Your filter should be cleaned often to
maintain peak Vac performance.
Take the dirty filter to a disposal container
and gently brush away small dirt particles
that may be adhering to the filter material.
NOTE: Clean the filter in an open area.
Cleaning should be done outdoors and
not in the living quarters.
IMPORTANT: After cleaning, check the
filter for tears or small holes. Do not use
a filter with holes or tears in it. Even a
small hole can cause a lot of dust to
come out of your Vac. Replace it
IMPORTANT: To avoid damage to the
blower wheel and motor, always reinstall
the filter before using the Vac for dry
1. Extend the retainer band around the
plastic posts on the lid (See Figure 1
2. Remove filter bag off the filter cage.
3. Place the replacement filter on the filter
cage until open end touches bottom of
4. Release the retainer band from the
plastic post on the lid, holding the filter
bag secure to the lid.
5. Make sure the retainer band is
positioned on the filter bag between the
printed lines (See Figure 3).
NOTE: Filters may be purchased at your
local Sears store or www.sears.com
are sold by Stock No. 16949.
NOTE: Before installing the filter on the
Vac, clean the area of the lid so that the
retainer band wilt seal the bag against the
lid and stop small particles from
bypassing the filter bag.
If the filter is clean and not damaged,
replace it on the filter cage. If it cannot be
reused, place a new filter over the filter