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How To Fix A Zippo Lighter Hinge


How To Fix A Zippo Lighter Hinge




Zippo lighters are known for their durability and reliability, but sometimes they can develop a loose hinge that makes the lid wobble or not close properly. This can affect the performance and appearance of your lighter, and may even cause it to leak fuel or ignite accidentally. Fortunately, there are some ways to fix a zippo lighter hinge at home, without sending it to the official repair service. In this article, we will show you how to fix a zippo lighter hinge using some common tools and materials.


What You Will Need





  • A zippo lighter with a loose hinge



  • A small hammer



  • A small nail or punch



  • A pair of pliers



  • A small file or sandpaper



  • A cloth or paper towel




Step 1: Remove The Hinge Pin




The first step is to remove the hinge pin that holds the lid and the case together. To do this, you need to open the lid and hold the lighter upside down. Then, use the small hammer and nail or punch to gently tap out the hinge pin from the bottom. Be careful not to damage the hinge or the case. You may need to use the pliers to pull out the pin if it is stuck. Once you have removed the pin, set it aside and keep it safe.




How To Fix A Zippo Lighter Hinge



Step 2: Tighten The Hinge




The next step is to tighten the hinge by squeezing the two halves of the hinge together. You can use the pliers to do this, but make sure you wrap the hinge with a cloth or paper towel first to avoid scratching it. You want to squeeze the hinge enough to reduce the gap between the two halves, but not too much that you deform it. You can check the tightness by inserting the pin back into the hinge and seeing how much it wobbles. If it is still loose, squeeze it some more until you are satisfied.


Step 3: File Or Sand The Pin




The final step is to file or sand the pin to make it fit snugly into the hinge. You can use a small file or sandpaper to do this, but be careful not to remove too much material from the pin. You want to make the pin slightly thinner, but not too thin that it falls out of the hinge. You can check the fit by inserting the pin back into the hinge and closing the lid. If it closes smoothly and securely, you are done. If it is still loose or hard to close, file or sand it some more until you get it right.


Conclusion




That's how you can fix a zippo lighter hinge at home using some simple tools and materials. This method may not work for every zippo lighter, depending on how loose or damaged your hinge is. If you are not confident or comfortable doing this yourself, you can always send your lighter to the official zippo repair service for free. They will fix your lighter and send it back to you with a lifetime guarantee. However, if you want to try fixing your zippo lighter hinge yourself, we hope this article was helpful and informative.



: [Zippo Repair Clinic]


: [Zippo Warranty]


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