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Old 03-07-2020, 12:54 PM   #1
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Pulling out the footrests on jacknife sofa

Hello! Can anyone tell me how the release mechanism for the footrests on the convertible jacknife sofa works? (2020 Fr3 32DS) I’ve been pulling away at them but feel like if I pull any harder they will break. There seems to be a cable going somewhere but I can’t find the release.
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Old 03-07-2020, 02:31 PM   #2
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I didn't know that jackknife sofas had footrests. The bottom of ours is padded but doesn't pull out.
The operation of a jackknife bed is shown here:

Perhaps someone who has your model can chime in...
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Old 03-08-2020, 07:41 PM   #3
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After you sit down, press your heels against the footrest and they will deploy.
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Old 03-08-2020, 09:08 PM   #4
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As you are sitting on the couch there is a release (plastic handle) between the cushion and the arm rest. To retract hook your heel on the foot rest pull in and down.
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Old 03-09-2020, 01:47 PM   #5
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Hello! Can anyone tell me how the release mechanism for the footrests on the convertible jacknife sofa works? (2020 Fr3 32DS) I’ve been pulling away at them but feel like if I pull any harder they will break. There seems to be a cable going somewhere but I can’t find the release.
Could you post photos of the foot rest. We have a jackknife sofa in our Epro 19fbs wanting to make this modification and cant locate or show dealer.
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Old 03-10-2020, 12:31 PM   #6
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I wonder I the OP means Jack Knife or Sleeper Sofa?

If it's the sleeper as others have said to stow the foot rests you hook your heal under the end of the foot rest and pull it in. Sometimes you have to lift the cushion that you are sitting on to get the rest all the way in.
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Old 03-11-2020, 02:34 PM   #7
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FR3 foot rest on jacknife sofa

We have a 2015 FR3 30DS with the same jackknife sofa, we need to pull up on the front of the cushion and pull the release to get them to come out, then push down on the bar holding the foot rest out and then slam them in to get them to stay when you want to get up. Not a very good system, we have been thinking about getting a theater seat to replace it. hope this helps.
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Old 03-20-2020, 08:54 PM   #8
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The FR3 32DS Living Room Sofa has a few more moving parts than a regular Jackknife / Jiffy sofa you would find in other FR3 models. First, you have to make sure the sofa is tucked all the way back against the wall, otherwise when sitting on the sofa, it will prevent the footrest from deploying. Remember this sofa also has a small bar underneath that is to help support the sofa.
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