I was vac packing a bunch of blackeyed peas that I got on sale at chinamart (25 CENTS for a 1 lb package) I went to make my next bag, and it didn't seal across the end. Tried several times with the same result, so I thought I overheated the sealing strip and went to bed. Got up this morning and it is still doing the same thing, so it is toast. My Foodsaver has been a trusty appliance for several years. She was a 380 model. I have been secretly coveting a newer model, one that will seal unfrozen meats, and chips without crushing them. Guess the old girl got wind of that and decided to help me out.