How Long Do Electric Recliners Last?

How Long Do Electric Recliners Last?

Many customers who visit our showroom ask, how long do electric recliners last?

Electric recliner sofas have a longer lifespan due to minimal wear and tear because of their controlled and gentle movements.

These recliner sofas have precise motions made possible by built-in motors and remote controls, so reaching a comfortable position is simple. Continue reading this blog to learn more about these reclining couches.

What factors affect the lifespan of electric recliners?

Consider the lifespan of an electric recliner if you are contemplating purchasing one. Even though expensive, these couches are a fantastic addition to any home.

Here are some factors that affect the lifespan of electric recliners:

  • Quality materials: Electric recliners contain metal components, which are susceptible to corrosion. The materials used to make these components should be high quality so they won't erode over time.
  • Quality of the motor: The quality of the motor is one of the most crucial factors that affect the lifespan of an electric recliner. It directly relates to how well the chair will perform over time since superior materials can avoid overheating.
  • Upkeep and maintenance: If you don't care for your recliner properly, its lifespan could be significantly shortened. This includes precautions like cleaning spills before they dry and keeping up with needed repairs.

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How often do electric recliners need to be serviced?

Electric sofa recliners such as the Pallone Lounger by Leolux are a great way to make your home more comfortable and relaxing. However, recliner sofas can run into issues if you don't care for them. If you own an electric recliner, you must clean and maintain it regularly so it lasts longer.

Most people want their recliners to last as long as possible, so regular maintenance is vital. At least once a year, the electrical and motor components also need to be inspected.

Choosing a high-quality electric recliner from a reputable manufacturer such as FCI also increases its durability and longevity. Our reclining sofas are like the Next Stop Lounger by Sancal. We only use high-quality materials in our sofa designs.

What are some signs that an electric recliner needs to be repaired or replaced?

If you're looking for signs that your electric recliner needs to be repaired or replaced, here are a few things to keep an eye out for:

  • It gets harder to push back into position after sitting down or standing up.
  • The back support and headrest padding are not as comfortable as they used to be
  • You can hear creaking noises when you sit down or stand up.

Bring your reclining sofa in for repairs if you notice issues or it doesn't feel right. At FCI, we highly prioritise providing exceptional service to our clients. We will ensure everything is functioning well and give you tips on maintaining your recliner for years.

How Long Do Electric Recliners Last?
How Long Do Electric Recliners Last?


Can you service an electric recliner yourself?

DIY repairs are possible. If you start with the right tools and a little bit of research, you'll find that there are many things you can do yourself.

Start by making sure the plug is not loose. If so, you’ll need to replace the plug. If your recliner is squeaking, you may be able to tighten the screws on the hinges of your chair with a screwdriver or pliers. In the majority of cases, this should stop any squeaky noises.

You must change your recliner belt or gears if it gets harder to raise and lower. It will likely require a professional repair person, as it's not something that can be done at home by most people.

Where can you find a reliable repair technician?

These are things you consider when choosing a reliable electric recliner repair technician. Here are some tips for finding one in your area:

1. Recommendations

Your friends and families might have tried repair companies that have exceptional service. You can also ask for recommendations regarding price quotes and services. Ask for reliable and trustworthy sources.

2. Research online

Browse the internet to see if any electric recliner repair technicians are near you. These will help you determine which businesses have a solid reputation with their clients.

Additionally, the cost to service or replace an electric recliner in London varies greatly. The cost can depend on the type of recliner you have, the size of your home, and what kind of warranty you have. Replacing an electric recliner will cost roughly £350 to £500.

Lastly, our team at FCI London comprises skilled interior designers who will work with you to create the design of your dreams. We are experts in transforming spaces and are passionate about helping you find the perfect solution for your home. We have the experience to provide proven maintenance techniques for your recliner sofas.


Recliners can last for a long time if they are properly maintained and cared for. The lifespan of an electric recliner will depend on several factors, such as the quality of materials used, frequency of use, and level of maintenance. Regular cleaning and maintenance can help to prevent wear and tear on the mechanisms of the electric recliner and can extend its lifespan.

Ultimately, the key to ensuring that your electric recliner lasts for as long as possible is to take good care of it and to address any issues promptly before they become more serious problems.

Whether you want to chat with our expert design team via WhatsApp or visit our showroom to see our recliner sofas. We are always happy to answer any questions about our products or services.

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