How to Repair your Lazyboy Recliner

Lazyboy recliners are undoubtedly synonymous to comfort, quality and durability. However, it is almost always everyone’s favorite piece of furniture in the house, and is thus the most overused. No matter how careful you are in taking care of your Lazyboy, time will come that your favorite recliner would need professional maintenance and repair. When your Lazyboy cries its first SOS, make sure to pay attention immediately. Just leaving it will make your furniture susceptible to more damage, not to mention, more repair costs.

SOLUTION to Common Lazyboy Recliner Problems:
Feet don’t touch floor / Leans too far back
Footrest stuck in UP or DOWN position

How do you go about with Lazyboy recliner repairs? Here are some tips that can help you.

1. Check for warranty coverage
If you bought your recliner brand new, you will be entitled to warranties. Many Lazyboy recliners come with limited lifetime warranty on certain parts and mechanisms, while most parts are covered by repair and service for at least a year. Note though that this warranty does not cover improper use, nor does it pay for transport and handling. So if your recliner fails you and you are not at any fault, you wouldn’t need to cover the cost of the repair.

2. Ask assistance from your dealer.
If your warranty coverage period has already expired, you can always ask assistance from the dealer where you purchased your recliner. Assuming you have bought from an authorized and reliable Lazyboy dealer, they will surely provide you assistance when required. If they are unavailable for one reason or another, you can check other authorized dealers in your area. The Lazyboy website should be able to provide you information about local dealers.

3. Ask the help of your local repairman.
If your warranty has expired, you will need to shoulder all the cost of repairing your recliner. Asking the help of your local repairman is a reasonable option if you want to save on cost. Look for a repairman who has sufficient experience with handling recliners. They will be able to assist you in looking for repair parts as well.

4. Ask for recommendations.
There will surely be a number of Lazyboy owners in your neighborhood. Ask neighbors and friends if they can recommend you a good Lazyboy recliner repair service. Ask for tips so you know what to expect when having your chair repaired.

5. Check the manual.
Did you know that there are simple Lazyboy problems you can fix yourself? Check out the manual which came with your Lazyboy purchase. The manual provides tips for maintaining and taking care of your Lazyboy chair. However, do not attempt to do a DIY repair on your recliner if the problem requires professional handling. Remember that a Lazyboy is not as simple to repair as a wooden chair. In most cases, careful handling and experience is required. You would not want to end up causing more damage to your chair.

If your recliner starts failing you and no longer gives you the same comfort and relaxation as it used to, bring it in for repairs as soon as you can.

Looking for Lazyboy recliner parts? Read our Finding Lazyboy Recliner Parts article.

8 comments | Add One

  1. caroline fielder - 02/20/2010 at 3:06 pm

    Just bought two swivel leather recliners, have sent 2 back, still same problem. when going back into position to get up, chair makes a very very loud crack noise. can’t be good for the mechanism and I can’t stand the loud noise. we have had other lazy boy recliners, never with this problem. what will stop this short of having to return them – again!?

  2. pat - 04/5/2011 at 4:06 pm

    my recliner’s footrest sloops down, where can I have this repaired & the cost to do so !

  3. kiah fuhrer - 03/6/2014 at 4:14 pm

    I have the same problem as caroline fielder. My chair makes a loud cracking noise when getting up .should I return the chair or is ther another possible solution

  4. Carrieri - 10/23/2014 at 5:25 pm

    My recliner foot rest slopes down makes me fel like i am slooopng downhill when i dit on it. Where & how much to fix it.

  5. Eric - 12/14/2014 at 10:18 am

    The right back portion of our LB is not working. The back remains in a 1/2 position no matter whether the foot rest is up or down!

  6. Joy - 04/1/2017 at 8:36 pm

    Where can we have our leather recliners repaired? We have faded spots from wear and use.

  7. Robert Bennett - 04/27/2017 at 6:51 pm

    foot rest motor went bad how to I re-install and get timing correct(foot rest went up but did not come down)

  8. Mary Margot Moore - 07/19/2017 at 3:26 pm

    where can I get parts for Lazboy power recliner?

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