October 15th, 2017

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Non-specialists repairing an electric wheelchair?

For a detail in a story I'm writing, does anyone know how likely it is for someone with general electronics engineering skills to be able to fix a shorted-out electric wheelchair? I need to know if the dad of one of the protag's friends could repair it or if they'd need to get it repaired/replaced by their medical insurance or whatever.

As to research done before this, admittedly none, because I have no clue what to Google in this case.

Don't know if it's relevant, but the story takes place in the modern era (not sure if 2017, or one or two years earlier/later, but in that range), in Oregon.

Edit: Yeah, this was posted months ago but only recently released by the mods, and I got the answers I needed elsewhere in that time. Thanks anyway.