How to Fix Squeaky Gaming Chair? The chair you sit in a while playing your favorite video games can make a big difference. When it comes to how much fun you have. How many times have you been sitting there, enjoying the game, and suddenly heard that squeaky sound? It might be time to fix your gaming chair! This blog post will go through three different ways you can get rid of those annoying sounds with ease.
How to Fix Squeaky Gaming Chair
There is no faster way to ruin a fun gaming session than with an irritating squeak. It can sound like someone is slowly but surely sharpening their knife right next to your ear. Or maybe you don’t want anyone else knowing that you’re playing games in the living room because it’s embarrassing.
Fear not, there are some easy ways to solve this big problem!
If any of these methods look familiar to you, it’s probably because most chairs seem to share the same flaw — the wheels!
To fix this, all you need is patience and minimal equipment (tools). You might also want some glue or tape for extra support on some of the following tips. Read on! But first…
The easiest way to fix a squeaky gaming chair is to look at the wheels.
Wheels are notorious for making noise when you’re rolling them on the carpet. And gamers often find themselves in situations. Where they’re trying their best not to wake up anyone else in the house or just trying to play with headphones on without annoying anyone around them with that constant sound of rolling wheels over the carpet.
It’s good to know that there are several ways you can go about fixing this problem.
What most gamers do (including me) is get some WD40 and spray it on the wheel axle (the part of the wheel that attaches itself to your seat). You need to let it sit overnight and then wipe off any excess product (and dirt) before using your chair again. But there are also other methods you can try if WD40 doesn’t work for you…
2:A couple of paper towels
One of the most effective ways to stop your chair from squeaking is pretty simple! You take a couple of paper towels, fold them into small squares and then roll them up. I don’t mean tightly, but just enough so they hold together as one thick square piece of paper. After done, rub some cooking oil or baby oil on it (baby oil works best). Just dab a bit on each towel and make sure to give yourself an ample amount. Try not to use too much because all this will do is leave the excess product, which may attract more dirt over time.
Once you’ve given your ‘towel-paper-rods’ enough oil, you take them and insert them into the wheels (they should fit easily). After that, all you need to do is push down on the chair until your towels are fully rolled on each wheel. Your squeak should be gone instantly!
One last thing before we move on
some people like to use WD40 on their chairs not because it’s’ greasing up’ their bearings but rather because they’re using it as a lubricant for their new or used office chairs. There’s nothing wrong with this method but keep in mind that excess of either product may leave unwanted residue, so wipe off any extra oil or solvent after…
Now there might be times when you can’t get your hands on cooking oil, or you’re out of baby oil. Or maybe it’s just not practical to have a bunch of paper towels at your disposal. This is when it’s time to get creative with what you have in the house!
3: Silicone spray
One way is to use silicone spray, but this doesn’t work if the squeak only happens on wood floors. But if you do have some silicone spray at home, try using it.
Another thing, though, is that the more you apply, the greater chance there is for dirt or carpet fibers around where your wheels lubricate, which leads me to my next tip…
What I like doing best when fixing a squeaky chair with silicone spray is getting an old rag and spraying everything down real good (the area where your feet go and the underneath part of your chair, to be exact). After that, I take a dry towel, wipe off all the excess product,t and let it sit overnight.
By morning you’ll notice that all the excess has dried up, giving you a nice little ‘rug’ underneath your feet! The next day when you use your chair again, there should not be any squeaking (unless it’s school glue, nothing will help).
4: WD40 or silicone spray Create another problem
Leftover residue on your wheels. Sometimes this is inevitable, but we can certainly slim down the odds by using alcohol wipes. All you need to do is get some cheap disposables from any local drug store and, once again, wipe off the area where your feet go before you use your chair again. Your feet will thank you for it!
If all else fails, some products out there claim to fix squeaking wheels (and sometimes they do work).
5: WD-40 lube or graphite powder
You can either go out and buy yourself something like WD-40 lube or graphite powder but be warned… Sometimes these products make your squeak worse! This is especially true with graphite powder which turns into a thick paste after it mixes with another chemical (not sure what, maybe saliva?) so tread carefully when using this method.
6: Check for loose Parts
It can be pretty tricky, depending on the chair that you are using. You need to be careful when applying the lubricant, or else you may thoroughly grease your clothes instead of your chair’s mechanisms.
After applying the right amount of lubricant to the parts that make noises while moving, try moving them in all positions.
If this fails to stop the squeaking noise, it is time for you to bring back your chair for repair.
If your screw joints are worn out or rusty but still intact enough not to break, you can attempt tightening them up yourself without getting a technician involved. The best tool for this job would be pliers with a rubber coating so that you do not damage any metal components of your chair while trying to tighten the screws.
It would help if you started by placing your chair face down on a flat surface and checking where the squeaking sounds are coming as you try tightening the joints by twisting them with pliers. You will eventually hear creaking noises as they become tighter when no more noise is produced, even after trying to twist the joints by force. It means that they are tight enough already. Thus, you can turn your chair back right side up again and continue enjoying it without producing any squeaks or squawks.
Replace any that are missing or damaged
If you cannot find where exactly the problem is because of obstructions like armrests, replace these parts temporarily if necessary to identify which part needs fixing. After determining what has worn out or loosened up, you can go back to the hardware store and get a screw, bolt, or nut of an appropriate size. If you do not have any spare parts that will fit your chair, visit your dealer to find replacement pieces suitable for it.
It is important to note that you should not over-tighten screws on your chair. This might result in damages such as stripping mechanisms of joint parts, which may require a complete overhaul from a technician if they cannot be repaired by yourself.
In case tightening joints fail to stop squeaking noises from occurring again, it might be time for you to purchase new chairs with metal components that do not wear down easily.
The last thing I would like to mention before ending this article How to Fix Squeaky Gaming Chair is that if you’re having problems with two different chairs, then chances are greater that the problem lies within one of them. Most likely, it’s the one that’s been used the most because it has worn down its lubrication level more than the other chair. So what you should do before buying lubricants to fix your squeak is to focus on finding out which of your chairs is causing all this mischief in the first place!