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f SAVETHIS MANUALFOR FUTURE REFERENCE owner's manual MODEL NO . 113.177135 CRRFTSMRN Â® Serial Number Model and serial numbers may be 2 GALLON found on the handle . You should record WET / DRY VAC both model and serial numbers in a safe ) lace for future use , â¢ operating â¢ maintenance FOR YOUR SAFETY READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY J Sears , Roebuck and Co . , Hoffman Estates , IL 60179 U . S . A . Part No , SP6523 Printed in China
FULL ONE YEAR WARRANTY ON CRAFTSMAN WET / DRY VACS If this Craftsman Wet / Dry Vac fails due to a defect in material or workmanship within one year from the date of purchase , retum it to your nearest Sears Store , and it will be replaced or repaired , at Sears option , free of charge . If this Craftsman Wet / Dry Vac is used for commercial or rental purposes , this warranty applies for only 90 days from the date of purchase . This warranty applies only while this product is used in the United States . This warranty gives you specific legal rights , and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state . Roebuck and Co . , D817 WA , , IL . 60179 IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS Safety is a combination of common sense , cleaners , oil - based paints , natural gas , staying alert and knowing how your vac hydrogen , coal dust , magnesium dust , works . Read this manual to understand grain dust , or gun powder . the vac . â¢ Do not use Wet / Dry Vac as a sprayer . Safety Signal Words â¢ Do not vacuum anything that is burning DANGER : means if the safety information or smoking , such as cigarettes , is not followed someone will be seriously matches , or hot ashes . injured or killed . â¢ Do not vacuum fireplace soot or ash . WARNING : means if the safety This is a very fine dust which will not be information is not followed someone captured by the filter and may cause could be seriously injured or killed . damage . â¢ To reduce the risk of health hazards CAUTION : means if the safety information from vapors or dusts , do not vacuum is not followed someone might be injured . toxic materials . When using your Wet / Dry Vac , follow â¢ Do not use or store near hazardous basic safety precautions including the materials . following . â¢ To reduce the risk of electric shock , do WARNING . Toreduce the not expose to rain . Store indoors . risk of fire , electric shock , or injury : â¢ Do not allow Wet / Dry Vac to be used as Read and understand this owner's manual a toy . Close attention is necessary when and all labels on the Wet / Dry Vac before used by or near children . operating . Use only as described in this â¢ Do not use this Wet / Dry Vac with a torn manual . To reduce the risk of personal filter or without the filter installed except injury or damage to Wet / Dry Vac , use only when vacuuming liquids as described in Sears Craftsman recommended acces - the operation section of this manual . sories . â¢ Do not leave Wet / Dry Vac when plugged Sparks inside the motor can ignite in . Unplug from outlet when not in use flammable vapors or dust . To reduce the and before servicing . Turn off Wet / Dry risk of fire or explosion : Vac before unplugging . â¢ Do not vacuum , or use this Wet / Dry WARNING : Torsduce the risk offire Vac , near flammable or combustible or electric shock , do not run vac liquids , gases , or explosive dusts , such unaftended . as gasoline or other fuels , lighter fluid , 2
â¢ To reduce the risk of injury from â¢ Keep hair , loose clothing , fingers , and accidental starting , unplug power cord all parts of body away from openings before changing or cleaning filteE and moving parts . â¢ To reducethe dskoffalls , use extra care â¢ Do not unplug by pulling on cord . To unplug , grasp the plug , not the cord . when cleaning on stairs . â¢ Do not use with damaged cord , plug or Observe the following warnings that other parts . If your Wet / Dry Vac is not appear on the motor housing of your working as it should , has missing parts , Wet / Dry Vac . has been dropped , damaged , left WARNING : To reduce the risk of outdoors , or dropped into water , return it to a Sears Service Center . electric shock * do not expose to rain â¢ store indoors . â¢ Do not pull or carry by cord , use cord as handle , close a door on cord , or pull WARNING : For your own safety , read cord around sharp edges or corners . Do and understand owner's manual . not run Wet / Dry Vac over cord . Keep Do not pick up hot ashes , coals , cord away from heated surfaces . toxic , flammable or other hazardous â¢ Do not handle plug or the Wet / Dry Vac materials . Do not use around with wet hands . explosive liquids or vapors . â¢ Do not put any object into ventilation openings . Do not vacuum with any ventilation openings blocked ; keep free of dust , lint , hair or anything that may reduce air flow . SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS The operation of any utility vac or blower To reduce the risk of hearing damage , can result in foreign objects being blown wear ear protectors when using the vac for into the eyes , which can result in severe extended hours or when using it in a noisy eye damage . Always wear safety goggles area . complying with ANSI Z87 . 1 ( shown on For dusty operations , wear dust mask . package ) before commencing operation . Use only extension cords that are rated for Everyday eyeglasses have only impact outdoor use . Extension cords in poor resistant lenses . They are not safety condition or that are too small in wire size glasses . Safety Goggles are available at can pose fire and shock hazards . When Sears retail stores . Glasses or goggles not using an extension cord , be sure it is in in compliance with ANSI or CSA could good condition . Using any extension cord seriously hurt you when they break . will cause some loss of pewee To keep the loss to a minimum , use the following table to choose the minimum wire size WEARYOUR extension cord . Extension Cord Length _ Gauge A . W . G . 0 - 50 Ft . | 14 50 - 100 Ft . / 12
Grounding Instructions This appliance must be grounded . If it should malfunction or breakdown , rounding provides a path of least resistance for electric current to reduce the risk of electric shock . This appliance is equipped with a cord having an equipment - grounding conductor and grounding plug . The plug must be inserted 3 - Prong Plug Properly into an appropriate outlet that is properly Grounded installed and grounded in accordance with fltg } all local codes and ordinances . Outlet â¢ i - . . . . WARNING : Improper / n LJJ Grounding connection of the equipment Prong grounding conductor can result in a risk of electric shock . Check with a qualified electrician or service person if you are in doubt as to whether the outlet is properly grounded . Do not modify the plug provided with the appliance - if it will not fit the outlet , have a proper outlet installed by a qualified electrician . Green Make sure Grounding Lug This appliance is for use on a nominal 120 this is volt circuit , and has a grounded plug that a metal 3 - Prong O _ ' " looks like the plug shown . A temporary Plug screw adaptor that looks like the adaptor shown connected may be used to connect this plug to a to a known 2 - pole receptacle , as shown . If a properly ground grounded outlet is not available , the temporary adaptor should be used only Adapter 2 - Prong until a properly grounded outlet can be Outlet installed by a qualified electrician . The green colored rigid ear , lug or the like extending from the adaptor must be connected to a permanent ground such as a properly grounded outlet box cover . Whenever the adaptor is used , it must be held in place by a metal screw . NOTE : In Canada , the use of a temporary adaptor is not permitted by the Canadian Electrical Code . 4
Introduction This vac is intended for household use IMPORTANT NOTE only . It may be used for light vacuuming of Please Read Carefully wet or dry media and may also be used as Static Shocks Are Common - In dry a blower , The light weight design allows areas or when the relative humidityof the usage for most small household airis low , To reduce the frequency of static vacuuming chores , Familiarize yourself shocksin your home , the best remedy isole with the following product features and to add moisture to the air with a cons read the entire owner's manual for specific humidifier . usage of your new wet / dry vac . Table of Contents Item Page Item Page Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Vacuuming Dry Materials . . . . . . . . . . 8 Important Safety Instructions . . . . . . . . 2 Vacuuming Liquids . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Safety Signal Words . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Emptying the Dust Drum . . . . . . . . . . 9 Grounding Instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Blowing Feature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Table of Contents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Unpacking and Checking Carton Removal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Contents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Getting to Know Your Vac . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Cord Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Hose Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Unpacking and Checking Carton Contents Remove entire contents of carton . Check each item against the Carton Contents List , Notify your Sears Store immediately if any parts are damaged or missing , Carton Contents Lists Key Description Qty . A Vac . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 B Hose . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 C Car Nozzle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 D Owners Manual . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Replacement filters and retainer band ( already assembled ) Sears retail replacement filters are sold by stock no , 9 - 16949 . 5
Getting to Know Your Vac Tool Storage \ Carry Handle with On / Off Blowing Port â¢ Switch Conveniently \ Positioned Two Easy - to - Open Latches - - / Vacuum Port Six Foot Long Cord Hose Storage Cord Wrap Storage Two Gallon Capacit _ Dust Drum Filter and Retainer Band 4 ' x Flexible Hose with Dual Swivel Ends Cord Storage Hose Storage Coil the power cord tightly around the dust The power head has recesses on each drum . side for hose storage , CAUTION : A partially unwrapped I cord may fall in coils near your feet . To avoid this tripping hazard , always I fully unwrap the cord before p ugg ng t n . 6
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 . Explosive dusts include but are not limited to : coal , magnesium , grain or gun powder . Do not vacuum explosive dust , flammable or combustible liquids or hot ashes . Do not use this vac as a sprayer for any flammable or combustible liquid . To reduce the risk of health hazards from vapors or dusts , do not vacuum toxic materials . CAUTION : To reduce the 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 Sear retail stores . Your Craftsman two - gallon wet / dry vac is assembled at the factory and ready for use when you remove it from the carton . The unit is ready for dry vacuuming or blowing . After you plug the power cord into the wall receptacle , turn the unit " ON " by pushing the switch from position " 0 " to position " 1 " . The symbols used on the switch are international symbols . The " 0 " is the " OFF " position and the " 1 " is the " ON " position . O = OFF I = ON
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 Band 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 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 . 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 I â¢ _ n _ m the power cord , and empty the dust drum . i [ ' 1 I _ II _ I I I You will know that the float has shut the I1 1 _ . lJ / _ ' - ' t't " Float In airflow off because the suction ceases il I " " li " " i il Raised and the motor noise becomes higher in Position pitch , due to increased motor speed . The li i / it \ I II II I \ II II II liquid capacity may vary with the rate of | J I _ , . . Jl _ I I pickup . IMPORTANT : To reduce the risk of damage to the vac , do not run motor with float in raised position . 8
Emptying the Drum 1 . Remove the power head assembly of WARNING : To reduce the risk of I the wet / dry vac by pulling outward on injury from accidental starting , the latches located on each side of the unplug power cord before emptying vac . Lift off the power head assembly . the drum . 2 . Dump the drum contents into the proper waste disposal container . Blowing Feature Your vac contains a blowing feature . It has WARNING : Always wear safety the capability to blow sawdust and other goggles complying with ANSI Z87 . 1 debris . It is excellent to use to blow dust when using as a blower . and debris out of garages or off patios and driveways . Follow the steps below to use WARNING : Wear a dust mask if your vac as a blower . blowing creates dust which might be 1 . Locate blowing port of your vac . inhaled . 2 . Insert one end of the 4 foot x 1 - 1 / 4 inch CAUTION : To reduce the risk of hose into the blowing port . hearing damage , wear ear protectors 4 . Turn vac " ON " and you are ready to use when using the vac / blower for your vac as a blower . extended hours or when using it in a NOTE : If you need additional length at the noisy area . end of the hose , extension wands are available at Sears retail stores as stock WARNING : To avoid injury to no . 9 - 17861 . bystanders , keep them clear of blowing debris . 9
Maintenance Take the dirty filter to a disposal container Filter and gently brush away small dirt particles WARNING : To reduce the risk of I that may be adhering to the filter material . i injury from accidental starting , IMPORTANT : After cleaning , check the unplug power cord before changing filter for tears or small holes . Do not use a or cleaning filter . filter with holes or tears in it . Even a small hole can cause a lot of dust to come out of Your filter should be cleaned often to your vac . Replace it immediately . maintain peak vac performance . Installation Easy to Replace Filter New filters may be purchased at area 1 . Extend the retainer band around the Sears retail stores , Sears retail plastic posts on the lid . replacement filters ar sold by stock no . 2 . Remove filter bag off the filter cage . 9 - 16949 . 3 . Place the replacement filter on the filter NOTE : Before installing the filter on the cage until open end touches bottom of vac , clean the area of the lid so that the rid . retainer band wilt seal the bag against the 4 . Release the retainer band from the lid and stop small particles from bypassing plastic post on the lid , holding the filter the filter bag . bag secure to the lid . If the filter is clean and not damaged , 5 . Make sure the retainer band is replace it on the filter cage . tf it cannot be positioned on the filter bag covering the reused , place a new filter over the filter black printed line . cage . Replace the retainer band around the Handle to filter . Make sure the retainer band is Remove Motor positioned on the filter , and the filter Cover completely covers the filter cage . Also , Retainer Band make sure the edges of the filter are completely secured under the retainer ; i : se of Vac band . NOTE : Clean the filter in an open area . Cleaning should be done outdoors and not in the living quarters . WARNING : Do not remove the filter cage . It is there to help prevent your Plastic Post _ fingers from getting into the blower wheel . IMPORTANT : To avoid damage to the blower wheel and motor , always reinstall the filter before using the vac for dry material pick - up . 10
Maintenance ( continued ) Cleaning Storage To keep your Wet / Dry Vac looking its best , Before storing your vac , the dust drum clean the outside with a cloth dampened should be emptied and cleaned . The cord with warm water and mild soap . should be wrapped around the unit and the hose should be stored as described in To clean the drum : the cord / hose storage section in this 1 . Dump debris out . manual . Accessories should be kept in the 2 . Wash drum thoroughly with warm water same area as the vac so they can be and mild soap . readily available . The vac should be stored indoors . 3 . Wipe out with dry cloth . AccessoHes Sears offers many specialized 1 - 1 / 4 " non - Wet / dry vac accessories may be found at all Sears retail stores and may also be mechanical cleaning accessories that may ordered from the Sears " Power and Hand be used with this wet / dry vac . Tool " Catalog . Troubleshooting Problem Cause Remedy Vac will not pick up dirt 1 . Clogged filter 1 . Clean or replace filter ( follow instructions on page 10 ) 2 . Remove hose and 2 . Clogged hose clear debris . 3 . Air leak 3 . Make sure power head is securely attached to dust drum . Vac will not run 1 . No electricity 1 . Make sure electrical outlet has voltage . ( A qualified electrician may need to be contacted ) . or broken , exposing motor or any other electrical components , operation should be discontinued immediately to avoid personal injury or further I WARNING : If any of the power head assembly parts should become detached damage to the vacuum . Repairs should be made before reusing the vacuum . 11
For the repair or replacement parts you need Call 7 am - 7 pm , 7 days a week t - 8OO - 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 ) For the location of a Sears Repair Service Center in your area Carl 24 hours a day , 7 days a week I | | ll | 1 - 800 - 488 - 1222 For information on purchasing a Sears Maintenance Agreement or to inquire about an existing Agreement Call 9 am - 5 pro , Monday - Saturday 1 - 8OO - 627 - 6655 SEAJ S Amer _ a _ Repair S _ la _ ists The model and serial numbers will be found on the motor cover . When requesting service or ordering parts , always provide the following information : â¢ Product Type â¢ Model Number â¢ Part Number â¢ Part Description 2003 Emerson Sears , Roebuck and Co . , Chicago , IL 60179 U . S . A . Part No , SP6523 Form No , SP6523 Printed in China , 07 / 03