Wiring Diagram for An Electric Recliner and How to Fix the Problems 2023

Electric recliners are fantastic pieces of furniture that are famous all over the United States. However, it tends to break from time to time. This article discusses how to replace wiring in the electric recliner. I recommend you to be cautious while working on electric wires. You should consult with a professional before trying to fix it by yourself.

You need the following tools:

Every project requires a list of tools to repair something successfully. Replacing the wiring in an electric armchair will require the following means.

  • Screwdriver
  • Replacement wiring (as needed)
  • Wire strippers
  • Crimp tool
  • Electrical tape
  • Multimeter (optional)

Most American households should have these tools. However, you can easily borrow them from your neighbors or friends. I hope that you have everything set up for our little project. Let’s get started!

Disassemble Your Recliner

Unscrew the access panel on the bottom of your armchair. You will likely see a small hole that contains the wires for your chair. If not, you may have to remove additional panels or unscrew the base of your armchair. Be careful not to damage any upholstery while working.

Start Wiring Work

Use your wire strippers to remove about half an inch of insulation from each wire. This will expose the bare wire, which you will need to work with. If any of the wires are damaged or frayed, you will need to replace them with new ones. Use your crimp tool to attach new wire ends to the old cables, and then use electrical tape to secure the connection.

Test Your Work

Before you put everything back together, it’s always a good idea to test your work. Use a multimeter to test the continuity of the wires. If everything is in working order, you can reassemble your armchair and enjoy!

If you are not comfortable working with electrical wiring, I recommend calling an electrician to do the job for you. Otherwise, follow the instructions above and use your best judgment to complete the task safely. Thanks for reading!


In this section, I want to answer some of the most popular questions on maintaining an electric recliner.

How Often Should I Check My Electric Recliner For Damage?

It is good to check your electric recliner regularly for any damage or wear. If you notice any damage, it is best to replace the wiring as soon as possible to prevent any further damage.

Can I Use Regular Electrical Tape To Repair My Electric Recliner?

It would help if you did not use regular electrical tape to repair your electric recliner. Electrical tape is not designed to withstand the high temperatures generated by an electric recliner. Instead, it would help to use high-temperature wire crimp connectors or heat-shrink tubing.

What Are Some Common Problems With Electric Recliners?

Common problems with electric recliners include damaged wiring, loose connections, and worn upholstery. If you notice any of these problems, it is best to repair or replace the affected part as soon as possible.


In conclusion, electric recliners are a great way to relax and unwind. However, they can also be dangerous if they are not properly maintained. It is essential to regularly check your electric recliner for any damage or wear and to replace the wiring as soon as possible if you notice any damage. Thanks for reading!

Last updated: 25/04/2023

About Karen Miller

Hello! I'm Karen Miller, an interior designer from Chicago with a passion for creating beautiful and functional spaces. After leading designer at Chicago Interior LLC in 2010-2020, I started to share my expertise on home comfort. I'm excited to help you transform your home into a place of comfort and joy. Thanks for joining me on this journey!

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