How to Replace a Valve in a Recliner?



Most zero-gravity recliners come with a reclining valve to ensure that it gives the right support. Along with the foam padding and chair design, the valve provides a great zero gravity relaxing experience. Finding the best recliner from all the reviews isn’t easy. So what happens when this valve gets broken? The recliner might not function as well as it should.

Here’s what you should do when the recliner fails to function as it should:

One: Turn the recliner upside down

To take a good look and see what the problem really is, you first need to turn the chair upside down. If the bolts are loose, tighten them. If there are parts that need lubrication, use an oil or some kind of lubricant.

Two: Check the lever and valve

If the lever and valve are broken, you might need to replace them with a new one. But before you can do that, you need to pull out the old parts from the recliner chair. Use a plier or screwdriver to undo the bolts and screws on the back of the chair handle. Then, pull out the cap. Use the plier to pull out the cable. In order to do this, you might need to compress the clip. Then, remove the lever and valve from the cable.

Three: Use your warranty

A new recliner chair always comes with a serial number. Make sure that you keep a copy of this number. When the chair is broken, contact the customer support service to see whether or not you can claim your warranty. There are parts of the recliner with a lifetime warranty. However, there are parts that don’t come with a warranty at all. Let the customer support staff assist you in finding the correct replacement for your recliner chair parts.

Four: Buy a new cable

Once you are ready to install the new recliner chair part, you need a new cable to keep it in its place. The cable, together with a clip, will secure the lever and valve.

Five: Test the recliner chair

Finally, you’re done repairing your recliner. Now, it’s time to test it out. Put the chair in the right position. Then, sit on it and see whether it works well or not. If it does, congratulate yourself. You’ve managed to make something work properly! However, if it still does not work, it might be time to call a professional. If the chair is old, you might want to replace it.


Follow the steps above if you experience any problem with your recliner chair. If you haven’t done any repair job before, it might be best to leave the task to a professional.

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