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Old 05-03-2015, 01:29 PM
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Default Swivl-Eze lost air-ride pressure ?

I have one of my air-ride Swivl-Eze pedestals that lost its air. Sinks right to the bottom when sitting on it. Is there a way to fix these or do you just have to replace the entire pedestal?

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Old 05-03-2015, 06:04 PM
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I am curious about this too. I've got a couple in my garage I just can't bare to throw away, something that costs 150.00 that only last a couple season.
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Old 05-03-2015, 06:21 PM
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Cool while they work but they don't last.

If they are older than 3 years old and fail throw them out. You can't fix them.
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Return them to the company and ask for them to be repaired.

It is bound to be much less than the price of a new pedestal.
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Not sure if you can get at your gas cylinders on your bases but ....... replaced both 11 inch gas cylinders ($40 each for sku 107C) last year from http://www.swivel-chair-parts.com/GasCylinder.html .... have 1900 pro-v and both driver and passenger gas shock chairs were dead .... was a bit of fun getting the old one out of aluminum bases with hammer & punch in the vice to undo the bottom aluminum crimp ........ but for $40 each and they are like new again ...... if your handy and can get your gas shock out 1st, measure it and give these guys a call :-)
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Old 05-04-2015, 07:23 AM
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I assume You Guys have taken the seats OFF of the posts and adjusted the small screw at the top, inside the post?
This is a pressure adjustment screw....
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Old 05-04-2015, 08:47 AM
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I sent an e-mail to Attwood last evening with respect to this issue.
Here is their response with respect to air rides that leak down:

"

REW

Sorry but once the seal goes out on the cylinder inside the post they are not repairable or replaceable.

Thanks

Dave Stevens
Technical call center rep
Attwood Corporation
616-897-2303
[email protected]"

This is the official company position. I suppose that when the posts go down the production line, there is a certain order in which the posts are assembled. Then, seal and post crimping and setting up etc. So, I suppose that there are operations, that once done - can not be economically redone, hence the policy that the posts are not repairable or the innards replaceable.

Since that is the official policy, it would be reasonable if the company would have a 50% off or similar if one were to return a defective post - but that is also not the case.

Take care
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Last season all 90 pounds of my son deflated an air ride pedestal.

That was the last one I'd ever waste my money on.
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Old 05-04-2015, 02:41 PM
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I assume You Guys have taken the seats OFF of the posts and adjusted the small screw at the top, inside the post?
This is a pressure adjustment screw....
I am pretty sure that is the height/pressure relieve valve not pressure adjustment. If you turn the screw in or out determines when the external lever will make contact.
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Old 05-04-2015, 05:56 PM
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Since I repaired both of mine last year (as I mentioned above), I now unscrew the driver and passenger air ride bases and take them in the house for the winter. With a drill and large star bit it only takes 2 min. each base (6 screws) .... taking them inside can only prolong their life.
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