Craftsman 113.177135 Vacuum Cleaner User Manual

Operation (continued)
Vacuuming Dry Materials
1.The filter must always be in correct
position to reduce the risk of leaks and
possible damage to vac. Make sure that
the filter is completely covering the filter
cage and that the retainer band is as
close to the lid as possible. Make sure
there are no gaps between the filter and
the lid. (See illustration). It is very
important to assemble the filter to the
cage without allowing any possible
leaks or tears. Any leaks will allow
the picked up media to be blown out
of the blower port and back into the
surrounding environment.
2. When using your vac to pick up very fine
dust, it will be necessary for you to
empty the dust drum and clean or
replace the filter at more frequent
intervals to maintain peak vac
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.In
case the filter gets wet, replace it before
continuing to do dry pickups.
Vacuuming Liquids
1. Removal of the filter is highly
recommended for wet pickups.
2. This wet/dry vac is equipped with a float
mechanism which will rise automatically
to cut off the airflow when the liquid inthe
drum reaches a predetermined level.
When this happens, turn off vac, unplug
the power cord, and empty the dust drum.
You will know that the float has shut the
airflow off because the suction ceases
and the motor noise becomes higher in
pitch, due to increased motor speed. The
liquid capacity may vary with the rate of
IMPORTANT: To reduce the risk of
damage to the vac, do not run motor with
float in raised position.
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