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Cables

Recliner Chair & Sofa Release Cables

$17.50

Premium quality replacement recliner chair and sofa handle release cable, fully assembled using universal durable metal and plastic fitment's complete with strong steel inner wire, secure steel barrel and hook attachments, these are just some of the benefits of our recliner chair and sofa recliner pull release long life cables. Compatible with most brands of modern and older style manual recliner armchairs and sofa's. We Stock Every Size of Recliner Pull Cables. Multiple cable lengths and 2 x steel barrel sizes with or without springs available. Our recliner pull cables fit most recliner chair and lounge handles including all popular brands. Simple and Quick To Fit Cables Simply measure, order and fit in under 5 minutes with no experience required. The only tools you’ll need are a screwdriver and pliers. 'You Can Do It' yourself and save. See our measuring guide to help you find the right size replacement. Learn how to install the new Recliner Chair Handle & cable by watching our video tutorials or following step by step guide. read more

Brand:
Sofa Rehab
Weight
0.06 kg
Dimensions
26 × 19 × 3 cm
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Description

Cables Length Measuring Guide

Please refer to our measuring guide to ensure you order the correct size. If you need additional help or have any questions about the measuring guide, please give us a call or send us a support message – contact us.

Cables Measuring Guide

Measuring guide for cables

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Why Won't The Recliner Chair Open?

Are you pulling the side handle on your recliner and nothing happens? Not feeling any resistance when you open the lever or you found a small round piece of metal fallen out of the handle and onto the floor?  This is the common ways people find they have a broken recliner release cable. Good News is you’ll will find a suitable replacement here.

Why Do Recliner Cables Break?

Most common reasons for a manual recliner release pull cable to snap or break are low quality weak wire and connections or an incorrect length of exposed free wire causing the barrel to snap off when the footrest of the recliner is slammed shut. Another contributing factor to consider is the age of the furniture and frequency of use can play a big role especially if the recliner furniture is used very frequently, the continued tugging of the handle on the wire connection and the flexing of the inner wire can cause it to fray away from the barrel.

How To Measure The Recliner Cable

To establish which recliner release cable fits your recliner first you must measure the broken cable. It’s important to match just two measurements, 1, The end barrel that fits into the handle it’s either 3.5mm or 6mm.  2, The free ‘exposed’ wire with the hook end and possibly a spring over the wire. Once you know these two sizes you can order the correct recliner release steel cable from us! See our handy measuring guide here  CLICK HERE Cable measuring Guide

What's Special About Our Cables?

With plenty of options available on the web it can be difficult to see past the sales hype to find a durable good quality recliner cable that will not break. Here at Sofa Rehab we are confident we have sourced a very high quality design and premium build of replacement long life recliner release cables, we have ensured a very strong steel inner wire and end connections with a flexible yet durable outer PVC tube and strong secure retaining clip end all make for the best recliner cables available.

Don't Forget About The Handles

Not only have we sourced the very best quality long life recliner release cables, we have also worked closely with our factory to produce an equally durable and strong recliner release handle in both plastic and metal to match the quality of our cables. If you would prefer to upgrade your current handle and cable set please see our range here CLICK HERE for Handle and Cable Sets

Technical Specifications

Technical Specifications

Make – Sofa Rehab
Type – Manual recliner release cables with or without springs
Materials – Wire, barrel and hook are steel, outer tube is PVC and retaining clip is plastic
Dimensions – Wire thickness 1.25mm PVC tube is 4.8mm
Barrel Dimensions – 3.5mm or 6mm (measured across the face of the end of the barrel)
Overall inner cable length – 965mm including barrel and hook end
Outer sheath Length – Depends on the exposed free wire required.
*Please note that all quoted measurement are approximate. During production of the barrels the molds can get worn and as a result the diameter of the 6mm barrel diameter can fluctuate between 4-7mm and this is not an issue as the sizes will still fit your handle.

Measuring Guide

Measuring Guide

How To Tutorial

How To Tutorial

Recliner Handle Replacement How To Tutorials

Remove the broken recliner handle by unscrewing the two fixing screws behind the latch using either a manual or electric screwdriver and pull the handle clear of the furniture.


Rotate the handle to locate the retaining clip. Remove the clip by pinching the arms together and unhook the cable from the handle.
Pull the cable sheath clear to allow slack and check around the cable and barrel for any wear, tear or damage.
Secure the original cable into the replacement handle and refit the retaining clip.
Fit the handle and cable back in to the furniture. Pull the handle (the mechanism will open the footrest) to expose the fixing holes and securely fit the screws into both holes.

Reviews (62)

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  • Vish

    (verified owner)

    Can’t speak high enough of Sofa Rehab. They are awesome.
    I bought Recliner Release Cable last week.it arrived within 2 days..but the best part, it worked perfectly, exactly as described.. 100% satisfied.. my recliner is back in action as before. Sofa- rehab team was so helpful in suggesting the right product.. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED ..

  • Elizabeth Doyle

    (verified owner)

    Quick delivery and exactly what I ordered!

  • Roma King

    (verified owner)

    Very quick delivery. Items exactly as ordered

  • Ben

    (verified owner)

    Website instructions made it really simple. We saved hundreds by ordering the parts direct from Sofa rehab. It is so great to have our recliner back in action.

  • jenny lee

    (verified owner)

    I decided after about 8 years of my recliner not reclining i would figure out how to fix it my self (my husband had no idea how to fix the problem thus this expensive recliner has sadly sat for all these years unable to recline)…i found sofa rehab after searching online gave them a call and a few days later my cable and handle came.With the help of the awesome tutorial my chair is back in action….great job by me with the help of the fabulous sofa rehab team !!

  • Terry

    (verified owner)

    Quick delivery and exactly what I required. Guide on selected the correct product was excellent.

  • Lynda Hemmimgs

    (verified owner)

    Excellent helpful service, followed by prompt delivery.

  • Colin Faulkner

    (verified owner)

    Excellent size guide, make sure you use it to ensure you get the correct cable. Excellent product

  • judith allsopp

    (verified owner)

    Exceptionally fast delivery and very easy to DIY. Great customer service.

  • John Hood

    (verified owner)

    This replacement fixed my broken cable and I now have another in reserve for my other chair too. Did a google search to find this. Would recommend service as very efficient too anyone.

  • chrisp

    (verified owner)

    Quick delivery, easy instructions, 5 minute job. top marks for the size guide. Hard to go wrong.

  • JAMES

    (verified owner)

    Prompt delivery and item was as described . Simple to fit , chair as good sa new. Thank you.

  • Ben

    (verified owner)

    I must admit, I was a bit unsure about the measuring process but it turned out spot on!
    Very fast delivery and easy installation.

  • Graeme

    (verified owner)

    The product was brilliant, delivered quickly, easy to fit

  • Gerard

    (verified owner)

    Is there a chance I can give you 10 stars. Perfect from price to order placement to goods received, Awesome. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

  • Russell B

    (verified owner)

    Just the thing. Did the job easy as!

  • Eamon Hannan

    (verified owner)

    Worked perfectly. Videos very useful.

  • Les

    (verified owner)

    Very helpful and quick delivery.
    It was as quick and easy to install and worked perfectly

  • Khris

    (verified owner)

    100% satisfied. Prompt delivery and the part fitted perfectly.

  • Warren Scott

    (verified owner)

    Great service, great communication and good price.

  • Raymond Jannusch

    (verified owner)

    Sofa Rehab service was quick and they made ordering the correct part of easy with the measuring guide. Would recommend using them

  • Glenn

    Followed the measuring instructions. Item arrived quickly & fitted perfectly. Fitting videos were helpfull. Would definately recommend.

  • Wayne

    (verified owner)

    cable selector was spot on cables arrived quickly fit perfectly fixed problem

  • Christian

    Worked well and instructions are clear

  • Christian

    The handle opens and closes well. My original broke so I did the replacement myself with this one.

  • abladmin

    (verified owner)

    Excellent product

  • Don Paterson

    (verified owner)

    Cables as requested delivered in a couple of days and was able to install easily bringing the reclining function back into use.

  • Betty

    (verified owner)

    Great service. Part was perfect. Highly recommend

  • Marg

    (verified owner)

    I had ordered part before so knew exactly what size I required. Easy to order online. Only paid for basic postage so took a little time to arrive. Part worked perfectly

  • Glenn

    (verified owner)

    My second purchase now. Follow the instructions. Couldn’t be easier. Great service.

  • Barry

    (verified owner)

    Totally satisfied with the product.

  • Darren

    (verified owner)

    Cables Arrived promptly and fitted perfect highly recommend Sofa Rehab

  • Tina

    (verified owner)

    Fantastic service. Item as described. Would highly recommend

  • Lyn

    (verified owner)

    Works well and easy to install!

  • Megan

    (verified owner)

    I could not request this site with words. I thought I would have to buy a new couch before I found this.

  • Louis

    (verified owner)

    Bought 2 replacement cable over the phone. Very helpful staff and patient with my lack of knowledge on these cables. Was easy to replace and works well. Highly recommended Thank you

  • Jody Kay

    (verified owner)

    Awesome Service

  • Ron

    Four cables ordered. Arrived quickly and fitted easily first time.

  • Elizabeth Hollens-Riley

    (verified owner)

    Very very helpful

  • Natalie

    (verified owner)

    Excellent service and delivery. Thanks guys for all you help. Keep up the great work 👍🏼

  • Suzanne Sladden

    (verified owner)

    Amazing service. Quick delivery. Easy to work out length with charts on site. All worked perfectly.

  • Terry

    (verified owner)

    Will use sofarehab for any future orders. The order process was straightforward and easy. The item I ordered was delivered in short time and represented value for money. Website guide was excellent

  • Lynette

    (verified owner)

    Very pleased with Sofarehab. The recliner release cable fix our recliner and we can now use it again. They were very prompt in posting it to us. The guide to the measurements we needed was vey accurate.

  • Aaron Young

    (verified owner)

    Posted very quickly. Have bought three of these cables. First one had the smaller barrel but still worked on my first (test) recliner. Then ordered two more with the right barrel on the end and they work a treat! Easy to install too!

  • Brentan

    (verified owner)

    My order was processed and delivered very fast and the product works great, just as advertised.
    Installation only took 2 minutes or so and now My sofa is reclining again!

  • Bob Z

    (verified owner)

    Recliner release cable worked a charm. AND, thanks to your video I was able to replace broken one myself! (And I am no handyman). Thank you.

  • Aaron Young

    (verified owner)

    Quickly delivery, exactly as described and seem to be of similar if not better quality than the OEM items I had to replace. Totally recommend.

  • Jason Taylor

    (verified owner)

    Great service,purchased replacement cable for recliner. Exactly as required.

  • Hayden

    (verified owner)

    Great site, easy to identify item required, excellent service, item arrived promptly and I installed in 5 minutes, works perfectly.
    HIGHLY RECOMMEND Sofa Rehab

  • Michelle Fitzpatrick

    (verified owner)

    Perfect. Fixed our proble. Great service and speedy delivery. Thank you.

  • Mats E Pettersson

    (verified owner)

    Exactly what I ordered, and the recliner is now fully functional. Thank you

  • Kathy Brooker

    (verified owner)

    Product is spot on. Videos helped with measurements and installation. Fast friendly service

  • Wade

    (verified owner)

    Cabled was shipped quickly and fitted and worked perfectly

  • Greg Sant

    (verified owner)

    10/10 Awesome to deal with and very prompt service 😀

  • Pam

    (verified owner)

    Descriptions were easy to work out which cable we needed. Fitting was easy. Works well. Fast delivery.

  • Terry

    (verified owner)

    Hi guys, couldn’t fault the service and speed of delivery for the cables I ordered recently.
    Highly recommend Sofa Rehab to anyone needing parts for their recliner.
    Definitely 5 stars ✨

  • Paul

    (verified owner)

    Very happy, great product, size guide made it easy to select correct replacement cable which was speedily delivered. I highly recommend sofarehab

  • Brendan Keogh

    (verified owner)

    Recliner cable

  • Brendan Keogh

    (verified owner)

    Great work by Jess , delivered quickly and the right cable , highly recommend Sofarehab.

  • William

    (verified owner)

    As described & arrived quickly. 6mm barrel easily modifiable to fit 3mm with some light filing, if you can’t find the perfect barrel, cable length & exposure length all in one.

  • Seva Norman

    (verified owner)

    Perfect fit and easy to install thanks to their YouTube video. Highly recommend their product and their service. I bought my leather chair secondhand for $50 in perfect condition apart from the broken cable and I was able to fix it easily by replacing the cable thanks to Sofarehab! Very happy!

  • dedricks

    (verified owner)

    Sofa Rehab made the cable replacement so easy. I followed measurement directions and placed the order. Delivery was quick. Followed Youtube video for installation which took less than 5 minutes. I can snooze in the recliner once again. Thank you.

FAQs

FAQs

What size do I need?

To establish the correct size cable please follow our measuring guide form. If you are still unsure please contact us on 07 2111 4088 or email us info@sofarehab.com.au

I can't find my size cable?

This may be because the manufacturer of your chair has used a custom sized cable. Reach out to us as we will likely have a suitable cable to fit your recliner.

My cable is shorter than all those you sell, will yours fit?

The overall length of a cable is not important. What matters is two points, 1, Barrel size and 2. Exposed free wire hook length. Get these two correct and our cable will fit.

I fitted the new cable and now the chair won't close!

Two possible reasons for this.
1, The exposed free wire and hook end are too short preventing the release mechanism from engaging. This would require a correct length cable to fix.
2, The installation of the free wire and hook end is incorrect. Send us pictures of the installed cable and we can confirm info@sofarehab.com.au

I fitted my new cable and the chair will now not open!

Two possible reasons for this
1, The free wire exposed hook end is too long. New correct length cable is required to fix.
2, Installation of the free exposed end wire and hook is incorrect. reach out to us via email and attach pictures of the install. Info@sofarehab.com.au

I want a handle and cable set.

We sell handle and cables as sets or individually. Please refer back to the store catalogue ad click on Handle & Cable Sets.

Are these good quality cables?

Yes, we have worked closely with our supplier to produce a top quality reliable long life recliner release cable.

Is there a video on how to measure the cable?

We are working this video and its content. Watch this space.

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Sofa Rehab

I've worked in a furniture store for 9 or so years and finding suitable recliner cables was always a challenge. When I recieved my cables off you guys, I couldn't believe how well they fitted. Absolutely magnificent place to get your cables. They were here in a couple of days as well so highly recommended.

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Sofa Rehab

My recliner chair handle snapped and I couldn't use the footrest anymore so Googled for a new handle and this company came up, had the exact part needed and it arrived in due time, fitted perfectly and now I wish I'd ordered two! Will fix the other one another time.

5
Sofa Rehab

Sofa Rehab sent me the product quickly to New Zealand and it worked perfectly. Thanks to them my recliner is working again...

5
Sofa Rehab

Paid a professional cleaner to clean my leather lounge. He did a lousy job. Didn't look any different. This cleaner pack provided everything I needed to do it myself. It lifted dirt & grime easily. Super happy with result, looks brand new!

5
Sofa Rehab

This product is amazing! My cream leather sofa is 4 years old and well looked after, however it was looking dirty.

Sofa Rehab has lifted the grime from daily sitting and the colour has improved about 2 shades! It looks brand new now!

Highly recommend this kit- the brush and clothes in the kit are excellent and the cream is very easy to apply.