9000 SL Product Manual

9000 SL Product Manual
Owner’s Operator and Maintenance Manual
9000 Series
9000 SL
9000 XT
9000 XDT
9000XT Recliner
DEALER: This manual MUST be given to
the user of the wheelchair.
USER: BEFORE using this wheelchair, read
this manual and save for future reference.
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Invacare products, parts, and services,
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WARNING
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.
DO NOT USE THIS PRODUCT OR ANY AVAILABLE OPTIONAL
EQUIPMENT WITHOUT FIRST COMPLETELY READING AND
UNDERSTANDING THESE INSTRUCTIONS AND ANY
ADDITIONAL INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIAL SUCH AS OWNER’S
MANUALS, SERVICE MANUALS OR INSTRUCTION SHEETS
SUPPLIED WITH THIS PRODUCT OR OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT. IF
YOU ARE UNABLE TO UNDERSTAND THE WARNINGS,
CAUTIONS OR INSTRUCTIONS, CONTACT A HEALTHCARE
PROFESSIONAL, DEALER OR TECHNICAL PERSONNEL BEFORE
ATTEMPTING TO USE THIS EQUIPMENT - OTHERWISE, INJURY
OR DAMAGE MAY OCCUR.
ACCESSORIES WARNING
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.
NOTE: Updated versions of this manual are available on www.invacare.com.
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
TABLE OF CONTENTS
REGISTER YOUR PRODUCT ............................................................... 6
SPECIAL NOTES ................................................................................ 7
LABEL LOCATION ............................................................................ 8
TYPICAL PRODUCT PARAMETERS .................................................... 9
SECTION 1—GENERAL GUIDELINES ................................................. 13
Information for Healthcare Professionals/Assistants .......................................................................13
Weight Training ........................................................................................................................................13
Weight Limitation.....................................................................................................................................13
Stability - All Models ................................................................................................................................14
Stability - Recliner Models Only .......................................................................................................14
Anti-Tippers...............................................................................................................................................15
Operating Information.............................................................................................................................15
Tire Pressure .............................................................................................................................................16
SECTION 2—SAFETY/HANDLING OF WHEELCHAIRS ......................... 17
Safety/Handling of Wheelchairs.............................................................................................................17
Stability and Balance.................................................................................................................................17
Coping With Everyday Obstacles.........................................................................................................18
A Note to Wheelchair Assistants ........................................................................................................18
Reaching, Leaning and Bending Forward.............................................................................................19
Reaching, Leaning Backwards.................................................................................................................19
Tipping.........................................................................................................................................................20
Method 1 - Wheelchair With Step Tubes......................................................................................20
Method 2 - Wheelchair Without Step Tubes ...............................................................................21
Stairways.....................................................................................................................................................22
Escalators....................................................................................................................................................23
Transferring To and From Other Seats ..............................................................................................23
Unfolding and Folding Wheelchair .......................................................................................................24
Unfolding................................................................................................................................................24
Folding Hammock or Sling Seat Models .........................................................................................25
Folding Solid-Seat Models ..................................................................................................................25
SECTION 3—SAFETY INSPECTION/TROUBLESHOOTING .................... 26
Safety Inspection Checklist.....................................................................................................................26
Inspect/Adjust Initially.....................................................................................................................26
Inspect/Adjust Weekly ...................................................................................................................27
Inspect/Adjust Monthly ..................................................................................................................27
Inspect/Adjust Periodically ............................................................................................................28
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Troubleshooting........................................................................................................................................28
Maintenance ...............................................................................................................................................29
Maintenance Safety Precautions .......................................................................................................29
Suggested Maintenance Procedures ................................................................................................29
SECTION 4—FRONT RIGGINGS ........................................................ 31
Installing/Removing Front Riggings .......................................................................................................31
Installing..................................................................................................................................................31
Removing ...............................................................................................................................................31
Adjusting Footplate Height.....................................................................................................................32
Spring Button Height...........................................................................................................................32
Bolt-In-Place Height.............................................................................................................................32
Raising/Lowering Elevating Legrest Assembly....................................................................................33
Installing Impact Guards/Calf Strap ......................................................................................................34
Replacing Heel Loop ................................................................................................................................35
SECTION 5—ARMS ......................................................................... 37
Adjusting Armrest Height.......................................................................................................................37
Using Swing-Back Arms...........................................................................................................................37
Removing or Replacing Armrest...........................................................................................................38
Removing Armrests.............................................................................................................................38
Replacing Armrests..............................................................................................................................39
Replacing Desk/Full Length Armrest Pad (Fixed Height Arms Only) ..........................................39
Replacing Clothing Guards (Fixed Height Arms Only)....................................................................39
Converting Between Space Saver and Conventional Arms............................................................39
SECTION 6—SEAT AND BACK ......................................................... 41
Replacing Seat Upholstery......................................................................................................................41
Replacing Back Upholstery .....................................................................................................................41
Screw-On Back Upholstery...............................................................................................................41
Slip-On Back Upholstery....................................................................................................................42
Adjusting Back Height, Back Angle or Seat Depth ...........................................................................43
Adjusting Seat Width...............................................................................................................................43
SECTION 7—REAR WHEELS ............................................................. 44
Removing/Installing Rear Wheels .........................................................................................................44
Permanent Axles ..................................................................................................................................44
Quick-Release Axles ...........................................................................................................................44
Replacing Rear Wheel Handrim............................................................................................................46
Replacing/Repairing Rear Wheel Tire/Tube.......................................................................................46
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Adjusting Quick-Release Axle ...............................................................................................................47
SECTION 8—FRONT CASTERS ......................................................... 48
Installing/Replacing Six or Eight-Inch Front Casters and Forks .....................................................48
Replacing/Repairing Front Caster Tire/Tube .....................................................................................49
Adjusting Front Caster Mounting .........................................................................................................49
SECTION 9—ANTI-TIPPERS/WHEEL LOCKS ....................................... 50
Installing/Adjusting Anti-tippers ............................................................................................................50
Installing Anti-Tippers .........................................................................................................................50
Adjusting Anti-Tippers........................................................................................................................51
Using/Adjusting Disk Wheel Locks ......................................................................................................52
Using Patient Operated Disk Wheel Locks...................................................................................52
Adjusting Patient-Operated Wheel Locks .....................................................................................53
Installing Wheel Lock Shoe Extensions ...............................................................................................55
SECTION 10—RECLINER ................................................................. 56
Operating Recliner ...................................................................................................................................56
Replacing Headrest Pillow ......................................................................................................................57
Replacing Headrest/Back Upholstery...................................................................................................58
Headrest Upholstery...........................................................................................................................58
Back Upholstery ...................................................................................................................................58
Adjusting Headrest/Back Upholstery Tension...................................................................................58
Adjusting Seat Depth ...............................................................................................................................59
Adjusting Seat Width...............................................................................................................................59
Storing/Replacing Spreader Bar.............................................................................................................60
Storing Spreader Bar ...........................................................................................................................60
Removing From Stored Position..................................................................................................60
Placing In Stored Position ..............................................................................................................60
Replacing Spreader Bar.......................................................................................................................60
Installing Anti-Tippers..............................................................................................................................61
Removing/Installing Rear Wheels .........................................................................................................61
With Patient Operated Wheel Locks .............................................................................................62
With Attendant Operated Wheel Locks .......................................................................................62
Using/Adjusting Wheel Locks................................................................................................................62
Using Attendant Operated Wheel Locks.......................................................................................62
Adjusting Attendant Operated Wheel Locks................................................................................63
Installing Telescoping I.V. Rod ...............................................................................................................64
Installing I.V. Holder ............................................................................................................................64
Installing I.V. Rod Support Tube.......................................................................................................65
Adjusting I.V. Rod ................................................................................................................................65
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SECTION 11—OPTIONS ................................................................... 67
Installing/Cleaning Telescoping I.V. Rod/O2 Holders ......................................................................67
Installing..................................................................................................................................................67
Cleaning..................................................................................................................................................68
Installing Crutch and Cane Carrier ......................................................................................................69
Installing Amputee Bracket.....................................................................................................................69
Super Hemi Models .............................................................................................................................69
9000SL/XT.............................................................................................................................................70
9000XDT ...............................................................................................................................................71
LIMITED WARRANTY ..................................................................... 75
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SPECIAL NOTES
SPECIAL NOTES
Signal words are used in this manual and apply to hazards or unsafe practices which could result in personal injury or property damage. Refer to the following table for definitions of the signal words.
SIGNAL WORD
DANGER
MEANING
Danger indicates an imminently hazardous situation which, if not avoided, will result in
death or serious injury.
WARNING
Warning indicates a potentially hazardous situation which, if not avoided, could result in
death or serious injury.
CAUTION
Caution indicates a potentially hazardous situation which, if not avoided, may result in
property damage or minor injury or both.
NOTICE
THE INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THIS DOCUMENT IS SUBJECT TO
CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE.
WHEELCHAIR USER
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.
WHEELCHAIR TIE-DOWN RESTRAINTS AND SEAT RESTRAINTS
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.
SEAT POSITIONING STRAP
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 belt 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, belt 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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LABEL LOCATION
LABEL LOCATION
Crossmember
Serial Number Label
is located on the
cross brace on the
left side of the chair
Lower
Frame
Tube
IMPORTANT NOTICE
The wheel locks on this wheelchair have been
pre-set at the factory to comply with the
Veterans Administration functional Standard
8320.01 of the Federal Register, paragraph
3.2.4.5.3. If these wheel locks do not meet
your needs, follow instructions below.
!
9000 XDT Only
CAUTION
Any wheel lock adjustments should embed
wheel lock shoe at least 1/8" into tire when
locked (3/16" on pneumatic tires).
INSTRUCTIONS FOR WHEEL
LOCK ADJUSTMENTS
1.
2.
3.
4.
9000 XT Recliner Models Only
Loosen wheel lock mounting fastener,
which runs through mounting bracket and
frame.
Slide clamp toward rear wheel until wheel
lock shoe is embedded into tire material at
least 1/8" when handle is engaged to the
lock position (3/16" for pneumatic tires).
Tighten mounting fastener to secure
mounting bracket in desired location and
recheck lock shoe embedding.
Inspect for correct locking action BEFORE
actual use.
WARNING
DO NOT OPERATE WITHOUT
THE ANTI-TIP TUBES
INSTALLED. P/N 60106X144
REV. 5/98
00078X021-0394
WARNING
NOTE: On all adjustable anti‐tippers
Refer to Owner's Manual
for proper anti-tipper
setting.
1085379
CAUTION
WARNING
DO NOT recline without occupant. When the
chair is not occupied the back will raise abruptly. Keep clear of the chair back when raising
or lowering to avoid injury.
1023096
DO NOT OPERATE WITHOUT
THE ANTI-TIP TUBES
INSTALLED. P/N 60106X144
REV. 5/98
Models with
Quick-Release Axles Only
CAUTION
SERVICE OF SPRING
LIFT MECHANISM TO
BE PERFORMED BY
PROPERLY TRAINED
AUTHORIZED SERVICE
PERSONNEL ONLY.
WA R N I N G
DETENT BALLS MUST BE SECURELY SEATED IN RECESSED AREAS
OF AXLE BUSHINGS. ENSURE
THAT PLUNGER PIN IN HEAD END
OF AXLE IS FULLY RELEASED.
KEEP DETENT BALLS CLEAN.
1022642
1001948
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TYPICAL PRODUCT PARAMETERS
TYPICAL PRODUCT PARAMETERS
9000 SL
OVERALL WIDTH
23 or 25 inches
OVERALL DEPTH (WITH RIGGINGS)
43½ inches
SEAT WIDTH
16, 18 or 20 inches
SEAT DEPTH
16 or 18 inches
SEAT-TO-FLOOR
TALL/ADULT:
ADULT/HEMI:
SUPER HEMI:
N/A
15½ to 19½ in 1-inch increments
N/A
BACK STYLE
Sectional* - 1 inch increments; Adjustable angle - 85°
to 110° in 5° increments
BACK HEIGHT
15 to 19 inches in 1-inch increments
ARM STYLES
Swing Back* Space Saver*, Desk* or full length in
Fixed* or Adjustable Height
Swing Back Removable, Conventional, Adjustable
Height (Adjustable back angle style)
FRONT RIGGINGS
Swingaway footrests and elevating legrests
REAR AXLE
Permanent* and quick-release
REAR WHEELS
20, 22 and 24*-inch composite; Urethane*, pneumatic
or pneumatic-flat free insert
HANDRIMS
Composite* and aluminum, steel
WHEEL LOCKS
Toggle lock -push or pull
CASTER SIZE
6 x 1-inch Urethane, 8 x 1¼-inch* Urethane,
8x1-inch solid rubber, and 8x1¼-inch pneumatic or
pneumatic flat-free insert
UPHOLSTERY
Black nylon*, black vinyl
FRAME COLORS
Chrome* and colors
WEIGHT (18 X 16 INCH SEAT)
33½ lbs
SHIPPING WEIGHT (APPROX.)
16 X 16 INCH SEAT FRAME WITH COMPLETE
PACKAGE
43 lbs
WEIGHT LIMIT
250 lbs (114 kg)
*NOTE: These options are standard for this model.
**NOTE: The seat‐to‐floor heights are based on urethane tires. If wheelchair is equipped with pneumatic (properly inflated) or solid rubber tires, add ¼‐inch to the measurements listed above. These heights can vary +/‐ ¼‐inch due to tire wear and manufacturing tolerances. Part No. 1056953
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9000 XT
OVERALL WIDTH
21, 22, 23, 25, 27 or 29 inches
OVERALL DEPTH (WITH RIGGINGS)
43½ inches
SEAT WIDTH
14, 15, 16, 18, 20 or 22 inches
SEAT DEPTH
16, 17, or 18 inches
SEAT-TO-FLOOR
TALL/ADULT:
ADULT/HEMI:
SUPER HEMI:
N/A
15½ to 19½ in 1-inch increments
13½ and 14½ inches
BACK STYLE
Adjustable* - 1-inch increments
Adjustable angle - 85° to 110° in 5° increments
BACK HEIGHT
15 to 19 inches in 1-inch increments
ARM STYLES
Swing back removable, space saver* or conventional
in desk* or full length and in fixed* or adjustable
height
FRONT RIGGINGS
Swingaway footrests and elevating legrests
REAR AXLE
Permanent* and quick-release
REAR WHEELS
20, 22 and 24*-inch composite; Urethane*, pneumatic
or pneumatic-flat free insert
HANDRIMS
Composite*, aluminum, steel and plastic coated
WHEEL LOCKS
Toggle lock -push or pull
CASTER SIZE
6 x 1-inch Urethane, 8 x 1¼-inch* Urethane,
8x1-inch solid rubber, and 8x1¼-inch pneumatic or
pneumatic flat-free insert, 8x1¾-inch semi pneumatic
UPHOLSTERY
Black nylon*, black sail cloth, heavy vinyl
FRAME COLORS
Chrome* and colors
WEIGHT (18 X 16 INCH SEAT)
31 lbs
SHIPPING WEIGHT (APPROX.)
16 X 16 INCH SEAT FRAME WITH COMPLETE
PACKAGE
41½ lbs
WEIGHT LIMIT
250 lbs (114 kg)
*NOTE: These options are standard for this model.
**NOTE: The seat‐to‐floor heights are based on urethane tires. If wheelchair is equipped with pneumatic (properly inflated) or solid rubber tires, add ¼‐inch to the measurements listed above. These heights can vary +/‐ ¼‐inch due to tire wear and manufacturing tolerances.
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TYPICAL PRODUCT PARAMETERS
9000 XT RECLINER
OVERALL WIDTH
23, 25, 27, 28, 29 or 31 inches
OVERALL DEPTH (WITH RIGGINGS)
46 inches
SEAT WIDTH
14, 16, 18, 19, 20 or 22 inches
SEAT DEPTH
16, 17, or 18 inches
SEAT-TO-FLOOR**
TALL/ADULT:
ADULT/HEMI:
SUPER HEMI:
17½ to 19½ inches in 1-inch increments
N/A
N/A
BACK STYLE
Reclining
BACK HEIGHT
23 or 24 inches
ARM STYLES
Conventional
Desk* or full length and in fixed* or adjustable height
FRONT RIGGINGS
Swingaway footrests and elevating legrests
REAR AXLE
Permanent
REAR WHEELS
20, 22 and 24*-inch composite*; Urethane*, pneumatic or pneumatic-flat free insert
HANDRIMS
Composite*, aluminum, steel and plastic coated
WHEEL LOCKS
Toggle lock - push or pull
CASTER SIZE
8 x 1¼-inch* Urethane, 8x1-inch solid rubber, and
8x1¼-inch pneumatic or pneumatic flat-free insert,
8x1¾-inch semi pneumatic
UPHOLSTERY
Heavy vinyl, light vinyl, nylon, sail cloth
FRAME COLORS
Chrome and colors
WEIGHT
50½ lbs
SHIPPING WEIGHT (APPROX.)
60½ lbs
18x17-inch seat frame with complete package
WEIGHT LIMIT
250 lbs (114 kg)
*NOTE: These options are standard for this model.
**NOTE: The seat‐to‐floor heights are based on pneumatic tires and pneumatic tires with flat free inserts. If wheelchair is equipped with urethane tires, subtract ¼‐inch from the measurements listed above. All heights are measured with properly inflated new tires. These heights can vary + ¼‐inch due to tire wear.
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TYPICAL PRODUCT PARAMETERS
9000 XDT
OVERALL WIDTH
23, 25, 27 or 29 inches
OVERALL DEPTH (WITH RIGGINGS)
45½ inches
SEAT WIDTH
16, 18, 20 or 22 inches
SEAT DEPTH
16, 17, 18, 19 and 20 inches
SEAT-TO-FLOOR**
TALL/ADULT:
ADULT/HEMI:
SUPER HEMI:
17½, 19½ and 21½ inches
N/A
N/A
BACK STYLE
Adjustable - 1-inch increments
BACK HEIGHT
15 to 19 inches in 1-inch increments
ARM STYLES
Swing back or removable, space saver* or conventional, desk* or full length and in fixed* or adjustable
height
FRONT RIGGINGS
Swingaway footrests and elevating legrests
REAR AXLE
Permanent
REAR WHEELS
24*-inch composite, urethane*, pneumatic or pneumatic-flat free insert
HANDRIMS
Steel*, aluminum and plastic coated
WHEEL LOCKS
Toggle lock - push or pull
CASTER SIZE
8 x 1¼-inch* Urethane, 8x1-inch solid rubber, and
8x1¼-inch pneumatic or pneumatic flat-free insert,
8x1¾-inch semi pneumatic
UPHOLSTERY
Black nylon, black sail cloth, heavy vinyl
FRAME COLORS
Chrome and colors
WEIGHT
36½ lbs
SHIPPING WEIGHT (APPROX.)
46½ lbs
16x16-inch seat frame with complete package
WEIGHT LIMIT
350 lbs (154 kg)
*NOTE: These options are standard for this model.
**NOTE: The seat‐to‐floor heights are based on pneumatic tires and pneumatic tires with flat free inserts. If wheelchair is equipped with urethane tires, subtract ¼‐inch from the measurements listed above. All heights are measured with properly inflated new tires. These heights can vary + ¼‐inch due to tire wear.
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SECTION 1—GENERAL GUIDELINES
SECTION 1—GENERAL GUIDELINES
WARNING
SECTION 1 - GENERAL GUIDELINES contains important information for the safe
operation and use of this product.
Information for Healthcare Professionals/Assistants
Make sure the patient is properly positioned in the wheelchair before reclining or inclining (reverse recline) to maintain maximum stability and safety. Refer to Safety/Handling of Wheelchairs on page 17.
Make sure occupantʹs hands and body are clear of all pinch points before reclining back. Pinch Points exist between spreader bar and recliner mechanism. Use caution, otherwise injury may occur.
ALWAYS engage both wheel locks while reclining or inclining (reverse recline) the wheelchair.
When returning the occupant of the reclining back wheelchair to the full upright position, more body strength will be required for approximately the last twenty degrees of incline (reverse recline). Make sure to use proper body mechanics (use your legs) or seek assistance if necessary to avoid injury.
DO NOT attempt to recline or incline the wheelchair back without occupant. Back will raise abruptly and cause injury. Keep clear when reclining or inclining chair back to avoid injury.
Weight Training
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.
Weight Limitation
The 9000 SL, 9000 XT, and 9000XT Recliner wheelchairs have a weight limitation of 250 lbs (114 kg). The 9000XDT wheelchair has a weight limitation of 350 lbs (159 kg).
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Stability - All Models
BACK ANGLE
SEATING SYSTEM
TILT ANGLE
CASTER SIZE
CASTER POSITION
WHEEL SIZE
WHEEL POSITION
•
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
N/A N/A N/A
SEAT DEPTH
X
•
X
X
N/A
X
X
X
X
N/A N/A N/A
BACK ANGLE
X
X
•
X
X
X
X
X
X
N/A N/A N/A
SEATING SYSTEM
X
X
X
•
X
X
X
X
X
X
N/A
•
TILT ANGLE
N/A N/A
X
ANTI-TIPPERS
SEAT DEPTH
BACK HEIGHT
WHEEL LOCKS
BACK HEIGHT
NOTE: When changes to the left hand column occur, follow across the chart and refer to the X procedure to maintain the proper stability, safety and handling of the wheelchair.
USER CONDITION
The seat depth, back height/angle, seat angle, size/position of the front casters, size/position of the rear wheels, anti‐tipper model, as well as the user condition directly relate to the stability of the wheelchair. Any change to one or any combination of the ten may cause the wheelchair to decrease in stability. These adjustments MUST be performed by a qualified technician.
N/A N/A
N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
CASTER SIZE
X
N/A
X
N/A N/A
•
X
X
X
N/A
X
X
CASTER POSITION
X
N/A
X
N/A N/A
WHEEL SIZE
X
N/A
X
N/A N/A
X
•
X
X
N/A
X
X
X
X
•
X
N/A
X
X
WHEEL POSITION
X
N/A
X
N/A N/A
X
X
X
•
N/A
X
X
USER CONDITION
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
•
SEAT HEIGHT
X
N/A
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
N/A
N/A N/A
X
X
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.
Stability - Recliner Models Only
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.
ALWAYS make sure that the wheelchair is stable before using the recliner option.
Ensure the spreader bar is attached and secured before using the 9000XT Recliner. ALWAYS return the back to the upright position before lifting the wheelchair.
LIFT KIT MODELS ONLY ‐ Both spring lift mechanisms MUST be operational before using the recliner. DO NOT operate the recliner option if only one of the spring lift mechanisms is operational.
LIFT KIT MODELS ONLY ‐ DO NOT attempt to recline or incline the wheelchair back without occupant. Back will raise abruptly and cause injury. Keep clear when reclining or inclining chair back to avoid injury.
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Anti-Tippers
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 50 for correct usage and adjustment. If these requirements cannot be achieved, DO NOT use the wheelchair. Contact a qualified technician. If changing the seat‐to‐floor height with or without a change to seat‐to‐floor angle, the correct anti‐tippers MUST be used to maintain a 1½ to 2‐inch ground clearance. Seat‐to‐floor angle of 0° or 3°: If so equipped, anti‐tippers MUST be attached at all times. Inasmuch as the anti‐tippers are an option for 0° or 3° on this wheelchair (you may order with or without the anti‐tippers), Invacare strongly recommends ordering the anti‐tippers as a safeguard for the wheelchair user.
Seat‐to‐floor angle of 6°: If changing the seat‐to‐floor angle to 6°, anti‐tippers MUST be installed.
ALWAYS use anti‐tippers. When outdoors on wet, soft ground or on gravel surfaces, anti tippers may not provide the same level of protection against tipover. Extra caution MUST be observed when traversing such surfaces.
Operating Information
Unless otherwise noted, all service and adjustment should be performed while the wheelchair is unoccupied.
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.
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.
DO NOT sit or transfer into the wheelchair unless it is fully open and the seat frame rails are fully seated into the side frame H‐blocks.
Avoid storing or using the wheelchair near open flame or combustible products. Serious injury or damage to property may result.
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 operate on roads, streets or highways.
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.
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DO NOT attempt to reach objects if you have to move forward in the seat.
DO NOT attempt to reach objects if you have to 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.
DO NOT shift your weight or sitting position toward direction you are reaching as the wheelchair may tip over.
DO NOT attempt to stop a moving wheelchair with wheel locks. Wheel locks are not brakes.
DO NOT tip the wheelchair without assistance.
DO NOT use an escalator to move a wheelchair between floors. Serious bodily injury may occur.
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. When transferring to and from the wheelchair, ALWAYS engage both wheel locks.
DO NOT attempt to lift the wheelchair by any removable (detachable) parts. Lifting by means of any removable (detachable) parts of the wheelchair may result in injury to the user or damage to the wheelchair.
9000 XT RECLINER ONLY ‐ DO NOT use the spreader bar to lift the wheelchair. Refer to Storing/Replacing Spreader Bar on page 60.
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.
NEVER use quick‐release axles on the 9000 XT (models with offset axle option ONLY), 9000XDT or 9000XT RECLINER wheelchairs.
ALWAYS use the handrims for self‐propulsion. Inasmuch as the HANDRIMS are an option on this wheelchair (you may order with or without the handrims), Invacare strongly recommends ordering the handrims as an additional safeguard for the wheelchair user. Invacare recommends that a non‐folding device be installed to keep the wheelchair from being folded when left unoccupied in a public place.
Tire Pressure
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.
Replacement of a pneumatic tire or tube MUST be performed by a qualified technician.
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SECTION 2—SAFETY/HANDLING OF
WHEELCHAIRS
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
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 belt 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, belt MUST be replaced IMMEDIATELY.
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.
WARNING
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.
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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.
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.
A Note to Wheelchair Assistants
When assistance to the wheelchair user is required, remember to use good body mechanics. Keep your back straight and bend your knees whenever tipping the wheelchair or traversing curbs, or other impediments.
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.
ALWAYS check hand grips for looseness before using the wheelchair. If loose and/or worn, replace IMMEDIATELY.
9000 XT RECLINER ONLY ‐ DO NOT use the spreader bar to lift the wheelchair.
Also, be aware of detachable parts such as the spreader bar (9000 XT RECLINER ONLY), armrests or legrests. These MUST NEVER be used to move the wheelchair or as lifting supports, as they may be inadvertently released, resulting in possible injury to the user and/or assistant(s).
When learning a new assistance technique, have an experienced assistant help you before attempting it alone.
WARNING
DO NOT attempt to reach objects if you have to move forward in the seat or pick
them up from the floor by reaching down between your knees.
The seat depth, back height/angle, seat angle, size/position of the front casters,
size/position of the rear wheels, anti-tipper model, as well as the user condition
directly relate to the stability of the wheelchair. Any change to one or any combination of the ten may cause the wheelchair to decrease in stability. These adjustments
MUST be performed by a qualified technician.
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Many activities require the wheelchair owner to reach, bend and transfer in and out of the wheelchair. These movements will cause a change to the normal balance, the center of gravity, and the weight distribution of the wheelchair. To determine and establish your particular safety limits, practice bending, reaching and transferring activities in several combinations in the presence of a qualified healthcare professional before attempting active use of the wheelchair.
Proper positioning is essential for your safety. When reaching, leaning, or bending forward, it is important to use the front casters as a tool to maintain stability and balance.
Reaching, Leaning and Bending Forward
WARNING
DO NOT attempt to reach objects if
you have to move forward in the seat or
pick them up from the floor by reaching
down between your knees.
NOTE: For this procedure, refer to FIGURE 2.1.
Position the front casters so that they are extended as far forward as possible and engage wheel locks.
FIGURE 2.1 Reaching, Leaning and Bending
Forward
Reaching, Leaning Backwards
WARNING
DO NOT lean over the top of the back
upholstery to reach objects behind you,
as this may cause the wheelchair to tip
over.
NOTE: For this procedure, refer to FIGURE 2.2.
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.
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FIGURE 2.2 Reaching, Leaning Backwards
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Tipping
WARNING
DO NOT tip the wheelchair without assistance.
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
NOTE: For this procedure, refer to FIGURE 2.3.
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.
WARNING
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.
Roll the wheelchair forward and slowly lower the front of the wheelchair in one continuous movement onto the sidewalk. Push the wheelchair forward until the rear wheels roll up and over the curb.
Step Tube
FIGURE 2.3 Method 1 - Wheelchair With Step Tubes
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Method 2 - Wheelchair Without Step Tubes
WARNING
ALWAYS check hand grips for looseness before using the wheelchair. If loose
and/or worn, replace IMMEDIATELY.
NOTE: For this procedure, refer to FIGURE 2.4.
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.
FIGURE 2.4 Method 2 - Wheelchair Without Step Tubes
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.
WARNING
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.
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.
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Stairways
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 belt 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, belt MUST
be replaced IMMEDIATELY.
DO NOT attempt to lift a wheelchair by lifting on 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.
ALWAYS check hand grips for looseness before using the wheelchair. If loose
and/or worn, replace IMMEDIATELY.
Extreme caution is advised when it is necessary to move an occupied wheelchair up
or down the stairs. Invacare recommends that, if possible, the user be removed
from the wheelchair prior to moving. Invacare recommends using two assistants
and making thorough preparations. Make sure to use only secure, non-detachable
parts for hand-held supports.
9000 XT recliner only - ALWAYS return the back to the upright position before
lifting the wheelchair.
NOTE: For this procedure, refer to FIGURE 2.5.
Follow this procedure for moving the wheelchair between floors when an elevator is not available:
1. If necessary, rotate the anti‐tippers so the wheels are facing up.
2. After the wheelchair has been tilted back to the balance point, one assistant (in the rear) backs the wheelchair up against the first step, while securely grasping a non‐removable (non‐detachable) part of the wheelchair for leverage.
FIGURE 2.5 Stairways
3. The second assistant, with a firm hold on a non‐detachable part of the framework, lifts the wheelchair up and over the stair and steadies the wheelchair as the first assistant places one foot on the next stair and repeats STEP 1.
4. The wheelchair should not be lowered until the last stair has been negotiated and the wheelchair has been rolled away from the stairway.
5. If necessary, rotate the anti‐tippers so the wheels are facing down.
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Escalators
WARNING
DO NOT use an escalator to move a wheelchair between floors. Serious bodily
injury may occur.
Transferring To and From Other Seats
WARNING
Before attempting to transfer in or out of the wheelchair, every precaution should
be taken to reduce the gap distance. Turn both casters parallel to the object you are
transferring onto. Also be certain the wheel locks are engaged to help prevent the
wheels from moving.
CAUTION
When transferring, position yourself as far back as possible in the seat. This will help
prevent damaged upholstery and the possibility of the wheelchair tipping forward.
NOTE: For this procedure, refer to FIGURE 2.6.
NOTE: This activity may be performed independently provided you have adequate mobility and upper body strength.
Position the wheelchair as close as possible alongside the seat to which you are transferring, with the front casters pointing parallel to it. Remove or flip up the armrest. Engage wheel locks. Swing away or remove front rigging. Shift body weight into seat with transfer.
During independent transfer, little or no seat platform will be beneath you. Use a transfer board if at all possible.
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FIGURE 2.6 Transferring To and From
Other Seats
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Unfolding and Folding Wheelchair
WARNING
ALWAYS keep hands and fingers clear of moving parts to avoid injury.
DO NOT place hand or fingers on the underside of the seat frame rail when opening
or closing the wheelchair.
DO NOT sit or transfer into the wheelchair unless it is fully open and the seat frame
rails are fully seated into the side frame H-blocks.
NOTE: For this procedure, refer to FIGURE 2.7.
Unfolding
1. Tilt the wheelchair toward you (raising the opposite wheel and caster off the ground/floor).
2. Place your hand on the top of the seat rail closest to you where the seat upholstery is attached.
3. Point your fingers and thumb to the inside of the wheelchair.
4. Press downward on the top of the seat rail until the wheelchair is fully open and the seat rails are fully seated in the H‐blocks.
Press DOWN
on Seat Rail
FIGURE 2.7 Unfolding and Folding
Wheelchair
5. 9000 XT RECLINERS ONLY ‐ Secure the detached end of the spreader bar to the side frame. Refer to Storing/Replacing Spreader Bar on page 60.
6. Engage both wheel locks, open the footrest/legrest for clearance and transfer into the wheelchair. Refer to Transferring To and From Other Seats on page 23.
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Folding Hammock or Sling Seat Models
NOTE: For this procedure, refer to FIGURE 2.8.
1. 9000 XT RECLINERS ONLY ‐ Detach one end of the spreader bar from the side frame. Refer to Storing/Replacing Spreader Bar on page 60.
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.
5. Continue to close the wheelchair by grasping the armrest furthest from you and pulling the armrest towards you.
FIGURE 2.8 Folding Hammock or Sling
Seat Models
Folding Solid-Seat Models
NOTE: For this procedure, refer to FIGURE 2.9
1. 9000 XT RECLINERS ONLY ‐ Detach one end of the spreader bar from the side frame. Refer to Storing/Replacing Spreader Bar on page 60.
2. Swing footrest/legrest in locked position to the front of the wheelchair.
3. Pivot footplates upward to vertical position.
4. From behind the wheelchair, grasp the right hand edge of the solid seat. 5. Raise the seat to the hinged side.
6. With both hands, grasp the middle of the front and back edges of the solid folding seat and lift up until the wheelchair begins to close.
7. Continue to close the wheelchair by grasping the armrest furthest from you and pulling the armrest towards you.
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SECTION 3—SAFETY
INSPECTION/TROUBLESHOOTING
NOTE: 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.
❑ Check pneumatic tires for proper inflation.
CAUTION
As with any vehicle, check the wheels and tires periodically for cracks and wear.
Replace if damaged.
❑ If equipped, check that quick‐release axles lock properly. Lubricate if necessary.
❑ Check that there is no excessive side movement or binding in the rear wheels when lifted and spun.
❑ Inspect rear wheels for cracked, bent or broken spokes.
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❑ Ensure all spokes are uniformly tight.
❑ Inspect handrims for signs of rough edges or peeling.
❑ Inspect axle assembly for proper tension by spinning caster. Caster should come to a gradual stop.
❑ Adjust front casters/forks bearing system if wheel wobbles noticeably or binds to a stop.
❑ Ensure wheel bearings are clean and free of moisture.
❑ Check headtube locknuts for tightness.
❑ Inspect casters for cracks and wear.
❑ Inspect front casters for cracked, bent or broken spokes.
❑ Clean upholstery and armrests.
Inspect/Adjust Weekly
❑ Ensure that the wheel locks prevent the wheelchair from moving when engaged.
❑ Inspect tires for flat spots and wear.
❑ Check pneumatic tires for proper inflation.
❑ If equipped, check that quick‐release axles lock properly. Lubricate if necessary.
❑ Inspect rear wheels for cracked, bent or broken spokes.
❑ Ensure all spokes are uniformly tight.
❑ Inspect axle assembly for proper tension by spinning caster. Caster should come to a gradual stop.
❑ Inspect front caster for cracked, bent or broken spokes.
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.
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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.
❑ Inspect casters for cracks and wear.
❑ Ensure that casters are free of debris.
❑ Ensure wheel bearings are clean and free of moisture.
❑ Clean upholstery and armrests.
❑ Check that all labels are present and legible. Replace if necessary.
Troubleshooting
Chair
Veers
Right/
Left
X
X
X
9000 Series
Chair 3
Wheels
X
X
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
Check for loose nuts
and bolts.
Check caster headtube
angle.
X
Check that rear
wheels are equally
spaced away from seat
frame.
X
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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.
CAUTION
DO NOT overtighten hardware attaching to the frame. This could cause damage to
the frame tubing.
Suggested Maintenance Procedures
1. Before using your 9000 Series wheelchair, make sure all nuts and bolts are tight. Check all parts for damage or wear and replace. Check all parts for proper adjustment.
2. 9000 SL/9000 XT ONLY ‐ Keep quick‐release axles free of dirt and lint to ensure positive locking and proper operation. Refer to Adjusting Quick‐Release Axle on page 47.
3. 9000 SL/9000 XT ONLY ‐ Oil quick‐release axles at least once a month (3‐in‐1 oil® or equivalent).
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.
4. If tires are pneumatic, 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 if damaged.
5. The rear wheels, casters and tires should be checked periodically for cracks and wear, and should be replaced by a qualified technician if damaged.
NOTE: 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.
NOTE: Invacare recommends that tires and casters be replaced every five years.
6. Periodically adjust wheel locks in correlation to tire wear. Refer to Adjusting Patient‐Operated Wheel Locks on page 53.
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7. Periodically check handrims to ensure they are secured to the rear wheels. If loose, have them tightened by a qualified technician.
8. Periodically check caster wheel bearings to make sure they are clean and free from moisture. Use a Teflon® lubricant if necessary.
WARNING
When cleaning rear cane or hand grip areas use only a clean towel lightly dampened
with cool water. Verify that grips are dry prior to use. Use of soap or ammonia
based cleaning solutions will result in the hand grips sliding off the cane assembly.
Failure to observe this warning may result in injury to the user or bystanders.
9. Hand grips should be checked monthly for wear/looseness/deterioration. Clean if desired. Replace if looseness or deterioration is found.
10. Check upholstery for sagging, rips or tears.
11. Replace any labels that are missing, worn, or torn. Refer to Label Locations on page 8 for a listing of labels and their locations.
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SECTION 4—FRONT RIGGINGS
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
NOTE: For this procedure, refer to FIGURE 4.1.
Installing
1. Turn the front rigging assembly to the side (open front rigging is perpendicular to wheelchair).
Front Rigging
Release Lever
2. Install the hinge plates on the front rigging assembly onto the hinge pins on the wheelchair frame.
Front Rigging
Assembly
Hinge
Pins
3. Push the front rigging assembly towards the inside of the wheelchair until it locks into place.
Hinge
Plates
Footplate
NOTE: The footplate will be on the inside of the wheelchair when locked in place.
4. Repeat this procedure for the other front rigging assembly.
NOTE: Swingaway footrest shown.
FIGURE 4.1 Installing/Removing Front
Riggings
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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Adjusting Footplate Height
Spring Button Height
NOTE: For this procedure, refer to FIGURE 4.2.
NOTE: This procedure applies to the swingaway front riggings and swingaway elevating legrest.
1. Remove the front rigging assembly. Refer to Installing/Removing Front Riggings on page 31.
NOTE: Lay the front rigging assembly on a flat surface to simplify this procedure.
2. Pull the cam lock lever up to unlocked position.
Front Rigging Support
NOTE: 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.
Release Button
Adjustment
Holes
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.
Footplate
Assembly
Cam Lock Lever
5. Rotate cam lock lever down to locked position.
NOTE: Swingaway footrest shown.
FIGURE 4.2 Spring Button Height
6. Repeat this procedure for the other footplate, if necessary.
7. Reinstall the swingaway front rigging assembly. Refer to Installing/Removing Front Riggings on page 31.
Bolt-In-Place Height
NOTE: For this procedure, refer to FIGURE 4.3 on page 33.
NOTE: This procedure applies to the swingaway footrests and swingaway elevating legrest.
1. Remove the swingaway front rigging. Refer to Installing/Removing Front Riggings on page 31.
NOTE: Lay the front rigging assembly on a flat surface to simplify this procedure.
2. Pull the cam lock lever up to position.
3. Using a screw driver to hold the threaded rivet in position, remove the button head screw from the threaded rivet.
4. Remove the threaded rivet and button head screw securing the footplate assembly to the front rigging support.
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5. Adjust the footplate assembly height by aligning the desired adjustment holes in the upper front rigging support and lower footplate assembly.
6. From the outside of the swingaway front rigging, insert the threaded rivet through both the front rigging support and the footplate assembly.
7. From the inside of the swingaway front rigging, insert the button head screw through the appropriate adjustment hole and thread into the threaded rivet.
8. Using a screwdriver to hold the threaded rivet in position, securely tighten the button head screw. Torque to 32 in‐lbs.
9. Rotate cam lock lever down to locked position.
10. Repeat STEPS 1‐9 to adjust the remaining footrest.
Front Rigging
Support
Front Rigging
Support
Button Head
Screw
Threaded
Rivet
Button Head
Screw
Adjustment
Hole
Cam Lock
Lever
Inside of
Swingaway
Front Rigging
Threaded Rivet
Footplate
Assembly
Adjustment
Hole
Footplate
Assembly
Outside of
Swingaway
Front Rigging
NOTE: Swingaway footrest shown.
FIGURE 4.3 Bolt-In-Place Height
Raising/Lowering Elevating Legrest Assembly
WARNING
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.
NOTE: For this procedure, refer to FIGURE 4.4 on page 34.
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1. To raise the elevating legrest, the assistant should hold the support tube and raise the elevating legrest until the desired height is obtained.
Release Lever
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.
Support Tube
FIGURE 4.4 Raising/Lowering Elevating
Legrest Assembly
Installing Impact Guards/Calf Strap
NOTE: For this procedure, refer to FIGURE 4.5.
1. Remove impact guard/calf strap from packaged container if not already secured to the footrest.
2. Secure one impact guard to the each footrest.
NOTE: Ensure the upper portion of the impact guard is between the two horizontal supports of the footrest.
3. Secure one side of the calf strap around each footrest (with the impact guards attached, if present).
Horizontal
Support
Calf Strap
Footrest
Notch
Upper Portion of
Impact Guard
Impact
Guard
Horizontal Support
FIGURE 4.5 Installing Impact Guards/Calf Strap
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Replacing Heel Loop
NOTE: For this procedure, refer to FIGURE 4.6 on page 36.
1. Pull the cam lock lever up to unlocked position.
2. Perform one of the following as shown in Detail “A”.
• Footplates with Spring Buttons: Push in the release buttons and remove the footplate assembly from the front rigging support.
• Bolt‐In‐Place Footplates:
i. Using a screw driver to hold the threaded rivet in position, remove the button head screw from the threaded rivet.
ii. Remove the threaded rivet and button head screw securing the footplate assembly to the front rigging support.
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. Perform one of the following as shown in Detail “A”:
• Footplates With Spring Buttons: Ensure that the release buttons fully protrude from holes on both sides of the upper footrest support.
• Bolt‐In‐Place Footplates:
i. From the outside of the swingaway front rigging, insert the threaded rivet through both the front rigging support and the footplate assembly.
ii. From the inside of the swingaway front rigging, insert the button head screw through the appropriate adjustment hole and thread into the threaded rivet.
iii. Using a screwdriver to hold the threaded rivet in position, securely tighten the button head screw. Torque to 32 in‐lbs.
9. Rotate cam lock lever down to locked position.
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DETAIL “A”
Bolt-in-Place
Footplates
Footplates with
Spring Buttons
Adjustment
Holes
Cam Lock
Lever
Footplate
Assembly
NOTE: Swingaway footrest shown.
Threaded
Rivet
Button Head
Screw
Front Rigging
Support
Release Button
Front Rigging
Support
Front Rigging
Support
Cam Lock
Lever
Footplate
Assembly
Adjustment
Hole
Footplate
Assembly
Inside of
Swingaway
Front Rigging
Mounting
Screw
Outside of
NOTE: Swingaway Swingaway
footrest shown.
Front Rigging
Cam Lock
Lever
Heel Loop
Spacer
Slide Tube
Footplate
Assembly
Locknut
Footplate
FIGURE 4.6 Replacing Heel Loop
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SECTION 5—ARMS
SECTION 5—ARMS
WARNING
After any adjustments, repair or service and before use, make sure all attaching
hardware is tightened securely. Otherwise injury or damage may occur.
Adjusting Armrest Height
WARNING
Make sure the height adjustment lever is in the locked position before using the
wheelchair.
NOTE: For this procedure, refer to FIGURE 5.1.
1. Unlock the armrest by flipping the height adjustment lever on the top front of the armrest to the up (horizontal) position.
Locked (Vertical)
Armrest
Height
Adjustment
Lever
2. Adjust armrest to one of five positions.
NOTE: 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.
Unlocked (Horizontal)
4. Repeat STEPS 1‐3 for other armrest.
FIGURE 5.1 Adjusting Armrest Height
Using Swing-Back Arms
WARNING
Make sure the armrest release lever is in the locked position before using the wheelchair.
NOTE: For this procedure, refer to FIGURE 5.2 on page 38.
NOTE: This procedure applies to 9000SL, 9000XT, and 9000XDT wheelchairs only. 1. Unlock the swing‐back arms by rotating the armrest release lever toward the outside of the wheelchair.
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2. Pull the front of the swing‐back arm straight up/out of the arm socket and towards the rear of the wheelchair.
Swing Back
Arm
Front
Armrest
Release
Lever
3. To use the swing‐back arm, push the swing‐back arm towards the front of the wheelchair and then downward into the arm socket.
NOTE: Armrest release lever MUST be in the unlocked position when placing armrest into the arm sockets. Rear
4. Lock the swing‐back arms by rotating the armrest release lever towards the inside of the wheelchair.
Arm Socket
FIGURE 5.2 Using Swing-Back Arms
Removing or Replacing Armrest
WARNING
Make sure the armrest release lever is in the locked position before using the
wheelchair.
9000XDT: Use only heavy duty, fixed height armrests on 9000XDT wheelchairs.
Otherwise injury or damage may occur.
NOTE: For this procedure, refer to FIGURE 5.3.
NOTE: This procedure does not apply to 9000 SL wheelchairs equipped with space saver arms.
Removing Armrests
1. Unlock the armrest by turning the armrest release levers towards the outside of the wheelchair.
2. Lift armrest completely out of arm sockets from the wheelchair.
Armrest
Rear Arm Post
Armrest
Release Lever
Armrest
Release Lever
Arm Socket
Arm Socket
FIGURE 5.3 Removing or Replacing Armrest
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Replacing Armrests
NOTE: Armrest release levers MUST be in the unlocked position when placing armrest into the arm sockets.
1. Place armrest into arm sockets located on the side of the wheelchair.
2. Lock the armrest by turning the armrest release levers towards the inside of the wheelchair.
Replacing Desk/Full Length Armrest Pad (Fixed Height
Arms Only)
NOTE: For this procedure, refer to FIGURE 5.4.
1. Remove the mounting screws that secure the armrest pad to the armrest assembly.
Mounting Screws
2. Replace armrest pad and securely tighten with the existing mounting screws.
Armrest Pad
Armrest
Assembly
Clothing
Guard
Mounting Screws
Replacing Clothing Guards
(Fixed Height Arms Only)
Mounting Screws
FIGURE 5.4 Replacing Desk/Full Length
Armrest Pad (Fixed Height Arms Only)
NOTE: For this procedure, refer to FIGURE 5.4.
1. Remove the four mounting screws that secure the existing clothing guard to the armrest assembly.
2. Install new clothing guard and securely tighten with the existing mounting screws.
Converting Between Space Saver and Conventional
Arms
NOTE: For this procedure, refer to FIGURE 5.5 on page 40.
NOTE: Space Saver arms DO NOT work with the following:
• 9000XT/9000SL with the adjustable angle back option.
• 9000XT Recliner.
1. Remove the arms from the wheelchair. Refer to Removing or Replacing Armrest on page 38.
2. Remove the locknut and hex screw that secure the arm socket to the wheelchair frame.
3. Repeat STEP 2 for the opposite side of the wheelchair.
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4. Reposition the arm socket to one of two positions:
ARM TYPE
ARM SOCKET POSITION (ON
WHEELCHAIR FRAME)
CONVENTIONAL SPACE SAVER
Outside
Inside
NOTE: Make sure arm sockets sit flush against the wheelchair frame.
5. Reinstall the hex screw and locknut that secure the arm socket to the wheelchair frame and securely tighten.
6. Repeat STEP 5 for the opposite side of the wheelchair.
7. Install the new arms onto the wheelchair. Refer to Removing or Replacing Armrest on page 38.
8. Refer to the following chart to determine if the rear wheel axle spacer is needed:
ARM TYPE
AXLE SPACER NEEDED?
CONVENTIONAL
SPACE SAVER
Yes
No
9. If rear wheel axle spacer is needed, refer to Removing/Installing Rear Wheels on page 44.
Space Saver Arm Position
Arm Socket (Inside of
Wheelchair Frame)
Hex Screw
Conventional Arm Position
Arm Socket (Outside of
Wheelchair Frame)
Hex Screw
Locknut
Locknut
Left Side of
Wheelchair Frame
Wheelchair
Frame
Right Side of
Wheelchair Frame
FIGURE 5.5 Converting Between Space Saver and Conventional Arms
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SECTION 6—SEAT AND BACK
SECTION 6—SEAT AND BACK
WARNING
After any adjustments, repair or service and before use, make sure all attaching
hardware is tightened securely. Otherwise injury or damage may occur.
NOTE: The procedures in this section apply to non‐recliner models only. For 9000XT recliner models, refer to Recliner on page 56.
Replacing Seat Upholstery
NOTE: For this procedure, refer to FIGURE 6.1.
1. Remove the mounting screws that secure the existing seat upholstery to the wheelchair frame.
NOTE: The following chart determines the number of mounting screws for each seat depth.
SEAT DEPTH
NUMBER OF
SCREWS
16-INCH
17-INCH TO 20-INCH
8
10
2. Remove the existing seat upholstery from the wheelchair frame.
3. Install new seat upholstery by reversing STEPS 1‐2.
Mounting Screws
16-inch Seat Depth
Seat Upholstery
Wheelchair Frame
FIGURE 6.1 Replacing Seat Upholstery
Replacing Back Upholstery
Screw-On Back Upholstery
NOTE: For this procedure, refer to FIGURE 6.2 on page 42.
NOTE: This procedure applies to 9000 SL without adjustable back angle option.
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1. Flip swing‐back arms up and out of the way. Refer to Using Swing‐Back Arms on page 37.
Washers
Back Upholstery
Back Cane
Mounting
Screws
2. Remove the six mounting screws and washers that secure the existing back upholstery to the back canes.
3. Cut the tie wraps that secure the existing back upholstery to the wheelchair frame.
4. Securely tighten the new back upholstery to the back canes with the six mounting screws and washers starting with the top hole of the back cane.
Tie Wraps
Washers
Mounting
Screws
FIGURE 6.2 Replacing Back Upholstery Screw-On Back Upholstery
5. Install two new tie wraps through the bottom holes of the upholstery to tie the bottom of the back upholstery to the back canes.
6. Flip swing‐back arms down for use. Refer to Using Swing‐Back Arms on page 37.
Slip-On Back Upholstery
NOTE: For this procedure, refer to FIGURE 6.3 on page 43.
NOTE: This procedure applies to 9000 XT/XDT and 9000 SL with adjustable back angle option.
1. Remove the two mounting screws and washers that secure the existing back upholstery to the back canes (Detail “A”).
2. Remove the two mounting screws, spacers and locknuts that secure one back cane to the wheelchair frame (Detail “B”).
NOTE: It is necessary to remove only one back cane to replace the back upholstery.
3. Pull the loose back cane out of the existing back upholstery.
4. Pull the existing back upholstery up and over the mounted back cane.
5. Install the new back upholstery over the mounted back cane.
6. Slide the loose back cane through the new back upholstery.
7. Secure the back cane to the wheelchair frame with the two mounting screws, spacers and locknuts.
NOTE: The spacers MUST be on the outside of the wheelchair in order to properly tighten the mounting screws.
8. Secure the new back upholstery to the back canes with the existing mounting screws and washers.
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DETAIL “A”
Washer
DETAIL “B”
Back Upholstery
Back Cane
Mounting
Screws
Spacers
Wheelchair
Frame
Locknuts
Mounting Screws
Back Cane
FIGURE 6.3 Replacing Back Upholstery - Slip-On Back Upholstery
Adjusting Back Height, Back Angle or Seat Depth
WARNING
The seat depth, back height/angle, seat angle, size/position of the front casters,
size/position of the rear wheels, anti-tipper model, as well as the user condition
directly relate to the stability of the wheelchair. Any change to one or any combination of the ten may cause the wheelchair to decrease in stability. These adjustments
MUST be performed by a qualified technician.
Adjusting Seat Width
WARNING
Adjusting the seat width of the 9000SL, 9000XT, 9000XDT MUST be performed by
a qualified technician.
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SECTION 7—REAR WHEELS
SECTION 7—REAR WHEELS
WARNING
After any adjustments, repair or service and before use, make sure all attaching
hardware is tightened securely. Otherwise injury or damage may occur.
NOTE: Except where noted, the procedures in this section apply to non‐recliner models only. For recliner models, refer to Recliner on page 56.
Removing/Installing Rear Wheels
WARNING
Only a qualified technician may change the size of the rear wheel or the
seat-to-floor height.
Permanent Axles
WARNING
If the wheelchair is equipped with permanent axles, removal/installation of the rear
wheels MUST be performed by a qualified technician.
Quick-Release Axles
WARNING
NEVER use quick-release axles on the 9000 XT (models with offset axle option
only), 9000XDT or 9000XT recliner wheelchairs.
NOTE: For this procedure, refer to FIGURE 7.1 on page 45.
NOTE: If replacing the same size rear wheel, note the mounting position on the wheelchair frame for proper reinstallation of the new rear wheel.
1. Push in the detent pin of the quick‐release axle (with wheel) and pull the axle out through the opening in the center of the rear wheel and axle spacer.
NOTE: Axle spacer is used only if wheelchair is equipped with conventional arms.
2. Push in the detent pin of the quick‐release axle again and pull the axle out of the rear wheel.
3. Repeat STEPS 1‐2 for the opposite rear wheel.
4. To reinstall the rear wheel onto the wheelchair, reverse STEPS 1‐3.
NOTE: Make sure axle spacer is between rear wheel and wheelchair frame if wheelchair is equipped with conventional arms.
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WARNING
Make sure the detent pin and detent balls of the quick-release axle are fully released
before operating the wheelchair.
The detent balls MUST be protruding past the inside of the rear wheel axle bushing
for a positive lock (Detail "A").
Keep detent balls clean.
Invacare recommends inserting quick-release axles with the detent pin to the inside
of the wheelchair to prevent accidental release during contact activities.
5. If the detent balls are not protruding past the inside of the axle bushing or there is too much side‐to‐side movement of the rear wheel assembly, refer to Adjusting Quick‐Release Axle on page 47.
DETAIL “A” - DETENT BALLS AND DETENT PIN
Axle Bushing
Detent Balls
Inside of
Wheelchair
Detent Pin
Outside of
Wheelchair
Quick-Release Axle
Axle Mounting Positions
Wheelchair Frame
Axle Spacer (Conventional Arms Only)
Quick-Release Axle
Rear Wheel
FIGURE 7.1 Removing/Installing Rear Wheels - Quick-Release Axles
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SECTION 7—REAR WHEELS
Replacing Rear Wheel Handrim
WARNING
Wheelchairs with 300lbs weight limit: DO NOT use composite handrims.
Otherwise injury or damage may occur.
If the wheelchair is equipped with permanent axles, this procedure MUST be performed by a qualified technician.
NOTE: For this procedure, refer to FIGURE 7.2.
Rear Wheel
Mounting Screw
1. Remove the rear wheel from the wheelchair. For non‐recliner models, refer to Removing/Installing Rear Wheels on page 44. For 9000XT Recliner, refer to Removing/Installing Rear Wheels on page 61.
2. Remove the mounting screws that secure the handrim to the rear wheel.
Handrim
3. Remove the existing handrim.
FIGURE 7.2 Replacing Rear Wheel
Handrim
4. Install the new handrim by reversing the preceding steps.
WARNING
Make sure detent pin and detent balls of the quick-release axles are fully released
before operating the wheelchair.
5. Reinstall rear wheel to the wheelchair. Refer to Removing/Installing Rear Wheels on page 44.
6. If the detent balls of the quick‐release axles (if applicable) are not protruding past the inside of the axle bushing or there is too much movement of the rear wheel assembly in a back and forth position, refer to Adjusting Quick‐Release Axle on page 47.
7. Repeat STEPS 1‐6 for the opposite rear wheel if necessary.
Replacing/Repairing Rear Wheel Tire/Tube
WARNING
Replacement of rear wheel tire or tube MUST be performed by a qualified technician.
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Adjusting Quick-Release Axle
WARNING
NEVER use quick-release axles on the 9000 XT (models with offset axle option
only), 9000XDT or 9000XT recliner wheelchairs.
NOTE: For this procedure, refer to FIGURE 7.3.
1. Remove rear wheel and quick‐release axle from the wheelchair. Refer to Removing/Installing Rear Wheels on page 44.
2. Depress detent pin in the quick‐release axle and slide axle through the rear wheel hub.
3. Release detent pin ensuring that the detent balls are fully released.
4. Increase or decrease end play by adjusting the locknut on the end of the quick‐release axle.
WARNING
Make sure detent pin and detent balls of the quick-release axles are fully released
before operating the wheelchair.
Keep detent balls clean.
5. Reinstall rear wheel onto the wheelchair. Refer to Removing/Installing Rear Wheels on page 44.
Axle Bushing
Locknut
Detent Balls
Detent Pin
Axle Spacer
(Conventional
Arms Only)
Rear Wheel Hub
Quick-Release Axle
FIGURE 7.3 Adjusting Quick-Release Axle
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SECTION 8—FRONT CASTERS
SECTION 8—FRONT CASTERS
WARNING
After any adjustments, repair or service and before use, make sure all attaching
hardware is tightened securely. Otherwise injury or damage may occur.
Installing/Replacing Six or Eight-Inch Front Casters and
Forks
WARNING
If converting from a six-inch caster to an eight-inch caster or vice versa, there are
seat-to-floor height adjustments that MUST be made. Therefore, this procedure
MUST be performed by a qualified technician.
NOTE: For this procedure, refer to FIGURE 8.1 on page 49.
NOTE: This procedure can be performed if replacing the exact same size front caster.
1. Remove the dust cover.
2. Remove the locknut that secures the fork to the caster headtube.
3. Drop the front caster and fork out of the caster headtube.
NOTE: 9000XDT ONLY ‐ Make sure to reinstall the 2‐inch extension spacer. See Detail ʺAʺ.
4. Slide in the new six/eight‐inch front caster and fork.
5. Reassemble by reversing STEPS 1‐3.
6. Repeat STEPS 1‐5 for the opposite front caster.
7. To properly tighten caster journal system and guard against flutter, perform the following check:
A. Tip back of wheelchair to floor.
B. Pivot both forks and casters to top of their arc simultaneously.
C. Let casters drop to bottom of arc (wheels should swing once to one‐side, then IMMEDIATELY rest in a straight downward position).
D. Adjust locknuts according to freedom of caster swing.
8. Test wheelchair for maneuverability.
9. Readjust locknuts if necessary, and repeat STEPS 7‐8 until correct.
10. Snap dust cover over the locknut and stem.
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DETAIL “A”
Dust Cover
Locknut
2-inch Extension
Spacer
Caster Headtube
Fork Stem
Front Caster
and Fork
FIGURE 8.1 Installing/Replacing Six or Eight-Inch Front Casters and Forks
Replacing/Repairing Front Caster Tire/Tube
WARNING
Replacement of front caster tire or tube MUST be performed by a qualified
technician.
CAUTION
As with any vehicle, check the wheels and tires periodically for cracks and wear.
Replace if damaged.
Adjusting Front Caster Mounting
WARNING
Front caster mounting adjustments MUST be performed by a qualified technician.
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SECTION 9—ANTI-TIPPERS/WHEEL LOCKS
SECTION 9—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.
NOTE: The procedures in this section apply to non‐recliner models only except where noted. For the 9000XT recliner, refer to Recliner on page 56.
Installing/Adjusting Anti-tippers
WARNING
Anti-tippers are specific to the different seat-to-floor angles and/or seat-to-floor
heights. Refer to the chart in this section of the manual for correct usage and
adjustment. If these requirements cannot be achieved, DO NOT use the
wheelchair. Contact a qualified technician. If changing the seat-to-floor height with
or without a change to seat-to-floor angle, the correct anti-tippers MUST be used to
maintain a 1-1/2 to 2-inch ground clearance.
Seat-to-floor angle of 0° or 3°: If so equipped, anti-tippers MUST be attached at all
times. Inasmuch as the anti-tippers are an option for 0° or 3° on this wheelchair (you
may order with or without the anti-tippers), Invacare strongly recommends
ordering the anti-tippers as a safeguard for the wheelchair user.
Seat-to-floor angle of 6°: If changing the seat-to-floor angle to 6°, anti-tippers MUST
be ordered and installed.
Anti-tippers MUST be fully engaged and release buttons fully protruding out of
adjustment holes.
ALWAYS use anti-tippers. When outdoors on wet, soft ground or on gravel
surfaces, anti tippers may not provide the same level of protection against tipover.
Extra caution MUST be observed when traversing such surfaces.
Ensure both anti-tippers are adjusted to the same mounting hole.
Installing Anti-Tippers
NOTE: For this procedure, refer to FIGURE 9.1 on page 51.
1. Remove plug button (not shown) from end of rear frame tubing and install anti‐rattles if not already installed.
2. Press the release buttons in and insert the anti‐tippers with the anti‐tipper wheels pointing toward the ground/floor into the rear frame tubing until the bottom release button locks in place.
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3. Measure the distance between the bottom of the anti‐tipper wheels and the ground/floor.
NOTE: A 1½ to 2‐inch clearance between the bottom of the anti‐tipper wheels and the ground/floor MUST be maintained at all times.
Anti-Tipper
Wheels
4. If the distance between the bottom of anti‐tipper wheels and the ground/floor is not 1½ to 2‐inches, adjust anti‐tippers. Refer to Adjusting Anti‐Tippers on page 51.
Anti-Rattle
Anti-Tipper
Release Buttons
Rear Frame
Tubing
FIGURE 9.1 Installing Anti-Tippers
Adjusting Anti-Tippers
NOTE: For this procedure, refer to FIGURE 9.2.
DETAIL “A”
1. Press the release buttons on the wheeled portion of the anti‐tipper and slide it up or down to achieve the 1‐1/2 to 2‐inch clearance (Detail “A”).
Release Buttons
1½ inches
2. Check to make sure that the release buttons are fully engaged in adjustment holes.
2 inches
DETAIL “B”
Anti-Tipper
Height
Anti-Tipper
Length
FIGURE 9.2 Adjusting Anti-Tippers
NOTE: Refer to Detail “B” in FIGURE 9.2 and to the following charts to ensure the correct anti‐tipper is installed in the wheelchair. Seat‐to‐Floor heights are approximate depending on front caster size and type. Anti‐Tipper length measurement is taken with the extension tube in the longest position available.The anti‐tipper height measurement MUST be taken with the anti‐tipper on a flat surface.
9000 XT (SUPER LOW FRAME)
CASTER SEAT-TO-FLOOR
ANTI-TIPPER
ON CHAIR OFF CHAIR KIT NUMBER
SIZE
HEIGHT
LENGTH/HEIGHT
6-inch
13½ and 14½ inches
10½ / 2-inches
1360SH
1064520
9000 XDT (ADULT TALL FRAME)
CASTER SEAT-TO-FLOOR
ANTI-TIPPER
ON CHAIR OFF CHAIR KIT NUMBER
SIZE
HEIGHT
LENGTH/HEIGHT
8-inch
17½ and 19½ inches
11-5/8 / 2-3/4-inches
1360A
1058752
8-inch
21½-inches
13½ / 3½-inches
1360
1058836
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9000 XT WITH 0° SEAT-TO-FLOOR ANGLE (ADULT/HEMI FRAME)
CASTER SEAT-TO-FLOOR
ANTI-TIPPER
ON CHAIR OFF CHAIR KIT NUMBER
SIZE
HEIGHT
LENGTH/HEIGHT
8-inch
17½, 18½ inches
13½ / 3½-inches
N/A
1058836
6-inch
16½, 17½-inches
13½ / 3½-inches
N/A
1058366
15½-inches
11-5/8 / 2-3/4-inches
N/A
1058752
9000 XT WITH 3° SEAT-TO-FLOOR ANGLE AND 9000 SL (ADULT/HEMI FRAMES)
CASTER SEAT-TO-FLOOR
ANTI-TIPPER
ON CHAIR OFF CHAIR KIT NUMBER
SIZE
HEIGHT
LENGTH/HEIGHT
8-inch
17½, 18½, 19½-inches 13½ / 3½-inches
1360
1058836
6-inch
15½, 16½, 17½-inches 11-5/8 / 2¾-inches
1360A
1058752
9000 XT WITH 6° SEAT-TO-FLOOR ANGLE (ADULT/HEMI FRAME)
CASTER SEAT-TO-FLOOR
ANTI-TIPPER
ON CHAIR OFF CHAIR KIT NUMBER
SIZE
HEIGHT
LENGTH/HEIGHT
8-inch
17½, 18½, 19½-inches 13½ / 2-7/8-inches
N/A
1113766
6-inch
16½, 17½-inches
12½ / 2¾-inches
N/A
1113765
15½-inches
9½ / 2-3/8-inches
N/A
1113764
Using/Adjusting Disk Wheel Locks
Using Patient Operated Disk Wheel Locks
WARNING
DO NOT attempt to stop a moving wheelchair with wheel locks. Wheel locks are
not brakes.
NOTE: For this procedure, refer to FIGURE 9.3 on page 53.
NOTE: Position wheelchair on a flat, level surface to perform this procedure.
1. Ensure the wheelchair is not moving before engaging the wheel locks.
2. Depending on the model of wheel lock installed on the wheelchair, perform one of the following:
• Push‐to‐Lock ‐ To engage, push the wheel lock handle forward.
• Pull‐to‐Lock ‐ To engage, pull the wheel lock handle backward.
3. Disengage the wheel locks by reversing STEP 2.
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Push-To-Lock
Wheel
Lock
Pull-To-Lock
Unlocked
Position
Locked
Position
Wheel
Lock
Locked
Position
Unlocked
Position
FIGURE 9.3 Using Patient Operated Disk Wheel Locks
Adjusting Patient-Operated Wheel Locks
NOTE: For this procedure, refer to FIGURE 9.4 on page 54.
NOTE: The push‐or‐pull‐to‐lock wheel locks are also an option on the 9000XT Recliner.
NOTE: If wheels are pneumatic, before adjusting or replacing the wheel lock assemblies, ensure that the tires are inflated to the recommended psi on the side wall of tire. The recommended tire pressure is located on the side wall of the tire.
1. Disengage the wheel locks.
2. Perform one of the following:
• Bolt‐on Wheel locks ‐ Loosen the bolt and locknut that secure the wheel lock to the wheelchair frame.
• Clamp‐on wheel locks ‐ Loosen the two socket screws that secure the wheel lock to the wheelchair frame.
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 FIGURE 9.4 on page 54.
NOTE: 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.
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8. If the measurement of 1/8‐inch (3/16‐inch for pneumatic tires) can not be achieved, Perform one of the following:
• Bolt‐on wheel locks ‐ Remove the bolt and locknut that secure the wheel lock to the wheelchair frame and mount the wheel lock in the remaining mounting position.
• Clamp‐on Wheel locks ‐ Proceed to STEP 9.
9. If wheel lock is unable to properly engage the wheel it may be necessary to install wheel lock shoe extensions. Refer to Installing Wheel Lock Shoe Extensions on page 55.
10. Repeat STEPS 1‐9 for the opposite wheel lock.
11. Engage both wheel locks and ensure the occupied wheelchair is held in place when pushed.
WARNING
If wheel locks DO NOT hold the occupied wheelchair in place, contact a qualified
technician. Otherwise injury or damage may occur.
Bolt-On Wheel Locks
Clamp-On Wheel Locks
1/8-inch (3/16-inch
pneumatic tires)
Socket Screws
Wheel Lock
Shoe
Wheel
Lock
Clamp
Tire
Wheel Lock
Mounting
Wheel Positions
Lock
Bolt and
Locknut
Rear
Wheel
Wheel Lock
Handle
Wheel
Lock
Shoe
Wheel
Lock
Shoe
Rear Wheel
FIGURE 9.4 Adjusting Patient-Operated Wheel Locks
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Installing Wheel Lock Shoe Extensions
NOTE: For this procedure, refer to FIGURE 9.5.
1. Loosen the two set screws on the wheel lock shoe extension until the set screws DO NOT protrude into the slot.
2. Insert the disk wheel lock shoe into the slot in the shoe extension.
NOTE: Ensure the pointed end of the wheel lock shoe extension is facing toward the rear wheel.
3. Position the wheel lock shoe extension so the outside edge is flush with the out side edge of the wheel lock shoe.
4. Securely tighten the two set screws to secure the wheel lock shoe extension to the wheel lock shoes.
Set Screws
Wheel Lock Shoe Extension
Pointed End of Wheel
Lock Shoe Extension
Slot
FIGURE 9.5 Installing Wheel Lock Shoe Extensions
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SECTION 10—RECLINER
WARNING
After any adjustments, repair or service and before use, make sure all attaching
hardware is tightened securely. Otherwise injury or damage may occur.
Operating Recliner
WARNING
ALWAYS make sure that the wheelchair is stable before using the recliner option.
ALWAYS wear your seat positioning strap. Inasmuch as the seat positioning strap is
an option on this wheelchair (you may order with or without the seat positioning
strap), Invacare strongly recommends ordering the seat positioning strap as an
additional safeguard for the wheelchair user. The seat positioning strap is a
positioning belt 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, belt MUST
be replaced IMMEDIATELY.
Ensure the spreader bar is attached and secured before using the 9000XT Recliner.
LIFT KIT MODELS ONLY - Both spring lift mechanisms MUST be operational
before using the recliner. DO NOT operate the recliner option if only one of the
spring lift mechanisms is operational.
TO HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS/ASSISTANTS:
Make sure occupant's hands and body are clear of all pinch points before reclining
back. Pinch Points exist between spreader bar and recliner mechanism. Use
caution, otherwise injury may occur.
When returning the occupant of the wheelchair to the full upright position, more
body strength will be required for approximately the last twenty degrees of incline
(reverse recline). Make sure to use proper body mechanics (use your legs) or seek
assistance if necessary to avoid injury.
LIFT KIT MODELS ONLY - DO NOT attempt to recline or incline the wheelchair
back without occupant. Back will raise abruptly and cause injury. Keep clear when
reclining or inclining (reverse recline) chair back to avoid injury.
ALWAYS engage both wheel locks while reclining or inclining (reverse recline) the
wheelchair.
Make sure the patient is properly positioned in the wheelchair before reclining or
inclining (reverse recline) to maintain maximum stability and safety. Refer to
Safety/Handling of Wheelchairs on page 17.
NOTE: For this procedure, refer to FIGURE 10.1 on page 57.
1. Unfold wheelchair. Refer to Safety/Handling of Wheelchairs on page 17.
2. Attach spreader bar. Refer to Storing/Replacing Spreader Bar on page 60.
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3. Adjust the tightness of the headrest/back upholstery. Refer to Adjusting Headrest/Back Upholstery Tension on page 58. 4. Make sure wheelchair is occupied and on a level surface before reclining.
5. Engage the wheel locks. Refer to Using/Adjusting Wheel Locks on page 62.
6. Inform the occupant of the wheelchair that the wheelchair is about to be reclined. 7. Make sure occupantʹs hands and body are clear of all pinch points.
8. Stand behind the wheelchair and grasp both push handles firmly.
9. Squeeze release handles.
10. Slowly pull back on the back assembly while squeezing the release handles.
11. When the back reaches the desired angle, slowly let go of the release handles.
12. To return the back to the full upright position, reverse STEPS 8‐11 keeping in mind proper body mechanics.
Reclined Position
Upright Position
Push Handle
Release
Handle
Back
Assembly
FIGURE 10.1 Operating Recliner
Replacing Headrest Pillow
NOTE: For this procedure, refer to FIGURE 10.2.
Fastening
Strips
Headrest
Upholstery
Strap
1. Unfasten straps of headrest pillow from behind headrest upholstery.
2. Secure straps of the new headrest pillow onto fastening strips located on back of headrest upholstery.
Strap
Headrest Pillow
FIGURE 10.2 Replacing Headrest Pillow
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Replacing Headrest/Back Upholstery
NOTE: For this procedure, refer to FIGURE 10.3.
Headrest Upholstery
1. Remove the headrest pillow. Refer to Replacing Headrest Pillow on page 57.
Headrest
Extension
Tube
2. Remove the six mounting screws that secure the headrest upholstery to the headrest extension tubes.
Headrest
Upholstery
Knob
3. Secure new headrest upholstery onto headrest extension tubes with the existing six mounting screws.
Mounting
Screws
Back
Upholstery
4. Install headrest pillow. Refer to Replacing Headrest Pillow on page 57.
Mounting
Screws
Back
Cane
Back Upholstery
1. Remove one knob from one side of the spreader bar.
2. Loosen, but DO NOT remove the remaining knob.
NOTE: To remove and install the bottom two mounting screws of the back upholstery, the wheelchair MUST be partially folded.
FIGURE 10.3 Replacing Headrest/Back
Upholstery
3. Remove the twelve mounting screws that secure the back upholstery to the back canes.
4. Secure the new back upholstery to the back canes with the existing twelve mounting screws. Securely tighten.
5. Install the knob removed in STEP 1 to secure spreader bar to side frame. Securely tighten both knobs.
Adjusting Headrest/Back Upholstery Tension
NOTE: For this procedure, refer to FIGURE 10.4 on page 59.
1. Rotate the spreader bar in one of the following directions:
• Counterclockwise (away from back upholstery) to loosen back/headrest upholstery.
• Clockwise (towards back upholstery) to tighten back/headrest upholstery.
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Headrest Upholstery
Spreader
Bar
Back
Upholstery
FIGURE 10.4 Adjusting Headrest/Back Upholstery Tension
Adjusting Seat Depth
WARNING
Adjusting the seat depth of the 9000XT Recliner MUST be performed by a qualified
technician.
Adjusting Seat Width
WARNING
Adjusting the seat width of the 9000XT Recliner MUST be performed by a qualified
technician.
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Storing/Replacing Spreader Bar
Storing Spreader Bar
NOTE: For this procedure, refer to FIGURE 10.5.
Locking
Knob
NOTE: The 9000XT Recliner is folded for either storage or transporting. One side of the spreader bar MUST be removed and placed in a vertical position alongside the recliner tube.
Side Frame
Spreader
Bar
Removing From Stored Position
Recliner
Tube
1. Rotate the end of the spreader bar 90
toward the opposite side frame.
o Threaded
End
Locking
Knob
FIGURE 10.5 Storing/Replacing Spreader
Bar
2. Install threaded end of locking knob into locknut located on the opposite side frame. Securely tighten both knobs.
Placing In Stored Position
1. Remove one locking knob from the spreader bar.
2. Loosen the remaining locking knob on the spreader bar.
3. Rotate detached end of the spreader bar 90° down toward floor.
Replacing Spreader Bar
NOTE: For this procedure, refer to FIGURE 10.6.
Locking Knobs
1. Remove both locking knobs that secure the spreader bar to the side frames.
Spreader Bar
Side Frame
2. Remove existing spreader bar.
3. Secure new spreader bar to the side frames with the existing locking knobs. Securely tighten.
Side Frame
FIGURE 10.6 Replacing Spreader Bar
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Installing Anti-Tippers
NOTE: For this procedure, refer to FIGURE 10.7.
DETAIL “A”
Release
Buttons
Rear Frame
Tubing
1. Install the anti‐rattles onto the rear frame tubes if not already in place (Detail “A”).
2. Position the anti‐tippers with the anti‐tipper wheels pointing toward the ground/floor Anti-Tipper
Wheels
Anti-Tipper
3. Press the release buttons.
Anti-Rattle
4. Insert the anti‐tippers into the rear frame tubing until the bottom release button locks in place.
DETAIL “B”
Anti-Tipper
Height
NOTE: Refer to Detail “B” of FIGURE 10.7 and the following chart to ensure the correct anti‐tipper is installed in the wheelchair. Seat‐to‐floor heights are approximate depending on front caster type. The anti‐tipper height measurement MUST be taken with the anti‐tipper on a flat surface.
Anti-Tipper
Length
FIGURE 10.7 Installing Anti-Tippers
9000 XT RECLINER
WHEEL SIZE
REAR/CASTER
SEAT-TO-FLOOR
ANTI-TIPPER
ON CHAIR
HEIGHT
LENGTH/HEIGHT
OFF CHAIR
KIT NUMBER
24/8-inch
19½-inches
11½ / 2½-inches
1021767
1021767
22/8-inch
18½-inches
10¼ / 1-7/8-inches
1061110
1061110
20/8-inch
17½-inches
10 / 1½-inches
1061109
1061109
Removing/Installing Rear Wheels
WARNING
Changing the size of the rear wheel or the seat-to-floor height MUST be performed
only by a qualified technician.
NOTE: Use this procedure to replace a rear wheel with one of the same size.
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With Patient Operated Wheel Locks
NOTE: For this procedure, refer to FIGURE 10.8.
Wheelchair Frame
Patient Operated
Wheel Lock
Locknut
1. Remove the axle mounting screw and locknut that secure the patient operated wheel lock, spacers, and rear wheel to the wheelchair frame.
Axle
Mounting
Screw
2. Secure rear wheel, patient operated wheel lock, and spacers to wheelchair frame with axle mounting screw and locknut. Securely tighten.
Spacers
Rear Wheel
FIGURE 10.8 Removing/Installing Rear
Wheels - With Patient Operated Wheel
Locks
3. Adjust the patient operated wheel locks. Refer to Adjusting Patient‐Operated Wheel Locks on page 53.
With Attendant Operated Wheel Locks
NOTE: For this procedure, refer to FIGURE 10.9.
Axle
Mounting
Screw
1. Remove the axle mounting screw and locknut that secure the rear wheel and spacer to the wheelchair frame.
Locknut
Wheelchair
Frame
2. Remove rear wheel from side frame.
Spacer
3. Secure rear wheel and spacer to wheelchair frame with axle mounting screw and locknut. Securely tighten.
Rear Wheel
FIGURE 10.9 Removing/Installing Rear
Wheels - With Attendant Operated Wheel
Locks
4. Adjust the attendant operated wheel locks. Refer to Adjusting Attendant Operated Wheel Locks on page 63.
Using/Adjusting Wheel Locks
NOTE: For Using and/or Adjusting of Patient Operated Wheel Locks, refer to Using/Adjusting Disk Wheel Locks on page 52. Using Attendant Operated Wheel Locks
WARNING
DO NOT attempt to stop a moving wheelchair with wheel locks. Wheel locks are
not brakes.
NOTE: For this procedure, refer to FIGURE 10.10 on page 63.
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1. Perform one of the following:
• Engage ‐ Apply pressure downward on wheel lock handle.
• Disengage ‐ Lift up on wheel lock handle.
Unlocked
Position
Apply Pressure
Here to Engage
Locked
Position
Apply
Pressure
Here to
Disengage
FIGURE 10.10 Using Attendant Operated Wheel Locks
Adjusting Attendant Operated Wheel Locks
NOTE: For this procedure, refer to FIGURE 10.11 on page 64.
NOTE: If wheels are pneumatic, before adjusting or replacing the wheel lock assemblies, ensure that the tires are inflated to the recommended psi located on the side wall of tire. 1. Loosen the bolt and locknut that secure the wheel lock to the recliner tube.
2. Adjust the position of wheel lock so that when engaged, the wheel lock shoe embeds the tire 1/8‐inch (3/16‐inch for pneumatic tires) and holds the wheelchair.
3. Securely tighten the bolt and locknut.
4. Engage wheel lock and push against the wheelchair and determine if wheel lock engages the wheel lock shoe enough to hold the wheelchair.
5. Repeat the above procedures until the wheel lock holds the wheelchair.
6. Repeat STEPS 1‐5 for the opposite wheel lock.
NOTE: Ensure the wheel lock shoe completely covers the tire contact area. See Detail ʺAʺ for proper positioning of wheel lock shoe.
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DETAIL “A” - WHEEL LOCK SHOE ENGAGEMENT
Wheel Lock
Shoe
1/8-inch (3/16-inch
pneumatic tires)
Wheel Lock
Shoe
Tire
Tire
Section
Tire Contact
Area
Bolt and Locknut
Wheel Lock Handle
Wheel Lock
Shoe
Recliner Tube
Rear Wheel
FIGURE 10.11 Adjusting Attendant Operated Wheel Locks
Installing Telescoping I.V.
Rod
DETAIL “A”
Arm Socket (Outside of
Wheelchair Frame)
Installing I.V. Holder
Hex Screw
Locknut
NOTE: For this procedure, refer to FIGURE 10.12.
1. Remove the rear wheel from the wheelchair. Refer to Removing/Installing Rear Wheels on page 61.
Outside of
Wheelchair Frame
DETAIL “B”
2. Remove the locknut and hex screw that secure the arm socket to the wheelchair frame (Detail “A”).
Locknut
(STEP 6)
I.V. Holder (STEP 4)
3. Remove the locknut that secures the back tube to the clevis bracket (Detail “B).
Mounting
Screw
(STEP 6)
4. Position the top hole on the flat portion of the I.V. holder on the existing pivot screw of the clevis bracket as shown in Detail “B”.
Back Tube
(STEP 3)
Clevis
Bracket
(STEP 3)
Pivot Screw
(STEP 4)
Locknut (STEPS 3 and 5)
FIGURE 10.12 Installing I.V. Holder
5. Reinstall locknut onto pivot screw. DO NOT tighten yet.
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6. Thread the provided mounting screw through the lower hole on the front cylinder section of the I.V. holder, through the side frame, and into the locknut. Turn nut until snug fit is obtained. DO NOT tighten yet.
7. Reinstall the arm to orient front cylinder of I.V. holder. Refer to Removing or Replacing Armrest on page 38. 8. Once front cylinder is oriented for proper clearance of the armrest, securely tighten both locknuts.
9. Install the I. V. rod support tube. Refer to Installing I.V. Rod Support Tube on page 65.
Installing I.V. Rod Support Tube
NOTE: For this procedure, refer to FIGURE 10.13 on page 66.
NOTE: The I.V. rod holder MUST already be mounted to the side frame of the wheelchair.
1. Insert the I.V. rod support tube into the rear cylinder of the I.V. rod holder.
NOTE: When installing the I.V. rod support tube, ensure the adjustment knob is pointing out away from the wheelchair.
2. Turn the I.V. rod support tube until the holes in the I.V. rod support tube align with the holes in the rear cylinder of the I.V. rod holder. 3. Insert mounting screw through rear cylinder, large nylon washer, small nylon washer, steel washer, and into locknut. Securely tighten.
NOTE: The large nylon washer MUST be inserted into hole and pressed in so that it is flush with outside surface of rear cylinder. 4. Reinstall the rear wheel from the wheelchair. Refer to Removing/Installing Rear Wheels on page 61.
5. Adjust I.V. rod to desired height. Refer to Adjusting I.V. Rod on page 65.
Adjusting I.V. Rod
NOTE: For this procedure, refer to FIGURE 10.13 on page 66.
1. Loosen adjustment knob.
2. Adjust I.V. Rod to desired height.
3. Securely tighten adjustment knob.
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I.V. Rod
Adjustment Knob
I.V. Rod Support Tube
Locknut
Steel Washer
Small Nylon Washer
I.V. Rod Holder
Large Nylon Washer
Rear Cylinder
NOTE: Attaching hardware enlarged 3X scale for clarity.
Mounting Screw
FIGURE 10.13 Installing I.V. Rod Support Tube - Adjusting I.V. Rod
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SECTION 11—OPTIONS
WARNING
After any adjustments, repair or service and before use, make sure all attaching
hardware is tightened securely. Otherwise injury or damage may occur.
NOTE: The options in this section refer to non‐recliner models only. Refer to Recliner on page 56 for 9000XT Recliner options.
Installing/Cleaning Telescoping I.V. Rod/O2 Holders
NOTE: For this procedure, refer to FIGURE 11.1 on page 68.
Installing
WARNING
The telescoping I.V. rod/O2 holder MUST be checked weekly to ensure it is tightly
secured to the wheelchair frame. If there is any looseness whatsoever, tighten the
attachment hardware securely before using.
TELESCOPING I.V. ROD HOLDER ONLY - Make sure the telescoping I.V. rod is
tightly locked before placing I.V. medication on the rod.
The telescoping I.V. rod is designed to support I.V. medication only. DO NOT use it
to support objects other than I.V. medication.
1. Slide telescoping I.V. rod/O2 holder over the step tube of the wheelchair.
NOTE: Mounting bracket of telescoping I.V. rod/O2 holder should be positioned between the two axle mounting positions on wheelchair frame.
2. Secure telescoping I.V. rod/O2 holder to the wheelchair frame with hex screw, spacer and locknut.
3. Telescoping I.V. Rod Holder Only ‐ Secure the top of the telescoping I.V. rod holder to the wheelchair frame with a tie wrap.
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DETAIL “A” - I.V. ROD/O2 HOLDER
Telescoping I.V.
Rod Holder
Mounting
Bracket
Tie Wrap
Hex
Screw
Locknut
Spacer
Axle Mounting Positions
Step Tube
DETAIL “B” - O2 HOLDER
Mounting
Bracket
Hex
Screw
Locknut
Axle Mounting Positions
Step Tube
Spacer
FIGURE 11.1 Installing/Cleaning Telescoping I.V. Rod/O2 Holders
Cleaning
WARNING
The user and O2 cylinder MUST be removed from the wheelchair when cleaning
the O2 holder. Otherwise, injury or damage may occur if cleaning agents come in
contact with the O2 regulator.
1. Remove the user, any I.V. medication and the O2 cylinder from the wheelchair.
2. The telescoping I.V. rod/O2 holders clean easily with any household glass type cleaner.
3. After the cleaning solution has dried, it is safe for the user to re‐occupy the wheelchair.
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Installing Crutch and Cane Carrier
WARNING
Check base weekly to ensure proper placement.
When loading the crutch/cane carrier, ensure items are securely placed into the
base. Also ensure that there is no interference with folding the wheelchair, the rear
wheels, or the swing-back arms.
Strap MUST be securely fastened while carrying items.
NEVER insert or remove items while wheelchair is moving.
NOTE: For this procedure, refer to FIGURE 11.2.
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.
Strap
2. Position the base parallel to the step tube.
Base
CAUTION
Step
Tube
Base should be parallel to step tube to
avoid bending spokes when folding the
wheelchair.
Clamp
Locknut
FIGURE 11.2 Installing Crutch and Cane
Carrier
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.
Installing Amputee Bracket
Super Hemi Models
NOTE: For this procedure, refer to FIGURE 11.3 on page 70.
1. Remove the plug button or anti‐tipper from the step tube of the wheelchair frame.
2. Slide the amputee attachment over the step tube of the wheelchair.
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3. Secure the amputee attachment to the wheelchair with the hew screw, spacer and locknut.
Wheelchair Frame
4. Reinstall the plug button or anti‐tipper onto the step tube of the wheelchair frame.
Spacer
Locknut
5. Repeat STEPS 1‐4 for the opposite side of the wheelchair.
Step Tube
6. Reposition the rear wheels. Refer to Removing/Installing Rear Wheels on page 44.
Hex Screw
Amputee Bracket
FIGURE 11.3 Installing Amputee Bracket
9000SL/XT
NOTE: For this procedure, refer to FIGURE 11.4 on page 71.
1. Refer to the following chart or FIGURE 11.4 to determine the mounting position of the amputee bracket:
SEAT-TOFLOOR
*BRACKET
AXLE SPACER
POSITION (ON
BRACKET)
SIDE OF
WHEELCHAIR
AXLE MOUNTING
POSITION
(ON WHEELCHAIR)
ADULT
ADULT
HEMI
HEMI
A
B
B
A
DOWN
DOWN
UP
UP
RIGHT
LEFT
RIGHT
LEFT
TOP
TOP
BOTTOM
BOTTOM
*NOTE: ʺAʺ and ʺBʺ are stamped on the sides of the amputee bracket.
2. Install the amputee bracket on the wheelchair frame to the position determined in STEP 1. NOTE: 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 44.
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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
9000XDT
Hemi Right
FIGURE 11.4 Installing Amputee Bracket - 9000SL/XT
NOTE: For this procedure, refer to FIGURE 11.5 on page 72.
1. Refer to the following chart or FIGURE 11.5 to determine the mounting position of the amputee bracket:
SEAT-TO- *BRACKET
FLOOR
TALL
TALL
ADULT
ADULT
HEMI
HEMI
A
B
B
A
B
A
AXLE SPACER
POSITION (ON
BRACKET)
SIDE OF
WHEELCHAIR
AXLE MOUNTING POSITION
(ON WHEELCHAIR)
DOWN
DOWN
UP
UP
UP
UP
RIGHT
LEFT
RIGHT
LEFT
RIGHT
LEFT
MIDDLE
MIDDLE
BOTTOM
BOTTOM
MIDDLE
MIDDLE
*NOTE: ʺAʺ and ʺBʺ are stamped on the sides of the amputee bracket.
2. Install the amputee bracket on the wheelchair frame to the position determined in STEP 1. NOTE: Make sure the axle spacer is pointing towards the outside of the wheelchair.
3. Install the two (2) hex screws and locknuts that secure the amputee bracket to the wheelchair.
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4. Install the rear wheels onto the wheelchair. Refer to Removing/Installing Rear Wheels on page 44.
Bracket “B”
Bracket “A”
Hemi Left
Hemi Right
Right
Left
Adult Right
Adult Left
Axle Spacer Toward
Outside of Wheelchair
Hex Screws
Rear View of
Amputee Bracket
Tall Left
Tall Right
Locknuts
FIGURE 11.5 Installing Amputee Bracket - 9000XDT
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NOTES
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NOTES
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LIMITED WARRANTY
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.
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NUMBERED PRODUCTS IF THE SERIAL NUMBER HAS BEEN REMOVED OR DEFACED, PRODUCTS
SUBJECTED TO NEGLIGENCE, ACCIDENT, IMPROPER OPERATION, MAINTENANCE OR STORAGE,
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NOT LIMITED TO, MODIFICATION THROUGH THE USE OF UNAUTHORIZED PARTS OR
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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.
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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.
Part No. 1056953
75
9000 Series
Invacare Corporation
www.invacare.com
USA
One Invacare Way
Elyria, Ohio USA
44036-2125
800-333-6900
Canada
570 Matheson Blvd E Unit 8
Mississauga Ontario
L4Z 4G4 Canada
800-668-5324
All rights reserved. Trademarks are
identified by ™ and ®. All trademarks are
owned by or licensed to Invacare
Corporation unless otherwise noted.
Teflon is a registered trademark of
DuPont.
3-in-1 is a registered trademark of
American Home Products Corporation.
© 2007 Invacare Corporation
Part No. 1056953
Rev O - 12/07
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