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Old 12-08-2014, 04:44 PM
 
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Old 12-09-2014, 04:57 PM
 
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Problem could be as simple as damaged guide rollers, a normal wear & tear part. A decent mechanic can replace them easily. Other potential problems could be more expensive and dangerous. Does NYC have city/state elevator inspection regulations? If so you might be able to secretly report the potentially dangerous situation. The building should invest in an elevator service contract. This would help prevent elevator breakdowns, lower cost for repairs, and a savings on building insurance. Reliable elevator service will help to keep and attract renters. I work at a hospital with 21 elevators in the main building alone. In-house maintenance test the emergency call box, lights (buttons, floor indicator, & direction indicator), floor level at each floor going up & down, and for anything unusual or dangerous. We do this monthly. Minor problems are placed in elevator mechanic inbox. Major issues vary. For the more serious we'll turn it off and call the elevator company for service right away. Some we'll turn off and call it in for normal workday repair. I've shut down elevators during monthly inspections for safety. All buildings with elevators should test monthly and get service contract.
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Old 12-09-2014, 05:02 PM
 
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Hollywood. So many mistakes. I can believe some panicked people will try to take the elevator in an earthquake. There are safety features that would lock brakes to prevent falling once it reaches a certain speed. Traction elevators use a counterweight. If all safeties fail, the car will move up, not down.
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