How to Fix Zipper and Replace the Slider

How to Fix Zipper and Replace the Slider

Here are tips how to fix some problems you'll run into with anything that zips.
The broken slider is main reason to repair your zipper. Learn tips on how to fix a zipper and replace the zipper slider. Replace it and your zipper will be well work, in many cases. The new slider you can buy in the store of sewing accessories.
Learn tips how to fix zipper and replace the zipper slider.
Read also: How to Shorten the Length of Metal Zipper.

How to Fix Zipper and Replace the Slider, step 1

If the zipper with metal teeth of your jacket doesn't close, don't worry. Here you find a few simple and free tips on how to fix it.
First tip: to the slider worked without breakage sometimes metal zipper teeth should be lubricated with soap or graphite (pencil).

How to Fix Zipper and Replace the Slider, step 2

To replace the slider of your metal zipper you need first remove the top zipper stop. To remove it you can use a screwdriver.
By doing this you can damage your fingers, be careful!

How to Fix Zipper and Replace the Slider, step 3

Do not dispose this metal stop away. At the last step of this tutorial we will put it back.
Now you can remove the old slider easy.

How to Fix Zipper and Replace the Slider, step 4

Look at the back side of slider. On its surface must be a mark with size (number) of this slider. In our example is figure 5.
The new slider must have the same size (number) and have same shape as the former slider.
If the zipper continues to split you may have purchased the incorrect size of slider. Try a different sized slider.

How to Fix Zipper and Replace the Slider, step 5

Now insert the left strip of your zipper into the left narrow slit of the slider. Pull the slider until it moves down to the bottom end of the zipper.

How to Fix Zipper and Replace the Slider, step 6

Now try to close the zipper, and make sure that it is work well.
Note: Sometimes to repair a zipper you can make with pliers only. Try press a little with pliers the slit of old slider. Test how it works and repeat pressing until the slider will be close the zipper correctly.

How to Fix Zipper and Replace the Slider, step 7

Set the zipper stop back, as close as possible to the edge of upper metal tooth.

How to Fix Zipper and Replace the Slider, step 8

Grab with pliers this metal stopper and press it, as shown.

How to Fix Zipper and Replace the Slider, step 9

Now you know how to fix zipper of your jacket with replacing the zipper slider. This repair you can do yourself, without tailor and save a few money.

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