Repairing a reclinerwhich leans to one sideComfort and relaxationare the main purpose of every recliner. When they are working right, they are alittle patch of heaven after a long day. However, there comes a time when theydon’t work all that well. This is usually because of old age and sometimesrough handling. Here we’ll talk about that unfortunate lean you’d like to shakeoff.
The good news is you don’t have to put up with it. You will however, needto be willing to learn how to repair it. That being said, you need toinvestigate and uncover the problem. Probable Causes· Brokenreclining systemOne of the mostimmediate causes could be a broken reclining system. Simply put, you haveeither faulty or broken parts. Good thing that’s an easy fix. Either replacethe parts or calibrate the frame accordingly.
· An IrregularFloorYou’ll notice this ifyou find that some spots in the space make a more comfortable seat than others.· Poor ChairConstructionThis is a problem youwill notice very early on, so you should be able to use the warranty.Alternatively, you can still make some alterations on your own.· UnevenPaddingWhile this is not atechnical problem, it can give the false impression of awkward lean. All youreally need to fix this is change the padding arrangement. · LoosenedFrameMore often than not,the culprit is an older model.
Older recliner models tend to unfasten overtime, leading to creaks and leans. This can be fixed, but you may need to gohunting for specific parts to serve you. Be advised to choose a more modernmodel next time.
It will save you this trouble.How to fix itWhat you’ll need· A Pry Bar· Wood Glue· AScrewdriver· OilMethod1. Overturnthe recliner, so that the underside facing you. Now undo the screws of thewooden panel underneath. Depending on the extent and location of the lean, dothis for the footrest.
Keep the screws safe, you will need them later on. 2. Take offthe upholstery on the panels which conceal the frame. As soon as you can seethe naked frame, you should be able to tell what should be replaced or fixed.
3. If thesprings and joints squeak, lubricate them with a little oil. Prevent stains onthe floor by covering the floor underneath with newspaper. Wipe off the residue,and continuously check if the sound is still present when you move it.4. Thescrewdriver should help you tighten loose joints. When you are close to coils,however, be very careful.
You can easily ease the tension in the springs.5. Check forminor fractures in the frame, especially in critical places like the areasclose to joints. This may be a sign that it needs to be changed.
6. As you replace damaged parts, unscrew themfirst and clean the affected area. Read the recliners manual as well as themanual for the new part during installation. Ensure everything is fastenedproperly.7. If theproblem is a broken wooden panel, apply wood glue and enhance support withmetal bracing.
However, depending on the extent of the damage, you may want toreplace it altogether. 8. Take afinal look at all the joints and parts. Ensure they work properly beforerefastening the panels and upholstery.
Conclusion Once you figure outhow to repair your leaning recliner, check periodically for any issues. If theyreturn, repeat until you solve the problem. You should be able to do thiseasily once you know how to fix a leaning recliner.