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Can you purchase a replacement seal/gasket for the Foodsaver vac420

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I posted this solution for other problems - it might help you, too:
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.

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Trying to find a gasket for ......food saver vac 820


Replacement parts for the Tilia Foodsaver products can normaly be found here:

http://www.foodsaver.com/parts.aspx?search=420

However I am having trouble with your model number. Are you sure it is correct?

Suggest you inquire with the company as to which listed model would be compatible with your model . You may contact them over the web here:

https://secure.foodsaver.com/contactus.aspx



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The Vac runs and runs but does not seal. Can you order a replacement seal unit in Canada and where?


Practically speaking, before you start thinking about spending money on replacement parts, please visit here:
http://www.foodsaverblog.com/
You will see a comprehensive list of models and prices.
Then you can decide what to do.

You can also check here: http://www.foodsaver.com/Index.aspx for your nearest retailer of parts and supplies.

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I have the same problem on my V2490. Will not heat to seal or create bags. So I took it apart! The heating element is only heating at the ends. Since Tilia doesn't repair or sell parts, I found a cite that carries replacement items.

www.elementandteflon.com/product/HE-14-FS

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My foodsaver Vac 420 Vacuum Sealer won't heat and seal the bags.


This is likely happening because the unit cannot detect that a vacuum has formed, and because of this, the unit will not seal the bags, 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.

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The Foodsaver gaskets will deform and/or dry out with time, just like in any device, and this will result in no vacuum or a very slow process, 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.

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try using a small bead of high quality,high tempature silicon caulk. put bead over existing seal and make sure it cures thoroughly before closing or you will never be able to open it

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