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12 reasons your standing desk is stuck & how to fix it

2021-08-06 12:50   Үл хөдлөх зарна   Улаанбаатар   5 views

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Everyone loves using technology up until it stops working, and if you landed on this article, you’re standing desk isn’t working and you’re not exactly feeling the love.

Given the fact that the desk has electrical components, at one some point, it’s normal that you experience a hiccup. The most common issue is that the electric sit stand desk stops going up or going down. The desk just becomes stuck. 

In this blog, I’m going to share the most common reasons a standing desk won’t go up or down and how to fix it. Keep reading to find out how to get your desk back in working condition, and standing desk controller is usually used.. 

Why your standing desk won’t go up & how to fix it


1. Object is in the way

You may have something that’s mounted above the desk that’s stopping it from traveling upwards. The typical culprits are mounted shelves, cabinets, or artwork.

As a safety measure, many standing desks have a collision detection feature that prevents the desk from hitting another object. When it detects an object in the way, the table will stop moving upwards and then slightly move down, giving you room to remove whatever is in the way.

How to fix this

Check for any items above your standing desk parts that may be getting in the way, and remove them.


2. Standing desk lost power

This typically happens for one of two reasons: the desk was temporarily unplugged and plugged back in OR the outlet lost power.

In many cases, when a standing desk loses and then regains power, it automatically goes into reset mode. While being in reset mode, a sit stand desk can only travel downwards.

How to fix this

To get your table to move up, you must complete a manual reset on the table.


3. The legs are uneven

Over time, the legs on a standing desk with two (or more) motors can become a bit uneven.

If the motors don’t have a good self-locking mechanism, the motor and spindle can turn when it’s supposed to maintain its height position. While one motor may turn, the second will either remain still or turn more/less than the first motor. Now, the motors are out of sync and your desk is uneven.

Once the desks become uneven, one of two things can happen.

1.) The standing desk control box (the brains of the desk) finally recognizes that the legs are at different heights and it will stop moving up to prevent any more damage to the desk. 


2.) The control box isn’t sophisticated enough to recognize the issue, and the desk will continue to move up and down until there’s too much friction within the leg columns, get stuck, and stop moving.

How to fix this

The desk must do a complete reset in order for the leg to be realigned and even.


4. Too much weight on the desk

Every height adjustable table has a maximum lifting capacity. If your desk is trying to support too much weight, an overload can occur. The desk is saying “this is too much work for me to go higher,” and to protect its components, it shuts off. 

How to fix this

To fix this, just remove some of the weight from your desk. Once you take off enough weight, the desk should automatically turn back on and begin functioning as normal. There’s typically no need for a manual reset.

To help prevent this from happening again, research the lifting capacity of your standing desk. Pay special attention to whether that number is base only or base + worksurface. For example, if the manufacturer states “Total Lifting Capacity Base Only: 325 lbs,” that means whatever you put on top of the base (worksurface, monitors, keyboard tray, etc.) cannot exceed 325 lbs.


5. The control box cycles out

A table’s control box, including Single-Motor Standing Desk Control BoxDual-Motor Standing Desk Control Box, and Three-Motor Standing Desk Control Box, can only go up and down so many times before it needs to rest. This is something that’s referred to as the Duty Cycle. The Duty cycle tells us the maximum amount of time the control box can be active (moving the desk up or down) and how long it needs to be inactive (in its rest stage).

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