Introduction: Luggage Handle Quick Fix
Do you have a beautiful luggage with a just expired warranty, and of course the handle just stopped coming out, no matter how hard you push the button? Are you already thinking about buying a new one, but that's expensive!
Don't worry, here a quick fix for you!
Step 1: Material
This instructable requires just some tape to be done. It does not really matter which tape you use, but if you want a durable solution, it is better to use a thick transparent tape, or one of those used to insulate electrical wires.
Step 2: Debug Your Luggage
The first step is to understand what is wrong with the telescopic handle of your luggage. In other words, we are going to investigate the reason why, when we press the button to release the handle, we are not able to reach its full extension.
So let's try to find out what's going wrong:
1) Open your luggage
2) on the side where the luggage has its telescopic handle, you should see a zip. We need to pull it down, in order to open the fabric separating our clothes from the shell of the luggage...and the telescopic system we need to investigate.
3) make sure you can see the guides of the telescopic handle
4) identify the pins preventing the handle to come out.
5) press the button of the handle and spot out which one of the pins is stuck. That is the side we need to recover with our quick fix!
Step 3: Fix the Faulty Side
Once we have identified the faulty side of the telescopic handle we need to figure out a strategy to prevent the pin from getting stuck. One quick check can be done by pushing the pin, manually, inside the guide and pull the handle. You will see that the pin is most likely going to get stuck in the next hole on top of the guide. In order to prevent the pin to get stuck in any of the holes of the guide, we are going to follow the steps below:
1) grab a piece of tape and stick it on the guide, at the same height of one of the holes, and wrap it around the guide.
2) make sure you go around the guide 2 or 3 times with the same piece of tape. This will guarantee some durability of the fix.
3) repeat this step for all the holes present on the faulty side of the handle.
Step 4: Close the Luggage and Get Ready for Your Next Trip!
Now that your luggage is fixed, it is time to close it:
1) close the inner zip, so to restore the interior of your luggage.
2) close the luggage
3) test the handle system, to make sure the fix worked as expected
4) get ready for your next trip!