How to fix a broken lid on the Levo 2 Oil Infuser

Let me start by saying that my Levo 2 Oil Infuser is one of my favorite items in my kitchen. It’s truly a must-have in our household and we use it often. I know a lot of you feel the same way and it has come to my attention that some of you are experiencing an issue due to so much repeated use!

I’ve had a few people ask me about the lid on their Levo breaking. This has not happened to mine personally, but I have the fix for you if you’re in that camp.

The part that breaks is the little locking mechanism that holds the lid shut when you press it down to close it. There’s a little piece of plastic on the underside of the lid which fits into the lock, and if that piece breaks off, you’re SOL because the device won’t run unless the lid is locked first.

But thankfully there is a way to fix this.

How to fix a broken Levo 2 lid

Step 1: Manually lock the lid

What we need to do is essentially trick the Levo into thinking the lid is shut, because otherwise the machine won’t run. To do this, you can take something with a fine tip like a flat head screwdriver, and press it down into the center of the locking mechanism. Press down in the same place where the little plastic piece that broke off would normally fit down into. Press down lightly until you hear a click just like the click of the lid closing. The locking mechanism is now locked.

This video posted by Made While Medicated gives a clear visual of how to manually lock the mechanism, and shows the tape method described below!

Step 2: Fasten the lid tightly

Now that the lid is “locked” we need to actually close the lid, and tightly. The lid needs to have a tight seal in order to keep everything contained so the Levo works smoothly and without mess. There are a couple of ways we can do this.


  • Use tape — I recommend painter’s tape or masking tape rather than duct tape or scotch tape, as it will be much easier to peel off to open the lid again. One piece about 6 inches long, starting in the center of the lid, running down the front of the device should be sufficient (see video above).


  • Use velcro — if you want a more permanent fix, albeit still a DIY-looking one, you can stick on a strip of velcro so you can easily fasten and unfasten the lid multiple times. With the two strips of velcro stuck together, stick them down the center of the device like described above for the tape. Then peel off the top strip and set aside. Next, cut the bottom strip right along the edge of the lid, to allow the lid to open. Putting the other piece of velcro back on will now hold it all together. (I actually used this method on a CD player in the 90s, and it worked like a charm.)


  • Use weight — set something heavy on top of the Levo to weigh the lid down. Of course, make sure it’s not going to roll off, or harm the machine. This is not my recommended solution but will work if you don’t have access to tape or velcro right now.

How to use your Levo 2 warranty

Honestly, these fixes work in a pinch but I’d definitely try cashing in on your warranty. Levo is very aware of this problem at this point so I would expect them to be fairly accommodating to their users who are experiencing this problem. You can go to the warranty page on the Levo website to fill out your claim.

Levo says, “We stand behind our products 100%” and offers either a replacement or a refund for defective items within 100 days of purchase. If you’re beyond that 100 days, you may still be within the warranty period, so definitely reach out to them regardless of the date!

Did Levo fix this on new Levo 2 infusers?

Yes. The good news for those considering buying a Levo, or those who might be returning theirs and buying a second one, is that as of April 2021 the issue is fixed on all new devices sold. Straight from the Levo team, “Product improvements have been made on the lid and these changes are implemented in the new color collection we launched in April.”

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  1. john miller on August 11, 2023 at 2:50 pm

    Is there a place I can buy a new lid. Mine has a broken hinge and will not depress internal switch

    • Hat and Glasses on September 11, 2023 at 11:09 pm

      Unfortunately I have never seen the lid offered as a replacement part. You’d probably have to reach out to the manufacturer directly.

  2. Mike Henness on June 22, 2022 at 8:20 pm

    My lid broke where it pivots to close not at the lock mechanism. It cracked right in two. It started a intermittent problem but became permanent when it broke off completely. I called when under warranty but then its worked again for 3-4 infusions but now not at all. Chinese junk. Sorry I bought it I guess I have to go back to old school way. Can’t even find the part to fix it anywhere and cant afford to buy a new one every year.

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