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The metal bar locking mechanism on my reclining sofa broke. Its a metal frame. Can the broken metal piece be welded?

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Depends on the metal because not all metals are the same. There are some that if you try to weld them they just vaporize the instant heat touches them. The only way to know for sure is trial and error. Take that whole assembly off the couch before you try welding it. If you try to weld it on the couch, you'll set the whole couch on fire. You might just want to call the couch manufacturer and see if you can order a replacement. Or take the part to the place you purchased it from to see if they have had any experience with success of getting replacement parts. Most likely they'll say no but be happy to sell you another couch. I would say try welding it; if it works great, if it doesn't you can put it back on and lock it in position and still use the couch, but without the recline.

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