How to Disassemble a Lazyboy Recliner Back

Its moving day and you are wondering how to carry your Lazyboy recliner, which is a relatively heavy piece of furniture, out of the house. Lifting it can put you at risk of body injuries, especially back injuries, and this should be avoided at all costs. Luckily, modern Lazyboy recliners have a removable back that can be separated from the body and reassembled with ease. Read on to find out how to do this.

How to Disassemble / Remove Back
Separating the back from the body is an easy process. All you need is a standard flat screwdriver and to perform the following steps:

– Locate the locking brackets at the back of the recliner on each side; they are situated in the narrow space in the middle of the back and armrest.
– Using the screwdriver, push the locking bracket’s locking lever all the way up on each side in order to disengage the back. If you can’t see the levers properly, try using a flashlight to shed some light and see better.
– Use the screw driver to gently pry the back from the body. This will lift it and completely disengage it.
– Standing behind the recliner, grab both sides of the back and gently rock it from left to right while lifting to separate it from the body.
And just like that, the recliner is ready to be moved, since you can now carry the back and the body separately. And for safety reasons, do not try to use the recliner until the back is properly reassembled, which we will talk about next.

How to Reassemble / Install Back
Now that you have safely carried the recliner to where it needs to be, it is time to return its back to the normal position so that you can use it. Do the following steps:

– Take the back and lay it across the body, making sure that it is in between the armrests.
– Lift it at a slight angle in order to align its locking brackets with the ones located on the body.
– Lower the back onto the body and make sure that the brackets are fully engaged.
– Verify that the back is indeed fully engaged by standing behind the recliner and wiggling the back from left to right. If both or a single bracket becomes comes out of place, then the brackets did not properly engage. At this point, you should disassemble it again and repeat the previous steps until you get it right.
– If all previous steps have been done correctly, take the screwdriver and push the locking levers all the way down in order to lock the back’s brackets and secure it to the body.

Now that the back has been returned to its proper position, the recliner is ready for safe usage again. If you fail to reassemble the back, you should call a professional or contact your nearest Lazyboy dealer for assistance.

You can also watch the video below that shows the whole thing:

When moving day comes, you won’t be dreading carrying your Lazyboy recliner, since you can remove the back from the body when leaving and put it back on arrival. This way, you are at no risk of incurring the common injuries that occur when trying to lift heavy furniture out of the house.

2 comments | Add One

  1. jim - 08/14/2017 at 8:14 am

    How about instructions for removing the back of a motorized lift chair.

  2. Nancy - 09/18/2017 at 7:00 pm

    It would be helpful to have a nice clear picture of the locking bracket marked with where, exactly, to put the screwdriver. I am not sure whether I am not applying ehough force or if I am poking the screwdriver at the wrong place.

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