Thanks for all the replies. I did place an order for more bags, bigger than previous, and still can’t get them to work with my sealer.
I did try the suggestions offered above. The bag doesn’t look great, lots of wrinkles. Seems to be more wrinkles as the days go forward. It appears to be working, I think. I’m 16 days into my second attempt. The fridge doesn’t have any off smells/odors and the bag seems to be odor free. Will know more next Friday when removed from the bag.