Lift Chair Assembly and Service
Learn about Lift Chair Assembly, Maintenance & Service
Installation—Lift chairs will generally require a small amount of assembly. The chair will usually arrive in two pieces (backrest and seat base), and the backrest will have to be screwed into the base or slid through a channel and locked. Electrical components for heat and massage may have to be connected from the backrest to the base. Lift chairs normally come with adjustable leg levelers to level the chair and to clear high pile carpet that might otherwise impede the operation of the footrest. Place the lift chair at the distance from the wall recommended by the manufacturer. This will ensure that the chair will be able to recline without hitting the wall.
Maintenance—Regularly inspect the fabric and upholstery for rips, tears or pulls. Call the manufacturer’s authorized dealer if any damage is found before use. Regularly inspect the wiring harness for frays, damage or signs of corrosion. If any damage is found, immediately unplug the chair and call the manufacturer’s authorized dealer closest to you. Keep liquids and moisture away from all electronic components.
Cleaning—Read the owner’s manual for cleaning instructions. Different upholstery may require different methods of cleaning. Always unplug the chair before cleaning.
Service—Call your local authorized dealer for service as soon as you notice any damage to the lift chair. The manufacturer may have recommendations on how often the lift chair should be serviced, so please refer to the owner’s manual.
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