Foodsaver V850 just keeps sucking

Discussion in 'Slicers, Grinders, Tools, Equipment' started by lookwow, Mar 27, 2013.

  1. lookwow

    lookwow Smoke Blower

    LIke the title says. It just keeps vacuuming and never seals. Im using the roles and it seals the one end but when i put the food in it just keeps sucking and never seals. It seems to be getting the air out so not sure why it wont seal.

    Anyone have this happen to them??
  2. jp61

    jp61 Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    May have a bad vacuum switch?

    Does the bag actually start to and shrink tight on to the item inside of it? If not, either you're not placing the bag's open edge into the sealer far enough or the bag is wrinkled or seals are worn out/split/torn/missing etc. If it is pulling a strong vacuum but not sealing, I'd say it has a bad vacuum switch, which would probably start the seal cycle if it senses enough of a vacuum. Just guessing.....never worked on one.
    Last edited: Mar 27, 2013
  3. z
    Last edited: Oct 16, 2013
  4. lookwow

    lookwow Smoke Blower

    thanks for the replies guys. I figured it out. It was the metal ribbon that that seals it. It got pulled down a little and must not of been making a good seal. Moved it back up a little and now its working.
  5. jp61

    jp61 Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Nice! Glad you got it working!
  6. z
    Last edited: Oct 16, 2013

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