Yes, generally speaking, if your power recliner has stopped working, it usually can be repaired. In a lot of cases, a broken recliner is an easy fix. So if you sit down in your chair and find that the recliner won’t work, don’t stress out straight away!
There are lots of different things that can cause your power recliner to stop working. In a lot of cases, it is something as simple as a malfunction in the electrical system which is a very easy fix indeed.
So, before you panic that your power recliner is beyond repair, it is best to troubleshoot this issue.
The majority of power recliners will come with a remote control that can be used to control the reclining function of the chair. On this remote control, you will usually find a button that is labelled ‘reset’.
It might sound stupid to say that one of the best ways to fix a broken recliner is to essentially switch it off and back on.
But this really is one of the best ways to fix some of the common issues that power recliners experience. So, if your recliner is playing up, press this ‘reset’ button and see if it fixes the issue.
If this doesn’t fix the issue, then this doesn’t mean that your power recliner is beyond repair. It simply means that you might not be able to fix the issue yourself, and that you should contact a professional.
But don’t worry because most issues that power recliners face can be easily fixed by someone who knows what they are doing.
How do you replace a power recliner motor?
If resetting your power recliner does not fix the issue, then the device is probably experiencing an issue with its motor. This is a fairly common issue, and can easily be fixed once you know what you are doing. So, let’s take a look at how you replace a power recliner motor.
But, before you decide to replace your power recliner motor yourself, check whether you are still in warranty, or not. If you fix this issue yourself then it might damage your warranty, meaning the company will not fix your power recliner if you experience any more issues.
However, if you are out of warranty, you must begin by disconnecting your recliner from the power, and leaning it onto its side. This allows you access to the power cord, which you should then disconnect, followed by the din plug which is at the side of the motor.
Then move onto the clevis and remove this from the base of your recliner, before finally disconnecting the power motor.
You can then install your new power motor by putting it in the exact same place as the old motor, and reconnecting it to the clevis. Ensuring that none of the cables are tangled, you should then begin reconnecting the din plug and the power cord which you removed earlier.
Once this is done, place your recliner back vertical, reconnect it to the power source, and it should now work.
How much does it cost to fix a power recliner?
As we have said, in most cases, a power recliner can be fixed if it has broken. However, the cost of fixing it will vary. This is because the cost of repairs depends on so many things.
Not only does it depend on what is actually wrong with your power recliner, but it will also be influenced by the area that you are in, the make and model of the recliner, and how easy it is to get parts for the device.
Generally speaking, you can expect to spend anywhere up to $150-200 to fix your power recliner. This will, of course, depend on what the issue is, and how easy it is to repair.
This is why it is always best to get a quote for the work before you give the mechanic the go ahead to complete the work.
If your recliner was only a cheap model, then you might find that the cost of repairs are more than the recliner is worth, so you might decide to scrap the recliner and buy a new one.
The cheapest way to fix your broken power recliner is to do it yourself. This is because you will only be paying for the costs of the parts, and not the additional cost of labor. So, if you are particularly handy, it might be worth doing the work yourself to keep the costs down.
What do you do when your electric recliner stops working?
When you sit down in your chair, and press the button to make it recline, only to find it does not work, then this can be a very stressful time.
Electric recliners are by no means cheap, which is why it can be particularly worrying if the device stops working suddenly. But, the most important thing is not to panic, as in a lot of cases, these issues can be easily fixed.
The first thing that you should do when your recliner stops working is checking the power connection. If there is any strain on the power cable, then it is possible that it will have worked loose from the socket, causing your recliner to stop working.
Should the cable still be connected, check around the room to see if all the other electrical devices are working. If they are not, then there could be an issue with your electricity, not an issue with your recliner.
If the issue is not your electric, try unplugging your recliner then plugging it back into the electrical outlet as this could fix the problem. However, if it does not, try to find your recliner remote and press the ‘reset’ button to see if that solves the issue.
Try all of these things out to see if you can get your electric recliner working again. But if they do not work, it might be time to call a professional to identify and fix the problem.
Why did my electric couch stop working?
Electric couches work slightly differently to electric recliners, so if your couch suddenly stops working, you should do things a little differently. Again, don’t panic or stress, as this is usually a fairly easy problem to fix.
If your electric couch suddenly stops working you should begin by checking the transformer box. This is located at the back of your sofa, and it will display a light to notify you that the sofa is working properly.
As long as the sofa is working properly, it should display a green light. However, if there is an issue with the sofa then this light will turn red, or not display a light at all.
As electric couches are a lot more complex than a regular recliner chair, then there isn’t much that you can do to fix the issue yourself. You can try disconnecting then reconnecting the couch to the power, however this often will not make a difference.
In most cases, you will need to contact the company from which you bought the couch as they will have technicians who will be able to fix the problem. This will likely cost you money, but it will get your couch back in full working order once more.