Lazyboy Swivel Base Replacement, Repair & Installation

You will agree with me a lot of home gadgets come with additional features. It can function properly even without. The function of a Swivel base is no different as this tool helps to rotate the recliner. Perhaps, your type of recliner doesn’t have this feature, or it needs replacement/repairs. No worries, all you need is a guide to help install, replace and repair the Lazy Boy swivel base.

Guides to Install, Replace or Repair Swivel Base
The Lazy Boy Swivel base is a luxury tool, but based on the owner’s preference you can decide to add it to your recliner, repair or replace it when damaged. Note that the installation of your Swivel base depends on the recliner model.

1. Invert Your Recliner Upwards
To make your installation less stressful and also keep your work environment tidy, it is advisable that you make use of a sheet. Turn over the chair on the tarp to reveal the base mechanisms. You might want to ask for help.

2. Remove The Detachable Coverings
It is only when you expose the chair mechanism that you will be able to proceed with your installation, replacement or repair. This can be simply be done by removing the detachable coverings by using your hand, claw hammer or screwdriver for coverings that come with screws and nuts.

3. Remove The Swivel Base
This is only necessary if you want to replace your swivel base. Spin the base of the chair so that the holes on the swivel base align with holes on the base of the chair. Then, unscrew the swivel base to reveal the other mechanism.

4. Detach The Screws Of Your Rocking Base And Remove It
There is a need to detach the screws of your Recliner rocking base, but WATCH OUT! Take a concise note of the springs. Place an object to fill the space between the springs so that the holes line up. This will also prevent the base from sinking and eliminate stress and trust me; it saves time.

5. Detach The Mechanisms From Rocking Base
To install the swivel base, detach the reclining mechanism from the frame of the rocking base. Then you can take heed of the next step below.

6. Screw-In The Frame Of Swivel To Reclining Mechanism
This is the stage where you can attach your frame to the reclining mechanism by screwing it in. The reclining mechanism has about 3-4 holes for attachment. It is important that the frame is securely fitted to the reclining mechanism so you can make use of 3 holes.
Flip it over across the crossbars, and use a stick to hold it in place. Make sure the holes align at the sides. In case the holes are not well aligned, use a metallic object such as claw hammer to adjust it, so it doesn’t make things difficult. Make sure to screw in the sides as well to the crossbars.

7. Lock In Swivel Base
With all the above steps in place, you can now attach your swivel base. Place your swivel base across the pre-designed holes and carefully lock them in with special 360 rotating screws. Rotate and spin the swivel base to ensure it’s flexible.

Where to buy Swivel Base Parts?
Buying online is a great choice as it’s convenient and also the cheapest option. Depending on where you are located, shipping is usually free. Head over to our, Lazyboy recliner parts page for more info or check out the listings below:

Conclusively, we have drafted the guide above to give you homemade easy steps to install, replace and repair your Lazy Boy swivel base. we do hope you find this post helpful. If you need of any Lazyboy repair guide, our How to Repair your Lazyboy Recliner will be useful.

3 comments | Add One

  1. Caroline Pendzick - 05/6/2019 at 12:06 pm

    The 4 screws the hold the circle wooden base to my lazy boy swivel rocker are loose and/or somehow come through the holes in the base. The rest of the chair is in perfect condition so I hate to throw it away. Do I need to replace the whole wooden base where the problem seems to be only that the screws are no longer attached to it?

  2. Dean Pedersen - 05/31/2019 at 11:54 pm

    What is the swivel base made of? An what is the outside diameter of the base?

  3. James Mcgee - 06/30/2019 at 3:16 am

    I have a lazyboy rocker recliner. I would like to know if I could turn it into a swivel rocker recliner by changing the base?

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