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Filter Maintenance - Craftsman 113.177311 Owner's Manual

12 or 16 gallon full blowing wet/dry vac
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Emptying
Dust Drum
WARNING: To avoid injury from acci-
dental
starting,
unplug power
cord
before emptying the drum.
I. To remove lid to empty contents
of
drum, simply pull the flexible latches
outward
on each side of the lid to
release from the drum.
2.While
holding the latches out, lift the
top assembly up and away from the
drum.
3. Lay top assembly
upside down on a
clean
area while
emptying
drum
or
changing filter.
4. Dump
the drum
contents
into the
proper waste disposal container.
5. Another option is to use the drain pro-
vided in the drum for easy emptying of
liquids. Simply unscrew the drain cap
and tilt the drum in a manner so the liq-
uid flows out the drain hole.
WARNING:
To avoid back injury or]
fails, do not lift a vac heavy with liq-I
uid or debris. Scoop or drain enough I
contents out to make the vac light_
enough to lift comfortably.
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Cord Wrap
When vacuuming is complete, unplug the
cord and wrap it around the motor cover.
Moving
the Vac
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
the vac due to latches releasing, or possi-
ble part breakage, pick up the vac by the
lip of the dust drum.
Blowing
Feature
Your vac features "Full Blowing".
It has
the capability to blow sawdust and other
debris. Follow the steps below to use
your vac as a blower.
WARNING: Always
wear safety
gog- I
gles
complying
with
ANSI
Z87.1 I
before using as a blower.
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WARNING:
To
avoid
injury
toI
bystanders,
keep them clear of blow- I
I
ling debris.
1. Locate blowing port of your vac.
2. Insert soft end of your hose into blowing
port.
3.(Optional)
Attach
extension
wand to
swivel end of hose, then place a blower
nozzle on the wand.
4.Turn vac on and you are ready to use
your vac as a blower.
Sears
recommended
accessories
are
available at Sears retail stores. The Sears
Blower Nozzle Stock No. 9-16933
and
extension handles Stock No. 9-16964 are
recommended for blowing debris.
of Hose
Wand
(Optional)
Blowing
Nozzle
(Optional)
Filter Maintenance
WARNING: To avoid injury from acci- I
starting,
unplug
power
cordI
dental
before changing or cleaning filter.
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Cleaning
Your filter should
be cleaned
often to
maintain peak vac performance.
Be sure to dry the filter before storing or
picking up dry debris.
NOTE: This filter is made of high quality
paper designed to stop very small parti-
cles 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 filter
for cleaning
or
replacement,
remove filter nut from the
screw on the filter cage, remove filter
plate and lift off filter.
IMPORTANT:
To avoid damage
to the
blower wheel and motor, always reinstall
the filter before using the vac for dry
material pick-up.
WARNING:
Do not remove the filter I
cage. It is there to help prevent
yourI
from getting into the blower I
fingers
wheel.
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Dry Filter
1. Some removal of dry debris
can be
accomplished without removing the fil-
ter from the vac by slapping your hand
on top of the lid while the vac is turned
off.
2. For best
results
of cleaning
due to
accumulated dust, clean the filter in an
open area. Cleaning SHOULD be done
outdoors and not in the living quarters.
3.After
filter removal from vac, remove
the dry debris by gently tapping the fil-
ter against the inside wall of your dust
drum and the debris will loosen and
fall.
4. For thorough cleaning of dry filter with fine
dust (no debris)
you may run water
throughit as described under''Wet Filter'.
Wet Filter
After filter is removed, a wet filter should
be cleaned by running water through it
from a hose or spigot. Take care that
water pressure from the hose is not
strongenoughto damage filter.
IMPORTANT: After cleaning, check the
filter for tearsor small holes.Do notuse a
filter with holesor tears in it. Even a small
hole can cause a lot of dust to come out
of your vac. Replace it immediately.
Installation
Refer to page 5, "Filter Assembly".
Allow the filter to dry before re-installing
and storing the vac.
Wet/Dry
Vac Maintenance
To keep your
Wet/Dry Vac looking
its
best, clean the outside with a cloth damp-
ened with warm water and mild soap.
To clean the drum:
1. Dump debris out.
2. Wash drum thoroughly.
&Wipe
out with dry cloth.
WARNING: To assure product SAFETY I
and RELIABILITY, repairs and adjust- I
ment should be performed
by
SearsI
Service Centers, always using
SearsI
replacement parts.
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NOTE: If your casters are noisy, you may
put a drop of oil on the roller shaft to
make them quieter.
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