How to replace an office chair gas lift cylinder
Gas lift on your chair keep sinking? Read on to find out how to replace an office chair gas lift today.
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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 is no screw 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 a gas lift from office chair
Old office chair gas cylinder stuck?
Although only wedged in place the old gas lift can become quite stuck over time. Although the mechanism on the underside of the seat should lift off the gas lift relatively easily, they can get stuck with time.
If it is ‘stuck’ you will need to persevere as it will eventually ‘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’.
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Office chair gas cylinder replacement – How to change cylinder
To replace an 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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