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    Default Recliner mechanism problem after warranty expiration

    Our Braddington-Young dual recliner sofa (3 sections) has developed a problem with the shut-off mechanism on one end where it doesn't always shut off after raising part way or when returning to upright, unless manually reversed. If one is hard-of-hearing the motor's continuing to run cannot be heard, so the only present remedy when leaving this end of the sofa is to slightly extend the leg rest to make sure it stops, which is inconvenient.

    Can you suggest a DIY process to find and eliminate/repair this? Thanks.

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    Default Re: Recliner mechanism problem after warranty expiration

    There has never been an auto-switch mechanism, its always been press and hold the button. I think you have sticky activation switch where the contacts are engaging when they shouldn't . Get some spray electrical cleaner and douse the switch liberally, or replace the switch (your selling dealer can source a new one or you). Good luck.
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    Default Re: Recliner mechanism problem after warranty expiration

    How does one find/get to the switch? I haven't an idea where it would be or how to get to it. Thanks for your speedy reply, we would like to eliminate this problem and appreciate your help.

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    Default Re: Recliner mechanism problem after warranty expiration

    The switch is the button or lever you activate with your hand to make the recliner move.

    Most likely you spilled a drink on it at some point, making the contacts sticky.
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    Default Re: Recliner mechanism problem after warranty expiration

    It's a lever and never had anything spilled on/in it. Should I just douse it with silicon, WD-40 or ???

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    Default Re: Recliner mechanism problem after warranty expiration

    refer back to the first reply
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    Default Re: Recliner mechanism problem after warranty expiration

    You SAID: ".... press and hold the button.... sticky activation switch .... spray electrical cleaner and douse the switch liberally,... or replace the switch .... Good luck."

    Actually a lever, never been doused with anything before doing just what you later said. Hate to simply replace the switch, would probably need to take it out to properly ID it for replacement, reinstall until the part returns, remove again and replace. Been trying to save the extra trouble, but I guess we'll start dismantling our $3,000 one year old sofa soon. Thanks for your help.

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    Default Re: Recliner mechanism problem after warranty expiration

    It may be covered under warranty, check with your selling dealer. Usually it's a simple swap that takes less than 5 minutes to replace.
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