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Cannot get it to vacuum.


Does it try to vacuum but never flattens the bag? Make sure the bag you are using is completely sealed on the opposite end. Otherwise, the seal on the sealer is probably allowing air to leak into the sealer. If it has a foam sealer, I've found it sometimes helps to run the foam sealer under water, squeeze out the excess water, reinsert the foam sealer (make sure it is seated all the way) and then try again to seal the bag.

Mar 07, 2016 | FoodSaver Food Saver Vacuum Sealer...

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I have wasted quit a bit of the bags because the food saver is not sealing completely. It leaves a 1/4 to a 1/2 inch unsealed therefore I can not vacuum seal. What am I doing wrong


Try making a seal with nothing liquid in bag, check seal on bag after. If seal looks good it could just be liquid getting on seal area causing it not to seal. There are tips online on how to help prevent this (example: placing rolled up paper towel sheet). If seal still looks bad than you may have a bad spot on the heat seal wire.

Jan 23, 2016 | Vacuums

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MY FOOD SAVER HAS BEGUN NOT VACUUMING. IT SEALS BUT DOES NOT GET THE AIR OUT LIKE IT USE TO


Does it hum as though it's vacuuming? If not, it's probably broken - the vacuum pump is out. It's cheaper to get a new one than attempt to get the old one fixed. If it hums, then replace any hoses you find or the foam around the drip tray.

Dec 06, 2014 | FoodSaver V3230

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The progress light on the food saver is flashing red


The heater bar is too hot. Allow it to cool for a while before resuming sealing.

Oct 15, 2014 | FoodSaver Tilia 801 Food Saver Vacuum...

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My vacmaster pro 160 does not seal bags


Try with a different bag ( I have the same problem, the bags are not the same) if still not working, the you have faulty pump

Mar 14, 2013 | Ary Vacmaster Pro 160 Food Saver 87640

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My Rival food saver does not vacuum air out


We discovered we were not moving the bags in far enough to be grabbed properly. After pushing in the bag before closing the unit we found it started sealing properly. This was on an older system, so be sure the bags you're sealling are between the black rubber rectanglar sections before closing the door.

If this is for a canister, be sure the rubber around the lid is seated properly. The rubber can be removed, cleaned and wiped dry. Clean out the lid and dry it too. Reseat the rubber seal and try again... Hope this helps.

Apr 19, 2010 | Vacuums

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