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Loud noise when sealing

I have a foodsaver 360 aka 550 that makes way to much noise when sealing. How to make it quieter?

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I really would follow the first answer given by Lee Eismann, after trying the following. GO for It !


I have had the experience when having Bag Stock sit for awhile. Sealing sometimes takes longer. Often too long. You may want to seal the sides again if the space permits. I always split seal the bottom and top of the bag. But, here is the thing. When the bags are new or old. We have found even after cleaning and gasket dry prep. Extra assistance is the key. After time the lid and droor seal loses elasticity and fluid compaction due to use.

If you get a stubborn situation. Or more. Simply place the palms of both hands with equal pressure from the top outsides towards the center on these style of sealers. That seal that will not, will, and can save you frustration and more unwanted investment.

When the cool fixes are not available . Go with this this one. A Clean Machine with the ring seal is this products cornerstone key. One last tip. Leave at least 4 inches from the center of the vacuum tray to the goods. That is when figuring the over all of the bag. You will nail it shut when the vacuum cranks. Hold until the seal goes out. And double up. You are now; Good, to go.

I have almost all the models. The inexpensive one's work great. So TLC. A touch of tender loving care. Gets you in a happy. Fare Well.

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SOURCE: Foodsaver Food Sealer Vacuum V2240 T: Foodsaver Professional II Turbo. Vacuum pump work...

This is likely happening because the unit cannot detect that a vacuum has formed, and as a result, the unit never "turns on" the heating element to seal the bag, with the gaskets around the vacuum channel being the probable culprit. The Foodsaver gaskets will deform and/or dry out with time, just like in any device, but you don't necessarily have to replace them. I've tried this inexpensive solution on my own Foodsaver V2490, and it works perfectly.
Buy some food-grade silicone grease and apply it to both the upper and lower gaskets. I remove the gaskets and coat both sides with a thin layer of grease before replacing them in their respective channels. And since this grease will be absorbed and/or dry out with time, you will have to do this occasionally, so I also flip the gaskets (i.e. turn them over) whenever I apply the grease.
You can buy a 2 oz container of silicone grease at any dive store, or you can buy it over the Internet by searching for "Trident silicone grease".
This is a link where you can buy it for around $7.00:
Dolphin Dive Center
I do not work at this dive center, but I am a scuba diver and already had some grease that I use for the numerous rubber gaskets in my gear. The 2 oz. jar will last you several years, and you will find many other uses for it around the house since the grease will last longer than a spray.

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