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Sunbeam Foodsaver VS6100

Sunbeam Foodsaver VS6100 Questions & Answers

MPN: 36490830
2.3 from 4 reviews

10 questions from our users

Karen N.

Karen N.asked

Hi I have just purchased a vs 6000 the lid mechanism will not press down and lock for the green progress indicator lights to remain on as soon as I release the lid the lights go off and the unit ceases to continue to operate.

Karen Nolan

1 answer
Sunbeam
Brendan K.Sunbeam

Hi Karen,
The machine only operates when the lid is locked in. Once opened the power stops. Hope this helps.


Jacky H.

Jacky H.asked

Wow just got this 6100 and am so disappointed - had been using a borrowed Aldi one very successfully and thought Id get my own - chose a Sunbeam as a reward points offer and cant get it to vacuum seal my stuff - suppose to be organising my food for a four week camping trip what a disaster - what am I doing wrong - vacuums but doesnt seal

3 answers
Sunbeam
Customer C.Sunbeam

Hi Jacky H,
Just make sure you press firmly down on both sides with this one and always leave enough room in the bag to ensure it seals

Sunbeam
Customer C.Sunbeam

Jacky,
If this does not work please call us for assistance on 1300 881 861

Jacky H.
Jacky H.

Many thanks to Sunbeam for a quick response - I now have a replacement Foodsaver delivered to home - ready to use when I return from holidays- thank you so much


micky

mickyasked

Can I use 20cm roll with VS6100?

1 answer
Sunbeam
Customer C.Sunbeam

Hi micky,
Yes you can use the 20cm or the 28cm, whichever is most suitable.


kate

kateasked

We are having the same problem with machine turning on, we have used quite hard on it and the two green side buttons are out but still not working, returning to Harvey Norman, you would expect it from a $50 appliance not $179.

No answers

Michelle

Michelleasked

Some times it won’t seal the bag. I often have to have 2-3 goes

3 answers
mitchamus
mitchamus

If there’s any moisture in the join this will stop it sealing properly.

Wipe the join with paper towel, or make a dam between the food and the join with folded up paper towel... and/or use the moist food function....

Hope this helps...

Sunbeam
Customer C.Sunbeam

Hi Michelle,
Thank you for contacting Sunbeam. mitchamus is correct about any moisture being present. Please also check:
* Is rough side down on sealing strip?
* Are you leaving 7-10cm gap from food to cut edge of bag?
* Are there 2 foam seals in place - 1 at top and 1 at bottom?
* Have you tried swapping seals around or remove them to wash under warm water with detergent, rinse thoroughly then leave out to dry completely. This can bring back elasticity to foam.
* Is the top edge of the bag hovering above the drip tray and not right in the drip tray?
* If cutting bags from the role please ensure the scissors are very sharp. Blunt scissors or blades will affect the cut and can prevent air from being vacuumed out completely.
Hope this assists, Kind Regards Sunbeam

Michelle
Michelle

It was the first time I used it. I’ll give your suggestions a go next time


Debbie B.

Debbie B.asked

I can't get mine to do anything either, I can get a green light but it goes off and then I hit the "seal"button and nothing happens. Surely it shouldnt be this hard. I think its going back.

2 answers
mitchamus
mitchamus

The green light goes off while it’s actually sealing, and then lights up again when done if I remember correctly.

Sunbeam
Customer C.Sunbeam

Hi Debbie B,
Thank you for contacting Sunbeam. Please call us on 1300 881 861 for further assistance. Kind Regards,
Sunbeam


Val

Valasked

How do you turn power on as my brand new device doesn’t appear to have power? This is despite trying different power points.

3 answers
Sunbeam
Customer C.Sunbeam

Hi Val,
Thank you for contacting Sunbeam. We recommend placing the VS6100 on a bench top approx waist height. Then place base of your thumbs/palms on your hand on each side and lean into the unit. The more pressure you apply you will find the buttons on each side will pop out and the light will stay on. Please call us on 1300 881 861 if you continue to have difficulties.

mitchamus
mitchamus

Hi Val- press HARD twice on both sides till you see the green stripes pop out on the buttons, then the power light will come on. Once you get it once- you will see what needs to be done. Hope this helps..

CarolB
CarolB

I had to come here to find the answer to this problem. Thanks Sunbeam. Does it get any easier with time because I have weak wrists and this will be problematic for me?


Vibby

Vibbyasked

Having been through all the above I have difficulties to suck the air out. It says vacuum but it just seals the pouch. Please give me some advice. Thank you.

2 answers
mitchamus
mitchamus

How far are you placing the bag inside the machine? It should go over the removable drain part- you can even tuck the lip of the bag down into the drain if you like.

Also make sure that the open end of the bag is completely clean before sealing. The trick here is to fold down about 3cm of the opening before you put the food in. This makes sure that it won’t touch the food going in and stays clean.

Try something easy to seal like uncooked rice as a test, and ensure you do the above 2 tips.

If it still is not working- perhaps return it, or call sunbeam phone support?

Hope this helps...

Sunbeam
Customer C.Sunbeam

HI Vibby, most of the time if the machine is not vacuuming it is due to the bag not being placed right into the channel.
It needs to be tucked right in with none of it hanging out. If this is done correctly you will be able to vacuum. However if it still does not after trying this please return to store of purchase.


JanP

JanPasked

When sealing canisters it wont turn off once the green dimple depresses, have to press the seal button - why?

No answers

JV61

JV61asked

I just purchased this unit today. I cannot get it to even turn on. I have tried everything. I will be returning it to DJs but just wondering if I’m doing something basically wrong?

2 answers
mitchamus
mitchamus

Yes- I had this issue too- you need to press quite firmly on the sides until you see green on the two buttons at the sides that pop out. You need to click the lid down twice.

One this happens, you will see a green light come on on top, and you are ready to go.

Keep pressing HARD... you will get it once it happens the first time.

Hope this helps

JV61
JV61

Thanks so much. I did read some reviews that said the same thing so went back and tried again and got it to work. Seems like a very silly design but have managed to get it going and is now working fine. I have a real issue with the lack of decent instructions from an Australian company. I did ask the David Jones lady for a demonstration and she said that would not be possible as they didn’t get any to try. It would make sense and then they could avoid unnecessary returns and heaps of angst.


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