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Sorry to hear of your frustration. And the approach you and he took was proper. No you need not have to use the mouse cut in half as long as your diagonal seals were good. The issue is not the UMAi Dry® bag, but instead your V4840 sealer. You should have been able to seal the corners using the Seal Only setting. During those seals you are not vacuuming the air out. The most logical reason for not sealing the corners was due to the vacuum “brain” thinking it had not gotten all of the air out. I use an older, less sophisticated FS which has a manual seal button which over rides the “brain”.
I applaud you for was sticking with the first bag! Too often people will say they went through 3 or 4 bags! I must have practiced sealing my first bag 7 or 8 times until I learned how my FS was going to react to the bag. Key here is the FS is made to act with its proprietary style of bag and is always looking to vacuum the air before sealing.
Remember small pockets of air may still exist. but they pose no problem. As long as 75 to 80% surface bond that is sufficient.