Question about Rival Kitchen Appliances - Others
You have a switch problem. the unit does not recognize when the vacuum is pulled. you will need to contact the manufacturer for repair.
Posted on Dec 20, 2017
Rang the info. number. I did not do this before because it was after hours.
The solution was simple, apply pressure with finger to lid and press start button. Evidently the plastic lid distorts when closed and does not make electrical connection. Works OK now.
Posted on Jul 20, 2009
We discovered we were not moving the bags in far enough to be grabbed properly. After pushing in the bag before closing the unit we found it started sealing properly. This was on an older system, so be sure the bags you're sealling are between the black rubber rectanglar sections before closing the door.
If this is for a canister, be sure the rubber around the lid is seated properly. The rubber can be removed, cleaned and wiped dry. Clean out the lid and dry it too. Reseat the rubber seal and try again... Hope this helps.
Posted on Apr 24, 2010
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.
Posted on Aug 02, 2010
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I have seen many complaints about those things come to FixYa...It seems that the wire that makes the heat either becomes disconnected or breaks...as far as I can tell there is no fixing or replacement for that.
Wish that I could give you better news.....:-(
Posted on Sep 20, 2010
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