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

Answers :

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.
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