A swivel recliner is a recliner that doesn’t rock back and forth like a normal recliner. Instead, the seat swivels. Most swivel recliners are designed to swivel on a pivot point located at the edge of the seat and the back of the recliner. If you have a swivel recliner that no longer swivels, it is likely that the swivel mechanism has broken. It’s a very easy fix to get the swivel working again. The key is to figure out where the swivel is broken.
The solution is to replace the hydraulic cylinder at the base of the recliner’s swivel base, which is what controls the reclining mechanism. The hydraulic cylinder is a cylinder filled with hydraulic fluid, which is a liquid that expands and contracts when it’s in contact with air.