Question about FoodSaver Vacuum Food Sealer - V3840
I buy rolls of bags you cut size of bag you want push the seal button then stick the bag in to seal one end then you put in food then put bag in press seal it pulls out air and seals but the heat strip does not get hot enough to melt the bag that's the problem the heating stipe does not get hot I am using food saver bag rolls
Could be the heating element (wire that gets hot enough to melt plastic) is going bad, how long have you been sealing bags with the unit? If you have used it for some time there is the possibility of build up plastic/residue on the the wire or the surface that actually comes in contact with the bag as I would suspect there is a coated surface the element heats up as opposed to the element / wire coming in contact with the plastic itself!
Posted on Nov 20, 2017
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Does it hum as though it's vacuuming? If not, it's probably broken - the vacuum pump is out. It's cheaper to get a new one than attempt to get the old one fixed. If it hums, then replace any hoses you find or the foam around the drip tray.
Posted on Dec 06, 2014
SOURCE: Trying to vacuum and seal the broccoli after blanching, cooling and letting it drain. It won't seal the bags. It vacuums the liquid til the tray fills, then shuts off. I start over. How to fix this?
I usually freeze the bag before sealing that way the food is not dry when wanting to use it. pour as much water off as you can tho hope it works for U also I freeze many pounds of fresh fish that way also
Posted on Jul 28, 2015
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