What is a freewheel lever and how do I use it?

When engaged, freewheel levers put your power wheelchair or scooter into "neutral" to allow your mobility device to be pushed. Your mobility device is most likely equipped with two manual freewheel levers, labeled either locked or unlocked.

Whenever you need or want someone to push your device for short distances instead of using the motor, put your chair into freewheel mode by pushing the levers into the unlocked position. Push down firmly on the manual freewheel levers to the locked position to reengage the drive system and the brake system. Watch the video below for more information on how the freewheel function on your power wheelchair works:

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