As soon as I saw the description “Rollerblade Office Chair Wheels” I knew this was the solution to the question: How to fix broken office chair wheels? I have an older Aeron chair, and I have never loved the plastic roller wheels it had. Kinda like those plastic wheels on cheap rollerboard luggage.
BTW, my rollerboard wheels died on the last trip I took.
BUT, there is light at the end of the tunnel! I ordered these replacement rollerblade office chair wheels (affiliate link) and they were easy to install. Lets walk through the process of how to fix a broken office chair.
First flip the chair over, and with a screwdriver and a pliers, lift the broken office chair wheels out of their mounts in the bottom of the chair. You will need to wiggle the screwdriver between the wheel and the mount, but they slide out pretty easily.
You don't need to save the old wheel spindle, please put it in the metal recycle. The new rollerblade office chair wheels come with new ones attached.
The new wheels are easy to install. Just press the new spindle into the wheel mount. They should slide in easily.
Couple of things to keep in mind when repairing office chair wheels:
Make sure you order the correct replacement wheels, the spindle diameter is key.
Order by searching for the brand name of your office chair + roller blade wheels.
Check the reviews and comments for the wheels you are ordering, make sure they fit and work well.
My office is in a 120 yr old building. And the floors aren't level, and my desk is on the part of the floor that is higher than the rest of the room. These replacement office chair wheels work so well I often slide away from my desk.
But this office chair repair is a great improvement in wheel performance. Plus they look pretty cool. Not sure why I didn't upgrade to these wheels before, one of those light bulb moments. Gone are years of bad plastic wheels scratching up your floors, get these instead.