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How To Fix Ottoman Bed

Are you tired of struggling with your old ottoman bed?

Is opening and closing the storage compartment increasingly difficult, or is it completely broken?

Well, you're in luck because we have the perfect solution!

We are introducing the new ottoman bed – a convenient and stylish option for all your storage needs.

Gone are the days of struggling with old and outdated designs.

Our new ottoman bed is designed to make your life easier and provide ample storage space without sacrificing style.

In this guide, we will guide you through fixing your ottoman bed so you can finally enjoy a functional and organized bedroom.

So, let's dive into it.

Identify Common Issues with Ottoman Beds

Identify Common Issues with Ottoman Beds

Ottomans have gained popularity recently due to their space-saving design and stylish look. However, like all furniture, they are not immune to issues.

It's important to be aware of some common problems that can arise with these beds to ensure you can effectively maintain and repair your mattress if necessary.

Stiff Pistons

These are integral to the bed base's lifting mechanism, and when they become stiff, it can be challenging to raise the bed frame to access the storage underneath.

Noisy Ottoman Beds

Another common issue with these beds is noise. A creaking or squeaking sound can disrupt your sleep and be a sign of a larger problem.

The role of hinges and joints

The hinges and joints play a crucial role in the functionality of an Ottoman bed. If these parts become damaged or worn out, they can contribute to the noise and compromise the stability and safety of the bed.

If you want to avoid these common problems altogether, investing in a high-quality ottoman bed is key. Our Ascot Ottoman Bed is made with durable and sturdy components to ensure long-lasting functionality and comfort.

Gasket Issues

The gasket is an important part of an Ottoman bed's mechanism. It helps to seal the space between two positions to prevent leakage of fluids and maintain pressure.

Common gasket-related problems in an Ottoman bed include wear and tear, cracking, and shrinkage due to temperature changes. These issues can lead to pressure loss in the pistons, making lifting the mattress and accessing the storage area harder.

Issues with the Lift Mechanism

The lift mechanism in an Ottoman bed typically involves a set of pistons that use air or hydraulic fluid pressure to lift the mattress. The pressure is released when the bed is lifted, and when it's lowered, the pressure is increased.

Common problems with the lift mechanism include a lack of pressure, which can make the bed hard to lift, or too much pressure, which can make the bed drop down too quickly. Wear and tear on the pistons or problems with the gasket can also impact the efficiency of the lift mechanism.

How to Fix Ottoman Bed Problems

How to Fix Ottoman Bed Problems

You have identified the common issues in your ottoman bed, and it's time to fix them. As an expert in the field, we're here to guide you.

Stiff Pistons

These are integral to the bed base's lifting mechanism, and when they become stiff, it can be challenging to raise the bed frame to access the storage underneath.

Step-by-step guide on how to fix it.

Fixing stiff pistons involves lubricating them to reduce friction. Here's a simple guide:

  1. Lift the ottoman bed base and secure it so it won't fall while you're working.

  2. Locate the pistons - they should be attached to the bed frame and the base.

  3. Apply a generous amount of silicone-based lubricant to the pistons.

  4. Move the bed base up and down a few times to distribute the lubricant evenly.

  5. Repeat every few months to keep the pistons working smoothly.

Noise Reduction

A noisy ottoman bed can be a nuisance, especially if it's causing disturbances at night.

Causes of noise in an Ottoman bed

The most common cause of noise in an ottoman bed is loose or worn-out hardware, including screws, bolts, and hinges. The bed frame may creak or squeak when you move on it, indicating that some parts need tightening or replacing.

If you have uncanny issues, you can purchase our new Helix Ottoman bed, which features a durable lift mechanism and sturdy hardware.

How to effectively reduce or eliminate noise?

To reduce or eliminate the noise from your ottoman bed, tighten any loose screws or bolts on the bed frame. If the noise persists, apply a lubricant to the hinges and joints. If you're still hearing a squeak, replacing some parts of the bed base might be time.

Gasket Problems

The gasket plays a crucial role in the smooth operation of your ottoman bed.

Steps to fix gasket-related issues.

The common steps include:

  • If you have a gasket problem, you will typically need to replace the defective gasket to fix it.

  • You can do this yourself by ordering a new gasket from the manufacturer or hiring a professional to do it for you.

Lift Mechanism Repair

When repairing the lift mechanism, checking the pistons and gasket for issues is important. These parts function correctly; you might need to replace the lift mechanism entirely.

Remember, maintaining your ottoman bed is important. Regularly clean under the ottoman to prevent dust and debris from affecting its operation.

If you hear your ottoman bed squeaking, don't ignore it. Use the tips provided above to identify and resolve the issue. 

Preventative Maintenance

Preventative Maintenance

It's clear from the above issues that, like any other piece of furniture, an ottoman bed also requires regular maintenance to ensure its longevity and functionality.

Tips on how to maintain your Ottoman bed to prevent future issues.

  1. Regularly inspect the pistons: The pistons are important for the lifting mechanism of the ottoman bed. Check them regularly for any signs of stiffness or damage. If they seem stiff, apply a silicone-based lubricant to keep them moving smoothly.

  2. Tighten hardware: Over time, the screws, bolts, and hinges on your bed base may become loose due to regular use. Make it a habit to check these parts periodically and tighten them as needed.

  3. Clean under the ottoman: Dust and debris can accumulate under the ottoman bed over time. Regular cleaning keeps your bed looking good and prevents dust from interfering with the bed's mechanisms.

  4. Check the gasket: The gasket is crucial in maintaining the pressure for the lift mechanism to work properly. Regularly inspect it for any signs of wear and tear, and replace it if necessary.

  5. Avoid overloading: While ottoman beds offer ample storage, overloading them can put undue stress on the lift mechanism and the bed base. Always adhere to the manufacturer's recommended weight limit.

Our Twilight Ottoman Bed is perfect for maximizing your storage space without sacrificing style.

When to call in a professional

If your ottoman bed is not functioning properly despite your best efforts, or if you notice significant damage to any of its components, you must call a professional. 

A professional will have the tools and expertise to diagnose and fix the problem effectively. Remember, attempting to fix serious issues can sometimes lead to more damage, so it's always best to consult a professional when in doubt.

Final Words

Now you've read everything, and we hope this guide has helped you know everything you need about ottoman beds.

Let's take advantage of this chance to look at our wide range of ottoman beds from Crafted Beds. Our bestsellers are the Kendal ottoman bed and the Lyle wing ottoman bed. These stylish ottoman beds provide ample storage space for all your bedroom essentials. Additionally, these beds are made with high-quality materials and expert craftsmanship, ensuring durability and longevity.

So why wait?

Start exploring and discover the perfect ottoman bed for you today.


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