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Foodsaver v3840 won't melt bag

I cut a bag put it in the sealer to close one end but it don't get hot enough to melt it together

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Tried the recommendation above, even have let it air dry for more than an hour, there is nothing moist around the three contacts. I, of course am in the middle of a huge project!

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Blowed head gasket on Hyundai elantria head checked out ok put back together now won't start motor got hot enough to melt plug wires and radiator my daughter's care

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Prevent rope from fraying and unravelling

Whenever you are using rope for a long period of time there is always the chance that it will break or start to fray on the ends. You don't have to fret when your rope begins to fray because all is not lost! There is very simple fix and the best part is you probably have all the things that you will need.

What you are going to need is the rope that is fraying, a knife (like a box cutter), electrical tape and a lighter.

Depending on the type of rope that you have you might be able to by pass using electrical tape. Some ropes have a bit of plastic in them so you can just melt the end a little bit and it will fuse the end together. In this case all you have to do is hold the frayed end of the rope over the lighter until the end is melted. Wait for the rope to cool and you are ready to use it.

In the case that the rope you have does not have a plastic in it you will have to follow a few more steps. Start by wrapping the frayed end of the rope with a little electrical tape. Don't wrap it right on the frayed part, you want to tape the part that is still whole. Use two or three layers to make sure that it is tight and secure.

When it is wrapped tighly, take you box cutter and on a hard surface saw through the taped rope near the frayed end. Its a good idea to use a strong thick knife for this because you don't want to break the blade when you apply pressure to it. Depending on the tickness of the rope this should be fairly easy.

After its been cut you can stop here, the rope will hold together inside of the tape. If you want a little more insurance that it wont unravel you can melt the end of the rope. To do this carefully hold the tape end over the flame of a lighter and allow the tape to melt down into the rope. This will create a sort of plastic end on the rope keeping the strings together and inside of the tape.

Both of these methods will work to fix a freyed end of a rope and will prevent the rope from fraying further. I have seen soliders use these methods to fix the frayed ends of their shoe laces, if its good enough for them, its good enough for me.

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V3840 heat strip doesn't get hot

Could be the heating element (wire that gets hot enough to melt plastic) is going bad, how long have you been sealing bags with the unit? If you have used it for some time there is the possibility of build up plastic/residue on the the wire or the surface that actually comes in contact with the bag as I would suspect there is a coated surface the element heats up as opposed to the element / wire coming in contact with the plastic itself!

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How do I prevent leakage from oven bags?

I suggest cooking food into oven bags at maximum 180 degrees celsius to prevent leakage, and for less than one hour. However it's always a good idea to put a tray or container under the bag so that in case there is some leakage, the sauce can be retrieved and it won't burn on the oven's floor. Another solution to prevent leakage is putting two bags one into the other, so to provide double protection.
In any case, whatever temperature you cook at or for however long, never put the bag too close to the sides of the oven or too close to its top or bottom. Closeness to very hot surfaces raises the chances of melting the plastic and therefore causing leakage.

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The tape trick didn't work for me. Had to cut the wires. Works for now.

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I purchased a Seal-A-Meal roll to make my own bags but can't figure out how to use it. I have a model VS108. Is it possible to seal without vacuuming?

On most models of vacuum sealing systems, you cut off the roll the size of bag you need. Slip one open end of the bag just on top of the heating element over it about 1/8-1/4" and press down the lid to seal the bottom of the bag. Fill the bag and then place the open end far enough into the vacuum cavity over the heating element and close the lid and press down and hold until the cycle finishes. If you don't want a vacuum, just put enough bag material to cover the heating element but not into the vacuum cavity. Hope this helps

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How do you make a bag from a roll for a vs240

place the end of the roll just past the wire heating element into the sealer and press and hold the lid closed until the cycle finishes. (I usually do this twice in a slightly different place). Remove the roll and cut the plastic back far enough into the roll for the bag you are going to fill. Leave enough space to seal the bag after you have filled it. Seal the filled bag according to the instructions.

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