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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 South West Perth

Repair recliner remote


Secret Harbour WA 6173, Australia

20th Jun 2022

The remote control on the reclining part of the lounge suite doesn’t work sometimes - Due date: Flexible

Recliner repair


Myaree WA 6154, Australia

28th May 2022

Recliner won’t operate properly - Due date: Flexible

Electric Recliner repairs


Shoalwater WA 6169, Australia

27th May 2022

Pet has chewed cable for electric recliner sofa. - Due date: Before Sunday, 5 June 2022

Repair recliner chair mechanism


Port Kennedy WA 6172, Australia

16th Sep 2021

Recliner chair Vivin Bourbon Mechanism has snapped and i think will need to be replaced

Recliner repair


Palmyra WA 6157, Australia

23rd Jun 2021

One side of recliner is not working. Unable to put down the foot end of it.

Recliner repair


Atwell WA 6164, Australia

7th Jun 2020

I have 2x 2 seater recliners that need repair. 2 of the chairs don't recline at all and the other 2 recline but need mechanism/structural repairs

Anyone can fix my recliner sofa


Cooloongup WA 6168, Australia

3rd May 2020

fix broken right leg of chair backrest that goes to the base slider. the leg is made of plywood.

Repair recliner chair


North Coogee WA, Australia

14th Apr 2020

2 chairs dropping to left side I think spring broken

Excellent job well done very clean very professional

I need recliner repair


Leeming WA, Australia

20th Nov 2019

I have two recliner chairs & the pull handles are broken...

I need recliner repair


Golden Bay WA 6174, Australia

31st Oct 2019

The chair does not stay in the upright position

I need recliner repair


Leeming WA 6149, Australia

10th Oct 2019

Timber frame separated from major spring work

I need recliner repair


Waikiki WA 6169, Australia

11th Sep 2019

Electric recliner stuck up. I suspect water damage in the controls

I need recliner repair


Samson WA 6163, Australia

16th Aug 2019

The leg rest wont raise I think it's the cable

Repair recliner release system


Ardross WA, Australia

25th Jun 2019

Need someone to help repair the recliner x2 release system cables snapped. Only have one cable, another in the post

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