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Seal-a-Meal seal has blister on it

I have been using my seal-a-meal for the past year and recently noticed a small bump underneath the ribbon over the heating element (the part that melts the plastic and forms the seal). At this spot on the seal of the bag, there is a small blister. Sometimes this spot becomes a hole and then I have leakage issues. Can I replace the heating element?

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I think that you have the same problem that I have. The protective tape over the heating element [a strip in my case] has a hole in it and allows the element to come in direct contact with the bag. Also, the heating strip had a kink in it was was no longer flat. I carefully cleaned the heating strip and flattened it out as best I can. I have ordered some tape from : http://www.ebay.com/itm/170848027703?item=170848027703&viewitem=&sspagename=ADME:X:AAQ:MOTORS:1123&vxp=mtr to replace the defective one. A simple job.

Posted on Oct 03, 2012

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SOURCE: Had a Rival VS110 Seal-a-meal vacume good sealer

you have to push down with a lot of force to get the rubber seal to give enough to allow it to latch...

Posted on Nov 28, 2010

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SOURCE: Just bought the seal a

I thought I had the same problem. Kept reading the instruction manual to try to figure out what I was doing wrong or thought a fuse was blown or something (there wasn't even a light to show that it was getting power). It did end up working though when I pressed on the ribs on the lid with some force and held it for a second or two. It didn't work when I pressed down on the lid on the sides - only when I pressed directly on the ribs. It really surprised me when it lit up, but there you have it.

Posted on Dec 12, 2010

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SOURCE: Hi I have a RIVAL

Bag will not seal

• Check that there aren't any gaps, folds, wrinkles or holes in pre-sealed edges.

• Moisture of foods with high liquid content will prevent the bag from

sealing properly. Cut bag open and wipe top inside of bag and reseal.

• Make sure you've placed the bag in the proper place. When making a

bag from a roll, make sure end of cut piece is on Sealing Strip, NOT over

Lower Sealing Gasket or in Drip Tray.

• Make sure you give the appliance time to cool down. Wait at least 20
seconds between seals.

If all the above have been verified and the machine will still not pull a vacuum, you will need to replace the upper and lower gaskets.

Posted on Dec 22, 2010

Anonymous

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SOURCE: I just got a used Rival Seal-A-Meal model VS220.

VS230. Here's a link:
http://www.sealameal.com/customer/manuals/

Posted on Feb 12, 2011

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SOURCE: Seal-a-meal food storage system

You can buy the replacement part on KMart's website.

Posted on Jul 04, 2012

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