This Keeps Falling Off the Bottom of My Recliner


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Old 08-27-20, 07:11 AM
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This Keeps Falling Off the Bottom of My Recliner


Is this black plastic "nut" something I can find in your typical hardware/home improvement store? This one is stripped and it keeps falling off. What do I call this doo-hickey?
 
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Old 08-28-20, 06:23 AM
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Looks to me like the screw is broken. The other half of the screw will have to be found and removed before you can add a new screw.
 
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Old 08-28-20, 06:27 AM
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You could try squirting a little blue loctite on it next time and see if it stays on better.
 
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Old 08-28-20, 09:10 AM
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Those are rather specialized parts but they are probably doing a pretty simple/basic job. If you tip the chair over and can see where it came from you can probably use a more commonly available screw.

Do NOT use thread locking compound on anything plastic. It will brittle many kinds of plastic. If you want to put it together to never come apart again I'd use two part epoxy glue to glue the plastic nut to the screw. There are special plastic epoxies but I'd use regular epoxy since that's what I have lying on my work bench.
 
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Old 08-28-20, 09:17 AM
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Guess I should have been more specific. Blue Locktite 425. Loctite 242 should not be used on plastics.
 
 

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