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Nader T

Aspendale Gardens VIC


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"Excellent and nice person. He came promptly and did a great job. I highly recommend him. Thank you Nader. Regards… Sally"

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Andrew G

Wollongong Central NSW


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"Good and quick "

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Emmanuel M

Miami QLD


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"Emmanuel was fantastic. Very knowledgeable about kitchens and now have a kitchen cupboard I could swing off. Highly recommend. "

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Stephen C

St Marys NSW


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"Great job! Very thorough and I'm now very happy with my clean and neat garden! Thank you Steve! "

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Shane R

Belmont WA


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"Friendly, honest service. Thanks Shane "

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Bradley W

Malvern East VIC


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"Excellent. Knowledgeable, timely and talented. Highly recommended"

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Tom.fixnoproblem *

Noble Park VIC


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"Super reliable and thorough, would definitely hire again!"

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Rueben G

West End QLD


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"Great job, well done. Promp, quick & friendly ,tidied up well afterwards. I definitely recommend Reuben. Thank you "

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"Ahmad went above and beyond to fix my armchair, really good job!"

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"Prompt, courteous, would definitely recommend Cecil !"

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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

How long does a recliner normally last before breaking?

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.

Why should I get my reclined repairs instead of replacing it?

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.

What parts of recliners are most prone to breaking?

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.

How long will it take to repair my recliner?

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.

What skills or qualifications do you need to repair recliners?

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.

How much does recliner repair cost?

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.

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Sydney, NSW

7th Jun 2021

Electric freedom lounge recliner will not reset- shows orange light. Tried resetting, and checked connections etc but is now stuck. I require someone who specialises in repairing electric chairs. Total price TBC

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Murrumbeena VIC, Australia

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Clarinda VIC, Australia

28th Apr 2021

3 seater leather lounge. RH side recliner not operating, no power from control switch, however LH side recliner has power and operating

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Wyndham Vale VIC 3024, Australia

10th Apr 2021

Hi there, I have 2 seater recliner, In one seat I can see Electrical power comes however on the other seat power is not flowing. Pics enclosed.

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Cranebrook NSW, Australia

30th Mar 2021

Need someone to repair recliner as shown in pictures is snapped possiblely might require welding

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Toorak VIC, Australia

7th Jan 2021

My 3 piece electric recliner needs some repair. The middle section is still kind of reclining and going back in but it’s not working properly.

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 :)

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Kallangur QLD 4503, Australia

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My recliner pull lever is not working, Need someone to fix.

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Claremont WA, Australia

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Ormond VIC 3204, Australia

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Hi all I have a recliner that won’t go back to the starting position. It’s stuck in recline mode. I’d like to fix it - please let me know if you can help.

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Ashgrove QLD 4060, Australia

25th Apr 2021

One side of my recliner footrest will not go back into place. Looks like it needs adjustment on the right mechanism.

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Mooroolbark VIC, Australia

8th Apr 2021

1 foot rest no longer works because of a snapped cable & another is stuck out (think maybe a spring has come off??)

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Nambour QLD, Australia

21st Mar 2021

The Cable has broken/snapper in Single Recliner Chair

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Mernda VIC 3754, Australia

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Windsor VIC 3181, Australia

29th May 2021

Side mechanism broken - won't recline

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Scarborough WA, Australia

24th May 2021

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Prahran VIC, Australia

30th Apr 2021

King Living 3 seater electric recliner. Only one of the recliners is working. The motor in the recliner is Changzhou Kaidi Electric KDY JT013

Top rate service. Punctual, knowledgeable and polite.

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Lidcombe NSW 2141, Australia

10th Apr 2021

Need someone who can fix my recliner sofa. One seat is sagging in because two of the support springs broken, see photos.

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Warragul VIC, Australia

8th Apr 2021

What is the type of property? House What would you like the electrician/electric recliner repairer to work on? I have an electric recliner, which works almost perfectly, except the electrics in one of the chairs, after a period of time, “locks” up and a high pitch noise can be heard and the electrics on that side no longer function. The other side of the recliner continues to work ok. This only affects one side of the chair and only after it’s been powered on for a certain amount of time - I believe it’s when it goes into standby mode or similar - it can’t get out of it. Turning the chair off and back on at the power point ALWAYS fixes it, but after a certain period of time it will become unresponsive again. Would like the electric/wiring fixed so standby mode on that side of the chair doesn’t turn it unresponsive.

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Keysborough VIC, Australia

17th Mar 2021

Hey there, my name is Ken. I need to hire a handyperson to help me in Keysborough VIC, Australia. What do you need done? Repairs What is the type of property? House Which areas of the property need work? Electric recliner not working What would you like the handyperson to work on? Buttons on electric seat recliner not working or only working occasionally

Tom is reliable, communicates well and is a great operator. Fixed problem without a fuss and went overboard to help resolve problem. Would give more than 5 stars if available - top job