How To: Fix a stuck zipper

Fix a stuck zipper

Is your zipper stuck on your favorite sweatshirt or jacket? It's not a lost cause! Fix a stuck zipper with just a few household items.

You Will Need:
• Tweezers
• A pencil
• Bar soap
• Lip balm
• Petroleum jelly
• Olive oil
• A cotton swab

Step 1: Start tugging
Gently tug the lining or garment that is stuck in the zipper. Use tweezers if you cannot pull it out with your fingers.

Step 2: Use pencil lead
Rub pencil lead against both sides of the zipper. The graphite will act as a lubricant.

Step 3: Use household items
Apply bar soap, lip balm, petroleum jelly, or olive oil to the zipper with a cotton swab.

Step 4: Wiggle zipper
Wiggle the zipper once the product has been applied, working the product into the teeth of the zipper.

Trivia: Gideon Sundback invented the zipper in 1913.

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