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Replacing a Damaged Mechanism

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Is your once-comfortable office chair now a squeaky, stubborn foe? A malfunctioning mechanism can be the culprit behind a chair that tilts erratically, won't stay adjusted, or simply feels off. But before you toss it out, consider a DIY fix! Replacing the mechanism can be a cost-effective way to get your favorite chair back in working order.

Here's what you'll need:

  • Replacement mechanism (compatible with your chair model) - You can find these in Jobel General Hardware.

  • Socket wrench set or screwdrivers (depending on your chair's assembly)

  • Pliers (optional)

  • Rubber mallet (optional)

Safety First!

  • Before you begin, clear a workspace and make sure the chair is unloaded.

  • Take pictures during disassembly for easier reassembly.

Step-by-Step Guide:

  1. Identify the culprit: Common issues include a broken lever, worn-out spring, or malfunctioning internal components.

  2. Disassemble the chair: Flip the chair over and locate the screws or bolts holding the seat pan to the mechanism. Carefully remove them, detaching the seat and gas lift cylinder (if necessary).

  3. Remove the old mechanism: Depending on the chair, you might need to remove additional components or detach levers with pliers.

  4. Install the new mechanism: Align the new mechanism with the mounting holes and secure it with the screws or bolts you removed earlier. Reattach the seat pan and gas lift cylinder.

  5. Test and adjust: Sit on the chair and test the functionality. Make any necessary adjustments to levers or tension knobs according to your preferences.

Need a Visual Aid?

For a more detailed breakdown, consider searching for video tutorials specific to your chair model on [YouTube].

Bonus Tip: While you have the chair disassembled, take some time to clean and lubricate any moving parts. This can help prevent future squeaks and ensure smooth operation.

Replacing a damaged office chair mechanism is a straightforward project that can save you money and extend the life of your chair. With a little effort, you can be back to enjoying a comfortable and supportive workspace in no time!

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