How to fix a broken or stuck zipper in seconds with these tricks

Whether they are metal or plastic, zippers have changed the way we dress or store things. The zipper was invented in the mid-1800s, and since then it has been improved until it closes almost as perfectly as today.

The almost is certainly not by chance. While very useful, zippers can frequently jam, or they can lose “teeth,” making it difficult to close.

There are many reasons why a zipper stops working and for each of them, below, we suggest a solution.< /span>

Zipper off the tracks

Hold the zipper tracks firmly with pliers, and at the same time open the side with a flat-head screwdriver.

The opening you need to create must be small, just enough to fit the knocked out tooth back in.

Broken tie rod

It may happen that, due to a movement that is a little too strong, we are left with the zipper in our hand.

A quick solution is to open the part to which the tie rod was anchored with a screwdriver and insert a thin strip of canvas.

Zipper blocked

You can apply a little lip balm or petroleum jelly to make the zipper slide better and open.

Missing “teeth”

Cut the plastic part of a cotton swab into small pieces. Take a fragment and cut one end, opening a slit, then insert it into the part where the tooth is missing.