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My Rival Seal A Meal will not vacuum out the air now. It runs

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My Rival Seal A Meal will not vacuum out the air now. It runs forever and the handsfree light no longer comes on. After an extended amout of time it will seal the bag, but the air is not out. Any suggestions? Unless I can get this problem solved, I will never buy another Rival Seal A Meal, as this is my third one in approx. 10 years.
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Small Appliance
Expert:  kingcobra80 replied 6 years ago.
Most likely you have a faulty gasket. It could be hard and not pliable enough to allow for a good seal. This is the most common problem. Another problem is poor quality bags. Buy name brand if possible. Contact rival for a replacement gasket.
Customer: replied 6 years ago.

I only use the Seal A Meal bags. I have looked through all of the links and there is not one place that sells the Seal A Meal gaskets, that I can find. They sell all kinds of gaskets, but not what I need.


Thanks for your help.

Expert:  kingcobra80 replied 6 years ago.
No problem! Have a Merry Christmas!
Customer: replied 6 years ago.


This is your answer? I guess I thought I was asking you to help me find a place to buy them. Forget it.

I'm through!

Expert:  kingcobra80 replied 6 years ago.
Here is a link to the parts you need: