People love their recliners. For many, they are a mini sanctuary in the corner of your living room. A place where you can cuddle up with a book, relax and watch a game, or fall asleep during prime time. The fact is, they are comfortable, and get a lot of use. If your favorite recliner has seen better days, or isn’t even working, don’t throw it away, call furniturerepairman.com. We have replaced all kind of recliner mechanisms, from rocker recliners, to multi-position recliners, push-back recliners, and motorized or electric recliners. We’ve also replaced hundreds of sleeper sofa mechanisms.
Common problems we see on recliners are
Broken recliner mechanism
One of the worst problems a recliner can have is a broken mech. It virtually incapacitates your chair. However, oftentimes, your mech is under warranty from the manufacturer. You may only need to pay for the installation! You can typicaly find the manufacturers information on a tag stapled to the underside of the recliners footrest.
Broken footrest on recliner
Often, you have to slam down the footrest of the recliner quite hard to make it stick, we see this a lot. Do this for a few years, and you’re likely to snap the footrest in half or right off the frame. Sometimes, the footrest stays intact, but the metal arms of the mechanism get bent, and then it just won’t want to close.
Torn recliner arms, ripped seams.
A lot of people use the arms and arm pillows to help pull themselves up from a sitting position.
Collapsed seating area
This one is a doozy. Sometimes, the tension of the springs on a recliner are really high. Combine this with our natural inclination to “flop down” in our recliner and boom, the whole seating area buckles in. What happened it that the springs with literally pull the frame apart. As broken and devastating to the chair as this seems. The fix usually only takes an hour or two, depending on the frame of the chair. We simply disconnect everything and rebuild it, adding structural reinforcement to prevent future breakage.
furniturerepairman.com offers recliner repair and recliner mechanism replacement throughout New England and in parts of Florida and Pennsylvania.