I have a recliner -- it may be a Barcalounger although the label says
the recliner was manufactured by a different company.
The footrest goes down normally but it then extends out all by itself,
creating a tripping hazard.
How can fix the recliner so the footrest remains down until I pull the
handle at the side of the recliner to extend the footrest?
Did the recliner do this when it was new? Is it supposed to do this?
You are the only one here in a position to examine the mechanism and
figure out how it works and effect a repair or modify it to suit your
Unless you post some very well-photographed pictures or create some
engineering diagrams showing how the unit is constructed, we can do very
little for you.
Find a similar-looking unit, turn it over and see how it is supposed
to look, take some photos and then go home and figure out what is
wrong with your unit. Sounds likke a broken spring as others have
On Sun, 30 Oct 2011 08:16:25 -0700 (PDT), gcotterl
Many recliners have a friction gizmo you can tighten to make it so the
mechanism can't move so easily that it won't stay in position. Flip
yours over and see if there is one, or more likely, two wing nuts you
can tighten a little so it stays in the position it's supposed to stay
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