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© 2016 Invacare Corporation. All rights reserved. Republication, duplication or modification in whole or in part is prohibited without prior written per- mission from Invacare. Trademarks are identified by TM and ®. All trademarks are owned by or licensed to Invacare Corporation or its subsidiaries unless otherwise noted. Teflon is a registered trademark of DuPont. Invacare® Tracer® SX5 Wheelchair 2 Part No. 1110550 CONTENTS 1 GENERAL 6 Warnings.................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 6 Limited Warranty .................................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 7 2 SAFETY 8 General Guidelines ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 8 Intended Use........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 9 Wear and Tear Items.......................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 10 Operating Information........................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 11 Safety/Handling of Wheelchairs........................................................................................................................................................................................................ 17 3 OVERVIEW 24 Label Locations..................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 24 Component Identification .................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 25 Specifications.........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................26 4 SAFETY INSPECTION 27 Safety Inspection Checklist ................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 27 5 OPERATION 31 Folding/Unfolding the Wheelchair ................................................................................................................................................................................................... 31 Using Patient Operated Wheel Locks ............................................................................................................................................................................................ 34 Installing/Removing Front Riggings................................................................................................................................................................................................... 35 Raising/Lowering Elevating Legrest Assembly ............................................................................................................................................................................... 36 Using Flip-Back Armrest..................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 37 Installing Anti-Tippers ......................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 38 Removing/Installing Rear Wheels - Quick Release Axle Only .................................................................................................................................................. 40 Installing the Optional Wheel Lock Extension Handle ............................................................................................................................................................... 42 Part No. 1110550 3 Invacare® Tracer® SX5 Wheelchair CONTENTS 6 RECLINER OPERATION 43 Recliner Operation.............................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 43 Replacing the Headrest Pillow .......................................................................................................................................................................................................... 46 Removing/Installing the Spreader Bar ............................................................................................................................................................................................. 47 Removing and Installing Fixed Height Armrest ...........................................................................................................................................................................48 Using the Clamp-On Wheel Locks.................................................................................................................................................................................................. 49 7 ADJUSTMENT 50 Adjusting Patient Operated Wheel Locks ..................................................................................................................................................................................... 50 Adjusting the Clamp-On Wheel Locks........................................................................................................................................................................................... 51 Adjusting Footplate Height................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 53 Adjusting Armrest Height .................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 55 Adjusting Anti-Tippers........................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 56 Adjusting Quick-Release Axle........................................................................................................................................................................................................... 58 8 TROUBLESHOOTING/MAINTENANCE 59 Troubleshooting...................................................................................................................................................................................................................................59 Maintenance .......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 60 Invacare® Tracer® SX5 Wheelchair 4 Part No. 1110550 CONTENTS 9 SERVICE 62 Replacing Heel Loop ........................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 63 Replacing the Flip-Back Armrest ...................................................................................................................................................................................................... 65 Installing/Removing the Back Canes ................................................................................................................................................................................................ 66 Replacing Seat Upholstery ................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 67 Replacing Back Upholstery - Non-Recliner Frame Style ............................................................................................................................................................ 67 Replacing the Headrest/Back Upholstery - Recliner Frame Style............................................................................................................................................. 68 Adjusting Seat Depth .......................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 69 Adjusting the Seat Width................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 70 Removing/Installing Rear Wheels - Permanent Axles ................................................................................................................................................................. 74 Replacing Rear Wheel Handrim ....................................................................................................................................................................................................... 76 Installing/Replacing Six/Eight Inch Front Casters/Forks .............................................................................................................................................................. 77 Adjusting Forks..................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 78 Replacing Front Casters ..................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 78 Changing Seat-to-Floor Height ......................................................................................................................................................................................................... 79 10 OPTIONS 82 Installing Amputee Bracket................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 83 Installing Crutch and Cane Carrier.................................................................................................................................................................................................. 85 Installing the Seat Positioning Strap ................................................................................................................................................................................................. 86 Part No. 1110550 5 Invacare® Tracer® SX5 Wheelchair 1 GENERAL 1 General 1.1 Warnings Signal words are used in this manual and apply to hazards or unsafe practices which could result in personal injury or property damage. See the information below for definitions of the signal words. L• DANGER Danger indicates an imminently hazardous situation which, if not avoided, will result in death or serious injury. L• WARNING Warning indicates a potentially hazardous situation which, if not avoided, could result in death or serious injury. L• CAUTION Caution indicates a potentially hazardous situation which, if not avoided, may result in property damage or minor injury or both. ! IMPORTANT Indicates a hazardous situation that could result in damage to property if it is not avoided. 1 Gives useful tips, recommendations and information for efficient, trouble-free use. Invacare® Tracer® SX5 Wheelchair 6 Part No. 1110550 1 GENERAL 1.2 Limited Warranty PLEASE NOTE: THE WARRANTY BELOW HAS BEEN DRAFTED TO COMPLY WITH FEDERAL LAW APPLICABLE TO PRODUCTS MANUFACTURED AFTER JULY 4, 1975. This warranty is extended only to the original purchaser who purchases this product when new and unused from Invacare or a dealer. This warranty is not extended to any other person or entity and is not transferable or assignable to any subsequent purchaser or owner. Coverage under this warranty will end upon any such subsequent sale or other transfer of title to any other person. This warranty gives you specific legal rights and you may also have other legal rights which vary from state to state. Invacare warrants the side frames and cross members of this product when purchased new and unused to be free from defects in materials and workmanship for a period of five (5) years from the date of purchase from Invacare or a dealer, with a copy of the seller’s invoice required for coverage under this warranty. Invacare warrants the upholstered materials (seat, back and armrests of the arm assembly) and remaining components of this product when purchased new and unused to be free from defects in materials and workmanship for a period of thirteen (13) months from date of purchase from Invacare or a dealer, with a copy of the seller’s invoice required for coverage under this warranty. If within such warranty periods any such product shall be proven to be defective, such product shall be repaired or replaced, at Invacare’s option. This warranty does not include any labor or shipping charges incurred in replacement part installation or repair of any such product. Invacare’s sole obligation and your exclusive remedy under this warranty shall be limited to such repair and/or replacement. For warranty service, please contact the dealer from whom you purchased your Invacare product. In the event you do not receive satisfactory warranty service, please write directly to Invacare at the address at the bottom of this page. Provide dealer’s name, address, the product model number, date of purchase, indicate nature of the defect and, if the product is serialized, indicate the serial number. Do not return products to our factory without our prior consent. Limitations and Exclusions: The foregoing warranty shall not apply to serial numbered products if the serial number has been removed or defaced, products subjected to negligence, accident, improper operation, maintenance or storage, products modified without Invacare’s express written consent including, but not limited to, modification through the use of unauthorized parts or attachments; products damaged by reason of repairs made to any component without the specific consent of Invacare, or to a product damaged by circumstances beyond Invacare’s control, and such evaluation will be solely determined by Invacare. The warranty shall not apply to normal wear and tear or failure to adhere to the product instructions. THE FOREGOING EXPRESS WARRANTY IS EXCLUSIVE AND IN LIEU OF ANY OTHER WARRANTIES WHATSOEVER, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND THE SOLE REMEDY FOR VIOLATIONS OF ANY WARRANTY WHATSOEVER, SHALL BE LIMITED TO REPAIR OR REPLACEMENT OF THE DEFECTIVE PRODUCT PURSUANT TO THE TERMS CONTAINED HEREIN. THE APPLICATION OF ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY WHATSOEVER SHALL NOT EXTEND BEYOND THE DURATION OF THE EXPRESS WARRANTY PROVIDED HEREIN. INVACARE SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES WHATSOEVER. SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGE, OR LIMITATION OF HOW LONG AN IMPLIED WARRANTY LASTS, SO THE ABOVE EXCLUSION AND LIMITATION MAY NOT BE APPLICABLE. THIS WARRANTY SHALL BE EXTENDED TO COMPLY WITH STATE/PROVINCIAL LAWS AND REQUIREMENTS. Part No. 1110550 7 Invacare® Tracer® SX5 Wheelchair 2 SAFETY 2 Safety The safety section contains important information for the safe operation and use of this product. 2.1 General Guidelines L• WARNING Risk of Serious Injury or Damage DO NOT use this product or any available optional equipment without first completely reading and understanding these instructions and any additional instructional material such as owner’s manuals, service manuals or instruction sheets supplied with this product or optional equipment. If you are unable to understand the warnings, cautions or instructions, contact a healthcare professional, dealer or technical personnel before attempting to use this equipment - otherwise, injury or damage may occur. A qualified technician MUST perform the initial set up of this wheelchair. also, a qualified technician must perform all procedures specifically indicated in the manual. Use of non-Invacare accessories may result in serious injury or damage. 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. DO NOT use non-Invacare accessories. To obtain Invacare accessories, contact Invacare by phone or at invacare.com. Invacare® Tracer® SX5 Wheelchair 8 Part No. 1110550 2 SAFETY L• DANGER Risk of Death, Serious Injury or Damage Use of incorrect or improper replacement (service) parts may cause death, serious injury, or damage. Replacement parts MUST match original Invacare parts. ALWAYS provide the wheelchair serial number to assist in ordering the correct replacement parts. L• DANGER Risk of Death, Serious Injury, or Damage Lighted cigarettes dropped onto an upholstered seating system can cause a fire resulting in death, serious injury, or damage. Wheelchair occupants are at particular risk of death or serious injury from these fires and resulting fumes because they may not have the ability to move away from the wheelchair. DO NOT smoke while using this wheelchair. ! NOTICE THE INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THIS DOCUMENT IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE. Check all parts for shipping damage and test before using. In case of damage, DO NOT use. Contact Invacare/Carrier for further instruction. 2.2 Intended Use The wheelchair intended is intended use for the for manual ongoing (mechanical) daily use. The wheelchair models offer is to a provide wide range mobility of customization to persons who which may allows be restricted for a better to a fit sitting for the position. end user The resulting manual in free comfort, of climbing lightweight, obstacles. easier All propelling, other uses transferring, are prohibited. and smooth ride. The manual wheelchair is intended for indoor and outdoor use on firm surfaces Part No. 1110550 9 Invacare® Tracer® SX5 Wheelchair 2 SAFETY 2.3 Wear and Tear Items 1 Normal wear and tear items and components include but are not limited to: all upholstery items including seat and back upholstery, arm and calf pads, cushions, wheels, tires and casters. Invacare reserves the right to ask for any item back that has an alleged defect in workmanship. See Warranty policy shipped with the product for specific warranty information. Refer to User Manual for proper preventative maintenance schedule and use of the product. This is just a general guideline and does not include items damaged due to abuse and misuse. PRODUCT TYPE PRODUCT WEAR AND TEAR PART WHEELCHAIRS: Wheels • Brake Assembly/Wheel Locks • Hand grips UPHOLSTERY AND SEATING: Invacare® Tracer® SX5 Wheelchair 10 Part No. 1110550 Arm Pads • Seat Cushion Foam • Seat Cushion Covers • Back Cushion Foam • Back Cushion Covers • Headrest Foam • Headrest Covers • Footplate Covers • Calf Pad (if applicable) Foam and Cover 2 SAFETY 2.4 Operating Information General Warnings L• WARNING To determine and establish your particular safety limits, practice bending, reaching and transferring activities in several combinations in the presence of a qualified healthcare professional before attempting active use of the wheelchair. Avoid storing or using the wheelchair near open flame or combustible products. Serious injury or damage to property may result. DO NOT stand on the frame of the wheelchair. DO NOT use the footplate as a platform. When getting in or out of the wheelchair, make sure that the footplates are in the upward position. ALWAYS use the handrims for self-propulsion. DO NOT operate on roads, streets or highways. DO NOT allow children to play on or operate the wheelchair. DO NOT operate on soft surfaces such as sand, grass, or gravel. Hand Grips L• WARNING ALWAYS check hand grips for looseness before using the wheelchair. If loose and/or worn, replace IMMEDIATELY. When cleaning rear cane or hand grip areas use only a clean towel lightly dampened with cool water. Verify that grips are dry prior to use. Use of soap or ammonia based cleaning solutions will result in the hand grips sliding off the cane assembly. Failure to observe this warning may result in injury to the user or bystanders. If the wheelchair is exposed to extreme temperature (above 100°F or below 32°F), high humidity and/or becomes wet, prior to use, ensure that the handgrips DO NOT twist on the handle. Otherwise, damage or injury may occur. Part No. 1110550 11 Invacare® Tracer® SX5 Wheelchair 2 SAFETY Seat Positioning Straps L• WARNING ALWAYS wear your seat positioning strap. Inasmuch as the seat positioning strap is an option on this wheelchair (you may order with or without the seat positioning strap), Invacare strongly recommends ordering the seat positioning strap as an additional safeguard for the wheelchair user. The seat positioning strap is a positioning strap only. It is not designed for use as a safety device withstanding high stress loads such as auto or aircraft safety belts. If signs of wear appear, strap MUST be replaced IMMEDIATELY. With regards to seat/chest positioning straps - it is the obligation of the DME dealer, therapists and other healthcare professionals to determine if a seat/chest positioning strap is required to ensure the safe operation of this equipment by the user. Serious injury can occur in the event of a fall from a wheelchair. Wheel Locks L• WARNING DO NOT attempt to stop a moving wheelchair with wheel locks. Wheel locks are not brakes. If the wheelchair is equipped with push to lock wheel locks, elevating legrests, and wheel lock extension handles, the wheel lock extension handles MUST be removed before swinging the elevating legrests to the side, otherwise injury or damage may result. Interference between the top of the elevating legrest and the wheel lock extension handle causes the wheel lock to disengage. Engaging the wheel locks may not prevent the wheelchair from moving on all floor surfaces including those that may be wet or slick. ALWAYS exercise caution when transferring into or out of the wheelchair. Invacare® Tracer® SX5 Wheelchair 12 Part No. 1110550 2 SAFETY Anti-Tippers L• WARNING Anti-tippers are specific to the different seat-to-floor angles and/or seat-to-floor heights. Refer to the charts in Installing/Adjusting Anti-Tippers on page 59 for correct usage and adjustment. If these requirements cannot be achieved, DO NOT use the wheelchair. Contact a qualified technician. If changing the seat-to-floor height with or without a change to seat-to-floor angle, the correct anti-tippers must be used to maintain a 11/2 to 2-inch ground clearance. 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. Invacare strongly recommends that anti-tippers be used at all times. Anti-tippers MUST be fully engaged and release buttons fully protruding out of the adjustment holes. Ensure both anti-tippers are adjusted to the same mounting hole. The manual wheelchair is intended for indoor and outdoor use on firm surfaces. When outdoors on wet, soft ground or on gravel surfaces, anti-tippers may not provide the same level of protection against tip over. DO NOT operate on soft surfaces such as sand, grass or gravel. Tire Pressure L• WARNING DO NOT use your wheelchair unless it has the proper tire pressure (p.s.i.). DO NOT overinflate the tires. Failure to follow these suggestions may cause the tire to explode and cause bodily harm. The recommended tire pressure is listed on the side wall of the tire. Part No. 1110550 13 Invacare® Tracer® SX5 Wheelchair 2 SAFETY Wheelchair Tie Down Restraints L• WARNING Wheelchair users should NOT be transported in vehicles of any kind while in wheelchairs. As of this date, the Department of Transportation has not approved any tie-down systems for transportation of a user while in a wheelchair, in a moving vehicle of any type. It is Invacare’s position that users of wheelchairs should be transferred into appropriate seating in vehicles for transportation and use be made of the restraints made available by the auto industry. Invacare cannot and does not recommend any wheelchair transportation systems. Lifting L• WARNING DO NOT attempt to lift the wheelchair by any removable (detachable) parts. Lifting by means of any removable (detachable) parts of the wheelchair may result in injury to the user or damage to the wheelchair. Ramps, Slopes, Inclines, and Obstacles L• WARNING DO NOT traverse, climb or go down ramps or slopes greater than 9°. DO NOT attempt to move up or down an incline with a water, ice or oil film. DO NOT attempt to ride over curbs or obstacles. Doing so may cause your wheelchair to tip over and cause bodily harm to you or damage to the wheelchair. NEVER leave an unoccupied wheelchair on an incline. DO NOT attempt to stop the wheelchair while on a sloped surface. Invacare® Tracer® SX5 Wheelchair 14 Part No. 1110550 2 SAFETY Weight Limitation L• WARNING The Tracer SX5 and Tracer SX5 Recliner wheelchairs have the following weight limitations: For chairs with a seat width of 14 to 18-inches, the weight limitation is 250 lbs (114 kg). For chairs with a seat width of 20 to 22-inches, the weight limitation is 300 lbs (136 kg). Weight Training L• WARNING Invacare does not recommend the use of its wheelchairs as a weight training apparatus. Invacare wheelchairs have not been designed or tested as a seat for any kind of weight training. If occupant uses said wheelchair as a weight training apparatus, Invacare shall not be liable for bodily injury or damage to the wheelchair and the warranty is void. StorageL• WARNING Risk of Serious Injury or Damage Storing or using the wheelchair near open flame or combustible products can result in serious injury or damage. Avoid storing or using the wheelchair near open flame or combustible products. Storing the wheelchair in a damp area or when wet may cause rust or corrosion of wheelchair parts resulting in injury or damage. DO NOT use the wheelchair in a shower, pool or other body of water. DO NOT store the wheelchair in a damp or humid area. Avoid extreme weather such as rain or snow when possible. Avoid excessive moisture or humidity. If exposed to water, dry the wheelchair as soon as possible. Part No. 1110550 15 Invacare® Tracer® SX5 Wheelchair 2 SAFETY Repair and Service Information L• WARNING Unless otherwise noted, all service and adjustment should be performed while the wheelchair is unoccupied. After ANY adjustments, repair or service and BEFORE use, make sure all attaching hardware is tightened securely - otherwise injury or damage may result. Stability All Models L• WARNING The seat depth, size/position of the front casters, size/position of the rear wheels, use of anti-tipper model, as well as the user condition directly relate to the stability of the wheelchair. Any change to one or any combination of the seven may cause the wheelchair to decrease in stability. These adjustments MUST be performed by a qualified technician. The various seat-to-floor heights require specific settings depending on rear wheel size, rear wheel position, front caster size/position and desired seat-to-floor angle. These adjustments must be performed by a qualified technician. Invacare® Tracer® SX5 Wheelchair 16 Part No. 1110550 1 When left hand changes column to occur, the follow and refer across to the the chart procedure checked (✓) that to is maintain stability, safety the proper and handling wheelchair. of the CASTER SIZE • ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ CASTER POSITION ✓ • ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ WHEEL SIZE ✓ ✓ • ✓ ✓ ✓ WHEEL POSITION ✓ ✓ ✓ • ✓ ✓ ANTI-TIPPERS ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ • ✓ USER CONDITION ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ • 2 SAFETY Information for Healthcare Professionals/Assistants L• WARNING The Tracer SX Recliner wheelchair MUST be operated by a healthcare professional/assistant when in any reclined position. Make sure the patient is properly positioned in the wheelchair before reclining or inclining (reverse recline) to maintain maximum stability and safety. Assistants MUST be prepared to support the weight of the occupant when reclining, or returning the occupant of the wheelchair to the full upright position. Make sure to use proper body mechanics (use your legs) or seek assistance if necessary to avoid injury. ALWAYS engage both wheel locks while reclining or inclining (reverse recline) the wheelchair. Wheelchair User L• WARNING As a manufacturer of wheelchairs, Invacare endeavors to supply a wide variety of wheelchairs to meet many needs of the end user. However, final selection of the type of wheelchair to be used by an individual rests solely with the user and his/her healthcare professional capable of making such a selection. 2.5 Safety/Handling of Wheelchairs Safety common and procedures handling of and the techniques wheelchair involved require the in the close safe attention operation of and the wheelchair maintenance user of the as well wheelchair. as the assistant. It is important This manual to practice points and out master the most 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 warnings encourages and cautions each individual given in this to try manual what MUST works be best heeded. for him/her Techniques in overcoming in this manual architectural are a starting obstacles point that for they the new may wheelchair encounter. user However, and assistant all with “safety” as the most important consideration for all. Part No. 1110550 17 Invacare® Tracer® SX5 Wheelchair 2 SAFETY Stability and Balance L• WARNING Be aware that carrying heavy objects on your lap while occupying the wheelchair may adversely affect the stability of the wheelchair, resulting in serious bodily injury to the user, damage to the wheelchair and surrounding property. This wheelchair has been designed to accommodate one individual. If more than one individual occupies the wheelchair this may adversely affect the stability of the wheelchair, resulting in serious bodily injury to the user and passenger and damage to the wheelchair and surrounding property. To assure stability and proper operation of your wheelchair, you MUST maintain proper balance at all times. Your wheelchair has been designed to remain upright and stable during normal daily activities as long as you DO NOT move beyond the center of gravity. Virtually positioning all straps activities for which additional involve safety movement while involved in the wheelchair in activities have that an shift effect your on weight. the center of gravity. Invacare recommends using seat/chest DO whenever NOT you lean lean forward forward. out of This the can wheelchair be achieved any further by advancing than the the length wheelchair of the and armrests. then reversing Make sure it in the a straight casters are line. pointing in the forward position 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 stability positioning and balance. is essential for your safety. When reaching, leaning, or bending forward, it is important to use the front casters as a tool to maintain Invacare® Tracer® SX5 Wheelchair 18 Part No. 1110550 2 SAFETY Reaching, Leaning and Bending L• WARNING DO NOT shift your weight or sitting position toward direction you are reaching as the wheelchair may tip over. DO NOT attempt to reach objects if you have pick them up from the floor by reaching down between your knees. DO NOT lean over the top of the back upholstery to reach objects behind you, as this may cause the wheelchair to tip over. Forward Position the front casters so that they are extended as far forward as possible and engage wheel locks. Backwards Position wheelchair as close as possible to the desired object. Point front casters forward to create the longest possible wheelbase. Reach back only as far as your arm will extend without changing your sitting position. FIGURE 1 Reaching, Leaning and Bending - Forward/Backwards Coping With Everyday Obstacles Coping of gravity with to maintain the irritation stability of everyday and balance. obstacles can be alleviated somewhat by learning how to manage your wheelchair. Keep in mind your center Part No. 1110550 19 Invacare® Tracer® SX5 Wheelchair 2 SAFETY Tipping L• WARNING DO NOT tip the wheelchair without assistance. When lowering the front casters of the wheelchair, Do not let the wheelchair drop the last few inches to the ground. This could result in injury to the occupant and/or damage to the wheelchair. When occupant tipping before the tipping wheelchair, the wheelchair an assistant and should remind grasp him/her the back to lean of the back. wheelchair Be sure the on a occupant’s non-removable feet and (non-detachable) hands are clear part. of all Inform wheels the and/or wheelchair pinch points. After mastering the techniques of tipping the wheelchair, use one of the following methods to tackle curbs, short stairs, etc. Method 1 - Wheelchair With Step Tubes Place foot on the step tube and begin to tilt the wheelchair toward you. Apply a continuous downward motion until the balance point is achieved and the front casters clear the curb. At this point, the assistant will feel a difference in the weight distribution. Roll the wheelchair forward and slowly lower the front of the wheelchair in one continuous movement onto the sidewalk. Push the wheelchair forward until the rear wheels roll up and over the curb. FIGURE 2 Method 1 - Wheelchair With Step Tubes Invacare® Tracer® SX5 Wheelchair 20 Part No. 1110550 Step Tube 2 SAFETY Method 2 - Wheelchair Without Step Tubes This method requires two assistants. The second assistant should be positioned at the front of the wheelchair lifting upward on a non-removable (non-detachable) part of the wheelchair frame when lifting the wheelchair and stabilizing the wheelchair when the wheelchair is being lowered to the ground. The first assistant should stand on the sidewalk and turn the wheelchair so that the rear wheels are against the curb. Turn the anti-tippers so the anti-tip wheels are pointing up. The wheelchair should be tilted back to the balance point and, in one continuous upward movement, the rear wheels should be pulled up and over the curb. DO NOT return the front casters to the ground until the wheelchair has been pulled backward far enough for the front casters to clear the edge of the curb. Roll the wheelchair backward and slowly lower the wheelchair in one continuous movement. Turn the anti-tippers so the anti-tip wheels are facing down. Part No. 1110550 21 Invacare® Tracer® SX5 Wheelchair FIGURE 3 Method 2 - Wheelchair Without Step Tubes Stairways L• WARNING Extreme caution is advised when it is necessary to move an occupied or unoccupied wheelchair up or down the stairs. Invacare recommends that, if possible, the user be removed from the wheelchair prior to moving. Invacare recommends using two assistants and making thorough preparations. Make sure to use only secure, non-detachable parts for hand-held supports. Follow this procedure for moving the wheelchair between floors when an elevator is not available: 2 SAFETY Moving Up Stairs 1. If necessary, rotate the anti-tippers so the wheels are facing up. 2. One assistant (positioned behind the wheelchair), securely grasps a non-removable (non-detachable) part of the wheelchair for leverage and tilts the wheelchair back to the balance point. 3. After the wheelchair has been tilted back to the balance point, the assistant behind the wheelchair backs the wheelchair up against the first step. 4. The second assistant (positioned in the front of the wheelchair), with a firm hold on a non-detachable part of the framework, lifts the wheelchair up and on to the next stair above and steadies the wheelchair as the assistant behind the wheelchair places one foot on the next stair above and repeats process. 5. The wheelchair should not be lowered until the last stair has been negotiated and the wheelchair has been rolled away from the stairway. 6. If necessary, rotate the anti-tippers so the wheels are facing down. Moving Down Stairs 1. If necessary, rotate the anti-tippers so the wheels are facing up. 2. One assistant (positioned behind the wheelchair), securely grasps a non-removable (non-detachable) part of the wheelchair for leverage and tilts the wheelchair back to the balance point. 3. After the wheelchair has been tilted back to the balance point, the assistant behind the wheelchair rolls the wheelchair up to the edge of the first step. 4. The second assistant (positioned in the front of the wheelchair), with a firm hold on a non-detachable part of the framework, lowers the wheelchair down and on to the next stair below and steadies the wheelchair as the assistant in the rear places one foot on the next stair below and repeats process. 5. The wheelchair should not be lowered until the last stair has been negotiated and the wheelchair has been rolled away from the stairway. 6. If necessary, rotate the anti-tippers so the wheels are facing down. FIGURE 4 Stairways Invacare® Tracer® SX5 Wheelchair 22 Part No. 1110550 2 SAFETY Escalators L• WARNING DO NOT use an escalator to move a wheelchair between floors. Serious bodily injury may occur. Transferring To and From Other Seats L• 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. L• 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. 1 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. FIGURE 5 Transferring To and From Other Seats Part No. 1110550 23 Invacare® Tracer® SX5 Wheelchair

3 OVERVIEW 3 Overview 3.1 Label Locations Crossmember Lower Frame Tube Weight Capacity Label Location Serial Number Location (Tracer SX5 non-recliner is located on right crossbrace. Tracer SX5 recliner is located on right frame)Before using this product, read and understand the User Manual. The user manual provides proper operation and safe practices. ! WARNING Refer to the Owner’s Manual for proper anti-tipper setting. Documentation can be obtained at: ! AVERTISSEMENT Se référer au manuel de l’utilisateur pour le réglage adéquat de l’antibascule. No. 1091554 NOTE: On all adjustable anti-tippers NOTE: On all adjustable anti-tippers NOTE: On all adjustable anti-tippers • invacare.com • ph (440) 329-6000 • One Invacare Way, Elyria OH 44035-2125

! AVERTISSEMENT NE PAS utiliser sans d’abord avoir installé les antibascules. Invacare® Tracer® SX5 Wheelchair 24 Part No. 1110550 ! WARNING Do not operate without the anti- tip tubes installed. No. 1091552 3 OVERVIEW 3.2 Component Identification Back Upholstery Seat Rear Wheel Upholstery Wheelchair Frame Handrim Rear Wheel Axle Wheel Lock Front Caster Part No. 1110550 25 Invacare® Tracer® SX5 Wheelchair 3 OVERVIEW 3.3 Specifications Tracer SX5 Recliner Tracer SX5 Overall Width: 221/2, 241/2, 261/2, 281/2, or 301/2 inches Overall Depth (without front riggings) 34 inches 301/4 inches Seat Width 14, 16, 18, 20 or 22 inches Seat Depth 16 and 18 inches Seat-to-Floor (with 24-inch Wheels) Adult: 19 1/2 inches Hemi: N/A 171/2 inches Back Height 23 inches (34 inches with headrest) 16 or 18 inches

Weight Limit Seat Width 14 to 18 inches seat width 20 to 22 inches 250 lbs (114 Kg) 300 lbs (136 Kg) 250 lbs (114 Kg) 300 lbs (136 Kg) 250 lbs (114 Kg) 300 lbs (136 Kg)

Invacare® Tracer® SX5 Wheelchair 26 Part No. 1110550 Weight** (approx.) 53 pounds 33 3/4 pounds Shipping Weight** (approx.) 61 pounds 431/2 pounds 1 * The seat-to-floor heights are based on urethane tires. If the wheelchair is equipped with pneumatic (properly inflated) or solid rubber tires, add 1/4 inch to the measurements listed above. These heights can vary +/- 1⁄4-inch due to tire wear and manufacturing tolerances. ** Weights based on 18 x 16 inch wheelchair without front riggings. Weights will vary depending on how wheelchair is equipped. 4 SAFETY INSPECTION 4 Safety Inspection 1 Every six months or as necessary, take your wheelchair to a qualified technician for a thorough inspection and servicing. Regular cleaning will reveal loose or worn parts and enhance the smooth operation of your wheelchair. To operate properly and safely, your wheelchair MUST be cared for just like any other vehicle. Routine maintenance will extend the life and efficiency of your wheelchair. 4.1 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. ❑ Ensure seat positioning strap buckle latches. Verify hardware that attaches strap to frame is secure and undamaged. Replace if necessary. ❑ Inspect tires for flat spots and wear. Part No. 1110550 27 Invacare® Tracer® SX5 Wheelchair 4 SAFETY INSPECTION ❑ Check pneumatic tires for proper inflation. L• WARNING As with any vehicle, check the wheels and tires periodically for cracks and wear. Replace if damaged. ❑ Check that there is no excessive side movement or binding in the rear wheels when lifted and spun. ❑ Inspect rear wheels for cracked, bent or broken spokes. ❑ Ensure all spokes are uniformly tight. ❑ Inspect handrims for signs of rough edges or peeling. ❑ Inspect axle assembly for proper tension by spinning caster. Caster should come to a gradual stop. ❑ Adjust front casters/forks bearing system if wheel wobbles noticeably or binds to a stop. ❑ Ensure wheel bearings are clean and free of moisture. ❑ Check headtube locknuts for tightness. ❑ Inspect casters for cracks and wear. ❑ Inspect front casters for cracked, bent or broken spokes. L• CAUTION Damage from Bleach Clean upholstery with mild soap and water or spray disinfectant using a sponge. DO NOT use bleach or wash in a washing machine. ❑ Clean upholstery and armrests with mild soap and water. ❑ Check that all labels are present and legible. Replace if necessary. Invacare® Tracer® SX5 Wheelchair 28 Part No. 1110550 4 SAFETY INSPECTION Inspect/Adjust Weekly ❑ Ensure that the wheel locks prevent the wheelchair from moving when engaged. ❑ Inspect tires for flat spots and wear. ❑ Check pneumatic tires for proper inflation. ❑ Inspect rear wheels for cracked, bent or broken spokes. ❑ Ensure all spokes are uniformly tight. ❑ Inspect axle assembly for proper tension by spinning caster. Caster should come to a gradual stop. ❑ Inspect front caster for cracked, bent or broken spokes. 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. Part No. 1110550 29 Invacare® Tracer® SX5 Wheelchair 4 SAFETY INSPECTION Inspect/Adjust Periodically ❑ Inspect frame and crossbraces for loose or missing hardware. ❑ Inspect for bent frame or crossbraces. ❑ Check that wheel locks are easy to engage. ❑ Inspect seat and backs for rips and sagging. ❑ Check that there is no excessive side movement or binding in the rear wheels when lifted and spun. ❑ Inspect handrims for signs of rough edges or peeling. ❑ Adjust front casters/forks bearing system if wheel wobbles noticeably or binds to a stop. ❑ Ensure wheel bearings are clean and free of moisture. ❑ Inspect casters for cracks and wear. ❑ Clean upholstery and armrests with mild soap and water. ❑ Check that all labels are present and legible. Replace if necessary. Invacare® Tracer® SX5 Wheelchair 30 Part No. 1110550 5 OPERATION 5 Operation 5.1 Folding/Unfolding the Wheelchair L• 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. Invacare recommends that a non-folding device be installed to keep the wheelchair from being folded when left unoccupied in a public place. Unfolding the Wheelchair 1 For this procedure, refer to FIGURE 1 on page 32. 1. Tilt the wheelchair toward you (raising the opposite wheel and caster off the ground/floor). 2. Place your hand on the top of the seat rail closest to you where the seat upholstery is attached. 3. Point your fingers and thumb to the inside of the wheelchair. 4. Press downward on the top of the seat rail until the wheelchair is fully open and the seat rails are fully seated in the H-blocks. 5. Tracer SX5 RECLINERS ONLY - Install spreader bar.Refer to Removing/Installing the Spreader Bar on page 47. 6. Engage both wheel locks, 7. Open the footrest/legrest for clearance and transfer into the wheelchair. Refer to Transferring To and From Other Seats on page 23. Part No. 1110550 31 Invacare® Tracer® SX5 Wheelchair 5 OPERATION Seat Rail 1 DO NOT wrap thumb or fingers under the seat rail. Point fingers and thumb to the inside 1 Press down on the seat rail and the seat upholstery with the entire hand. DO NOT H-Blocks of the wheelchair. place any part of the hand under the seat rail. FIGURE 1 Folding/Unfolding the Wheelchair Folding Wheelchair 1 For this procedure, refer to FIGURE 2 on page 33. 1. Tracer SX5 RECLINERS ONLY - Perform the following steps: A. Push in detent pin on one side of spreader bar. B. While holding the spreader bar, pull out handle until the release pin is out of the handle of the back cane. C. Drop the spreader bar to one side. 2. Swing footrest/legrest in locked position to the front of the wheelchair. 3. Pivot footplates upward to vertical position. Invacare® Tracer® SX5 Wheelchair 32 Part No. 1110550 5 OPERATION 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. L• WARNING DO NOT allow upholstery to hang between the cross braces. 6. Place excess seat upholstery over the armrest. Spreader Bar Detent Pin FIGURE 2 Folding Wheelchair Part No. 1110550 33 Invacare® Tracer® SX5 Wheelchair 5 OPERATION 5.2 Using Patient Operated Wheel Locks L• WARNING DO NOT attempt to stop a moving wheelchair with wheel locks. Wheel locks are not brakes. If the wheelchair is equipped with push to lock wheel locks, elevating legrests, and wheel lock extension handles, the wheel lock extension handles MUST be removed before swinging the elevating legrests to the side, otherwise injury or damage may result. Interference between the top of the elevating legrest and the wheel lock extension handle may cause the wheel lock to disengage. 1 Position wheelchair on a flat, level surface to perform this procedure. Ensure the wheelchair is not moving before engaging the wheel locks. 1. See Detail “A” for instructions on Push-to-Lock. Refer to Detail “B” for instructions on Pull-to-Lock. 2. Disengage the wheel locks by reversing the directions in STEP 1. Detail “A” Push-To-Lock Detail “B” - Pull-To-Lock Pull wheel lock handle toward the tire to disengage wheel lock Push wheel lock handle forward away from the tire to engage wheel lock Pull wheel lock handle backward toward the tire to engage wheel lock Push wheel lock handle away from the tire to disengage wheel lock Unlocked Position Locked Position Unlocked Position Wheel Lock Locked Position Wheel Lock FIGURE 3 Using Patient Operated Wheel Locks Invacare® Tracer® SX5 Wheelchair 34 Part No. 1110550 5 OPERATION 5.3 Installing/Removing Front Riggings Installing 1. Turn the front rigging assembly to the side. Front Rigging Release Lever2. Install the hinge plates on the front rigging assembly onto the hinge pins on the wheelchair frame. 1 When performing STEP 3, it may be necessary to pull release lever toward front of chair to assist the Front Rigging Assembly front rigging to lock in place. 3. Push the front rigging assembly towards the inside of the wheelchair Footplate until it locks into place. Hinge 1 The footplate will be on the inside of the wheelchair when locked in place. Hinge PinsPlates 4. Repeat this procedure for the other front rigging assembly. 5. To release the front rigging, push the front rigging release lever inward, rotate front rigging outward. Removing 1 Swingaway footrest shown 1. Push the front rigging release lever inward. FIGURE 4 Installing/Removing Front Riggings 2. Rotate swingaway front rigging assembly outward. 3. Lift the swingaway front rigging assembly off the hinge pins. Part No. 1110550 35 Invacare® Tracer® SX5 Wheelchair 5 OPERATION 5.4 Raising/Lowering Elevating Legrest Assembly L• WARNING Ensure hands and fingers are clear of elevating Release Lever legrest mechanism before pushing release lever to lower the elevating legrest. Otherwise injury may occur due to pinch points. The wheelchair user’s leg MUST be supported by an assistant before attempting to lower legrest. 1. To raise the elevating legrest, the assistant should hold the support tube and raise the elevating legrest until the desired height is obtained. 2. To lower the elevating legrest, perform the following: A. Support user leg with one hand. Support Tube B. Push release lever downward with other hand. C. Gently, lower user leg down and rest against the legrest. FIGURE 5 Raising/Lowering Elevating Legrest Assembly Invacare® Tracer® SX5 Wheelchair 36 Part No. 1110550 5 OPERATION 5.5 Using Flip-Back Armrest L• WARNING DO NOT operate or replace flip-back armrest when wheelchair is folded - otherwise injury or damage may result. Ensure armrest is securely locked into arm socket and armrest release button locks into place before using. 1. Push down on front of armrest to ensure it is fully seated in front socket. 1 This step is needed to prevent the release button from hanging up on the socket. 2. Press in armrest release button located on armrest front tube. Armrest Release Button 3. Rotate front of armrest up and out of arm socket. (Front or Back of the 1 Armrest can rotate back approximately 90°. Armrest Rear Tube Armrest Front Tube) 4. To prepare armrest for use, rotate armrest downward, making sure front tube of armrest inserts into arm socket. 5. Push armrest down until release button snaps into arm socket. 6. Ensure armrest is securely locked into arm socket and armrest Armrest Front Tube Arm Socket release button locks into place before using. 7. If not properly aligned, rotate the insert using a flat screwdriver to align the mounting holes. FIGURE 6 Using Flip-Back Armrest Part No. 1110550 37 Invacare® Tracer® SX5 Wheelchair 5 OPERATION 5.6 Installing Anti-Tippers 1 For this procedure, refer to FIGURE 7 on page 39. L• WARNING Anti-tippers are specific to the different seat-to-floor angles and/or seat-to-floor heights. Refer to this procedure of the manual for correct usage and adjustment. If these requirements cannot be achieved, DO NOT use the wheelchair. Contact a qualified technician. If changing the seat-to-floor height with or without a change to seat-to-floor angle, the correct anti-tippers MUST be used to maintain a 11/2 to 2 inch ground clearance. 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. Invacare strongly recommends that anti-tippers be used at all times. Anti-tippers MUST be fully engaged and release buttons fully protruding out of the adjustment holes. Ensure both anti-tippers are adjusted to the same mounting hole. The manual wheelchair is intended for indoor and outdoor use on firm surfaces. When outdoors on wet, soft ground or on gravel surfaces, anti-tippers may not provide the same level of protection against tip over. DO NOT operate on soft surfaces such as sand, grass or gravel. Invacare® Tracer® SX5 Wheelchair 38 Part No. 1110550 5 OPERATION 1 To ensure the correct model anti-tipper is used refer to chart in Adjusting Anti-Tippers on page 56. 1. Press the release buttons and insert the anti-tippers with the anti-tipper wheels pointing toward the ground/floor into the wheelchair frame tubing. 2. Ensure that the release button of the anti-tipper fully protrudes out Part No. 1110550 39 Invacare® Tracer® SX5 Wheelchair Anti-Tipper Wheels of the hole in the bottom of the wheelchair frame tubing. Anti-Tipper 3. Place the wheelchair on a flat surface. Release Buttons 4. Measure the distance between the bottom of the anti-tipper wheels Rear Frame Tubing and the ground/floor. FIGURE 7 Installing Anti-Tippers 5. If the distance between the bottom of anti-tipper wheels and the ground/floor is not 11/2 to 2 inches, adjust anti-tippers. Refer to Adjusting Anti-Tippers on page 56. Anti-Rattle 1 A 11/2 to 2 inch clearance between the bottom of the anti-tipper wheels and the ground/floor MUST be maintained at all times. 5 OPERATION 5.7 Removing/Installing Rear Wheels - Quick Release Axle Only L• WARNING Only a qualified technician may change the size of the rear wheel or the seat-to-floor height. If changing the size of the rear wheel or a change in the seat-to-floor height is desired, this procedure MUST be performed by a qualified technician. Make sure both rear wheels are the same size and are installed into the same respective mounting hole before using the wheelchair, otherwise injury may occur. 1 For this procedure, refer to FIGURE 8 on page 41. 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 quick-release axle (with wheel) and pull the axle out through the opening in the center of the rear wheel and axle spacer. 1 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. 1 Make sure axle spacer is between rear wheel and wheelchair frame if wheelchair is equipped with conventional arms. Invacare® Tracer® SX5 Wheelchair 40 Part No. 1110550 5 OPERATION L• 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 58. 0 DETAIL “A” - Axle Bushing Detent Axle Mounting Positions DETENT BALLS AND DETENT PIN Detent Balls Pin Axle Spacer (Conventional Arms Only) Inside of Wheelchair Quick-Release Axle Quick-Release Outside of Axle Wheelchair Frame Wheelchair Rear Wheel FIGURE 8 Removing/Installing Rear Wheels - Quick Release Axle Only Part No. 1110550 41 Invacare® Tracer® SX5 Wheelchair 5 OPERATION 5.8 Installing the Optional Wheel Lock Extension Handle L• WARNING If the wheelchair is equipped with push to lock wheel locks, elevating legrests, and wheel lock extension handles, the wheel lock extension handles MUST be removed before swinging the elevating legrests to the side, otherwise injury or damage may result. Interference between the top of the elevating legrest and the wheel lock extension handle causes the wheel lock to disengage. 1. Remove the existing rubber tip from the wheel lock handle (Detail “A”). 2. Install the extension handle over the wheel lock handle (Detail “B”). Detail “A” Detail “B” Rubber Tip Wheel Lock Handle Wheel Lock FIGURE 9 Installing the Optional Wheel Lock Extension Handle Invacare® Tracer® SX5 Wheelchair 42 Part No. 1110550 Wheel Lock Extension Handle Wheel Lock Handle Wheel Lock 6 RECLINER OPERATION 6 Recliner Operation L• WARNING After any adjustments, repair or service and before use, make sure all attaching hardware is tightened securely - otherwise injury or damage may occur. 6.1 Recliner Operation L• WARNING ALWAYS make sure that the wheelchair is stable in the full reclined (back at 180°) position and the full upright (back at 90°) position BEFORE using the recliner option. Anti-tippers MUST BE attached at all times. ALWAYS engage both wheel locks while reclining or inclining (reverse recline) the wheelchair. Make sure spring buttons of the spreader bar fully protrude out through the hole in the handle before using the wheelchair. Make sure both back canes are at the same angle before releasing the handles of the recline mechanisms. Mount the rear wheels in the Rear Wheel Offset Bracket only. NEVER reposition the rear wheels to the forward position, stability of the wheelchair will decrease. Before using the recliner option, the anti-tippers MUST be installed and properly adjusted. Refer to Installing/Adjusting Anti-Tippers on page 59. ALWAYS return the back to the upright position before lifting the wheelchair. Assistants MUST be prepared to support the weight of the occupant when reclining, or returning the occupant of the wheelchair to the full upright position. Make sure to use proper body mechanics (use your legs) or seek assistance if necessary to avoid injury. ALWAYS engage both wheel locks while reclining or inclining (reverse recline) the wheelchair. Part No. 1110550 43 Invacare® Tracer® SX5 Wheelchair 6 RECLINER OPERATION L• WARNING Make sure occupant's and bystanders' hands and body are clear of all pinch points before reclining back. Use caution, otherwise injury may occur. To Healthcare Professional/Assistants: The Tracer SX5 Recliner wheelchair MUST be operated by a healthcare professional or assistant when in any reclined position. Make sure the patient is properly positioned in the wheelchair before reclining or inclining (reverse recline) to maintain maximum stability and safety. 1 For this procedure, refer to FIGURE 1 on page 45. 1. Unfold wheelchair. Refer to Folding/Unfolding the Wheelchair on page 31. 2. Attach spreader bar. Refer to Removing/Installing the Spreader Bar on page 47. 3. Make sure wheelchair is occupied and on a level surface before reclining. 4. Engage the wheel locks. 5. Inform the occupant of the wheelchair that the wheelchair is about to be reclined. 6. Make sure occupant's hands and body are clear of all pinch points. 7. Stand behind the wheelchair and grasp both push handles firmly. 8. Lifting up on handles, squeeze release levers. 9. Slowly, pull back on the back assembly while squeezing the release levers. 10. When the back reaches the desired angle, slowly let go of the release levers. 11. To return the back to the full upright position, reverse the STEPS 7-10 keeping in mind proper body mechanics. Invacare® Tracer® SX5 Wheelchair 44 Part No. 1110550 6 RECLINER OPERATION Handle Upright Position Reclined Position Release Levers Wheelchair Wheelchair Release Levers

Level Surface Level Surface

FIGURE 1 Recliner Operation Part No. 1110550 45 Invacare® Tracer® SX5 Wheelchair 6 RECLINER OPERATION 6.2 Replacing the Headrest Pillow 1 For this procedure, refer to FIGURE 2 on page 46. 1. Unfasten straps of headrest pillow from behind headrest upholstery. 2. Remove existing headrest pillow from headrest. 3. Center new/existing headrest pillow onto the front of the headrest upholstery. 4. Pull straps of new/existing headrest pillow around the back canes. 5. Pressing firmly, attach the fastening strips of the new/existing headrest pillow to the fastening strips on the back of the headrest upholstery. Headrest Upholstery

Fastening Strips Strap Strap Headrest Pillow FIGURE 2 Replacing the Headrest Pillow

Invacare® Tracer® SX5 Wheelchair 46 Part No. 1110550 6 RECLINER OPERATION 6.3 Removing/Installing the Spreader Bar L• WARNING Make sure both release buttons of the spreader bar fully protrude out through the holes in the handle BEFORE using the wheelchair. Removing 1. Push in release button on one side of existing spreader bar. 2. While holding spreader bar, pull the lock tube until the release button is out of the handle of the back cane. Back Cane Spreader Bar 3. Drop the spreader bar to one side. 4. Repeat STEPS 1-2 on opposite end of spreader bar. Installing 1. Push in release button on one of the lock tubes of the new/existing Handle spreader bar. 2. Insert lock tube into the handle of the back cane. Release Button Lock Tube 3. Ensure the release button fully protrudes out of the hole in the back cane handle. 4. Repeat STEPS 1-3 on opposite end of spreader bar. FIGURE 3 Removing/Installing the Spreader Bar Part No. 1110550 47 Invacare® Tracer® SX5 Wheelchair 6 RECLINER OPERATION 6.4 Removing and Installing Fixed Height Armrest L• WARNING Make sure the armrest is securely locked before using the wheelchair. Removing Armrest 1. Push down on armrest to ensure it is fully seated in front and rear sockets. 1 This step is needed to prevent the release buttons from hanging up on the sockets. Armrest 2. Unlock the rear armrest by rotating the armrest release lever towards the outside of the wheelchair. 3. Press IN the armrest release buttons at the front of the armrest. Armrest Release Lever 4. While pressing in the armrest release button, remove the armrest from the arm sockets by pulling straight up. Installing Armrest 1 Rear armrest release lever MUST be in the unlocked position when installing the armrest. 1. Position the armrest just above the front and rear arm sockets. 2. Push arm down evenly at the front and rear until the front armrest release button snaps into the front arm socket. 3. Lock rear armrest by turning the armrest release lever towards the back of the wheelchair. 4. Ensure armrest is locked securely in the arm sockets by gently lifting up. If not locked, repeat STEPS 1-3. Invacare® Tracer® SX5 Wheelchair 48 Part No. 1110550 Armrest Release Button Arm Arm Socket Socket FIGURE 4 Removing and Installing Fixed Height Armrest 6 RECLINER OPERATION 6.5 Using the Clamp-On Wheel Locks L• WARNING DO NOT attempt to stop a moving wheelchair Wheel Lock Unlocked Position with the wheel locks. WHEEL LOCKS ARE NOT BRAKES. 1 For this procedure, refer to FIGURE 5 on page 49. The Tracer SX5 Recliner with 24-inch rear wheels uses the disk wheel locks. Refer to Using/Adjusting Locked Position Patient Operated Wheel Locks on page 62. 1. Ensure the wheelchair is not moving before engaging the wheel locks. 2. To engage, push the wheel lock handle forward. 3. Disengage the wheel locks by reversing STEP 2. FIGURE 5 Using the Clamp-On Wheel Locks Part No. 1110550 49 Invacare® Tracer® SX5 Wheelchair 7 ADJUSTMENT 7 Adjustment L• WARNING After any adjustments, repair or service and before use, make sure all attaching hardware is tightened securely - otherwise injury or damage may occur. 7.1 Adjusting Patient Operated Wheel Locks L• WARNING DO NOT attempt to stop a moving wheelchair with wheel locks. Wheel locks are not brakes. If wheel locks do not hold the occupied wheelchair in place, contact a qualified technician; otherwise injury or damage may occur. 1 For this procedure, refer to FIGURE 1 on page 51. Position wheelchair on a flat, level surface to perform this procedure. 1. Ensure the wheel lock is in the open (unlocked) position. 2. Loosen the bolt and locknut that secure the wheel lock assembly to the wheelchair frame. 3. Reposition the wheel lock so that when engaged, the wheel lock shoe embeds the tire 1/8 inch (3/16 inch for pneumatic tires) and holds the wheelchair. Invacare® Tracer® SX5 Wheelchair 50 Part No. 1110550 7 ADJUSTMENT 4. Securely tighten the bolt and locknut securing the wheel lock to the wheelchair frame. 1/8 inch (3/16 inch 5. Engage the wheel lock. pneumatic tires) 6. Measure the distance the wheel lock is embedded into the tire as shown in Detail "A". Wheel Lock Shoe 7. Repeat the STEPS 1-6 until the wheel lock shoe embeds the tire 1/8 Tire inch (3/16 inch for pneumatic tires) and holds the wheelchair. 8. Repeat STEPS 1-7 for the opposite wheel lock. 9. Engage both wheel locks and ensure the occupied wheelchair is held in place when pushed. FIGURE 1 Adjusting Patient Operated Wheel Locks 7.2 Adjusting the Clamp-On Wheel Locks 1. Disengage the wheel locks. 2. Loosen the bolt and locknut 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. Part No. 1110550 51 Invacare® Tracer® SX5 Wheelchair Bolt and Wheel Locknut Lock Handle 1 Any wheel lock adjustment should embed the wheel lock shoe at least 1/8 inch (3/16 inch for pneumatic tires) into the tire when engaged. Mounting Positions DETAIL “A” Rear Wheel Wheel Lock Shoe 1 For this procedure, refer to FIGURE 2 on page 52. 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. Wheel Lock 7 ADJUSTMENT 4. Securely tighten the bolt and locknut or socket screws securing the wheel lock to the wheelchair frame. 5. Engage the wheel lock. 6. Measure the distance the wheel lock is embedded into the tire as shown in DETAIL "A". 1 Any wheel lock adjustment should embed the wheel lock shoe at least 1/8-inch (3/16-inch if DETAIL “A” - WHEEL LOCK SHOE pneumatic tire) into the tire when engaged. ENGAGEMENT7. Repeat STEPS 1-6 until the wheel lock shoe embeds the tire 1/8-inch (3/16-inch for pneumatic tires) and holds the occupied wheelchair in place when pushed. 8. Repeat STEPS 1-7 for the opposite wheel lock. 9. Engage both wheel locks and ensure the occupied wheelchair is held in place when pushed. L• WARNING If wheel locks DO NOT hold the occupied wheelchair in place contact a qualified technician. Wheel Wheel Lock Lock Handle 1/8 inch (3/16 inch Bolt and pneumatic Locknut tires) Wheel Wheel Lock Lock Shoe Tire Rear Wheel FIGURE 2 Adjusting the Clamp-On Wheel Locks Invacare® Tracer® SX5 Wheelchair 52 Part No. 1110550 7 ADJUSTMENT 7.3 Adjusting Footplate Height Spring Button 1 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 35. 1 Lay the front rigging assembly on a flat surface to simplify this procedure. 2. Pull the cam lock lever up to unlocked position. 1 The elevating legrest has two sets of release buttons, one set above the other. Each set will be Front Rigging Support visible one at a time allowing finer footplate height adjustment. 3. Push in the release buttons and reposition the footplate assembly Release Button to the desired height. 4. Ensure that the release buttons fully protrude from holes on both Adjustment sides of the front rigging support. Holes 5. Rotate cam lock lever down to locked position. Footplate Assembly 6. Repeat this procedure for the other footplate, if necessary. Cam Lock Lever 7. Reinstall the swingaway front rigging assembly. Refer to Installing/Removing Front Riggings on page 35. 1 Swingaway shown FIGURE 3 Adjusting Footplate Height - Spring Button Part No. 1110550 53 Invacare® Tracer® SX5 Wheelchair footrest 7 ADJUSTMENT Bolt-In-Place 1 This procedure applies to the swingaway front riggings and swingaway elevating legrest. 1. Remove the swingaway front rigging. Refer to Installing/Removing Front Riggings on page 35. 1 Lay the front rigging assembly on a flat surface to simplify this procedure. 2. Pull the cam lock lever up to the unlocked 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. 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 1 Swingaway footrest shown Adjustment Hole Screw Threaded Rivet Button Head Screw Adjustment Hole Cam Lock Lever Threaded Rivet Footplate Footplate Assembly Assembly Inside of Swingaway Front Rigging Outside of Swingaway Front Rigging FIGURE 4 Adjusting Footplate Height - Bolt-In-Place Invacare® Tracer® SX5 Wheelchair 54 Part No. 1110550 7 ADJUSTMENT 7.4 Adjusting Armrest Height L• WARNING Make sure the height adjustment lever is in the Locked (Vertical) Height Adjustment locked position before using the wheelchair. Armrest Lever 1. Unlock the armrest by flipping the height adjustment lever on the top front of the armrest to the up (horizontal) position. 2. Adjust armrest to one of five positions. 1 Height adjustment lever MUST be in the unlocked position when placing armrest into the arm assembly. 3. Lock the armrest by pressing the height adjustment lever into the down (vertical) position when the desired armrest height is achieved. 4. Repeat STEPS 1-3 for other armrest. Unlocked (Horizontal) FIGURE 5 Adjusting Armrest Height Part No. 1110550 55 Invacare® Tracer® SX5 Wheelchair 7 ADJUSTMENT 7.5 Adjusting Anti-Tippers L• WARNING Anti-tippers are specific to the different seat-to-floor angles and/or seat-to-floor heights. Refer to this procedure of the manual for correct usage and adjustment. If these requirements cannot be achieved, DO NOT use the wheelchair. Contact a qualified technician. If changing the seat-to-floor height with or without a change to seat-to-floor angle, the correct anti-tippers MUST be used to maintain a 11/2 to 2 inch ground clearance. 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. Anti-tippers MUST be fully engaged and release buttons fully protruding out of the adjustment holes. Ensure both anti-tippers are adjusted to the same mounting hole. 1 For this procedure, refer to FIGURE 6 on page 57. To ensure the correct model anti-tipper is used refer to chart below. Measurements for anti-tippers are approximate and are taken with extension tube in bottom hole position. Invacare® Tracer® SX5 Wheelchair 56 Part No. 1110550 7 ADJUSTMENT ANTI-TIPPER (MEASUREMENTS IN INCHES) Anti-Tipper Height MODEL SEAT-TO-FLOOR HEIGHT Flat Surface Part No. 1110550 57 Invacare® Tracer® SX5 Wheelchair Bottom LENGTH HEIGHT MODEL PART NO. Position SX5 17 1/2 to 19 1/2 inches 131/2 151/2 to 171/2 inches 115/8 31/2 1360 1058836 23/4 1360A 1058752 Anti-Tipper SX5 RECLINER 171/2 to 191/2 inches 131/2 31/2 N/A 1088242 Length 1 A 11/2 to 2 inch clearance between the bottom of the anti-tipper wheels and the ground/floor MUST be maintained at all times. 1. Place the wheelchair on a flat surface. 1 If adjusting anti-tippers on recliner models, ensure back canes are in the upright position before making adjustments. 2. Press the release buttons on the wheeled portion of the anti-tipper and slide it up or down to the desired adjustment hole. 3. Check to make sure that the release buttons are fully engaged in adjustment holes. 4. Ensure both anti-tippers are adjusted to the same height. 5. Measure the distance between the bottom of the anti-tipper wheels and the ground/floor. 6. If the distance between the bottom of anti-tipper wheels and the ground/floor is not 11/2 to 2 inches, repeat steps 2-5 until the Release Buttons distance is 11/2 to 2 inches. 11/2 to 2 inch Clearance 7. If the 11/2 to 2 inch distance cannot be achieved, a different model may be required. Contact an Invacare dealer or qualified technician. FIGURE 6 Adjusting Anti-Tippers 7 ADJUSTMENT 7.6 Adjusting Quick-Release Axle L• WARNING NEVER use quick-release axles on the SX5 recliner wheelchairs. 1. Remove rear wheel and quick-release axle from the wheelchair. Refer to Removing/Installing Rear Wheels - Quick Release Axle Only on page 40. 2. Depress detent pin in the quick-release axle and slide axle through the rear wheel hub. Axle Bushing 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 Detent BallsQuick-Release Axle Detent Pin of the quick-release axle. L• WARNING Make sure detent pin and detent balls of the Locknut quick-release axles are fully released before Axle Spacer operating the wheelchair. (Conventional Arms Only) Rear Wheel Hub Keep detent balls clean. FIGURE 7 Adjusting Quick-Release Axle 5. Reinstall rear wheel onto the wheelchair. Refer to Removing/Installing Rear Wheels - Quick Release Axle Only on page 40. Invacare® Tracer® SX5 Wheelchair 58 Part No. 1110550 8 TROUBLESHOOTING/MAINTENANCE 8 Troubleshooting/Maintenance 8.1 Troubleshooting

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Part No. 1110550 59 Invacare® Tracer® SX5 Wheelchair

X X X X Check tires for correct and equal pressure.

X X X X Check for loose nuts and bolts. X X X Check caster headtube angle.

X X Check that rear wheels are equally spaced away from seat frame.

8 TROUBLESHOOTING/MAINTENANCE 8.2 Maintenance Maintenance Safety Precautions L• WARNING After any adjustments, repair or service and before use, make sure all attaching hardware is tightened securely. Otherwise injury or damage may result. Replace any labels that are missing, worn, or torn. Refer to Label Locations on page 24 for a listing of the labels and their locations. CAUTION DO NOT overtighten hardware attaching to the frame. This could cause damage to the frame tubing. Suggested Maintenance Procedures 1. Before using your wheelchair, make sure all nuts and bolts are tight. 2. Check all parts for damage or wear and replace. 3. Check all parts for proper adjustment. L• WARNING Do not use the wheelchair unless it has the proper tire pressure (p.s.i.). DO NOT overinflate the tires. Failure to follow these suggestions may cause the tire to explode and cause bodily harm. The recommended tire pressure is listed on the sidewall of the tire. CAUTION As with any vehicle, check the wheels and tires periodically for cracks and wear. Replace as recommended. Refer to Replacing/Repairing Rear Wheel Tire/Tube on page 61 or Replacing/Repairing Caster Tire/Tube on page 61. 4. The rear wheels, casters and tires should be checked periodically for cracks and wear, and should be replaced by a qualified technician if damaged. Invacare® Tracer® SX5 Wheelchair 60 Part No. 1110550

8 TROUBLESHOOTING/MAINTENANCE 5. Periodically adjust wheel locks in correlation to tire wear. Refer to Adjusting Patient Operated Wheel Locks on page 63. 1 Tire wear is excessive if: • Pneumatic Tires - there is missing tread or the tires are bald. • Urethane Tires - there are cuts, surface defects or the tires are loose on the rims. • Rubber Tires - 30% or more of the tire has worn away. Invacare recommends that rear wheel tire/tube and caster tire/tube be replaced every five years. 6. Periodically check handrims to ensure they are secured to the rear wheels. If loose, have them tightened by a qualified technician. 7. Periodically check caster wheel bearings to make sure they are clean and free from moisture. Use a Teflon® lubricant if necessary. 8. Check upholstery for sagging, rips or tears. 9. Clean upholstery with mild soap and water. 10. Hand grips should be checked monthly for wear/looseness/deterioration. Clean if desired. Replace if looseness or deterioration is found. Replacing/Repairing Rear Wheel Tire/Tube L• WARNING Replacement of solid urethane tires is not recommended. If the solid urethane tire needs repaired, Invacare recommends replacing the complete wheel assembly. Replacement of rear wheel tube must be performed by a qualified technician. Replacing/Repairing Caster Tire/Tube L• WARNING Replacement of solid urethane or semi-pneumatic tires is not recommended. If the solid urethane or semi-pneumatic tires need replaced, Invacare recommends replacing complete caster assembly. For pneumatic tires, replacement of the tube must be performed by a qualified technician. Part No. 1110550 61 Invacare® Tracer® SX5 Wheelchair

9 SERVICE 9 Service ! IMPORTANT This section of the user manual provides service instructions for this product. All procedures in this section MUST be performed by a qualified technician/dealer. For any service requirements beyond these procedures contact Invacare. For a list of parts or part numbers contact your dealer/Invacare. DO NOT return product without first contacting your dealer/Invacare for shipping and packing instructions. If necessary, contact Invacare for a list of dealers. L• DANGER Risk of Death, Serious Injury or Damage Use of incorrect or improper replacement (service) parts may cause death, serious injury, or damage. Replacement parts MUST match original Invacare parts. ALWAYS provide the wheelchair serial number to assist in ordering the correct replacement parts. L• WARNING Risk of Serious Injury A non-qualified technician performing service procedures on this wheelchair can result in serious injury. A qualified technician MUST perform all procedures in this section of the manual. L• WARNING Unless otherwise noted, all service and adjustment should be performed while the wheelchair is unoccupied. After ANY adjustments, repair or service and BEFORE use, make sure all attaching hardware is tightened securely - otherwise injury or damage may result. Invacare® Tracer® SX5 Wheelchair 62 Part No. 1110550

9 SERVICE 1 TOOLS: Performing procedures in this section may require the use of tools including: Flat blade and philips head screwdrivers, standard and or metric socket set/wrenches, torque wrench, hex (Allen) keys and side cutters. 9.1 Replacing Heel Loop 1 For this procedure, refer to FIGURE 1 on page 64. 1. Pull the cam lock lever up to unlocked position. 2. Perform one of the following: • Footplates with Spring Buttons (Detail "A"): i. Push in the release buttons and remove the footplate assembly from the front rigging support. • Bolt-In-Place Footplates (Detail "B"): 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. Part No. 1110550 63 Invacare® Tracer® SX5 Wheelchair

9 SERVICE 8. Perform one of the following: • Footplates With Spring Buttons (Detail "A"): i. Ensure that the release buttons fully protrude from holes on both sides of the upper footrest support. • Bolt-In-Place Footplates (Detail "B"): i. From assembly. the outside of the swingaway front rigging, insert the threaded rivet through both the front rigging support and the footplate 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. DETAIL “A” DETAIL “B” Mounting ScrewFootplates with Spring Buttons Bolt-in-Place Footplates Spacer Cam Lock Front Rigging Support Front Rigging SupportFront Rigging Support Threaded LeverHeel Release Button Threaded Button Head Rivet Screw Rivet Loop Slide Footplate Adjustment Holes Assembly Cam Lock Inside of Lever Swingaway Tube Cam Lock Lever Front Rigging Adjustment Hole Footplate Assembly Footplate Assembly Outside of Swingaway Front Rigging Locknut Footplate FIGURE 1 Replacing Heel Loop Invacare® Tracer® SX5 Wheelchair 64 Part No. 1110550

9 SERVICE 9.2 Replacing the Flip-Back Armrest L• WARNING DO NOT operate or replace flip-back armrest when wheelchair is folded - otherwise injury or damage may result. Ensure armrest is securely locked into arm socket and armrest release button locks into place before using. 1. Push down on front of armrest to ensure it is fully seated in front socket. 1 This step is needed to prevent the release button from hanging up on the socket. 2. Press in armrest release button located on armrest front tube. 3. Remove hex screw, spacer and locknut securing the EXISTING armrest and insert to the wheelchair frame. 4. Remove the EXISTING armrest from frame. 5. Inspect rear tube of new armrest to ensure insert is properly installed with mounting holes aligned. 6. If not properly aligned, rotate the insert using a flat screwdriver to align the mounting holes. Armrest Mounting Bracket Armrest Rear Tube Armrest Rear Armrest Release Button Tube (Front or Back of the Hex Screw Armrest Front Armrest Front Tube) Nut Inside of Chair Tube Arm Socket Spacer FIGURE 2 Replacing the Flip-Back Armrest Part No. 1110550 65 Invacare® Tracer® SX5 Wheelchair

9 SERVICE 9.3 Installing/Removing the Back Canes 1 Reverse this procedure to remove the back canes. 1. Remove the hex screw and locknut from the bottom of one back cane. Outside of Back Cane 2. Position threaded insert into the bottom of each back cane with nut Wheelchair facing the outside of the wheelchair and aligned with the mounting Threaded Insert hole in the bottom of the back cane. Nut 3. Insert the back cane into the mounting hole in the wheelchair frame. Hex Screw 4. Position the hex screw through the wheelchair frame, back cane, and threaded insert. 1 The hex screw should be inserted from the inside of the wheelchair frame. Locknut 5. Torque the hex screw to 60-80 inch pounds. Wheelchair 6. Install the locknut onto the hex screw. Secure the hex screw to prevent Frame Inside of Wheelchair it from backing out and torque the locknut to 60-80 inch pounds. FIGURE 3 Replacing the Flip-Back Armrest Invacare® Tracer® SX5 Wheelchair 66 Part No. 1110550

9 SERVICE 9.4 Replacing Seat Upholstery 1. Remove the mounting screws and washers that secure the existing seat upholstery to the crossbraces. Seat Upholstery 2. Remove the existing seat upholstery from the crossbraces. 3. Install new seat upholstery by reversing STEPS 1-2. Mounting Screw WashersCrossbrace FIGURE 4 Adjusting Seat Depth 9.5 Replacing Back Upholstery - Non-Recliner Frame Style 1. Remove the eight mounting screws and washers that secure the existing back upholstery to the back canes. Washers Back Upholstery 2. Remove existing back upholstery from the back canes. 3. Ensure positioning of seat positioning strap (if used). Refer to Installing the Seat Positioning Strap on page 86. 4. Securely tighten the new back upholstery to the back canes with the phillips screws and washers.The following chart determines the number of mounting screws for each seat depth. Mounting Screws Washers FIGURE 5 Adjusting Seat Depth Part No. 1110550 67 Invacare® Tracer® SX5 Wheelchair

9 SERVICE 9.6 Replacing the Headrest/Back Upholstery - Recliner Frame Style Headrest Upholstery 1. Remove the headrest pillow. Refer to Replacing the Headrest Pillow on page 46. Headrest Upholstery Mounting 2. Remove the six mounting screws that secure the headrest Headrest Screws upholstery to the headrest extension tubes. Extension Tube 3. Secure new headrest upholstery onto headrest extension tubes with the existing six mounting screws. 4. Install headrest pillow. Refer to Replacing the Headrest Pillow on Back Upholstery page 46. Back Upholstery 1. Disengage one side of the spreader bar. Refer to Mounting Removing/Installing the Spreader Bar on page 47. 1 To remove and install the bottom two mounting screws of the back upholstery the wheelchair Back Cane Screws MUST be partially folded. Refer to Folding/Unfolding the Wheelchair on page 31. 2. Remove the twelve mounting screws that secure the back upholstery to the back canes. 3. Ensure positioning of seat positioning strap (if used). Refer to Installing the Seat Positioning Strap on page 86. 4. Secure new back upholstery to back canes with the existing twelve mounting screws. Securely tighten. FIGURE 6 Replacing the Headrest/Back Upholstery - Recliner Frame Style 5. Reengage spreader bar. Refer to Removing/Installing the Spreader Bar on page 47. Invacare® Tracer® SX5 Wheelchair 68 Part No. 1110550

9 SERVICE 9.7 Adjusting Seat Depth L• WARNING The seat depth, size/position of the front casters, size/position of the rear wheels, use of an anti-tipper model, as well as the user condition directly relate to the stability of the wheelchair. Any change to one or any combination of the seven may cause the wheelchair to decrease in stability. These adjustments MUST be performed by a qualified technician. 1. Remove the existing seat upholstery from the wheelchair. Refer to Replacing Seat Upholstery on page 67. 1 If adjusting the seat depth of the wheelchair, the seat upholstery MUST be changed as well. 2. Remove the two plug buttons from the ends of the crossbraces that are towards the front of the wheelchair. 1 The two plug buttons will be used in the ends of the seat extensions. Phillips Screws Seat Upholstery 3. Install the two seat extension tubes into the ends on the crossbraces. Line up the rear mounting hole of the seat extension Seat Extension Spacer tube with the second mounting hole from the end of the crossbrace. Crossbrace 4. Install the two seat extension spacers onto the two seat extension tubes. Plug Button Second Mounting Hole from End 5. Install the new seat upholstery onto the wheelchair. Make sure to line up the mounting holes in the seat extension tubes and seat Rear Mounting Hole extension spacers with the new seat upholstery. Refer to Replacing Seat Upholstery on page 67. Seat Extension Tube 6. Install plug buttons into the ends of the seat extension spacers. FIGURE 7 Adjusting Seat Depth Part No. 1110550 69 Invacare® Tracer® SX5 Wheelchair

9 SERVICE 9.8 Adjusting the Seat Width 1 For this procedure, refer to FIGURE 8 on page 71, FIGURE 9 on page 72, and FIGURE 10 on page 73. When adjusting the seat width of the wheelchair, the back and seat upholstery MUST be changed. If applicable, the headrest pillow and headrest upholstery MUST be changed as well. 1. Remove the existing back and seat upholstery from the wheelchair. Refer to Adjusting Seat Depth on page 67 and Replacing Seat Upholstery on page 67. 2. Remove the four button screws and locknuts that secure the two pivot links to the wheelchair frame and crossbraces. 3. Remove the two button screws, locknuts and crossbrace saddle that secures the bottom of the crossbrace to the wheelchair frame. Repeat for other crossbrace. 4. Remove the hex screw, coved washers, washers and locknut that secure the two crossbraces together. See Detail "B". 1 Note the orientation of the coved washers, washers and locknut for assembling the new crossbraces. See Detail "B". 5. Assemble the two new crossbraces together with the existing hex screw, coved washers, washers and locknut. Securely tighten. Refer to Detail "B" for hardware orientation. 6. Determine the correct pivot link and mounting hole to use with the desired seat width. See chart below. 7. Secure the pivot links to the crossbraces and wheelchair frame with the four button screws and locknuts. Securely tighten. 1 Position crossbrace saddle on wheelchair frame using the washer on the underside of the wheelchair frame as a reference. See Detail "A" for proper positioning of the crossbrace saddle. 8. Reinstall the two button screws, locknuts and crossbrace saddle that secures the bottom of the new crossbrace to the wheelchair frame. Refer to Detail "B" for hardware orientation. Repeat for opposite crossbrace. Securely tighten. 9. Install the new back and seat upholstery onto the wheelchair. Refer to Adjusting Seat Depth on page 67 and Replacing Seat Upholstery on page 67. Invacare® Tracer® SX5 Wheelchair 70 Part No. 1110550

9 SERVICE SEAT WIDTH PIVOT LINK 14 INCH 18 INCH 14 inch XX X DO NOT USE 16 INCH I 18 INCH 16 inch 18 inch DO NOT USE 20 INCH 22 INCH 20 inch 22 inch FIGURE 8 Adjusting the Seat Width Part No. 1110550 71 Invacare® Tracer® SX5 Wheelchair

9 SERVICE Crossbrace (STEPS 4,5) Button Screw (STEPS 2,7) Pivot Link (STEPS 2,7) Button Screw (STEPS 2,7) Locknut (STEPS 2,7) Locknut (STEPS 2,7) Locknut (STEPS 2,7) Crossbrace Saddle (STEPS 3,8) Button Screw (STEPS 2,7) Wheelchair Frame See Detail “A” See Detail “B” Invacare® Tracer® SX5 Wheelchair 72 Part No. 1110550 Button Screw (STEPS 3,8) Locknut Crossbrace (STEPS 3,8) Saddle (STEPS 3,8) FIGURE 9 Adjusting the Seat Width 9 SERVICE DETAIL “A” Wheelchair Frame Coved Washer Washers Washers DETAIL “B” Washer Locknut Crossbrace Saddle FIGURE 10 Adjusting the Seat Width Coved Washer Coved Washer Washer

Part No. 1110550 73 Invacare® Tracer® SX5 Wheelchair Washer Crossbraces Coved Washers DETAIL “B” - CROSSBRACE HARDWARE (STEPS 4,5) Hex Screw 9 SERVICE 9.9 Removing/Installing Rear Wheels - Permanent Axles L• WARNING Only a qualified technician may change the size of the rear wheel or the seat-to-floor height. If changing the size of the rear wheel or a change in the seat-to-floor height is desired, this procedure MUST be performed by a qualified technician. Make sure both rear wheels are the same size and are installed into the same respective mounting hole before using the wheelchair, otherwise injury may occur. Non-Recliner Frame Style 1 If replacing the same size rear wheel, note the mounting position on the wheelchair frame for proper reinstallation of the new rear wheel. 1. Remove the dust cap (SA Frame only), hex screw, washer (SA Frame only), spacer (if installed) and locknut that secure the rear Rear Wheel Axle Mounting Axle wheel to the wheelchair frame. Washer 1 The spacer is used on wheelchairs with removable arms only. Locknut (SA Frame ONLY) Wheelchair 2. Repeat STEP 1 for the opposite rear wheel if desired. Dust Cap Frame 3. To reinstall the rear wheel(s) onto the wheelchair, reverse STEPS (SA Frame ONLY) 1-2 and torque locknut to 40 ft.-lbs. 4. Adjust wheel locks. Refer to Adjusting Patient Operated Wheel Locks on page 50. Hex Screw Spacer (Wheelchairs with Removable Arms ONLY) FIGURE 11 Removing/Installing Rear Wheels - Permanent Axles - Non-Recliner Frame Style Invacare® Tracer® SX5 Wheelchair 74 Part No. 1110550 9 SERVICE Recliner Frame Style L• WARNING Mount the rear wheels in the Rear Wheel Offset Rearward Mounting Position Bracket ONLY. NEVER reposition the rear wheels to the forward position, as stability of the Rear Wheel Forward Mounting Positions (DO NOT USE) wheelchair will decrease, and injury or damage Offset Bracket may result. Removing 1. Note mounting position of existing rear wheel. 2. Remove the axle mounting screw and locknut that secure the Locknut Rear Wheel existing rear wheel and spacer to the wheel offset bracket. 3. Remove the existing rear wheel from wheel offset bracket. Rear Wheel Installing Offset Bracket Axle 1. Secure the new/existing rear wheel and spacer to wheel offset bracket with axle mounting screw and locknut. Torque locknut to Mounting Screw 40 in-lbs. 2. Adjust wheel locks. Refer to Adjusting the Clamp-On Wheel Locks Spacer on page 51. FIGURE 12 Removing/Installing Rear Wheels - Permanent Axles - Recliner Frame Style Part No. 1110550 75 Invacare® Tracer® SX5 Wheelchair 9 SERVICE 9.10 Replacing Rear Wheel Handrim L• WARNING If the wheelchair is equipped with permanent axles, this procedure MUST be performed by a qualified technician. 1. Remove the rear wheel from the wheelchair. Refer to Removing/Installing Rear Wheels - Quick Release Axle Only on Rear Wheel page 40 or Removing/Installing Rear Wheels - Permanent Axles on Mounting page 74. Handrim Screw 2. Remove the mounting screws that secure the handrim to rear wheel. 3. Remove the existing handrim. 4. Secure the new handrim to the rear wheel with mounting screws. Tighten securely. 5. Reinstall rear wheel to the wheelchair. Refer to Removing/Installing Rear Wheels - Quick Release Axle Only on page 40 or Removing/Installing Rear Wheels - Permanent Axles on page 74. FIGURE 13 Replacing Rear Wheel Handrim Invacare® Tracer® SX5 Wheelchair 76 Part No. 1110550 9 SERVICE 9.11 Installing/Replacing Six/Eight Inch Front Casters/Forks L• WARNING Make sure both fork/caster assemblies are the Non-recliner Non-recliner Wheelchairs under Wheelchairs under 20 Inches Wide same size before using the wheelchair, otherwise injury may occur. 20 to 22 Inches Wide and recliner models 1 This procedure can be performed if replacing the exact same size front caster. Dust Cover Locknut 1. Remove the dust cover. 2. Remove the locknut and nylon washer (if present) that secures the fork to the caster headtube. Nylon Washer (If Present) 3. Drop the fork assembly out of the caster headtube. Caster Headtube 1 If caster tire/tube replacement is desired, refer to Replacing/Repairing Caster Tire/Tube on page 61. Fork Stem Washer Fork Assembly 4. Slide the new fork assembly into the caster headtube. 5. Reassemble by reversing STEPS 1-3. 6. Repeat STEPS 1-5 for the opposite fork assembly. FIGURE 14 Installing/Replacing Six/Eight Inch Front Casters/Forks 7. Adjust the forks. Refer to Adjusting Forks on page 78. Part No. 1110550 77 Invacare® Tracer® SX5 Wheelchair 9 SERVICE 9.12 Adjusting Forks 1. 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. E. Repeat STEPS C-D until wheels swing once to one-side, then IMMEDIATELY rest in a downward position. 2. Test wheelchair for maneuverability. 3. Readjust locknuts if necessary, and repeat STEPS 1-2 until correct. 4. Snap dust cover over the locknut and stem. 9.13 Replacing Front Casters L• WARNING Make sure both front casters are the same size and are 6 or 8-inch Fork installed into the same respective mounting hole before using the wheelchair, otherwise injury may occur. Hex Screw 1 Note the mounting position on the fork assembly for proper reinstallation of the new front caster. 1. Remove the hex screw, washers and locknut that secure the front caster to the fork. Washer (if applicable) Washer (if applicable) 1 Washers are only used with 8 inch casters with precision bearings. 2. To reinstall the new front caster onto the fork, reverse step 1. FIGURE 15 Replacing Front Casters Invacare® Tracer® SX5 Wheelchair 78 Part No. 1110550 Locknut Front Caster 9 SERVICE 9.14 Changing Seat-to-Floor Height 1 For this procedure, refer to FIGURE 16 on page 80 and FIGURE 17 on page 81. L• WARNING The seat depth, size/position of the front casters, size/position of the rear wheels, use of an anti-tipper model, as well as the user condition directly relate to the stability of the wheelchair. Any change to one or any combination of the seven may cause the wheelchair to decrease in stability. These adjustments MUST be performed by a qualified technician. Seat-to-floor heights have specific positions depending on rear wheel size, rear wheel position, front caster size and front caster position. These adjustments MUST be performed by a qualified technician. If changing the seat-to-floor height the correct anti-tippers MUST be ordered to maintain a 11/2 to 2 inch ground clearance. 1. Refer to one of the following charts to determine mounting positions for front casters/forks and rear wheels for the desired obtainable seat-to-floor height: A. Adult/Hemi Frame Style - FIGURE 16 on page 80. B. Recliner Frame Style - FIGURE 17 on page 81. 2. Remove the rear wheels from the wheelchair. Refer to Removing/Installing Rear Wheels - Quick Release Axle Only on page 40 or Removing/Installing Rear Wheels - Permanent Axles on page 74. 3. If necessary, replace the front casters and forks with the casters and forks indicated in the chart. Refer to replacing front casters and installing/replacing fork assemblies in section 7 of this manual. 4. Reinstall the rear wheels onto the wheelchair in the mounting position indicated in the chart. Refer to Removing/Installing Rear Wheels - Quick Release Axle Only on page 40 or Removing/Installing Rear Wheels - Permanent Axles on page 74. 5. Adjust anti-tippers according to new seat-to-floor height. Refer to Adjusting Anti-Tippers on page 56. Part No. 1110550 79 Invacare® Tracer® SX5 Wheelchair 9 SERVICE Non-Recliner Frame Style L• WARNING 20-22 Wide (300 lb. weight limitation) Wheelchairs only: 8 x 13/4 inch semi-pneumatic front casters MUST be installed. DO NOT replace with any other size/style front caster. Otherwise, injury or damage may occur. 6-INCH FRONT CASTERS 8-INCH FRONT CASTERS SEAT-TO-FLOOR FRONT CASTER REAR HEIGHT MOUNTING WHEEL (IN INCHES) POSITION SIZE FIGURE 16 Changing Seat-to-Floor Height - Non-Recliner Frame Style Invacare® Tracer® SX5 Wheelchair 80 Part No. 1110550 REAR WHEEL MOUNTING POSITION SEAT-TO-FLOOR HEIGHT (IN INCHES) FRONT CASTER MOUNTING POSITION REAR WHEEL SIZE REAR WHEEL MOUNTING POSITION 15 1/2 TOP 20 inch TOP 17 1/2 TOP 20 inch BOTTOM 16 1/2 MIDDLE 22 inch TOP 17 1/2 TOP 24 inch TOP 17 1/2 BOTTOM 24 inch TOP 18 1/2 MIDDLE 22 inch BOTTOM 17 1/2 BOTTOM 20 inch BOTTOM 19 1/2 BOTTOM 24 inch BOTTOM Rear Wheel Mounting Positions - Adult/Hemi Top 6 or 8-Inch Fork Mounting Positions Frame Style Bottom Top Middle Bottom


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