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Vac Assembly; To Store Your Accessories; Operation - Craftsman 113.177311 Owner's Manual

12 or 16 gallon full blowing wet/dry vac
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Vac Assembly
1. Line up vacuum port in top assembly
with drain cap located on the front of
the drum.
2. Place lid on top of drum with the han-
dles snug against the drum channel.
3. Be sure lid completely covers the top of
the drum so leakage does not occur.
4. Push down on top of the handles to
cause the flexible locking tabs to hook
onto the drum lip of the channel.
5. Make sure that the locking tabs are
snapped in place to prevent the lid from
coming off. (See inset below.)
6. Insert the flexible plastic end of the
hose, which is opposite the swivel end,
into the vacuum port directly above the
drain.
7. Place the utility nozzle securely on the
swivel end of the hose and the vac is
ready for use.
Top A_bly
Push
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Handle
Out
Flexible
Locking
rab
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TabBeyondStopTab
NOTE: The swivel end of the hose is
removable
if more
hoses
need to be
attached for more length from the vac.
To remove
the
swivel portion
of the
hose, grasp the hose swivel and firmly
pull it out of the flexible hose. Connect
the soft end of a second hose (acces-
sory #9-17820)
into the swivel end of the
original
hose
by forcing
the sections
together
until they fit tightly.
Blowing
On-Oil
•UtilRy
Drain
Nomde
Cap
The hose lock is designed to make stor-
age of your vac more convenient. Simply
wrap
hose
around
power
head,
and
attach
as
illustrated.
Larger
opening
should be toward open end of hose for
easy release.
NOTE: Hose lock not pro-
vided on all models.
Stop
Tab
Out
_nJm
Locking Tab=
Of Hose
To Store Your Accessories
1. Slide extension handles and accesso-
ries over the rings on the caster feet.
1-1/4" accessories
fit over the inner
ring, and the 2-1/2" accessories fit over
the outer ring.
2.To remove handles and accessories,
lightly rotate and pull upward.
NOTE: Not provided on all models.
Operation
--
WARNING
To avoid fire or explosion, do not operate this vac in areas with flammable
gases
or flammable
vapors
such as lighter fluid, cleaners, oil-base paints, gasoline,
alcohol or explosive dust such as coal, magnesium, grain or gun powder in the
air. Do not vacuum
explosive
dust, flammable
or combustible
liquids
or hot
ashes. Do not use this vac as a sprayer for any flammable
or combustible
liquid.
To avoid health hazards from vapors or dusts, do not vacuum toxic materials. To
avoid electrical shock do not expose to rain. Store vac indoors. Unplug power
cord before changing or cleaning filter or emptying the dust drum.
CAUTION: To reduce the risk of hear-
ing 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 gog-
lies
complying
with
ANSI
Z87.1
'shown
on
Package)
before
com-
_nencing
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, con-
tact a qualified
electrician to install the
proper outlet. Do not change the plug in
any way.
Vacuuming
Dry Materials
1. The filter must be in correct posltion at
all times 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. 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
minutes. The clean air rushing through
the vac will help dry the 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 avoid possi-
ble 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 avoid damage to the
vac do not run motor with float in raised
position.

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