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Old 08-24-2007, 10:03 AM   #1
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The foot rest which should extend from the front of my Flexsteel sofabed will not move. It is both the foot rest and the extention needed to make up into a bed.

The latch mechanism is under the sofa in the rear. The latch release is at the front center just under the cushion. The release connects to the latch by a cable.

Problem: when you pull the release nothing happens.

I can just barely touch the actual latch by reaching down behind the couch. The problem is that with the couch back upright I need gorilla-length arms to reach down there. With the couch back reclined I could reach if I were super skinny; the arm just won't fit. I think that releasing the latch would be simple if only I could reach it. "catch 22"

All of the attachments and mechanisms are buried underneath and are not accessible with the footrest down. There has to be a way to reach back there with the foot rest closed; any ideas? Is there a way to remove the seat cushions?

thanks for any advice...
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The foot rest which should extend from the front of my Flexsteel sofabed will not move. It is both the foot rest and the extention needed to make up into a bed.

The latch mechanism is under the sofa in the rear. The latch release is at the front center just under the cushion. The release connects to the latch by a cable.

Problem: when you pull the release nothing happens.

I can just barely touch the actual latch by reaching down behind the couch. The problem is that with the couch back upright I need gorilla-length arms to reach down there. With the couch back reclined I could reach if I were super skinny; the arm just won't fit. I think that releasing the latch would be simple if only I could reach it. "catch 22"

All of the attachments and mechanisms are buried underneath and are not accessible with the footrest down. There has to be a way to reach back there with the foot rest closed; any ideas? Is there a way to remove the seat cushions?

thanks for any advice...
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Old 08-24-2007, 11:28 AM   #3
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Have you tried your awning rod to reach either from back or front and under sofa. When you get it released lube it good.
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I think if you recline the sofa a little you can at least see what isn't working (with a flash light). Then you might use your awning rod to move things. Our foot rest has been a pain; so we encourage guest jut to use the reclined couch without pulling out the footrest part. It also leaves much more walk around room.
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we had a problem with ours when we pulled the handle nothing happen so I investigated and found a loose bolt on the latch that wouldn't pull the cable all the way to unlatch the mechiasm . I tighten the bolt no mroe trouble or maybe you have to adjust the cable ??
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