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Zipper That Won't Zip

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Is there a way to fix a zipper that sometimes zips and sometimes doesn't? I don't know why this is happening, but would appreciate another thrifty's zipper knowledge!

Thanks,
Tobie from USA

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By guest (Guest Post)
May 23, 20060 found this helpful

You can try rubbing the zipper with soap or wax or pencil lead (graphite). Any of these items should help the zipper zip more smoothly.

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By guest (Guest Post)
May 23, 20060 found this helpful

For your Zipper that won't Zip, try running

the lead of a pencil up and down the teeth of the zipper ( both sides). This has always worked for me.

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May 23, 20060 found this helpful

If it is a metal zipper you can rub a pencil up and down the length of the zipper. the graphite acts as a lubricant.

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By guest (Guest Post)
May 23, 20060 found this helpful

YOU CAN PUT A LITTLE DISH SOAP ON IT AND ZIP THIS WORKS GREAT ON DRAWERS TO

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By guest (Guest Post)
May 24, 20060 found this helpful

My son had a zipper on a shower travel case that was very sluggish, and wouldn't hardly work, probably from being wet. And starting the rusting process. I took some 3 in 1 oil , and rubbed it into the zipper with my fingers. It took some working of the zipper foot up and down, but, we got it going good.

Note: If a tooth is broken within the zipper track, you can sew there so the foot won't go over that part, and then put the rest of your zipper back on track, and just work with the shorter track. we did this on a suitcase.

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By guest (Guest Post)
May 24, 20060 found this helpful

If it is a metal zipper, rub it with a lead pencil. If it is a plastic zipper, rub it with a bar of soap. Good luck!

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June 3, 20060 found this helpful

A squirt of WD-40 will do the trick. Be sure not to get it on the clothing.

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June 12, 20060 found this helpful

If it is a metal zipper, this will help. Take a regular lead pencil & rub the sharpened end up & down the zipper while it is closed. The lead somehow helps "lubricate" the zipper.

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By guest (Guest Post)
February 15, 20090 found this helpful

My mom always used soap on those obnoxious things.

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By guest (Guest Post)
February 16, 20090 found this helpful

Vasoline works well on a stuck metal zipper. it needs very little.

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