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I am having the same problem.. any answers??

FoodSaver Smart... | Answered on Sep 29, 2020


Have you checked to see if the element is intact?

if not, http://www.elementsandmore.com/

FoodSaver V3420... | Answered on Oct 24, 2018


Perhaps the bags you are using are not suitable. If they are too thin it will not vacuum air out.

FoodSaver Vac... | Answered on May 02, 2018


Pull out the long rubber piece on the top, clean any debris, replace firmly.

FoodSaver V3240... | Answered on Nov 19, 2017


Sounds like the foam seals are leaking. Go to their website to get replacement parts.

FoodSaver V3880... | Answered on May 28, 2016


Clean the two little contacts on the tray. Make absolutely sure there isn't anything across the two wires that run the length of the tray. It doesn't take much to trigger the light.

FoodSaver V3880... | Answered on May 28, 2016


Does it try to vacuum but never flattens the bag? Make sure the bag you are using is completely sealed on the opposite end. Otherwise, the seal on the sealer is probably allowing air to leak into the sealer. If it has a foam sealer, I've found it sometimes helps to run the foam sealer under water, squeeze out the excess water, reinsert the foam sealer (make sure it is seated all the way) and then try again to seal the bag.

FoodSaver Food... | Answered on Mar 07, 2016


That could be a bad foam seal not completing suction, A piece of debris that got sucked into vacuum line and or in pump, or in some cases a crack in a elbow or pump housing.

FoodSaver Vacuum... | Answered on Feb 05, 2016


wow when I ran my food business I seemed the only one that could get this thing to seal right every night , Im gonna say it was because I wasn't in a big hurry , these machines work great but there not fast it takes sometimes 5/10 minutes to get a good seal on them , and you cant overload them either , when it comes to these less is more , makes for a easier time using them

allow the food to stop about two inches from top edge of bag , and wipe any loose food from the sealing surface (inside) as this will affect the seal as well

FoodSaver V3420... | Answered on Jan 19, 2016


press release on top cover , I had someone use mine 1ce and they pressed "seal" with no bag in machine it did exactly that it stuck closed, tight too !! one touch of release button on top cover and it popped open

FoodSaver V3250... | Answered on Jan 15, 2016


The heater bar is too hot. Allow it to cool for a while before resuming sealing.

FoodSaver Tilia... | Answered on Dec 27, 2015


I experienced the same problem yesterday. I somehow stumbled across the fix. I had the unit unplugged and used my thumbs to forcefully pull down the door (didn't use the handle). Once I discovered I could force it down with my thumbs, I plugged it back in while holding the door down and it seemed to reset itself and now works perfectly!
Good luck!

FoodSaver V3250... | Answered on Dec 17, 2015


you are not using a "good" bag. Make sure there are no holes and that the bottom and sides of the bag are properly sealed. It will run all day and not pull the air out if the seal is broken anywhere.

FoodSaver V3840... | Answered on Nov 14, 2015

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