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Maintenance - Craftsman 113.177778 Owner's Manual

16 gallon full blowing wet/dry vac
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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 parti-
cles 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
but creases will not affect the
of the filter.
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 it immediately.
To remove the filter for cleaning or
unscrew the filter nut from
the filter cage, remove filter plate and lift
)ff filter.
Do not remove the filter
cage. It Is there to help prevent your
fingers from getting into the blower
IMPORTANT: To reduce the risk of dam-
age to the blower wheel and motor,
always reinstall the filter before using the
vac for dry material pickup.
Dry Filter
1. Some removal of dry debris can be
accomplished without removing the fil-
ter from the vac. Slap your hand on top
of the power assembly while the vac is
turned off.
2. For best cleaning results due to accu-
mulated dust, clean the filter in an open
area. Cleaning SHOULD be done out-
doors and not in the living quarters.
3. 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.
4. For thorough cleaning of dry filter with
fine dust (no debris), run water through
it as described under "Wet Filter".
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. Remem-
ber: To dry a filter quickly, reinstall the fil-
ter 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 page 5, "Filter Assembly".
Allow the filter to dry before storing the
To keep your Wet/Dry Vac looking its best,
clean the outside with a cloth dampened
with warm water and mild soap.
To clean the drum:
1. Dump debris out.
2. Wash drum thoroughly with warm water
and mild soap.
3. Wipe out with dry cloth.
WARNING: To assure product
and adjustment
should be per-
formed by Sears Service Centers,
always using Sears replacement
NOTE: If your casters are noisy, you may
put a drop of oil on the roller shaft to make
them quieter.



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