How Do You Repair a Popped Spring in a Berkline Recliner?

Underneath a Berkline recliner, there should be parallel springs that are stretched from one end of the frame to the other, but if one of these springs has popped off of the frame, it should be bent back into shape, stretched back to the opposite end of the frame and stapled back into place. Use a heavy-duty stapler to ensure that the spring will not pop off of the frame again.

Repairing a popped spring on a Berkline recliner requires a pair of pliers, a heavy duty stapler and 3 to 4 staples.

  1. Identify which spring has popped
  2. Flip over the Berkline stapler and peel back the fabric across the bottom to expose the springs. All springs should run parallel and be stretched from one side of the frame to the other. If one of the springs is hanging loose and is only attached to the frame on one end, it needs to be repaired.

  3. Repair the spring
  4. Use a pair of pliers to bend the spring back to its original shape, using the other springs as a guide.

  5. Reattach the spring and finish the repair
  6. Pull the spring back across to the frame to which it was originally attached. Use a heavy-duty stapler and 3 to 4 stables to staple the spring back to the frame and make sure that it will stay in place. Fix the peeled-back fabric and return the recliner to an upright position.