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Filter Maintenance ..........................................
WARNING:
To avoid
injury
from
accidental
starting,
unplug power
cord before changing
or cleaning
filter.
NOTE: This filter is made of high quality
paper designed to stop very small particles
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:
1. Remove filter nut from the screw on the
filter cage, remove filter plate and lift off
filter.
CAUTION: To avoid damage to the
blower wheel, always
reinstall the
filter before
using the vac for dry
materiel pick-up.
installation
(See page 5 "Filter Assembly")
WARNING: Do not remove the finer
cage. It is there to help prevent your
fingers from getting into the blower
wheel
Dry Filter
1. Some removal of dry debris can be
accomplished without removing the filter
from the vac by slapping your hand on
top of the lidwhile the vac is off.
2. After filter removal from vac, remove the
dry debris by gently tapping the filter
against the inside wall of your dust drum
and the debris will loosen and fall,
NOTE: 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. For thorough cleaning of dry filter with
fine dust (no debris) you may run water
through
it 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 strong
enough to damage filter.
IMPORTANT: You can quickly dry the filter
by running the vac without the hose
assembly attached for approximately 10
minutes with filter in place to speed up
drying. Check the filter for tears or small
holes. Even a small hole can cause a lot of
dust to come out of your vac. Do not use a
filter with holes or tears in it. Replace it
immediately.
Cleaning
Your filter should be cleaned often to
maintain peak vac performance.
NOTE:
Be sure to dry the filter before
storing or picking up dry debris.

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