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Craftsman 113.177370 Owner's Manual

16 gallon full blowing wet/dry vac
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• assembly
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• repair parts
Sears, Roebuck and Co., Hoffman Estates, IL. 60179 U.S.A.
Part No. SP5987
Printed in U.S.A.



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  • Page 1 Save This Manual For Future Reference SEARS owner's manual MODEL 113.177370 CRRFTSMRN® Serial Number Model and serial 16 GALLON numbers may be found on the handle. You FULL BLOWING should record both model and serial WET/DRY VAC numbers in a safe place for future use.
  • Page 2: Safety Instructions

    ON CRAFTSMAN WET/DRY VACS If within one year from the date of purchase, this Craftsman Wet/Dry Vac fails due to a defect in material or workmanship, Sears will repair it, free of charge. If this Craftsman Wet/Dry Vac is used for commercial or rental purposes, this warranty coverage applies for only 90 days from date of purchase.
  • Page 3 Toavoid i njury from accidental starting, Toavoid f alls, useextra care when clean- unplug p ower cord before c hanging or ingonstairs. cleaning filter. This Wet/Dry Vac isdouble-insulated, Donotunplug b ypulling o ncord. T o eliminating theneed fora separate unplug, grasp theplug, n otthecord. grounding system.
  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    Introduction Owner's Manual Contents This Wet/Dry Vac is intended for house- hold use only. Item Page IMPORTANT NOTE Warranty Information ......Safety Instructions ......... Please Read Carefully Introduction..........Static Shocks Are Common - In dry Unpacking and Checking areas or when the relative humidity of the Carton Contents ......
  • Page 5: Filter (Red Stripe)

    Float/Cage Assembly WARNING: For your own safety, NOTE: If fitter cage needs to be removed, never connect plug to power source because the float is placed in the wrong outlet until all assembly steps are way, use a slotted screwdriver and insert the blade near one of the tabs between complete and you have read and understood the safety and operation...
  • Page 6: Wheel Assembly

    Repeat for the second posing of debris. wheel assembly. Drum 5. Turn the accessory caddy upright. This completes the assembly of your 16 gallon wet/dry vac accessory caddy. The caddy is now ready for the sixteen gallon drum of your Craftsman wet/dry vac.
  • Page 7: Assembly

    Vac Assembly 1. Line up vacuum port in power assembly 4. Push down on top of the handles to with drain cap located on the front of cause the flexible locking tabs to hook the drum. onto the drum lip of the channel. 2.
  • Page 8 Of Hose Hose Lock To Store Your Accessories Your Sears Craftsman wet/dry designed to provide better stability, mobil- ity and accessory storage with the addi- tion of the caddy. Located at the rear of the caddy are five storage pockets. Wet/...
  • Page 9: Operation

    Operation WARNING To reduce the risk of fire or explosion, do not operate this vac in areas with flammable gases, vapors or explosive dust in the air. Flammable gases or vapors include but are not limited to; lighter fluid, solvent type cleaners, oil- base paints, gasoline, alcohol or aerosol sprays.
  • Page 10 Emptying the Drum Moving the Vac 1. Should it become necessary to pick the vac up to move it, DO NOT pick the vac dental starting, unplug power cord up by the lid handles unless dust drum ARNING: To avoid injury from acci- before emptying the drum.
  • Page 11: Maintenance

    Maintenance Filter 2. For best cleaning results due to accu- mulated dust, clean the filter in an open area. Cleaning SHOULD be done out- dental starting, unplug power cord doors and not in the living quarters. ARNING: To avoid injury from acci- before changing or cleaning filter.
  • Page 12 Wet Nozzle r,*l To pick up liquids off a smooth surface, use the 2-1/2" wet nozzle accessory sup- Using both hands, lower the nozzle plied with your wet/dry vac. To use this body onto the insert and squeegee with nozzle, simply attach the nozzle to the the round opening of the nozzle closest end of an extension wand.
  • Page 13 Notes...
  • Page 14: Repair Parts

    Repair Parts 16 Gallon Wet/Dry Model Number 113.177370 Always order by Part Number - Not by Key Number WARNING SERVICING OF DOUBLE-INSULATED WET/DRY In a double-insulated Wet/Dry Vac, two systems of insulation are provided instead of grounding. No grounding means is provided on a double-insulated appliance, nor should a means for grounding be added.
  • Page 15 Repair Parts 16 Gallon Wet/Dry Model Number 113.177370 1 "_---20...
  • Page 16 For the repair or replacement parts you need Call 7 am - 7 pm, 7 days a week 1-800-366-PART (1-800-366-7278) For in-home major brand repair service Call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week 1-800-4-REPAIR (1-800-473-7247) Forthe location of a SearsRepair Service Center in your area Call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week 1-800-488-1222...