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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


I've been using a small shop vac in the seller to vacuum up dust, sawdust etc. I have emptied the inside and the filter looks laden with dust. It does not "****" any longer. What is wrong and what do I do to fix it?

You have to clean the filter too. Use an air hose to clean it or brush it off with a stiff brush or you can wash it if it isn't paper. As a last resort you can get a new one. ... Shop Vac 925-13 Canister Wet/Dry Vacuum

Shop vacuum float rises to shut off vaccuum immediately when turned on. Is using foam filter covered by Shop vac paper filter. Vac is shopvac 86L450

Click this link for video helphttp://www.ehow.co.uk/videos-on_4811_care-portable-shop-vac.html ... Vacuums

I have a 5.5 HP 8 gallon Stanley Shop Vac with the cartridge filter. The book says I can use the cartridge filter which is a kind of paper to use for wet vac. It did not come with the foam filter for wet vac so I am wondering if I use it for wet vac will the cartridge break up?

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I'm using a steam vac for the first time, i wanted to know if the bottom piece that you empty out the dirty water has to have water in to use it. or is it suppose to be empty?it's an upright hoover steamvac for heavy traffic areas and spot cleaning

Hello,\012The bottom piece should be empty when you use your machine. Make sure you rinse it our real good when you are finished.I hope this helps. ... Hoover SteamVac Carpet/Upholstery Deep Cleaner Vacuum

Shop Vac Can I **** water with a 4.5 12 gallon Shop Vac into the main cannister or is there another connection? DO you use the same one for both wet and dry??

You **** up water the same way as dirt. It's designed this way, hence the name wet/dry. Just be sure not to get the water in the very top of the unit where the motor sucks the air for cooling ventilation, if water gets in there it can burn up the mot ... Shop Vac 925-13 Canister Wet/Dry Vacuum

What filter should i use in my shop vac - Shop Vac 925-13 Canister Wet/Dry Vacuum

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I have an old Shop Vac model 3331.5. This is a 12 gallon 1.5 hight peak shop vac with a detachable blower. After many years I decided to use the blower feature, but have lost the lost the manual. Question; how do I attach the hoses to the blower? The motor has that cap on it the direct the flow of air in one direction and the wide hoses do not fit over it. I may be missing a part, but I would think the directional cap would have to come off anyway.

Remove the cap that directs the air and insert the hose in there. ... Vacuums

I bought a used Shop-Vac, it's either 52627-68 or 90L500A (both numbers on the label) - the Contractor version, 5HP 12 gallons. I can't find it on the shop-vac website or anywhere else. I need a manual.

Hi,\015\012I have checked and the manual would be sent to you on contacting the customer services for the Shop Vac product you are using.\015\012Please make sure you include the Shop Vac Model # and the Serial # as well, which you ahve pr ... Shop Vac ShopVac 3 HP 2 Stage 10 Gallon--Automotive Wet/Dry Vacuum Vacuum

Bought a shop vac about 3-4 mos ago and while i was using it, it cut off and wont cut back on. This is the second shop vac that done this and I took the first one back and got this one and it did the same thing. It is a 12 gal. 4.5 peak hp.

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My brand-new Hoover Windtunnel T-Series Pet Rewind Bagless vac simply shut off while I was using it and now I can't get it to turn back on. I've emptied the dirt collection bin and let the unit sit unplugged for 30 minutes to reset the Thermal Protector as per the manual. I've even tried a few different outlets just in case a fuse got tripped, but the vac still won't turn on. What happened? Do I need to return this vac to the store? I just bought it 5 hours ago.

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Using shop vac 52722-90 for wet applications

Yes, the foam filter is what you should use, also make sure you remove any bag, or paper filter, the water would make it fall apart. ... Shop Vac ShopVac 3 HP 2 Stage 10 Gallon--Automotive Wet/Dry Vacuum Vacuum

First use, motor died (Ridgid SmartCart shop vac WD7000)

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My shop vac won't turn back on after emptying

I'm afraid you'll need to take it apart. the switch is mounted in a plastic holder in the top.\015\012While you got it apart and without it plugged in, check to see that both brushes are touching the commutator. there should be sufficient spring ten ... Shop Vac 925-13 Canister Wet/Dry Vacuum

Model number U5763900 Serial Number 090400013588 Handle broke off just above the four screws that attach it ti the boby of the vac. Hoover does not list parts for models that are more than two years old. The vac operates perfectly but without a handle my wife cannot use it, where can I find a part replacement. easy to remove four screws and replace. dont want to drive 100 or more miles to find a authorized repair shop. Oh yes, this is a Hoover Preferred Wind Tnnel Bagless

Get over it and buy a new one!!! ... Vacuums

When trying to use shop vac for suction, at the same time the space for blowing is operating. how do i stop this blowing process so i can use it as a vacuum?

I have the same problem! Did you find a solution? ... Vacuums

I have a craftsman wet/dry vac - 16 gal 5.0 hp peak motor. Serial 98065V 8058, model113. 177790. When I try to use the vacuum function, the blower works too. Debris is blowing out of the shop vac instead of staying in.

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My Shop-Vac 5870400 was working just fine, and then one day while i vac the floor its just stop working, tried to turn on/off a few times, swicth to different outlet. i did even tried to open it, but found no burn or anything that suspicious. i never drop nor used outside, only inside the house for normal vacumm. please help. thanks.

Same thing just happened to mine. My solution is to get another one but a different brand. I think it should have lasted longer than four years of fairly light usage. From what I read, if it does as we both described, the motor is shot and not wor ... Shop Vac 587-04-00 Canister Wet/Dry 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 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

I have a shop vac, and id like to use it to **** up water. do i need special parts or what exactly do i have to do to use it for that purpose?

The machine should have a filter inside if it looks like a big foam sleeve than your ready to go, if it takes a paper bag as well or a paper sleeve over the big foam sleeve you want to remove them ( not the foam ) because the paper would fall apart a ... Shop Vac Vacuums

I have a ten year old M+S central vac. it shuts off after about 5 min of use. They came out and took the unit to their shop. I dont have the model #.repair shop says I need a new motor but it runs. what can I tell them?

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My shop vac blows dust as soon as it's turned on and throughout use. I have changed filters, nothing is helping. What part of my vac can not get wet, or is there a better way to clean out the system?

There should be a cover or sock over the filter,this will stop the dust.the paper filter is the part that can not get wet. if you don't have a cover for your filter use an old sock or something simular to a sock. ... Shop Vac 584-04-00 Quiet Canister Wet/Dry Vacuum

Over heating? My 10 gallon 4HP shop vac has started shutting off after about 30 sec. after I turn it on to use. It smells real hot after I shut it off. I have changed the filter and the bag, which did not solve the problem. Any suggestions on what the problem could be? It's only about 31/2 years old and I really don't use it all that much, mainly for getting up dust and cob-webs from my garage.

It sounds like you need to replace the motor in it . thank you for using fixya ... Shop Vac ShopVac 3 HP 2 Stage 10 Gallon--Automotive Wet/Dry Vacuum Vacuum

The steam mop was only used 3 times.stopped working. It has now stopped working altogether. I have only had it for a month. I did not save the receipt because after the third time working I thought it was okay. I am very disappointed and have a hand shop vac of Sharks which has been working for a year. I have been discouraged from buying another one of your products now that the steam mop has quit working after 3 times. I followed the exact instructions how to use it. Model S3101/ 120V 60HZ

Hi,Here is a tip that I wrote about the Euro-Pro Shark Steam Mop and why it maynot be getting steam to the head...Euro-Pro Shark Steam Mop Problem ... Euro-Pro Shark Steam Mop - Gray/ Purple Vacuum

I just bought a shop vac to **** up the winter slop in the garage. the first time I used it, it worked perfectly but the 2nd and 3rd times I used it, it spits water from the exhaust. Why? It doesn't seem to have a plug/clog and I have the foam sleeve plus the circular paper filter on it, as per directions. Help!

Too much water in the unit causes what you describe. Water should be drained and the unit completely dried between water events, or unit will rust and have shortened life. ... Shop Vac 925-13 Canister Wet/Dry Vacuum
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