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Retractable handle stuck. Can I DIY repair this?

Retractable handle stuck. Can I DIY repair this?

Old Jun 10, 13, 12:55 pm
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Retractable handle stuck. Can I DIY repair this?

I have a Antler Cyberlite carry on suitcase. The retractable handle is stuck in the retracted/locked position.

I depress the "button", I can feel/hear a click, but it doesn't seem to move the unlocking mechanism enough to allow me to extend the handle.

I removed the interior lining and the locking mechanism isn't visible. Is it buried inside the tubes?

Any thoughts on how I might go about solving this on my own?
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Old Jun 10, 13, 3:46 pm
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Sounds like the plastic part that pushes the locking pins may have failed (sometimes these pins are hidden inside the plastic tray that your handle tubes set into in the bottom of your bag, so that might be why you don't see them). You can try taking off the handle grip and removing the parts, then reassemble it if the part hasn't broken.
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