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PROBLEM: FoodSaver fails to shut off and seal bag. After investigating this problem on two different models (V835 and Compact II), the problem was found to be that the vacuum pump was no longer able to produce a hard enough vacuum to trigger the sensor which initiates the heating strip which seals the bag.
SOLUTION: Replace entire unit. Do not waste your time or money buying a new heating strip, which is one of few replacement parts offered.
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Here are questions related to FoodSaver Reviews.
The local super market has a Rival Seal-a-Meal on sale for only $50. I have borrowed my friend's FoodSaver and it worked great. The cost of the Food Saver is the only reason I haven't already purchased one. I don't know anything about the Seal-a-Meal. Is it worth getting for $50?
By Jess from Hillsboro, OR
By susan 06/15/2011
Get on the Food Saver website and sign up for e-mails. They often have great sales. If you are not in a hurry to purchase one and can wait until after the holidays, you can buy one really cheap directly from the company.
Don't buy the Foodsaver v1205. It worked for a couple of months then quit! I will never buy another Foodsaver product.
D. from Mason City, IA
By gene mcpherson11/01/2009
I bought a tilia game saver turbo plus for 279.00 a plastic part where the vacuum lines connect broke I contacted the company. They wouldn't sell me a $1.00 part they want me to buy a new machine don't by foodsaver products.
By The Vak Shack09/13/2010
I've never had any problems with the Minipack machine. I have been selling these machines and discounted bags for quite a few years now. My family is in the commercial food equipment company which is how I got started. The bags I sell will work in ANY machine and they are reusable, etc. If you do large volumes I would suggest investing in a minipack sealer (around $299) and remember, they ultimately pay for themselves in the long-run!
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