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Old 01-13-2017, 07:11 AM   #1
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Easy Rest Sofa

Hi All,
The Easy Rest in my '06 Journey has had issues with the motor mechanism for the last few years. It will extend to the bed position without a problem, but needs assistance via my knee pushing in against the front frame to return the sofa to the seating position. When I press the button to return to seating, the motor will run fine for about the first 30% of the process, then will slow to a stall and stops. It's at that point when I have to help it along with my knee until it's at about 80% of it's return cycle, then the motor will do the rest of the cycle without any problems. When the motor stalls, it just stops. There is no gear slippage indicating there may be an engagement problem. I'm pretty confidant that the motor is the issue and will order another to replace it. My question is does anyone know where that motor resides in the sofa and how easy is it to get to?

Thanks, Dan

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Old 01-13-2017, 07:45 AM   #2
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That sounds similar to what ours was doing. It only needed a little lube on the slides and screw mechanism. Now it works fine again. The motor is just barely up to the task, and should be about twice the power IMHO. If you pull out the drawer under the seat, you can see the workings.

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Old 01-13-2017, 07:46 AM   #3
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Dan, you can unbolt the seat cushions and get clear access to the rear of the sofa and the motor(s). I had this same problem in my Adventurer, so I would just grab the top back of the sofa and pull while depressing the switch.
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Is the head of the seat back dragging a bit on the sidewall on the way back up? Ours does and sometimes just needs a gentle lift by hand on the seat back.
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