Why is my stairlift beeping?

We often get calls from customers who’s stairlift has been beeping and they’re not sure why.

Most stairlifts will beep to let you know that they are off charge. This to avoid the batteries draining completely leaving you unable to use the stairlift at all.

If your stairlift does start to beep, make sure:

  • the wall switch is on
  • the power has not tripped/you haven’t had a powercut
  • the stairlift is parked correctly at the top or bottom of the stairs on it’s charge point

It is also worth checking that it is in fact the stairlift that is making the noise, as some smoke detectors make a similar noise when their batteries need replacing.

If you have had a powercut, you can temporarily stop the beeping noise by pressing the battery isolation button. The location of this will vary depending on the type of lift you have – this should be shown in your User Guide but if you’re still stuck please feel free to give us a call. You will need to turn this back on once the power to the house has returned and you wish to use the lift.


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