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Sometimes when i insert bag for vacume & seal the lights wont come on and unit wont work what causes this

Unit wont work sometimes.. I will insert bag drop the door to clamp and nothing happens as if it off/ or not pluged in

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Posted on Jan 02, 2017

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SOURCE: I have an older model Foodsaver. The machine will

This is likely happening because the unit cannot detect that a vacuum has formed, and the gaskets around the vacuum channel are 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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SOURCE: my new foodsaver v3460 will

Suggest you review these FAQs on the operation of your vacuum sealer; they offer a number of tips to check the operation of your unit. For example:

Nothing happens when I try to vacuum package

Check power cord to see if it is firmly plugged into electrical outlet.

Examine power cord for any damages.

See if electrical outlet is operative by plugging in another appliance.

If your appliance has a mode switch, make sure it is set to the correct mode. Refer to your QuickStart card for instructions.

Make sure bag is placed correctly inside Vacuum Channel.

Wait 20 minutes to allow appliance to cool off, and then try using it again.

Note: The appliance will shut off automatically if it becomes too hot.

To keep your appliance from overheating:

Wait at least 20 seconds for appliance to cool down before you begin vacuum packaging another item.

Keep lid open before vacuum packaging.


See here fro more FAQs: http://www.foodsavercanada.com/CustomerService/FAQs.aspx?cid=0#35


Your Quick Start Guide can be found here:

http://www.foodsavercanada.com/Manuals/BrandsINTL/Manuals/100956%20VS3460%20QSG%20Final.pdf


For some reason your complete manual is not ccurrently available; I belive this manual is perhaps the closest to your V3460 unit:

http://www.foodsaver.com/Manuals/MANUALS/T000-03430_44_58339730.PDF

Make sure you review all the Tips for sealing bags.

Posted on Jun 25, 2011

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SOURCE: it wont vacume any more how do do i fix?

Make sure you have a clean bag in there, and make sure that the belt on it is working.

Posted on Jan 04, 2013

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SOURCE: foodsaver v3420

It's broken, it should heat up and seal.
Contact the manufacturer here: Sites food saver Site

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1. Place the BAG SEALER on a firm level surface adjacent to a power supply socket. We suggest the bag sealer be positioned away from the edge of the work surface allowing plenty of clear space for making the bags.

2. Take the polythene roll and insert it in the trough in the sealer, positioning it so that the film is pulled of the roll from the underneath.

3.Polythene roll supplied by Salton (Cat No. 1121) is a high grade film suitablefor use in a microwave oven, boil-in-the-bag cooking and for storing in the freezer. Replacement rolls are obtainable from stockists, or in the case of difficulty, from Pifco Servive Department.

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