I got the vacuum sealer out to seal up a bag of pasta the other day and it didn't work. The motor would run, but it didn't pull the air out of the bag. The heat strip works fine also. I'm going to tear into this thing to see if I can fix it, but I was hoping that someone had a link to some repair manuals or had some recommendations. It's a FoodSaver brand, but I don't have the model number. I do know it is one of the low end models.
My thinking is that since the motor is running and the heat strip works, that the problem could be a disconnected hose or maybe clogged hose. Anyone know the diameter of the hoses used in these things? Any other ideas of how to fix this thing?
If I can't fix it I'll be getting a new one, but since it doesn't work any more, I can't break it any further.