Repairing a Foodsaver?

February 3, 2020

I have a Food Saver V4400 series vacuum sealer. I need an unusual repair. The sealer works great and it still seals very well. The problem is, I cannot open the pull out drip tray, it's closed tight and I cannot get it open. It is no longer under warranty so I cannot send it back to FoodSaver.


Any suggestions?


February 4, 20201 found this helpful
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Try WD-40 and use the red tube. Practice first so you know how it works. Then put the tube with can right into the tray spaces that need to be loosened and spray quickly down the edge fast because so much spray comes out an once


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February 4, 20204 found this helpful
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This is taken directly from FoodSaver on how to open the door that is stuck. You can try this one and see if it works for you. Quote - Turn Foodsaver unit on and press the cancel button. That should release the unit for cleaning.

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May 12, 2018

I just bought a Foodsaver 5200 and the vacuum part isn't the greatest. I've had one thing out of about 15 bags seal where the contents do not move around and have air in it.

Please help.

Foodsaver Not Working Properly - vacuum bag


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May 13, 20180 found this helpful

If you just bought it, I would take it back to the store and exchange it.


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May 13, 20180 found this helpful

If this is new then take it back to the store that you bought it, if they give you any trouble then get in touch with the manufacture giving the model number and description.


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May 13, 20180 found this helpful

Vacuum Sealing Troubleshooting:

If you're still experiencing problems, I would take the machine back for either an exchange, or refund.


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May 14, 20180 found this helpful

Definitely take it back for one that works. I just did that with a mixer that would not go past speed one. Sometimes they are just faulty and it's not you.


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May 14, 20180 found this helpful

If your Foodsaver is new then you should return it just in case it is a "lemon".

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January 30, 2017

I am looking for parts and repair help for my Food Saver Professional II?



May 24, 20190 found this helpful

I have a barely used model still in original packaging I will sell you.

August 11, 20190 found this helpful

Hello. Do you still have the gasket for the FoodSaver II?

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December 4, 2014

When we set up and turn on the machine it does not suck the air out of the bag. It sounds like it is sucking, but bag is not deflating.

By Chris D.


December 6, 20140 found this helpful

Does your food saver have the ability to vacuum seal jars? If so make sure the lever is turned to the bag position if it has one.


You can put your finger over the little hole where the tube goes to see if it is trying to draw a vacuum there.

April 3, 20190 found this helpful

Will seal but not suck air out

December 31, 20230 found this helpful

Food saver not sucking air out of the bags

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November 30, 2010

I have a Foodsaver Professional II manufactured by Tilia, Inc. As you all know they always break after the 1 year warranty and when you call them there are no parts, or service, the rec told me to throw it away. Why not it only cost $254.00 dollars? I am trying to buy a another one to use for parts. So if you have one or know where I can get one please contact me through this site. Thanks.

By HARVEY from Emporia, VA


December 2, 20100 found this helpful

Go online to this web site, they have replacement parts and service.

April 20, 20110 found this helpful

I have the FoodSaver II you need it just gave out on me after 15 years wish it could be fixed all the new ones don't seem to last Do you still need one?

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December 24, 2014

The light for full tray is on. The trays are empty and clean. It will not operate at all.

By N. Laird


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December 24, 20140 found this helpful

You can contact the manufacturer online or the store where purchased for an answer.

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June 10, 2010

I need the electrical schematics for my Foodsaver Professional II. It worked great for 15 years and all of a sudden I've got 3 blinking LEDS and it doesn't work.

I thank all of you for any help you can give me.

By Greg from CA


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June 10, 20100 found this helpful

This might be the life time expectancy for this item. Try checking for the availability on ebay and you might find a date to go by in the info, contact the manufacturer.


Sometimes fixing things at that age are more expensive than a new one. Sorry.

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November 20, 2014

I can not get the tray light to go out. I cleaned both the upper and lower tray. The light still will not go out.

By Mike M.

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November 6, 2014

Where can I get a gasket for the Food Saver Professional lll?

By Les C from Terrace BC, Canada

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April 29, 2014

Broken piston.The piston broke in my Foodsaver Professional III Sealer. Does anyone know where to get a replacement?

By Monika E.

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November 28, 2010

Can the bottom of a Food Saver model 8000 be opened to re-insert the vacuum hose?

By jw6442 from Henderson, NV

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