To reduce the risk of electric shock, this
Vac 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 quali-
fied 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 "O" to position "1".
The symbols used on the switch actuator
are international "On & Off" symbols. "O"
is the symbol for "OFF" and "1" is the
symbol for "ON".
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 17912
will do a better job stopping very fine
particles than the 17816 filter.
Ai, WARNING: Do not operate without
filter cage and float, as they prevent
liquid from entering the impeller and
damaging the motor.
1. When picking up small amounts of
liquid the filter may be left in place.
2. When picking up large amounts of
liquid we recommend that the filter be
removed. If the filter is not removed,
it will become saturated and misting
may appear in the exhaust.
3. When the liquid in the drum reaches a
level, the float mecha-
nism will rise automatically to cut off
air-flow. When this happens, turn off
the Vac, unplug the power cord, and
empty the drum. You will know that the
float has risen because Vac airflow
ceases and the motor noise will
become higher in pitch, due to
increased motor speed.
4. After using the Vac to pick up liquids,
the filter must be dried to reduce the
risk of possible mildew and damage to
IMPORTANT: To reduce the risk of
damage to the Vac do not run motor with
float in raised position.