The lock of my suitcase works by having a bar through the holes of two zipper sliders, and having a lock controlling if the bar can be moved away from the sliders.
When I unlock the lock, I first rotate the lock to give it the pin number so that the bar becomes movable, and then pull the the handle on one side of the bar so as to pull the bar away from the zipper sliders. (In the following picture, the bar is hidden and the handle is the silver one on the left of the sliders, and I pull it to the left to move the bar away from the holes of the sliders.)
But today, after I gave the lock the pin number and when I pull the handle of the bar, I heard some clicking sound, and can't move the bar by pulling the handle.. I guess the clicking sound meant something went wrong.
Is it possible to unlock the suitcase, so that I can retrieve the items inside?
I would like to keep the zippers undamaged. Is there some way to pull the hidden handle away from the zipper sliders, so that the sliders can be released?
Is the lock repairable?
If not, can the suitcase be secured in some way after unlocking? (I think I will buy a lock to lock the two zipper sliders together)