5 Awesome Tips On How To Fix Problems With Lane Recliner Parts [Diagram Included]

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Lane recliners are awesome pieces of furniture, and they are so popular that I can safely state that every citizen of the United States wants a lane recliner at their house. However, it is just an armchair, and it tends to break from time to time.

In this article, I want to give you 5 awesome tips on fixing problems with lane recliner parts. I will include diagrams here to be easier for you to understand.

It Often Binds Or Gets Stuck In The Fully Reclined Position

The most common cause of the armchair getting stuck is a broken or damaged cable. The good news is that this is an easy fix, and you can do it yourself with just a few tools.

Start by unplugging the recliner from the wall outlet and then removing the back panel. Locate the cable that runs from the handle to the mechanism. It is usually held in place by a plastic clip. Carefully remove the clip and then pull the cable through.

Next, use a pair of pliers to remove the damaged portion of the cable. Cut a new piece of cable long enough to reach from the handle to the mechanism, then attach it in place of the old one. Be sure to use the same clip to secure it in place.

Reattach the back panel and plug the armchair back into the wall outlet. I recommend you test out your final result, and you can easily do this by reclining back several times. If it seems to be working correctly, you’re all done!

If your recliner still isn’t working correctly, there are a few other things that you can try. First, check to see if the machine is adequately lubricated, and you can use a silicone spray to lubricate it if it isn’t.

Another possibility is that the springs in the mechanism may be worn out. You can replace them yourself, but it’s usually best to call a professional for this job.

A Hole In The Seat Or Back

It is rather easy to fix a hole in the seat or back of the armchair, and you can do this using a heavy-duty fabric adhesive or sewing a patch onto the affected area. However, bigger holes will require you to replace the entire upholstery panel.

I recommend you take action immediately If your recliner starts showing signs of wear and tear. The in-time repair will help you save money and health for a long time. I hope that my advice was helpful for you.

Recliner Won’t Stay In A Fully Reclined Position

Every recliner enthusiast faces the problem when the recliner refuses to stay in a fully reclined passion. Here I will discuss how to fix this problem.

First, check to see if the cable is damaged or broken. You can do this by unplugging the armchair from the wall outlet and then removing the back panel. Locate the cable that runs from the handle to the mechanism. You can find it in a place by a plastic clip. Carefully remove the clip and then pull the cable through.

If the cable is damaged, you’ll need to cut a new piece of cable that will reach from the handle to the mechanism. Attach it to the old one and be sure to use the same type of clip to secure it in place.

Another possibility is that the springs in the mechanism may be worn out. You can replace them yourself, and I have an article that explains how to do it. However, it’s best to call a professional for this job if you are a newbie to complex recliner repairs.

Squeaky Noise When Reclining

I understand that it is very uncomfortable if your recliner starts to make a squeaky noise when you recline. Over time, dust and dirt start to build up in the mechanism, which can be why the recliner creates squeaky noises. Basic cleaning with a can of compressed air should be enough to clean it. You will need to point the nozzle into the mechanism and give it a few blasts.

If the noise persists, there may be something caught in the mechanism. I recommend you take your recliner apart and check out the reason for such strange noise. Check out my article about how to assemble and disassemble a recliner if you need some help with the whole process. Once you’ve located the problem, you can remove it and put the recliner back together.

Recliner Is Unstable

It is terrifying when your recliner starts to wobble from one side to another. Loose screws or bolts is the most widespread reason for this to occur. I recommend you start the repairs by checking all the screws and bolts to make sure they are tight. You may need to replace them with longer screws or bolts if they are. You can buy them on Amazon or Walmart.

Besides, there is a little possibility that your mechanism is worn out, and it is a significant problem that will require you to change the whole thing. I don’t recommend you conduct this high-quality repair by yourself, and you should reach out to your local handyman and ask him to consult you.


In this section, I want to answer some most frequently asked questions about lane recliner maintenance.

How Often Should I Lubricate My Recliner?

I recommend you lubricate your recliner at least once a year, and this will help keep the mechanism working smoothly and prevent any squeaks or other problems. Trust me that you will spend more money later on when your armchair starts to malfunction.

How Can I Tell If My Recliner Needs New Springs?

You can understand that your recliner needs new springs if it starts to sag or isn’t as comfortable as it used to be. I have the complete guide on replacing springs on a recliner, so check this out. However, it will be best to spend some money hiring a professional.

Should I Call A Professional When My Recliner Needs Repairs?

It depends on the problem and your level of expertise. Many guides discuss how to fix the most widespread recliner problems, and only my website has 20+ different articles concerning this problem. However, there is no shame in hiring a professional if you don’t understand how to fix a complex issue.


I hope these tips help you get your recliner back in working order. If you have any other questions, feel free to leave a comment below, and I’ll do my best to help. Thanks for reading!

About Karen Miller

As an interior designer, I believe that living spaces should be welcoming and comfortable. When you walk into your home or office for the first time after it's been remodeled by me - all of those efforts are paid off with a sense of comfort in knowing how much care went into making sure every detail was attended too!

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