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Is your Zippo lighter not working because the flint wheel is stuck? Don't want to invest money in a brand new lighter? Your flint wheel is stuck because the steel rod it strikes is stuck at an awkward position against the wheel causing the wheel to be immobile. Find out how to loosen the steel rod and fix your Zippo!

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  1. Open your Zippo lighter and take the inside component out of the shell simply by pulling it out.
    • Open your Zippo lighter and take the inside component out of the shell simply by pulling it out.

    • Be careful of the fluid that already might be in the lighter, it might leak out.

  2. Flip the lighter to face the bottom of the unit and locate the brass colored screw.
    • Flip the lighter to face the bottom of the unit and locate the brass colored screw.

  3. Loosen the brass screw with the flat head screwdriver Unscrew the rest of the brass screw using your hand. Unscrew the brass screw until it comes off and the spring beneath shows but do not take the spring all the way out.
    • Loosen the brass screw with the flat head screwdriver

    • Unscrew the rest of the brass screw using your hand.

    • Unscrew the brass screw until it comes off and the spring beneath shows but do not take the spring all the way out.

  4. Pull the brass screw and spring out about a centimeter or two to unhinge the steel rod located beneath the flint wheel so that the rod and the wheel are not touching.
    • Pull the brass screw and spring out about a centimeter or two to unhinge the steel rod located beneath the flint wheel so that the rod and the wheel are not touching.

    • If necessary, tap the unit to unhinge the steel rod

  5. Follow the steps backwards to reassemble the unit and check to see if the flint wheel is unstuck.
    • Follow the steps backwards to reassemble the unit and check to see if the flint wheel is unstuck.

Conclusión

You have now fixed your flint wheel! Enjoy your Zippo Lighter!

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22 comentarios

This made the problem even worse. The flint wheel is now unstuck but it can't make any sparks whatsoever.

Nabiel Wahedi - Contestar

me too it will not work i did the same and now it wont make sparks

cool kid -

Did you change the flint aswell? Change the flint and put it back together, if it won’t turn after changing the flint then loosen the spring again.

Bret lauk -

You need to replace the flint itself in that case.

jayanthkumarak - Contestar

Wonderful instructions! AND IT WORKED! Thank you.

John Heard - Contestar

Thanks! I fixed it!!

robbysmama1994 - Contestar

It worked very good for me. Thank you!

Matei Galesanu - Contestar

Where can I get a flint spring

Rick Newell - Contestar

I just took a spring from an old bic. Worked perfect. Finding a screw to fit is my current dilemma…

Chris Boucher -

I just used an old bic spring. Now i just need a screw to hold it in place lol

Chris Boucher -

I accidently pulled the entire spring out now what do i do ;-;

Aaun - Contestar

I accidently pulled the entire spring off

Aaun - Contestar

Just push it back in. If you happen to need more flint, it sells really cheap on Amazon.

Sal Grant -

Wish I'd seen this sooner. My dad's vintage flint wheel was stuck. I got a rubber gripper and worked it til it came free but now it just spins loosely. Is there anyway to fix this problem or have I broken it?

Angie Ford - 01/22/17

Angie Ford - Contestar

Hey Angie, it may just be a damaged flint that you can replace. Try following this video guide for replacing the flint, it’s not great quality but very informative.

Sam Goldheart -

Thanks Sam. I'm going to give it a try.

Angie Ford -

Same thing as the guy on the top, fixed but no sparks. But hey it got the thing unstuck.also neon is

neon is nice - Contestar

Awesome! That worked..! Thanks Bro!

Ks Kavitha - Contestar

Thankyou great step by step guide and it fixed my

sarahfolmer - Contestar

That did not work

shawn.carter - Contestar

Awesome!!! Finally got it to work!! Thanks

Nancy McGoldrick - Contestar

hello. i removed the rod COMPLETELY and the flint is still stuck into the wheel. the rod is not in the zippo and it is still stuck and the wheel is still unmoving. what do i do?? plz help

nicolla b - Contestar

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