Hunter swivel chairs are a staple in many homes. They offer comfort and convenience for children, adults, and the elderly alike. When they break down, how do you fix them?
It’s not too complicated! We will discuss how to fix a hunter swivel chair step by step so that you can get back to enjoying your favourite chair again.
How do you repair a wooden swivel chair?
It’s not too complicated! You will need some basic tools, a few spare parts that are likely available at your local hardware store or home improvement retailer. If you can’t find the exact part to replace what has broken on your chair, don’t worry! We’ll discuss how to install whatever replacement is necessary for an easy step by step process so that you can get back to enjoying your favourite chair again.
Steps on Fixing Hunter Swivel Chair
Step One: Remove the Broken Swivel Handle from Your Chair
The first thing we want to do when repairing our swivel chair removes the broken handle. It should come off easily with just a little bit of pressure applied firmly while pulling up and towards you. This may take a couple of tries before it comes off. If the handle is still on, but there’s a little play in it and you can’t get it to move how you want, either use pliers or just take more time trying to pry it loose until the pieces come apart.
Step Two: Remove Broken Swivel Handle from Chair Seat
Once we have removed the broken swivel handle from our chair seat, we’ll need to remove any remaining bits that are left behind so that they don’t scratch up your new replacement part. To do this, grab some needle nose pliers with rubber tips for grip and pull gently while wiggling back and forth between these two parts of the chair. You should be able to loosen up anything stuck underneath by the time you’re done.
Step Three: Attach Replacement Swivel Handle to Chair Seat
Now that we have removed the broken swivel handle from our chair seat and cleaned up any remaining bits, it’s time to attach the new replacement part. We’ll want to make sure that both parts are clean and dry before proceeding.
The first thing we need to do is place the rubber tip of one side of your needle nose pliers against one edge of the metal ring on top of your replacement swivel handle piece, then hold down firmly while pulling back towards yourself (away from a straight line with the metal ring).
You should be able to see how this will create an opening in which you can insert the “ear” of the swivel handle. You’ll need to repeat this process on the other side, creating a total of two openings in which you can insert the “ears” of your replacement part.
How do you fix a hydraulic chair that won’t stay up?
A hydraulic chair is a chair that has an internal pump inside the arm which helps push air from one side of the piston to another.
The tension in how much force should be used when pumping it can depend on how different your sitting weight is compared with how heavy you are, as well as what type and brand of hydraulic chair you’re using. If you get tired easily or have trouble moving around then this might not work for you since some people find them difficult to operate without assistance.
If there’s something wrong with how your hydraulics are working like if they keep leaking fluid, or just don’t seem right after being fixed up by somebody else, consider getting professional help for fixing it up again rather than trying DIY methods that don’t work.
How do I stop my chair from sinking?
You may have a hydraulic fluid leak, which is why the chair sinks when it’s not in use. You can take your chair apart and fix it up. If you’ve tried this before but haven’t had any luck then consider getting professional help to do so instead of continuing through things on your own if nothing has come out yet.
Steps on Fixing a Hunter Swivel Chair
Step 1. Try to identify the problem. Is it too stiff? Does it squeak when you rock back and forth? If so, how do you fix a hunter swivel chair will need to depend on what type of issue is presenting itself.
Step 2. You may be able to tighten up the screws holding your seat in place (or headboard). However, if this doesn’t work then maybe one or more of these other steps will help:
Step 3. Tighten a bearing screw with an Allen wrench until its tight enough (you should hear no noise)
Step 4. Rub some oil between metal pieces that are rubbing together – use extra caution as oil can cause paint flakes to peel off! Use WD40 lubricant on the underside of a rocker arm that has lost its lubricant. If your chair is still making noise, you might need to replace it.