How does an office chair break?

What happens that leads to you office chair ending up on a dump site (that is, unless you know that The Office Chair Repairer can rescue it)

Follow this video, showing how things progress from a clogged and sluggish castor, to a broken base, damaged cylinder or broken mechanism.

A broken, or stuck castor makes it hard to move the chair. That puts undue stress on the star base. The shaft of the castor can break out of the base (sympton – castor dangling sideways). This in turn can lead to the base breaking. This creates a very unstable chair if not repaired immediately. It can lead to personal injury.

An immobile base puts stress on the tilt mechanism underneath the seat. In the high-end office chairs, this may be cast iron, but more commonly, it is mild-steel, spot-welded together. Motion on the seat, such as trying to move the chair around on its wheels, will now put stress on the mechanism, under the seat, eventually breaking it. Symptom – seat starts to wiggle from site to side, of flop sideways. Warning – personal injury is possible!

This can extend to damage to the plywood shell (seat), and eventually tear the nuts out of the wood.

All of this can be prevented, but taking care of the chair, starting by turning it upside down once a week, and ensuring the castors are clean. No, this does not mean the chair cannot break, but you will extend it life by keeping it in a good condition. You may spot a loose castor – and the problem can be fixed before it expands to other parts of your chair.

So, if you find anything that does not look right, have it seen to on the spot. If there is a bigger problem, call us (click here to contact us) and we will resolve it economically! An you get a 2 year guarantee on work and spares (excluding castors which has a 3 month guarantee)

Most chairs can be repaired, saving you the enormous expense of a new chair.

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Posted by The Office Chair Repairer PTY LTD on Sunday, 13 October 2019

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