If your couch is uncomfortable, it’s probably because of a broken spring. Springs are small pieces of metal that help keep the couch in place and make sure that everything stays put when you sit down. The good news is that replacing these springs is an easy DIY project and we have prepared a step by step guide on how to fix broken springs in your couch. Lets start from the basics.
What are Springs?
Springs are the most important part of your couch. They hold up your furniture and make it comfortable to sit on. If you have springs that are sagging or popping, you can easily fix them yourself at home with a few tools and some materials.
What Causes Springs to Fail?
Springs are a series of metal bars that connect the cushions to the frame of your couch. They’re responsible for holding up the weight of your cushions and keeping them in place, so if they fail, you may notice that your couch no longer springs back when you sit down or lie down on it.
This can happen for a number of reasons:
- Your springs have been damaged by water damage or other environmental factors (like being left out in the rain).
- You’ve replaced old springs with new ones that are too stiff or too soft.
Learn How to Diagnose and Fix Broken Couch Springs
When people move their couches, they sometimes find that the springs are stuck or broken. That can make moving the couch a real challenge. Fortunately, there’s a simple fix for this issue: just remove the couch, flip it over and reattach the springs to their new location. This is an easy project if you follow these steps:
- Section: Remove all items from under your couch (and take them outside!)
- Section: Flip your couch over so you can get at its back legs
- Section: Unscrew each leg and replace it with a new one that matches up with where your old one was located on the same side of your couch (so when you put them back on, they’ll fit together perfectly)
- Section: When finished, simply place everything back under the furniture piece as it was before when replacing everything underneath!
It’s Easy to Fix Broken Springs in Your Couch,Here is How You Do It:
It’s easy to fix broken springs in your couch. You can do it yourself, and all you need is a spare spring on hand, some elbow grease and a little bit of patience.
The process is similar to replacing springs on any other piece of furniture—but because the couch has so many parts (and each one has its own function), it’s best to have someone else handle this job unless you’re an experienced DIYer who knows exactly what they’re doing.
The best way to replace a couch spring is by using the same kind of spring—so if you can find one at a hardware store or online, that’s your best bet. You may need to take the old one with you so they can match it up. If not, then check out these tips for finding the right replacement.
Step 1: Remove the fabric
Once you’ve removed the fabric, you’ll need to find an opening in the couch. If there’s no hole, then use a sharp knife or scissors and cut through the fabric until it splits open.
If there is an opening in your couch, then use whatever tool works best for cutting through its wires (like this electrical tape) and pull out any springs that might still be stuck in place.
Step 2: Locate the broken spring
The first step is to remove the fabric from your couch. This may require a few people, so make sure you have enough hands on deck—and don’t forget any tools that are required.
• Once you’ve removed all of the fabric, look for a broken spring or loose spring in one of the legs of your couch; this is where it will be easiest to find because there’s less chance of things getting damaged during removal! If you still can’t find it, check under the couch (this is not recommended).
Step 3: Prepare the Replacement Spring
To correctly measure your spring, you’ll need to know its length. You can do this by measuring the distance between two points on the couch where it attaches to the floor or wall. When measuring, be sure that both ends of your measuring tape are at least 1 inch away from any edges (the longer end should be placed over a corner).
Once you have this measurement, count how many coils there are in each coil: there should be four coils per coil section and five total sections—so if there are five sections total in your existing spring, then approximately half of those will become unusable when replacing with new ones.
To make sure you’re purchasing enough replacement springs for your couch’s size and weight capacity (a typical sofa weighs about 300 pounds), make sure that all parts fit together properly before ordering replacements online or elsewhere; if an incorrect size is ordered because it didn’t match what was originally broken off from another piece of furniture nearby during installation process back then…well…you get the idea 🙂
Step 4: Connect the Replacement Spring
- Connect the replacement spring.
- Connect the spring to the frame.
- Inspect your sofa for any other springs that may need to be connected, and make sure they’re not too tight or loose (you don’t want them to fall out!).
If you have a reclining sofa, make sure that the springs are not too tight or too loose. If they’re too tight, they won’t be able to move freely when you lean back into the chair; if they’re too lose, then it will be difficult to push them back up again.
Step 5: Re-attach the Fabric
- Re-attach the fabric.
- Re-check that the springs are not twisted and check that the seat and back are level.
Make sure the chair is not too big for your frame, as this can cause discomfort and pain. If you are tall, look for a chair with a high backrest. If you are short, look for one with a lower backrest.
That is How You Fix Springs in Your Old Couch
Now that you’ve learned how to fix broken springs in your couch, you’re well on your way to getting your furniture back up and running and sleep comfortably on. If you run into any problems or need more help with this process, don’t hesitate to reach out, send us an email or comment on our social media posts.