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    Hi. I saw it in an Ashley showroom several months ago. It was perfect except for the issue of the backrest wanting to push me forward. When I read other posts at the beginning of this thread I came across your idea of removing a spring to alleviate this issue. I’m not sure if this model has such springs to allow for this fix. It is no longer in the local showroom for me to inspect. It is available online and I would purchase if I knew the answer to this issue. It is a conventional recliner with a lever as shown at this link. Thank you.

    https://www.homemakers.com/ashley-fo...er/527931.html

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    If a new unit, you should not buy it if you don't like the way it is presented and built. You do know that Ashley furniture is very poor quality, yes? Don't expect too much from it should you move forward with it is my advice.
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  3. #33

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    Hi. Just a follow up to my earlier inquiry. I found a pdf showing the detail of the mechanism for this Foxfield Rocker Recliner. By looking at that, can you tell if it would allow for the procedure you suggested at the beginning of this topic of removing a spring in order to prevent the backrest from pushing forward when in the reclined position? Thanks again.
    https://www.ashleydirect.com/SmarTea.../252MECHBY.pdf

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    Sorry, I cannot make a recommendation one way or the other on that unit, as I am unfamiliar with it. Those springs are NOT located in the area as the ones I am used to working with. Good luck.
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  5. #35

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    Thank you for looking. I thought it might be the spring labeled 74550 toward the back corners of the unit. I assume the larger springs in the middle are for the rocker feature.

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    Hey there.

    So I'm going to post some pictures of the underside of recliner that I got, I don't know if it's just funky and built poorly, or it lost a spring or I need to find out where to adjust it because even if it's just sitting on the ground and I pull open the recliner lever and the foot comes out, and then I push the recliner back it will just from its own weight go back up.

    And I'm kind of a bigger guy so me sitting on it it feels like it's fighting my back and even if I just kind of move a little bit that things pushing forward, it's completely not comfortable.

    It's comfortable to sit on but because the back is fighting me the entire time basically, fighting the weight of my body, it's ruining the comfortable experience.

    Do we know a way to fix this? I looked all over for a name brand by the way and I don't see any tags I don't know if this is just some generic build or whatever.

    If you need a picture of the actual chair let me know. Thank you in advance.

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    Hey there.

    So I'm going to post some pictures of the underside of recliner that I got, I don't know if it's just funky and built poorly, or it lost a spring or I need to find out where to adjust it because even if it's just sitting on the ground and I pull open the recliner lever and the foot comes out, and then I push the recliner back it will just from its own weight go back up.

    And I'm kind of a bigger guy so me sitting on it it feels like it's fighting my back and even if I just kind of move a little bit that things pushing forward, it's completely not comfortable.

    It's comfortable to sit on but because the back is fighting me the entire time basically, fighting the weight of my body, it's ruining the comfortable experience.

    Do we know a way to fix this? I looked all over for a name brand by the way and I don't see any tags I don't know if this is just some generic build or whatever.

    If you need a picture of the actual chair let me know. Thank you in advance.

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    See the small springs? Try taking them off and see if that makes it better
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  8. #38

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    Hello Duane,
    I bought an Amish recliner loveseat with 2 individual rocker recliners that function independently. One side stays reclined all the way back, and the other side does not unless I put my arms over my head. Weve had it less than 6 months and its been a problem from the day of delivery. Is there a way for me to fix it myself? Any advice will be greatly appreciated.

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    Most recliner mechs have two balance springs underneath in the mechanism. As the manufacturer has no idea of the weight or height of the users, they aim for middle ground with the springs. The springs are an assist to make it easier to close and add pretension, which also means they can prevent the mech from opening easily. Try removing one, or both of these helper springs. You will have to flip the loveseat onto its back to access them.

    Here's another type of tension system. There are various ones.

    https://www.google.com/search?q=recl...wZGP_DH4,st:96


    Now, this is with most mechs - the fact yours has a rocker in it may change the way it operates or you may not have springs. You may have to contact the manufacturer of the furniture, be sure to get to the motion plant foreman as the customer service people probably can't help.
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