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MODEL NO.
113.178490
16 GALLON
DOUBLE INSULATED
WET/DRY VAC
Serial
Number
SEAIRS/ r.RI1FT$MI1N
Modelandserialnumbermaybe found
on the motorcover.
You should record both model and
serial number in a safe place for future
use.
FOR YOUR
SAFETY:
READ ALL
INSTRUCTIONS
CAREFULLY
Sold by SEARS,
Pad No. $P5384
16 GALLON
PROFESSIONAL
WET/DRY VAC
• assembly
• operating
• repair parts
ROEBUCK
AND CO., Chicago,
IL. 60684 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 purchase, this Craftsman Wet/Dry Vac fails due to a defect In material or workmanship, Sears will repair it, free of charge.
WARRANTY SERVICE IS AVAILABLE BY SIMPLY CONTACTING THE NEAREST SEARS SERVICE
CENTER/DEPARTMENT
THROUGHOUT THE UNITED STATES.
This warranty applies only while this product Is used in the United States.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from
state to state.
SEARS, ROEBUCK AND CO., Dept. 698/731A, Sears Tower, Chicago, IL 60684
IMPORTANT
SAFETY
INSTRUCTIONS
doors, or dropped into water, retum itto a Sears Service
Center.
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.
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 airflow.
Keep hair, loose clothing, fingers, and all parts of body
away from openings, and moving pads.
To avoid 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 pads. Read the instructions for
Servicing Double-Insulated Wet/Dry Vacs before
servicing.
Extension cords in poor condition or that are too small
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 table below to choose the
minimum wire size extension cord.
Extension Cord Length
Wire Size
• 0-50 feet
No. 14
• 50-100 feet
No. 12
When using your Wet/Dry Vac, follow basic safety precautions including the following.
WA RNING - Toreduce the risk of fire,
electric shock, or Injury:
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 avoid personal injury or
damage to Wet/Dry Vac, use only Sears Craftsman recommended accessories.
Sparks inside the motor can ignite flammable vapors or
dust. To avoid fire or explosion:
• Do not vacuum,or use this Wet/Dry Vac near, flammable or combustible liquids, gases, or explosive
dusts like gasoline or other fuels, lighter fluid, cleaners, oil-based paints, natural gas, hydrogen, coal
dust, magnesium dust, grain dust, or gun powder.
• Do not use Wet/Dry Vac as a sprayer for any flammable or combustible liquid.
Do not vacuum anything that is burning or smoking, such
as cigarettes, matches, or hot ashes.
To avoid health hazards from vapors or dusts, do nol
vacuum toxic materials.
Do not use or store near hazardous materials.
To avoid electric shock, do not expose to rain. Store
indoors.
Do not allow to be used as a toy. Close attention is
necessary when used by or near children.
Do not use this Wet/Dry Vac with a torn filter or without
the filter installed except for vacuuming liquids as described in the operations section of this manual.
Do not leave Wet/Dry Vac when plugged in. Unplugfrom
outlet when not in use and before servicing. Turn off
Wet/Dry Vac before unplugging.
To avoid injury from accidental starting, unplug power
cord before changing or cleaning filter.
Do not unplug by pulling on cord. To unplug, grasp the
plug, nol the cord.
Do not use with damaged cord, plug or other pads. If
your Wet/ Dry Vac is not working as it should, has
missing pads, has been dropped, damaged, left out-
Observe the lollowing warnings that appear on the
motor housing of your Wet/Dry Vac.
DOUBLE INSULATED.
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GROUNDING
NOT RE-
QUIRED. WHEN SERVICING USE ONLY IDENTICAL REPLACEMENT PARTS.
WARNING: To avoid electric shock, do not expose
to rain - store Indoors.
WARNING: For your own safety, read and understand owner's manual. Do not pick up toxic or
flammable materials, hot ashes or coal. Do not use
around expolosive liquids or vapors.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
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WEAR
YOUR
The operation of any utility vac 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 or catalog stores.
INTRODUCTION
This Wet/Dry Vac is intended for either commercial
household use.
TWO VERY IMPORTANT
Please
or
OWNERS
MANUAL
CONTENTS
Item
Page
Warranty Information ..................................................
2
Safety Instructions ......................................................
2
Introduction ................................................................
3
NOTES -
Read Carefully
1, Exhaust Air - This wet/dry vac is designed to exhaust some airfrom two (2) areas around the handles.
Air exhausted from these areas is normal.
Unpacking and Checking Canon Contents ................
Assembly ....................................................................
Operation ...................................................................
Maintenance ...............................................................
2. 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 or
installed humidifier.
Repair Parts .............................................................
UNPACKING
AND CHECKING
Remove entire contents of canon.
Check each item
against the Canon Contents List. Notify your Sears
Store immediately if any parts are damaged or missing.
Carton
Key
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Contents
List
Description
Qty.
Vac Assembly ..................................................
1
Hose Assembly ...............................................
1
Utility Nozzle ....................................................
1
Caster Foot with Accessory Storage ............... 4
Caster ..............................................................
4
Filter Cage .......................................................
Filter Plate .......................................................
Filter ................................................................
Float ................................................................
Filter Nut ..........................................................
Owner's Manual ..............................................
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CARTON CONTENTS
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ASSEMBLY
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 or missing.
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1. Remove the top section of the vac from the drum and
the drum itself out of the carton. Place the top section
of vac upside down into the drum or place on a clean
smooth surface.
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FILTER
:AGE
2. Locate the float. Place the float over the opening in
the center of the lid with the words "This Side Towards
Lid" laying lace down over the hole.
WARNING: To avoid personal Injury or damage to
vac, be sure to keep hands, fingers, or any other
foreign objects Out of the center opening when
assembling the float.
FLOAT
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SOLID END
SLOTS
LID
COLLECTOR-
3. Line up filter cage tabs to the slots in the center ring
of the lid assembly.
4. Push on the filter cage until the tabs snap into the
slots for a secure fit.
TABS,
SLOTS(3)
NOTE: If the filter cage needs to be removed, because
the float is placed in the wrong way, use a slotted
screwdriver and apply the slotted end to one of the filter
cage tabs. Push in on the tab and lilt the cage up. Tilt
the filter cage slightly away from the open slot to release
the other two tabs, Pull the cage away from the lid. To
replace, follow float/cage assembly instructions.
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filter assembly
FILTER NUT
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FILTER
PLATE
1. Carefully put the filter onto the filter cage by sliding it
over the center ring covering the 3 slots until it rests
on the lid.
FILTER
2. Place the hole of the filter plate over threaded screw
of the filter cage.
3. Gently push on the filter plate in order for the rubber
ring of the filter to seat inside the circular channel of
the filter plate.
4. Place filter nut onto threaded
down. Finger tighten only.
FILTER
CAGE
screw and tighten it
NOTE: Leverof filter nut should be away from plate as
shown.
CAUTION: Do not overtighten as this will deform
or crack the filter plate or filter cage. Filter nut
lever should be away from plate.
5. Before replacing the lid, check to see if filter nut is
tight. It should betight enough that filter cannot turn
easily. Finger tighten only.
6. Put the top back on the dust drum by lining up the
vacuuming opening of the top with the drain of the
dust drum and push down on both handles at once.
Make sure that the locking tabs are snapped in place
to prevent the lid from coming off.
PUSH
DOWN
LIP OF DUST DRUM
caster/caster
foot assembly
1. Turn the dust drum upside down on the floor.
2. Insert the caster feet into the bottom of drum, as
shown (4 places).
CASTER
3. Push on the caster foot until the foot is flush with
bottom of the dust drum. Installation of caster feet
may require taps with a hammer tot complete seating.
CASTER
4. Insert the caster stem into the socket of the caster
foot, as shown (4 places).
PIN
CASTER_
FOOT
5. Push on the caster until the ball on the castor stem is
inserted all the way into the socket. You will be able
to feel the ball snap into the socket and the caster will
swivel easily when positioning is correct.
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HOLE
DUST
DRUM__
6 Turn the drum updght.
on the roller shaft to make them quieter.
NOTE: If the casters are noisy, you may put a drop of oil
PERFORMANCE
ON-OFF
SWITCH
INDICATOR
The performance indicator senses air flow through the
vacuum cleaner,
When the vac is not running the green indicator is not
visible.
VARIABLE SPEED
SLIDE CONTROL
)RMANCE
AREA
Under normal operating conditions, the green indicator
will rise from the control panel recess, indicating the
system is functioning properly.
NOTE: The use of certain accessories that restrict the
airflow into the wet/dry vac, such as the crevice tool, may
cause the performance indicator to drop out of sight.
The vacuum cleaner and filter are still working and can
continue to be used.
POWER CORD
BLOWING
PORT
INDICATOR
_VACUUM
PORT
LID HANDLE
DUST DRUM-
When the filter is clean and the hose and nozzle unobstructed the Green Performance Indicator will be clearly
visible.
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When filter is extremely dirfy orthe hose is clogged, the
indicator will drop down out of sight.
RECTANGULAR
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NOZZLE
DRAIN
CASTERS
When this occurs check the hose and nozzle for obst ructions, if these are clear, set switch to "OFF", unplug the
vac, remove and clean or replace filter.
PERFORMANCE
When picking up water or other liquids (refer to warnings
on page 2 of this manual) and the nozzle or hose end is
completely under water, the indicator will also drop out
of sight. In this situation no air can flow, however, the
system is functioning and pickup will continue.
INDICATOR
VARIABLE
SPEED
3-POSITION SWITCH
"Hi" position will operate vac at full power.
"OFF" turns vac off.
This allows you to "Dial Down" the suction of the vac for
use on carpet or curtains or whenever you need less
than full power.
"VAR" allows you to run vac at different power settings
by using the VARIABLE SPEED CONTROL.
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OPERATIONS
WARNING
To avoid fire or explosion caused by the igniting of
vapors or dust due to the arcing of the motor
brushes, do not operate this vac in areas with
flammable vapors such as lighter fluid, cleaners, oilbase 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 for any flammable or combustible
liquid. To avoid health hazards from vapors or
dusts, do not vacuum toxic materials. To avoid
electrical shock, do not expose to rain. Store vac
indoors. Unplug power cord befor_ changing or
, cleaning filter or emptying the dust drum.
vacuuming dry materials
4. 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 air from the handles.
CAUTION: To avoid damage to the vac, do not run
motor with float In up position.
NOTE: You will know that the float has risen because
vac airflow ceases and the motor noise will become
higher in pitch - due to increase in the motor speed.
draining the drum
WARNING: To avoid Injury from accidental starting,
unplug power cord before emptying the drum.
1. Your vac has a drain for easy emptying of liquids.
Simply unscrew the drain cap and lift slightly to empty
the drum of liquid.
1. The filter must be in correct position at all times to
avoid leaks and possible damage to vac.
2. You may remove the top section of the vac as described in assembly section and dump the contents
into a proper waste disposal container,
2. When using your vac to pick up very fine sawdust or
dust from dry wall type material, it will be necessary
for you to empty the drum and clean the filter at more
frequent intervals to maintain peak suction at the end
of the hose.
WARNING: To avoid back injury or falls, do not lift
a vac heavy with liquid or debris. Scoop enough
contents out to make the vac light enough to lift
comfortably,
NOTE:
A dry filter is necessary to pick up dry
material. If you do not dry it, dust particles such as
sawdust may collect on the filter due to the dampness. This may restrict air flow causing the performance indicator to drop out of sight (page 6). You may
run the vac to dry the filter faster.
3. If your filter iswet but you need to pick up dry material,
you can quickly dry the filter by letting the vac run for
about ten minutes before you use it to pick up the dry
material. The clean air rushing through the vac will
dry the filter enough for dry use.
blowing feature
1. Your vac has capabilities for blowing. You may use
the vac to blow sawdust off of your tools o r workbench
by placing the hose in the exhaust port. A car nozzle
or a crevice tool will concentrate the air flow to make
for a better blowing feature.
CAUTION: Always wear safety goggles complying
wfth ANSI Z87.1 before using as a blower.
cord wrap
vacuuming liquids
1. When the liquid in the drum reaches a predetermined
level, a float mechanism will rise automatically to cut
off airflow. When the float has risen, turn off the vac,
unplug the power cord, and empty the drum.
2. After using the vac to pick up liquids, the filter mu st be
dried to avoid possible mildew and damage to the
filter.
3. When picking up small amounts of liquid the filter may
be left in place.
1. When finished using your vac, unplug the cord and
wrap it around the motor cover.
moving the vac
1. Should it become necessary to pick the vac up to
move it, DO NOT pick the vac up by the lid handles.
To avoid dropping vac due to latch release or part
breakage, pick the vac up by the lip of the dust drum.
MAINTENANCE
filter maintenance
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WARNING: Unplug power cord before changing or
cleaning filter.
FILTER NUT
FILTER
PLATE
NOTICE:
This filter is made of high quality paper designed to stop
very small particles of dust. The filter can be u sealfor wet
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.
_--- FILTER
Removal
FI_ER
CAGE
To remove the old filter for cleaning or replacement,
remove the filter nut and the filter plate from the filter and
lift the filter off the filter cage.
CAUTION: To avoid damage to the blower wheel,
always reinstall the filter before using the vac.
Installation
To ensure a proper seal, clean the lid area where the filter
willset. Slidethe newfilteroverthefiltercage.
Replace
filter plate. Then run nut down threads, finger tighten
only. Do not overtighten as this will cause deformation
or cracks in the filter.
WARNING: Do not remove the filter cage. It is there
to help prevent your fingers from getting into the
blower wheel.
while the vac is off and lid is still on the drum.
WET FILTER
Cleaning
To clean a wet filter, you can run water from a garden
hose through it. Take care that the water pressure form
the hose is not strong enough to damage the filter.
Your filter should be cleaned often to maintain peak
performance. Dry filter before storing or picking up dry
debris.
IMPORTANT: Drythefilterbefore
storing or picking up
dry debris. You may run the vac with the filter in place
to speed up drying. Check the filter for tears or small
holes. Even a small hole can cause a lot of dust to come
out of your vac. Do not use a filter with holes or tears
in it. Replace it immediately.
DRY FILTER
To remove dry debris, gently tap the filter against the
inside wall of your waste container and the debris will
loosen and fall. Some removal of dry debris can be
accomplished by slapping your hand on top of the lid
wet/dry vac maintenance
Cleaning
WET DIRTY
Lid Assembly
1. Dump debris out.
2. For sanitary reasons, never leave wet debris in vac
drum after use.
3. The drum can be thoroughly washed by scrubbing
when filled with warm soapy water.
To keep your Wet/Dry Vac looking its best, clean the
outside with a clothdampened with warm water and mild
soap.
Cleaning
INTERIOR:
Drum
IMPORTANT! To assure product SAFETY and RELIABILITY, repairs and adjustments should be performed by Sears Service Centers, always using
Sears replacement parts.
DRY DIRTY INTERIOR:
1. Dump debris out.
2. Wash drum thoroughly.
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SEARS WET/DRY VAC RECOMMENDED
ACCESSORIES
WARNING: To avoid personal Injury or damage from Incompatible
Sears Craftsman recommended accessories.
2-1/2" DIAMETER
accessories,
use only
PLASTIC ACCESSORIES
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1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
9-16901
9-16964
9-16902
9-16978
9-16925
Round Dusting Brush
Two Piece Extension Handle
Crevice Tool
Car Nozzle
Dry Floor Nozzle
1-1/2" DIAMETER
6.
7.
8.
9-17817
9-17820
9-17829
9-16934
Squeegee Nozzle
Extension Hose, 7 Ft.
Extension Hose 13-1/2 Ft.
Hose Grip
HEAVY DUTY METAL ACCESSORIES
These 1-1/2" Diameter Accessories can be used with any Sears Craftsman Vac provided they are
used in conjunction with the 1-1/2" Diameter Hose listed below.
9.16909
9-16904
9-16906
9-16907
9.16908
The current 1-1/2" diameter accessories shown above
are available at your nearest Sears catalog order store.
9-16906 - Nozzle with brush for large area pick-u p. Gets
dust and dirt from bare floors.
9-16903- Extension handles for 1-1/2" hose. Extends
work area range up to 48" more.
9-16904 - Crevice tool cleans hard to reach area.
Remove long-standing dust from behind radiators, under
appliances, beneath low-sitting objects, behind seats.
9-16905 - Round brush for dusting, great on stairs and
blinds. Soft bristles pick up dirt from hard-to-clean
areas, convenient angled neck.
9-16908-
9-16909 - 1-1/2" diameter extension hose extends
cleaning reach up to 10 ft. Heavy Duty Plastic Hose may
be used with 1-1/2" metal accessories or with 2-1/2"
plastic accessories. Adapters included.
9-16907 - Squeegee nozzle for wet pick-up. Complete
with built-in, flexible squeegee blade to wipe clean and
pick up water, suds and other tiquids.
Indoor/outdoor type carpet nozzle.
1-1/2" DIAMETER ACCESSORY SET
16911 - Includes 10 foot hose, two piece extension
handle, carpet nozzle.
The above recommended accessories were current and
available at the time of printing.
PARTS
LIST FOR 16 GALLON
ELECTRONIC
WET/DRY
VAC 113.178490
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4
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PARTS
LIST FOR 16 GALLON
ELECTRONIC
WET/DRY
VAC 113.178490
Always order by Part Number - Not by Key Number
Key
No.
Part
No.
1
2
3
73321
73313
814957
4
9426108
5
73319
6
73320
7
73304
8 ;73305
9
73310
10 73311
11
73322
12 73312
13 73303
14 73301
15 816652-1
16 73374
17
73352
Description
Motor Cover
Variable Speed Knob
Screw, Flat Hd. Cross
Ty "BT" #4 x 1/2
Screw, Pan Cross Ty "AB"
#10 x 5/8
Toggle Switch
Terminal
Motor Cap
Variable Speed Enclosure
Variable Speed Gear
Indicator Bar
Variable Speed Control
Indicator Pin
Collector (includes Key No. 14
Actuator
Motor (Includes I_, & 17)
Blower Wheel
Nut, Hex Flange 1/4-20
Key
No.
Part
No.
18
19
20
21
22
23
73191
73316
73317
9-17816
73362
STD611007
24
25
26
73349
73367
806742-3
27
28
29
28229-01
73185
818231
30
31
32
33
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73102
9-16922
73324
73323
SP5384
Description
Dust Drum
Filter Nut
Filter Plate
t Filter
Filter Cage
* Screw, Pan Hd. Ty "AB"
#10 x 3/4
Float
Lid
Screw, Pan Hd. Ty "AB"
#10 x 1-1/2
Nozzle
Drain Cap
Caster Foot
w/Accessory Storage
Caster
t Utility Nozzle
Hose Adapter, 2"
Hose
Owner's Manual (Not illus.)
* Standard Hardware Item - May be Purchased locally.
tStock Item - May be secured through the Hardware
Department of most Sears Retail Stores or Catalog
Houses.
WARNING
SERVICING
OF DOUBLE-INSULATED
WET/DRY
VAC
In a double-insulated Wet/Dry Vac, two systems of insulation are provided instead of grounding.
No grounding means is provided on a double-insulated appliance, nor should a means for
grounding be added. Servicing a double-insulated 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 doubleinsulated Wet/Dry Vac is marked with the words "DOUBLE INSULATED" and the symbol (square
within a square) may also be marked on the appliances.
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owners
manual
SERVICE
MODEL NO.
113.178490
16 GALLON
PROFESSIONAL
WET/DRY VAC
Service is available by returning this Vac to the nearest Sears Service CentedDepartment
throughout the
United States.
Model and serial number by be found on the Motor
Cover of your Wet/Dry Vac.
16 GALLON
DOUBLE INSULATED
WET/DRY VAC
HOW TO ORDER
REPAIR PARTS
WHEN ORDERING
THE FOLLOWING
REPAIR PARTS, ALWAYS GIVE
INFORMATION:
PART NUMBER
PART DESCRIPTION
MODEL NUMBER
113.178490
NAME OF ITEM
WET/DRY VAC
All parts listed may be ordered from any Sears Service
Center and most Sears stores. If the parts you need
are not stocked locally, your order will be electronically
transmitted to a Sears Repair Parts Distribution Center
for handling.
Sold by SEARS,
Part No. SP5384
ROEBUCK
AND CO., Chicago,
Form No. SP5384
IL 60684 U.S.A.
Printed in U.S.A. 5/90