Is my brand new walker doomed for an early demise?
Hello John! What makes you think you brand new walker isn't working for you?
Great question. When the walker and I begins one of our trips it reminds me of the sounds one might hear aboard The USS Gerald Ford. Will it last until this trip ends or will my weight (still under the maximum) cause the walker to buckle...?
You don't mention John where you purchased the walker. Perhaps you can call them with questions. I don't think your walker should be making noise nor should you be be fearful that it may collapse. If you go to physical therapy perhaps the therapists can help you figure it out--they usually go above and beyond to get things right for their patients. Maybe you have some sand or gravel in the wheel area or a spray of WD40 on the wheels might help but that is only a guess. I wish I could tell you more about walkers but every walker I have ever encountered has worked effortlessly with no noise.
I chose to question the basic concept of walkers and not on brand names or local celebrities. Of the walkers I encountered in therapy, not one had any loose screws (just me). Different folks have suggested that metal to metal parts will eventually begin to rub together and subsequently fail. It even sounds logical ro me, but then again...
For now, I send my thanks to the persons attempting to settle my hesitancies for future failures brought about by metal to metal failures. Right now, it works for my present needs. Tomorrow plus the unknown X will be different. Onward to the seller's site seeking a fefund.