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My food saver isn't sucking the air out of the bag. Any idea why? Also it sounds louder then it usually does.

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SOURCE: Food Saver quit working.

i have a game saver plus. when i start the seal light comes on then it sucks the door closed then the seal light comes on again and the door opens and it stops

Posted on Apr 30, 2010

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SOURCE: My food saver won't vacuum.

Does it have the black rubber gaskets like my V845 Foodsaver? If so, make sure that you wet down the black rubber gaskets like with a wet paper towel before each sealing, and of course make sure the edge of the cut bag is between the two black rubber gaskets. Hope this helps you.

Posted on Dec 06, 2010

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SOURCE: Tilia Food Saver Vac 420 sucks air but won't switch to seal mode

Thanks to Mikeytheeye!!!

I became frustrated and figured I had nothing to lose. I had no idea what a vacuum switch was, but I took it step by step and moved on. It happens to be the round brown piece that has the tube coming in on the board.You have to remove the six small screws to the board and flip it. I tried to remove the "star" screw without removing the switch from the board, couldn't do it (also, I only had a t25 star screw attachment that worked at first, but started to strip). You can turn the switch but it does not open. I waited until the morning to make a home depot run and got a t27 star attachment and a soldering kit (only $18). From there, you just touch the two points and the switch comes off. I also got the contact cleaner ($3) and let soak. After cleaning it out and letting it dry I put everything back together and nothing happened. I took everything apart again and I tightened the star screw down almost all the way. Put everything back together and presto - the sealer worked after the vacuum cycle. For the record, we have a Foodsaver v345 model. Thank you for all the help.

Posted on Jan 02, 2010

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