Foodsaver vacuum troubleshooting

Depending on the extent of a fault, repairs of vacuum cleaners can be assigned to a category of simple, medium and complex ones. There are mechanical and electric breakdowns. Only specialists of service centers are able to determine the complexity of repairs after certain diagnostics. The troubleshooting table with error codes for foodsaver vacuum cleaners below is an excellent assistant in this matter.

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Nothing Happens When the Lid is Pressed: 1. Make sure the power cord is firmly plugged into the electrical outlet.
2. Make sure the power cord is not damaged in any way.
3. Make sure the electrical outlet is operative by plugging in another appliance.
4. Wait 20 minutes to allow the appliance to cool off, and then try using it again. The appliance will shut off automatically if it becomes too hot. To keep the appliance from becoming too hot:
a. Wait at least 20 seconds for the appliance to cool down after vacuum packaging and/or sealing before attempting to vacuum and/or seal another bag.
b. Keep the lid open before vacuuming and/or sealing another bag
Air Is Not Removed From the Bag: 1. Make sure the open end of the bag is resting entirely inside the Vacuum Channel. Make sure you are not putting the edge of the bag beyond the Vacuum Channel.
2. Check the bag for leaks. Seal the bag with some air in it. Submerge it in water and apply pressure. Bubbles indicate a leak. If the bag has a leak, you need to use a new bag.
3. If using a custom-sized FoodSaver Bag, check the seal of the bag. There may be a wrinkle in the bag along the seal, which causes leakage and prevents air from being removed. Cut the bag and reseal the edge.
4. Do not attempt to make your own side seams for a FoodSaver Bag. They are manufactured with special side seams, which are sealed all the way to the outer edge. Making your own side seams may leave air pockets, which will cause leakage and prevent air from being completely removed.
Air Was Removed From the Bag, But Has Come Back Into the Bag: 1. Check the seal of the bag. There may be a wrinkle in the bag along the seal, which caused leakage and allowed air to come back into the bag. Cut the bag open and vacuum package it again.
2. Moisture or food material (i.e. juices, grease, crumbs, powders, etc.) along the seal may have caused leakage and allowed air to come back into the bag. Cut the bag open, wipe the top inside of the bag material to clear away any moisture or food residue, then vacuum package the bag again. See the “Food Preparation and Storage Guide” in this User Manual for guidelines for specific foods.
3. Food items with sharp edges may have punctured the bag. If you find a puncture hole, you will need to use a new FoodSaver Bag. Make sure to protect the bag from puncture holes by wrapping the items in cushioning material such as paper towels, styrofoam, tissue, etc.
4. If you find none of these conditions identified in 1-3 (above), and the bag appears to have air inside, fermentation or the release of natural gases from inside the foods may have occurred. This could indicate that the food may have begun to spoil and should be discarded.
The Bag Melts: The Sealing Strip may have become too hot. Always wait at least 20 seconds for the appliance to cool down before vacuuming and/or sealing another bag
The Bag Will Not Seal: Wait 20 minutes to allow the appliance to cool off, then try using it again. The appliance will shut off automatically if it becomes too hot. To help prevent the appliance from becoming too hot:
a. Wait at least 20 seconds for the appliance to cool down after vacuum packaging and/or sealing before attempting to vacuum and/or seal another bag.
b. Keep the lid open before vacuuming and/or sealing another bag.
The Mason Jar Will Not Vacuum: 1. Make sure the Jar Sealer is centered and pressed firmly over the lid on the Mason jar.
2. Make sure the rubber gasket on the Jar Sealer lid is free from food materials, crumbs, etc.
3. Make sure the rim of the Mason jar does not have any cracks or scratches. Any gaps can prevent a vacuum from forming.
4. Make sure you aren’t filling the Mason jar too full prior to vacuum packaging. Always leave at least one inch (1") between the contents and the lid.
5. Make sure the metal lid of the Mason jar is not bent.
6. Make sure the Accessory Hose is securely in the Accessory Port on the appliance and on the Jar Sealer.
The FoodSaver Designer Canister Will Not Vacuum: 1 Make sure the rubber gasket on the lid is free from food materials, crumbs, etc.
2 Make sure the rim of the canister does not have any cracks or scratches. Any gaps can prevent a vacuum from forming.
3 Make sure you aren’t filling the canister too full prior to vacuum packaging. Always leave at least one inch (1") between the contents and the lid.
4 Make sure the Accessory Hose is securely in the Accessory Port on the appliance and on the lid of the canister.
The FoodSaver Universal Lid, Bulk Storage Canister, Square Canister Will Not Vacuum: 1. When using the Universal Lid, make sure that the rim of the container is smooth and flat. Ragged edges will prevent the Universal Lid from forming a vacuum.
2. Make sure the rubber gaskets underneath the lids and the rim of the canisters are free from food materials, crumbs, etc.
3. Make sure the knob on the lid is closing and opening properly and that there are no food materials caught inside.
4. Make sure the Accessory Hose is securely in the Accessory Port on the appliance and on the lid of the canister.
The FoodSaver Bottle Stopper Will Not Vacuum: 1. Make sure the Bottle Stopper is fitting snugly inside the bottle. If it is loose, air may leak in and prevent a vacuum from forming.
2. Make sure the neck of the bottle and tip of the Accessory Hose are free from food materials, crumbs, etc. Any gaps will prevent a vacuum from forming.
3. Make sure the Accessory Hose is securely in the Accessory Port on the appliance and on the Bottle Stopper

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