The easiest way to repair a La-Z-Boy recliner depends on the damage done to the chair. Smaller issues such as a broken handle require removing the old one and installing a new unit, while structural issues involving a broken frame need special care to replace the entire support system.
Some types of La-Z-Boy recliner damage are easily remedied through home repair methods, such as repairing a broken reclining handle. The first step in this process is to turn the chair on its front so the bottom area is completely exposed and easily accessible. The user then needs to remove the nuts holding the handle in place, taking care to keep the trip wire and connecting mechanisms intact. Once the bolts are off, the broken handle slides out, and a new one is able to slide into its place. If the trip wires are broken, and not the handle, the owner needs to identify the damaged section and remove it following similar steps.
Another common home repair involves torn upholstery. The owner has the option to simply sew up the hole, place a patch over the area or remove the section completely and install a new cover. To do this, the user needs to remove the torn section, tear out the upholstery staples and remove the old fabric, then apply the new fabric with new staples.