Replacement Swivel Chair Tilt Mechanisms
USUALLY IT IS A BROKEN SWIVEL TILT MECHANISM THAT CAUSES YOUR CHAIR TO ROCK FROM SIDE TO SIDE BUT THE PLASTIC INSERT MAY BE BROKEN AS WELL. CLICK ON THE YouTube ICON IN THE UPPER RIGHT HAND CORNER OF OUR WEBSITE TO SEE A DEMONSTRATION OF HOW TO REMOVE THE CHAIR BUCKET. We carry swivel tilt mechanisms and plastic inserts for Chromcraft, Douglas and Tempo chairs which may fit some other brands.
You must remove the bucket (top part) of your chair from the base (bottom) to determine what is wrong with your chair. Using a screwdriver, remove the four screws holding the swivel tilt mechanism to the bucket of the chair. Turn the base upside down holding the legs with the casters facing you. Place the mechanism flat on the floor. Step on the sides of the mechanism and carefully jerk the base toward you exercising caution. If this does not work call us for other suggestions.
After the parts are separated check to see if the metal rod protruding from the mechanism can be moved from side to side. If it moves it is broken and must be replaced. Also if the plastic insert (in the chair base) comes out with the mechanism or is cracked or broken it needs to be replaced as well.
YOU MUST MEASURE YOUR CURRENT SWIVEL/TILT TO MAKE SURE YOU ARE BUYING THE CORRECT PRODUCT.
CHROMCRAFT SWIVEL TILT MECHANISMS HAVE A 6 ½” FRONT BY 7 ¼” BACK RECTANGULAR BOLT PATTERN.
DOUGLAS, TEMPO AND MANY OTHER SWIVEL TILT MECHANISMS HAVE A 5 ¼” BY 5 ¼” SQUARE BOLT PATTERN.
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