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Maintenance - Craftsman 113.178060 Owner's Manual

12&16 gallon double insulated wet-dry vac
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Draining the Drum
WARNIING: To avoid injury from accidental starting,
unplug power cord before emptying the drum.
1. Your vac has a drain for easy emptying of liquids.
Simply unscrew the drain cap and lift slightly to
empty the drum of liquid.
2. You may remove the top section
of the vac as
described
in assembly
section
and dump
the
contents
into a proper waste disposal container.
Blowing
Feature
1. Your vac has limited
capabilities
for blowing
because of the unique method of exhausting
air.
MAINTENANCE
FILTER
MAINTENANCE
WARNING: To avoid injury from accidental starting,
unplug power cord before changing or cleaning
filter.
NOTICE:
Thi_ filter is made of high quality paper designed to
stop very small particles
of dust. The filter can be
used
for
wet or dry pick
up. Handle
the filter
carefully
when removing
to clean or installing
it.
Creases
in
the
filter
pleats
may occur
from
installation
but
creases
will
not
affect
the
performance
of the filter.
Removal
To remove the old filter for cleaning or replacement
remove the nut and the bottom plate from the filter
and lift the filter off the cage.
CAUTION: To avoid damage to the blower wheel,
always; reinstall the filter before using the vac.
Installation
To ensure a proper seal clean the lid area where the
filter
will set. Slide the new filter
over the cage.
Replace plate then run nut down threads finger tight
only. Do not overtighten
as this will cause deforma-
tion on"cracks in the filter.
WARNING: Do not remove the filter cage. It is there
to help prevent your fingers from getting into the
blower wheel.
Cleaning
Your filter should be cleaned often to maintain peak
performance. Dry filter before storing or picking up
dry debris.
Dry Filter
To remove dry debris gently tap the filter against the
inside wall of your waste container and the debris
will loosen and fall. Some removal of dry debris can
be accomplished
by slapping
your hand on top of
the lid while the vac is off and lid is still on the drum.
Wet Filter
To clean a wet filter you can run water from a garden
hose through
it. Take care that the water pressure
from the hose is not strong enough to damage the
filter.
However,
you may use the vac to blow
sawdust
off of your
tools
or workbench
by placing
the
hose in the exhaust
port.
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Cord Wrap
1, When finished using your vac, unplug the cord
and wrap it around the motor cover.
Moving the Vac
1. Should it become necessary to pick the vac up to
move it DO NOT pick the vac up by the lid
handles. To avoid dropping vac due to latch
release or part breakage; pick the vac up by the
lip of the dust drum.
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I_"-------
NUT
-.------ BOTTOM
PLATE
4------ F ILTER
4.
FILTER
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IMPORTANT:
Dry the filter before storing or picking
up dry debris. You may run the vac with the filter in
place to speed up drying. Check the filter for tears or
small holes. Even a small hole can cause a lot of dust
to come out of your vac. Do not use a filter with holes
or tears in it. Replace it immediately.

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