Updated at: 22-12-2022 - By: Sienna Lewis

Do you want to know how to replace the handle on your La-Z-Boy Recliner?

If you have a problem with your La-Z-Boy Home Furniture & Décor, we’re here to help.

This article and accompanying video will walk you through the process of changing the handle on your La-Z-Boy Recliner.

What You’ll Need to Replace Your Handle

In order to replace your La-Z-Boy Recliner Handle, you will need two important pieces and tools:

The La-Z-Boy replacement handle is the first one. You can get one of these by contacting your local store.

After that, you’ll need a T30 star bit, preferably one with an extension.

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How to Remove Your Old La-Z-Boy Handle

The footrest can now be raised by pulling the old handle all the way back. This will make it easier to get to the screw’s release.

Remove the screw from your recliner by kneeling down and using a drill with a T30 star bit.

Your recliner’s drive rod may now be seen through the old handle.

How to Install Your New La-Z-Boy Handle

Using the same footrest position as your old handle, slide the new handle onto the driving rod.

To secure the release screw, use a drill bit with a T30 star bit to tighten it.

Pull your new handle forward to bring your footrest back to the seated position.

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Replace your La-Z-Boy Recliner Handle with this simple and fast guide.

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Steps on Changing the Handle on a LazyBoy Recliner to the Left Side

First, get rid of the old handle. Before you can remove the handle assembly, you may need to loosen and then remove the screws holding it in place.

How to Replace Your La-Z-Boy Recliner Handle

Cut the end of a new left-hand door stop (or right-hand door stop) with scissors so that it fits within the hole on either side of the arm, then purchase it from your local hardware store.

Make sure both arms are attached to the screwdriver using screws on each side.

Replace the old handle on your recliner with a new one. This step requires two wood screws and washers. Tighten them as much as you can before moving on to the next step.

On the left side, the Lazy Boy is ready to be used.

What is Lazy Boy Recliner?

La-Z-Boy Inc., a manufacturer of fine furniture, creates Lazy Boy recliners. Founded in 1948, Lazy Boy has since expanded their product line to include a variety of chairs, couches, sofas, ottomans, love seats, and other furnishings for the house.

There are a broad variety of recliners to pick from at the company, which is well-known for its products. Traditional styles, power motion chairs, petite-sized reclining furniture, and more are all available at this location.

A wide range of upholstery fabrics and leathers are available, including two-tone and plain black with white stitching.

Recliners from Lazy Boy come in a wide range of shapes and colors, so it’s easy to pick one that’s perfect for you!

How do you Replace a Handle on a Recliner?

Find and unscrew any screws holding the old handle to your recliner, then remove the new handle from your chair. In addition to removing the old handle, you should also remove any staples or nails from the back of the chair.

You’ll then need to determine how long your new handle should be, then cut it using a saw to that length.

Before screwing the handle onto either side, lay it in place and drill a hole through both sides (it doesn’t matter if you use a pilot or not). To place your drill in the proper location, you may need to use an open-ended wrench to remove the chair’s upholstery on one side.

Finally, tighten the screws on both sides of the handle! That’s all there is to it! Markers, such as a piece of tape or some paper, can help you recall how high or low you positioned the new handle on your chair.

How do You Fix a Reclining Lever?

First, try jiggling the recliner’s handle to see whether it can be freed from its upright position. The screws or bolts that hold the lever together should be checked and tightened with a screwdriver until they are flush with their metal counterparts. The handle should now be free of any slack, allowing it to be unlocked.

How do you Change a Reclining Lever?

Most likely, if your chair’s handle is broken, you’ll need to get a new one from the manufacturer or a third-party merchant like Amazon. The only thing you’ll need is a new handle for the left side and two screwdrivers if you don’t want to replace the old one.

To replace an old lever, use a driver to remove screws from the old one, then install them in corresponding holes on the other side. Hold the replacement portion in place while reinstalling the screws.

Using a screwdriver, remove any excess plastic or metal from either side of the lever, then tighten the screws to hold the handle in place.

Can a Recliner be Repaired?

Yes, it is possible to fix a recliner. It is possible to order a replacement handle that will fit your left-hand lever and remedy the problem fast without having to replace any parts or spend too much money if the problem just affects one of the levers (i.e., it still works when pulled from either side). You may need to replace the recliner if the problem is with a damaged spring or another portion of the chair that cannot be repaired.

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How do I Repair my Recliner?

A replacement handle that fits the left lever may probably be ordered and fixed quickly without having to replace any parts or spend a lot of money if the problem is only with one of levers (i.e., they still work when pulled from either side).

A broken spring or some other portion of the chair that can’t be repaired necessitates a complete replacement.