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Old 08-28-2010, 02:49 PM
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Default Food Saver Malfunction?

I have a food saver mini.
It was working like a champ.......then it quit sealing.

When it was working, the light would come on.....then go off when it was sealed.
Now the light flashes, and the unit will not shut off and it gets HOT. I have to manually shut it down

What's up?
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Old 08-28-2010, 02:57 PM
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The flashing light indicates a problem of some sort. Vacuum pump clogged? Too much liquid in the heating element reservoir? Might just need a good cleaning.
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Old 08-28-2010, 04:25 PM
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If you've been going fast and furious, it may be too hot. Some units require a short waiting period between each sealing. Don't know the specs on yours, so this may not apply. Check the manual to see if your unit requires a pause.

This thought is in addition to Wayne's. Juices or powder (if you sealing dry stuff) may have something clogged.

Just 2-cents. Hope you get it working soon.

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