Med Lift & Mobility is the fastest growing lift chair manufacturer in the United States. Started in 1984, the company has never had a month that sales did not increase over the previous month. Lift chairs are their business. They are not an assembler of chairs as some of their smaller competitors are (some competitors buy a recliner from another furniture operation and attach a lift mechanism) - Med Lift builds the chair from scratch.
Like most of the other manufacturers, Med Lift began their business using electrical components manufactured by Hubbell Special Products. Since the early 1990's, they have also offered as an option electrical components made by Okin, a West German manufacturer. We have listed the common parts from both component makers below.
Below we have listed the most common repair parts used on Med Lift chairs, along with the factory list prices and our discounted pricing. Most of these parts are for the basic "up/down" lift/recline chairs without heat and/or massage functions. Parts for chairs with heat and massage are readily available (at least for the newer model chairs), but there are so many variations that it would be impossible to list them all here.
Shipping within the continental USA is included in the prices quoted. We stock these parts in our warehouse for quick shipment. If you have any questions on whether a particular part will fit your needs, please let us know. If you need something not listed, either call or E-Mail us. Either way, we will need the chair manufacturer, serial #, detailed description of part needed, etc and we will do the research and get back with you promptly (you may have to look on the "law tag" sewn to the bottom of the footboard for the chair manufacturer, and on the frame behind the chair for the serial #).
Free Shipping in the Continental USA on All Lift Chair Parts (see Below)
Below we list the way we normally ship our parts; we don't have to spend the extra to ship the most critical parts by FedEx and Priority Mail (none of our competitors do...), we just feel that its the right thing to do... Most folks that need lift chair parts need them right now, not several days or weeks later. We hope you take this in consideration when you decide where to buy the parts you need... However, if you need them even sooner, just give us a call and we can figure the shipping charges for Express Mail or FedEx Express; we only charge you what the delivery companies charge us - we aren't looking to charge outrageous shipping charges to people that are already in a bind and need some help...
A personal note to our parts customers: I realize that for most of you, repairing lift chairs is not your primary occupation; many of you are attempting this for the first time. I just want to assure you that the vast majority of the parts we list here can easily be installed by almost anyone (please keep in mind that the last statement was made by a service technician that made his living by doing service calls...) I also want you to feel comfortable doing business with us and our company. We invite you to click here to read about us and the way we try to do business. You can also click here to read some of the testimonials that folks have sent in after they have completed their repairs. If you have a question about our parts warranty or parts return policy, you can click here to go to our Guidelines page. I invite you to take a look at the information on the links above, and then you can make a decision if we are the kind of people that you want to do business with.
A note about ordering parts online: We have had many customers who call in to the shop to place their parts orders. When I ask why they called in to order, they normally say that they thought they would get it quicker if they called it in. Actually, the opposite is true: When parts are ordered online through our shopping cart, we can download the order in our accounting system and get the parts shipped out quickly. In fact, most online orders sent in by 10:00 CT will be shipped out the same day. Orders that are called in have to be manually processed, and it normally takes an extra day to be input and shipped. While we truly don't mind if you call in with questions, etc, please don't call in your order expecting to get it quicker that way. One exception: If you need the part overnight, and you are willing to pay the shipping expense for Express Mail or FedEx, you can all in (by 1:00pm CT) and most orders can be shipped out that day.
Okin Lift Systems Complete
Information Notes on Okin Parts
Okin Note 1: The Deltadrive set is the most common Okin electrical setup used in lift chairs today. Purchasing this set is a good choice if you don’t know – or want to know – what the problem with your chair is, you just want it fixed the first time. Or you may just want to update your chair to the latest electronics and head off any problems. Either way, if you presently have the Deltadrive motor on your chair, this set should solve the problem.
Okin Note 2: The Betadrive set is very common in Berkline chairs, but other manufacturers have used them from time to time. The decision to replace the complete set is the same as for the Deltadrive in Note 1 above. NOTE: Please be sure that the motor on your chair has a shaft about 15”-16” long, and has a white moving block. If your motor is all black with a black block, this motor will not work… Please call for options if you have the black block on your motor.
Okin Note 3: The #6200 motor is a brand new motor direct from the factory, and as mentioned in Note 1 above, is now the most common Okin motor used in lift chairs. There should be a sticker on the side of your motor that says Deltadrive; if so, this is the motor you need.
Okin Note 5: The Betadrive motor shown here has a shaft about 15”-16” long, and has a white moving block. If the motor you have is all black with a black block, this motor will not work; please call for options if you have the black block on your motor. Also, the #6205 motor is designed for lift chairs only; if you need a motor like this for a power recliner or theater chair, please give us a call (most of the time, theater and recliner chairs use a faster geared motor than a lift chair; we have those in stock also, although they aren’t listed on the website to reduce confusion (I hope…).
Okin Note 6: The #6210 and #6212 hand controls are the most common Okin hand controls in use today. The #6210 has a one piece cord that “disappears” down through a hole in the chair and normally plugs in underneath the chair to a short cord off the motor. It has a round plug with a 90 degree angle that has five pins in a semi-circle. The #6212 has a quick disconnect plug that normally unplugs in the side or magazine pocket of the chair. It has a straight plug with five pins in a semi-circle, and it plugs into another cord that is already in the side pocket of the chair; most have a small plastic lever that folds over the plugs to lock them into place. If you have a chair with an Okin system and it has a hand control like the one pictured, either one of these will work, as they are both wired the same. The way to tell which one you need is to just follow the cord from the part you hold in your hand down past the coiled part, and see if there is a straight plug a few inches from the coiled part (#6212), or does the cord disappear down through a hole in the chair (#6210). The #6212 is the newer design, and was developed as a way to easily change the hand control without having to turn the chair over. Another selling feature is that if you have grandchildren over and they like playing on the chair, then you can easily unplug the control so they won’t play with it (of course, it’s OK with us if you let them play with the chair – grandkids are great for our business…)
Okin Note 7: This is the extension cable only that the #6212 hand control plugs into in the side pocket of the chair, and goes on down to plug into the short cord off the motor. Normally, the only reason to replace this cord is if it has gotten pinched by the chair mechanism.
Okin Note 10: This is the most common Okin transformer used on both lift chairs and power recliners. If your chair has a cord coming out from under the chair that plugs into the transformer with a plug that has a flat blade and a round blade, this is the transformer you will need. Sometimes, transformers have the numbers SP2A or SP2B on them; if yours has that designation, then this #6232 is the one you need. The #6242 power cord below is included with the transformer when you order it.
Okin Note 11: This is the power cord only for the # 6232 transformer above. NOTE: Don’t order this cord if you don’t also already have a #6232 transformer… Many folks that are missing the transformer off their chair (usually due to the chair being moved, put into storage, etc) mistakenly think that they only need the power cord to get their chair going again, when what they really need is the transformer… The cord coming from the chair with the small flat blade and round blade plugs into the transformer, and then the transformer plugs into the wall.
Okin Note 12: This transformer is mainly used by Berkline and La Z Boy, and also by other smaller manufacturers. It has a female plug on the output side that takes a three pin male connector.
Okin Note 13: This transformer is almost always used on Berkline chairs, and other manufacturers with some type of heat and/or massage system. It has a female plug on the output side with a six pin connector.
Okin Note 14: This transformer is for United Kingdom use only; it will not work for chairs located in the USA! It has battery backup, and the receptacle for the plug coming from the chair that has a flat blade and a round blade.
Okin Note 15: This transformer is for European countries only; it will not work for chairs located in the USA! It has battery backup, and the receptacle for the plug coming from the chair that has a flat blade and a round blade.
Okin Note 16: This transformer is for Australia only; it will not work for chairs located in the USA! It has battery backup, and the receptacle for the plug coming from the chair that has a flat blade and a round blade.
Okin Note 17: This is the cord that goes from the transformer to the motor; it has a male plug that has a flat blade and a round blade that goes into the transformer, and a female plug on the other end with a receptacle for that same flat blade and round blade.
Okin Note 18: This cord is also like # 6240 above, in that it goes from the transformer to the motor. However, it has a rectifier built into the cord that changes the voltage from AC current to DC current. It is mostly used on chairs with a Betadrive motor; many of those chairs have an AC transformer (it won’t have a battery backup); the Betadrive motor needs DC current, so that is the reason for the rectifier. If you change transformers to the newer #6232 switchable AC/DC transformer, you will not need this type cord – you can use the #6240 above.
Okin Note 19: This is also a cord like the ones above that go from the transformer to the motor, but this cord has a three pin male plug that plugs into the transformer, and a female plug on the other end that takes a flat blade and a round blade plug from the motor.
Okin Note 20: This is the plastic nut (usually either white or yellow in color) that is inside the actuator tube (where you can’t really see it). The worm screw goes through the middle of the nut, and the nut has threads on the outside that the stroke tube screws onto; as the motor turns the worm screw, the nut rides up and down the worm screw, pushing and pulling the stroke tube and making the chair go up and down. IMPORTANT NOTE: Please check the manufacturer of your motor (Okin or Dewert) before ordering this part - the part shown here will only work in an Okin motor - it will not fit a Dewert motor. Installation instructions are listed on the Okin section of the Troubleshooting Tips page on our website.
Okin Note 21: This is the white plastic moving block (about 3” X 4”) that the chair mounts to on a Betadrive system (if you have a black block, you will need our part # 6253 below); as the block moves up and down the stationary motor shaft, the chair goes up and down. There are primarily two white moving blocks used in the USA; the difference is in the thread size in the block where the worm screw goes through the center of the block. The way to tell which you need is to look for the slots in the aluminum shaft (one on the top and one on the bottom of the shaft); shine a light into the slot and see the black worm screw. Using a tape measure or ruler, pick out a tread on the worm screw, and count how many threads (or turns) there are to the next inch on the ruler… It will be either 6 threads (our part # 6254) or 9 threads (our part # 6256) per inch. The 9 thread per inch size is by far the most common, but there are enough 6 thread blocks in use to make sure that you make the effort to get the right measurement. It is very important that you check the thread size before you order a moving block, because if you order the wrong one and try to install it on your motor, we can't take it back. Installation instructions are listed on the Okin section of the Troubleshooting Tips page on our website.
Okin Note 22: This black moving block fits An Okin Betadrive motor used on La Z Boy chairs. The motor for this block will have the notation 1.07.000.064.30 on it. Installation instructions are listed on the Okin section of the Troubleshooting Tips page on our website.
Okin Note 23: This is the stroke tube (the metal tube that goes in and out of the motor assembly) with a metal connector (our part # 6252) included. Note that the tube has left hand threads; it tightens by turning it counterclockwise and loosens by turning it clockwise. This part includes the tube and the connector on the end; it does not include the spindle nut #6258 inside the actuator arm.
Okin Note 24: These are the connectors on the end of the stroke tube; a clevis pin goes through this piece and the chair lift mechanism to hold that end of the motor on the chair. The metal connector (#6252) and the plastic connector (#6250) are interchangeable; most older Deltadrive motors used the plastic connector, but if you order a new Deltadrive motor, it will come with the metal connector. The plastic one is not all bad, however, if the person using the chair has a tendency to hit the wall with the back of the chair, then not knowing it is against the wall, keep holding down the hand control. “Something has to give” in that situation, and sometimes the plastic connector will break, saving something worse happening… It’s not designed to break, but sometimes it just works out that way.
Okin Note 25: This is a heavy duty transformer used by a few of the chair manufacturers. It has a female five pin plug, although many times the manufacturers use a three pin plug from the chair to the transformer.
Okin Note 30: While not an Okin part per se, this style transformer was used in many chairs with Okin electronics to power the heat and massage functions if present. Chairs that had this system almost always had two separate transformers; this one for the heat/massage, and another to make the chair go up & down. Please Note: To determine whether you need the older style #6234 or the newer style #6236 transformer, you need to take a look at the plug coming out from your chair that will plug into the transformer; Specifically, look to see if it has a small pin in the middle of the plug. If it has a small pin in the middle of that plug, you will need the #6234; if it doesn't have that small pin, you will need the #6236.
Hubbell Motor System Complete
NOTE: Hubbell Special Products discontinued operations in October, 2008, so we have a very limited number of component parts - please call for availability. Our MS-1000 replacement motor is being used by a major chair manufacturer, and is a perfect fit for the Hubbell MC-42 for lift chairs.
Information Notes on Hubbell Parts
Hubbell Note 1: This comes as a set, with both the motor and hand control, and fits pretty much any lift chair that has a Hubbell motor; It is best to order this if your chair has anything except a 4 prong connector where the hand control cord attaches to the motor cord (you could always “hard wire” the old hand control to the new motor, but if the motor is bad, the hand control won’t be far behind…).
Hubbell Note 2: This is the same as the motor above, but it is the motor assembly only, without the hand control. As long as you have a lift chair with a four prong connector (the two outside prongs have a flat side so it can’t be plugged in wrong), and the hand control is in good shape, then this motor assembly is the one you need. NOTE: This model motor won't fit any other application except a lift chair; bed motors, treadmill motors, etc have different mounting that keep this motor from fitting those units.
Hubbell Note 3: This hand control comes standard with a four prong connector, and the two outside prongs have a flat side so it can’t be plugged in wrong. NOTE: The four prongs mentioned here refer to the CONNECTOR, NOT the number of WIRES; don't just see three wires and assume you have a three wire connector... Most newer motors have a four prong connector, but only have three wires attached; you will need to unplug the connectors and count the number of prongs to be sure you order the correct control. If you have an older model hand control with a three prong connector and the two outside prongs have a flat side, then order the three prong one below. If it is even older, and it has any other type connector (four prong with flat pins, connector with orange terminals, or even a six prong square connector, etc), then you can still use this hand control; you will need to “hard wire” it to the motor cord with crimp connectors; we have instructions on how to do this in the Hubbell section of our Troubleshooting Tips page.
Hubbell Note 4: Chairs with Hubbell motors that have a heat/massage system are sort of rare, but there are still a few out there. The connections on this control for the heat and massage are the ones most commonly used, but some older chairs will not plug in to these connectors… For those, you will have to “hard wire” your heat and the massage wires to the new control. The main connector to the lift chair motor is a four prong connector like #4210 above.
Hubbell Note 5: Before you order either the capacitor or limit switch, be sure to read over our Troubleshooting Tips section for the Hubbell motors; we hardly ever sell either of these parts, so check carefully before you think this might be the problem. These do go bad, but rarely…
Hubbell Note 6: We now (finally) have the gear sets in stock for the Hubbell motors; we used to get them directly from the factory, but since it has now closed, we had find another source. For anyone who has done tool and die or plastic fabrication work, you know that the molds for making the gears are very expensive, and two molds had to be made for each set, doubling the cost. That extra expense is being passed on to us in each set of gears that is made; that is why the cost is so high (before you call and ask…). IMPORTANT NOTE: As you can see above, there is more than one set of gears for Hubbell motors (even though most all Hubbell motors say MC-42); the way you tell the difference is in the number of teeth on the gears. Part # 4220 is mainly for lift chair motors; it has 55 teeth on the gear pictured on the left (the one that goes around the worm screw), and 25 teeth on the smaller inner gear on the one pictured on the right. The other gear sets shown fit most other type Hubbell applications (beds, treadmills, dental chairs, etc); those sets have different numbers of teeth on the inner gear on the one pictured on the right. It is VERY IMPORTANT that you check the number of teeth on your gears BEFORE you order a replacement set, because if you order the wrong set and try to install them on your motor, we can't take them back. For applications other than lift chairs, you may have to replace the gears, as that may be your only option to get the motor back running again; but for lift chair motors, you may want to weigh the cost of a set of gears against the price of a new motor with a six month warranty – the choice is entirely up to you. We have installation instructions for the gear sets under the Hubbell section of our Troubleshooting Tips page on our website.
Hubbell Note 7: This stroke tube will only fit Hubbell motors on lift chairs; please don't think that you can "make it work" if your Hubbell motor goes on anything but a lift chair. We have installation instructions for the stroke tube under the Hubbell section of our Troubleshooting Tips page on our website.
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