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Is there a way to fix a binder ring that doesn't fully close?

I think that we all have had to endure the annoyance of a ring on our binder that doesn't fully close. I am becoming quite impatient with the fact that every time I try to close my binder one of the rings is the slightest bit unclosed and my paper end getting very jumbled. PLEASE HELP!!!!                                

Burf3 years ago
Not really much you can do. The binder use s strip of spring steel to put pressure on the rings so they close tight. If that spring steel gets bent or dented, about the only thing you can do is try to bend the rings a little or replace the binder assembly. The latter usually isn't worth the effort.
Best is to just buy a whole new binder.
happyjo (author)  Burf3 years ago
Thanks anyway. I suppose I will be getting a new binder!
Digmen17 months ago
Yes I get really anooyed when this happens.
It doe snot matter how much you try to re-align the rings they never align up nicely again.
I have three partial solutions
1 Don't fill the binder up too much as the extra wight puts a strain on the rings
2 Buy 3 or 4 ring binders as they spread the vertical load better
3 There are some replacement ring sets on Amazon, this sounded good, but they are very dear.
jeff-o3 years ago
Mis-align the rings so they pass by each other, and squeeze them together further than they'd normally go. If this doesn't work then you're out of luck; you'll need a new binder.
happyjo (author)  jeff-o3 years ago
Ok I will try this but I have a feeling I will be getting a new binder! Thanks!
orksecurity3 years ago
This, by the way, is why you should use the levers to open a looseleaf binder rather than just pulling on the rings. Pulling the rings bends them outward and produces this problem; pushing the lever doesn't.

You could try bending it back inward, but as Burf says it generally isn't worth the effort.
happyjo (author)  orksecurity3 years ago
Thanks. Yeah I normally just pull the rings to open a binder so I guess i am to blame for that!
lemonie3 years ago

Bend, try, repeat until you are satisfied.
But a l0t of paper will bend them wrong again try to store more of it in your head.

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