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Stephen was absolutely amazing. One time, efficient, polite and got the job done. Awesome service. Highly recommended.

I need recliner repair


Excellent service. Highly recommended.

Need a recliner repaired. Latch broken


Reuben was upfront, and communicated to me throughout the whole process

Fix a recliner


Nice bloke job well done great service

Electric recliner repair


Excellent prompt service. Highly recommend Andrew. Thank you

I need recliner repair


If I could give Brad more than 5 stars I would. He was punctual, professional, friendly, really knew his stuff, and fixed my electric recliner for a fraction of the price I was expecting. I will definitely be using him again in the future. I can't recommend him highly enough :)

Electric recliner repair


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Why book reclining chair repair through Airtasker?

Recliner chair repairs are often more complex than you’d first think. Each chair usually comes with mechanical and electronic components that can wear down over time (along with upholstery which can wear and tear). Fortunately, you may not need to purchase a new recliner just yet. Instead, work with a professional recliner repair service to restore your favourite chair to good as new in no time!

You’ll find the best handymen on Airtasker who have the skills, expertise, and tools to repair your recliner. Whether you need a lazy boy recliner repaired, rocker recliner, a massage chair, or something else repaired, you’ll find the right person for the job.

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Top Recliner Repair related questions

The average recliner lasts about 10 years, but the lifespan largely depends on how often it's used, whether it’s maintained regularly, and the type of environment it's in.

Most of the time, recliners only need one component replaced for them to work again, which is usually much more affordable than buying a new recliner.

The cable is the part that’s most prone to breakage. It can become dislodged or the handle can become damaged through daily wear and tear. Thankfully, this part can be easily fixed and replaced.

Recliner repair normally takes anywhere between 20-60 minutes. But this will vary depending on the number of chairs you need repaired and the extent of the repairs. Upholstery repair could take much longer.

There are no required qualifications for most recliner repair tasks. However, if the repair includes electrical work, you’ll need to hire a qualified electrician.

The average cost of recliner repair on Airtasker usually costs between $77-$120. But you could pay more or less depending on the type of repairs, the number of chairs, and the total time needed to complete the job.

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What does a recliner repair service include?

Reclining chair repair involves a number of different tasks, depending on the chair’s style and problems. Your handyman will assess your recliner and recommend a solution that will restore it to working order. Here are the most common repair services (aside from upholstery repair):

Cable check/replacement

The cable is a wire that activates the reclining mechanism. It’s normally the first part of the recliner chair to break down or malfunction. Your handyman will first flip the recliner onto its front and release the locks that hold the back of the chair in place. Then they’ll open up the recliner and check the cable, which sits on the inside wall of the chair. This cable is put back into the correct position if it’s been dislodged. In some cases, the cable may need to be replaced entirely. If this happens, your repairer will dislodge the cable hook, separate it from the clips, and remove the screws from the handle to remove the entire cable mechanism. They’ll place new cable through the hole and screw it into place, feeding the cable wire through the same clips and putting the hook back into position.

Reclining mechanism

If the reclining mechanism is damaged, your handyman may recommend replacing the mechanism. To do this, they'll first flip the recliner onto its front and release the locks that hold the back of the chair in place. Then they’ll flip the chair completely upside down and remove the bolts that hold the reclining mechanism to the rail system. This gives your handyman access to the inside of the recliner chair. Next, they’ll remove the cable and bolts that hold the reclining mechanism to the footrest before securing a new reclining mechanism.

Electric recliner repair

First, your chair repairer will connect the transformer and power cord and flip the chair over to check that all the chords are connected to the motor that powers the recline. Most of the time, electric recliners stop working because a plug has become loose. If it still doesn’t work, your handyman will check all the wires and repaired them if damaged. To repair the wires, your handyman will strip them of insulation. They’ll use a soldering iron to reconnect exposed wires and protect them using a heat shrink. Alternatively, if you need your motor replaced, your handyman will disconnect the old one and reconnect a new one in its place.

Recent Recliner Repair tasks

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Jerrabomberra NSW, Australia

16th May 2024

electric recliner, not fully functional, one motor/action not working

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Rhodes NSW, Australia

15th May 2024

We have a couch with a recliner section from Nick Scali. The Recliner no longer extends or contracts. We have tried purchasing a new power adapter and that didnt solve the problem. The head piece still moves with the controls, but the torso/leg extension no longer works. Looking for someone to repair this.

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Paynesville VIC, Australia

6th May 2024

Reattach foot area, straighten/realign closing mechanism

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Patterson Lakes VIC, Australia

5th May 2024

Middle seat of recliner lounge stuck in "up" position

Electric recliner repair


Kincumber South NSW 2251, Australia

5th May 2024

Repair wiring on two recliner chairs

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Oakleigh East VIC, Australia

4th May 2024

Electric recliner control button broken. King cloud

Fix recliner chair please


Golden Grove SA, Australia

4th May 2024

The leg rest won’t close..see photographs.

Electronic Recliner Repair


Morningside QLD, Australia

3rd May 2024

Broken metal attachment on my Electric Recliner needs replacing

Repair Recliner 3 seater sofa


Birmingham Gardens NSW, Australia

2nd May 2024

All of sudden, our recliner 3 seater sofa stopped working, may be some quick fix, please give quote or happy for you to come and have a look and quote

Problem fixed by myself


Joondalup WA, Australia

1st May 2024

Problem fixed myself thank you

Electric power recliner repair needs to be done .


Chatswood, New South Wales, Australia

1st May 2024

The electric recliner function has stopped working It has buttons on the sides with use. The USB does not charge as well now

To fix recliner chair foot rest. Either cable or spring has broken.


Pooraka SA, Australia

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To fix recliner chair foot rest either cable or spring is broken.

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Pelican Waters QLD, Australia

22nd Apr 2024

Battery pack and cable need to be replaced. I think the motor/mechanism is fine

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Melbourne City VIC, Australia

22nd Apr 2024

The manual recliner lever is broken and has gone free just need to put the silver line back into its place

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Underwood QLD, Australia

22nd Apr 2024

Electric recliner both sides stopped working . Seems like a short cable or control or switch as both motors work fine when power is supplied directly.

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Neutral Bay NSW, Australia

19th Apr 2024

Electric recliner suddenly stopped working. Looking for someone to diagnose the problem and repair

Great job fixing the electric lounge. Easy to deal with and got the job done. Thanks!



Portarlington VIC, Australia

16th Apr 2024

recliner actuator not working

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Beerwah QLD, Australia

4th Apr 2024

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Hoppers Crossing VIC, Australia

2nd Apr 2024

I have a Pegar recliner won’t recline a stud broke underneath

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Berwick VIC, Australia

6th Mar 2024

Electric recliner chairs (both) malfunctioned in an elevated position. likely to be some sort of electrical failure. Need someone to fix it or atleast get the chair down.

Archie was excellent! Went and above and beyond for us! Couldn’t be happier with the service and very highly recommended