Question about Rival VS230 Seal A Meal Vacuum Food Sealer

2 Answers

Had a Rival VS110 Seal-a-meal vacume good sealer given to me for a gift and when I try to close the lid to lock it the catches on each side won't give to allow it to shut.

Posted by claire_whitn on

  • Anonymous Mar 17, 2014

    seal a meal will pull air out but will not seal the bag.

  • Anonymous Mar 25, 2014

    unit will not close even when I lean heavily on it.The clips on the top do not click in the corresponding slots. What should I do?

×

Ad

2 Answers

Anonymous

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    New Friend:

    An expert that has 1 follower.

    Mayor:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 2 times.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer

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

Ad

Grady Bledsoe

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer

Or your latch tabs are broken off and there is nothing there to latch with.

Posted on Jul 21, 2013

  • 1 more comment 
  • Grady Bledsoe Jul 21, 2013

    or your latch tabs are broken off and there is nothing there to latch with.

  • Grady Bledsoe Jul 21, 2013

    or your latch tabs are broken off and there is nothing there to latch with. I called them to see if I could get replacement parts but the dont have them. Like they didnt know this little piece of plastic would ever break.

  • Grady Bledsoe Jul 21, 2013

    well after three tries. now all three of my solutions are here. this web site acts funny.

×

Ad

Add Your Answer

×

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Do they make special bags for this unit


They do! You can get them on the Seal-A-Meal website or even on Amazon. Here's a link.

Vacuum Sealers Accessories

Nov 20, 2015 | Rival VS107 Seal A Meal Vacuum Food Sealer

1 Answer

Nedd the new tape for a seal a meal machine, rival


dated: Wednesday, November 20th, 2013
Call:
Rival Customer Service at 1-800-557-4825

Nov 13, 2013 | Rival VS230 Seal A Meal Vacuum Food Sealer

1 Answer

Looking for Manual for Rival Gourmet Seal a meal Vacuum food sealer VS110 B


http://www.sealameal.com/manuals/MANUALS/VS107_43_26445081.PDF

Nov 13, 2012 | Kitchen Appliances - Others

1 Answer

When I go to SEAL, it burns a small hole clear thru the bag. One little metal peice on the sealing strip has burned right thru the white heating strip, therefore, it isn't sealing completely.


You need new tape to replace the one presently covering the heat element. You can get a roll of it for just US$7.99. Look at the FixYa question "where [or how maybe] can I get a new tape." I think that you have to be sure that the heat element is flat. I bought a used unit with that problem and the element had somehow gotten bent. Ordered the tape this morning and the cost is worth the hopeful fix.

Jul 30, 2012 | Rival VS230 Seal A Meal Vacuum Food Sealer

1 Answer

Need upper and lower sealing gaskets for Rival Seal-A-Meal VS107


I've been told you can order replacement gaskets from Rival, about $6/set 1-800-557-4825 and $8 shipping, so may want to stock up (prices were quoted from 2012)

Sep 02, 2011 | Rival VS107 Seal A Meal Vacuum Food Sealer

1 Answer

Stopped sealing the bags, does not vacuum 3 week old machine


Did the clip break that holds the sealing nozzle in place? If so, use a chopstick to hold the lock and seal unit in place. I place a little scotch tape on the chopstick, place it all the way across the sealing nozzle. You may have to really press on the lid to shut it, but it works. If it's not the clip, maybe you have a blocked hole or the sealing unit needs cleaned out really well. Good luck!

May 05, 2011 | Rival VS230 Seal A Meal Vacuum Food Sealer

1 Answer

How do you make a bag from a roll for a vs240


place the end of the roll just past the wire heating element into the sealer and press and hold the lid closed until the cycle finishes. (I usually do this twice in a slightly different place). Remove the roll and cut the plastic back far enough into the roll for the bag you are going to fill. Leave enough space to seal the bag after you have filled it. Seal the filled bag according to the instructions.

Dec 29, 2010 | Rival VS230 Seal A Meal Vacuum Food Sealer

1 Answer

The small white clip that keeps the nozzle cage dowmn is broken. Can i get it replaced?


Mine broke too.. I contacted Seal-a-meal, and for my machine, they don't make replacement parts anymore. BUT, here's what I did and it works great. I place a chopstick across the length of the lock and seal nozzle...I use a little scotch-tape to hold it in place.. When you shut the lid, it applies enough pressure to the nozzle, to start pulling air out of the bags. I do have to lean or push down hard on the lid, to get it to lock into place, before sealing, but the chopstick works wonderful...I am not going to buy a whole new seal-a-meal when this works so terrific. In fact, I just seal-a-mealed 8 bags of beans this afternoon. Try it before you go out and buy another machine.

Nov 30, 2010 | Rival VS230 Seal A Meal Vacuum Food Sealer

1 Answer

Just bought the seal a meal vs230 plugged it in and nothing happens. What is the problem?


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.

Nov 22, 2010 | Rival VS230 Seal A Meal Vacuum Food Sealer

1 Answer

Birth day gift 6 months ago. last took it out and use. vacuum motor is not working on the brand new machine?


Is it working at all or just no vacuum. Try blowing thru the device. I have used water to get mine going before thru the plastic hose coupling.

Nov 02, 2010 | Rival VS230 Seal A Meal Vacuum Food Sealer

Not finding what you are looking for?
Rival VS230 Seal A Meal Vacuum Food Sealer Logo

Related Topics:

1,279 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Rival Kitchen Appliances - Others Experts

Michael Thomas
Michael Thomas

Level 3 Expert

3053 Answers

Paul Carew

Level 3 Expert

3518 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22485 Answers

Are you a Rival Kitchen Appliances - Other Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...