A common problem that many gamers experience with their gaming chairs is wobbliness. This can make it difficult to play games or use the chair for other purposes. In this blog post, we will discuss the causes of chair wobble and some ways to fix it.
What Causes Chair Wobble?
Wobbling can be caused by a number of different issues with the chair itself, but there are some common culprits which cause this problem in most cases. One common cause of chair wobble is the casters.
These are the little wheels attached to the bottom of your seat which allow you to roll around on smooth surfaces. If one or more is damaged, they can cause the problem. Loose screws in either the caster itself or at their attachment point can be a source of problems.
Another potential issue that can cause wobbling, especially in office chairs, is the knee-tilt mechanism. This consists of the bar that attaches to your seat and an arm on your chair or desk which allows you to adjust the angle at which your legs are tilted when sitting. If this loosens up over time it can cause the chair to rock back and forth when someone sits in it.
What Can Be Done About Wobble?
If your gaming chair is organized enough to allow you access to the caster – try tightening their screws and giving them a spin to make sure they’re working properly.
A common issue with office chairs is that the caster locks (the part which locks and unlocks the casters) can wear out and cause the chair to rock back and forth when people sit in it. If this is the case, you need to replace both casters and locks (if applicable).
If you find that the cause of chair wobble for your gaming or office seat is a loose knee tilt bar arm, there are two ways to fix this. The first is to tighten the screws on the knee tilt’s bar arm attachment point.
If this doesn’t work, you can try loosening up a few notches on the bar itself. This will cause the seat to sit a little higher which makes it harder for your feet to hit the floor and causes less force from your legs pushing down.
If your chair is still rocking after this, you may need to replace the bar arm. For a quick fix though, this method will work in most cases.
How Do I Avoid Chair Wobble?
Purchasing a gaming or office chair from a reputable manufacturer who offers a warranty on their products can be one of the best ways to avoid chair wobble. Also, it’s a good idea to inspect the casters on your chair occasionally to ensure that they are not damaged or worn down.
If you do have issues with either of these things, contacting the manufacturer about replacing them will be faster than trying to fix it on your own.