Impulse sealer stopped working

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  1. Dec 18, 2016 #1

    dixiedragon

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    Trying to wrap the last of my soaps for Christmas gifts. The light still comes on but it doesn't get hot. Any ideas for a fix?
     
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    Figured it out - the wire broke! It took me a while to notice it. This thing hasn't even done 500 bags - I know b/c I ordered a package of 500 and I still have about half of them. GRRR!
     
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    I hate it when new stuff breaks. At least it's an easy and fairly inexpensive fix even if the timing is inconvenient.

    Glad you figured it out!
     
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    This happened to mine too. My impulse sealer came with a replacement wire, so I'm using that right now. I do think I had the heat set too high, and now I am being more careful about scraping off any bits of the shrink wrap between each time I seal. I think I will take reinbeau's advice and order a round wire to have on hand, since this replacement one will probably break too.
     
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    I do have a replacement wire....that I can't find! Soaps may not be wrapped this year.
     
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    If you have a foodsaver, it works in a pinch, just put to seal only.
     
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    half jokingly... will the cheapest Wilton "wire" cake slicer and the burner on the stove work in a pinch - on a silicone mat placed on top of an upside down cookie sheet?
     

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