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    There’s no need to worry if you need to move your bulky recliner sofa through a tight space. Most reclining sofas can be easily disassembled for stress-free transport. Many models have detachable seat backs, which are secured by locking levers. Lifting the back fabric panel or feeling in between the rear seams should enable you to release the levers and remove the seats. Some models also have removable bars bolted to the base that allow for further disassembly. To make things easier when it’s time to reassemble the sofa, take pictures as you take it apart, keep your hardware in plastic bags, and label your sofa’s disassembled components.

    Removing Bolted Bars

     1.Turn the sofa over to locate the base bars. 

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    Lift the sofa onto its front side so its back faces straight up toward the ceiling. Look under the sofa to see if it has base bars. If they’re present, you should see two or three bars screwed or bolted from one end of the sofa’s base to the other.
     2.Unfasten the base bars’ bolts.

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    Check the heads of the screws or bolts that secure the base bars. Use a drill with the appropriate bit to unfasten each screw or bolt from the base bars.
    -You’ll probably need Robertson drive bits, as base bars are often secured with square Robertson screws.
     3.Have a helper hold the sofa as you remove the last bar.

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    It’s best to get someone to help you remove a sofa’s base bars, especially when removing the final bar. When you detach the last bar, the individual seats and console will come apart freely. Having someone stabilize the sofa will help keep its components from rolling away, getting damaged, or damaging nearby objects

    Releasing Locking Levers

      1 .Tilt the sofa forward and lift the rear upholstery strip.

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    Lift the sofa forward so the back faces straight up into the air. Many upholstered sofas have a detachable back panel that you can lift to expose the inner frame. Locate and unfasten the velcro strips or snaps that secure the fabric to the frame’s base, then lift up the upholstered panel

      2.Locate the rear locking levers.

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    Check the frames on each side of the sofa’s seats for the locking levers. At each side of the sofa’s main body, around where the top of the arm and back join, you should see a metal lever pointing in a downward position. If your sofa has a center console, you should see levers on the frames between it and the seats

      3.Feel for the locking levers between the rear seams.

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    If your sofa doesn’t have detachable strips of fabric that expose the frame, stick your hands into the rear seams on the sofa’s left and right sides. Check the seams between the center console and seats, if any are present. Feel within the seams for the locking lever pointed in a down position.

      4.Lift the locking levers to release the seat backs.

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    Use a flat head screwdriver or, in a pinch, your fingertips to loosen and raise each lever and release the seat backs. After unlocking the levers, return the sofa to its normal position and carefully lift the back out of its frame.  
    -If your sofa has a pair of seats divided by a center console, lift each individual seat and console back out of its housing.