keep zipper sliders and handles intact while washing & drying?

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I have two fleece/ cotton combination coats that I really like because  
of their warmth, but I have had either the zipper sliders, handle, or  
both detach after washing drying.  I have with great care managed to  
replace the sliders and handle, but I am wondering how I can wash and  
dry these to prevent zipper slider detachment?  Also, should I keep them  
unzipped or zipped up, inside out or not?  I know that if I zip up one  
of my poly filled puff jackets, it takes twice as long to dry.  Thanks  
in advance.

Re: keep zipper sliders and handles intact while washing & drying?
On Saturday, November 2, 2019 at 10:37:21 AM UTC-5, Jim Horton wrote:
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I can honestly say that I have never, ever had a zipper pull to come off
in the washer.  But since you are having trouble with yours I'd just use
a safety pin through the hole at the end of the pull and pin it to the
jacket.

Zipped or unzipped is personal preference I would think.

Re: keep zipper sliders and handles intact while washing & drying?
On 11/2/19 5:33 PM, ItsJoanNotJoann wrote:
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Thanks.  I have had the zipper slider handle detach from the one jacket,  
and the zipper slider detach from the other.  Perhaps it was from  
flopping around in the washer.  I'll try your technique by pinning to  
the jacket.  How about while drying, keep it pinned also?  Could I place  
either jacket into a 15x18" washing bag during washing/ drying just as  
an extra precaution?


Re: keep zipper sliders and handles intact while washing & drying?
On Saturday, November 2, 2019 at 4:38:58 PM UTC-5, Jim Horton wrote:
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This is something you might want to try.  While the pull is on the jacket
take a pair of wire pliers and  g e n t l y  squeeze that bottom portion
to close that gap that seems to be where the pull is slipping out.  I hope
that makes sense.  And for added insurance, yes, I would keep the zipper
pull pinned to the jacket while it's tumbling in the dryer.  The washing
bag is a good idea, too.  

Re: keep zipper sliders and handles intact while washing & drying?
On 11/2/19 5:33 PM, ItsJoanNotJoann wrote:
  I'd just use
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Washed the jacket yesterday for the first time since replacing the  
zipper slider.  The safety pin idea was a good one, the zipper didn't  
move at all either during wash or drying and still working fine.  Thanks  
again.


Re: keep zipper sliders and handles intact while washing & drying?
On Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at 12:46:00 PM UTC-6, Jim Horton wrote:
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YAY!!!

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