Common Lazyboy Recliners Problems, Solutions and Parts List

Over the course of your recliner’s lifetime, it will provide you with best sitting experience, allowing you to achieve maximum relaxation very easily. The cushy padding, excellent arm, leg and back support, luxurious covers and its ability to recline provide great comfort. This is why you should know how to fix the most common problems that take away from this experience and cause frustrations.

Footrest Problems
When the footrest fails to go up or down when you turn the handle, there is a high chance that the movable joints of the footrest’s mechanism require some lubrication. Just flip the chair over and spray WD40 on them.

And when the footrest fails to stay up, it means that either the spring that provides tension to the mechanism has gone out of place or it is broken or worn out. If it is the former, just put it back in place, but if it is the latter you need to purchase a replacement spring.

Spring Has Broken
As explained before, a broken spring means the footrest won’t stay up. If you need a replacement spring, you can easily purchase one online on amazon.com or ebay.com. Just be sure to search for “recliner spring” to get accurate results.

Learn more about Lazyboy broken footrest and spring…


Power Recliner Won’t Move
Sometimes your power recliner won’t move, and this happens because of a loose in-line plug. Grab a flashlight, check the base and ensure that all the connections of the wire that goes around the base aren’t loose. When you find any loose connections, just reconnect them and carry out some preventative measures by wrapping them in black electrical tape.

Power Recliner Hand Control Not Working
When you are in the middle of closing the power recliner using the hand control, the mechanism can cut the hand control’s wire, causing it stop working. To fix it, locate the hand control’s cut wire underneath the base and twist it back together. Wrap the part where it cut in black electrical tape and make sure that it is placed away from the mechanism by securing it on the frame using zip ties.

Learn more about fixing your Lazyboy power recliner…

Tilts or Reclines When Not in Recline Position
The recliner’s mechanism is most likely bent or broken when you notice that it is tilting as if you have reclined it when it is not in the reclining position. Inspect the recliner to see if any of its parts are bent or broken and replace them or take it to a repairman or authorized dealer.

Tilts or Reclines Too Much
If you find that when you lean into the chair, it reclines way too much for your liking, then it means that the recliner’s mechanism isn’t providing enough tension to support your body weight. What you need to do is increase the tension of the mechanism to solve this problem.

Feet Don’t Touch the Floor
Your feet don’t touch the floor when you sit on the recliner because its base is too far from the ground. To fix this, all you need to do is adjust the pitch of the recliner downwards in order to bring the base closer to the floor.

Learn more about Lazyboy recliner adjustments…

Fabric or Leather Damage
You don’t need to throw away your recliner just because you have noticed an imperfection in the fabric or leather due to tears, stains or burn holes. You just need to purchase a repair kit for your fabric or leather. The repair kit will contain everything you need to fix the imperfection.

The Chair is no Longer Comfortable
When the chair is no longer comfortable when you sit on it, it means the padding is the issue. This leads to the cushion getting too compressed, causing your body to sink into it without adequate support. You need to have the padding replaced by an authorized Lazyboy dealer in order to fix this problem.

Learn how to take care of your Lazyboy recliner…

Need Specific Parts for My Chair
Sometimes when you inspect you chair, you will find that a specific part is broken or worn out, such as the mechanism’s spring or recliner handle. Your best bet is to quickly find a replacement part by searching for it on amazon.com or ebay.com.


Now that you know the common problems associated with Lazyboy recliners, their solutions and were to get replacement parts, if they are needed, we hope you won’t panic should one of these problems surface. Most solutions provided here will save you hundreds of dollars in repairs, so always try to see if you can repair it yourself before replacing the unit or taking it to a repairman or authorized dealer.

One comment | Add One

  1. Alice Davidson - 09/19/2017 at 2:01 pm

    The footrest on our Lazyboy rocker recliner goes up but the chair keeps rocking and shouldn’t. I don’t know the name of the part I need. The last time we had the Lazyboy repairman here he did not have the part to repair this because he was here for a different repair. Can you help with the part name for this?

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