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Why will my foodsaver 4860 will not stay on? when I press the power button it flashes off and on. How can I open the drawer with the drip tray? It is stuck closed and will not open at all?

I have removed the bottom cover of the foodsaver, but the drawer will still not release and the foodsaver does not stay on. The last time I used it the vacuum worked and so did the sealer. The drip tray is definitely clean.

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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.

Posted on Aug 02, 2010

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SOURCE: I have a Foodsaver 3420

Place a small piece of electrical tape over the contacts on the fluid tray. This will allow the machine to operate but you'll have to manually check the tray for liquids/cleaning.

Posted on Jul 31, 2011

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SOURCE: FoodSaver vv384 will not pivot

Plug it in and let the sealing motor complete it's cycle to allow it to pivot.

Posted on Oct 30, 2011

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SOURCE: FoodSaver v3825 (I believe it's

Mine did that when I interrupted the cycle. I plugged it in and let the motor fully open the sealing chamber then I was able to pivot open the machine.

Posted on Oct 30, 2011

SOURCE: foodsaver vacuum sealer tray full light

Tried the recommendation above, even have let it air dry for more than an hour, there is nothing moist around the three contacts. I, of course am in the middle of a huge project!

Posted on May 28, 2016

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