How to unzip a stuck zipper?
November 28, 2010 6:25 PM Subscribe
Ugh. My zipper on my coat is stuck. It zips up and down, but won't go all the way down. Suggestions?
posted by zug to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion (4 answers total)
I've been fighting with it for a few days and have been resorting to pulling it over my head. Unfortunately, the zipper is a super heavy-duty metal zipper (Comby (type C) according to this link
), so yanking on it has not been effective. It doesn't have a stop at the bottom.
The bottom starter metal brackets interlink with each other, and this seems to be where the problem is -- I think one side is off by one tooth. But because it's a double zipper, I can't unzip it all the way to yank the teeth down to the proper position.
This happened once before, and a tailor fixed it for me, but he didn't tell me how it happened and now I'm in a new town. If I have to, I'll drag it in to a local tailor and see what can be done.