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Saturday, September 11, 2021

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How to Repair Suitcase Luggage Wheel

We have a Samsonite suitcase that has been to many places with us.  We love it.  It's light weight and good size.  However, one of the wheels was falling apart.  


While we can consider buying a new suitcase, it's such a waste, so we've decided to fix the wheels instead.  After all, the suitcase is still very good!  It's a simple project.  The tricky part is, getting the right replacement!

The find the right replacement wheel.  Research must be done, measure all sides, and make sure the shape of the wheel alights with the suitcase.  We found ours on Amazon.  



However, even with all the measurement, the wheels still might not fit just right.  What we ended up having to do was to drill the holes to be more aligned with the old supporting plate.  Dave figured it out and all the wheels work very well now! 

Another thing to keep in mind is even though only one of the wheels is broken, it's best to change all four of them.  The exact wheel is hard to find and it might not work well with the existing ones.  So, changing all 4 of them is recommended.




Take a look at this video to see how Dave did it!