1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Noblechairs Hero strange noises

Discussion in 'Gaming Chairs' started by Broadsword73, 5 Dec 2020.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. Broadsword73

    Associate

    Joined: 1 Dec 2020

    Posts: 10

    Hi all,

    Just taken delivery of the Hero black edition, love the chair but it seems to be making some strange noises sometimes, either when I stand up or sit down and sometimes when I make adjustments to the rocking mechanism. It's almost like a tuning fork sound, a metallic resonance that sounds like something out of a scifi movie. It's really odd.

    Anyone had anything similar? Should I be concerned?
     
  2. Tokki

    Associate

    Joined: 10 Jan 2014

    Posts: 65

    Hi, maybe your tilt isn't locked, so it make noises. On the left control push the level down, this will lock the tilt when ever you sit or stand up. Otherwise it will try and tilt while you just moving.
     
  3. Broadsword73

    Associate

    Joined: 1 Dec 2020

    Posts: 10

    I like the tilt though never really take it off. Ive never heard a chair do this, its quite a cool addition though sounds a quite snazzy. As long as its not doing any damage.
     
  4. Tokki

    Associate

    Joined: 10 Jan 2014

    Posts: 65

    Just checking if your chair is tilting forward or backwards?

    I'm kinda light so I have to lock the tilt to my preference to stay in the tilt.
     
  5. Broadsword73

    Associate

    Joined: 1 Dec 2020

    Posts: 10

    Yeah its backwards.
     
  6. Tokki

    Associate

    Joined: 10 Jan 2014

    Posts: 65

    Mine creaks when I forcefully sit on it with the tilt lock on, so I assume it's normal. Yeah it's a backwards tilt, the control module can be installed the other way round so yeah you got it installed right.
     
  7. Broadsword73

    Associate

    Joined: 1 Dec 2020

    Posts: 10

    It’s not a creak, it’s like a resonance, almost like a tuning fork and it lasts around 2 to 3 seconds.
     
  8. Tokki

    Associate

    Joined: 10 Jan 2014

    Posts: 65

    Have you tired tightening the tilt adjustment, the big dial under the seat?

    Rotate it anti-clockwise to tighten the spring inside.

    Sounds like the spring is bouncing.
     
  9. Broadsword73

    Associate

    Joined: 1 Dec 2020

    Posts: 10

    Does that make the rocking harder to move?
     
  10. Tokki

    Associate

    Joined: 10 Jan 2014

    Posts: 65

    Yup, I believe there is a spring that holds the tilt. So if you're happy with the setting you have on now, then I think it is the design. Maybe firming the spring would avoid the resonance?

    I can't really test the tilt correctly, as I'm too light. 60KG does not move the tilt even on the lowest setting, maybe someone with the same weight may compare for you?
     
  11. MidKnight

    Gangster

    Joined: 8 Nov 2009

    Posts: 145

    Mine makes the same noises (brand new Hero Black edition) - I actually think its the lumbar support spring that is making the noise.
     
  12. Tokki

    Associate

    Joined: 10 Jan 2014

    Posts: 65

    That's true, the lumbar support will have some form of a spring inside. My chair isn't making any noises on the lowest setting.
     
  13. Broadsword73

    Associate

    Joined: 1 Dec 2020

    Posts: 10

    Do you have any concerns about it making this noise? It’s not actually annoying in any way really but if it’s going to cause an issue eventually it would be.
     
  14. MidKnight

    Gangster

    Joined: 8 Nov 2009

    Posts: 145

    Not bothering me - I only notice it if its all quiet otherwise I forget about it.
     
  15. Broadsword73

    Associate

    Joined: 1 Dec 2020

    Posts: 10

    It’s like the cylons have turned up each time I get out of the chair.
     
  16. MidKnight

    Gangster

    Joined: 8 Nov 2009

    Posts: 145

    So all you with these chairs - I find if my room is really quiet I can hear these 'spring' type noises - especially if I lean back in the cahir - I assume this is normal and to be expected?
     
  17. Coowhan

    Gangster

    Joined: 29 Jan 2017

    Posts: 186

    Location: Scotland

    Yes, I've barely had mine a year and a half and it's noisy AF. Makes all kinda loud creaking and clunking noises. Also had the gas cylinder replaced. Tbh I wouldn't buy another one. Not that impressed with it's durability and it isn't that comfortable tbh. It still looks very much brand new aesthetic wise, just sounds old as **** when moving about in it.. My much cheaper chair before lasted much longer and was nowhere near this noisy. I'm only about 80-85 kg's as well.

    Think next time I will just buy a 2nd hand proper office chair tbh for more comfortable seat time.
     
    Last edited: 15 Dec 2020
  18. Broadsword73

    Associate

    Joined: 1 Dec 2020

    Posts: 10

    Just by way of an update, the noises have stopped now, not heard them for a few months. So jsut the spring settling I assume. As said above though it is quite clunky.
     
  19. mdsoc

    Associate

    Joined: 6 Sep 2017

    Posts: 18

    Mine's got a bit of a squeak when it spins round, but not enough to annoy me.
     
  20. ace-rimmer

    Gangster

    Joined: 29 Dec 2007

    Posts: 470

    Location: Wiltshire

    i recieved my chair today but one of the bolt holes on the bottom part of the chair hasnt been cutout or threaded. joy
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.