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20 gallon wet/dry vac
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WARNING: To reduce the risk of
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 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.
After cleaning, check the
filter for tears or small holes. Do not use a
filter with holes or tears in it. Even a small
hole can cause a lot of dust to come out
of your vac. Replace the filter
To remove the filter for cleaning or
unscrew the filter nut from
the filter cage, remove filter plate and lift
off filter.
WARNING: Do not remove the
filter cage. It is there to help prevent
your fingers from getting into the
blower wheel.
IMPORTANT: To reduce the risk of
damage to the blower wheel and motor,
always reinstall the filter before using the
vac for dry material pickup.
A Dry Filter
Some removal of dry debris can be
without removing the filter
from the vac. Slap your hand on top of
the power assembly while the vac is
turned off.
For best cleaning results due to
dust, clean the filter in an
open area. Cleaning SHOULD be done
outdoors and not in the living quarters.
After filter removal from vac, remove the
dry debris by gently tapping the filter
against the inside wall of your dust drum.
The debris will loosen and fall.
For thorough cleaning of dry filter with
fine dust (no debris), run water through it
as described under "Cleaning A Wet
A Wet Filter
After filter is removed, run water through
the filter from a hose or spigot. Take care
that water pressure from the hose is not
strong enough to damage filter.
Remember: To dry a filter quickly, reinstall
the filter on the vac and allow the unit to
run for approximately
10 minutes. The
clean air rushing through the filter will
dry it.
Refer to "Replacement
Filter Assembly"
Section of this manual.
Allow the filter to dry before storing the


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