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How to fix a recliner in 2022?

Recliners are very comfortable pieces of furniture and have become very popular for people from all over the United States. However, every item can break from time to time. So, you need to understand the basic things about fixing your piece of furniture. This article will explain how to fix the most widespread problems in your recliner. I hope that this material will be helpful.

What tools will I need?

Most of the time, you will need nothing more than your hands. To fix some problems, you might need a drill or some other small tool that can help you with proper recliner fixing.

How to Repair Recliner Chair Springs?

The most common problem with recliners is the broken chair springs. They can break because we tend to sit on them and apply more pressure on some spots of the chairs. Not suitable for your back and not good for the chair either. To fix this problem, you will need:

  • Phillips screwdriver (regular, not a drill one)

Most likely, all you have to do is take out the screws from under your seat cushion and remove them. Then find where exactly are the broken springs in your chair’s base frame. You should see two or three springs on each side of your recliner’s base frame. Replace old ones with new ones that came with your kit before putting everything back together again. Here you go! You fixed a recliner using your own hands. 

That wasn’t too hard, right? Let’s consider other problems that you can face with an armchair.

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How to Fix Recliner Chair Back?

Another common problem with recliners is the chair’s back not moving up and down. To resolve this issue, you will need:

  • Phillips screwdriver (regular)

Like before, remove everything that can help you access your recliner’s base frame. There should be four screws holding the back of your recliner to its base frame. After removing screws, slowly pull out the broken part of the back so you can see where the broken springs are for both sides of your chair. You might need a drill for that, or just use small pliers if available. Replace old springs with new ones from the kit and put everything together again in reverse order following all the above steps. That way, you will be able to fix your recliner. Check out my earlier article about improving the recliner chair back if you need more detailed information about this.

How to Fix Recliner Cable?

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Cables are a bit more complicated but possible to repair. They might tear or break from time to time, so you need to know how to fix them. Cable problems in recliners usually appear when the chair back is fully vertical, and when trying to move it down, your hand slips off of it. To resolve this issue, you will need:

  • Phillips screwdriver (regular)
  • Towel or blanket 

This one will need some patience, so please be very careful while doing everything. Firstly, you need to remove all screws that hold your recliner’s base frame together; after removing screws, layout all chair pieces to come off to see where cables are for both sides of your chair. To find broken or torn parts of the line, just move your recliner’s back and look for movements that shouldn’t be there. After finding the problem part:

  1. Fix it up using a knife or leather punch to make new holes for cables.
  2. Make sure you don’t cut or punch too much so as not to damage other parts of the base frame assembly that holds together all wires from both sides of your chair.
  3. Ensure that everything is fixed up properly before putting all assembled pieces together.

That’s all. I hope that it was useful for you.

How to Fix My Recliner’s Pull Handle

If you cannot pull the handle on your recliner to make it incline or decline, there is no reason for concern, as this issue can be quickly resolved as well. All you will need is:

  • Phillips’s screwdriver (regular)
  • Leather punch (optional)

 Here we go again! Just like before, remove everything that holds your recliner’s frame together and put them next to each other so that they come off first. Now using a knife or leather punch and some pliers, fix up the broken part of the handle where it slides out of base frame assembly. If needed, you might want to buy a new one and replace it with the help of a knife or leather punch once again, just like whenever fixing any type of furniture for home or office. Put everything back together again in reverse order, following all steps above until now.

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Fixing a Lift Chair Recliner?

Please note that this article does not cover other types of recliners, only lift chair recliners. This type is a bit more complicated to fix but possible! All you will need: 

  • Phillips’s screwdriver (regular)
  • Pliers Leather punch
  • Towel or blanket 
  • Lifting magnet pieces from your broken lift chair

In case when lifting magnet, pieces are the part which broke, don’t get upset as they can be easily replaced! It’s enough to remove all screws that hold the base frame together and then carefully pull-out old magnets and replace them with new ones using pliers if necessary.

Another thing to do is fix broken parts of the lift chair where old magnet pieces were inserted. Fixing them will require special tools like a knife or leather punch which you might already have at your home, so if not, buy them. Fix all parts together again in reverse order, following all steps above until now.

How to Fix the Recliner Footrest

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There are many reasons why your recliner’s footrest might be broken, but don’t worry as it can also be fixed. Here is what you will need: Phillips’s screwdriver (regular) Pliers Leather punch (optional) Fixing the footrest is not tricky, just remove all screws holding the base frame together and put them next to each other that they came off first. 

Now using a knife or leather punch, fix up any part of the metal rod which goes through base frame assembly if needed! Just like before, when fixing cables for this type of furniture, make sure not to cut or punch too much so that you won’t damage other parts of the base frame, which hold together wires for both sides of your chair. Put everything back together again in reverse order, following all steps above until now.

How to Fix a Recliner Armrest

Here is what you will need: Philips’s screwdriver (regular) Pliers Leather punch The armrest, just like footrest, can be fixed pretty easily! Here’s how: Remove the base frame assembly and put them next to each other to come off first. Now using a knife or leather punch, fix any part of the metal rod which goes through the base frame if needed! Carefully cut or punch a bit of broken pipe to fit the new one. Put everything back together again in reverse order, following all steps above until now.

Conclusion:

Once again, we would like to thank you for taking your time and looking through this article. We hope that you will find it helpful if you ever need to fix your recliner chairs or sofas! When selecting these types of furniture, do not leave any screws out as they are essential when assembling them together again. After putting all parts back together, double-check if everything works properly before getting some rest!


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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