How to Fix a Stuck Zipper

Fix a stuck zipper with 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.