How To Reset Massage Chair

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There are a lot of benefits associated with massage chairs, but one thing that makes them inconvenient to use sometimes is that they can run out of batteries.

There are several situations in which you will want to reset your massage chair without having to call the manufacturer, and these ten methods should help you do that effectively.

However, if you are still having trouble getting your chair to function correctly, it may be time to call the manufacturer or take the chair in for service.

1) Reset The Massage Seat

You can easily reset your massage seat back to zero by pressing any of these buttons (or on a chair with buttons, you should have a button with an arrow facing up). Often, for whatever reason, people get out of their seat and when they sit back down, it doesn’t go back to zero.

Most massage chairs have a sensor which detects how much pressure is being applied to one part of your body. All you need to do is press 0 or Reset and make sure all your areas are pressed in properly. The more comfortable you are while massaging yourself at home, the more likely you will want to do it again!

2) Unplug the Seat

The following seven steps should help you reset your massage chair, but first let’s start with a quick note on safety.

You don’t want to do anything that will harm your body. Start by unplugging your chair and/or removing any batteries before you begin—accidents happen and we don’t want you to get hurt.

Most chairs also have warning labels that specify what parts of your body not to touch, so pay attention! If you can’t find any stickers or labels, assume all wiring is dangerous and treat it accordingly!

3) Remove The Cover and Plugs

If your massage chair is brand new, you might have difficulty resetting it due to having to access certain control buttons. On a new chair, remove any cover that is on it, remove all of its plugs and make sure you have a clear shot to any buttons or knobs that are used for programming.

The more obstructions there are in your way, the harder it will be to get through with resetting your chair. If you’re working with an older massage chair model, make sure all of its parts are connected first before attempting to do anything else.

Otherwise, you could end up making things worse. We will explain how that could happen later on in our explanation of what has to be done.

4) Replace the Cover and Plug it in Again

If you remove your cover and it still doesn’t turn on, try plugging it back in to a power source. You may have to wait for a few minutes before turning it on.

If that doesn’t work, reset your massage chair by pressing and holding 0 until you hear two beeps. Once you do that, replace your cover and see if it works again.

5) Turn On The Power Switch

Massage chairs typically include a switch that turns on and off power to all of its components. For example, some massage chairs have an on/off switch located on the backside of their headrests. To reset your chair, locate these switches and ensure they’re turned to on.

If you cannot find an on/off switch but see a power cord plugging into an outlet, it may be best to unplug it from its electrical source before resetting your chair—that way you can be sure your unit is receiving electricity even after you hit reset on it.

6) Open The Reclining Latch

This applies to most massage chairs but some require two latches. The latch should be easy to find as it will be on one of three sides of your chair: right side, left side or back. Most are in plain sight and you shouldn’t have any trouble opening them when you want to reset your chair.

It is also important that you know how these latches work before even thinking about resetting your chair. You may not realize it at first but they will make all of difference later on, especially if you don’t have much experience with them or with using a massage chair in general.

So, take a minute now and familiarize yourself with them. There will always be time for fiddling later on once you actually get stuck!

7) Close The Reclining Latch

Most reclining massage chairs do not have a latch to keep it in an upright position, so be sure to close yours before leaving. If your chair is powered by electricity, it should be plugged into a surge protector or a GFCI outlet.

You don’t want any live wires around you while sitting in an upright position! And if your chair has foam padding, it might get too hot when left in direct sunlight for long periods of time. This heat can cause your foam to break down and even catch fire (yikes!).

So if you’re leaving for work and won’t be back until later that day, make sure you turn off your power switch—and save on electricity.

8) Push the Menu Button

We don’t want to get too technical on you here, but most massage chairs include a reset button that resets all of your settings. If you’re uncomfortable pushing buttons on an unfamiliar piece of equipment, bring in a friend who has experience with massage chairs.

Most modern models are relatively easy to operate, but if you’re not confident—or even if you are—there’s nothing wrong with asking for help.

You can quickly find which button resets your chair by pressing power and then using your index finger to start from left to right as you feel around for a small round or square button. In some cases, there will be no visible button; simply hold down power for five seconds.

9) Change Setting to Off

If you find that your massage chair isn’t responding to any of your settings, it might be because you’ve accidentally set it to a stay on position. The first thing you should do is locate and turn off these settings by pressing and holding them for several seconds.

If that doesn’t work, try using an override code (either 0000 or 00000). If those fail, it could mean there’s something wrong with your massaging chair and a technician will need to come out and reset everything.

10) Wait For A Few Seconds And Take A Deep Breath!

If you are sitting in a massage chair and it doesn’t move or feels like it has stopped, don’t panic. Most likely, nothing is wrong. You just need to wait for a few seconds before tapping or pressing any buttons on your chair, so that all of its systems can reboot and then go back to work again.

What you are experiencing is called Clutch Override, which means that your massage chair is currently receiving signal from your remote control to start its motor but another signal is telling it not to respond until everything has been fully reset.

This usually happens after an electrical power outage or if your chair becomes unplugged or if you have pushed any buttons during a session (this can happen without you realizing it).

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Lynn has been writing at our blog for over two years. She currently writes about topics such as sleep, massage therapy, and cooking. Recently, she has teamed up with other bloggers to write about their life stories. Lynn is also a certified massage therapist who loves to express herself through cooking recipes she finds on Pinterest or food blogs. Lynn's blog is an outlet where she can share her passions with others while encouraging them to live the best version of themselves.

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