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How to Attach and Detach the Back of a Recliner

Here is everything you need to know on how to attach and detach the back of a recliner – whether you have just purchased the perfect recliner or reclining sectional for your space and need to set it up, or are simply looking for an easy way to move and rearrange your living room furniture!

Attaching the Back of the Recliner to the Base of the Recliner

Once you have the base of your recliner or reclining sofa arranged exactly where you want it, follow these steps to properly secure the recliner’s back.

1. While holding on to either side of the recliner back, slide the metal guides (built into the recliner back) into the receiver clips (found on the recliner base).

2. Once the metal guides are aligned inside the receiver clips, lock them into place by pressing down on the top of the recliner.

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3. Pull down the recliner covering from the top of the recliner, and fasten it over the bottom of the recliner back.

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Detaching the Back of the Recliner from the Base of the Recliner

If you need to remove the back of the recliner for any reason, follow these steps for easy – and safe – disassembly.

recliner back installation unfasten 1. Unfasten the recliner covering from the bottom of the recliner back, and fold it over the top of the recliner, so that the recliner’s metal guides and hook are exposed.
recliner back installation unlock 2. To unlock the back of the recliner from its base, push up on the small metal hook built into the side of the recliner.
3. To detach the back of the recliner, hold onto both sides of the recliner back and pull upwards.

How-To Attach & Detach a Recliner Back

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