Simmons Recliner – When moving a unit you may find it necessary to remove and reinstall the chair back of your La-Z-Boy recliner. La-Z-Boy’s locking and removable back feature allows just that. You will need a slotted screwdriver to complete this operation. For loose upholstered recliners separate the back upholstery at the Velcro strip. To remove the seat back from the body of the chair, locate the locking brackets on the back of the chair. Using a slotted screwdriver pull the locking levers up. Stand behind the unit and gently rock the back of the chair from side to side in an upward motion until the back is separated from the base of the recliner. to reduce the risk of injury do not operate the unit until the back is reinstalled and locked.
To reinstall the chair back, lay the back across the arms of the body Lift the back at a slight angle and align the brackets on the back with the brackets on the body. The back upholstery cover of the La-Z-Boy classics 3-position low-profile recliner and the 3-position high leg recliner must be lifted to locate the back brackets one on each side of the inside back fram. Lower the back onto the body making sure the back and body brackets are completely engaged. To make sure the back is properly installed with both sets of back and body brackets engaged stand behind the unit and twist the back from side to side. If one or both sides moves out of position the brackets are not engaged.
Remove the back and repeat the previous steps. If you are unable to install the back properly contact your La-Z-Boy dealer for assistance. Lock the brackets using a slotted screwdriver to push down the locking levers. Do this for each bracket for proper operation the brackets must be locked down. For loose upholstered recliners reattach the back upholstery at the Velcro strip.