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Foodsaver V2490 will vacuum but will not automatically stop and seal. Can you help

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I experienced the very same problem. Pulled out the two foam seals, rinsed them under a cold water tap, wiped off with a tea towel, reinserted,

Posted on Sep 27, 2010

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  • oxy53 Sep 27, 2010

    The narrative, for some reason, was cut short. Again, pulled out the two foam seals, rinsed under cold water, wiped with a tea towel, reinserted somewhat damp, and, presto, just like new.

  • sbilinski
    sbilinski May 07, 2012

    Oxy53,

    I had the same problem and wow your solution was genius. My 10 year old machine works like new as well after cleaning the seals. Thank you so much!!

    SB54

  • riderdiver
    riderdiver Nov 12, 2012

    It works!!!!

  • Kathy
    Kathy Oct 15, 2013

    Wow! Thanks! Mine wouldn't vacuum the canisters or the bags. Just ran and ran and ran. I removed the 2 gaskets as well, cleaned them with cold water and it works like new!!

  • Michelle
    Michelle Jan 06, 2015

    Amazing!! Thank you so much for posting this easy FIX!!

  • Marcy Smith
    Marcy Smith Sep 17, 2016

    I found a nice one at a thrift store yesterday.it seals perfectly but it wouldn't vacuum all the air out and would not shut off.I did as Kathy said and it worked perfectly! Thank you so much!!!

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Assuming the unit coil is not defective, this indicates that you are not getting a complete vacuum seal.
Make sure the ends the open end are in the vacuum chamber and that they are laying flat (a crease will allow leakage).
Turn on the vacuum and press down on the cover (this is to check to make sure a good vacuum seal is being provided by the oval gasket).
The air should be vacated, the heating light should come on and seal the bag.
If it is the gasket that is not properly sealing, you can order a replacement from the www.foodsaver.com.
Let me know if this solves your problem.
Please rate this solution. Thanks.

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My foodsaver rattles when vacnmming

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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.

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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.

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