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Prompt, courteous, would definitely recommend Cecil !

I need recliner repair


Stephen is a pro, literally the best Airtasker ever.

I need recliner repair


Very professional, knowledgeable and helped us to repair the recliner

Recliner repair - single seat lounge recliner


A gentleman and scholar, will be working with him in the future!

Repair recliner release system


Great service

Fix my recliner cord


Ricky was fantastic . The problem was far more complicated and Ricky had to procure parts for me to sort it out. He was proactive and solution oriented and sorted everything out

I need 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

Repair recliner mechanism


Everard Park SA, Australia

28th May 2023

When chair is in reclined position it sometimes slips down one position with a clunk. - Due date: Flexible

Repair recliner chair cable


Camberwell VIC, Australia

28th May 2023

The cable on one of our recliner chairs is almost broken and needs replacing. It is a handle system that sits between the cushion and arm (ie inside the seat not on the outside) - Due date: Flexible

Recliner repair


Beaconsfield Upper VIC, Australia

25th May 2023

Recliner is old and the mechanism doesn't work properly any more. - Due date: Flexible

Electric recliner repair


Beaconsfield Upper VIC, Australia

20th May 2023

The motor on the electric recliner lift mechanism is not working. We can hear the motor trying to operate but it makes a groaning noise and won't lift or lower the chair. - Due date: Flexible

Fix recliner chair


The Junction NSW 2291, Australia

18th May 2023

Fix recliner chair mechanics - Due date: Flexible

Electric recliner repair


Felixstow SA, Australia

18th May 2023

Stopped working. Press the button to recline and doesn't work - Due date: Flexible

Replace / repair recliner mechanism on two seat couch


Buderim QLD 4556, Australia

14th May 2023

As above. Recliner mechanism requires repair or replacement - Due date: Flexible

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Berwick VIC, Australia

13th May 2023

Electric sofa recliner stopped working - Due date: Flexible

Left couch side recliner repair


Dromana VIC, Australia

13th May 2023

Recliner couch left side wire is busted need to be repaired re connected - Due date: Flexible

Fix my recliner lever


Bankstown NSW 2200, Australia

12th May 2023

I need a handyman to fix my recliner lever that has come lose - Due date: Flexible

Need to fix recliner on 2 sofa, fix a cupboard & install 2 bidet


Quakers Hill NSW, Australia

6th May 2023

Hi I need help fixing recliner on 2 sofa chairs, a slider for ikea cupboard has fallen off, needs fix & 2 bidets to be installed. I am flexible to have it fixed at anytime in the day during this weekend. - Due date: Before Monday, 8 May 2023

Recliner repair


Sunnybank Hills QLD, Australia

5th May 2023

2 recliner chairs to be repaired. Manual leg rest are not working. One leg rest does not work at all n the other leg rest will go up but hard to push back down. - Due date: Flexible

Polite n good communication n cleaned up after himself

Touch Recliner repair, electric problem.


Bossley Park NSW, Australia

5th May 2023

The touch screen of the recliner sofa stopped working. - Due date: Flexible

Recliner repair


Pemulwuy NSW 2145, Australia

2nd May 2023

The recliner gets stuck open or closed. - Due date: Flexible

Shahriar has a lot of product knowledge. I am so glad I picked Shahriar was well priced, honest along with all the other recommendations.

Electric recliner repair


Pacific Pines QLD, Australia

1st May 2023

My electric recliner has suddenly stopped working.needs to be checked’s a suede modular recliner - Due date: Flexible

Electric recliner repair


Narre Warren VIC, Australia

27th Apr 2023

Electric sofa not reclining. Need repaired - Due date: Flexible

Knows his stuff very well

Fix my reclining chair - doesn't recline


Towradgi NSW, Australia

27th Apr 2023

chair doesn't recline and needs fixing - Due date: Needs to be done on Wednesday, 31 May 2023

Repair recliner buttons


Gulfview Heights SA, Australia

24th Apr 2023

One of my electric recliner stopped working. Button to retract the recliner is not responding. May be it needs to be replaced. Added photos - Due date: Flexible

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Wantirna VIC, Australia

21st Apr 2023

The mechanism to use the recliner is broken and needs replacing. It is a Plush Leroy recliner. It is 11 years old. - Due date: Flexible

Great communication, professionalism, knowledgeable and friendly. Highly recommended!!

Electric recliner repair


Toorak VIC, Australia

5th Mar 2023

Me electric recliner has stopped working. I think it’s probably just a loose connection from getting it up the stairs as it’s very new and would start working again for a bit after giving it a bit of a wobble. It’s a double recliner from Plush and one side is still working. - Due date: Flexible

Archie was fantastic, I highly recommend him! He was friendly, professional, and knew exactly what he was doing. He fixed my electric recliner very quickly, explained to me and showed me what was wrong with it, and tidied up after himself. Lovely guy, 5 stars!