Operation - Craftsman 113.170340 Owner's Manual

16 gallon full blowing 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 oolarized
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 i:_ 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.
After you plug the power
cord into the out-
let, turn the unit on by pushing
the switch
from position
"0"
to position
"f". The sym-
bols used on the motor cover
are interna-
tional
"On & Off" symbols.
"0" is the
symbol
for "OFF"
and 'T' is the symbol
for
"ON".
0 =OFF I =ON
Vacuuming
Dry Materials
1. The filter must
always
be in correct
position
to reduce
the risk of leaks and
possible
damage
to vac.
2. When
using
your vacto
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.
If 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 about
10 min-
utes. The clean
air rushing
through
the
vac will help dry the filter.
The optional
Craftsman
High
Efficiency
Filter, stock number
9-17918
will do a bet-
ter job stopping
the very fine particles
than the 9-17816
filter.
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.
3. After using the vac to pick up liquids,
the filter must be dried to reduce
the
risk of possible
mildew
and damage
to
the filter.
4. When
the liquid in the drum
reaches
a
predetermined
level, the float mecha-
nism will rise automatically
to cut off air-
flow. When
this happens,
turn off the
vac, unplug
the power
cord, and empty
the drum.
You will know that the float
has risen because
vac airflow
ceases
and the motor noise will become
higher
in pitch, due to increased
motor
speed.
IMPORTANT:
To reduce
the risk of dam-
age to the vac do not run motor
with float
in raised
position.
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