When you look at the chair, it appears to be leaning.
- Bent reclining mechanism that is leaning - If the mechanism is leaning, the chair will follow. This is one of the most common causes.
- Uneven padding across the top of the back or seat - also a common cause. This is a padding issue, not structural.
- Chair frame constructed out of square - When this is the case, you'll have this problem from day one. (This is not a common cause.)
- Frame listing or leaning - On older chairs, wooden frames can loosen up over time and develop leans or creaking noises.
- Floor uneven - Move the chair to several different locations within the same room. Does the chair lean in some spots, but not others? If so, the floor is uneven.
- My seat is sinking / I feel like I'm leaning when seated.
- My back hurts, the chair is no longer comfortable.
- It feels like there's a hole in the seat.
If there's a "hole" today that wasn't there yesterday, it's probably a broken seat spring or webbing.
Solution: Roll the chair over to have a look at the springs under the seat. If any are broken, you'll see them hanging down or poking through the dust cover. Have a tech replace or reattach springs as necessary.
Problems With Operation
- The reclining mechanism binds or gets stuck during operation.
Solution: Roll the chair over and look for objects caught in the mechanism: toys, etc. No obstructions? Have a repair tech repair your mechanism.
- The footrest leans when the recliner is open.
- All footrests on my reclining sofa (or loveseat) strike the carpet before closing.
Solution: If your unit has adjustable floor glides, raise them along the front floor rail of the unit. If you have none, place a tall leg cup under each glide.