How to Fix Your Squeaky Lazyboy Recliner

You can get quite irritated when your Lazyboy recliner squeaks. This occurs when metal parts rub-off against each other (friction) or some nuts aren’t tightened. However, rather than call a professional for such a small issue. You can diagnose the problem by yourself. In this post, we will be giving out tips on how to fix your squeaky Lazyboy recliner. Just read through!

Guide to Fix Squeaky Lazyboy Recliner
This is a simple homemade remedy. All you need is a screwdriver, lubricant, two cotton cloth (moisturized and dried), claw hammer, Adjustable wrench, Tarp or sheet.

1. Place tarp beneath the recliner
What is the bottom line? Why do you need a tarp? Using a tarp or sheet makes your repair work easy, comes with little stress and provide a comfy environment. The next thing you do is sit on the chair and recline the chair to its max. Then turn over the chair on the tarp so you can access all its mechanism

2. Remove detachable covering
This can simply be done by hand. However, some coverings come with nuts and screws. Use a screwdriver or claw hammer to remove the detachable covering carefully as any damage to it will prevent you from reattaching it when you are done with repairs. Removing the detachable covering exposes the chair mechanisms.

3. Dust off the metal components
To fix the recliner effectively, it must be clean. Simply use a clean, moisture cotton cloth and clean all the dust and dirt off the metal components. This includes the spring, recliner mechanism, locking metal arm part and all other respective corners and edges of the other metal parts.

4. Check for loosed nuts and screws
Look out for any loose nuts or screws and ensure they are properly tightened. You can do this with the aid of an adjustable wrench by turning it in a clockwise direction. After this, look out for the next step.

5. Spray with a lubricant
Spray all metal components with lubricant, especially at the point of attachment of metal parts. Only apply to the areas with nuts, screws, hinges, bolts and all movable parts. Apply using a rag or cloth with caution by placing the rag behind metal. You sure don’t want to stain your recliner cushions.

6. Turn the Recliner upright and test run
Turn the recliner upright and close it up. Repeat this for a few times and listen to any sounds of squeaks. If you succeed in eliminating the squeaks, then you are done. In case the squeaks persist turn over and apply lubricants making sure the nuts are well tightened.

7. Attach the covering
Once the squeaks stop, be rest assured you got your recliner in a perfect position. The next thing you need to do is to reattach the coverings and bolt or screw them over.

Spraying excess lubricant may affect reclining mechanism. It may prove fatal and dangerous in that it can easily drop down when trying to adjust reclining position. Be sure to pat dry the areas you apply oil to.

Here’s a useful related video that you can watch as well:

A squeaky Lazyboy recliner does not give you the course to buy a new one. One important thing is to ensure that then vital metal components are oiled regularly Following the easy to fix home remedies above, you can be sure of a lasting solution to your squeaky recliner.

If you have any other issues with your recliner, be sure to read our How to Troubleshoot your Lazyboy Recliner guide.

5 comments | Add One

  1. Robb - 10/31/2019 at 8:38 pm

    My recliner is squeaking. It started in the summer. There doesn’t seem to be any loose metal parts. It seems as though the wood is rubbing and causing the squeak. I thought the humidity caused the wood to swell but it’s the end of October and there is no humidity at this time. It is still rubbing. Any advice??
    Thank you,

  2. Thomas Bleichner - 02/13/2020 at 1:41 pm

    I too have the same issues with the wood rubbing and squeaking. And the video above shows absolutely nothing like a lazyboy recliner. It’s an office chair and the inner workings are completely different.

  3. Ron - 05/18/2020 at 7:09 pm

    Need part name and number that connects both motors and lifts foot rest.iy is made of a black plastic.Dog jumped up on footrest n it broke it .looks like some type of yoke.

  4. Doug Pagel - 08/20/2020 at 9:16 pm

    Mine squeaks when the footrest is up. Similar metals on the ratcheting footrest. Any idea how to reduce or prevent this noise?

  5. Sue Barr - 05/26/2023 at 1:35 am

    The massage motor on lazy boy recliner is making a squeaky noise. Your thoughts? Thank you

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