2 Easy Steps on How to Connect Electric Recliner

In this blog post, we will talk about how to connect an electric recliner. We will also cover the benefits of using an electric recliner and how they work. Not only will this article help you learn how to connect one, but it can also teach you a lot more about them!


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How to Connect Electric Recliner

Step 1. Find the power cord that is plugged into an outlet on the wall. Unplug your recliner’s power cord from the wall outlet.

Step 2. It should be easy to find because it will have two or more wires that are plugged into the power cord on one end and attached to a plug that is inserted into the wall socket at the other, so unplugging can only mean removing this plug from its location.


Why is my Electric Recliner not Working?

Step One: There are many reasons why your electric recliner may not be working. It could have something to do with the power cord, but if you’re using a surge protector in between your wall outlet and the plug of your chair’s power cord, then it might just need resetting!

Step Two: Unplug Power Cord From Wall  Outlet

Step Three: Use a Phillips screwdriver to remove any screws from the back of your recliner, and make sure you’re turning it counter-clockwise.

Step Four: Find the wire that goes between the two boards on one side of the chair (should be in front), cut this wire with a pair of wire cutters, and then plug it back in.

Step Five: Cut the wire on the other side of your chair (should be behind) using a pair of wire cutters and put them back together.


Can Power Recliners be Operated Manually?

No, they can’t be.

If your power recliner isn’t operating properly and it doesn’t have a reset switch or if you don’t know where the plug is for your chair, then follow these steps:

Step One: Turn off the breaker in…your house! You might need to call an electrician.

Step Two: Make sure that the recliner is plugged into an outlet. If you’ve looked around and can’t find it, or if there’s a power cord coming out of your wall socket but no plug at the end, then follow this step to get started.

Step Three: Find two boards in front of your recliner. These boards are called “tiers”. The tier on the left will be higher than the one on the right, and they should have a wire running from each of them to your chair’s end posts

Step Four: Follow that wire with a pair of needle-nose pliers until you find two small screws at either end.

Step Five: Loosen these screws until the wire is loose and there’s enough room for it to rest on one of the two boards, then screw them back into place with a Phillips head screwdriver. You should now be able to plug in your recliner!


How do You Fix an Electric Recliner That Won’t Close?

Step One: Find the recliner’s power cord and detach it from its plug at the wall.

Step Two: Cut off any visible frays or other material that could cause a short circuit with household electricity, then reattach the cord to your chair’s baseboard using wire cutters.

Step Three: Look in front of the recliner and find a screw with a wire attached to it.

Step Four: Follow that wire with a pair of needle-nose pliers until you find two small screws at either end.

Step Five: Loosen these screws until the wire is loose and there’s enough room for it to rest on one of the screws.

Step Six: Tighten the screws on either end of the wire and reattach it to your baseboard using needle-nose pliers, then plug in your chair’s power cord at its new location. You should now be able to close and open your recliner!


How Much Does it Cost to Fix a Power Recliner?

A power recliner can be repaired with household tools for under $20.

It costs less than $20 to fix a broken power reclining chair!  Here’s what you need: wire cutters, needle-nose pliers, and some electrical tape.  First, remove the wires from your baseboard using wire cutters, and then remove as much of the damaged wire from your recliner’s baseboard. Next, reattach one end of a new piece of wire to an open screw terminal on your seat frame and attach the other end to an empty hole in your bolt-type power cord.


How many amps does a Power Recliner Use?

It depends.

Power recliners can use between 300 and 800 watts of power, while most electric stoves use around 1000-1200 watts.


How to care for a Power Recliner?

  • It’s easy to take care of a power recliner.
  • Just vacuum it off from time to time and read the instructions on how to clean your specific chair model before doing so. 
  • Deep Clean when needed.


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