Broken couch spring...

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Judy W.

How do I fix a broken couch spring?

Sincerely,

Answer: 

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Thank you for your Ask Jane question - and welcome to the Be Jane Community! We appreciate your question and have done some extensive research to try to help you save your couch.
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While we don't have much experience with fixing broken springs, we thought there might be a few things you could try before buying a new couch.
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Flip your couch upside down and pull off the bottom fabric. Don't be concerned about not tearing it because if you fix it, you can buy more and reattach it with a staple gun.
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Once you've gotten it all off, check to see if you can find the broken spring. If you can detect which one it is, first check to see if it is bent or broken.
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If it is bent, get out a pair of pliers and see if you can mimic the twists of the other coils. If you can, flip it over to see if it is fixed. If so, good job, Jane!
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If it is broken, we suggest you open the yellow pages, call an upholsterer and tell them what you see. Hopefully it is something they can tell you how to fix over the phone. Without knowing exactly what is going on inside your couch there is no way to tell you how to fix it. Once you do, a professional upholsterer's advice might just do the trick.
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I'm sorry we couldn't give you more help with this but at least it's a start. Good for you wanting to fix it yourself!
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If you have any other questions, feel free to contact us at any time. We're here for you!