The following instruction shows you how to replace your damaged suitcase handle in just a few minutes. For most suitcases the process is identical for both the top and the side handle. If the side handle of your suitcase is connected to the lock it cannot be replaced separately but has to be replaced together with the lock.
Required tools: 1 x Phillips Screwdriver
Estimated time: Approx. 10 Minutes
STEP 1: FIND MATCHING SPARE PARTS
To ensure that you can safely lift your suitcase and that it can carry the weight of the suitcase it is important that the handle and the counter threads on the handle match the suitcase exactly.
On suitcase.repair you can find the matching replacement handles for many different suitcase brands. Simply search for the item model number and rest assured that the shown wheels actually fit your suitcase.Not sure where to find your suitcase model number?
STEP 2: OPEN THE MAINTENANCE ZIPPER
Open the suitcase and open the maintenance zipper on the inside of the suitcase. Usually this zipper is located in the middle of the shell and does not have a zipper puller.
Carefully open the zipper with two fingers and locate the wheel mount at the bottom of the suitcase.
STEP 3: LOCATING THE HANDLE MOUNT
To remove the damaged handle your first have to locate the handle mount on the inside of the suitcase which is located just behind the handle and secured with 2-4 screws depending on the model.
STEP 4: UNSCREW THE HANDLE
Use a phillips screwdriver to remove the screws on the mount.
Important: Please do not recycle the original screws as these are necessary to assemble the new spare part.
STEP 5: REPLACE THE HANDLE
After the screws have been removed you will be able to pull our the damaged handle and any handle posts (if applicable).
To assemble the replacement handle simply place the handle in the correct position from the outside and add the original screws to the reinforcement from the inside. If the handle is correctly placed you should feel a slight resistance when you screw in the screws.