No matter how careful you are, it’s bound to happen sooner or later: the back of your recliner becomes unhooked from the seat. It can be a pain to have to pull up on one side and push down on the other for the hooking mechanism to catch again.
The good news is that with a few simple steps, you can learn how to unhook the back of a recliner from its seat!
Steps on how to Unhook the Back of a Recliner
Step One: Sit in the recliner and adjust it to how you normally sit. This will help ensure that your back is not pulled out of alignment before making any adjustments.
Step Two: Reach behind the chair, find the hooking mechanism for the seat, and unhook it from where it attaches to the crease between two cushions.
Step Three: Pull up on the back of the chair to unhook it from where it attaches at the top (the highest point).
Step Four: Push down on one side as you pull up on another, and the hooking mechanism should lock into place again. If this doesn’t work, try reversing how you push and pull on the mechanism.
Step Five: Sit back down in the chair, and see how it feels like a whole now that you have unhooked the seat from the reclining mechanism.
If this is too uncomfortable or if parts of your body are still hurting after these steps, don’t worry! There are many other ways to stop from feeling so uncomfortable.
How to Hook a Recliner Back to the Seat
Step One: Sit down in your recliner and find how it is hooked at the back. Step Two: Determine how far you want the chair to go, or how high of an angle you need for sitting up from lying down.
Step Three: Place one hand on either side of where they meet at the back of the chair.
Step Four: Pull outwards, away from each other to unhook it. If there is a latch or button on how you have your recliner hooked in at the back, you can try pushing and pulling that as well- after all, there are two different ways for how to unhook a recliner from the back!
Step Five: Sit up and enjoy how much more comfortable you are now that your chair is unhooked.
How to Clean a Dirty Recliner
Step One: If you have a fabric-covered recliner, then the first thing to do is vacuum any loose debris or dirt from it.
Step Two: Next, use an upholstery cleaner and spray it onto your chair in an even layer. This will clean the surface of all dirt that has built up on the fabric.
Step Three: Give the cleaner a few minutes to soak in and then wipe it off with a dry towel. If there is any remaining dirt, repeat this step until you are satisfied with how clean your chair is. Then vacuum again for good measure!
Steps on how to Vacuum a Leather Recliner
Step One: Before you begin, turn your recliner to a position that is most conducive for vacuuming.
Step Two: Vacuum the area underneath and behind the chair as well as any other areas of dirt or debris on the floor near it. This will ensure that all surface-level dirt has been removed from your furniture.
Step Three: Vacuum the back of your recliner. Be careful to not press too hard on the leather as this can cause scuffs and other damage.
Step Four: Turn the vacuum cleaner off, unplug it from any power sources, and move onto step five!
How to Shampoo a Suede Recliner
Step One: Spray a small amount of water-based cleaner on the surface of your suede recliner.
Step Two: Gently massage it into the material using a microfiber cloth or sponge. If you need to scrub, be gentle and use circular motions with light pressure.
Step Three: Allow some time for the cleaner to dry.
Step Four: Repeat steps one through three until the fabric appears clean or you can’t spot any dirt or debris on it anymore. This will ensure that all surface-level dirt has been removed from your furniture.
Tips on How to Care for a Leather Chair
Step One: Spray a small amount of water-based cleaner on the surface of your leather chair.
Step Two: Gently massage it into the material with a microfiber cloth or sponge until there are no visible marks left on your furniture from dirt, dust, and debris.
If you need to scrub, be gentle and use circular motions with light pressure.
Step Three: Allow some time for the cleaner to dry. If you can’t do this, use a hairdryer or fan to speed up the process.
Step Four: Apply a small amount of leather conditioner to the surface, avoiding any cracks and seams.
Step Five: Take your microfiber cloth or sponge once again and gently massage the leather until it’s fully coated in moisturizer.
The best time for maintenance is about every six months to avoid dryness or cracking.
A leather conditioner will not only moisturize the surface but also restore its natural luster.
Step One: Check how tight each of your recliner’s seat bolts is by twisting them a few times.