How to Lock a Swivel Glider Recliner

Mary Lougee

A swivel glider recliner includes all of the features of each individual chair for comfort. This type of chair can swivel and glide at the same time to turn and view a different portion of the room. Swiveling and reclining combine to offer you a direct view of objects while relieving pressure on your feet and legs.

The reclining locking lever keeps the chair in one position so it does not become vertical when you lean forward and take off weight from the chair back. The swivel locking lever holds the chair steady for elderly people to get in an out of it with less chance of a fall.


Each locking lever slides and turns easily to lock and unlock mechanisms. Do not force levers in either direction, which could cause the handle to break off.

  1. Sit in the chair and lean back to obtain a comfortable position for you. Lift the lever on the inside of the right arm to lock in the reclining position. Lower the lever to release the reclining lock feature, and sit straight up. The back of the chair will rise to a vertical position.

  2. Reach under the left arm of the chair near the base. Turn the knob on the lever backward to lock the swivel motion of the chair.

  3. Turn the knob forward to unlock the chair's swivel motion.