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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 in Canberra

Recliner repair, fix broken leg support


Higgins ACT, Australia

14th Sep 2023

A part has broken inside the recliner which seems to hold up the leg support. Will probably need replacing. - Due date: Flexible

Fix recliner lever mechanism


Richardson ACT, Australia

16th Oct 2022

Recliner lever mechanism bolt has come off. I will also get the other bolts checked when you are here - Due date: Flexible

Fantastic job

Electric recliner repair


Curtin ACT, Australia

7th Oct 2021

One seat in 4 seater reclining lounge has stopped working. Upon inspection a piece has broken off reclining mechanism underneath chair. Electric recliner, though the problem is mechanical rather than the electrics.

Fix recliner chair


Reid ACT 2612, Australia

7th Oct 2021

Change recliner handle and cable - Due date: Flexible

Electric Recliner Repair


Red Hill ACT, Australia

24th Jul 2021

My single arm electric recliner stopped working while it is open almost as if it has no power. The power source is usually fully green but is now flashing a faded green.

Electric recliner repair


Watson ACT, Australia

26th Jan 2021

One of my leather dingle recliners has malfunctioned and is no longer working. I need it repaired ASAP. Thank you.

Electric recliner repair


Canberra ACT, Australia

27th Sep 2020

Left hand side of dual recliner has stopped working and had a strong electrical smell

Electric recliner repair


Bruce ACT, Australia

30th May 2020

One of two motors on our electric recliner has stopped working. Wondering if anyone has the skills to help!