Post # 1
I am really hoping someone has an answer to this.
If you buy a recliner chair with a side arm should the side arm be able to put the foot rest up and also put the foot rest down?
I have tried out many like this in the store and last night found a great deal on one. So I picked it up and got it home only to realize that I need my legs to put it down. Is this supposed to work this way? Is it broken? Can you fix a recliner to do this?
It’s for the nursery so I will be sitting in it after a natural delivery (possibility of stiches) or after a c-section. I will not have any power in my stomach or legs to push the leg rest down and need something with an arm level that puts the seat down.
Post # 3
I have seen both kinds. The recliner at home (and our couch, for that matter) have a button on the side to put the legs up, then to put them down, you have to push with your legs.
My grandma has one that has a lever on the side. You crank it up to put your legs up, you crank it down to put your legs down.
Post # 4
all recliners I have seen you have a button or lever to put the footrest up but you use your legs to put it down
Post # 5
@Danelady- I have only seen ones like your grandma’s. I’m wondering if all the side lever ones are supposed to be like this? Of course the 800 is for Taiwan lol
@Jacqui- I know you need to use your legs on the kind with the button, but ever kind with a side lever has allowed me to use the side lever to put it down.
Post # 6
The recliner in our man cave uses a lever to raise and lower the footrest and recline the chair. The ones in the lounge at work operate the same way.