How to Reset a Full-Body Massage Chair?

Ever wonder about having a soothing full-body massage after a hectic day at work? It feels like heaven, doesn't it?

Oh, wait. How can you get a body massage at home? You'll need to visit a spa, sigh!

Who likes driving to a spa or wellness club every other day merely to get a body massage? At least, I don't!

For this, you can purchase a massage chair and enjoy a full-body massage in the comfort of your own home. It sounds like nirvana, no?

Keeping a massage chair at home seems simple, but do you know how much it takes to maintain a massage chair?

After all, it isn't a regular piece of furniture that you bring home and toss over in the living room.

Your massage chair requires lots of maintenance and sometimes, a bit of resetting as well.

I'm confident you must be thinking 'How can I reset a massage chair?'

Well, let me be clear here, you don't necessarily need to be a massage chair expert in order to fix your massage chair. 

All you need to do is learn the basics and be careful while resetting the massage chair. That is all.

In this article today, I'll be giving you an overview on how you can reset your massage chair all by yourself, without spending any extra pennies on professional help. So, let's get started.

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Your massage chair may work smoothly for now, but it's a machine, you never know what's in store for you. 

I have a Kahuna LM-6800 massage chair, and it's been a year now since I purchased it. So from my personal experience, the following are a few issues that you may encounter:

The temperature of your massage chair may become unstable.

It may run out of power at times.

The massage chair or its wiring may get overheated.

It can become unresponsive to the remote sometimes.

The auto timer of the massage chair may not work well sometimes.

It may stop working altogether.

Scary, I know right! Let's see what we can do about it.

Resetting Your Massage Chair

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Massage chairs indeed bring along a vast number of benefits for you, but if they're not used appropriately, they won't last long. Thus, you need to take certain precautions while using them.

Start by assembling the massage chair, make sure to set a particular program using the remote. While switching it ON and OFF, the pre-set program needs to activate on its own.

Using a similar button, when pressed twice, the massage chair gets back to its original factory settings.

You'll also get to see a STOP button on most of the massage chairs or their remotes. It is specially designed for cases of emergencies.

In the event of improper working, turn OFF the button immediately to save it from further trouble.

Turning the Massage Chair to Factory Settings

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In order to change the working condition of your massage chair, the first thing you need to do is switch it off. Be sure that the chair is not in use.

Alright. Now grab the remote and turn on the power as well as the kneading button. Hold it in the same state for 5-10 seconds.

After that, you'll get to see an error sign on the extreme right of the remote screen.

At this point, the chair would vibrate a little. It is the diagnostic system of your massage chair. It will remove the history of all previous massage sessions, and the chair would get back to the factory settings.

These are a few simple steps that can help you save from all the additional issues.

Moreover, the factory settings depend on the brand of your massage chair. Several massage chairs can be tuned by merely the switch OFF button.

Repairable Parts of the Massage Chair

You can reset your massage chair and repair a few parts of it but not all, of course. The four parts of the massage chair that you can fix are:

  • Cord
  • Remote
  • Heating system
  • Electric motor

Fixing the Massage Chair

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As I mentioned before, you can encounter a number of issues with your massage chair. So here I am going to enlighten you with a few scenarios that may occur and their quick solutions.

If the Massage Chair Doesn’t Switch ON/OFF

If your massage chair isn't working or you're having trouble switching it ON or OFF, check the power cord. There can be two possibilities for why it's happening:

  • Either the power cord is burnt,
  • Or it isn't installed properly.

Be sure that the massage chair is getting enough power. You can check the power capacity by plugging the power cord with any other device, iron, steamer or something.

Apart from the cord, take care of the fuse. In case it's blown, make sure to change it right away.

Additionally, in the case of a damaged or burnt power cord, it would be better to replace it altogether.

You MUST ensure that all parts of your massage chair are correctly assembled. If all the pieces are connected, move forward towards identifying the cause behind it.

If the Remote is Not Working

If the remote of your massage chair isn't working smoothly, consider checking its cable connection first. In the event of a securely connected cable connection, it's time you bring a new remote home.

Many massage chairs these days come with LED remotes. These remotes have LED lights, and at times, the light fails to respond.

In such a scenario, you can get the remote checked and LED sensors repaired.

Other than that, if the remote fails to operate with the massage features of the chair, there might be an issue with the massage chair and not the remote.

If the Heat Function is Not Working

Give it a thorough check if the heat elements of your massage chair aren't functioning.

Try having a massage and see if you happen to get the required level of warmth from all sides of the massage chair.

In case it isn't functioning the way it needs to, get in touch with a massage chair expert to get it fixed or replaced once and for all.

If Massage Features are Not Responding

If a massage chair suddenly stops or makes unusual sounds, switch it OFF right away and reset it.

Ensure that the massage features work well as per your requirement. For example, if the massage rollers fail to reach your back, adjust the position of the massage chair appropriately.

On the off chance of unusual sounds, check the air pump of the massage chair. Open the hose tube and consider refitting the air pump.

Monitor the sounds of the motor closely. Generally, the motor of the massage chair makes a grinding sound. If it doesn't, it may be an indication of an underlying problem.

In case the motor sounds are different than usual, you MUST get it replaced urgently.

A massage chair is undoubtedly one of your finest investments as it doesn't come easy on the pocket. Thereby, I'm confident you don't want to take any chances with your prized possession.

Massage chairs have smooth functioning, and they won't really cause any troubles for you. Yet in case of any minor issue, you can easily manage it following the steps I have shared with you.

If you fail to detect the issue at the earliest, I'd recommend you to get it checked by a massage chair expert. After all, it's better to be safe than sorry. What do you think?

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