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How To Deal With a Chain Jam On a Hand Chain Hoist?

25th. March, 2024

Hand chain hoist in the process of work may encounter pulling the chain when stuck, resulting in the hoist does not work without lifting the situation. This type of problem is the hand chain hoist chain jam. What is the cause of the chain of the hand chain hoist jam? How to deal with such problems after they occur? Read on for more information.

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Hand chain hoist chain jam causes

1. In the case of lifting chain has deformation continue to use if the lifting chain deformation and the original guide wheel continue to contact will be stuck.

2. The lifting chain is not smooth before use, causing the chain to screw the chain to lift, the chain is stuck on top of the parts.

3. Improper operation of the user causes deformation of hoist cover shell, squeezing inward, causing deformation of internal parts. When the guide wheel is affected by the deformation will directly affect the operation of the chain, resulting in chain jamming and other failures.

4. After use, the hand chain hoist is placed with the hand, the chain into the hand chain hoist guide wheel, in use when not removed in a timely manner, so that the pull drive chain will cause the lifting chain to jammed.



1. The hand chain should be repaired or scrapped immediately after the deformation of the lifting chain of the hand chain.

2. Before using the hand chain hoist should be hung vertically to see if the lifting chain is knotted, screw the chain, smooth the chain before use.

3. After use should find a bracket to hang the hand chain hoist, can not be placed at random. Should also be regularly coated with lubricant on the lifting chain to avoid oxidation or rusting of the lifting chain.


Be wary of the wrong use

1. Arbitrarily pick up the manual hoist will be directly into use, so that due to some of the basic situations in advance we are not careful to understand the hand chain hoist, and the use of some of its check or oiling and other preparatory work before, resulting in its use of security greatly reduced.

2. After the use of its maintenance operations will not be taken down in a timely manner, or directly take down the random pile, which will lead to the use of inverted chain damage can not be repaired, thus laying a critical ambush for its next use.

3. Arbitrarily pull the hand-pull chain for lifting operations, so the chain, and even the entire safety of the use of hand chain hoist, are damaged, the correct operation is: within 30 degrees of deviation from the range of running pull, to be a heavy object is about to rise to a certain position, the uniform deceleration of the pulling operation.

How to Hang a Chain Hoist?

A chain hoist might become your best tool whenever it's time to raise heavy loads, it will assist you in lifting heavy objects with a minimum effort and it's a great tool to install in your garage to help you move an engine block or a generator. It's necessary to know that the element used to suspend the chain hoist is itself capable of handling the load of the chain hoist alongside the extra weight to be elevated, we suggest to have a minimum of double the capability.

How to install a chain hoist? You need to have a structural point determined. The purpose of the mount point is for suspension of the hoist from its hook or trolley. It's also used for the distribution of the load between the chain hoist's suspending strap and its hook. Hiring an expert to make the job in your garage may cost you a significant amount of money whereas installing it by yourself can be fairly simple if you follow our guide.

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How to install a fixed Chain Hoist

1. General Precautions

First, read and understand the manual of your fixed chain hoist. Carefully read and follow all the directions, safety instructions, and suggestions relating to chain hoist installation and its usage. It's necessary that you check and verify the strength of the structure to that you may be attaching the unit. Carefully examine the hooks, chains, pulleys, brakes and limit switch to make sure they are properly working and take away or repair the broken and exhausted components. The chains should be properly oiled. Don't attempt lifting the load that weighs over the capacity of the chain hoist as falling or dropping of its components will cause injury and property damage. Support the hoist adequately throughout the installation.

2. Installing the bolt shackle

Make sure you are using a rated bolt shackle, remove the bolt and fit it into the mounting point with the shackle. Tighten the nut back in place and make sure you replace the safety pin. Make sure the bolt shackle is resting on the bolt before installing the unit.

3. Suspension of the Chain Hoist

On the chain hoist, first, open the safety latch located on the top hook. Slide the hook onto the shackle in the direction you want the unit to be. Make sure you release the safety latch after the installation. It's important to confirm that the security latch isn't open, an open safety latch may result in slipping of the chain hoist from the shackle whereas the load is being raised.

4. Operational Checks

When you finish with the installation, test the chain hoist and ensure that is properly working. Test load the unit by raising and lowering the load a number of times before putting the unit on service, this may help you to detect and correct any defect or malfunction the setup may have.

The last thing to note! When the hand chain hoist card chain, please use the correct way to adjust. Strong pulling and tugging are prohibited! We are a Non-Sparking Chain Hoist supplier, please feel free to contact us if you need them.