Having problems with your Shop Vac 401-04-62 Original Wet/Dry Vacuum ?

Dirty water blowing out of hole in top of unit... help!!!

\015 Hi,\015\012\015\012My basement flooded terribly yesterday and I just started trying to vacuum up the water with our wet/dry Shop Vac. \302\240It is a 10 Gallon, model #4030, and it has a hole in the side which is where I think the sucking hose goes (that's where it fits, anyway) and then a hole in the top where the blower hose goes. \302\240I started vacuuming and it blew filthy water all over the place and only deposited a little bit of water in the tank. \302\240There's a foam filter on it with a paper thing (like a coffee filter) around that. \302\240I took that off to see if it was clogged and, aside from being dirty grey, it's not blocked with debris. \302\240My husband is out of town; my basement is stinking and I'm desperately trying to get it cleaned up before mold sets in. \302\240Can anyone help or should I bite the bullet and go buy a new one? \302\240I don't know WHERE my husband has the manual and he has no idea either!\015\012Thanks in advance,\015\012\015\012Mary\015

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