How to open your stuck sofa bed in 4 Steps

by Sophie Iroegbunam January 25, 2022 3 min read

Pull out bed

Can't open the sofa bed?


Sofa beds are a combination of a sofa and bed in one which is perfect for people who don't have a lot of space. However, sometimes you might run into some trouble and struggle to open your sofa bed which can be frustrating to deal with. If you are struggling to open your sofa bed, read this blog for some simple steps that will be sure to relieve you from the stress of not being able to use your sofa bed!


Double check the instructions


Let's paint the scene, you have recently purchased a sofa bed for your spare room and you get it set up in your home all excited to use it. However, when it gets to the vital part of actually opening up the sofa bed you struggle, you may try several times to use it but wind up getting hot-headed and tired of the very thing you bought. The solution: the instructions that the soda bed came with. Sometimes the instructions get thrown away with the packaging (We get it ) but some sofa beds have to be opened in a particular way so if you are not doing it correctly they may appear to be stuck or broken. It is a good idea o reread the instructions so you don't risk causing damage to your sofa bed.


Your sofa bed might be getting old


Sometimes after a long period of time, the sofa frame of the sofa bed can get rusty and stiff, especially if it has not been used for a long time. This can cause the frame to get stuck in place. This can easily be solved by spraying some metal lubricant on the joints or the parts of the frame that is stuck in place. This will provide some slip to loosen the rusted parts and get them moving again.



There might be something in the way


Another simple way of solving the problem of your sofa bed not opening is to check for any obstructions in the frame. Sometimes things can fall behind the sofa bed or between the cushions and get wedged between the internal part of the frame. Look out for threads from the material that has become loose or is fraying away as this can catch onto the mechanism and stop it moving, Something as small as a pencil, a coin, a television remote or children's toys can become an obstruction, so you may need to take some time to look carefully in the sofa bed for anything in the way.



Your sofa bed might be locked.


In rare cases, your sofa bed may be locked. This is a safety mechanism that some manufacturers put on their products to prevent the sofa bed from opening during the shipping process. If you have tried all the above steps and they haven't worked, perhaps your sofa bed is locked. The best thing to do in this scenario is to contact the manufacturer of your sofa bed to get further instructions on how to unlock it.

We hope that these simple steps will help you with your pull out sofa bed. Make sure to check our online store to find more ways to furnish your hom. Why not upgrade your bedroom with a beautiful grey upholstered ottoman bed? You can look at it here!

Sophie Iroegbunam
Sophie Iroegbunam


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