1. Light cleaning ofsome dry debris c an be
without removing the filter
from the vac. S imply slap your h and o n
top ofthe lidwhile the vacisturned o ff.
2. Forbest c leaning results d uetoaccu-
mulated dust, c lean thefilter inan
open area. C leaning SHOULD be
done outdoors andnotintheliving
3. After f ilter removal from vac,remove
thedrydebris bygently t apping t hefil-
teragainst theinside wall o fyourdust
drum. The debris w illloosen a ndfall.
4. Forthorough cleaning ofdryfilter with
finedust ( nodebris), runwater
through i tasdescribed under
"Cleaning AWet F ilter".
A Wet Filter
After filter is removed, run water through
the filter from a hose or spigot. Take care
that the water pressure from the hose is
not strong enough to damage the filter.
Remember: To dry a filter quickly, reinstall
the filter on the vac and allow the unit to
run for approximately 10 minutes. The
clean air rushing through the filter will dry
Refer to "Replacement
Section of this manual.
Allow the filter to dry before storing the
To keep your Wet/Dry Vac looking its
best, clean the outside with a cloth damp-
ened with warm water and mild soap.
To clean the drum:
1. Dump debris out.
2. Wash drum thoroughly with warm water
and mild soap.
3. Wipe out with dry cloth.
Before prolonged storage or as needed
(i.e., waste water pick up) the drum
should be disinfected.
To disinfect the drum:
1. Pour 1 gallon of water and 1 teaspoon
chlorine bleach into the drum.
2. Let solution stand for 20 minutes, care-
fully swishing every few minutes, mak-
ing sure to wet all inside surfaces of
3. Empty drum after 20 minutes. Rinse
with water until bleach smell is gone.
Allow drum to dry completely before
sealing the motor on the drum.
If your casters are noisy, you may put a
drop of oil on the roller shaft to make them
Before storing your vac, the drum should
be emptied and cleaned. The cord should
be wrapped around the unit and the hose
should be stored as described in this
manual. Accessories should be kept in the
same area as the vac so they can be
readily available. The vac should be stored
_, WARNING: To assure product
SAFETY and RELIABILITY, repairs
and adjustment should be performed
by Sears Service Centers, always
using Sears replacement parts.