How to fix a recliner chair back?
So your recliner chair has fallen apart again. You are out of cash and there is no way you are going to buy a new one. Well, what now? How to fix a chair back? The best solution to your problem is to fix the back of the chair yourself. This can save you a lot of money and give you back your original recliner in no time.
First things first, pull the leg rest off. You will find two screws on either side that hold the footrest in place. Unscrew them from the back and pull the footrest off. Then you can remove the screws and pull the footrest off too.
Next, look for the two bolts that are holding the seat to the frame. They are usually called screw holes but may also be called eye bolts or shanks. Find and loosen them. You need to be careful to not damage your recliners so you may want to use the utmost care while removing these bolts. If they become damaged, you may have trouble removing the chair completely from the frame.
The next step is to check the mechanism itself to see if the problem lies with the screw holes. If all is well, simply replace the screws and replace the seat mechanism. If the mechanism is rusted, or the screws are bad, then you will need to go back to the hardware store and buy a new handle or a new swivel base to fix the chair.
Recliner chairs can be tricky to install or even repair, but it’s not impossible. If you can, try to fix it yourself. Start by disassembling the entire recliner chair mechanism. Then you can move the levers or buttons to reassemble it. You can remove the chair completely from the frame, if you like, but you must put the screws back in beforehand. Also make sure that you use the appropriate tools when doing this job, especially if you are not very skilled at handling hardware.
It takes patience and a lot of creativity to learn how to fix a lazy boy recliner back piece. However, if you follow the right procedures and use the correct tools, you can easily make your chair operate the way it did when you first bought it. Just imagine how nice it will be to be able to recline and stretch once again without having to deal with an uncomfortable, wobbly chair!