The recliner footrest is one of those parts which we use quite often yet it’s the most overlooked part too. Many of us do not seem to repair the adjusting mechanism of a footrest over time unless it stops functioning one day. One of the most common issues which you probably face is that it doesn’t stuck halfway in between. The footrest will either go all the way up or down. It happens precisely due to the malfunctioning of the ratchet or broken springs. In this article we will tell you about the recliner footrest spring replacement so you get to know how to fix a lazy boy recliner footrest springs at home.
✏How to Fix a Lazy Boy Recliner Springs?
Tools You’ll Need
✔ A Pair of Needle-Nose Pliers
✔ A Pair of Little Springs
✔ Two Pairs of Pins (optional)
Step No. 1
✅ Turn the recliner over so you get to see the internal mechanism of the recliner footrest.
✅ Once you take off the cover you’ll see the ratchet.
✅ You’ll see there are two mini springs attached to the end of ratchet. The springs are present on both sides.
Step No. 2
✅ The springs are held tightly with the help of four little pins.
✅ Using a pair of needle-nose pliers you’ll remove the pins first. Once you’ve taken off all four pins the springs will automatically pop up.
✅ Now you’re going to have to do a reverse engineering. Take the new springs and hold them in between the two pins. Tighten the pins using pliers and the job is done.