How to Repair a Recliner Chair Mechanism: The Complete Guide

In this blog post, we’re going to walk you through how to repair a recliner chair mechanism. This is a guide that will help fix any problems with your reclining chairs. We’ll go over the parts of a recliner, how they work together, what goes wrong and how to fix them.

We’ll start by going over how a recliner chair operates. The mechanism for the reclining system is usually located near where the head of your back would be, and it’s operated by a lever with one end attached to the seat and another that connects to an adjustment cable which in turn pulls on the front leg crossbars or torsion springs.

The most common problem with recliner chairs is the cable that pulls on the crossbars. These cables are usually either worn or jammed, and they can’t move smoothly for the proper operation of your chair mechanism.

 

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We’ll go over how to fix these issues in detail below

The first thing you want to do if you have a cable that’s jammed is to work it with your fingers, trying to free up any kinks.

If this doesn’t do the trick, you need a spring tool or pliers (depending on how old your chair is) and use them to compress the cable where it meets the torsion springs or crossbars. You want to use the tool to pinch it together while rotating the cable in a circular motion.

If this doesn’t work, you may need to replace your crossbars or torsion springs and come back up here for instructions on how to do that.

The other possible problem with recliner chairs is worn cables that don’t have any give left.

If this is the problem, you may need to replace your cables altogether and come back up here for instructions on how to do that.

 

Why Recliner Chair Mechanism Fails?

  • Recliner chair mechanisms may fail due to age.
  • Your recliner chair mechanism may fail because it’s been left out in the weather or too long without being used.
  • The armchair mechanism could also have failed if you’ve put a lot of weight on it, which can happen with people who are a lot heavier than they should be for the size of their chair.
  • Recliner mechanisms may fail due to being left out in the sun or too long without use, which can happen if you live somewhere where it’s cold and snowy most of the year; your recliner mechanism just wears down more quickly when not used often enough.
  • Recliner chair mechanisms could also fail if you’re over-stuffing the reclining mechanism, which causes it to wear down much more quickly.
  • The other common cause of a broken armchair is when people forget that they’ve pulled out their footrest and use that as leverage to push themselves up from sitting in their chair; this can happen if you work from home or have a desk job and sit in your recliner chair for hours on end.
  • Recliner chair mechanisms could also fail if you’re over-stuffing the reclining mechanism, which causes it to wear down much more quickly.

 

How to Prevent Tear and Wear on Recliner Chair Mechanism

Make sure the reclining mechanism is fully extended before you push down on it. This will help avoid premature wear and tear from overextending or stretching out the chair’s springs too quickly. You’ll know when they’re worn if your feet drag while you walk, and the back of the chair doesn’t stay upright when you recline.

Keep your feet on the floor, and don’t lift them off while sitting in a recliner chair to push yourself up from it; this will help avoid premature wear and tear of those springs that hold your footrest up.

Avoid overstuffing the mechanism with things like extra blankets. Storing them in a recliner chair’s storage area or folding them and storing them elsewhere will help avoid the potential for overloading those springs that hold your footrest up.

Keep food, drinks, pets, and other objects away from any part of the mechanism to reduce wear and tear on it. There are many things to keep in mind when it comes to how you use your recliner chair.

Keep the following tips in mind for years of comfortable, healthy sitting

Avoid overstuffing the mechanism with extra blankets or other items that cannot be stored elsewhere – this will avoid potential damage from overload on springs and electrical components by applying too much weight.

Keep food, drinks, pets, and other objects away from any part of the mechanism to reduce wear on its components.

Avoid reclining while lifting your feet or tilting back without using a footrest – this will avoid potential damage due to overloading the springs that hold up the footrests.

Make sure you have enough room in the area where your recliner is to ensure it can be fully opened.

Lastly, keep up with regular maintenance and avoid any human accidents or mishaps that may cause harm to the mechanism by keeping these tips in mind!

 

How Much is Recliner Chair Mechanism Cost?

Many factors are involved in the cost of a recliner chair mechanism. The average estimate for this service is around $300 to $400, depending on how much work needs to be done and what parts need to be replaced or repaired. In most cases, it’s best to go with an expert that does these types of repairs on a regular basis.

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