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How to Repair Office Chair

Don't Be a Chair-ity Case! DIY Office Chair Repairs to Save the Day Here is how to repair office chair on your own

how to repair office chair

Is your once-trusty office chair now a squeaky, wobbly mess? Don't despair! Before you toss it and invest in a whole new throne, consider some DIY repairs. You might be surprised at what you can fix yourself with a little know-how and some basic tools.

Common Office Chair Issues and How to Tackle Them:How to Repair Office Chair

  • The Sinking Feeling:  A hydraulic problem is often the culprit behind a chair that loses height. You can try tightening the shaft collar located at the base of the gas cylinder with an Allen wrench. If that doesn't work, a replacement gas cylinder might be necessary (consult Jobel General Hardware professionals for this one).

  • Squeaking Symphony:  Those annoying squeaks can usually be silenced with a good lubricant. Apply a few drops of WD-40 or silicone spray to the joints where metal parts connect. Wipe away any excess to avoid staining the chair.

  • The Wobbly Woes:  A wobbly chair can be caused by loose screws or bolts. Flip your chair over and inspect the frame and base for any loose connections. Tighten them up with a screwdriver or wrench.

  • Armchair Annoyances:  Are your chair arms loose or wobbly? Similar to the frame, check for loose screws at the attachment points and tighten them accordingly. If the armrests are cracked or broken, replacement parts might be needed.

  • Caster Catastrophe:  Trouble rolling around? Check if the casters (wheels) are loose or damaged. Tighten any loose screws or replace worn-out casters with new ones.

Safety First!

Before attempting any repairs, make sure your chair is unplugged from any electrical cords and unloaded. It's also wise to have a friend help hold the chair steady while you work, especially if disassembling parts.

When to Call in Jobel General Hardware Professionals:

While some repairs are DIY-friendly, some issues require a professional touch. Here are some signs it's time to call in the experts:

  • Broken welds or frames:  These require specialized tools and welding skills.

  • Hydraulic cylinder failure:  Replacing a gas cylinder can be tricky and might require special tools.

  • Extensive upholstery damage: Reupholstering a chair might be beyond your DIY capabilities.

Remember, a little effort can go a long way in reviving your office chair. So grab your toolbox and put these tips to the test! You might just save yourself some money and keep your comfortable work throne for years to come.

Additional Tips:

  • Take pictures before disassembling any parts to help you put everything back together correctly.

  • If you're unsure about tackling a specific repair, consult Jobel General Hardware or manuals for your chair model.

  • When tightening screws or bolts, avoid overdoing it to prevent stripping the threads.

By following these tips and a little DIY spirit, you can keep your office chair rolling smoothly and comfortably for a long time.

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