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    22 RBE Recliners No power & difficult to close.

    Weíve made 5 trips in a new unit. I figured I would ask here before grabbing tools. Power is out on one recliner. Is the unit bolted to the floor & whatís the likely culprit? (I may just leave them w/o power as the controls are frequently activated accidentally) That being said, I still need to have the fix.
    Any suggestions on how to make the recliners close easier so we donít have to slam them shut?
    Thanks!

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    Check the plug behind it. You can remove the back from its bayonet mount, just like any other recliner, for easier access. If you have really long arms you can reach it with the back in place. One of ours came loose. The plugs are big transformers plugged into horizontal outlets, so the can easily bounce loose. If ours repeats it, Iíll wedge a block underneath it for support.
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    Thanks Dave. I’ll give it a whirl.

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    Please let me know what you find. I’m curious. A quick peek behind the chair back with a flashlight will tell you a lot.

    There are a couple of other possible connections under the chair and in the armrest. There are posts on these theater recliner electrical issues and components on the web somewhere, at eTrailer IIRC.
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    Worst case is probably needing a new power supply. Good chance your chairs are not anchored.
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    More details on removing back of theater seat

    Quote Originally Posted by dkayak View Post
    Check the plug behind it. You can remove the back from its bayonet mount, just like any other recliner, for easier access. If you have really long arms you can reach it with the back in place. One of ours came loose. The plugs are big transformers plugged into horizontal outlets, so the can easily bounce loose. If ours repeats it, Iíll wedge a block underneath it for support.
    Not sure if I am doing this right. I have the same problem as Hammerfast described. It is the little transformer that is unplugged. I have reached down and can't reach the transformer, I felt around the inside back flap of the seat but I am not sure how the bayonet works or how to identify it by feel. If you have any hints for how to get the back off, they would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks,

    Bill W

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    Bill, I wish I could tell you how mine got plugged back in. Unfortunately, while I was doing the outside hookups, my two nephews who are taller & more agile than me, got it done. I think they we able to reach it. I know they did not remove the backs.

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    Thanks

    Quote Originally Posted by Hammerfast View Post
    Bill, I wish I could tell you how mine got plugged back in. Unfortunately, while I was doing the outside hookups, my two nephews who are taller & more agile than me, got it done. I think they we able to reach it. I know they did not remove the backs.
    Thanks Hammerfast

    Bill W

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    We got a power strip/surge protector when one side came unplugged and just plugged both into that. For the buttons, we got button guards off of Etsy (specifically made for the Thomas Payne or the other brand...Stacy-something). The power strip is under the bathroom-side recliner and we just recline it to turn it on and off.
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    Thanks. Ironically mine just came unplugged again on the last outing. The power strip seems to be the ticket. Thanks for the share re; the button guards. Didn’t know there was such a thing. Now I won’t have to fabricate something ugly.

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