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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 Brisbane

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Morningside QLD, Australia

21st Jul 2022

Recliner not working for one side

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Southeast Inner Brisbane QLD, Australia

17th Jul 2022

Recliner repair not working for one side - Due date: Flexible

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Balmoral QLD 4171, Australia

23rd Mar 2022

My controls are around one of the drink holders for head rest & recliner. Suddenly just stopped working, checked power cord etc to no avail. I am a paraplegic and rely heavily on my chair. - Due date: Needs to be done on Friday, 25 March 2022

Fix my recliner


Red Hill QLD, Australia

28th Jul 2021

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

Karl went above and beyond to fix my couch. I’m extremely happy with his service and professionalism and vast knowledge of all things mechanical. A very friendly person who genuinely cared about my job. Would definitely recommend!

Repair recliner., won't recline but will tip up


Red Hill QLD 4059, Australia

7th May 2020

As above think the doover is faulty will elevate but not recline.

I need electric recliner repair


Seven Hills QLD, Australia

14th Apr 2020

I have two king furniture electric recliners that are both refusing to work. I checked the cables that go to the power supply, and it was working fine - that's as far as I could go with troubleshooting the repair.

I need electric recliner repair


Herston QLD, Australia

12th Oct 2019

My electric recliner chair is stuck in one position and not working.

Automatic Recliner repair


Morningside QLD, Australia

6th Feb 2019

I have this recliner that is not working. A red light comes on when I try to push the button so the recliner works. Something is wrong with it. Need a Trekkie to come and have a look at it Sofa is only 3 years old