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Repairing a Sofa Bed Frame

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The frame on a sofa bed can become damaged from use. This is a guide about repairing a sofa bed frame.
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February 19, 20170 found this helpful

Sofa bed with a metal frame.

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Sometimes the frame for your sofa bed becomes damaged beyond repair. Finding a new replacement frame can be a challenge. This is a guide about sofa bed frame replacement.

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January 16, 2017

Our sofa-bed is stuck. We think the frame may be bent. We are not sure why it won't open out or close now.

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January 18, 20171 found this helpful

There is usually a clip somewhere where you can lock the mechanism because sofa beds are known for springing out and bashing you in the legs when you tip them to move them. These clips can get locked without you knowing it.

Most manufacturers put a locking mechanism on their sofa beds but different companies place these locks in different places. You may have to check with the manufacturer for instructions on finding this lock.

If you cannot find a lock then be sure there is nothing (an object) obstructing the mechanism (this may take 2 or 3 people).

If you have not used your sofa-bed in some time then it may need lubrication; WD40 will work but be sure to protect your floor.

If the frame is damaged it may not be something you can handle but there may be some articles on uTube about how to fix a frame.

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April 21, 20171 found this helpful

I have a castro convertible sofa with two single beds inside the sofa. One side willnot close. I live in phila. Pa.19095. Where are u located?

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February 18, 2017

Recently, I had a rivet break on one of the joints that puts the top of the bed up into the couch. Any suggestions on how to replace/fix it?

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February 18, 20170 found this helpful

There is an article about how to fix this and other problems with sleep sofas: http://cuddlyho  ow-to-repair-it/

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February 19, 20170 found this helpful

You can affix pieces of plywood with nails to the broken part. This sort of thing happens all the time.

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December 7, 2015

My cushions rise after closing. Is one of my bar frames bent? How do I solve this problem?

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December 9, 20150 found this helpful

I don't understand the question?

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December 10, 20150 found this helpful

I think she's saying that after the sofa bed is closed, the cushions on the sofa itself are raised and not lying down flat like they're supposed to be.

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September 11, 20130 found this helpful

How can I get the metal foot bar under my sofa bed mattress repaired or replaced? It is broken in half.

By Donna P

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September 13, 20130 found this helpful

You didn't specify which part is broken, but it happened to me and what I did was to unscrew the leg off the frame, got a piece of sturdy wood(about 2inches square) which measured exactly the height of the original leg and screwedit securely to a metal plate.then the plate was screwed on the underside of the sofabed where the original leg was. you cant move the sofabed around too much but at least it can be used.

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September 14, 20130 found this helpful

It might be possible to weld it, if it can be easily removed and taken to a welder. My ex was a welder and could repair many things. However, some metals are too light to weld, in which case it may need to be replaced.

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March 23, 20131 found this helpful

I would like to know who to contact about getting a new metal bed frame for my sofa bed.

By Carol from Carson City, NV

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October 18, 20110 found this helpful

I have a bent frame on my sleeper sofa. I need to have it repaired in home, who will fix it for me? It is a leather couch with the frame bent at the foot of bed.

By Lyn

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October 18, 20110 found this helpful

Depending upon how & where the bend is, you can probably straighten it out yourself by very gently hammering the frame straight. Or perhaps you can find a general handyman to do it. If the frame is broken - then it becomes a whole other repair matter.

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October 18, 20110 found this helpful

Depending upon how & where the bend is, you can probably straighten it out yourself by very gently hammering the frame straight. Or perhaps you can find a general handyman to do it. If the frame is broken - then it becomes a whole other repair matter.

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November 18, 20130 found this helpful

The TV headrest on my sofa bed either stays all the way up so you can comfortably watch TV or falls all the way down so it can fold up. I know there is probably something I need to do to get it to stay flat. I just can't figure out what it is. Thanks in advance for your help!

By Martha B

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December 30, 20160 found this helpful

Just pull the bar up as if to make it higher...it should then release to the down possition... similar to folding the old lawn chairs.

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February 10, 20130 found this helpful

I have a queen size sofa bed that is in excellent condition, except for the webbing that supports the mattress. Is there a replacement for that?

By Eldoris from MN

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January 8, 20140 found this helpful

I don't have an answer but I have the same problem. The mattress isn't being properly supported because of the sagging webbing underneath. Repair would be great cause there is nothing else wrong with the sofa bed.

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November 12, 20100 found this helpful

I have a very expensive Slumberland Volterra sofa bed that is under two years old and the support beam at the head end of the bed frame has bent. It is aluminum I believe. I have contacted the company I purchased the bed from have been told its out of warranty.

Slumberland has also been taken over by another company. That company no longer makes the Volterra sofa bed because the frame, which used to be purchased from Italy, are too expensive. Can you let me know where I could go to have the frame repaired. This was such an expensive item to be replaced. Many thanks.

By Debbie

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November 12, 20100 found this helpful

The only idea I can come up with which I would check out if it were me is to inquire over the phone to a body shop (car repair) and see if they could somehow get it back into shape. Also, try a welder shop as they might have a way/means to make it serviceable and either might do the work as a side job and if a computer is available, you could send them a picture of the bent frame before taking it to the shop. I don't think you can weld aluminum, but as I stated earlier, they might have some tool that could shape the frame back into place. You may need to ask a few of these businesses before getting someone who doesn't mind putting in some time to repair something not in their line of work.

Also, if you feel like you have a bit of know how with a hammer, you might place the bent frame on top of something very solid and pound the dent back down as much as you can. My husband has straightened out things that way and it was as good as new.

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November 16, 20100 found this helpful

We have a machine shop that does small jobs. If you take the part to a shop, they could make a new part, possibly out of better material where it would not bend.

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April 9, 2007

Where can I find sofa bed frame for a pull out sofa bed?

Tisha from Los Angeles

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April 10, 20070 found this helpful

Your best bet would be to go the futon sofa route - which is a sofa frame of wood/metal with a pad that folds out - that's the usual route nowadays. Otherwise look for a used sofa bed to redo- but they get cranky with old age - so, beware.

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June 10, 20070 found this helpful

Wish you lived close to me. We're buying a new sofa and our old one is a sleeper sofa--was only used a couple of times and the pull out is like new. Maybe put it up on freecycle or craigs Llst in your area. There must be others like us...

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October 16, 20140 found this helpful

What do you call the mattress supports that hold the mattress on the sofa bed frame when it is pulled out? They keep the mattress in place on the frame, usually at the foot. Does any one know where they can be purchased? Thank you.

By Karen M

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July 12, 20140 found this helpful

My sofa bed frame scraped the floor when I open it. I moved recently and think something heavy was set on it during the move.

By Ann

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January 16, 2008

I need advice on repairing a sofa sleeper.

Melissa from Clarkson, KY

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January 18, 20080 found this helpful

what part of it? the fabric? the frame??

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February 21, 20160 found this helpful

The fabric

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February 7, 20140 found this helpful

My Castro sofa bed, seems to be in excellent shape, but after folding it, and attempting to slide the mattress/frame into the base, it seems the right side is now longer then the left side, and it will not close. Please help. The manufacturer is no longer in business

By Nick

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November 18, 20130 found this helpful

The TV headrest on my sofa bed either stays all the way up so you can comfortably watch TV or falls all the way down so it can fold up. I know there is probably something I need to do to get it to stay flat. I just can't figure out what it is. Thanks in advance for your help!

By Martha B

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January 20, 2010

I need help. We have a sleeper sofa that is in perfect condition. Unfortunately the sofa bed frame bar on the left side is slightly bent and is impossible to open and close with any ease. The store where we purchased it has closed. Anyone have any suggestions?

By Paul from Playa del Rey, CA

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January 22, 20100 found this helpful

The first suggestion is to use the end of a 2" x 6" board and hit it with a hammer while it is centered on the middle of the bend, until it's straight. If that doesn't work, protect all the area around the bent area of the frame and use a portable torch to heat it and then use the same procedure stated above. Let me know how you make out. Milt

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December 26, 2009

How can I reattach the sofa bed to the frame? It is a Sofa Express product and they went out of business. Please help.

By Elizabeth from Indianapolis, IN

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December 26, 20090 found this helpful

Find out how it was originally attached.

If it is a matter of screws through a metal frame into a wooden "box spring" you can fortify the whole and screw it back in.

If it is metal on metal with broken rivets just rerivet or use nuts and bolts.

Your best bet is to figure out exactly how it had been attached. Take some digital pictures of it that you can print out or just show on the camera. Go to a Home Depot or a Lowes and talk to some of the people there. There is usually one or two handy/creative workers in each store that could give you some ideas but they really need to know what you are working with. Hence the pictures. Take many at different angles to answer all the questions they might have that you wouldn't remember the answer to.

Good luck.

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July 19, 20130 found this helpful

We have recently bought a second hand Cambridge 3 seater Chesterfield sofa bed, only to discover the mechanism on one side is broken making it very difficult to open and close. It has damaged the actual sofa. It is soldered and I wondered if we can replace the whole thing?

By Jeannette P from West Sussex

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January 20, 20100 found this helpful

I'm requesting any solutions or repair for a sofa bed frame which is bent and can be hardly pushed back inside the sofa. The bar in the middle is totally bent as well as the springs. Can this frame be replaced or how can it be repaired?

ladyj7153

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Sofa Bed Frame Repair

I know the frames can be replaced, but I am not certain who you will need to contact to do that. If your sofa is a name brand you should contact the manufacturer for a replacement on the bed frame. They will be able to tell you how to go about getting the replacement. (01/10/2005)

By jlxian

Sofa Bed Frame Repair

A rivet came out and the frame may be bent. We need what is probably a minor repair. We cannot close the bed if it is open, nor open it if it is closed. It is queen sized. Please advise. It may be a Castro type mechanism. The company went out of business.

Best,
Alfred Heller

Editor's Note: Look for a short bolt or screw and a nut to fit to replace the rivet. (03/11/2007)

By Alfred Heller

Mattress Replacement

Castro Convertibles has gone out of business. The model number I believe you are looking for is C23083, but it won't help because I have searched everywhere for the same I mattress. I am looking to replace mine as well and no one has been able to help me. (06/26/2007)

By Tanji

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