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post #31 of 50

I purchased the tape from McMaster-Carr and it fixed the problem. Thanks for the advice!

post #32 of 50

We have found it a bit frustrating as well that you cannot purchase replacement strips and wires from FoodSaver.  We are a website that primarily sells replacement kits for heat impulse sealers.  Sealers including FoodSavers will naturally go through sealing strips and wires as a part of "wear and tear".

 

We started making sealing wires for customers looking for replacement part so we started carrying them online now.  http://www.elementandteflon.com/foodsaverparts

 

We also came up with an instruction guide for changing out the heating wire as well - http://www.elementandteflon.com/blog/post/2834846

post #33 of 50

Those of you with the Food Saver dilemma I got the answer.. I have teflon tape that will solve your problem.

Let me know what length the heat sealer is on your food saver. Cost is $7.99 for 13 to 15 inches including postage.

Any questions contact me at  ccammisuli@comcast.net

post #34 of 50

I have the teflon strips for the Foodsaver sealer 13 1/2 " strip is $7.99 Including postage.

 

Contact me at    ccammisuli@comcast.net

post #35 of 50

No

Just go to ccammisuli@comcast.net and ask for the Foodsaver teflon tape it costs $7.99 for 13.5 to 15.0 " including shipping and handling. GUARANTEED THE BEST FIX

THANKS

post #36 of 50

Don't bother calling them they won't help you. If you need to replace the teflon tape on your FoodSaver Vacuum sealer,  I have it Send $7.99 ( Includes shipping and Handling) to my Paypal address casinofish1@hotmail.com Please let me know what the length of the teflon is on your machine.

 

Thank you

You can email me at ccammisuli@comcast.net

post #37 of 50

ENOUGH ALREADY!

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post #38 of 50

Hi!

 

In searching for a replacement gasket for my Foodsaver I came across this website: http://www.elementandteflon.com/

 

They say they are now the source for replacement elements for Foodsaver. Not sure if they have what you need, but figured a glance couldn't hurt.

 

Adelle

post #39 of 50

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post #40 of 50

I know this is an old post, but I just found it a few days ago.  I pulled out my old ultra unit as I setting up house again.  I sealed one bag and the tape came off with the bag.  I tried putting it back on a few times and it sealed, but that would get old doing it each time.  So off to google I went looking for some glue to fix it.  I stumbled into this thread and wanted to say thanks even though I doubt many of the users will see it.  I ordered the tape from McMaster-Carr on Monday and it arrived today, Wed.  I'm in CA so it's only about 75 miles away.  That's still pretty excellent service.  I cut a piece leaving enough to tuck into the slots on the edges and ran my finger from right to left and tada, she seals like new.  Again thanks for the great info.  Now I'll have backup tape when this piece wears out.  For me, I'm sure the 5 years of storage didn't do the unit any good, but most of my plastic stuff still looks and works great.  The ultra is yellowed but now works. 

post #41 of 50

Go to sausagemaker.com-- they sell vacume bags in 100 pkg lots--three sizes- I have used them with my Foodsaver and have had no problem.-- plus you can also reuse them-- there is a shipping cost but you are getting 100 bags. By the way-- for those of us who have had problems with the rubber gaskets--just dampen them down with a sponge -- that usually lasts for at least a dozen or so seals until you have to dampen them again-- better than purchasing new ones from Foodsaver at $3.00 each (I think that is the price for one gasket -- not a set of two-but I'm not sure) and then add shipping......shameful.  Have you tried using a stip of heavy duty aluminum for your sealing problem--just a thought?

 

good luck

 

   

post #42 of 50

I will never buy another FoodSaver product!  I intend to spend the rest of my life bad-mouthing this product. It is pure junk and should be taken off the market. I will try to help in that effort.

 

I have a FoodSaver (mod. unknown) and it has been used exactly 3 times and sealed 10 bags. Now, when I need it, the heat bar will not work. No heat at all thus no seal. Tried as others have and customer service should really disconnect the number as was told to buy a new unit.  I may do that, but be guaranteed, it will not be a FoodSaver.

 

Thanks for reading.   OT

 

PS:  Stay clear of FoodSaver products.

post #43 of 50

Oletrapper,

 

Sorry you had such a bad experience, my FoodSavers, I have three, have worked very well for nearly ten years and continue to serve me well.

 

Perhaps you should contact customer service, if yours has been used that little, it still must be under warranty.
 

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post #44 of 50

Thanks Pete,  The FoodSaver unit is over 5 years old. As I mentioned, it has not been used very much. Still in the original box with accessories. Oh well. Maybe they just go bad if not used?

I am searching for another brand today.

post #45 of 50

Not sure if this was available when the original post was submitted, but elementsandmore.com/foodsaverparts has sealing elements for the FoodSavers.

post #46 of 50
Does anyone know of a Canadian source for the Teflon tape? I used keywords from the McMaster-Carr site and ended up with this:
www.uline.ca/BL_3120/Fiberglass-Tape-Coated-with-Teflon-PTFE?pricode=DD599&gclid=CKePnYGivrwCFdFAMgodinwAaw&gclsrc=aw.ds
The Fiberglas throws me.
post #47 of 50

I believe all of the teflon tapes are on a fiberglas base

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post #48 of 50
Thanks. As much as I love my FoodSaver GameSavef, I'm already seeing problems in manufacturing in less than three weeks of ownership. Knowing most problems can be fixed by owners will ease my trepidation.

Great thread. Great resource!
post #49 of 50
Like several others, "Food Saver" has become a dirty word! My unit has lost its suck ability and I'm relatively sure its the Gaskets. My dilemma is that food saver won't ship to US Territories, or to PO Boxes. The service rep I spoke with was not very user friendly and offered no options on how to get replacements.
I've tried a few other places and they either don't carry the items or their out. I've used the machine perhaps 50 times in the last 3 years and I'm down and out because of a couple of rubber gaskets! Apparently your not suppose to close the lid tightly as this compresses the two gaskets.
I did find a place in Canada that would ship out to Guam, but I simply refuse to pay more for shipping and two gaskets then I paid initially for the whole $@#%*+ machine !

Thanks for listening.
post #50 of 50

@Cooking on Guam, remove the gaskets and soak them in hot water with a little dish detergent, agitate and squeeze them a few times, rinse thoroughly, squeeze dry, and finish drying on a cloth or paper towel. Once they are "bone dry" reinstall.

 

In a pinch, remove the gaskets and line the bottom of each gasket trough with heavy cotton twine, then replace gaskets.

 

Do you know anyone in the Continental US that could order replacements and ship to you?

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