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Operation; Speed Control - Craftsman 113.177035 Owner's Manual

16 gallon cord retractor wet/dry vac
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Operation
WARNING
To reduce the risk of fire or explosion,
do not operate
this vac in areas with
flammable
gases, vapors or explosive
dust in the air. Flammable
gases or
vapors
include
but are not limited to; lighter fluid, solvent type cleaners,
oil-
base paints, gasoline,
alcohol
or aerosol
sprays.
Explosive
dusts include but
are not limited to; coal, magnesium,
grain or gun powder.
Do not vacuum
explosive
dust, flammable
or combustible
liquids or hot ashes. Do not use
this vac as a sprayer. To reduce the risk of health hazards from vapors or
dusts,
do not vacuum toxic materials.
CAUTION:
To reduce
risk of hearing
damage
wear ear protectors
when
using the vac for extended
hours or
when using it in a noisy area. The
operation
of any utility vac can
result in foreign
objects
being
blown into the eyes, which can
result in severe eye damage.
Always
wear safety goggles
complying
with
ANSI Z87.1 (shown
on Package)
before commencing
operation.
Safety Goggles
are available
at
Sears retail stores.
To reduce the risk of electric
shock, this
appliance
has a polarized
plug (one blade
is wider than the other). This plug will fit in
a polarized
outlet only one way. If the plug
does not fit fully in the outlet, reverse the
plug. If it still does not fit, contact a quali-
fied electrician
to install the proper outlet.
Do not change
the plug in any way.
3-Position
Switch
• "HI" position will operate
at full power.
• "OFF" turns vac off.
• "VAR" allows you to run vac at different
power settings
by using the VARIABLE
SPEED CONTROL.
This allows you to "Dial Down" the suction
of the vac for use on carpet, curtains
or
whenever
you need less than full power.
Vacuuming
Dry Materials
1. The filter must always be in correct
position to avoid leaks and possible
damage
to vac.
2. When using your vac to pick up very
fine dust, it will be necessary
for you to
empty the drum and clean the filter at
more frequent
intervals
to maintain
peak vac performance.
NOTE: A dry filter is necessary
to pick up
dry material,
tf you use your vac to pick up
dust when the filter is wet, the filter will
clog quickly and be very difficult to clean.
3. If your filter is wet but you need to use
the vac to pick up dry material,
you can
quickly dry the filter by running the vac
without
hose attached
for 10 minutes.
The clean air rushing through the vac
will help dry the filter.
The optional
Craftsman
Fine Particle Fil-
ter, stock number
9-17918 will do a better
job stopping the very fine particles
than
the 9-17816
filter. This filter will stop
99.99%
of all particles
as small as .75
micron.
Vacuuming
Liquids
1. When picking up small amounts of liq-
uid the filter may be left in place.
2. When picking up large amounts
of liq-
uid we recommend
that the filter be
removed.
If the filter is not removed,
it
will become saturated
and misting
may
appear in the exhaust.
I CAUTION:
Do not remove the filter
cage or float. It is there to shut off air-
flow when the drum is full of liquids.
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