Here are questions related to Repairing a Glider Chair.
How do I change the metal mechanism on the glider part because the bearings are coming out?
By Mary R.
I have a glider bearing of 7/8, with 1 in. shoulder, and 1/4 in thick with total length of 1 1/2 in and bolt 3/8 in diameter.
Where can I find this?
Our glider is not in alignment-rubbing on one side. How do we take the bottom of the rocker apart so we can straighten the chair rung or replace it?
By Dwayne S
When in the glide position the mechanism keeps jumping into the stationary position.
Can I adjust or repair that or is the mechanism gone altogether?
By Jean J.
What is wrong if the chair going back too far, as if to turn over?
By susan 09/06/2013
Wrap a bungee cord underneath to prevent it from going too far back and set your mind at ease. Did this with a porch glider and it worked great.
We have 2 oak Best Chairs, Inc. glider rockers. As we are living at the beach and opening our sliding glass doors frequently, the snake coils under the glider rocker seat have rusted and one of the coils is broken. They need to be replaced. Does any one know where I could purchase these or have them replaced?
Thanks for any suggestions.
By Joyce from Holden Beach, NC
By Frugal Sunnie 05/04/2013
The chair maker's website may sell parts, that would be my first place to check if this is something you feel you can do yourself. Also a check of the Yellow Pages or an online search for upholstery supplies should yield several potential parts sources.
You could try your local adult education centre to see if the current upholstery class would take on the repair job if you feel you need a low-cost repair solution. They will likely only charge you the cost of parts in exchange for using your chair as a teaching moment.
And there are loads of local craftsmen who do upholstery and repair in your community. Try the off or online community bulletin board to find one reasonably priced with a good reputation for trustworthy work and service times.
No matter who does the work, make sure the part is coated with something like Rust-Oleum to prevent this repeating. Rust weakens metal but if coated with a protectant, you can expect years of service from the repair even in your coastal situation.
The back and seat of my glider goes back too far, almost like a regular rocker. The chair does not sit up straight.
Where can I get the spring which is a 3/16 inch diameter coated spring and formed in a loop 12 inches in diameter?
By Gary W.
By Frugal Sunnie 03/27/2013
Any upholstery shop should have the part. You could also look online using a search term that includes the words upholstery supplies.
The manufacturer might sell parts as well, find their website either on paperwork from time of purchase or by doing a search with the company name, the type of item you bought, and the words repair parts.
I have a glider and the back rest doesn't stay up. It has a metal bracket on each side and I can't find replacement parts. Any answers?
By Kevin B
I have a glider rocker where the chair has shifted to one side therefore making a knocking sound and scratching the platform. Any ideas on how to correct this, as the chair has a lot of life left?
By Sandy W.
By Tanya 07/09/2011
Put a piece of carpet on the side the chair has lifted on. It will lift it up and off of the platform.
I have 2 oak glider chairs. The glider mechanism is pretty much gone.
Where can I get these gliders repaired?
By Tussing Darlene from Tempe, AZ
Where can I find a replacement arm for a Pine Bassett Baby Cape Cod glider rocker?
By KatsKats from NV
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By Loretta B.
However, it looks like the only fabric you have left is the liner for the bottom of the seat. If so, you will want to get a piece of foam and some material to cover the same. (that shouldn't be too expensive either).
Once you set-up the springs correctly and position the foam just neatly staple the material underneath one side of the seat and carefully pull the material across and under the other side stapling there as well. Take care to NOT pull the material too hard or too little (this can give you crease lines or sagging bumps). Repeat the process with the two other opposite sides (neatly trimming out the material however you want it to lay near the corners).
l can sell you some of my extra supplies at cost (I think the basic manufacturing clips were like 4/$1 (the heavy duty spring brackets are like 2/$3). Anyway this can be an easy fix, it just depends on what you want to do with it. (06/10/2009)