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I have an easy arm chair that I bought from Ikea. enter image description hereRecently its extra-long-screw that used to be on the sides of the chair got loosened somehow. I tried to tight it by force but it is like super loose and it seems like there used to be something that holds the screw to the chair. How can I tighten it? The screw used is given below: enter image description here

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  • Hello, and welcome to Home Improvement. This probably isn't on-topic here, but have you tried removing and then reinstalling the screws? What keeps the screws from going in any further? – Daniel Griscom May 22 '18 at 14:08
  • Its super loose. The holes in the chair are bigger than the screw. The screws I have are the one that used to be in the place. Right now I wrap the screw in some paper and tights it but its temporary solution. – Arun May 22 '18 at 14:11
  • I can't begin to offer suggestions with what's given here. We'd need to see the assembly instructions or a parts diagram to know what we're dealing with. – isherwood May 22 '18 at 14:29
  • I missed to add. This chair is not recently bought. The chair is there for more than 2 years. – Arun May 22 '18 at 14:30
  • I am looking for something that can be used to tighten the screw like something to wrap around the screw to make it tight. – Arun May 22 '18 at 14:32
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That's a Poang.

The longer bolts (not screws) need a nut that has probably fallen out and got kicked under the sofa

Poang assembly

The shorter bolts, used at the top of the armrest, probably screw into a threaded insert.

Poang assembly

If this is problematic you can probably fit a T-nut (likely to be a metric thread)


While you are fixing this, you should tighten up the other bolts (as Ikea advise you to do periodically) or apply some non-permanent thread-lock fluid.


I have a couple of Poang disassembled in my garage, so I may be able to find out more later.

  • Thank You. This is exactly I was looking for. I think the object 123786 from the page #10 is missing. Is there any way I can buy those again? – Arun May 22 '18 at 15:22
  • @Arun: Your local Ikea probably have free help-yourself bins of these at the service/returns counter. If not, you can probably buy them at a local hardware store (take with you the bolt and the picture above) – RedGrittyBrick May 22 '18 at 15:23
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    Note: I think 123786 is just a locating pin/dowel. It won't hold a bolt in place. You may also need other parts that will fall out and get lost when bolts are removed (e.g. spacer 102319) – RedGrittyBrick May 22 '18 at 15:28

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