If you have a lazyboy recliner that is mounted to the right side of your home, but you would like it on the left side, then this article will show you how to change the handle on a lazyboy recliner so it swings towards the left.
This post will also provide additional tips for those who are looking for answers about how to install a lazyboy recliner in their home.
Steps on Changing the Handle on a LazyBoy Recliner to the Left Side
Remove the old handle first. You may need to loosen and then remove screws holding it in place before you can lift out the handle assembly completely
Take a new left-hand side (or right) door stop from your hardware store, cut off one end with scissors so that it fits inside of the hole on either side of the arm.
Using the screwdriver, attach it to both sides of the arm by tightening screws onto each side
Now find a new handle and install it on your recliner in place of the old one. You will need two wood screws with washers for this part. Tighten them into place as tightly as you can
The Lazy Boy is now ready to be used on the left side.
What is Lazy Boy Recliner?
Lazy Boy recliners are made by La-Z-Boy Inc., a company that specializes in high-quality furniture. The first Lazy Boy chair was manufactured in 1948 and the company has grown to offer many different types of chairs, couches, sofas, ottomans, loveseats, and other pieces of furniture for the home.
The company is widely known for its recliners and offers many different types to choose from. They offer traditional styles, power motion chairs, petite size reclining furniture, and more!
They also offer a variety of upholstery fabrics as well as leathers in both two-tone colors or simple black with white stitching that is easy to maintain.
Lazy Boy offers a variety of styles and colors for their recliners, so it’s not difficult to find one that will fit your needs!
How do you Replace a Handle on a Recliner?
First, locate the screws that hold the old handle to your recliner and remove them. Remove any staples or nails from the back of your chair where you removed the old handle as well.
Next, measure how long you would like your new handle to be and cut it with a saw so that it is an inch or two longer than the old handle.
Then, lay your new handle in place and drill a hole through both sides of it (it doesn’t matter if you use a pilot or not) so that you can screw it onto each side. You might need to pull back the upholstery on one side of your chair with an open-ended wrench to get your drill in the right spot.
Finally, screw on each side of the handle so that it is nice and tight! You’re all done! If you need help remembering how high or low you set the new handle for your chair, make sure to add some type of markers like a small piece of tape or a piece of paper.
How do You Fix a Reclining Lever?
If the handle on your recliner is simply stuck in an upright position, try jiggling it to free it before you attempt any repairs. If that doesn’t work, then check the screws or bolts holding the lever together and tighten them with a screwdriver until they are flush with their corresponding metal pieces. This should release any tension that may have been causing the handle to be stuck.
How do you Change a Reclining Lever?
If your chair’s handle is broken, then most likely it will need replacing with a new one from the manufacturer or a third-party retailer like Amazon. If you don’t want to replace it and just want to change it to the left side, you’ll need two screwdrivers and a new handle that is designed for use on the left-hand side.
Remove screws from the old lever using one of the drivers, then place them in corresponding holes on another side after removing any plastic or metal covering. Place screws back into original position while holding new part in place.
Tighten screws to secure the handle in place and use another screwdriver to remove any excess plastic or metal pieces on either side of the lever if needed.
Can a Recliner be Repaired?
Yes, a recliner can be repaired. If the problem is just with one of the levers (i.e., it still functions when pulled from either side) then you can probably order a new handle that will fit on your left-hand lever and fix the problem quickly without having to replace any parts or spend too much money. However, if the issue is with a broken spring or another part of the recliner that cannot be repaired, then you will need to replace it instead.
How do I Repair my Recliner?
If your problem is just with one of the levers (i.e., they still work when pulled from either side) then you can probably order a new handle that will fit the left-hand lever and fix the problem quickly without having to replace any parts or spend too much money.
However, if your issue is with a broken spring or another part of the recliner that cannot be repaired then you need to replace it instead.