Save This Manual for Future Reference owner's manual MODEL NO. 113.170160 £RRFTSMAN Serial Number Model and serial numbers may be found under cord wrap handle. You should record both model and serial numbers in a safe place for future 16 GALLON CONVERTIBLE WET/DRY VAC use, FOR YOUR SAFETY READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY • assembly • operating • repair parts j Sears, Roebuck and Co., Hoffman Part No. SP6205 Estates, IL. 60179 U.S.A. Printed in U.S.A. FULL ONE YEAR WARRANTY ON CRAFTSMAN WET/DRY VACS If within one year from the date of pumhase, this Craftsman Wet/Dry Vac fails due to a defect in material or workmanship, Sears will repair it, free of charge. in Wet/Dry Vac is used for commercial or rental purposes, coverage applies for only 90 days from date of purchase. f Simply Contacting The Nearest Throughout The United States. vice Centerldepartment This warranty applies This warranty gives you specific Sears Ser- only while this product is in the United States. legal rights, and you may also have other rights which .vary from state to state. Sears,: Roebuck and Co., DI817 WA, Hoffman Estates, IL 60179 IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS Safety is a combination of common • Do not vacuum, or use this Wet/Dry Vac sense, staying alert and knowing how your vac works. Read this manual to understand the vac. near, flammable or combustible liquids, gases, or explosive dusts like gasoline or other fuels, lighter fluid, cleaners, oilbased paints, natural gas, hydrogen, coal dust, magnesium dust, grain dust, or gun powder. Safety Signal Words DANGER: means if the safely information is not followed someone will be seriously injured or killed. • Do not use Wet/Dry Vac as a sprayer. Do not vacuum anything that is burning or smoking, such as cigarettes, matches, or hot ashes. WARNING: means if the safety information is not followed someone could be seriously injured or killed. Do not vacuum fireplace soot or ash. This is a very fine dust which will not be captured by the filter and may cause damage. To reduce the risk of health hazards from CAUTION: means if the safety information is not followed someone may be injured. When using your Wet/Dry Vac, follow basic safety precautions including the following. WARNING-To the risk of fire, electric vapors or dusts, do not vacuum toxic materials. Do notuseorstorenear hazardousmaterials. reduce To reduce the risk of electric shock, do not expose to rain. Store indoors. shock, or injury: Do not allow to be used as a toy. Close attention is necessary when used by or near children. Read and understand this owner's manual and all labels on the Wet/Dry Vac before operating. Use only as described in this manual. To reduce the risk of personal injury or damage to Wet/Dry Vac, use only Sears Craftsman recommended accessories. Do not use this WeUDry Vac with a torn filter or without the filter installed except for vacuuming liquids as described in the operation section of this manual. Do not leave Wet/Dry Vac when plugged in. Unplug from outlet when not in use and before servicing, Turn off Wet/Dry Vac before unplugging. Sparks inside the motor can ignite flammable vapors or dust. To reduce the risk of fire or explosion: 2 To reduce the risk of injury from accidental starting, unplug power cord before changing or cleaning filter. To reduce the risk of falls, use extra care when cleaning on stairs. This Wet/Dry Vac is double-insulated, eliminating the need for a separate grounding system. Use only identical replacement parts. Read the instructions Do not unplug by pulling on cord. To unplug, grasp the plug, not the cord. Do not use with damaged cord, plug or other parts. If your Wet/Dry Vac is not working as it should, has missing parts, has been dropped, damaged, left outdoors, or dropped into water, return it to a Sears Service Center. for Servicing Double-Insulated Vacs before servicing. Wet/Dry Observe the following warnings that appear on the motor housing of your Wet/ Dry Vac. Do not pull or carry by cord, use cord as handle, close a door on cord, or pull cord around sharp edges or corners. Do not run Wet/Dry Vac over cord. Keep cord away from heated surfaces. --_ Do not handle plug or the Wet/Dry Vac with wet hands. WARNING: OUBLE INSULATED GROUNDING NOT REQUIRED WHEN SERe/ICING USE ONLY IDENTICAL REPLACEMENT PARTS To reduce the risk of electric shock- do not expose to rain-store indoors. Do not put any object into ventilation openings. Do not vacuum with any ventilation openings blocked; keep free of dust, lint, hair or anything that may reduce air flow. WARNING: For your own safety, read and understand owner's manual. Do not pick up hot ashes, coals, toxic, flammable or other hazardous materials. Do not use around Keep hair, loose clothing, fingers, and all parts of body away from openings and moving parts. explosive liquids or vapors. SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS The operation of any utility vac or blower can result in foreign objects being blown into the eyes, which can result in severe eye damage. Always wear safety goggles complying with ANSI Z87.1 (shown on package) before commencing operation. Safety Goggles are available at Sears retail stores. For dusty operations, wear dust mask. Use only extension cords that are rated for outdoor use. Extension cords in poor condition or that are too small in wire size can pose fire and shock hazards. When using an extension cord, be sure it is in good condition. Using any extension cord will cause some loss of power. To keep the loss to a minimum, use the following table to choose the minimum wire size extension cord. To reduce the risk of hearing damage, wear ear protectors when using the vac for extended hours or when, using it in a noisy area. 3 Extension Cord Length Gauge (A.W.G.) 0-50 Ft. 50-100 Ft. 14 12 Introduction Table of Contents This Wet/Dry Vac is intended for household use only. IMPORTANT Please Item Page Warranty Information ............................. 2 Safety Instructions ................................. 2 Introduction ............................................ 4 NOTE Read Carefully Static Shocks Are Common - In dry areas or when the relative humidity of the air is low. To reduce the frequency of static shocks in your home the best remedy is to add moisture to the air with a console humidifier. Unpacking Remove entire contents of carton. Check each item against the Carton Contents List. Some units may include accessories not shown. Notify your Sears Store immediately if any parts are damaged or missing. Key A B Assembly ............................................... 5 Operation ............................................... Maintenance ........................................ 8 11 Repair Parts ........................................ 14 Carton Contents A drum and follow the assembly instructions to complete the vac assembly. Contents 4 and Checking Your new wet/dry vac is partially assembled, Remove the contents from the dust Carton Unpacking and Checking Carton Contents ............................. List Description ............................ Qty. 16 Gallon Wet/Dry Vac ............... 1 Hose .......................................... 1 C D E F G* Utility Nozzle .............................. Wet Nozzle ................................. Car Nozzle ................................. Extension Wands ....................... Filter Nut .................................... 1 1 1 2 1 H* Filter Plate .................................. 1 J* K* L* Filter (Red Stripe) ...................... Filter Cage ................................. Float ........................................... 1 1 1 M N P R Caster Foot for Storage .............. Single Wheel Caster .................. Hose Lock .................................. Owners Manual .......................... 4 4 1 1 *These items may come preassembled. If they are not present in the carton check the vac power head to see if they are preassembled, 4 G_ -- Float/Cage Assembly WARNING: For your own safety, never connect plug to power source outlet until all assembly steps are complete and you have read and understood the safety and operation instructions. Do not operate vac with any parts damaged Filter Cage Tabs Solid End or missing. 1. Place the power assembly upside down into the drum. 2. Locate the float. Place the float over the opening in the center of the lid with the words "This Side Towards Lid" laying face down over the hole. WARNING: To reduce the risk of per- sonal injury or damage to vac be sure to keep hands, fingers, or any other foreign objects out of the center opening when assembling floaL the _...- Filter Cage 3. Line up filter cage tabs with the notches in the center ring of the lid. 4. Push on the filter cage until the tabs snap into the notches for a secure fit. Tabs (3) Notched _ Removing Filter Cage If filter cage needs to be removed, because the float is placed in the wrong way, use a fiat blade screwdriver and insert the blade between the filter cage and the center ring of the lid. Pry the cage out of the lid. Tilt the cage and lift away from the lid. To replace, follow float/cage assembly instructions. 5 _ Area (3) Filter Assembly 1. Locate the filter, filter plate and filter nut. ,_ ""-Filter Nut "_--Filter Plate 2. Carefully slide the filter over the filter cage, sliding it over the center ring covering the 3 notched areas until the filter stops against the lid. _FRI_r 3. Place the hole in the filter plate over threaded screw of the filter cage. 4. Gently push on the filter plate to seat the rubber ring of the filter inside the circular channel of the filter plate. Stdpe Screw 5. Place filter nut onto threadecl screw and tighten it down. Finger tighten only. Filter Power Cage NOTE: Lever of filter nut should be away from plate as shown. iMPORTANT: Do not overtighten as this may deform or crack the filter plate, filter cage or the filter. NOTE: Your filter has a red stripe that matches an in-store displayer. When you visit your local Sears store, just remember the color of your stripe for the correct size filter. Caster/Caster Foot Assembly 1. Remove the power assembly from the dust drum and set aside. _._ 2.Turn the dust drum upside down on the floor. Stem 3. Insert the caster feet into the bottom of drum, as shown (4 places). 4. Push on the caster foot until the foot rests against the first step of the dust drum. 5. Insert the caster stem into the socket of the caster foot, as shown (4 places). 6. Push on the caster until the ball on the caster stem is inserted all the way into the socket. You will hear the ball snap into the socket and the caster will swivel easily when positioning is correct. 7. Turn the drum upright. Caster I st Step --,.Dust Drum Vac Assembly 1. Locate the power assembly and the drum assemblies (assembled earlier). Latch 2. Position the power assembly with the inlet of the unit located in line with the drain cap and the drum label on the vac. Allow the assembly to rest on the vac drum. atch 3. Rotate both latches down until you hear the latches snap over the lip of the drum. NOTE: For best appearance of the unit, the inlet of the vac should be located above the drain. Inlet Drum •Drain 4. Insert the push button end of the hose assembly into the inlet of the vac. The hose should snap into place. To remove the hose from the vac press the release Release Button button in the hose assembly and pull the hose out of the vac inlet. \ 5. Place the utility nozzle securely on the swivel end of the hose and the vac is ready for use. 7 Press and Pull Operation WARNING To reduce the risk of fire or explosion, do not operate this vac in areas with flammable gases or flammable vapors such as lighter fluid, cleaners, oil-base paints, gasoline, alcohol or explosive dust such as coal, magnesium, grain or gun powder in the air. Do not vacuum explosive dust, flammable or combustible liquids or hot ashes. Do not use this vac as a sprayer. To reduce the risk of health hazards from vapors or dusts, do not vacuum toxic materials. To reduce the risk of electrical shock do not expose to rain. Store vac indoors. Unplug power cord before changing or cleaning filter or emptying the dust drum. CAUTION: To reduce the risk of .hear- 2. When using your vac to pick up very fine dust, it will be necessary for you to ing damage wear ear protectors when using the vac or blower for extended hours or when using it in a noisy area. The operation of any uUlity vac or blower can result in foreign objects being blown into the eyes, which can result in severe eye damage. Always wear safety goggles complying with ANSI Z87.1 (shown on Package) before commencing operation. Safety Goggles are available at Sears retail stores. empty the drum and clean the filter at more frequent intervals to maintain peak vac performance. NOTE: A dry filter is necessary to pick up dry material. If you use your vac to pick up dust when the filter is wet, the filter will clog quickly and be very difficult to clean. 3. If your filter is wet but you need to use the vac to pick up dry material, you can quickly dry the filter by running the vac without hose attached for about 10 min- To reduce the risk of electric shock, this utes. The clean air rushing through the vac will help dry the filter. appliance has a polarized plug (one blade is wider than the other). This plug will fit in a polarized outlet only one way. If the plug does not fit fully in the outlet, reverse the plug. If it still does not fit, contact a qualified electrician to install the proper outlet. Do not change the plug in any way. The optional Craftsman Fine Particle Filter, stock number 9-17916 will do a better job stopping the very fine particles than the 9-17816 filter. This filter will stop 99.99% of all particles as small as .75 micron. After you plug the power cord into the outlet, turn the unit on by pushing the switch Vacuuming from position "O" to position "1".The symbols used on the motor cover are interna- 1. When picking up small amounts of liquid the filter may be left in place. tional =On & Off' symbols. "O" is the symbol for "OFF" and "1" is the symbol for "ON". C) = OFF Vacuuming Liquids 2. When picking up large amounts of liquid we recommend that the filter be removed. If the filter is not removed, it will become saturated and misting may appear in the exhaust. I = ON 3. After using the vac to pick up liquids, the filter must be dried to reduce the Dry Materials risk of possible mildew and damage to the filter. 1. The filter must be in correct position at all times to reduce the dsk of leaks and possible damage to vac. 8 4.Whenthe liquidin the drumreachesa predeterminedlevel,the float mechanism will rise automatically to cut off airflow. When this happens, turn off the vac, unplug the power cord, and empty the drum. You will know that the float Emptying WARNING: has risen because vac airflow ceases and the motor noise will become higher in pitch, due to increased motor speed. IMPORTANT: To reduce the dsk of dam- age to the vac do not run motor with float in raised position. Dust Drum To reduce the risk of injury from accidental starting, unplug power cord before emptying the drum. 1. To remove the power assembly to empty contents of the dust drum, simply lift the two drum latches at the front and rear of the dust drum and lift the lid assembly up and off the dust drum and set to the side. NOTE: Lift the power assembly by the latches. 2. Lay the power assembly upside down on a clean dry area while emptying the drum or changing the filter. 3. Dump the drum contents into the proper waste disposal container. 4. If the contents are liquid, you may dispose by using the drain provided in the drum for easy emptying. Simply unscrew the drain cap and allow the liquid to drain completely out of the vac drum. WARNING: To reduce the risk of back injury or falls, do not heavy with liquid or debris. drain enough contents out the vac light enough to lift ably. Cord Wrap When vacuuming is complete, unplug the cord and wrap it around the handle on the back of the power assembly. Hose Storage Lock the "Pos-I-Lock "_ hose into the inlet of the vac and insert the opposite end of the hose into the blowing port in the back of the vac, or wrap the hose around the motor cover of the vac and clip the hose lock to two ends of the hose. Cord Wrap Area lift a vac Scoop or to make comfort- Operation (continued) To Store Your Accessories 1. Slide extension handles and accessories onto the posts of the caster feet for storage, 2. To remove the accessories, lightly rotate and pull upward. Moving the Vac Should it become necessary to pick the vac up to move it, use the handles on the sides of the dust drum. Blowing Handle / Feature Your new Craftsman wet/dry vac features "Switchable Blowing"using the "Pos*l-Lock "TM hose featum. "Switchable Blowing" allows you to use your vac for either suction or blowing. Nor- To obtain more air movement with this mal use of your wet/dry vac is to use the vac for cleaning up dirt and debris. With this new feature, your vac is quieter because the blowing port is closed while the unit is used for vacuuming. The blowing air is exhausted through the exhaust filter access door. I Simply press the locking tab on the hose and remove the hose from the inlet port. Insert the hose in the blowing port on the rear of the vac and your vac is ready to use as a blower. blowing feature, purchase a 9-16933 "Blower Nozzle" and the force of air will move the debris better. gles complying with ANSI Z87.t ARNING: Always wear safety gogbefore using as a blower. bystanders, keep them clear of I blowing ARNING:debris. To avoid injury to If you wish to convert from suction to blowing. Nozzle --.,_.._ Blower _ (Optional) _ 10 Maintenance J WARNING: To reduce the risk of Injury from accidental starting, unplug power cord before changing or cleaning filter. against the inside wall of your dust drum and the debris will loosen and fall. J Cleaning 4. For thorough cleaning of dry filler with fine dust (no debris), you may run water through it as desc_bed under"Wet Filler". Vac Filter Wet Filter Your filler should be cleaned often to maintain peak vac performance. After filler is removed, run water through the filter from a hose or spigot. Take care that water pressure from the hose is not strong enough to damage filter. Remem_ber: To dry a filter quickly, reinstall the fitter on the vac and allow the unit to run for Be sure to dry the filter before storing or picking up dry debris. IMPORTANT: After cleaning, check the filter for tears or small holes. Do not use a filter with holes or tears in it. Even a small hole can cause a lot of dust to come out of approximately 10 minutes. The clean air rushing through the filter will dry it. your vac. Replace it immediately. Installation NOTE: This filter is made of high quality paper designed to stop very small particles of dust. The filter can be used for wet Refer to "Filter Assembly". Allow the filter to dry before reinstalling and storing the vac. or dry pick up. Handle the filter carefully when removing to clean or installing it. Creases in the filter pleats may occur from installation but creases will not affect the performance of the filter. Cleaning Exhaust Pad To clean the exhaust pad located behind the exhaust access door, press the two tabs on the access door and remove the access door. Removal To remove the filter for cleaning or replacement, remove filter nut from the screw on the filter cage, remove filter plate and lift off filler. IMPORTANT: 1. Remove the foam pad and clean using mild soap and water. 2. Dry the foam pad before placing it back into the vac. To reduce the risk of dam- age to the blower wheel and motor, always reinstall the filter before using the vac for dry material pickup. CAUTION: Do not remove the filter cage or float. It is there to shut off airflow when the drum is full of liquids. 3. Replace the foam pad to the original location. 4. Replace the exhaust access door. i Dry Filter 1. Some removal of dry debris can be accomplished without removing the filler from the vac by slapping your hand on top of the lid while the vac is turned off. 2. For best results of cleaning due to accumulated dust, clean the filter in an open area. Cleaning SHOULD be done outdoors and not in the living quarters. 3. After filter removal from vac, remove the dry debris by gently tapping the filter 11 Maintenance (continued) Wet/Dry Vac WARNING: To keep your Wet/Dry Vac looking its best, clean the outside with a cloth dampened with warm water and mild soap. and REUABIUTY, repairs and adjustment should be performed by Seam Service Centem, always using Seam replacement parts. To dean the drum: To assure product SAFETY NOTE: If your casters are noisy, you may put a drop of oil on the rollershaft to make them quieter. 1, Dump debris out. 2. Wash drum thoroughly with warm water and mild soap. 3. Wipe out with dry cloth. 12 Wet Nozzle farthest from you.) To pick up liquids off a smooth surface, use the 2-1/2" wet nozzle accessory supplied with your wet/dry vac. To use this nozzle, simply attach the nozzle to the end of an extension wand. Connect a second extension wand to the first, and connect the 2-1/2" x 7' hose to the extension wand. Liquids may be picked up by dragging the nozzle across the surface. The squeegee will dry the surface as you vacuum. 2. Using both hands, lower the nozzle body onto the insert and squeegee with the round opening of the nozzle closest to you. With fingers on the far side and thumbs holding the latches of the removable insert, flip the nozzle over so the latches are on the top and the round inlet opening is facing away from you. Make sure the squeegee stays on the insert pins. Replacement rubber for the squeegee nozzle may be obtained through Sears Parts. If the rubber becomes worn, it may be flipped over for use on the opposite side or replaced. (Replacement service part #822256). To reverse or replace the squeegee: 1. Lay the wet nozzle on a fiat surface with the round inlet opening facing up and the two latches close to you as shown. Latches Nozzle 3. Press down with each thumb below the latching tabs until you see and hear the removable insert snap into the nozzle body. Snap the latches over the locking tabs into their original position. Removable Insert 2. Using both hands, position each thumb on the removable insert, (below the latches) and two fingers of each hand on each latch, lift and disengage the two latches from the tabs on the nozzle 4. Inspect the pins of the insert to make sure they fit through the holes of the squeegee and fit into the matching slots in the nozzle body. NOTE: If the pins are out position, hold the nozzle assembly with both hands body. 3. Gently pull the latches toward yourself to remove the insert. and gently twist in opposite directions. The insert pins should snap into proper position. Twist Twist To reinstall the removable insert correctly, follow these steps: 1. Place the removable insert on a fiat surface with the pins positioned upward and the latches close to you as shown. Place the rubber squeegee on the insert, with the pins fitting through the matching holes in the squeegee. (Make sure the new working edge is located The wet nozzle assembly is ready for wet pickup use. 13 Repair Parts 16 Gallon Wet/Dry Model Number Vac 113.170160 Always order by Part Number - Not by Key Number WARNING SERVICING OF DOUBLE-INSULATED In a double-insulated instead of grounding. WETIDRY VAC Wet/Dry Vac, two systems of insulation are provided No grounding means is provided on a double-insulated appliance, nor should a means for grounding be added. Servicing a doubleinsulated Wet/Dry Vac requires extreme care and knowledge of the system, and should be done only by qualified service personnel. Replacement parts for a double-insulated Wet/Dry Vac must be identical to the parts they replace. Your double-insulated Wet/Dry Vac is marked with the words "DOUBLE LATED" and the symbol the appliance. Key No. Part No. 1 2 3 4 5 9-17816 9-16937 9-16938 826286 73185 6 7 8 9 826771 29776 509238 STD611007 Description 15534-1 818413 STD611011 15 16 818961 826770 within a square) Key No. Cap Drain Foot Caster Caster INSU- may also be marked on Part No. 17 826808 18 822467-5 19 826387 20 826777 21 826806 22 826809 23 !826774 1"Filter (Red Stripe) t Filter Plate 1"Filter Nut Drum Description Spring Cord w/Plug Latch Drum Lid Motor Pad Foam Door Access Duct Exhaust Cage Filter/Float * Screw Pan Hd. 24 25 826773 73180 TyAB 10 x 3/4 Plate Collector 26 27 28 _26776 815096 826819 29 30 31 826784 Adapter Hose Hose Asm (Includes Keys 27, 29 & 30) Latch Hose Adapter 826775 822256 SP6205 Adapter Hose Lock Squeegee Owners Manual 10 826772 11 826817 12 13 14 I-_(square Nut Hex Flange Lock 5/16-18 Washer Wheel Blower * Screw Pan Hd. * Standard Hardware Ty AB 10 x 1-1/4 Spacer Door Blowport Switch Toggle Cover Motor (Not Illustrated) Item - May be purchased locally t Stock Item - May be secured through the hardware department of most Sears retail stores. 14 Repair Parts 16 Gallon Wet/Dry Vac Model Number 113.170t60 25 26 30 jj.l_l 20 18 19 ,....-10 5 I 15 £RRFTSMRN Accessories and Attachments Get more versatility from your Craftsman wet/dry vacuum by adding these accessories, Additional wet/dry vac accessories may be purchased at your local Sears retail store 16930 Hose Lock 16922 Utility Nozzle 16964 ExtenMon Wands 17817 Wet Nozzle 16978 Car Nozzle 16933 Blower Nozzle 16934 Hose Grip 16926 14" Floor Brush 16947,16948 Inflator Nozzle NOTE: Most Accessories 17816 Paper Pleated Filter Are Available 16 16935 Gutter Nozzle 16925 Dry Nozzle . 16902 Crevice Tool 16901 Dusting Brush 17916 High Efficiency Filter In 2-112 Inch And 1-I/4 Inch Sizes Sawdust Collection Series l Whole-shop Sawdust Manifold-Type 29964 Radial Arm Saw Dust Collection Kit 29963 Collection System Table Saw Dust Collection Kit 29962 17 Notes 18 Notes 19 For the repair or replacement parts you need Call7 am - 7 pro, 7 daysa week 1-8OO-366-PART (1-800-366-7278) For in-home maJo_zrend'_rvioe Call24 hours a cJ._y_ - 1-800-4-REPAIA(1-800-473-7247t Forthe location of a SearsRepairService Center in your area Call 24 hours a day, 7 daysa week 1-800-488-1222 Bi|||| For informationon purchasinga Sears Maintenance Agreementor to inquire about an existing Agreement Call 9 am - 5 prn, Monday-Saturday _-- 1-800-827-6655 SEARS America _ Repair Specia/_sts The model number will be found on the side of the power head. When requesting information: service or ordering parts, always provide the followil • Product Type • Part Number • Model Number • Part Description @ 1998 Emerson Electric Co. Seam, Roebuck and Co., Hoffman Estates, IL. 60179 U.S.A.