If you are experiencing trouble with your office chair’s cylinder, you can take a few steps to remedy the situation. First, make sure that the chair is properly inflated. Next, remove the cover of the chair’s cylinder by unscrewing the four screws that hold it in place.
Finally, take out the old cylinder and replace it with a new one.
What to Consider Before Replacing the Cylinder
If you’re considering replacing your chair’s cylinder, there are a few things to consider.
First, make sure the chair is still within its warranty period. Second, get an estimate of the cost of the replacement and compare it to other potential solutions, such as buying a new chair.
Third, ensure the right tools and information before beginning the repair process. Fourth, follow all safety guidelines while working on your chair.
How To Replace the Cylinder
If your chair’s cylinder is giving you trouble, replacing it is a simple and inexpensive fix. Here’s how to do it:
- Remove the chair’s arms and backrest. On most chairs, these are attached by screws on either side of the seat frame.
- If springs hold the cylinder in place, remove those. On most chairs, the springs are attached to one end of the cylinder, and the arm or backrest is attached to the other.
- If the cylinder is held in place by metal brackets, remove those as well. You may need to use a screwdriver or a tool designed for this purpose to unscrew them.
- To get at the cylinder, you may need to remove one or more of the legs from the chair’s frame. Most chairs have four legs, but some have only three or two, so be sure to check before starting your repair!
- Once you have access to the cylinder, take it out and replace it with a new one. Be sure to clean off any dirt or debris accumulated inside it over time – this will help ensure reliability and durability for your new chair cylinder!
Precautions for Replacing the Cylinder
If your office chair has a broken or missing cylinder, it’s important to replace the part as soon as possible. Here are some precautions to take when replacing the cylinder:
- Make sure you have the correct tools and parts. Office chairs typically come with an Allen wrench and a replacement cylinder, but you may need other tools, depending on your model.
- Disconnect the power cord from the chair.
- Remove the armrests if they’re attached.
- Remove the screws that hold the seat in place.
- Lift the seat and remove it from the frame. You’ll also need to remove the rails supporting it along the chair frame’s sides.
- Locate and remove the old cylinder from the seat frame. Be careful not to damage any of the plastic parts while removing them! If your chair has a metal frame, you can just leave it in place and replace it later with a new one- this is what we did on our test chair. If your chair relies on fabric for support, you’ll need to find a replacement piece of fabric before proceeding (or use duct tape to hold it in place until you can find a replacement).
If your chair’s cylinder is broken, you can replace it yourself without going to a repair shop. Follow these steps:
- Remove the four screws that hold the back of the chair in place.
- Carefully pull the back off of the chair.
- Locate the cylinder on the underside of the back, and remove it by unscrewing it with a Phillips head screwdriver.
- Clean the area around the new cylinder with alcohol and a rag, then reattach the back to the chair using new screws.