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How to Fix Every Zipper Issue

Here are some tips on how to deal with every problem a zipper might have: whether it’s stuck, the teeth don’t close, the zipper won’t stay up or the slider or zipper pull broke off.

Read more: http://lifehacker.com/5975700/how-to-fix-every-common-zipper-problem

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  1. Using a measuring tape for a project? Here are some ways to use it you may not know about: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l_AEJ5tzmeM

  2. Thank you! This helped me figure out how to fix the split YKK zipper on my old leather bomber jacket.

  3. Thank you this worked!! The pencil really does help. I had to readjust the zipper but all in all it helped so much

  4. No fuckin way the pencil worked

  5. you just saved me from buying a new pair of pants. i thew away the old ones but simple fi X like this i would have kept them aswel. Thank you i owe you $24

  6. This only one i needed was how to get the OTHER side back on. Why wasn't that shown. You showed half of the last fix?!

  7. Thank you, I had same problem, it has been fixed

  8. Thanks for the tips life hacker this helped me a lot !!!

  9. Oh my it was fixed in 5 minutes

  10. Also, always lock your zippers by flattening the pull down against the zipper. On jeans it locks the zipper from unzipping.

  11. Thanks so much for this video. It fixed the problem perfectly 😊

  12. Thank you! The pliers worked.

  13. This video didn't help do borter watching it any longer😢

  14. the last tip is bs, sorry to say. When you try to get the top part inside the slider no problem with one side (at 1.30) , very hard with the other side. If it was easy, your would show it on your video. Thanks for the other tips, though.

  15. Buffalo David Bitton jeans r the worst… 😅

  16. She stopped just as it became interesting: how to rejoin the other side to the zipper.

  17. when i tried closing the mouth more it didn’t work, but tightening the side of the slider did!! this could be a solution for anyone else whose zipper teeth would lock together :))

  18. I tried opening the zipper up and it broke

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