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Operation - Craftsman 113.177865 Owner's Manual

8 gallon wet/dry vac
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Operation
WARNING
To avoid 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.
Explosive
dusts include
but are
not limited to; coal, magnesium,
grain or gun powder.
Do not vacuum
explo-
sive dust, flammable
or combustible
liquids or hot ashes. Do not use this vac
as a sprayer.
To reduce the risk of health hazards from vapors or dusts, do
not vacuum
toxic materials.
CAUTION:
To reduce
risk of hearing
damage
wear ear protectors
when
using the vac for extended
hours or
when using It In a noisy area. The
operation
of any utility vac can
result In foreign objects
being
blown Into the eyes, which can
result in severe eye damage.
Always
wear safety goggles
complying
with
ANSI Z87.1 (shown
on Package)
before commencing
operation.
Safety Goggles
are available
at
Sears retail stores.
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 quali-
fied electrician
to install the proper outlet.
Do not change the plug in any way.
After you plug the power cord into the out-
let, turn the unit on by pushing
the switch
from position "O" to position "1". The sym-
bols used on the motor cover are interna-
tional "On & Off" symbols,
"O" is the
symbol
for "OFF" and "1"is the symbol for
"ON".
0 =
I =ON
Vacuuming
Dry Materials
1. The filter must always be in correct
position to avoid 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.
3. If your filter is wet but you need to use
the vac to pick up dry material,
you can
quickly dry the filter by running the vac
without hose attached
for about 10 min-
utes. The clean air rushing through
the
vac will help dry the filter.
Vacuuming
Liquids
1. When picking up small amounts
of liq-
uid the filter may be left in place.
2. When picking up large amounts
of liq-
uid 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. After using the vac to pick up liquids,
the filter must be dried to avoid possible
mildew and damage
to the filter.
4. When the liquid in the drum reaches a
predetermined
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.
IMPORTANT:
To avoid damage
to the
vac do not run motor with float in raised
position.
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