HF Lift Table Issues

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by bighog85, Jan 12, 2018.

  1. bighog85

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    So I just bought a lift table from HF and it is already not working. I made sure the jack had fluid, I bled it per the instructions and I don't see any leaks but I can only get it to go up about half way. It doesn't lower itself, even with the bike on it overnight. Any suggestions?
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  2. ozmoses

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    return it,walk away wiser.
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  3. Boatman

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    Sounds like the fluid isn't full.
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  4. JimVonBaden

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    Definitely needs bleeding. Mine is 10 years old and used weekly. It works great!
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  5. bighog85

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    I've checked the fluid, it wasn't full when I got it but I topped it off and checked it since then and it is still full. Is there another way to bleed it other than what the manual says, holding the release lever while pumping the lift arm?
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  6. bighog85

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    Ya, I'm thinking that's what I'll do if I don't find an easy solution. I've seen guys spend hours modifying these things and I'm just not willing to do that.
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  7. JimVonBaden

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    Did you lift it loaded or unloaded? The first few times you need to have at least an additional 100 pounds on it. Also, don't forget to lube the joints.

    You can return it, then pay double for a used Handy that may die next week.
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  8. 3shot

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    bleed, if you made sure there was enough fluid, you probably introduced air.... keep bleeding it.

    * i did the same thing
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  9. bighog85

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    I didn’t have anything on it at first but then I put my bike on to see if it would go up at all. It did but still stopped. I read a review from a guy that said over the course of a week he was able to get it to slowly lift, as in leaving it as high as it would go and then every day he could get another pump or two. Eventually he got it all the way up and it has worked ever since. I’m trying that now.

    I’ve bled it a lot but I suppose it may require more. If my above plan doesn’t work I’ll try it again.
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  10. anotherguy

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    If you decide to go elsewhere I've used these extensively and they are = to Handy.

    DirectLift
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  11. bighog85

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    So oddly enough this plan seems to be working. I raised it another pump yesterday which was all it would do. Then this morning it went from there almost all the way up, probably 15-20 more pumps. Is this just another form of bleeding it or just plain witchcraft? Explanations?
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  12. lnewqban

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    If you cannot lower it with the bike on it, then somehow you are not being able to open the valve that keeps closed the internal conduct that by-passes the check valve (allowing fluid to freely flow from cylinder back to reservoir).



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  13. JimVonBaden

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    Yup, it is pressure bleeding.
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  14. bighog85

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    Sweet, I’ll take it
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