How to Remove the Back of a La-Z-Boy Couch

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Installation is the reverse of removal.

La-Z-Boy makes a wide variety of recliner chairs and couches. One way to make moving a couch less difficult is to remove the back of the couch. The couch is actually two halves that join together either by brackets or with a console in the center. Removing the back of a La-Z-Boy couch is the same as removing one from its recliner chairs. Each couch back pivots on a locking bracket. The key is uncovering the bracket lever so you can unlock the bracket.


Step 1

Pull the La-Z-Boy couch far enough from any walls so you can comfortably get behind. Find the fabric strips with the Velcro that cover the rear lock levers. The flaps are at the lower center between the two backs and between each back and the lower portion of the arm.

Step 2

Peel the fabric covering strips away to reveal the lock levers. Insert a flat-head screwdriver between the lever and the bracket from the bottom of the lever.

Step 3

Pry the lever up with a screwdriver so it is pointing toward you. Repeat for each lock lever.

Step 4

Grasp the back of the couch at the sides with both hands. Lift straight up to remove the back from the couch. Repeat for the opposite half of the couch.



Kenneth Crawford

Kenneth Crawford is a freelance writer with more than 10 years of experience. His work has appeared in both print and online publications, including "The American Chronicle." Crawford holds an associate degree in business administration from Commonwealth College.