How to Fix a Creaking Office Chair


How to Fix a Creaking Office Chair

There is nothing more annoying within an office for both you and your work colleagues than an office chair that creaks every time you move. You can fix this however and it will only take a few minutes to do plus your work colleagues will be grateful for the quietness!

Firstly what you need to do is to kneel down beside the office chair and then move it just as you would when you were sat on it. Listen out to the creak and try and locate where it is coming from. In our experience the majority of the time the chair will be creaking because of the swivel mechanism around the wheelbase, the sides and the back of the chair.

Next when you have located where the creak is then you need to apply a small amount of specialised spray lubricant such as WD40 to that part of the chair. Look for a lubricant which is a spray one and one which contains a fine-tip nozzle as this makes it easier to get the spray exactly where you want it at the direct area causing the creaking.

Thirdly what you need to do is have a cloth handy and this will be used to wipe away any excess lubricant and to prevent the lubricant from staining the upholstery of the office chair. Move the chair backwards and forth a few times in order to work the lubricant into the swivel mechanism then leave it to sit like this for a few minutes. Test your chair to see if it is creaking still but hopefully it will not be.

In the unfortunate event that the office chair is still creaking then apply another coat of lubricant to the affected area or areas. If the problem still persists then try applying the lubricant to the surrounding joins and areas to see if this works.

This should solve the problem but if not maybe it’s time you renewed your office furniture and got yourself a new office chair.

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