While the piston mechanism in your ergonomic office chair is not exactly rocket engineering, office chair cylinder repair is never as easy as DIY videos make it appear.
This is not to say that these videos fail to accurately detail the basics of the assembly and its fundamental components. They do. However, what the do NOT do is reveal how widely thesecomponents vary from model to model. There are literally tens of thousands of office chairs made by well over 200 manufacturers in the U.S. market alone.
While they all have the same types of components, they do not have the exact same components.
For instance, something as simple as the retaining clip that holds the bottom of the chair together can be more complicated that it looks. Clips can vary highly in design. Some chairs have clips that are so tight that you have to tap them off to remove them, and when they finally come off, they fly off. Professionals know to wear safety glasses when removing them, but the average end user may not.
Often, too, what appears to be the cylinder is really a column that houses the cylinder.
Sometimes, these columns are lined with grease near the bottom, which can make a big mess if you try to do your own office chair cylinder repair in your office or conference room. Removing cylinders and columns sometimes requires non-standard tools because of a particular chair model’s dimensions. Unless you know the specifications on your chair down to its smallest components, you can pretty much count on something getting damage, or something getting messy, or someone getting hurt if you have never repaired a chair before.
The most practical course of action is to call Viper and ask for two quotes.
First, get a quote on a new chair. Then, get a quote on office chair cylinder repair. You may be surprised to learn that your particular chair model is warrantied by the manufacturer and covers part replacements. Some products have a lifetime warranty, so of course they don’t need to be repaired if we can simply have the factory send you replacement chairs.
The point is, you don’t know how affordable office chair cylinder repair will really be until you call Viper to see what all the options are for your particular model.
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