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Here’s a short video showing how to reduce the noise of a La-Z-Boy recliner when using the footrest and reclining. Find out why they make the sounds they do and 2 ways to quieten them down.
How To Reduce the Noise of a La-Z-Boy Recliner
Alright, if you’re having issues with the noise coming from your La-Z-Boy recliner, the mechanisms on them are made to make you as comfortable as possible, we’re gonna tell you why they make the noises that they do, and a couple of easy ways to dampen the sounds.
What makes the noise
So the noise that you’re hearing in your unit is the pawl and rack system, that keeps the base of the chair rocked back in the lock position, so that you can stay there asleep and whatnot. And this is your pawl, and this is your rack on the inside here, and what this does is when you recline the unit, the footrest comes out, this locks into the rack so that your base can sit back at an angle while you’re sitting in it and the footrest is up.
So when you flip the footrest out, you’ll see the pawl catches the rack there, footrest is all the way extended, and then when you go to recline back in your unit, that’s the noise that you hear.
2 ways to dampen the noise
The two easiest ways to dampen the sound are:
- Throw a rug under the recliner.
- Open and close the footrest slowly.
Now, the worst part about it is the big clunk that you get when you close the mechanism and then flip the footrest down.
So to help control the sound, you can open it and close it at a slower pace, and that’ll also help with the amount of noise that comes out of the unit.
Rock back into position. Now, when you go to let your footrest back in, do it at in a slower motion, you have half the noise of what you would while sitting in it and flipping it down at a faster speed.
Now that you understand why the mechanism does what it does and why you hear the noises that you do, one of the easiest ways to dampen the sound is to either open it and close it slowly or just throw a small rug underneath them.
This video was produced by Furniture Academy.
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