Sofa Joints Not Locking?

When I pull out my sofa bed frame, the end leg joint is not locking and the bed sags. Nothing appears to be broken. How can I fix this?


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January 1, 20210 found this helpful
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Sometimes a joint will slip but it's difficult to see why because anything you try to do with a pull out sofa bed is in an awkward position and you cannot always see a small difference.

You will need to take several pictures and the way to do that is to alternate sides - take a picture of each area around the joints - one of the 'bad' side and then a picture of the good side. Take pretty close up pictures and another one of the same joint only slightly further away - that will be 2 pictures of each bad and good joint area.


You will need these when asking for help.

You can read past questions and answers to start with - just in case they have something you can use:

It is very difficult to try and locate problems like this by yourself so I would suggest you take your pictures to either Ace or True Value hardware store and see if they can help you. There stores usually have people who are very qualified in helping solve problems like that and they never seem too busy to help you.

If they cannot help maybe you could join one or more of these forums and ask your question to see if experienced members can help you. Join more than one as this is a holiday season and answers may be slow. It will take a little time but they many times know exactly what you're talking about.


If you still cannot find help you might try contacting your local Sears service center to see what would be the cost for a repair person to come to your house.

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December 31, 20200 found this helpful

You must have a broken piece. Look at the legs that are locking. Take a photo with your phone and see how it differs from the one that is broken.

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December 31, 20200 found this helpful

Count the joints to see if you're missing any or if any is loose and needs tightening?

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