................................................................25
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Label Locations..................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 25
Component Identification .................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 26
Typical Product Parameters .............................................................................................................................................................................................................. 27
SAFETY INSPECTION/TROUBLESHOOTING .............................................................................................................................29
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Safety Inspection Checklist ................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 29
Troubleshooting................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 32
Maintenance .......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 32
FRONT RIGGINGS .............................................................................................................................................................................35
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Installing/Removing Front Riggings................................................................................................................................................................................................... 35
Adjusting Footplate Height ................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 36
Raising/Lowering Elevating Legrest Assembly ............................................................................................................................................................................... 37
Replacing Heel Loop ........................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 38
ARMS ....................................................................................................................................................................................................39
Using or Replacing Flip-Back Armrest ............................................................................................................................................................................................ 39
Adjusting Armrest Height .................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 41
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SEAT AND BACK ...............................................................................................................................................................................42
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Installing the Back Canes.................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 42
Replacing Back Upholstery ................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 43
Replacing Seat Upholstery ................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 43
Adjusting Seat Depth .......................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 44
Adjusting the Seat Width ................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 45
REAR WHEELS ...................................................................................................................................................................................49
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Removing/Installing Rear Wheels..................................................................................................................................................................................................... 49
Replacing Rear Wheel Handrim ....................................................................................................................................................................................................... 50
FRONT CASTERS ...............................................................................................................................................................................51
Installing/Replacing Six/Eight Inch Front Casters/Forks .............................................................................................................................................................. 51
Adjusting Forks..................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 52
Replacing Front Casters ..................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 52
10 ANTI-TIPPERS/WHEEL LOCKS ......................................................................................................................................................54
Installing/Adjusting Anti-Tippers....................................................................................................................................................................................................... 54
Using/Adjusting Patient Operated Wheel Locks.......................................................................................................................................................................... 57
11 SEAT TO FLOOR ................................................................................................................................................................................60
Changing Seat-to-Floor Height ......................................................................................................................................................................................................... 60
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12 RECLINER ............................................................................................................................................................................................64
Recliner Operation.............................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 64
Replacing the Headrest Pillow .......................................................................................................................................................................................................... 66
Replacing the Headrest/Back Upholstery....................................................................................................................................................................................... 67
Removing/Installing the Spreader Bar ............................................................................................................................................................................................. 69
Removing and Installing Fixed Height Armrest ........................................................................................................................................................................... 70
Removing/Installing the Rear Wheels.............................................................................................................................................................................................. 71
Using/adjusting the Clamp-On Wheel Locks ................................................................................................................................................................................ 72
13 OPTIONS .............................................................................................................................................................................................74
Installing Amputee Bracket................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 74
Installing Crutch and Cane Carrier.................................................................................................................................................................................................. 76
Installing the Seat Positioning Strap ................................................................................................................................................................................................. 77
Installing the Wheel Lock Extension Handle................................................................................................................................................................................. 78
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1 GENERAL
1 General
1.1
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

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 SAFETY
2 Safety
The safety section contains important information for the safe operation and use of this product.
2.1
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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2.1
Operating Information
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 charts in
Installing/Adjusting Anti-Tippers on page 54 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 11/2 to 2-inch ground clearance.
Anti-tippers must be attached at all times. Inasmuch as the anti-tippers are an option 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.
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.
DO NOT operate on roads, streets or highways.
DO NOT allow children to play on or operate the wheelchair.
DO NOT operate on soft surfaces such as sand, grass, or gravel.
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Hand Grips
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WARNING
ALWAYS check hand grips for looseness before using the wheelchair. If loose and/or worn, replace IMMEDIATELY.
When cleaning rear cane or hand grip areas use only a clean towel lightly dampened with cool water. Verify that grips are
dry prior to use. Use of soap or ammonia based cleaning solutions will result in the hand grips sliding off the cane assembly.
Failure to observe this warning may result in injury to the user or bystanders.
If the wheelchair is exposed to extreme temperature (above 100°F or below 32°F), high humidity and/or becomes wet,
prior to use, ensure that the handgrips DO NOT twist on the handle. Otherwise, damage or injury may occur.
Information for Healthcare Professionals/Assistants
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WARNING
The Tracer SX Recliner wheelchair MUST be operated by a healthcare professional/assistant when in any reclined position.
Make sure the patient is properly positioned in the wheelchair before reclining or inclining (reverse recline) to maintain
maximum stability and safety.
Assistants MUST be prepared to support the weight of the occupant when reclining, or returning the occupant of the
wheelchair to the full upright position. Make sure to use proper body mechanics (use your legs) or seek assistance if
necessary to avoid injury.
ALWAYS engage both wheel locks while reclining or inclining (reverse recline) the wheelchair.
Lifting
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WARNING
DO NOT attempt to lift the wheelchair by any removable (detachable) parts. Lifting by means of any removable
(detachable) parts of the wheelchair may result in injury to the user or damage to the wheelchair.
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Ramps, Slopes, Inclines, and Obstacles
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WARNING
DO NOT traverse, climb or go down ramps or slopes greater than 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
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WARNING
Unless otherwise noted, all service and adjustment should be performed while the wheelchair is unoccupied.
After ANY adjustments, repair or service and BEFORE use, make sure all attaching hardware is tightened securely otherwise injury or damage may result.
Seat Positioning Straps
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WARNING
ALWAYS wear your seat positioning strap. Inasmuch as the seat positioning strap is an option on this wheelchair (you may
order with or without the seat positioning strap), Invacare strongly recommends ordering the seat positioning strap as an
additional safeguard for the wheelchair user. The seat positioning strap is a positioning strap only. It is not designed for use
as a safety device withstanding high stress loads such as auto or aircraft safety belts. If signs of wear appear, strap MUST be
replaced IMMEDIATELY.
With regards to seat/chest positioning straps - it is the obligation of the DME dealer, therapists and other healthcare
professionals to determine if a seat/chest positioning strap is required to ensure the safe operation of this equipment by the
user. Serious injury can occur in the event of a fall from a wheelchair.
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Stability - All Models
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WARNING
The seat depth, size/position of the front casters, size/position of the rear wheels, use of 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 seven 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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SEAT DEPTH
CASTER SIZE
CASTER
POSITION
WHEEL SIZE
WHEEL
POSITION
ANTI-TIPPERS
USER
CONDITION
NOTE: When changes to the left hand column occur,
follow across the chart and refer to the procedure that
is checked () to maintain the proper stability, safety
and handling of the wheelchair.
SEAT DEPTH
•
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
CASTER SIZE
✓
•
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
CASTER POSITION
✓
✓
•
✓
✓
✓
✓
WHEEL SIZE
✓
✓
✓
•
✓
✓
✓
WHEEL POSITION
✓
✓
✓
✓
•
✓
✓
ANTI-TIPPERS
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
•
✓
USER CONDITION
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
•
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Tire Pressure
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WARNING
DO NOT use your wheelchair unless it has the proper tire pressure (p.s.i.). DO NOT overinflate the tires. Failure to
follow these suggestions may cause the tire to explode and cause bodily harm. The recommended tire pressure is listed on
the side wall of the tire.
Weight Limitation
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WARNING
The Tracer SX5 and Tracer SX5 Recliner wheelchairs have the following weight limitations:
For chairs with a seat width of 14 to 18-inches, the weight limitation is 250 lbs (114 kg).
For chairs with a seat width of 20 to 22-inches, the weight limitation is 300 lbs (136 kg).
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.
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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.
Wheelchair User
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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.
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2.2
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.
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.
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Reaching, Leaning and Bending
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WARNING
DO NOT shift your weight or sitting position toward direction you are reaching as the wheelchair may tip over.
DO NOT attempt to reach objects if you have pick them up from the floor by reaching down between your knees.
DO NOT lean over the top of the back upholstery to reach objects behind you, as this may cause the wheelchair to tip
over.
Forward
Position the front casters so that they are extended as far
forward as possible and engage wheel locks.
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 Reaching, Leaning and Bending Forward/Backwards
Coping With Everyday Obstacles
Coping with the irritation of everyday obstacles can be alleviated somewhat by learning how to manage your wheelchair. Keep in mind your center
of gravity to maintain stability and balance.
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Tipping
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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.
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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.
Follow this procedure for moving the wheelchair between floors when an elevator is not available:
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Moving Up 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 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.
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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

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.
FIGURE 5 Transferring To and From Other Seats
During independent transfer, little or no seat platform will be
beneath you. Use a transfer board if at all possible.
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Folding/Unfolding the Wheelchair
Unfolding the Wheelchair
1.
Tilt the wheelchair toward you (raising the opposite wheel and caster off the ground/floor).
2.
Place your hand on the top of the seat rail closest to you where the seat upholstery is attached.
3.
Point your fingers and thumb to the inside of the wheelchair.
4.
Press downward on the top of the seat rail until the wheelchair is fully open and the seat rails are fully seated in the H-blocks.
5.
Tracer SX5 RECLINERS ONLY - Install spreader bar. Refer to Removing/Installing the spreader bar in section 10 of this manual.
6.
Engage both wheel locks,
7.
open the footrest/legrest for clearance and transfer into the wheelchair. Refer to Transferring To and From Other Seats on page 21.
Seat Rail

H-Blocks
DO NOT wrap thumb
or fingers under the
seat rail. Point fingers
and thumb to the inside
of the wheelchair.

Press down on the seat rail and the seat
upholstery with the entire hand. DO NOT
place any part of the hand under the seat rail.
FIGURE 6 Folding/Unfolding the Wheelchair
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Folding Wheelchair
1.
Tracer SX5 RECLINERS ONLY - Perform the following steps:
A.
Push in detent pin on one side of spreader bar.
B.
While holding the spreader bar, pull out handle until the release pin is out of the handle of the back cane.
C.
Drop the spreader bar to one side.
2.
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.
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5.
WARNING
DO NOT allow upholstery to hang between the cross braces.
Place excess seat upholstery over the armrest.
Spreader Bar
Detent Pin
FIGURE 7 Folding Wheelchair
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Folding Hammock or Sling Seat Models
1.
Swing footrest/legrest and calfpads in locked position to the front
of the wheelchair.
2.
Pivot footplates upward to vertical position.
3.
With both hands, grasp the middle of the seat upholstery at the
front and back edge and lift up.
4.
Continue to close the wheelchair by grasping the armrest furthest
from you and pulling the armrest towards you.
FIGURE 8
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3 OVERVIEW
3 Overview
3.1
Label Locations
Crossmember
Lower Frame Tube
! WARNING
Refer to the Owner’s Manual
for proper anti-tipper setting.
! AVERTISSEMENT
Se référer au manuel de
l’utilisateur pour le réglage
adéquat de l’antibascule.
No. 1091554
Serial Number Location (Tracer
SX5 non-recliner is located on right
crossbrace. Tracer SX5 recliner is
located on right frame)
! WARNING
Do not operate without the antitip tubes installed.
! AVERTISSEMENT
NOTE: On all adjustable anti‐tippers
NE PAS utiliser sans d’abord
avoir installé les antibascules.
No. 1091552
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3 OVERVIEW
3.2
Component Identification
Back Upholstery
Seat
Upholstery
Rear Wheel
Wheelchair Frame
Handrim
Rear
Wheel
Axle
Wheel Lock
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Front Caster
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3.3
Typical Product Parameters
Tracer SX5 Recliner
Overall Width:
Overall Depth (without front riggings)
Tracer SX5
221/2, 241/2, 261/2, 281/2, or 301/2 inches
301/4 inches
34 inches
Seat Width
14, 16, 18, 20 or 22 inches
Seat Depth
16 and 18 inches
Seat-to-Floor (with 24-inch Wheels)
Adult:
19 1/2 inches
Hemi:
N/A
171/2 inches
Back Height
23 inches
(34 inches with headrest)
16 or 18 inches
Arm Styles
Fixed or Adjustable Height
Desk or Full Length
Removable
Fixed or Adjustable Height
Desk or Full Length
Flip Back
Front riggings
Swingaways Footrests and Elevating Legrests
Rear Axle
Permanent
Rear Wheels
20, 22 and 24*-inch Composite*, Urethane*, Pneumatic or Pneumatic-Flat Free Insert
Handrims
Composite*
Wheel Locks
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High Mount, Push or Pull to Lock
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Tracer SX5 Recliner
Tracer SX5
Caster Size
8x1-1/4 inch Urethane*,
8x1-1/4 inch Pneumatic or
Pneumatic-Flat Free Insert
8x1-3/4 inch Semi Pneumatic
(standard on 20 and 22 inch width chairs)
6x1 inch Urethane,
8x1 inch Urethane,
8x1 inch Solid Rubber* and
8x1-1/4 inch Pneumatic
(standard on 20 and 22 inch width chairs)
Upholstery
Vinyl
Black Nylon
Frame Colors
Chrome
Chrome
Weight Limit
Seat Width 14 to 18 inches
seat width 20 to 22 inches
250 lbs (114 Kg)
300 lbs (136 Kg)
250 lbs (114 Kg)
300 lbs (136 Kg)
Weight**
53 pounds
33 3/4 pounds
Shipping Weight*** (approx.)
61 pounds
431/2 pounds
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* These options are standard for this model.
** The seat-to-floor heights are based on urethane tires. If the wheelchair is equipped with pneumatic (properly inflated) or
solid rubber tires, add 1/4 inch to the measurements listed above. These heights can vary +/- ¼-inch due to tire wear and
manufacturing tolerances.
*** Weights based on 18 x 16 inch wheelchair without front riggings. Weights will vary depending on how wheelchair is
equipped.
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4 SAFETY INSPECTION/TROUBLESHOOTING
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
❑
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.
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❑
Check pneumatic tires for proper inflation.
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WARNING
As with any vehicle, check the wheels and tires periodically for cracks and wear. Replace if damaged.
❑
Check that there is no excessive side movement or binding in the rear wheels when lifted and spun.
❑
Inspect rear wheels for cracked, 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 with mild soap and water.
❑
Check that all labels are present and legible. Replace if necessary.
Inspect/Adjust Weekly
❑
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.
❑
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
❑
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
❑
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.
❑
Ensure wheel bearings are clean and free of moisture.
❑
Inspect casters for cracks and wear.
❑
Clean upholstery and armrests with mild soap and water.
❑
Check that all labels are present and legible. Replace if necessary.
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4.2
Troubleshooting
Chair Veers
Right/Left
Chair 3
Wheels
X
X
X
X
X
4.3
Sluggish Turn or
Performance
Casters
Flutter
X
X
X
X
Squeaks
and
Rattles
Looseness
in
Chair
Solutions
Check tires for correct and equal
pressure
X
X
X
Check for loose nuts and bolts.
Check caster headtube angle.
Check that rear wheels are
equally spaced away from seat
frame.
X
Maintenance
Maintenance Safety Precautions

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.
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Suggested Maintenance Procedures
1.
Before using your wheelchair, make sure all nuts and bolts are tight.
2.
Check all parts for damage or wear and replace.
3.
Check all parts for proper adjustment.

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.
CAUTION
As with any vehicle, check the wheels and tires periodically for cracks and wear. Replace as recommended. Refer to
Periodically adjust wheel locks in correlation to tire wear. Refer to Adjusting Patient Operated Wheel Locks on page 59..
or Refer to Replacing/Repairing Caster Tire/Tube on page 34.
4.
The rear wheels, casters and tires should be checked periodically for cracks and wear, and should be replaced by a qualified technician if damaged.
5.
Periodically adjust wheel locks in correlation to tire wear. Refer to Adjusting Patient Operated Wheel Locks on page 59..

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 rear wheel tire/tube and caster tire/tube be replaced every five years.
6.
Periodically check handrims to ensure they are secured to the rear wheels. If loose, have them tightened by a qualified technician.
7.
Periodically check caster wheel bearings to make sure they are clean and free from moisture. Use a Teflon® lubricant if necessary.
8.
Check upholstery for sagging, rips or tears.
9.
Clean upholstery with mild soap and water.
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10. Hand grips should be checked monthly for wear/looseness/deterioration. Clean if desired. Replace if looseness or deterioration is found.
Replacing/Repairing Rear Wheel Tire/Tube
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WARNING
Replacement of solid urethane tires is not recommended. If the solid urethane tire needs repaired, Invacare recommends
replacing the complete wheel assembly.
Replacement of rear wheel tube must be performed by a qualified technician.
Replacing/Repairing Caster Tire/Tube

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 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

For this procedure refer to FIGURE 1 on page 36.
Installing
1.
Turn the front rigging assembly to the side.
2.
Install the hinge plates on 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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5 FRONT RIGGINGS
Front Rigging Release Lever
Front Rigging
Assembly
Hinge
Pins

Swingaway
footrest shown.
Hinge
Plates
Footplate
FIGURE 1 Installing/Removing Front Riggings
5.2
Adjusting Footplate Height

1.
This procedure applies to the swingaway front riggings and swingaway elevating legrest.
Remove the front rigging assembly. Refer to Installing/Removing Front Riggings on page 35.

2.
For this procedure, refer to FIGURE 2 on page 37.
Lay the front rigging assembly on a flat surface to simplify this procedure.
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.
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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.
Release Button
5.
Rotate cam lock lever down to locked position.
6.
Repeat this procedure for the other footplate, if necessary.
Adjustment
Holes
7.
Reinstall the swingaway front rigging assembly. Refer to
Installing/Removing Front Riggings on page 35.
Front Rigging Support
Cam Lock Lever
Swingaway
footrest shown.
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FIGURE 2
Footplate
Assembly
Adjusting Footplate Height
Raising/Lowering Elevating Legrest Assembly
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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.
The wheelchair user’s leg MUST be supported by
an assistant before attempting to lower legrest.
1.
To raise the elevating legrest, the assistant should hold the support
tube and raise the elevating legrest until the desired height is
obtained.
2.
To lower the elevating legrest, perform the following:
A.
Support user leg with one hand.
B.
Push release lever downward with other hand.
C.
Gently, lower user leg down and rest against the legrest.
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FIGURE 3
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Raising/Lowering Elevating Legrest Assembly
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5.3
1.
Replacing Heel Loop
Pull the cam lock lever up to unlocked position.
2.
Push in the release buttons and remove the footplate assembly from the front rigging support.
3.
Remove the mounting screw, spacer and locknut that secure the heel loop to the footplate.
4.
Remove existing heel loop from slide tube.
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.
Ensure that the release buttons fully protrude from holes on both sides of the upper footrest support.
9.
Rotate cam lock lever down to locked position.
Mounting
Screw
Front Rigging
Support
Footplates with
Spring Buttons
Cam Lock
Lever
Release Button
Adjustment
Holes
Cam Lock
Lever

Spacer
Footplate
Assembly
Heel Loop
Slide Tube
Footplate
Assembly
Swingaway footrest
shown.
Locknut
Footplate
FIGURE 4 Replacing Heel Loop
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6 ARMS
6 Arms

6.1
WARNING
After any adjustments, repair or service and before use, make sure all attaching hardware is tightened securely - otherwise
injury or damage may occur.
Using or Replacing Flip-Back Armrest

WARNING
DO NOT operate or replace flip-back armrest when wheelchair is folded - otherwise injury or damage may result.
Ensure armrest is securely locked into arm socket and armrest release button locks into place before using.

For this procedure refer to FIGURE 1 on page 40.
Using
1.
Push down on front of armrest to ensure it is fully seated in front socket.

This step is needed to prevent the release button from hanging up on the socket.
2.
Press in armrest release button located on armrest front tube.
3.
Rotate front of armrest up and out of arm socket.

Armrest can rotate back approximately 90°.
4.
To prepare armrest for use, rotate armrest downward, making sure front tube of armrest inserts into arm socket.
5.
Push armrest down until release button snaps into arm socket.
6.
Ensure armrest is securely locked into arm socket and armrest release button locks into place before using.
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6 ARMS
Replacing
1.
Perform STEPS 1-2 above to flip the armrest back.
2.
Remove hex screw, spacer and locknut securing the EXISTING armrest and insert to the wheelchair frame.
3.
Remove the EXISTING armrest from frame.
4.
Inspect rear tube of new armrest to ensure insert is properly installed with mounting holes aligned.
5.
If not properly aligned, rotate the insert using a flat screwdriver to align the mounting holes.
Armrest Release Button
(Front or Back of the
Armrest Front Tube)
Armrest Front
Tube
Arm Socket
Armrest Rear
Tube
Armrest Mounting Bracket
Armrest
Rear Tube
Inside of
Chair
Hex Screw
Nut
Spacer
FIGURE 1 Using or Replacing Flip-Back Armrest
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Adjusting Armrest Height

Make sure the height adjustment lever is in the
locked position before using the wheelchair.
1.
Unlock the armrest by flipping the height adjustment lever on the
top front of the armrest to the up (horizontal) position.
2.
Adjust armrest to one of five positions.

Locked (Vertical)
WARNING
Armrest
Height
Adjustment
Lever
Height adjustment lever MUST be in the unlocked
position when placing armrest into the arm
assembly.
3.
Lock the armrest by pressing the height adjustment lever into the
down (vertical) position when the desired armrest height is
achieved.
4.
Repeat STEPS 1-3 for other armrest.
Unlocked (Horizontal)
FIGURE 2
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7 Seat and Back
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
7.1
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 recliner models, refer to Recliner on page 64.
Installing the Back Canes
1.
Remove the hex screw and locknut from the bottom of one back
cane.
2.
Position threaded insert into the bottom of each back cane with nut
facing the outside of the wheelchair and aligned with the mounting
hole in the bottom of the back cane.
3.
Insert the back cane into the mounting hole in the wheelchair frame.
4.
Position the hex screw through the wheelchair frame, back cane,
and threaded insert.

Outside of
Wheelchair
Threaded Insert
Nut
Hex Screw
The hex screw should be inserted from the inside
of the wheelchair frame.
5.
Torque the hex screw to 60-80 inch pounds.
6.
Install the locknut onto the hex screw. Secure the hex screw to prevent
it from backing out and torque the locknut to 60-80 inch pounds.
Locknut
Wheelchair Frame
FIGURE 1
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Inside of
Wheelchair
Installing the Back Canes
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Replacing Back Upholstery
1.
Remove the eight mounting screws and washers that secure the
existing back upholstery to the back canes.
2.
Remove existing back upholstery from the back canes.
3.
Securely tighten the new back upholstery to the back canes with the
phillips screws and washers.The following chart determines the
number of mounting screws for each seat depth.
Back Upholstery
Washers
Mounting
Screws
Washers
FIGURE 2
Replacing Seat Upholstery
1.
Remove the eight phillips screws and washers that secure the
existing seat upholstery to the crossbraces.
2.
Remove the existing seat upholstery from the crossbraces.
3.
Ensure positioning of seat positioning strap (if used). Refer to
Installing the Seat Positioning Strap on page 77.
4.
Install new seat upholstery by reversing STEPS 1-2.
Mounting
Screw
Replacing Back Upholstery
16-inch Seat
Depth
Seat
Upholstery
Wheelchair
Frame
FIGURE 3
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7 SEAT AND BACK
7.2
Adjusting Seat Depth
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1.
4.
5.
6.
If adjusting the seat depth of the wheelchair, the seat upholstery MUST be changed as well.
Remove the two plug buttons from the ends of the crossbraces that
are towards the front of the wheelchair.

3.
The seat depth, size/position of the front casters, size/position of the rear wheels, use of an 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 seven may
cause the wheelchair to decrease in stability. These adjustments MUST be performed by a qualified technician.
Remove the existing seat upholstery from the wheelchair. Refer to Replacing Seat Upholstery on page 43.

2.
WARNING
Phillips
Screws
The two plug buttons will be used in the ends of the
seat extensions.
Seat
Upholstery
Install the two seat extension tubes into the ends on the
crossbraces. Line up the rear mounting hole of the seat extension
tube with the second mounting hole from the end of the
crossbrace.
Seat Extension Spacer
Crossbrace
Install the two seat extension spacers onto the two seat extension
tubes.
Install the new seat upholstery onto the wheelchair. Make sure to
line up the mounting holes in the seat extension tubes and seat
extension spacers with the new seat upholstery. Refer to Replacing
Seat Upholstery on page 43.
Rear Mounting Hole
Seat Extension Tube
Install plug buttons into the ends of the seat extension spacers.
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Second Mounting
Hole from End
Plug Button
FIGURE 4
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7.3
Adjusting the Seat Width

1.
For this procedure, refer to FIGURE 5 on page 46, FIGURE 6 on page 47, and FIGURE 7 on page 48.
When adjusting the seat width of the wheelchair, the back and seat upholstery MUST be changed. If applicable, the headrest
pillow and headrest upholstery MUST be changed as well.
Remove the existing back and seat upholstery from the wheelchair. Refer to Replacing Back Upholstery on page 43 and Replacing Seat Upholstery
on page 43.
2.
Remove the four button screws and locknuts that secure the two pivot links to the wheelchair frame and crossbraces.
3.
Remove the two button screws, locknuts and crossbrace saddle that secures the bottom of the crossbrace to the wheelchair frame. Repeat for
other crossbrace.
4.
Remove the hex screw, coved washers, washers and locknut that secure the two crossbraces together. See Detail "B".

Note the orientation of the coved washers, washers and locknut for assembling the new crossbraces. See Detail "B".
5.
Assemble the two new crossbraces together with the existing hex screw, coved washers, washers and locknut. Securely tighten. Refer to Detail "B"
for hardware orientation.
6.
Determine the correct pivot link and mounting hole to use with the desired seat width. See chart below.
7.
Secure the pivot links to the crossbraces and wheelchair frame with the four button screws and locknuts. Securely tighten.

Position crossbrace saddle on wheelchair frame using the washer on the underside of the wheelchair frame as a reference.
See Detail "A" for proper positioning of the crossbrace saddle.
8.
Reinstall the two button screws, locknuts and crossbrace saddle that secures the bottom of the new crossbrace to the wheelchair frame. Refer
to Detail "B" for hardware orientation. Repeat for opposite crossbrace. Securely tighten.
9.
Install the new back and seat upholstery onto the wheelchair. Refer to Replacing Back Upholstery on page 43 and Replacing Seat Upholstery on
page 43.
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SEAT WIDTH
PIVOT LINK
14 INCH
18 INCH
14 inch
X
X
X
DO NOT USE
16 INCH
18 INCH
I
16 inch
18 inch
DO NOT USE
20 INCH
22 INCH
20 inch
22 inch
FIGURE 5 Adjusting the Seat Width
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Button Screw
(STEPS 2,7)
Crossbrace
(STEPS 4,5)
Button Screw
(STEPS 2,7)
Pivot Lock
(STEPS 2,7)
Locknut (STEPS
2,7)
Locknut (STEPS
2,7)
Locknut
(STEPS 2,7)
Button Screw
(STEPS 3,8)
Button Screw
(STEPS 2,7)
Crossbrace
Saddle
(STEPS 3,8)
Wheelchair
Frame
Locknut
(STEPS 3,8)
Crossbrace
Saddle (STEPS
3,8)
See Detail “B”
See Detail “A”
FIGURE 6 Adjusting the Seat Width
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7 SEAT AND BACK
DETAIL “B”
Washer
Coved
Washers
Washer
Coved
Washer
Locknut
Washer
DETAIL “A”
Crossbraces
Coved
Washers
Wheelchair Frame
Hex Screw
Washer
DETAIL “B” - CROSSBRACE
HARDWARE (STEPS 4,5)
Crossbrace
Saddle
FIGURE 7 Adjusting the Seat Width
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8 REAR WHEELS
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.
The procedures in this section apply to non-recliner models only. For recliner models, refer to Recliner on page 64.
Removing/Installing Rear Wheels

WARNING
Only a qualified technician may change the size of the rear wheel or the seat-to-floor height.
If changing the size of the rear wheel or a change in the seat-to-floor height is desired, this procedure MUST be performed
by a qualified technician.
Make sure both rear wheels are the same size and are installed into the same respective mounting hole before using the
wheelchair, otherwise injury may occur.
Permanent Axles
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
WARNING
This procedure MUST be performed by a qualified technician.
For this procedure, refer to FIGURE 1 on page 50.
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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8 REAR WHEELS
1.
Remove the dust cap (SA Frame only), hex screw, washer (SA
Frame only), spacer (if installed) and locknut that secure the rear
wheel to the wheelchair frame.

The spacer is used on wheelchairs with removable
arms only.
2.
Repeat STEP 1 for the opposite rear wheel if desired.
3.
To reinstall the rear wheel(s) onto the wheelchair, reverse STEPS
1-2 and torque locknut to 40 ft.-lbs.
4.
Adjust wheel locks. Refer to Using/Adjusting Patient Operated
Wheel Locks on page 57.
Wheelchair
Frame
Hex Screw
Spacer (Wheelchairs
with Removable
Arms ONLY)
Removing/Installing Rear Wheels - Permanent Axles
Replacing Rear Wheel Handrim
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1.
Locknut
Dust Cap
(SA Frame ONLY)
FIGURE 1
8.2
Axle Mounting Axle
Rear Wheel
Washer
(SA Frame
ONLY)
WARNING
If the wheelchair is equipped with permanent axles, this procedure MUST be performed by a qualified technician.
Remove the rear wheel from the wheelchair. For non-recliner
models, refer to Removing/Installing Rear Wheels on page 49. For
recliner models, refer to Removing/Installing the Rear Wheels on
page 71.
2.
Remove the mounting screws that secure the handrim to rear
wheel.
3.
Remove the existing handrim.
4.
Secure the new handrim to the rear wheel with mounting screws.
Tighten securely.
5.
Reinstall rear wheel to the wheelchair. Refer to Removing/Installing
Rear Wheels on page 49.
Invacare® Tracer® SX5 Wheelchair
Rear Wheel
Handrim
FIGURE 2
50
Mounting
Screw
Replacing Rear Wheel Handrim
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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/Eight Inch Front Casters/Forks
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
WARNING
Make sure both fork/caster assemblies are the same size before using the wheelchair, otherwise injury may occur.
1.
Remove the dust cover.
2.
Remove the locknut and nylon washer that secures the fork to the
caster headtube.
3.
Drop the fork assembly out of the caster headtube.

Non-recliner Wheelchairs
under 20 Inches Wide
This procedure can be performed if replacing the
exact same size front caster.
Dust Cover
Locknut
Nylon Washer
If caster tire/tube replacement is desired, refer to
Replacing/Repairing Caster Tire/Tube on page 34.
4.
Slide the new fork assembly into the caster headtube.
5.
Reassemble by reversing STEPS 1-3.
6.
Repeat STEPS 1-6 for the opposite fork assembly.
7.
Adjust the forks. Refer to Adjusting Forks on page 52.
Caster Headtube
Fork Stem Washer
Fork Assembly
FIGURE 1
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9 FRONT CASTERS
9.2
Adjusting Forks
1.
To properly tighten caster journal system and guard against flutter, perform the following check:
2.
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.
E. Repeat STEPS C-D until wheels swing once to one-side, then IMMEDIATELY rest in a downward position.
Test wheelchair for maneuverability.
3.
Readjust locknuts if necessary, and repeat STEPS 1-2 until correct.
4.
Snap dust cover over the locknut and stem.
9.3
Replacing Front Casters
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

1.
WARNING
Make sure both front casters are the same size and are installed into the same respective mounting hole before using the
wheelchair, otherwise injury may occur.
If replacing the same size front caster, note the mounting position on the fork assembly for proper reinstallation of the new
front caster.
Remove the hex screw, washers and locknut that secure the front caster to the fork.

2.
For this procedure, refer to FIGURE 2 on page 53.
Washers are only used with 8 inch casters with precision bearings.
To reinstall the new front caster onto the fork, reverse step 1.
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6 or 8 inch
Fork
Locknut
Hex
Screw
Washer
(if applicable)
Washer
(if applicable)
Front
Caster
FIGURE 2 Replacing Front Casters
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10 Anti-Tippers/Wheel Locks

WARNING
After any adjustments, repair or service and before use, make sure all attaching hardware is tightened securely - otherwise
injury or damage may occur.
10.1 Installing/Adjusting Anti-Tippers


For this procedure, refer to FIGURE 1 on page 55.
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 11/2 to 2 inch ground clearance.
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.
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

To ensure the correct model anti-tipper is used refer to chart below. Measurements for anti-tippers are approximate and
are taken with extension tube in bottom hole position.
ANTI-TIPPER (MEASUREMENTS IN INCHES)
MODEL
SX5
SX5
RECLINER
1.
2.
SEAT-TO-FLOOR
HEIGHT
LENGTH
HEIGHT
MODEL
PART NO.
17 1/2 to 19 1/2 inches
131/2
31/2
1360
1058836
151/2 to 171/2 inches
115/8
23/4
1360A
1058752
171/2 to 191/2 inches
131/2
31/2
N/A
1088242
Press the release buttons and insert the anti-tippers with the
anti-tipper wheels pointing toward the ground/floor into the
wheelchair frame tubing.
Place the wheelchair on a flat surface.
4.
Measure the distance between the bottom of the anti-tipper wheels
and the ground/floor.

5.
Bottom
Position
Anti-Tipper
Length
Flat Surface
Anti-Rattle
Anti-Tipper
Wheels
Ensure that the release button of the anti-tipper fully protrudes out
of the hole in the bottom of the wheelchair frame tubing.
3.
Anti-Tipper Height
Anti-Tipper
Release Buttons
FIGURE 1
Rear Frame Tubing
Installing Anti-Tippers
A 11/2 to 2 inch clearance between the bottom of the anti-tipper wheels and the ground/floor MUST be maintained at all
times.
If the distance between the bottom of anti-tipper wheels and the ground/floor is not 11/2 to 2 inches, adjust anti-tippers. Refer to Adjusting the
Anti-Tippers on page 56.
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Adjusting the Anti-Tippers

1.
A 11/2 to 2 inch clearance between the bottom of the anti-tipper wheels and the ground/floor MUST be maintained at all
times.
Place the wheelchair on a flat surface.

If adjusting anti-tippers on recliner models, ensure
back canes are in the upright position before
making adjustments.
2.
Press the release buttons on the wheeled portion of the anti-tipper
and slide it up or down to the desired adjustment hole.
3.
Check to make sure that the release buttons are fully engaged in
adjustment holes.
4.
Ensure both anti-tippers are adjusted to the same height.
5.
Measure the distance between the bottom of the anti-tipper wheels
and the ground/floor.
6.
If the distance between the bottom of anti-tipper wheels and the ground/floor is not 11/2 to 2 inches, repeat steps 2-5 until the distance is 11/2
to 2 inches.
7.
If the 11/2 to 2 inch distance cannot be achieved, a different model may be required. Contact an Invacare dealer or qualified technician.
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11/2 to 2 inch Clearance
FIGURE 2
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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.
For this procedure, refer to FIGURE 3 on page 58.
Position wheelchair on a flat, level surface to perform this procedure.
1.
Ensure the wheelchair is not moving before engaging the wheel locks.
2.
See Detail “A” for instructions on Push-to-Lock. Refer to Detail “B” for instructions on Pull-to-Lock.
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Detail “A”
Push-To-Lock
Push wheel lock handle forward away from
the tire to engage wheel lock
Pull wheel lock handle
toward the tire to
disengage wheel lock
Wheel Lock
Unlocked Position
Locked Position
Detail “B” Pull-To-Lock
Push wheel lock handle away from the tire
to disengage wheel lock
Pull wheel lock handle backward toward
the tire to engage wheel lock
Unlocked Position
Wheel Lock
Locked Position
FIGURE 3 Using Patient Operated Wheel Locks
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Adjusting 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 wheel locks do not hold the occupied wheelchair in place, contact a qualified technician; otherwise injury or damage may occur.
Position wheelchair on a flat, level surface to perform this procedure.
1.
Ensure the wheel lock is in the open (unlocked) position.
2.
Loosen the bolt and locknut that secure the wheel lock assembly to the wheelchair frame.
3.
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 wheelchair.
4.
Securely tighten the bolt and locknut securing the wheel lock to the
wheelchair frame.
5.
Engage the wheel lock.
pneumatic tires)
6.
Measure the distance the wheel lock is embedded into the tire as
shown in Detail "A".
Wheel Lock
Shoe
Any wheel lock adjustment should embed the
wheel lock shoe at least 1/8 inch (3/16 inch for
pneumatic tires) into the tire when engaged.

7.
1/ inch (3/ inch
8
16
Tire
Repeat the STEPS 1-6 until the wheel lock shoe embeds the tire 1/8
DETAIL “A”
3
inch ( /16 inch for pneumatic tires) and holds the wheelchair.
8.
Repeat STEPS 1-7 for the opposite wheel lock.
9.
Engage both wheel locks and ensure the occupied wheelchair is held
in place when pushed.
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Bolt and
Locknut
Wheel Lock
Handle
Mounting
Positions
Rear
Wheel
Wheel Lock
Wheel Lock Shoe
Using Patient Operated Wheel Locks
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11 Seat to floor

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 Changing Seat-to-Floor Height

For this procedure, refer to FIGURE 1 on page 62 and FIGURE 2 on page 63.

WARNING
The seat depth, size/position of the front casters, size/position of the rear wheels, use of an 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 seven may
cause the wheelchair to decrease in stability. These adjustments MUST be performed by a qualified technician.
Seat-to-floor heights have specific positions depending on rear wheel size, rear wheel position, front caster size and front
caster position. These adjustments MUST be performed by a qualified technician.
If changing the seat-to-floor height the correct anti-tippers MUST be ordered to maintain a 11/2 to 2 inch ground clearance.
1.
2.
Refer to one of the following charts to determine mounting positions for front casters/forks and rear wheels for the desired obtainable
seat-to-floor height:
A. Adult/Hemi Frame Style - FIGURE 1 on page 62.
B. Recliner Frame Style - FIGURE 2 on page 63.
Remove the rear wheels from the wheelchair. Refer to one of the following procedures:
A.
B.
Adult/Hemi Frame Style - Refer to Removing/Installing Rear Wheels on page 49.
Recliner Frame Style - Refer to Removing/Installing the Rear Wheels on page 71.
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3.
If necessary, replace the front casters and forks with the casters and forks indicated in the chart. Refer to replacing front casters and
installing/replacing fork assemblies in section 7 of this manual.
4.
Reinstall the rear wheels onto the wheelchair in the mounting position indicated in the chart. Refer to one of the following procedures.
5.
A. Adult/Hemi Frame Style - Refer to Removing/Installing Rear Wheels on page 49.
B. Recliner Frame Style - Refer to Removing/Installing the Rear Wheels on page 71.
Adjust anti-tippers according to new seat-to-floor height. Refer to adjusting the anti-tippers in section 8 of this manual.
Non-Recliner Frame Style

WARNING
20-22 Wide (300 lb. weight limitation) Wheelchairs only: 8 x 13/4 inch semi-pneumatic front casters MUST be installed. DO
NOT replace with any other size/style front caster. Otherwise, injury or damage may occur.
6-INCH FRONT CASTERS
SEAT-TO-FLOOR
HEIGHT
(IN INCHES)
FRONT CASTER REAR
MOUNTING
WHEEL
POSITION
SIZE
8-INCH FRONT CASTERS
REAR WHEEL
MOUNTING
POSITION
SEAT-TO-FLOOR
HEIGHT
(IN INCHES)
FRONT
CASTER
MOUNTING
POSITION
REAR
WHEEL
SIZE
REAR WHEEL
MOUNTING
POSITION
15 1/2
TOP
20 inch
TOP
17 1/2
TOP
20 inch
BOTTOM
16 1/2
MIDDLE
22 inch
TOP
17 1/2
TOP
24 inch
TOP
17 1/2
BOTTOM
24 inch
TOP
18 1/2
MIDDLE
22 inch
BOTTOM
17 1/2
BOTTOM
20 inch
BOTTOM
19 1/2
BOTTOM
24 inch
BOTTOM
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Rear Wheel Mounting
Positions - Adult/Hemi
Frame Style
6 or 8-Inch Fork
Mounting Positions
Top
Bottom
Top
Middle
Bottom
FIGURE 1 Changing Seat-to-Floor Height - Non-Recliner Frame Style
Recliner Frame Style

WARNING
Tracer SX5 recliner ONLY: Mount the rear wheels in the Rear Wheel Offset Bracket ONLY. NEVER reposition the rear
wheels to the forward position, stability of the wheelchair will decrease, and injury or damage may result.
20-22 WIDE WHEELCHAIRS WITH 300 LB. WEIGHT LIMITATION:
8 x 1 3/4 inch semi-pneumatic front casters MUST be installed. DO NOT replace with any other size/style front caster.
Otherwise, injury or damage may occur.
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8 INCH FRONT CASTERS
FRONT CASTER MOUNTING
POSITION
REAR
WHEEL
SIZE
REAR WHEEL MOUNTING
POSITION
17 1/2
TOP
20 inch
N/A
18 1/2
MIDDLE
22 inch
N/A
19 1/2
BOTTOM
24 inch
N/A
SEAT-TO-FLOOR HEIGHT
(IN INCHES)
DETAIL “A” - REAR WHEEL
MOUNTING POSITIONS - TRACER
SX RECLINER FRAME STYLE
Rearward Mounting
Position
DETAIL “B” - 8 INCH FORK
MOUNTING POSITIONS
Forward
Mounting
Positions
(DO NOT USE)
Top
Middle
Bottom
Rear Wheel Offset Bracket
FIGURE 2 Changing Seat-to-Floor Height - Recliner Frame Style
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12 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.
12.1 Recliner Operation

WARNING
ALWAYS make sure that the wheelchair is stable in the full reclined (back at 180°) position and the full upright (back at 90°)
position BEFORE using the recliner option.
Anti-tippers MUST BE attached at all times.
ALWAYS engage both wheel locks while reclining or inclining (reverse recline) the wheelchair.
Make sure spring buttons of the spreader bar fully protrude out through the hole in the handle before using the wheelchair.
Make sure both back canes are at the same angle before releasing the handles of the recline mechanisms.
Mount the rear wheels in the Rear Wheel Offset Bracket only. NEVER reposition the rear wheels to the forward position,
stability of the wheelchair will decrease.
Before using the recliner option, the anti-tippers MUST be installed and properly adjusted. Refer to Installing/Adjusting the
Anti-tippers in Section 8 of this manual.
ALWAYS return the back to the upright position before lifting the wheelchair.
Assistants MUST be prepared to support the weight of the occupant when reclining, or returning the occupant of the
wheelchair to the full upright position. Make sure to use proper body mechanics (use your legs) or seek assistance if
necessary to avoid injury.
ALWAYS engage both wheel locks while reclining or inclining (reverse recline) the wheelchair.
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
WARNING
Make sure occupant's and bystanders' hands and body are clear of all pinch points before reclining back. Use caution,
otherwise injury may occur.
To Healthcare Professional/Assistants:
The Tracer SX5 Recliner wheelchair MUST be operated by a healthcare professional or assistant when in any reclined
position.
Make sure the patient is properly positioned in the wheelchair before reclining or inclining (reverse recline) to maintain
maximum stability and safety.

For this procedure, refer to FIGURE 1 on page 66.
1.
Unfold wheelchair. Refer to Folding/Unfolding the Wheelchair on page 22.
2.
Attach spreader bar. Refer to Removing/Installing the Spreader Bar on page 69.
3.
Make sure wheelchair is occupied and on a level surface before reclining.
4.
Engage the wheel locks.
5.
Inform the occupant of the wheelchair that the wheelchair is about to be reclined.
6.
Make sure occupant's hands and body are clear of all pinch points.
7.
Stand behind the wheelchair and grasp both push handles firmly.
8.
Lifting up on handles, squeeze release levers.
9.
Slowly, pull back on the back assembly while squeezing the release levers.
10. When the back reaches the desired angle, slowly let go of the release levers.
11. To return the back to the full upright position, reverse the STEPS 7-10 keeping in mind proper body mechanics.
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Handle
Reclined Position
Upright Position
Release
Levers
Wheelchair
Wheelchair
Release
Levers
Level
Surface
Level
Surface
FIGURE 1 Recliner Operation
12.2 Replacing the Headrest Pillow

1.
For this procedure, refer to FIGURE 2 on page 67.
Unfasten straps of headrest pillow from behind headrest upholstery.
2.
Remove existing headrest pillow from headrest.
3.
Center new/existing headrest pillow onto the front of the headrest upholstery.
4.
Pull straps of new/existing headrest pillow around the back canes.
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5.
Pressing firmly, attach the fastening strips of the new/existing headrest pillow to the fastening strips on the back of the headrest upholstery.
Headrest Upholstery
Fastening Strips
Strap
Strap
Headrest Pillow
FIGURE 2 Replacing the Headrest Pillow
12.3 Replacing the Headrest/Back Upholstery

For this procedure, refer to FIGURE 3 on page 68.
Headrest Upholstery
1.
Remove the headrest pillow. Refer to Replacing the Headrest Pillow on page 66.
2.
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 the Headrest Pillow on page 66.
Back Upholstery
1.
Disengage one side of the spreader bar. Refer to Removing/Installing the Spreader Bar on page 69.

To remove and install the bottom two mounting screws of the back upholstery the wheelchair MUST be partially folded.
Refer to Folding/Unfolding the Wheelchair on page 22.
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2.
Remove the twelve mounting screws that secure the back upholstery to the back canes.
3.
Secure new back upholstery to back canes with the existing twelve mounting screws. Securely tighten.
4.
Reengage spreader bar. Refer to Removing/Installing the Spreader Bar on page 69.
Headrest Upholstery
Mounting Screws
Headrest
Extension Tube
Back Upholstery
Mounting Screws
Back Cane
FIGURE 3 Replacing the Headrest/Back Upholstery
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12.4 Removing/Installing the Spreader Bar
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WARNING
Make sure both release buttons of the spreader bar fully protrude out through the holes in the handle BEFORE using the
wheelchair.
Removing
1.
Push in release button on one side of existing spreader bar.
2.
While holding spreader bar, pull the lock tube until the release
button is out of the handle of the back cane.
3.
Drop the spreader bar to one side.
4.
Repeat STEPS 1-2 on opposite end of spreader bar.
Back Cane
Spreader Bar
Installing
1.
Push in release button on one of the lock tubes of the new/existing
spreader bar.
2.
Insert lock tube into the handle of the back cane.
3.
Ensure the release button fully protrudes out of the hole in the back
cane handle.
4.
Repeat STEPS 1-3 on opposite end of spreader bar.
Handle
Release
Button
FIGURE 4
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Lock
Tube
Removing/Installing the Spreader Bar
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12.5 Removing and Installing Fixed Height Armrest
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WARNING
Make sure the armrest is securely locked before using the wheelchair.
Removing Armrest
1.
Push down on armrest to ensure it is fully seated in front and rear
sockets.

Armrest
This step is needed to prevent the release buttons
from hanging up on the sockets.
2.
Unlock the rear armrest by rotating the armrest release lever
towards the outside of the wheelchair.
3.
Press IN the armrest release buttons at the front of the armrest.
4.
While pressing in the armrest release button, remove the armrest
from the arm sockets by pulling straight up.
Installing Armrest

Armrest
Release
Button
Armrest
Release Lever
Arm
Socket
Arm
Socket
Rear armrest release lever MUST be in the
unlocked position when installing the armrest.
1.
Position the armrest just above the front and rear arm sockets.
2.
Push arm down evenly at the front and rear until the front armrest
release button snaps into the front arm socket.
3.
Lock rear armrest by turning the armrest release lever towards the
back of the wheelchair.
4.
Ensure armrest is locked securely in the arm sockets by gently lifting up. If not locked, repeat STEPS 1-3.
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FIGURE 5
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12.6 Removing/Installing the Rear Wheels
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WARNING
Rearward
Mounting
Position
If changing the size of the rear wheel or a change in
the Seat-to-Floor Height is desired, this procedure
MUST be performed by a qualified technician.
Rear Wheel
Offset Bracket
Ensure both rear wheels are the same size before
using.
Tracer SX5 recliner ONLY: Mount the rear
wheels in the Rear Wheel Offset Bracket ONLY.
NEVER reposition the rear wheels to the forward
position, as stability of the wheelchair will
decrease, and injury or damage may result.
Locknut
Rear Wheel
Offset Bracket
Removing
1.
Note mounting position of existing rear wheel.
2.
Remove the axle mounting screw and locknut that secure the
existing rear wheel and spacer to the wheel offset bracket.
3.
Remove the existing rear wheel from wheel offset bracket.
Forward Mounting
Positions
(DO NOT USE)
Rear Wheel
Axle
Mounting
Screw
Spacer
Installing
1.
Secure the new/existing rear wheel and spacer to wheel offset
bracket with axle mounting screw and locknut. Torque locknut to
40 in-lbs.
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12.7 Using/adjusting the Clamp-On Wheel Locks
Using the Clamp-On Wheel Locks
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Wheel Lock
WARNING
Unlocked
Position
DO NOT attempt to stop a moving wheelchair
with the wheel locks. WHEEL LOCKS ARE NOT
BRAKES.
For this procedure, refer to FIGURE 7 on page 72.
Locked
Position
The Tracer SX5 Recliner with 24-inch rear wheels
uses the disk wheel locks. Refer to Using/Adjusting
Patient Operated Wheel Locks on page 57.
1.
Ensure the wheelchair is not moving before engaging the wheel
locks.
2.
To engage, push the wheel lock handle forward.
3.
Disengage the wheel locks by reversing STEP 2.
FIGURE 7
Using/adjusting the Clamp-On Wheel Locks Using the Clamp-On Wheel Locks
Adjusting the Clamp-On Wheel Locks
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For this procedure, refer to FIGURE 8 on page 73.
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.
1.
Disengage the wheel locks.
2.
Loosen the bolt and locknut that secure the wheel lock to the wheelchair frame.
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3.
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.
6.
Measure the distance the wheel lock is embedded into the tire as shown in DETAIL "A".
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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.
Repeat STEPS 1-7 for the opposite wheel lock.
9.
Engage both wheel locks and ensure the occupied wheelchair is held
in place when pushed.
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Wheel Lock DETAIL “A” - WHEEL
LOCK SHOE
Handle
Wheel
Lock
ENGAGEMENT
Bolt and
Locknut
Wheel
Lock
WARNING
If wheel locks DO NOT hold the occupied
wheelchair in place contact a qualified technician.
1/8 inch
(3/16 inch
pneumatic
tires)
Wheel
Lock
Shoe
Tire
Rear Wheel
FIGURE 8 Using/adjusting the Clamp-On Wheel Locks Adjusting the Clamp-On Wheel Locks
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13 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.
13.1 Installing Amputee Bracket
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1.
Refer to the following chart or FIGURE 1 to determine the mounting position of the amputee bracket:
SEAT-TO-FLOOR
BRACKET
AXLE SPACER POSITION (ON BRACKET)
SIDE OF
WHEELCHAIR
BRACKET MOUNTING POSITION
(ON WHEELCHAIR)
ADULT
ADULT
HEMI
HEMI
A*
B*
B*
A*
DOWN
DOWN
UP
UP
RIGHT
LEFT
RIGHT
LEFT
TOP
TOP
BOTTOM
BOTTOM
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2.
For ths procedure, refer to FIGURE 1 on page 75.
* - “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 49.
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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 1 Installing Amputee Bracket
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13.2 Installing Crutch and Cane Carrier
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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.

For ths procedure, refer to FIGURE 2.
1.
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.
2.
Position the base parallel to the step tube.
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CAUTION
Strap
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.
Base
Step
Tube
Locknut
FIGURE 2
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13.3 Installing the Seat Positioning Strap
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
WARNING
ALWAYS wear your positioning strap. Inasmuch as the Seat Positioning Strap is an option on this wheelchair (You may
order with or without the seat restraint), Invacare strongly recommends ordering the Seat Positioning Strap as an
additional safeguard for the wheelchair user.
For ths procedure, refer to FIGURE 3.
1.
Remove the bottom back upholstery screw from the wheelchair.
2.
Position the seat positioning strap half between the back cane and back upholstery.
3.
Secure the back upholstery and seat positioning strap to the wheelchair with the existing back upholstery screw.
4.
Repeat STEPS 1-3 for the opposite side of the wheelchair.
Back Cane
Back Upholstery Screw
Back Upholstery
Strap Positioning Strap
FIGURE 3 Installing the Seat Positioning Strap
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13.4 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 4
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 4 Installing the Wheel Lock Extension Handle
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NOTES
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Invacare® Tracer® SX5 Wheelchair
Invacare Corporation
USA
One Invacare Way
Elyria, Ohio USA
44036-2125
800-333-6900
www.invacare.com
Part No. 1110550
Rev G - 2/11
Canada
570 Matheson Blvd E
Unit 8
Mississauga Ontario
L4Z 4G4 Canada
800-668-5324
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