Having problems with your Ridgid 9 Gallon Wet/Dry Shop Vac 96882 Canister Vacuum ?

My shop vac does not seem to have as much pick up power as it once did. It will not even pick up small debris and paper.


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Turning the unit on with the motor NOT inserted into the "can" do you see the impeller moving? Should be connected to the drive of the motor one way or another.\015\012Check for debris on both ends of the motor shaft to be sure the motor is moving freely. If possible, hit both ends with some WD 40 to reduce friction.\015\012Be sure the hose is clear. I push a broom handle through mine from time to time to see if there is anything clogging it.\015\012Tear in the hose or in the couplings? Tape or replace.\015\012When was the last time you replaced or cleaned the filter?
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