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Operation; Vacuuming Dry Materials - Craftsman 113.177690 Owner's Manual

12 gallon wet/dry vac
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Operation
WARNING:
To reduce the risk of fire, explosion, or damage to Vac:
• Do not leave Vac running while unattended - you may fail to notice important signs
indicating abnormal operation such as loss of suction, debris/liquid exiting
exhaust, or abnormal motor noises.
Immediately stop using Vac if you notice
these signs.
• Do not leave Vac plugged-in when not in use.
• Do not continue running when float has cut off suction.
• Do not operate Vac in areas with flammable gases, vapors or explosive dust in the
air. Sparks inside the motor can ignite airborne flammables.
Flammable gases
and vapors include:
lighter fluid, solvent-type cleaners, oil-based paints, gasoline,
alcohol, or aerosol sprays.
Flammable dusts include:
coal, magnesium,
aluminum, grain, or gun powder.
• Do not vacuum up explosive dusts, flammable liquids, or hot ashes.
• Do not use Vac as a sprayer.
A_, WARNING:
To reduce the risk of electric shock or injury:
• Do not expose to rain or allow liquid to enter motor compartment.
Store indoors.
• Do not handle plug, switch, or Vac with wet hands.
• Do not service Vac while it is plugged-in.
If your Vac is not working as it should,
has missing parts, has been dropped, damaged, left outdoors, or dropped into
water, return it to an independent service center or call customer service.
• When using an extension cord, use only outdoor-rated
cords that are in good
condition. Do not allow the connection to come into contact with liquid.
• Do not vacuum toxic materials to reduce the risk of inhaling the vapors or dust.
Polarized
Plug
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,
contact a qualified electrician to install the
proper outlet. Do not change the plug in
any way.
After you plug the power cord into the
outlet, turn the unit on by pushing the
switch from position "0" to position "1".
The symbols used on the switch actuator
are international "On & Off" symbols. "0"
is the symbol for "OFF" and "1" is the
symbol for "ON".
= OFF
I
= ON
Vacuuming
Dry Materials
1. The filter must always be in correct
position to reduce the risk of 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.
The optional Craftsman HEPA Rated
Material Filter, stock number 9-17912 will
do a better job stopping very fine
particles than the 9-17816 filter.

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