How to make the arms--of the desk chair--stop wobbling?
April 6, 2014 7:45 AM Subscribe
How can I make my fancy-ass Herman Miller Ergon 3 (designed by Bill Stumpf) adjustable desk chair stop adjusting itself and twitching and wobbling and all?
posted by fivesavagepalms to Home & Garden (2 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I've got this great chair, but it's adjustable. Maybe that's a nice selling point when a chair is new and will be used by a lot of different people in a work-place, but this chair is older, used, and is used only by me. I adjust the arm height, the arm spread, etc, but then when I move around, the arms sort of click and wobble and ratchet up and down and back and forth annoyingly. I want them to be firm and rigid in one height and one position forever (as they are on the original Ergon, which is what I thought I was buying when I carelessly bought this one via eBay). I've tried shimming the arms with wood slivers but of course these pop right out in a day or two. I've thought about Super Glue and/or Liquid Nails but hesitate to do something so irreversible. Maybe I'll have to if you don't have a better idea. The height and back tension I want to remain adjustable. Please help! All suggestions welcome! Thanks very much.