How to repair a telescoping luggage handle

Written by emily manthei
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How to repair a telescoping luggage handle
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There are few things as annoying as a broken luggage handle as you're preparing to store your carry-on in the overhead bin. With an extended telescoping handle, your suitcase could be more than a foot longer than you had anticipated. But a broken handle may not be the end of the story for your bag. Replace it yourself and your luggage can make a triumphant return upon your next visit to the airport.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • Screwdriver
  • New luggage handle

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  1. 1

    Find a replacement handle that matches your suitcase. Contact the suitcase manufacturer for a replacement part or search online for the correct handle (see Resources).

  2. 2

    Open your suitcase and find the screws holding your telescoping handle in place.

  3. 3

    Detach the screws and remove the broken handle from your luggage.

  4. 4

    Place the new handle on your suitcase in place of the old one.

  5. 5

    Attach the new handle with the same screws you removed earlier.

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