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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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.
Posted on Apr 24, 2010
SOURCE: Food Saver quit working.
i have a game saver plus. when i start the seal light comes on then it sucks the door closed then the seal light comes on again and the door opens and it stops
Posted on Apr 30, 2010
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.
Posted on Aug 02, 2010
Did you try holding the energy save button for 10 seconds I thought that was how you were supposed to unlock the child lock on the unit. Also did you try unplugging the unit as well for 7 minutes this usually causes the control to reset in the unit. I await your reply to how you make out with these suggestions. If this does not work then one or more of the pads on the control panel is stuck and if this were the case then you would have to replace the control panel if you have any further questions message me back. Thanks Rick
Posted on Jul 11, 2011
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