How to Fix a Noisy Rocker Recliner

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How to Fix a Noisy Rocker Recliner
Rocker recliners make life comfortable -- as long as they aren't noisy. (brown leather rocker recliner image by James Phelps from

A noisy rocker recliner becomes annoying over time and the noise will not go away on its own. Friction on moving parts is the problem behind a noise that will not stop. The problem squeak is easy to isolate and fix because there are not many moving parts to a recliner. Fix the noise and you will soon be enjoying the comfort of the recliner while you sit and rock peacefully and quietly.

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Things you need

  • Newspaper
  • Spray lubricant
  • Cloth

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  1. 1

    Raise the footrest to the upright position.

  2. 2

    Place newspaper on the floor and lay the recliner on its side. Newspaper will protect the floor or carpet from overspray.

  3. 3

    Spray a lubricant on the joints and places that the springs rub against metal. Wipe off any excess spray.

  4. 4

    Return the rocker to the upright position and lower the footrest.

  5. 5

    Test the rocker and recliner and listen for squeaks. Repeat the steps if the noise persists.

Tips and warnings

  • Some recliners are large and bulky and my need two people to manoeuvre.

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