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Foodsaver vac800 not sealing bags any way to fix heat strip?

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Hi,
No, the heating strip is actually a wire that get s warm the do the sealing...when the wire breaks there is no more heating and there is no way to repair that wire...

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Posted on Sep 16, 2010

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  • ad7106
    ad7106 Mar 06, 2012

    Is the heat strip not a replaceable part? I opened mine up and it looks easy enough to do.

  • Bernadette Dec 16, 2012

    Did you figure this out? I've got mine open on the counter trying to figure out where the problem is coming from.

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