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How do you remove 5 star base on an office chair?

The 5 spoke base on an office chair that holds the wheels... I have 2 office chairs one with a good one and one that's broke and I'd like to swap them.

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The majority of office chairs tend to be fitted with gas lifts that have a tapered body that locates and wedges into a matching tapered hole in the base. This is what's called an interference fit and the two become locked together. Depending on how old the chair is it can be quite difficult to separate them. Try spraying the joint with some WD40 or easing oil, let it soak in and then turn the chair on its side and use a rubber mallet to tap firmly on the top of each leg of the base and hopefully they'll come apart. If the chair has a plastic base take care not to hit it too hard or you may crack the base.
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This Site Might Help You. RE: How do you remove 5 star base on an office chair? The 5 spoke base on an office chair that holds the wheels... I have 2 office chairs one with a good one and one that's broke and I'd like to swap them.
Sep 30, 2017
no, you'll need the replacement part from the chair manufacturer. look for a label on the chair somewhere to identify the company and check out their web site. Make sure its not covered under a warranty before you pay for the part. Something like that shouldn't break under normal use.
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