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Foodsaver v3420 Sealer will not seal a bag, You put it in like you're instructed to do and push the seal button and the light comes on but nothing happens, Left it for 10 minutes with the light on and still no seal! You can push the seal button and the pump runs but it will not seal up a bag!

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It's broken, it should heat up and seal.
Contact the manufacturer here: Sites food saver Site

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