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Do you remove the filter when vacuumning water with a dirt hawg shop vac?


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The cartridge will slide off an internal housing cage which contains the float. Look for a knob, thumb tab or dial at the bottom of the cartridge and rotate bay hand. Always wipe the area where the filter meets the vac body before reinstalling and drain thoroughly before storing.
When full of water you should hear the pitch of the vac motor change.
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