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Update on My Broken Chair

JD Collins/KIKN via Sprint Sioux Falls
JD Collins/KIKN via Sprint Sioux Falls

I have to admit, when I like something I use it till it’s worn out. Then I use it a little more. Once I really like something I’ll plum wear it out. Case and point, my recliner at home.

The other day I had heard a pop. Then a drop. The spring that held down the foot rest on my favorite recliner had broken. I tipped up the chair to see what the matter, and noticed a spring (pictured above) hanging on the lower unit. Now, many would have drug that chair to the garage, and off to the dump, but not me.

I got on YouTube, that’s what we do now days and then Googled it up and finally figured out what kind of chair I had.  By the time I figured it out, I was 5 phone calls into it and one of the crew at Unclaimed Freight finally had the chair model. They said, call the outlet center and they’ll help you.

So I called. We got the spring number all figured out. I actually sent this picture along with my name, address and phone number. And then I waited. And waited. Then, out of the blue, the same gal called me back and said, you’re spring is in. Great. How much? No charge. Really? Really! She said, I’ll pop it in the mail and you’ll have it soon.

Now, it seems that my email got lost in the shuffle, but came up on a call back screen and boom, my spring showed up in a couple days.

That’s when the real adventure began. How do you put a spring back on a recliner. My son Logan was home for the weekend and suggested we tip my wife’s chair up and look for similarities. Double Boom.

I was in a hurry to get off to a remote but when I came home was pleasantly surprised to see that Logan had fixed the chair.

How about you. Do you have an item in your home that you’re attached to and you would put up with the same process? If so, I’d like to hear from you. You can email me at

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