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RIDGID WD1255BR0 Owner's Manual: Important Safety Instructions

45 liter/12 u.s. gallon wet/dry vac.
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS

Safety is a combination of using common
sense, staying alert, and knowing how your
Wet/Dry Vacuum cleaner ("Vac") works.
Safety Signal Words
!
DANGER: Indicates a hazardous
situation which, if not avoided, will result
in death or serious injury.
!
WARNING: Indicates a hazardous
situation which, if not avoided, could
result in death or serious injury.
!
CAUTION: Indicates a hazardous
situation which, if not avoided, could
result in minor or moderate injury.
When using your Vac, always follow basic
safety precautions including the following:
!
WARNING
- Check voltage of receptacle before
plugging cord in. Do not plug cord
from 120 volt vacuum into 220 volt
outlet.
!
WARNING
- To reduce the risk of fire, electric
shock, or injury:
• Read and understand this manual and
all labels on the Wet/Dry Vac before
operating.
• Use only as described in this manual.
• Do not leave Vac running while
unattended - you may fail to notice
important signs indicating abnormal
operation such as loss of suction,
debris/liquid exiting the exhaust, or
abnormal motor noises. Immediately
stop using Vac if you notice these
signs.
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• Do not leave Vac when plugged in.
Unplug from outlet when not in use and
before servicing.
• Sparks inside the motor can ignite
flammable vapors or dust. To reduce
the risk of fire or explosion, do not use
near combustible liquids, gases, or
dusts, such as gasoline or other fuels,
lighter fluid, cleaners, oil-based paints,
natural gas, coal dust, magnesium
dust, grain dust, aluminum dust, or gun
powder.
• Do not vacuum anything that is burning
or smoking, such as cigarettes,
matches, or hot ashes.
• Do not vacuum drywall dust, cold
fireplace ash, or other fine dusts with
standard filter. These may pass through
the filter and be exhausted back into
the air. Use a fine dust filter instead.
• To reduce the risk of inhaling toxic
vapors, do not vacuum or use near
toxic or hazardous materials.
• To reduce the risk of electric shock,
do not expose to rain or allow liquid to
enter motor compartment. Store
indoors.
• Do not allow to be used as a toy. Close
attention is necessary when used by or
near children.
• Do not use with a torn filter or without
the filter installed except when
vacuuming liquids as described in this
manual. Dry debris ingested by the
impeller may damage the motor or be
exhausted into the air.
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