How To Disassemble A Power Recliner Chair

how to disassemble a power recliner chair

Power recliner chairs are a highly sought-after furniture item found in many homes and offices. In this informative blog post, we will outline the circumstances in which dismantling a recliner is necessary and provide step-by-step instructions on how to properly disassemble the chair without causing any damage. By following these guidelines, you can ensure a safe and professional dismantling process that will allow you to easily transport or store your recliner.

Why do we need to dismantle the power recliner?

There are several circumstances when we may need to remove our recliners.

  1. Moving to a new home: When moving to a new home, we may need to remove and transport our recliners to the new location.

  2. Redecorating: If we are redecorating our home and changing the layout or style, we may need to remove our recliners temporarily to accommodate the changes.

  3. Wear and tear: Over time, recliners may become worn or damaged and need to be replaced or repaired. In this case, we would need to remove the old recliner and replace it with a new one.

  4. Health issues: If someone in the household has health issues that require special equipment or furniture, we may need to remove the recliner to make room for a medical device or more appropriate seating option.

  5. Safety concerns: If the recliner is damaged, unstable, or poses a safety hazard, it may need to be removed immediately for safety reasons.

Steps on Taking Apart a Recliner Chair

Step1. Disconnecting the cables:

Firstly disconnect the power switch, secondly disconnect all cables backrests from the base and the base from the armrests

Step2. Remove the recliner chair’s backrest

Using flat head screwdriver or your fingers, gently lift up the snap. Then slowly move the backrest away from the base. Eventually the backrest and the base can be completely separated

Backrest and base link for lift chair

Step3. Remove the recliner chair’s armrests

Simply grab the bottom of the handrail and lift it up slowly and firmly. You will be able to see the armrest gradually move away from the heavy base.

Step4. Rejoice in your accomplishments!

You have successfully dismantled your power recliner! Take a moment to bask in the glory of your newfound disassembling skills and treat yourself to some well-deserved self-praise.

Video of Dismantling a Recliner Chair


The disassembly steps outlined above serve as a reference for dismantling the Soulout power recliner chairs. Other brands may have slight variations in their disassembly processes, but the general procedure involves removing the backrest and armrests (with some brands allowing for the removal of the footrest as well).


How Can You Remove The Back Of An Electric Reclining Chair?

To remove the back of your electric reclining chair, locate the release lever or screws that are holding it in place and carefully undo them. Before removing the backrest, it is recommended to turn off the electricity to ensure safety.


Do I Need To Gather Any Tools Before Removing The Recliner?

Yes, you may need some tools to remove the recliner, such as a screwdriver or pliers. It's always a good idea to check the manufacturer's instructions or manual for any specific tools required for disassembly.

Can I Invite My Friends Over To Help Me Dismantle My Recliner Chair?

Certainly, you can ask your friends to help you dismantle your recliner chair. It's always a good idea to have an extra set of hands to make the process easier and safer. However, make sure your friends have the necessary skills and knowledge to help you, and that you follow the manufacturer's instructions for disassembly to avoid any damage or injury.

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