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Broken Zipper On Luggage Replacement

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  1. Broken Zipper On Luggage Replacement, Zipper: step 1, image 1 of 1
    • Remove the metal stopper at the end with the pliers (which ever set works for your size zipper), using a bit of pressure to pry it off of the slider. This will help the current, broken zipper come off easier.

  2. Broken Zipper On Luggage Replacement: step 2, image 1 of 1
    • Dismantle the current, broken zipper on the slider. To do this, you'll need to use pliers. Apply pressure vertically to pry the zipper away from the teeth of the slider.

    • Use the other pair of pliers to keep the zipper in place while you remove it. It should then smoothly slide off of the slider.

  3. Broken Zipper On Luggage Replacement: step 3, image 1 of 1
    • Install the new zipper. To do this, simply slide the new zipper over the end of the slider chain in the same direction than the old one. This should secure the teeth together for a comfortable fit.

  4. Broken Zipper On Luggage Replacement: step 4, image 1 of 1
    • Applying pressure, use pliers to reattach the metal zipper stopper.

  5. Broken Zipper On Luggage Replacement: step 5, image 1 of 1
    • Secure the new zipper, using the pliers, setting the stoppers back in place and molding it back together.


Mold and bend the stopper, using the pliers, to set the stopper back in place.

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Ashley Cooper

Member since: 01/19/18

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Thank you. I am about to try this. A few suggestions— you say we need a screwdriver but don’t actually describe using it. It would helpful to identify the three parts of the zipper— the pull , the slider train and the stop—right at the beginning, and be consistent throughout.

aurora - Reply

Thanks for trying to help but you seem to miss out all the critical (difficult) steps. I have read the guide and still have no better idea of what to do.

Simon Bird - Reply

what is a slider chain?

Janet Angelo - Reply

These recommendations are completely incomprehensible. I recommend a visit to the Zipper Rescue website.

David Hammel - Reply

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