Things You'll Need
Ratchet and socket
If your recliner is no loner as comfortable as it used to be, there is no need to buy a new one. By changing the worn chair springs you can restore the chair to the same level of comfort it provided when you first purchased it. The replacement procedure is easy enough that you can perform it yourself and save the money you would otherwise need to buy a new one.
Turn the chair upside down, locate the spring retainer bolts on the bottom of the chair using the flashlight, then unbolt the two retaining bolts on each side of the chair using the ratchet and socket.
Pull one end of the spring from the bottom of the chair, then unbolt the other end of the spring from the foot rest using the ratchet and socket.
Bolt the new spring onto the foot rest with the ratchet and socket, then position the other end of the spring on the bottom of the chair where it will mount. You may need the help of a friend to hold the spring in place.
Bolt the other end of the spring to the bottom of the chair using the ratchet and socket.
Eric W. Thompson
Eric W. Thompson began his writing career in 1996 and is now a member of the All-USA Academic Team, having been featured in "USA Today" as one of the top 20 community college students in the country. He is currently taking a break from earning an undergraduate degree in contemplative psychology at Naropa University.