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Instead of the machine I used a straw and the power of my own lungs. Put the meat in the bag then insert the straw and clamp the bag aroung it. Start sucking the air out of the bag then when you think you got all the air out start twisting the bag like a loaf of bread and continue sucking. Pull out the straw and tie the end of the bag up (I used some butchers twine). Worked like a charm. I got this method from another board member and decided to try it since I was having issues using the machine for the first time.