Flexsteel is a company that has been producing quality furniture since the 1950s. However, over time even the best products need repairs.
In this blog post, we will discuss how to repair a Flexsteel swivel rocker using common household tools and supplies from your local hardware store!
Steps on how to Repair a Flexsteel Swivel Rocker
Step 1. Locate the damage and remove any broken pieces of material that need to be replaced.
Step 2. Cut new patches for the hole or tear using a cardboard template, adhesive spray, scissors and needle & thread.
Step 3. Apply liquid wood glue over the area with torn upholstery from both sides (the underside is typically smoother).
Step 4. Press the patches down for around 20 minutes to ensure a proper bond.
Step 5. Allow 24 hours before sitting on your swivel rocker again and enjoy how it will feel like you are sitting in your favourite chair all over again!
How do you Take Apart a Flexsteel Recliner?
Step 1. When taking apart a Flexsteel recliner, you need to remove the screws and then take off the back of the chair. From there you can work from left to right or start at one side and move around depending on how your chairs are set up. If they have zippers, this will allow for easier access than if it does not.
Step 2. Start by removing the screws on the outside of your recliner, and then move to take off the back. If there are zippers, this will make it easier to work with than if they do not have them. From here you can take apart from left to right or start at one side and go around depending on how your chairs are set up.
Step 3. After you have taken off the back, you will be faced with a zipper or some other type of closure. You now need to undo this to get all the way down to the swivel rocker mechanism. This is how you can repair your flexsteel swivel rocker from home using common household tools like screwdrivers, a hammer and pliers.
Step 4. Many times the mechanism just needs to be tightened up or have some of their parts replaced for them to work again.
If you are not sure how this is done, please consult with your nearest furniture store for more information on how to do this properly. This will save time and money instead of having to buy a new one, which could be costly.
Step 5. The most common reason for the swivel rocker mechanism not working is that it has been jammed up with dirt and dust. If this happens make sure you take your time cleaning out any debris before starting from scratch on how to fix them
If all else fails, give the furniture store a call and they will be happy to help you.
Why has my electric recliner stopped working?
Most modern electric recliners have a built-in sensor that detects how you are sitting and then responds accordingly. This is why it’s important to set up the chair correctly before use, as incorrect seating will break the mechanism.
This could be due to there being too much weight on one side of the seat or if someone has been sitting in it for hours on end.
The most common problem is if the seat has been reclined and someone stepped or sat down on one of the levers to bring it back up, this will break the sensor and your chair will no longer work how you want it to!
How do you fix a Recliner Mechanism?
To fix the recliner mechanism you can follow these steps:
Step 1. Lift on one side of the seat lever to release it from where it’s caught. You may need to use something like a pen or screwdriver to get good leverage, but be careful not to stab yourself with this pointy tool!
Step 2. Place a chair underneath the recliner lever to help you lift it.
Step 3. Once the seat has been popped back into place, now release the levers and use your finger or something else pointy (again be careful not to stab yourself!) to slide them until they’re in their original positions as before. You may need someone’s help with this.
Step 4. Once the levers are back in place, make sure they’re positioned how you want them to be and then lower the seat lever until it’s locked into place. Turn on your flexsteel rocker recliner mechanism with a gentle push of both hands from underneath the chair–this should work!
Why Does my Recliner not Stay Reclined?
Sometimes the recliner mechanism is simply broken or disconnected from how it’s supposed to be.
The lever may have been moved, which can also prevent the seat from staying in place when you want it to.
A loose screw might not allow for smooth movement of the levers–tighten with a Phillips head screwdriver.
If you have a recliner with a footrest, make sure it’s disconnected and positioned how you want it to be.
Make sure that the seat is at the right height for your sitting position–sitting too high in the chair can also cause problems with how well it stays put when reclined.