I totally agree with erain these units are extreamly easy to clean and almost anyone with a high school education can repair them. I bought mine used on E-Bay for about $150 bucks. Mine needed a good cleaning New gaskets and a new bag cutter, all for an additional $30 bucks. These units are very easy to clean, as all you do is put some water with some antibiotic dish cleaner in it, and litterly suck it thru the Vacupack. Don't try that with a food saver. Here is the site that tells you how to trouble shoot and fix the Vacupack. http://web.iwebcenters.com/professio...ng/Nozzel.ivnu
I couldn't find a site or parts for the channel type Foodsaver. I think the old addage Pay me now, or pay me later seems to well fit this machine. I found out that my new/old vacupack was used for a commercial type venture, and that the former owners gave up on it only because they didn't know how to service it.
Anyone who gets one of these will not be sorry, they will last a lifetime if treated properly. Also you wont have to pre freeze to vacumme seal your fresh fish or meat. Important !!!!!!! remember this unit is the snorkel type, and not the channel.
Here is a web site on trouble shooting and repair, that all can be done from at home. CHeck this out!!!!http://web.iwebcenters.com/professio...ng/Nozzel.ivnu
These units can be found used on E-Bay, just remember that you are looking for the snorkel type, and not the channel type.
Thanks DennisP.S. I don't own stock in this company, but I wished I did!!!!!!!!