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How to Replace the Wheels on an Office Chair

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  1. How to Replace the Wheels on an Office Chair, Removing Casters: step 1, image 1 of 1
    • Lay the chair down.

    • If the chair is too heavy to turn upside down, have someone help you do it.

  2. How to Replace the Wheels on an Office Chair: step 2, image 1 of 1
    • Wipe the stem of the caster with a rag or paper towel to remove any dust or debris.

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    • Use a flathead screwdriver in between the caster and the base of the chair to pry the wheel out of the socket.

    • Turn the screwdriver gently until the caster starts to move upwards away from the chair.

    • Try rotating the screwdriver at different angles if the caster won't come out.

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    • Use a prying tool that is big enough to fit between the caster and over the stem.

    • Gently pull on the caster upwards and it should come off.

  5. How to Replace the Wheels on an Office Chair: step 5, image 1 of 2 How to Replace the Wheels on an Office Chair: step 5, image 2 of 2
    • Measure the wheel's height and length.

    • Once you've done that, purchase your new casters.

    • Large casters(about 3"), are more durable and versatile. Twin-wheel casters are usually used in office settings.

  6. How to Replace the Wheels on an Office Chair: step 6, image 1 of 2 How to Replace the Wheels on an Office Chair: step 6, image 2 of 2
    • Push the caster's stem into the bottom of chair leg.

    • Install the new casters.

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