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Important Safety Instructions - Craftsman 113.177311 Owner's Manual

12 or 16 gallon full blowing wet/dry vac
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FULL ONE YEAR WARRANTY
ON CRAFTSMAN
WET/DRY
VACS
If within one year from the date of purchase, this Craftsman Wet/Dry Vac fails
due to a defect in material or workmanship, Sears will repair it, free of charge.
If this Craftsman Wet/Dry Vac is used for commercial
or rental purposes,
this warranty coverage applies for only 90 days from date of purchase.
Warranty Service is available by simply contacting the nearest Sears Ser-
vice Center/Department
throughout the United States.
This warranty applies only while this product is used in the United States.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other
rights which vary from state to state.
Sears, Roebuck and Co., D817 WA,Hoffman Estates, IL. 60179
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
Safety Signal Words
DANGER:
means if the safety informa-
tion is not followed someone will be seri-
ously injured or killed.
WARNING: means if the safety informa-
tion is not followed someone could be
seriously injured or killed.
CAUTION:
means if the safety informa-
tion is not followed someone might be
injured.
When
using your Wet/Dry Vac, follow
basic safety precautions includingthe fol-
lowing.
WARNING-To
reduce
the risk of fire,
electric
shock,
or
injury:
Read and understand this owner's man-
ual and all labels on the Wet/Dry Vac
before operating. Use only as described
in this manual. To avoid personal injury or
damage to Wet/Dry Vac, use only Sears
Craftsman recommended accessories.
Sparks inside the motor can ignite flarn-
m$.ble vapors or dust. To avoid fire or
explosion:
• Do not vacuum, or use this Wet/Dry
Vac near, flammable or combustible liq-
uids, gases, or explosive
dusts
like
gasoline
or other fuels, lighter
fluid,
cleaners, oil- based paints, natural gas,
hydrogen, coal dust, magnesium
dust,
grain dust, or gun powder.
° Do not use Wet/Dry Vac as a sprayer
for any flammable
or combustible
liq-
uid.
Do not vacuum anything that is burning
or smoking, such as cigarettes, matches,
or hot ashes.
To avoid health hazards from .vapors or
dusts, do not vacuum toxic materials.
Do not use or store
near
hazardous
materials.
To avoid electric shock, do not expose to
rain. Store indoors.
Do not allow to be usecl as a toy. Close
attention is necessary
when used by or
near children.
Do not use this Wet/Dry Vac with a torn
filter or without the filter installed except
for vacuuming liquids as described in the
operation section of this manual.
Do not leave Wet/Dry Vac when plugged
in. Unl_lug from outlet when not in use
and before servicing.' Turn off Wet/Dry
Vac before unplugging.
To avoid injury from accidental
starting,
unplug power cord before changing
or
cleaning filter.
Do not unplug by pulling
on cord. To
unplug, grasp the plug, not the cord.
Do not use with damaged cord, plug or
other parts. If your Wet/Dry Vac is not
working
as it should, has missing parts,
has been dropped,
damaged,
left out-
doors, or dropped into water, return it to a
Sears Service Center.
Do not pull or carry by cord, use cord as
handle, close a door on cord, or pull cord
around sharp edges or corners. Do not
run Wet/Dry Vac over cord. Keep cord
away from heated surfaces.
Do not handle plug or the Wet/Dry Vac
with wet hands.
Do not put any object
into ventilation
openings. Do not vacuum with any venti-
lation openings
blocked;
keep free of
dust,
lint,
hair
or
anything
that
may
reduce air flow.
Keep hair, loose clothing, fingers, and all
parts of body away from openings
and
moving parts.
To avoid falls, use extra care when clean-
ing on stairs.
This Wet/Dry
Vac is double-insulated,
eliminating
the
need
for
a
separate
grounding
system.
Use only
identical
replacement parts. Read the instructions
for Servicing
Double-Insulated
Wet/Dry
Vacs before servicing.
Extension cords in poor condition or that
are too small can pose fire and shock
hazards. When using an extension cord,
be sure it is in good condition. Using any
extension cord will cause some loss of
power. To keep the loss to a minimum,
use the following table to choose the min-
imum wire size extension cord.
Extension
Cord Length
Wire Size
0-50 feet
No. 14
50-100 feet
No. 12
Observe
the
following
warnings
that
appear on the motor housing of your Wet/
Dry Vac.
DOUBLE INSULATED, GROUND-
'7 lING
NOT
REQUIRED.
WHEN
SERVICING USE ONLY IDENTI-
CAL REPLACEMENT PARTS.
WARNING: To avoid electric shock- do notI
exposeto rain-storeindoors.
I
your ow.
WARNING: For
understandowner's manual. Do notpick up l
hot ashes, coals, toxic, flammable or other I
hazardous materials. Do not use aroundI
explosiveliquidsor vapom.
J
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
The operation of any utility vac can result
in foreign objects
being blown into the
eyes, which can result in severe eye dam-
age. Always wear safety goggles comply-
ing with ANSI Z87.1 (shown on package)
before
commencing
operation.
Safety
Goggles
are available
at Sears retail
stores.
To avoid hearing damage, wear ear pro-
tectors when using the vac for extended
hours or when, using it in a noisy area.
WEAR
YOUR
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