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Here you’ll find a list of all the directions on “How Too…” for all of our products.

You’ll also find these on the products pages themselves. Simply scroll down or swipe up and look for the “Directions” tab


How To Measure Recliner Cable

You can print off a pdf where all you have to do is fill in the blank spots with your measurements, A, B and C

how to measure recliner cable

Open Full Size Cable Cheat Sheet Here

All recliner parts are universal. Makes of recliners, brand names or manufactures part numbers don't mean anything.

1 Measure the complete length of the cable C from barrel to the very end of the "S".,
Now measure the black plastic sheath B including the clips on both ends.
3 Measure the barrel diammeter A. This is across the round face not the length and should be 6mm.
4 Sub track the complete cable length from the black plastic sheath length and this gives you the exposed cable length. This is the most important measurement. Your old cable can be shorter but still have the same exposed cable length as ours.
5 IF your cable is longer then 830mm or 965mm look at the 1100mm cable options. Choose "Cable Only" from the menu above

Remember to remove the cable from the handle before measuring. Cable Only is the whole cable assemble including the black plastic sheath, barrel, "S" end and clips.

The 830mm cable has a 6mm barrel - black plastic sheath 733mm and exposed cable length 97mm - Choose "830mm Cable - 97mm Exposed" from the drop down menu above
The 965mm cable has a 6mm barrel - black plastic sheath 826mm and exposed cable length 139mm - Choose "965mm Cable - 139mm Expoosed" from the drop down menu above

There are many different exposed cable lengths for this handle. The 110mm and 150mm exposed cables have an adjustable end on the cable meaning the exposed cable end can be adjusted back by 7mm maximum. For example the 150mm exposed cable can also be 143mm exposed.

1100mm Cable exposed 100mm - If your complete cable length is longer then the two listed above you may choose this option. Measure the exposed cable length from the black plastic clip to the very end of the "S". Choose 1100mm Cable EXPOSED 100MM from the drop down menu above
1100mm Cable exposed 139mm - If your complete cable length is longer then the two listed above you may choose this option. Measure the exposed cable length from the black plastic clip to the very end of the "S". Choose 1100mm Cable EXPOSED 139MM from the drop down menu above.


How To Measure A Recliner Handle

1 Measure the outer face of the handle, left to right.
2 Measure the outer face of the handle, top to bottom.
3 This recliner handle measures 113mm x 70mm and takes the 6mm barrel. There can be a couple mm tolerances and our trigger will still fit! Choose "Handle Only" from the drop down menu above Choose "Complete" and your cable length from the drop down menu above

Please choose / measure carefully as returns / reorders will incur a handling fee of $10.00

Removing & Fitting A Recliner Cable From Handle

1 With the handle already out, locate where the black cable sheath clips into the handle.
2 Remove the wire retaining clip that loops over the cable with a small flat blade screw driver.
3 Unclip the cable from the handle, remove the barrel from the holder and dispose.
4 With the new cable, guide the barrel into the plastic handle barrel holder then clip the plastic sheath clip back into handle.
5 Replace the wire retainer over the cable and clip one side at a time back into place.
6 Test the new cable for smooth operation before refitting to recliner.

Remove And Fitting A Recliner Handle With Cable

1 Place a drop sheet or old towels around the recliner
2 Remove the two retaining screws from the trigger release handle.
3 Gently turn the recliner over remember correct lifting methods.
4 Locate the exposed cable end.
5 Manually open the recliner action by levering on the main actuator tube holding the foot rest section not letting it to fling open.
6 Using a pair of pointy noise pliers" clamp the plastic cable retaining clip clips together and remove from the recliner action frame.
7 Locate the "S" end of the cable and remove from the operating pivot. Holding the cable in one hand and the plastic trigger end in the other guide the complete unit out thru the trigger release end opening.
8 Check the new trigger release and cable for correctness before fitting.
9 Feed the new trigger release and cable thru the trigger opening end.
10 With the new plastic trigger release handle sitting in the correct position re-fasten it to the recliner.
11 Attach the "S" end of the cable to the operating pivot, then the plastic retaining clip to the recliner action frame. Test the new trigger release for smooth operation.
12 Gently close the foot rest and turn the recliner back over.
13 Sit in the recliner and open the foot rest using the new trigger release and check for a smooth operation.


How To Measure Recliner Chair Springs

All recliner parts are universal. Makes of recliners, brand names or manufactures part numbers don't mean much.

93mm Spring Measure the total length of the spring including the hooks. Please note the offset of the hooks. One hook is shorter then the other. Break down of the measurements are - hook = 13mm, coil = 42mm, hook = 38mm TOTAL = 93mm. Wire diameter is 2.1mm.

Choose "93mm - Lockdown" from the drop down menu above, add the quantity required then "Add To Cart"


112mm Spring Measure the total length of the spring including the hooks. The hooks are symmetrical.

Break down of the measurements; hook = 22mm, coil = 68mm, hook = 22mm TOTAL = 112mm. Wire diameter is 2.1mm.

Choose "112mm - Footrest Release" from the drop down menu above, add the quantity required then "Add To Cart"


117mm Spring Measure the total length of the spring including the hooks. Please note the offset of the hooks. One hook is shorter then the other. Break down of the measurements are - hook = 16mm, coil = 61mm, hook = 40mm TOTAL = 117mm. Wire diameter is 2.1mm.

Choose "117mm - Lockdown" from the drop down menu above, add the quantity required then "Add To Cart"

TIP: To remove and fit a recliner spring, have the recliner footrest in the open position. There is no load on the spring then!

160mm Spring Measure the total length of the spring including the hooks. Please note the offset of the hooks. One hook is shorter then the other. Break down of the measurements; hook = 26mm, coil = 89mm, hook = 45mm TOTAL = 160mm. Wire diameter is 2.1mm.

Choose "160mm - Footrest Release" from the drop down menu above, add the quantity required then "Add To Cart"


180mm Spring Measure the total length of the spring including the hooks. Please note the offset of the hooks. One hook is shorter then the other. Break down of the measurements; hook = 16mm, coil = 104mm, hook = 60mm TOTAL = 180mm. Wire thickness is 2.1mm

Choose "180mm - Footrest Release" from the drop down menu above, add the quantity required then "Add To Cart"

Please choose / measure carefully as returns / reorders will incur a return fee or new postage and handling fee of $9.90

How To Install Recliner Springs

Removing & Fitting A Recliner Spring

1 Gently turn the recliner over remember correct lifting methods.
2 Open the recliner footrest.
3 Locate the spring you are replacing. You may want to mark where it come from.
4 Using a pair of pointy noise pliers, remove the recliner spring by un-attaching the hook ends from the recliner action.
5 With the new recliner spring in hand, hook the one hook end in first then using the pliers pull and hook the other end into the the recliner action. You may need to use your figers to help locate it into the hole. Be careful, they can bite!
6 Turn the recliner back over and test the the footrest now stays close in the closed position.
7 Sit in the recliner and open the foot rest using the trigger release and check that it locks closed when returned to the closed position.


Removing & Fitting General Electrical Components

1  Place a drop sheet or old towels around the recliner.
2 Turn off and remove the power supply plug from the mains.
3 Gently turn the recliner over onto its side or on its back. Remember correct lifting
methods.

4 Locate the component and its lead. Follow the lead along to the plug end remembering where it runs.
5 Using a pair of side cutters, snip the cable ties that are retaining the lead
to the frame.

6 Unplug the socket and remove the old component. Place the new component lead along the same path as the old and cable tie the new lead to the frame.
7 Check all other leads are out of the way of moving parts.
8 Turn the recliner back over to normal seating position
9 Plug the main power supply back into the wall.
10 Test the new component. Operate the lift chair recliner to its fullest position
and check that all the leads are clear and not stretched.

11 Return the lift chair to its normal seating position.

Tip: Check that all the leads are cable tied away from moving parts before
turning the power supply back on. Leads can sometimes get jammed between
moving parts causing a dead short after the chair is moved.
DO NOT exceed more then 2 mins operating time at anyone time. If you do
exceed this time, wait 20 mins before using again.

How To Use CouchGuard Leather Care Kit

Simply read these easy to follow directions and your leather lounge will be like new again in no time at all!

CouchGuard Deep Leather Cleaner Directions:

The directions apply for pigmented / finished, corrected grain and bi-cast leathers.

1. Place a drop sheet or old towel around the couch to be cleaned to protect floor
coverings. (not supplied)

2. Vacuum any loose dirt from your sofa using your upholstery and crevice tools.

3. Always work on one area at a time. Evenly Spray CouchGuard® Deep
Leather Cleaner onto selected area.

4. Wipe dry with the white towel. Repeat process until all grime is removed.

5. CouchGuard recommends applying our Leather Conditioning Cream after cleaning. Use as directed.

Tip: In a clean bucket add 1-2 litres of clean warm water to rinse the agitating brush regularly during cleaning.

CouchGuard® Leather Conditioning Cream Directions:

1 Lightly dampen 1 white microfibre towel (supplied) with water. Work water into cloth until a ball like shape is formed.

2 Apply CouchGuard® Leather Conditioning Cream onto the towel. Work into the towel then gently apply cream evenly over leather. Continue process until the complete couch has been treated.
Warning: Always test on a small hidden area before use

For best results allow the leather conditioner to absorb into leather for 1-2hrs before placing throw cushions back onto couch or using.

How To Repair Leather:

Simply read these easy to follow directions and your lounge will be like  new again in no time at all!

 

REMEMBER: Dirty leather needs to be completely cleaned with CouchGuard® Deep Leather Cleaner before using the Leather Prep.

For Minor Scratches

1 Place a drop sheet or old towel around the couch to be repaired to protect floor  coverings. (not supplied in the 50, 125 or 500ml kits)
2 Make  sure leather is free from contaminants like body oils etc by using our Deep Leather Cleaner. (Sold Separately)
3 Spray  the CouchGuard® Leather Prep onto the leather to be repaired and wipe  dry.
The leather prep is not a leather cleaner and the leather must be  recoloured after using.

4 Lightly  sand the repair area with 400 grit sand paper and 600g on the leather around  around the repair.
5 Wipe  away loose particles thoroughly.
6 Using  the spatula provided, slowly build the flexible leather filler over the  scratch.
Allow to air dry.

7 If  required, lightly sand with 600 grit sand paper followed by 800 grit sand  paper.
8 Wipe  area over with the damp microfibre towel before applying CouchGuard®  Leather Colour.
9 Clean  up with water.

DO NOT use the Leather Prep on freshly coloured leather.
Poor preparation will lead to a poor finish even peeling. Take you time and be patient.
Tip: You may use a hairdryer to help dye quicker
Note: The Flexible filler is AIR DRY so keep the lid on tight when not using. Use sooner than later. It will harding.

For Cuts Deep Scratches or Holes

1 Place a drop sheet or old towel around the couch to be repaired to protect floor  coverings.
(not supplied in the 50,125 or 500ml kits)

2 Make  sure leather is free from contaminants like body oils etc by using our Deep Leather Cleaner. (Sold Separately)
3 Spray the CouchGuard® Leather Prep onto the leather to be repaired and wipe dry. The leather prep is not a leather cleaner and the leather must be recoloured after using.
4 Lightly sand the repair area with 400 grit sand paper and 600g on the leather around around the repair.
5 Wipe away loose particles thoroughly.
6 Cut the backing fabric larger then the cut or hole and place on the underside of the leather using the tweezers. Once in position, apply a small beed of CouchGuard® Leather Glue to one side of the cut and press down firmly. Now repeat on the other side. You can use a hairdryer to heat the area, activating the glue and press down firmly. Clean up any excess glue with water.
7 Using the spatula provided, slowly build the flexible leather filler over the scratch in coats. Allow each coat to air dry. See Note: below.
8 If required, lightly sand with 600 grit sand paper followed by 800 grit paper.
9 Wipe area over with the damp microfibre towel before applying CouchGuard Leather Colour.
10 Clean up with water between coats (Spatula).

Note: Filling a deeper scratch, cut or hole completely with flexible leather filler all at once will just take the repair longer to dry before sanding can occur Sometimes days!
Try using a small piece of leather and cut to the size of the hole then glue into place. There is a small piece on the lid of the 
Complete Leather Repair Kits.

Repairing Cracked Leather

Being worn, open leather, it will absorb the leather prep more so than "normal leather" so make sure the area is completely dry before applying the resin.

1 Wash the area well with Leather Prep using a microfibre towel. Dry well 
2 Lightly sand 400g sandpaper to remove any flaking or loose topcoat. 
3 Using a sponge, apply the Leather Repair Resin in an even, thin layer to start with and allow to dry. Repeat until the area is repaired to your liking. You may also pour the resin on for larger areas and allow it to flow out remembering though, the thicker you apply it the longer it will take to dry. 

4 You may use a hairdryer to help dye quicker.

5 Lightly sand with 400g to 600g paper and apply CouchGuard® Leather Colour to finish off the repair. You may also apply a thin layer of leather filler if needed at this point.

Warning: Always test on a small hidden area before use


Recolouring Leather

1 Place a drop sheet or old towel around the couch to be repaired to protect floor coverings. (supplied in the 1, 2 and 3lt kits)
2 Make sure leather is free from contaminants like body oils etc by using our Deep Leather Cleaner. (Sold Separately)
3 Lightly sand the leather all over with 600g sand paper to etch the surface.
4 Spray the CouchGuard® Leather Prep onto the leather to be recoloured and wipe dry. The leather prep is not a leather cleaner and the leather must be recoloured after using.
5 Shake the CouchGuard® Leather Colour well and poor an amount into the roller tray. Cover the foam roller with the leather colour, rolling out and excess colour and start to apply it to the leather surface.
6 Apply the colour in layers and don't apply too much at once. Work your way around the leather covering all the large areas 1st.
7 Once the main large areas are recoloured, generally 4-5 coats you then need to start on the fiddly hidden bits. This is best done the next day using the foam sponge and or foam brush supplied.
8 Hold the leather up and apply one coat of colour. Dry using a hairdryer and repeat until covered. Once dried with the hairdryer, place a piece of white cotton cloth between the 2 surfaces for a good 24 hours. This will stop the surface sticking together.
9 Sometimes you may find small amounts of dust or specs of dirt in the finish. Simply lightly sand the surface with 800g sand paper, reduce the leather colour with CouchGuard® Leather Reducer (10%) and apply 2 more coats. You are now done!
10 Clean up with water.

Tip: You may use a hairdryer to help dye quicker.
Tip: The Flexible filler is AIR DRY so keep the lid on tight when not using.

 

You may also spray our leather colour on too if you have a compressor and spray gun. The colour will need to be reduced with CouchGuard® Leather Colour Reducer by no more than 10%.

Warning: Always test on a small hidden area before use


Tips

Tip 1 Rinse the sponge well in under running water and ring out the excess water before using. 
Tip 2 Do the tape test after 1 or 2 coats to check adhesion. Once dry, apply masking tape and rub down firmly then rip off. If no colour is stuck to the tape, continue recolouring. If there is colour stuck to the tape, prep again.
Tip 3 After 4 coats of colour, let completely dry the lightly sand with 800g sandpaper. This will remove and debris. Reduce the colour down a little then apply two more coats. 
Tip 4 Use the plastic dowel plugs to hold the leather apart while colouring. i.e: between seating cushions, between the seat cushion and the arm cushion etc. Once the leather is coloured and dry, move the dowel along and touch up the area. 
Tip 5 Place a piece of cotton sheet between the cushions for 24 -36 hours once coloured and dry to stop the two sections sticking together then apply Conditioning Cream. (Sold Separately)
Tip 6 You may use a hairdryer to help dye quicker.
Tip 7 The Flexible filler is AIR DRY so keep the lid on tight when not using. Best to use sooner than later. It will dry up in smaller quantities quicker.

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Warning: Always test on a small hidden area before use


The directions are a general guide only.
1 Blot up excess stain deposits with a clean white cloth.

2 Lightly spray CouchGuard® Fabric Spotter onto effected area. Do not over wet. Lightly agitate and allow to dwell for 5 minutes.

3 In a clean bucket or container add 30ml of CouchGuard® Rinse Aid to 1 litre of clean water.

4 Dampen a white cloth in the clean water and blot away the stain. Rinse the cloth in the clean water and repeat blotting working in a twisting circular motion around and into the stain. DO NOT RUB

5 Repeat if necessary.

6 Use a clean white cloth to blot away any excess moisture.

7 Once dry and stain removed, vacuum away any residue then apply CouchGuard® Fabric Protector by lightly misting the area. Allow to dry and repeat. DO NOT OVER WET.

Always Test In A Small Hidden Area


1 Add 30ml into 1 litre of clean water.

2 Dampen white cloth in the clean water and blot away spills.

3 Use a dry white cloth to blot up any excess moister.

4 For stubbing spills or stains use CouchGuard® Fabric Spotter as per directions.


CouchGuard® Fabric Protection Directions, 250ml and 500ml:

1 Evenly mist spray CouchGuard® Fabric Protector onto selected area.
2 Allow to dry the repeat once using a different spray pattern to maximise even coverage.


CouchGuard® Fabric Protection Directions 1lt to 5lt:

1 If the couches are on timber or tiled floors, place a drop sheet or old towels around to protect the floor coverings. (not supplied)
2 First test the battery sprayer with water to adjust the spray pattern. You can do this by placing the pick up tube into the sink or a bucket before connecting to the fabric protection bottle.
3 Testing on a cloth or towel, adjust the fan width by turning the white adjustor on the sprayer. You want a wide even mist.
4 Evenly spray CouchGuard® Fabric Protector onto the couch in one direction. DO NOT over wet.
fabric protection
5 Allow to flash off then repeat once using a different spray pattern to maximise even coverage.
fabric protector

If the couch is on carpet and its clean, allow the protection overspray mist to fall onto the carpet. This will protect the carpet at the same time! Allow to completely dry before using agian. Generally allow 1 plus hours to dry completely. Drying times may vary depending on weather.

Warning: Always test on a small hidden are before use.