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Craftsman 113.177690 Owner's Manual page 3

12 gallon wet/dry vac
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• Do not leave Vac when plugged in.
Unplug from outlet when not in use and
before servicing.
• To reduce the risk of injury from acci-
dental 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 Vac is not working
as it should, has missing parts, has
been dropped, damaged, left outdoors,
or dropped into water, call customer
• 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 Vac over cord. Keep cord
away from heated surfaces.
• Do not handle plug, switch, or the Vac
with wet hands.
• Do not put any object into ventilation
openings. Do not vacuum with any
ventilation 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 reduce the risk of falls, use extra
care when cleaning on stairs.
• To reduce the risk of back injury or
falls, do not lift a Vac that is heavy with
liquid or debris. Partially empty by
scooping debris or draining liquid.
• To reduce the risk of personal injury or
damage to Vac, use only Craftsman
• When using as a blower:
- Direct air discharge only at work area.
- Do not direct air at bystanders.
- Keep children away when blowing.
- Do not use blower for any job except
blowing dirt and debris.
- Do not use as a sprayer.
- Wear safety eyewear.
• To reduce the risk of eye injury, wear
safety eyewear. The operation of any util-
ity Vac or blower can result in foreign
objects being blown into the eyes, which
can result in severe eye damage.
This Vac is double-insulated, eliminating
the need for a separate grounding sys-
tem. Use only identical replacement parts.
Read the instructions for Servicing
Double-Insulated Wet/Dry Vacs.
Use only extension cords that are rated
for outdoor use. Extension cords in poor
condition or too small in wire size can
pose fire and shock hazards. To reduce
the risk of these hazards, be sure the
cord is in good condition and that liquid
does not contact the connection. Do not
use an extension cord with conductors
smaller than 16 gauge (AWG)in size.
To reduce power loss, use a 14 gauge
extension cord if 25 to 50 ft. long and
12 gauge for 50 ft. or longer.
• To reduce the risk of hearing damage,
wear ear protectors when using for
extended hours or in a noisy area.
• For dusty operations, wear dust mask.
• Static shocks are common when the
relative humidity of the air is low.
Vacuuming fine debris with your Vac
can deposit static charge on the hose
or Vac. To reduce the frequency of stat-
ic shocks in your home or when using
this Vac, add moisture to the air with a
Observe the following warnings that
appear on the motor housing of your Vac:
WARNING: For your own safety,
read and understand owner's
manual. Do not run unattended.
Do not pick up hot ashes, coals,
toxic, flammable
or other hazardous
materials. Do not use around
explosive liquids or vapors.
To reduce the risk of
electric shock - do not expose to
rain - store indoors.

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