How to Fix Zipper and Replace the Slider

How to Fix Zipper and Replace the Slider

Here's how to fix some problems you'll run into with anything that zips. The main reason for repair zipper is broken slider. Replace it and your zipper will be well work. 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 metal teeth of zipper your jacket doesn't close don't worry. Here you find simple and free tip how to fix it.
Tip: to the slider worked without breakage sometimes zipper teeth should be lubricated with soap or graphite (pencil).

How to Fix Zipper and Replace the Slider, step 2

To replace the slider you need remove the top zipper stops. To remove them you can use a screwdriver.
By doing this, be careful!

How to Fix Zipper and Replace the Slider, step 3

Do not dispose it away. At the last step of this tutorial we will put it back.
Remove the old slider.

How to Fix Zipper and Replace the Slider, step 4

Inspect the back of the slider. There is a mark with size of slider. In our example is figure 5. The new slider must have the same size and shape as the former.
If the zipper continues to split you may have purchased the incorrect size. Try a different sized slider.

How to Fix Zipper and Replace the Slider, step 5

Insert into the narrow slit of slider a strip of zipper. Pull the slider until it moves down to the bottom of the zipper.

How to Fix Zipper and Replace the Slider, step 6

Close the zipper, and make sure that it is work well.
Note: Sometimes enough you need only some pliers for repair a zipper. Try close the slit of old slider together until it catches the teeth again.

How to Fix Zipper and Replace the Slider, step 7

Set the zipper stop back closer to the upper metal tooth.

How to Fix Zipper and Replace the Slider, step 8

Grab some pliers and close the zipper stopper, as shown.

How to Fix Zipper and Replace the Slider, step 9

Now you know how to fix zipper of your jacket and can replace the zipper slider without tailor and save a few money.

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