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The seal on my Rival VS150 Seal-A-Meal won't seal the bag. Can I get a replacement strip for the upper lid?
Take apart and see if wires are connected That is what was wrong w/ mine. Soldered wire now works fine.
Posted on Aug 08, 2009
My husband is a fisherman and swears by his vacuum sealer, but he was about to throw it through the window last week when it stopped working.
The motor would just run and run, but the vacuum never kicked on.
I found an answer online that solved his problem - apparently, it's all about bag placement.
When you're just trying to seal one end to make a bag cut from a roll, make sure the end of the plastic is just on the front, flat heat seal strip and is NOT touching the black, rubber gasket that lines the vacuum tray, Also, make sure the end is NOT hanging over the gasket and into the vacuum tray.
Apparently, the machine was sucking, but air was constantly come through the other, open end.
Once you've sealed a bottom into your bag and have added your contents, then you put the open end (after making sure it's dry) all the way into the vacuum tray.
Hope this helps, good luck! I was so happy to find an answer online that I figured I'd share it with others.
Here's to fresh fish!
Posted on Feb 03, 2015
I put the food in the bag and place the unsealed end of bag in as
directed to seal and does not take out the air out of bag but it will seal. The motor seems to be having a hard time.
Posted on May 30, 2008
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