Lazyboy Recliner Remote Control Replacement and Troubleshooting

Do you have a Lazyboy power recliner, but the remote doesn’t work? Then you wonder what may be happening. Well, the remote may not work for two reasons. It is either you haven’t synced it correctly, or a component is missing or damaged

So, if you are in such a dire situation, don’t worry, as this article will reveal tips on how to sync, troubleshoot or replace such remote. Let’s get started.

How to Sync and Program Remote Control

If you just got your Lazyboy recliner delivered, but the remote doesn’t work. Here’s what you do.

Disconnect the Power
• First off, look for a “Do not disturb” button by the side of the chair.
• Switch off the button if it’s in an ON position, so your remote can communicate to your chair. Pick your remote and remove the back cover to expose the batteries, then remove them.
• Check for the power supply cable, remove the batteries present in the adapter, and unplug the power supply.
• Once you take this step, wait for 10 seconds before you move to the next stage.

Check the power recliner for a “Find Me Button,” then activate
• After waiting 10 seconds, move on to check the recliner side for a Find Me Button”.
• This button comes with an hourglass symbol on it. Go ahead and press this button to activate.
• Pick up your remote and move on to the next step.

Reset Remote Button
• Look for good quality batteries and insert them into the remote.
• Look for a paperclip, bend it and insert it into a reset hole beneath the battery container.
• Push the paper clip into the reset hole, do this until you hear a click sound. The click sound signifies you have reset your remote.
• Wait for the following sequence of three beeps which shows you have a successful pair to your chair.
• Next up, ensure proper placement of batteries, get the remote cover, and place over the batteries for protection.

Test the chair
• Place the batteries inside your power adapter and plug them back in.
• Use the remote to see if it automatically reclines. If it doesn’t, look for any part you missed in steps 1 – 3 and try again.
• In another case, you should consider diagnostic tests and repair to see what went wrong.

Troubleshooting and Repair

When the recliner doesn’t work with the unit, it might occur due to a distortion in power cables. Here’s what you should do. Unplug the unit. turn over the power recliner unit, and then check all connected wiring parts.

Remove connected cable for a while and place back. Do this for all the parts connected in such a manner. Check the battery of the power adaptor to see if the battery is of good quality. Also, check batteries in the wireless remote to make sure it’s of good quality. Try to see if you can sync the remote to the recliner. If that process doesn’t work after a while, consider getting a new unit or take for repairs.

With regards to repair, there are three things you should check for and repair with your power recliner remote. This is basically for the wired remote type.

The first one is when the remote wire has a damaging cut. For this part, you need to get a new wire set for such a remote. Listen, you may need professional help, but it’s alright if you can do this the DIY way. When the wire of your power recliner appears with a cut, the first thing is to unscrew the remote and expose the internal component.

One prominent part is the board chip which takes the remote. Remove the wire from the motherboard, and cut part of the damaged wire out. Place the reminder on the board, get a soldering iron for complete attachment to the board, place it in the remote, cover the part and screw the remote. Meanwhile, if the wire is entirely damaged or burnt, you may consider buying a new unit from the market store.

Where to Buy Replacement & Parts

You buy any part of a Lazyboy recliner from any online commercial store. One such is Amazon, and you can get parts such as remote, power adapter, rackets, and other minor components. You can also lookup stores that sell furniture parts on your local directory to see one close by.

This concludes all information about the remote control of power recliners. They come in two types of wire or wireless (battery-powered). With wireless, there are little to no faults except to troubleshoot whenever it isn’t wired. It’s a different case with a wired remote control where you can replace or adjust the connecting wire.

23 comments | Add One

  1. Cyndie - 12/1/2021 at 6:48 am

    So any suggestions on how to locate a motherboard for a 2003 lazy boy chair that has all the heat/massage features and looks brand new?? Called the manufacturer and they are no help, but I am in Canada and heading to US shortly so maybe somewhere there?

  2. Leslie o - 01/29/2022 at 4:37 pm

    How do I remove the remote from my Lazy Boy?

    It seems to be connected to a box with other modular cords

    The remote seems to be wired into the box. I cannot find an easy way to disconnect the remote cord

    The style number is 1HR582

    Thank you for the help

  3. Constance Goldstein - 03/21/2022 at 3:03 am

    I need a fix or new remote control for model 11860. 10 button can I use a less expensive universal remote with less buttons or where can I get my control fixed. Thanks

  4. Donna w - 04/19/2022 at 3:18 pm

    Cordless remote stopped working. Tried 2 sets new batteries. Remote suppose to lit up when removed from housing. Won’t light. If I press on a button I can get a faint blue light. Any ideas

  5. Richard Jamison - 04/26/2022 at 1:01 pm

    I have tried everything to sync or pair this wireless remote. I’ve watched the video, replaced all the batteries, reset the paper clip. Hole. Remote never beeps, but the keys light up. The saved. Position #1 and home button on the chair works so I know the recliner mechanics work. I haven’t been able to find a new one. I need this chair to sleep in for medical reasons. Can you help me? Thank you

  6. Don Dodson - 05/14/2022 at 11:25 am

    I need a remote 11890u-07

  7. Terri Zeeb - 06/6/2022 at 8:37 pm

    Is there a replacement remote that can replace 75000275 remote?
    Thank you for your help.
    Terri Zeeb

  8. Judy C - 07/29/2022 at 1:45 pm

    This is for Donna W-04-19/ 2022. There is a switch on the Lazyboy chair where the remote goes. it is sort like a kill switch. It keeps little kids from using the remote. Just move it and see if that helps. Good luck It is called Do not Disturb

  9. Bridget Staunton - 08/2/2022 at 4:19 pm

    which way is off on the “do not disturb” is it to the left or the right

  10. Bridget Staunton - 08/2/2022 at 4:20 pm

    which way is off on the “do not disturb” is it left or right

  11. Donna Brosge - 10/15/2022 at 12:41 pm

    I have a lazy boy recliner with built in power controls. I need surgery on my right arm and unable to use controls. Can I have a hand held remote installed.? Don’t know model #. Recliner is 3 years old and works perfectly. In excellent condition. Thanks

  12. Diane Mitchell - 12/6/2022 at 6:13 pm

    My wireless remote for chair doesn’t work. I have followed a video to reset the chair and the remote to no avail. Now what? Any help will be appreciated.

  13. Kathy F - 05/28/2023 at 7:18 pm

    How /where can I find the right remote control for my LB recliner? I bought it second hand, no remote. Unfortunately the controls are on the right side, and I am having right shoulder surgery in two months.
    I have the AK number, but finding a place to purchase and making sure it’s the right one is a problem. Please help. Thank you!

  14. Dave - 06/20/2023 at 3:12 pm

    I have tried everything to sync or pair this wireless remote. I’ve watched the video, replaced all the batteries, reset the paper clip. Hole. Remote never beeps, but the keys light up. The saved. Position #1 and home button on the chair works so I know the recliner mechanics work. Can you help me? Thank you

  15. Bea C - 07/24/2023 at 11:43 am

    My Mother’s Lazy Boy’s remote is shorting out on her and works sporadically.
    I had to put electrical tape on the curly cord of the remote. I think it needs to be replaced.


  16. Kurb - 08/31/2023 at 1:10 pm

    Cannot get remote to synchronize with chair. Went through reset steps several times. Remote will not produce three beeps after paperclip reset. Not receiving synch verification. Chair does not respond

  17. Linda Mac - 09/11/2023 at 5:03 pm

    I watched the video and tried to sync my remote. I lastly used the paper clip but got no beeps. Nothing works. Please can you help

  18. Denise - 10/2/2023 at 6:09 pm

    I have followed the directions, and get the remote to work. But never get the 3 beeps. The remote then works for a day or 2 at most, but then I have to go thru the whole process again. What am I doing wrong?

  19. Gary - 10/22/2023 at 7:03 pm

    I have tried to sync remote to chair and have watched the video. I’m not getting the 3 beeps.
    What should I do next?

  20. Peter - 11/18/2023 at 5:41 pm

    Denise, we have same issue. We can re-sync but never get 3 beeps…and it lasts 2 days or so. Anybody give you suggestions?

  21. donna - 11/24/2023 at 11:09 am

    Having same problem as Gary #19. cannot sync , not getting 3 beeps. Tried steps several times.

  22. Tim - 12/19/2023 at 7:00 pm

    Denise: did you ever figure out how to make the remote work more than 24 hours? My new LazBoy power recliner with power lumbar and headrest has that same issue. We got it only 31 days ago, but did not use it for 29 days…only tested it the first day it was delivered. Now, the remote only lasts for 24 hours before I have to spend 10 minutes crawling around and moving furniture to re-sync it. Did you get a service technician to visit or a new remote sent to you? Was it the internal wifi signal pack inside the chair that had to be replaced?

  23. Alan Frost - 12/27/2023 at 10:30 am

    Sure would be nice to see a successful reply to the many questions from those whose remotes pair but then drop connections in a day or three. I have THREE of these chairs, big $$$, and ALL THREE exhibit the same behavior! Worse yet, they don’t do it in sync with each other so it appears not to be caused by some RF interference. They are all in the same room, just feet from each other but all plugged into different duplexes. I have not yet tried to connect one to a different panel circuit, may try that. Has ANYONE solved this problem? Has anyone found a number for corporate tech support? Local service is worthless.

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