How to Repair a Popped Spring in a Berkline Recliner

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Things You'll Need

  • Pliers

  • Heavy-duty staple gun

  • Staples

Berkline is a major manufacturer of furniture, including recliners. They are a high-quality line of furniture; but like all furnishings, they can need repairs. Recliner seats can sag over time due to normal usage and can be uncomfortable. You can repair popped springs easily with a few basic tools, which can make your chair feel like new. Repairing the chair on your own can also help you prevent a costly replacement or expensive furniture repair bills.


Step 1

Turn the recliner upside down and inspect the springs on the underside of the chair. If fabric is covering the springs, gently pull back any fabric that is covering the springs.

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Step 2

Bend the popped springs with a pair of pliers to get them back into the same shape as the other springs.


Step 3

Locate where the popped spring came from on the frame. The springs usually run parallel to one another, so look for a place where there is no spring.

Step 4

Stretch the spring across the chair to the place on the frame that it was attached. You will probably need someone to hold the spring while you staple it back to the frame.


Step 5

Staple the end of the spring, approximately 2 to 3 inches from the end, back onto the frame using a heavy-duty stapler. Staple the spring with two or three staples to ensure that it holds. Try not to put the staples in the same place the last ones were.

Step 6

Staple the fabric back in place, covering the springs.

Step 7

Turn the chair over and sit in it to test the repair.



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