WARNING: To avoid injury from acci-
before emptying the drum.
I. To remove lid to empty contents
drum, simply pull the flexible latches
on each side of the lid to
release from the drum.
holding the latches out, lift the
top assembly up and away from the
3. Lay top assembly
upside down on a
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.
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.
When vacuuming is complete, unplug the
cord and wrap it around the motor cover.
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.
Your vac features "Full Blowing".
the capability to blow sawdust and other
debris. Follow the steps below to use
your vac as a blower.
before using as a blower.
keep them clear of blow- I
1. Locate blowing port of your vac.
2. Insert soft end of your hose into blowing
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.
available at Sears retail stores. The Sears
Blower Nozzle Stock No. 9-16933
extension handles Stock No. 9-16964 are
recommended for blowing debris.
WARNING: To avoid injury from acci- I
before changing or cleaning filter.
Your filter should
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.
in the filter pleats may occur
affect the performance of the filter.
remove filter nut from the
screw on the filter cage, remove filter
plate and lift off filter.
To avoid damage
blower wheel and motor, always reinstall
the filter before using the vac for dry
Do not remove the filter I
cage. It is there to help prevent
from getting into the blower I
1. Some removal of dry debris
accomplished without removing the fil-
ter from the vac by slapping your hand
on top of the lid while the vac is turned
2. For best
accumulated dust, clean the filter in an
open area. Cleaning SHOULD be done
outdoors and not in the living quarters.
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
4. For thorough cleaning of dry filter with fine
dust (no debris)
you may run water
throughit as described under''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.
Refer to page 5, "Filter Assembly".
Allow the filter to dry before re-installing
and storing the vac.
To keep your
Wet/Dry Vac looking
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.
out with dry cloth.
WARNING: To assure product SAFETY I
and RELIABILITY, repairs and adjust- I
ment should be performed
Service Centers, always using
NOTE: If your casters are noisy, you may
put a drop of oil on the roller shaft to
make them quieter.