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My foodsaver 750 will make a seal. The vacuum starts but does not **** air. Any suggestions?
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
If your FoodSaver is more than a couple years old, the gaskets have probably gotten compressed. Especially if you use it often or store it with the lid in "latched" position.
FoodSaver's website has replacement gaskets, $3 each, but it's hard to match the right gasket with the V2440. I called and got confirmation: it's this one. http://www.foodsaver.com/Product.aspx?id=r&cid=0&pid=294
Same gasket, upper and lower, even though it's listed as "Upper" on the Web page. You can also call them at 877-777-8042 and order Part # T910-00075.
Meanwhile, I've had good luck with soaking the old gaskets in warm water for a few minutes, then letting them air-dry. It seems to restore their sealing power for a day or two at most, but that's enough for me to vac up my weekly freezer groceries.
Posted on Jul 14, 2009
Either the sealing strips are dirty letting air escape or the lips of the bag are turned upwards. Push the front of the bag down towards the bottm chanel and it should work fine. I have had one for eight years now and love it.Ken Vancouver BC
Posted on Nov 21, 2009
Thanks to Mikeytheeye!!!
I became frustrated and figured I had nothing to lose. I had no idea what a vacuum switch was, but I took it step by step and moved on. It happens to be the round brown piece that has the tube coming in on the board.You have to remove the six small screws to the board and flip it. I tried to remove the "star" screw without removing the switch from the board, couldn't do it (also, I only had a t25 star screw attachment that worked at first, but started to strip). You can turn the switch but it does not open. I waited until the morning to make a home depot run and got a t27 star attachment and a soldering kit (only $18). From there, you just touch the two points and the switch comes off. I also got the contact cleaner ($3) and let soak. After cleaning it out and letting it dry I put everything back together and nothing happened. I took everything apart again and I tightened the star screw down almost all the way. Put everything back together and presto - the sealer worked after the vacuum cycle. For the record, we have a Foodsaver v345 model. Thank you for all the help.
Posted on Jan 02, 2010
The bag is wrinkled or the gaskets are leaky, it has to pull down to a set vacuum in order to shut off and heat the strip to seal the bag. For the right now dilemma try pressing down on the lid while it's vacuuming and start looking for gaskets at foodsaver.com
Posted on Jun 18, 2010
This is likely happening because the unit cannot detect that a vacuum has formed, and because of this, the unit will not seal the bags, 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.
Posted on Aug 02, 2010
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