bronsht wrote:Thank you for your reply. From the beginning it has been this way. So was the hand held one I first had from a tv sales pitch which was hand held and that company was purchased by FS. I think either they are not high quality or else I simply don't do something correctly. Don't wish to trash a company and am willing to accept responsibility.
Foodsaver has changed hands once or twice over the years. I believe that Jarden Home Brands owns them now. They also own Ball/Kerr canning jars. They typically sell for $100-$150 & can be bought for less during semi annual promotions. Compare that to their competition which sells for 2-3 times as much. If you want high quality you'll have to spend more then what Foodsaver charges. That said your machine should have worked properly out of the box & if it didn't you should have had it replaced under the warranty.
I'm still using the same model V2480 Foodsaver I bought a decade ago. Had to modify it for manual control a few years ago when the lid latch broke as Jarden doesn't supply much in the way of replacement parts outside of the gasket set. Works even better then before since I now control when the vacuum process cuts off but I never had any issues with it sealing bags & jars.