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Squeaky Steel Case Jersey Chair... Fixed!


Squeaky Steel Case Jersey Chair... Fixed!

2014-09-11
Our offices recently underwent a major renovation. Part of the change was the arrival of new Steel Case Jersey chairs for our work areas. Steel Case Jersey Chair The chairs themselves are adjustable in several areas and quite comfortable. However, by the time the newness wore off the squeaking started. The slightest movement such as leaning back or forward caused an ear piercing squeak to emit from the underside of the chair. As time progressed, you could hear squeaking throughout the entire floor. At times it was quite comical; however, most of the time it simply annoying.

The fix:

To stop the squeak find yourself a bit of lubricant such as WD-40 or white grease. Flip the chair over on its right side and look for the Seat Angle adjusting lever. Steel Case Jersey Underside The lever goes into the underbelly of the chair. The squeak is coming from where that lever is riding up and down on the underbody frame. You can see in the photo below how the paint has worn away and now its bare metal rubbing on metal. Apply the lubricant on that spot and your done! Don't have any lubricant handy, for a temporary fix, use a post-it note and wrap it around the lever like this. Other ideas to create an anti squeak buffer are velcro, felt feet, or masking tape. Now we can work in peace and quiet!

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