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RIval VS106 wont heat up. Vacuum fine, wont heat

All the sudden it stopped heating up. the vacuum works fine, wont heat, so wont seal.

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SOURCE: S16RB Rival Electric Skillet

As stated by a previous poster (rlorenson2) "There's a button on the base that is depressed by a nob on the pan.
Sometimes the button gets stuck and the safety feature kicks in and it won't heat up." My Rival Electric Skillet had been used maybe 6 times when it stopped turning on.
Based on rlorenson2's info, I pulled the base out and depressed the button 10 or so times, pushing it down and letting it pop back up). It did not appear to stick, and it was not dirty or sticky. But when I tried the skillet again, it worked fine!

Posted on Jul 12, 2009

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Bag will not seal

• Check that there aren't any gaps, folds, wrinkles or holes in pre-sealed edges.

• Moisture of foods with high liquid content will prevent the bag from

sealing properly. Cut bag open and wipe top inside of bag and reseal.

• Make sure you've placed the bag in the proper place. When making a

bag from a roll, make sure end of cut piece is on Sealing Strip, NOT over

Lower Sealing Gasket or in Drip Tray.

• Make sure you give the appliance time to cool down. Wait at least 20
seconds between seals.

If all the above have been verified and the machine will still not pull a vacuum, you will need to replace the upper and lower gaskets.

Posted on Dec 22, 2010

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SOURCE: stopped sealing the bags, does not vacuum 3 week

Did the clip break that holds the sealing nozzle in place? If so, use a chopstick to hold the lock and seal unit in place. I place a little scotch tape on the chopstick, place it all the way across the sealing nozzle. You may have to really press on the lid to shut it, but it works. If it's not the clip, maybe you have a blocked hole or the sealing unit needs cleaned out really well. Good luck!

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SOURCE: instruction manual for rival food vacuum sealer model# FSFGSL0150-015

easiest solution is to visit manufacturers website

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