Are you having trouble opening the pump for the newest product you bought? Well I have a quick fix for you. Normally you would put your finger on this part of the pump and twist it open, but sometimes they can get really tough to open. Take the pump out of the bottle, rinse off the shaft and dry it. Then you're going to firmly grip the shaft just under the collar of the pump and firmly twist to the right. That will pop the pump open, put the pump back in the bottle and you're ready to use your new product. I hope that helps!
Thank you so much. Needless to say I had this problem for years. You are a God-send!
Thanks very much for this video. I was able to get pliers on the collar and then twist the nozzle, avoiding having to deal with the pump itself. BUT…the direction to twist the nozzle varies from product to product. There is an arrow on the top of the nozzle indicating the direction, but it’s quite hard to read.
Read carefully… ALL the posts. Notice how many bottles have been discarded? The next Greatest Marketing New Idea following planned obsolesce . Always turn to the “other right”. Right?
You’ve just changed my life.
This worked!! Thank you so much!!
Thank you so much for this!! I DESPISE these pumps and have previously just given up, but this worked as easily as the video made it seem like it would. Thank you!!
It worked for us, but we had to use a needle nosed plier to grip the shaft.
The way you told me to open my pump bottle of suave body wash did not work. I tried every way listed. Will not buy this again!
I believe you must turn to the left. I followed your instructions to turn to the right and nothing. As soon as I turned counterclockwise (left) it opened right up. All other directions I looked at say’left’ or counterclockwise.
I cannot thank you enough! I always have trouble with these bottles and this way saved the day. After drying it off I still had to use one of those plastic grippy things for opening jars, but that did the trick
thank you! this worked when several other videos did not help. <3
OMG I have hated opening these type of pump bottles for decades. In the past I have just given up – your method worked! Thank you so much!
Worked on a pesky bottle of Hand Sanitizer!
When the middle section is jammed into the screw cap, this method won’t work. I just use the previous functioning pump and throw the new one away. Use the pump from the empty bottle and put into the new bottle.
Nope. I’ve had same problem with other products. Why can’t the geniuses design something that works, or JUST GIVE US SOMETHING THAT WORKS!
Followed your trick to open the nossle of my 1kg QV body cream. I had almost given up and was dreading the thought of pouring out the cream for the next couple of months. You saved me months of frustration. Thank you :)
Nope. Did not work.
It worked. Thanks so much. I have had this happen many times so now I can fix
OMG, why I never googled this before…thank you, I can’t count the number of times I have thrown stuff out because I gave up, or wasted money buying another bottle I didnt need just to use the first one, or dumping stuff into other bottles, borrowing pumps from different bottles, saying screw it and just dumping into hands (my kids love it because when the pump wont open they just dump shampoo into tub and say “bubble bath time” and that gets expensive).
Just thank you
Thanks for sharing! I’m elderly and I was so frustrated!
Thank you for this tip. I often have trouble releasing top on soap dispenser. This worked a treat.