Most recliner chairs can be adjusted by turning the wing nuts or adjustable wheels under the bottom of the chair. It is important not to unscrew the adjustment wheels or wing nuts all the way to avoid damaging the tension springs, just turn one quarter at a time until desired tension is achieved.Continue Reading
To adjust a recliner:
Find the adjustment wheels or wing nuts by tilting the upright chair to access the base.
Adjust both side equally. Turn the nut or wheel clockwise to increase the tension and counter-clockwise to decrease the tension.