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My Seal a Meal is not sucking the air out. It is sealing without sucking.

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Either the seal to the vacuum foot is not being made due to folds or improper placement, or more likely the filter for the vacuum has gotten plugged. Check out the path to the pump.

Posted on Sep 09, 2009

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