Get the most out of your Sleeper Mechanism™

There are Two Effective Methods to Repair a Sleeper Sofa Mechanism

Whether you need to replace your entire mechanism due to wear, damage, and/or malfunction, or your mechanism is in good shape and you only need to replace worn or damaged decking, we've got what you need!

Here are our recommended steps for purchasing and installing your new replacement mechanism or decking:

Confirm Size and Model Number

Unlock the secret to replacing your sleeper sofa mechanism without a hitch. By securing the manufacturer and model number of your existing system, you'll open up the door to a hassle-free process.

No more head-scratching over similar-looking parts.
No more sunk costs on ill-fitting replacements.
No more sleepless nights over wasted resources.

The first step to replacing your mechanism is to find and confirm the size and model number of the mechanism you are replacing. Obtaining the manufacturer and model number of your current mechanism is critical to ensuring you receive the correct product. This is the only reliable way to match parts since many mechanism models can be very similar, but not the same, in appearance and dimensions.

Tips for finding and interpreting your model number:

  1. Leggett & Platt and Hickory Springs* are the most common manufacturers. This will be different than the company that made your sofa (Ashley, Broyhill, Simmons, La‐Z‐Boy, etc.)

  2. The model number sticker will contain a variety of information and may appear in several different formats. For example: model numbers 6825 or 2568 are the same, and sometimes the manufacturer will list them both ways.

  3. The numbers in the model number will tell you the size and series of the mechanism. For instance, in the example above, model numbers 6825 and 2568 both refer to a mechanism in the 25 series with 68 being the size.

For more assistance finding your model number, click here to refer to our downloadable PDF guide.

Important note: It's all in the brackets. When we talk about sizes, we're referring to the bracket-to-bracket width. A universally accepted standard by manufacturers. To ensure exactness, your measurement should span from one mounting bracket to the other, right where the sleeper and sofa frames come together. Remember, this isn't about the tubular frame or the decking.

*If you are looking for Hickory Springs decking replacements, please contact us directly.

Place Order

After confirming your mechanism's size and model number, be sure to double check that the Sleeper Mechanism™ replacement mechanism or decking kit you are purchasing will be the correct fit for your needs. If you have any questions about mechanism compatibility, reach out to us via the contact form below.

Even if you second guess yourself, after you order a mechanism, we will email you to confirm the replacement you've ordered is correct and to confirm the delivery address and two contact phone numbers. Replacement mechanisms ship via Freight, so the carrier will also call you to set a delivery appointment to ensure someone is there to accept the shipment.

View and purchase our products here.

Replace Mechanism

Once you've purchased and received your new mechanism, follow our downloadable PDF instructions for removing your old mechanism and installing the new one.

To remove the old frame, first, take off the mattress and any cushions. Then, carefully detach the frame from the sofa, following the manufacturer's instructions.

Follow the manufacturer's instructions to install the new sleeper mechanism frame. Ensure that it's securely attached to the sofa before testing its functionality.

Series specific mounting specifications (PDFs):
2500 Series Mounting Specifications
3500 Series Mounting Specifications

Repair or Replace Decking

To determine whether your decking needs repair or full replacement, follow these steps:

  1. Inspect the Decking

    Remove the mattress and open thesleeper sofa to expose the decking. Check for any loose, damaged, or missingscrews, brackets, or slats.

  2. Tighten Screws and Brackets

    Use a screwdriver to tighten any loose screws or brackets. Replace any missing screws with new ones.

  3. Repair or Replace Damaged Slats

    If any slats are broken or cracked, remove them from the decking. Apply wood glue to the broken pieces and clamp them together until the glue dries. If necessary, reinforce the repaired slat with a wood screw. Alternatively, you can replace the damaged slats with new ones.

  4. Replace Decking

    If there is a hole or other damage to your decking and none of the mechanism bars are bent and/or your unit operates correctly, we can provide a decking replacement kit.

Series specific decking replacement specifications (PDFs):
Leggett & Platt
Hickory Springs

Upgrade Mattress

A comfortable mattress is essential for a good night's sleep on a sleeper sofa. Upgrading the mattress can greatly improve the overall comfort and user experience. Many older sleepers have thin mattresses that get less comfortable over time. Replacing your mattress may greatly improve you and your guests' comfort and sleep.

Remove the old mattress from the sleeper sofa and replace it with our WetBan™ Ultra Smart hand-crafted models.

View and pruchase WetBan™ Ultra Smart Mattresses here.

Contact Us with Questions

We know this is a lot and we are always here to help. You can simply start the process by emailing or filling out a quick contact form below.

Make Us Work for You

We are the standard for top quality American rolled steel sleeper sofa mechanisms for residential or hospitality use. Our name says it all.

We have been supplying mechanisms and repair kits for over 25 years.
Contact us today and take advantage of our expertise.

Phone: 336-781-0504

1409 W Green Drive
High Point, NC 27260
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