Equipment: Hillrom - Totalcare P1900
Bed deck does not want to raise
RE: Bed Report Post
Its an isolated, $20 at home depot
Mobil dte24, Texaco rando HD 32, shell tellus32.
Any of those are equivalents
I don't think you have a fluid issue, I can send you the service manual, whats your email?
Also, where are you located, If your in my area I'd be happy to come help you free of charge. We could all use some good karma
That is a very thoughful and generous offer. I am located in Northeast Tennessee.
I come from a very DIY family , so even if I'm not near you, Any suggestions you could give would be very much listened to and appreciated.
I have downloaded a manual for the make and model of bed and I'm curently familarizing myself with it's parts and functions.
It sounds like you could have air in the cylinders/hydraulic system (was the bed put up on end duing transport?). do any other functions work correctly,do you hear gurgleing sounds when running the bed up? the manual will tell you to bleed the hydraulic system to ie; run each function all the way up then hold that function for another 20 seconds try that then recheck fluid level, if not that and if only the hi-low is not operating you likely have a stuck pilot valve on the manafold that would need to be replaced (look for label on top of fluid reservoir) replacing the valve not a easy task.
also it is a MUST to securely support the bed (brace both of the hi-low cylinders) before opening anything in/on the hydraulic system Hill- rom makes and set of braces just for this.
wish you well,
I'll check back when I can
It could be the plunger or solenoid on the manifold that controls all the motors and hydraulics. I would go that route just because its easier to replace and more cost effective. I hope that helps you if you need any more help you can always email me at email@example.com
We work on these beds all the time.
I may be missing some replies, as the main page is showing that there are 5 replies to my post but when I click on the link there is only one reply from Chris-CBET asking for my location.