Having problems with your Craftsman 17026 Wet/Dry Vacuum ?
Do I take the filter off when I am vacuuming up wet things?
\015 I can't find my manual and I thought it said to take the filter off before wet vac use but can't remember and don't want to hurt the motor\015
If it's a paper filter, take it off. If it's a cloth filter that can be washed and dried, leave it on. Your machine will have a float to close off the suction when the tub needs emptying. Anyway, air from the tub only goes through the turbine, not through the motor itself, so you need not worry. It's good practice to run the vac dry for a few minutes after using it wet, just to make sure the turbine's dry.
Repair Help & Product Troubleshooting for Craftsman 17026 Wet/Dry Vacuum
Tips for a great answer:- Provide details, support with references or personal experience .
- If you need clarification, ask it in the comment box .
- It's 100% free, no registration required.
Suggested Questions/Answers :
Do I take the filter off when I am vacuuming up wet things?
If it's a paper filter, take it off. If it's a cloth filter that can be washed and dried, leave it on. Your machine will have a float to close off the suction when the tub needs emptying. Anyway, air from the tub only goes through the turbine, not th ... Craftsman 17026 Wet/Dry Vacuum
I have a stanley wet and dry vacuum 5.0 hp and 8 gallon should I have to take out the filter to use the wet vacuum
I have a Eureka Maxima, this was a gift to me, but I have to say it is the worst vacuum I have ever used. Not only do I have a problem with the suction and the filter getting clogged, but it overheats - it takes me all day to vacuum my house, because the darn thing overheats after every room. Besides for tossing it off a cliff and buying a better vacuum, what can I do?
Get yourself a dyson ... Eureka Vacuums
My Shop Vac (Brand) Mdl#934-16-11 keeps shutting off while I'm dry vacuuming. I can turn it back on then it will shut off again. The filter is spotless, so that's not the issue. There isn't any reset buttons. The only thing I can think of is that the float for wet vacuuming is somehow being sucked up causing the the motor to be tripped off. The vacuum is only about a year and a half old and used only sparingly. Help!
I need an operational manual for a beam central vac model 178. It came with the house and I need to take it apart and clean it. Does the filter thing inside the system come off. It is caked in dust and dirt and I think it is effecting the performance of the vacuum.
Oreck XL21 just will not work at all any more. Beater is clean - belt is fine. Fresh bag - inflates. Took the thing apart - checked for blockages at intake, bag entry, and the tube. It just doesn't vacuum anything. No suction at all for anything stronger than air. I'd say it doesn't ****, but that would be ironic. Are these known for just "quitting" after a while? We take it in for maintenance as recommended to replace filters, etc. Is there some miracle trick to make it work or sho
Did you make sure the brush turns freely? Even though it is clean, if it does not turn freely with the belt, it will not beat the carpet and pull debris up into the unit.\015\012\015\012Another (drastic?) thing to try would be to take the unit ... Vacuums
I do not have my users manual and have never vacuumed wet with this vacuum. How do I change it from a dry to wet vacuum. Can't find my manual and I need to use the shop vac for water in basement, do I have to change the filter or what lost my user manual never used it to pick up water. need to know how to puit it in wet mode i want to clean the dirty water out of my pool.
\015\012Vacuuming Liquids\015\0121. When picking up small amounts of liquid\015\012the filter may be left in place.\015\0122. When picking up large amounts of liquid\015\012we recommend that the filter be\015\012r ... Craftsman 17765 Canister Wet/Dry Vacuum
Replacing filter Got a Filter Queen Majestic vacuum from my inlaws when they moved overseas. I am in middle of vacuuming, got a weird noise, so opted to check and clean the filter for first time. UGH. The lower 'pot' that's the bottom part of the thing was full of gunk, but the filter pristine clean against the cone that's attached to the upper part of the unit. In other words, I am shocked to see that the dirt goes not INTO the filter, but outside of it into the bottom portion (that I call the
Its normal operation so don't worry ... Filter Queen Majestic Canister Vacuum
I do not have my users manual and have never vacuumed wet with this vacuum. How do I change it from a dry to wet vacuum. Can't find my manual and I need to use the shop vac for water in basement, do I have to change the filter or what
No - simply remove the filter. That is the only step necessary!!\015\012\015\012Hope your cleanup goes well!!\015\012\015\012Thanks for using FixYa - a FixYa rating is appreciated!! ... Craftsman 17761 Wet/Dry Vacuum
Cleaning Filter Hi: I want to clean the filter on the B&D pet hepa vacuum, but can't figure out how to take it out of its housing. I can remove the housing from the actual vacuum, but don't know how to get the filter itself out. It sure does smell of dog, so any help would be appreciated.
... Black & Decker Black Decker Bagless Canister Pet VacVacuum
Dirty filter caused vacuum to swtich off mid-use. Filter's cleaned, but machne won't start again. Is there reset switch or do I need to take it in to get fixed?
... Westinghouse WST1551 Wired Deluxe Upright Vacuum
I just bought this vacuum at a second hand store. My girlfriend told me to grab it as it such a quailty product. How ever I can't find a model number or anything else. I need a manual please. Does it take bags? Do I need to replace the filter or just wash the one I have? It is black and silver, cannister. It also says big gary's vacuum system warehouse in surry British Columbia, Canada. It also says to use filter pow-r-nozzle 96. I have no idea of the year.
I suggest you google what you know. I dont think anyone here can suggest where you can get a manual for a machine you dont even know the name of.\015\012\015\012You ask about a bag ... I dont know ... is there one in it now? You ask abo ... Vacuums
I have a hoover windtunnel 2. The filter was filthy so I dismantled the whole thing to try and clean the filter. Now I can't put it together again. Also, where can I find a new filter to buy in Orlando, Florida? Has there been a recall on these vacuums? The filter definately is NOT self cleaning?
... Hoover WindTunnel Cyclonic HEPA Bagless Upright Vacuum - Plum
Simplicity vacuum My vacuum just cut off and now it wont start. I pressed there restart button but nothing happens I have 2 fairly old Industrial hitachi dry vacuum in my workshop both 110v and both wont start. Both i was told were manufactured in Italy and both have a manual and auto switch. It has a black top, takes an orange paper filter inside and its bin is dark blue. Sorry i've forgotton the model number. I've inspected the wiring but it's fine, could it be the motor and how do i gain acc
Just take it in to your vacuum store. ... Hoover U5753-900 WindTunnel Bagless Upright Vacuum
My electrolux oxygen canister cuts on and off. I have to open and close the vacuum, or take the base of the hose off and then re-insert. I have to do all these things before it will start up again. I sometimes shake the hose around, then it will come back on. If I try to dust with the dust brush (like a lamp shade or shelf) and the suction pulls against the object, the vacuum goes off for awhile. Sometimes I'll have to reset the vacuum by unplugging the electric cord. I never get to finis
Maybe you should have taken it back to that shop, it appartently isn't fixed. I would have replace that board, don't believe in modifing, you usually end up with other problems, like you have. One thing to check is maybe you have a partial clog in ... Vacuums
I have a Kenmore 116.36932 (upright-bagless vacuum) that the motor protector by-pass valve has opened. I've clean out the area between the agitator brush where the flexible extension hose starts. There was some blockage there. I checked the rest of the system (extenstion hose, back filter area, pipe area to canister and area to side filter. I took the 2 filters out and the by-pass valve is still open. Where else could there be a blockage that I can take apart to clean and put back together
Filter issue are the filters for wet/dry vacuuming different....do you need a filter for wet vacing?
Yes the sponge type filter ... Shop Vac 584-06-00 Canister Wet/Dry Vacuum
I have an Ecectrolux Epic canister vacuum. As soon as it starts sucking, the vacuum cuts off. I put a new filter and bag in, but it doesn't seem to help. If I open the front where the bag goes, take the bag out and depress the safety button the vacuum will run. Need some help or direction. Thank you
Try this.\015\012Disconnect hose. Turn machine on and place hand over intake. If it shuts off immediately, first try turning dial on top of machine so largest dot matches up with arrow. Turn on and place hand over intake again. If it still ... Electrolux Vacuums
I have a Craftsman wet dry vac with blower capability (22 L). While I was using it to **** up water, the water came out of the blower hose. Now I can't get it to work as a vacuum. What can I do to fix this problem? Is there a toggle switch somewhere that allows me to choose vacuum or blower? Also, will the vacuum still work without the filter nut attached to the plate? Please let me know at your earliest convenience. Thank you.
... Craftsman Vacuums
Vacuum has new bag but won't pick up dirt. Cleaned flat filter and it made it worse. Do I need to replace rectangular filter or can I clean it. If so , how? If not, do I need to take it in for repair, ir should I get new parts? Thanks!
It's clogged somewhere. Disconnect the hoses where you can and check for obstructions. Run a coat hanger down the hose if you need to to clear the obstruction. ... Kenmore 31913 Progressive Direct Drive Bagged Upright Vacuum
I have a bissell vacuum model 3760-2 and it smells terrible when it is in use (like wet pet hair). I have emptied and washed the main collection "tank" and unscrewed the filter and washed the flexible filter but it still smell horrible. Any suggestions?
The filter if its dirty in gives bad smell.Also if it gets worn out or very old it gives bad smell.Many other users too have noticed this bad smell.Replacing the filter helped many other users too.\015\012The worst part being smell of the filte ... Bissell Lift-Off(R) Revolution(R) Turbo Upright Vacuum
I have had my Bissell 6591-X for 2 years. I hate it! No matter what I do all the fuzz, hair, whatever fills up around the upper filter before it even starts to deposit in the cup. It has done this ever since I bought it. No matter how much I take it apart, clean it, clean filters, empty the cup, nothing does any good. I spill more dirt onto the vacuum and floor than ever gets in the cup. I will never buy another Bissell.
Sure your not over filling it ? ... Bissell Vacuums
I HAD MY DC17 VAC FOR 3 YRS NOW NO PROBLEMS AT ALL, I REGULARLY CLEAN THE FILTER LIKE IT SAYS BUT LATELY I'VE NOTICE THAT THERE SEEMS TO BE A LOT MORE COLLECTION ON THE TOP OF THE FILTER WHEN I'M DONE VACUUMING. IT HAS ALSO STARTED THIS WEEK TO MAKE A VERY LOUD HUMMING TYPE NOISE WHILE RUNNING, I HAVE CHECKED FOR ALL POINTS FOR ANY BLOCK AND NOTHING AND NOW TODAY IT RUN A FEW MINUTES AND STOPS AUTOMATICALLY,IT WILL RESTART AFTER I LET IT SIT UNPLUGGED.WHATS UP WITH THIS THING, IT HAS BEEN GR
The vac is over heating. First, you should try a new filter. Also, keep in mind that after cleaning the filter, make sure that it fully dries. Using a wet or damp filter clogs it quickly. Second, turn the vac upside down and make sure that the roller ... Dyson DC17 Animal Bagless Upright Cyclonic Vacuum
Filters I have tried to find the filter that goes up inside the vacumm not the one on the front but when you take the disposal thing out the one that is up inside that, where do I find one? mine does not have one and everything clogs up in there.
There isn't a filter listed in the parts list for where you feel one should be. Your owner manual would tell you if there was. ... Eureka 2961AVZ Bagless Upright Vacuum
I borrowed a Shop Vac Ultra plus wet dry vacuum to use as a dry vacuum. It needs emptying. How do I open it, and clean the filter? Thanks
WHEN IT FULL U WILL KNOW WHEN IT CAN **** UP ANY THING CLEAN ALEAST EVERY TWO WEEK ... Vacuums