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My seal a meal won't stay sealed Answered

I'm having issues with my seal a meal. Most of the time it will seal it just fine but other times it will look sealed but after it sits for a little bit it lets air in. Does anybody have any idea what the problem would be or have you had this issue? I'm really hoping it can be fixed and I don't have to buy a new unit.

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Downunder35m
Downunder35m

4 years ago

One thing with them is that the bag really should be dry where you seal.
If in doubt use a paper towel or better toilet paper to clean off any remaining liquids on the bag.
If sealing in meat or fish often a lot of juice can come out, a rolled up piece of paper towel will catch that and makes sure the seal area is dry.
Especially if oily or greasy you won't be able to get a good seal.
No matter what I always use at least two sealing rounds before leaving it.
Soup or similar is put upright in the freezer first and once frozen the bag is cleaned and dried then sealed.

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Quadrifoglio
Quadrifoglio

4 years ago

Does this happen when you do an occasional bag or when you have been doing lots of bags? If it is "occasional", you may need to warm it up by sealing a scrap bag, If it is "lots", you may need to give it some cool down time during sealing (30 seconds to 2 minutes per Seal-a-Meal).

Also, some people make a manual second seal when they don't trust the first.

Bag sealing is heat, pressure, time, materials, and holding it still while it heats and cools. One of these is always the culprit for bad seals.