How To Repair My Office Chair

Are you tired of sitting in a squeaky, wobbly office chair that’s seen better days? Don’t rush to replace it just yet! With a little bit of effort, you can repair your beloved office chair. In this guide, we’ll walk you through the process of repairing your office chair. From fixing uneven height adjustments to dealing with stuck castors, we’ve got you covered.

Assess the Problem:

Before you start any repair work, take time to identify the specific issues with your office chair. Inspect the height adjustment, mechanism, the base, wheels and armrests. Note down any damages, loose parts, or wear and tear.

Fixing Height Adjustment:

If your chair stuck at an uncomfortable height or refuses to stay in place? The culprit might be a faulty gas cylinder. To fix this, first, remove the gas cylinder from the chair mechanism and base carefully. Measure the travel of the cylinder and order on from our online shop.  Once the new cylinder is in place, you can reassemble the chair.

Office Chair Gas
Range of office chair gas cylinders

Stabilizing the Mechanism:

A wobbly chair can be both irritating and unsafe. Start by tightening all screws and bolts connecting the chair mechanism to the seat and wheels. If you find any missing or damaged screws, replace them with suitable replacements. This should restore stability to your chair. If there is still play or movement from the mechanism you can check for a suitable replacement here.

Knee Tilt Mechanism

Silencing Squeaks:

Is your chair emitting annoying squeaks every time you move? A bit of lubrication can go a long way. Apply a silicone-based lubricant to all the moving parts of the chair, including the swivel mechanism and joints. This will reduce the friction and eliminate those bothersome noises.

Reviving Upholstery:

Worn-out or torn upholstery can significantly detract from your chair’s aesthetics and comfort. Not quite the DIY but feel free to contact us for pricing.

Replacing broken Wheels/Casters:

Damaged or worn-out chair wheels can hinder smooth movement. Luckily, most office chair wheels are easily replaceable. Purchase new wheels of the same size and type as the old ones, and simply snap them into place. Your chair will move effortlessly again. Our range of castors available here in our online shop.

Tightening Armrests:

Loose armrests can be bothersome and may lead to discomfort during prolonged use. To address this issue, ensure all screws attaching the armrests to the chair are tightly secured. If the armrests are damaged beyond repair, consider getting replacement arms.

Repairing your office chair is a rewarding and cost-effective solution to get your office chair back to comfortable working condition. Not only does it safe you money, it also stops used chairs from landing on landfills thus protecting our environment. Not feeling up to the task. Feel free to contact us. We can quote on chair repairs onsite or you can drop it of at our workshop for a quotation.