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Replacing Chair Gas Lift

Replacing your Office Chair Gas Lift

How to replace an office chair gas lift

Our gas lifts come as a complete sealed unit and replace the old unit in total.

At the base the gas lift fits into the centre hole of the 5 star base of the chair and wedges itself in place; there are no screws or clips. At the tip the gas lift fits into the centre hole of the lever mechanism which is bolted to the underside of the seat base.

How To Remove an Office Chair Gas Lift

Although only wedged in place the old gas lift can become quite stuck over time. Ideally the mechanism on the underside of the seat should lift off the gas lift relatively easily but if it is ‘stuck’ you will need to persevere as it will ‘wedge’ free. Usually,  it is freeing the 5 star base that causes most problems. Try using some lubricant such as WD40 or washing up liquid and then, from beneath, tap the underside of the old gas lift with a soft mallet (so as not to damage the 5 star base) until ‘pops out’

 

Fitting a New Office Chair Gas Lift

Place the new gas lift into the centre hole of the 5 star base (50mm end) then align the centre hole of the lever mechanism (bolted to the underside of the chair) to the top of the gas lift (button end) and gently drop into place.

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