Are you tired of dealing with the broken springs on a recliner? If so, this blog post will teach how to replace a spring. We’ll start by explaining how the springs work and how they can become damaged or broken.
Next, we’ll go over how to find the right replacement springs for your chair. Finally, we give step-by-step instructions on how to remove and install those new parts!
Steps on Replacing a Broken Spring on a Recliner
Step 1. The broken spring on my recliner had been driving me crazy. I was always terrified of sitting in it because if I did so, then I would inevitably end up on the floor. Sure, I could have bought a new recliner but how was I supposed to afford that?
Instead of buying an entirely new chair, I decided to find out how much it would cost to replace just one spring and then fix my current chair myself!
Step 2. Open the recliner: The first thing I needed to do was open my recliner so that I could access how springs work.
Step 3. Find a replacement spring: The next step was finding a replacement for the broken spring. Luckily, there are plenty of online retailers who sell replacements for all sorts of furniture pieces including those with springs!
Step 4. Replace it: Once you find the right replacement, the process of replacing it is fairly straightforward. You’ll need a Phillips head screwdriver and some pliers to remove the old spring from your chair; you then attach the new one in its place before reassembling everything how it was originally.
Step 5. Adjustment: After I fixed my broken recliner with a replacement spring, I realized how important it is to make sure that everything is properly aligned and adjusted.
Tips: Here are some tips for how to maintain a recliner with springs in good working order:
Recline your chair as much as you can before putting any weight on the back of the chair. This will help relieve pressure from your springs.
Cover the springs with a protective sheet to keep them from getting dirty or rusting over time and create squeaking noises when they’re no longer covered by the fabric.
Pro Tip: If your recliner is still making noise after replacing the spring, it may be because of nearby obstructions that are preventing airflow in and out of your springs. Remove any obstructions, and your spring replacements should work fine!
How to Prevent Recliner Spring Damage
- Cover Springs with Protective Sheet.
- Recline Chair as Much as Possible before Putting Weight on Back of Chair.
- Place Objects Under Leg Parts to Prevent Unnecessary Movement and Damage.
The Importance of Maintaining Your Recliner:
- If you have a reclining chair in your home, it is important to keep the springs in working order.
- Not only does this ensure you will have a safe and comfortable chair, but also helps avoid any future accidents or injury from an old spring that has been weakened with age.
- When replacing broken recliner springs, make sure they are replaced quickly so no further damage can be done.
- If you need to change how your chair reclines, it is best to contact an experienced technician for help so as not further damage the springs and cause them to break even more quickly.
How to Vacuum a Recliner
Step 1. When it comes to how you clean your recliner, the first thing that people think of is vacuuming. The problem with this idea is that when a vacuum cleaner gets too close to spring coils or any other kind of cables, it can get caught in them and break.
This would result not only in an expensive repair but also a ruined vacuum cleaner if the coils or cables break and somehow get wrapped around it.
Step 2. The best way to clean your recliner is by drying wet spills as soon as they happen, using upholstery cleaners for dry stains, vacuuming once per month (as long as you don’t have any loose springs), and removing hair and other debris from the recliner about once a day.
Step 3. If you do have any loose springs, they must be replaced before they can break and cause more damage to your chair or inconvenience for you!
How to Lubricate a Recliner
One of the easiest ways to maintain a recliner is by lubricating it. Lubrication reduces friction, which prolongs how long your chair will last and how well it functions.
#1. You can take your doorbell off its hinges so that you have access to all sides of the recliner without moving or lifting anything heavy; this is how you do it.
#2. You can use WD-40 or a silicone spray, like the kind used for eyeglasses and bike chains. Be careful not to get anything in your recliner’s upholstery or on its motor!
#3. Spray some lubricant onto the entire surface of both sides of each spring before replacing them.
#4. Remember how the springs were before you removed them from your recliner by noting how they were seated in their slots and how low or high off the ground they protruded at each end.