How To Fix That Sinking Office Chair: The Chair Saver Kit

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Have you ever had one of those office chairs where the gas lift just keeps sinking? As fast as you adjust it, once you put your weight on the seat you start to fall down and before you know it the seat is at its lowest setting.

It usually happens for a couple of reasons. First, sometimes the lever controlling the gas lift gets out of alignment and ends up pressing the release on the gas lift. And second the gas lift is faulty and can no longer hold its adjusted height.

Either way the result is the same, a chair you can’t work in – until now that is.

Introducing the chair saver kit
This clever gizmo allows a simple and permanent fix to your problem.

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Here's what You Get In The Saver Kit. In the kit you will find four 1” and one 1/2” spacers made in a strong high quality plastic.

To work out how many spacers you need, drop the chair seat to its lowest level, chances are that's where it’s at anyway. Then standing in front of the chair measure the distance from the top of the seat to the middle of your knee.

Next pull the seat back up and with the gas lift exposed snap on the required number of spacers to match as closely as you can the dimension you noted earlier. That's it, now when you sit down the chair will only sink until it reaches the spacers which then hold the seat at your correct sitting height.

Where you chair’s pneumatic lift has plastic covers around it just pull them down first to expose the cylinder so you can fit the spacers.

And that really is all there is to fixing your chair’s faulty gas lift. It’s recommended for anyone over 250lbs to wrap several tight layers of duct tape around the spacers following fitting. This eliminates the possibility of them sliding over each other.

Demonstration video showing how to install it

Overall opinion on this device
This is a very simple way of fixing an office chair that won’t stay up. Once in position the durable plastic rings should last for many years. The only real downside is if you share the chair with others whose working height isn't the same as yours. Also, if your chair has an extended gas lift with more than 4.5 inches of height adjustment you might need two kits.

The ideal solution is to replace the gas strut, however old struts can be very difficult to shift when they been in use for any length of time. All in all the Chair Saver Kit makes a neat and easy fix for chairs that won’t stay up.

Further information
Here’s where you can find more about the chair saver cure for fixing a sinking office chair. And if your chair really is worn out, click here for some ideas on good replacements.

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2 Responses to “How To Fix That Sinking Office Chair: The Chair Saver Kit”

  1. I would like to order a chair saver kit for my Herman Miller chair but see no place on your website to do that. There is no contact phone number or any way to place and order!
    can you please get back to me and let me know how i can order the kit … my chair won’t stay up any longer.
    Thank you,
    Jan Shalom
    267 278-7133

  2. Hi Jan, you need to buy it from the chair saver site, here’s the link: http://www.chair-saver.com/#!buy/c1ifj

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