Craftsman 113.177360 Owner`s manual

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MODEL NOS.
113.177360
113.177481
(8-Gallon)
Model 113.177360 shown
Serial
Number
Model and serJal
numbers may be found
on the back of the
motor cover. You should
record both model and
serial numbers in a safe
place for future use.
8-GALLON
WET/DRYVAC
FORYOUR
SAFETY
• assembly
. operating
• repair paris
Sold by SEARS,ROEBUCK AND CO., Chicago,
Form No. SP5575
l!. 60684 U.S.A.
Printed in U.S.A.
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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.
if this Craftsman Wet/Dry Vac is used for comrnercial or rental purposes, this
warranty coverage applies for only 90 days from date of purchase.
WARRANTY
SERVICE IS AVAILABLE
BY SIMPLY CONTACTING
THE
NEAREST SEARS SERVICE CENTER/DEPARTMENT
THROUGHOUT THE
UNITED STATES.
This warranty applied 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 mNSTF UCTIONS
When using your Wet/Dry Vac, follow
basic safety precautions including the
following.
WARNING
- To reduce the
risk of fire, electric shock, or injury:
Read and understand thisowner'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, oilbased 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 not 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 We/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. Unplug from 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, 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.
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.
Donotputanyobjectintoventilation
openings.Do not vacuumwith any
ventilation
openings
blocked;
keepfreeof
dust,lint,hairoranything
thatmayreduce
airflow.
Keephair,looseclothing,
fingers,
andall
partsof bodyawayfromopenings
and
moving
parts.
Toavoidfalls, useextracarewhen
cleaning
onstairs.
ThisWet/DryVacis double-insulated,
eliminatingthe needfor a separate
grounding
system.Useonlyidentical
replacement
parts.Readtheinstructions
forServicing
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
• 0-50 feet
Wire Size
No. 14
o50-100 feet
No. !2
Observe the following
warnings that
appear on the motor housing of your
Wet/Dry Vac.
DOUBLE INSULATED.
REQUIRED.
WHEN
SERVICING USE ONLY
GROUNDING
NOT
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 hot ashes, coals, toxic,
flammable
or other
hazardous
materials.
Do not use around
explosive liquids or vapors.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTmONS
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.
WEAR
YOUR
To avoid hearing damage, wear ear
protectors
when using the vac for
extended hours or when , using it in a
noisy area.
introduction ............
This Wet/Dry
household use.
Vac
is
intended
for
IMPORTANT NOTE
Please 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.
Owner's Manual Contents
Item
Page
Warranty Information ................................. 2
Safety Instructions ..................................... 3
Introduction ................................................ 3
Unpacking and Checking
Carton Contents ......................................... 4
Assembly ................................................... 4
Operation ................................................... 6
Maintenance .............................................. 8
Repair Parts ............................................. 10
Unpacking and Checking Carton Contents
Remove entire contents of carton. Check
each item against the Carton Contents
List. Notify your Sears Store immediately if
any parts are damaged or missing.
Carton Contents List
Key
Description
Qty.
A
Vac Assembly .............................. 1
B
Hose Assembly ............................ 1
C
UtilityNozzle ................................ 1
*D
Caster Foot ................................. 4
E
Caster ........................................... 4
F
Owners Manual ........................... 1
G
Filter Cage ................................... 1
H
Filter............................................. 1
I
Float ............................................. 1
J
Filter Plate .................................... 1
K
Filter Nut....................................... 1
* Some models providedwithcasterfoot
storage.
V K
i
Float/Cage Assembly
WARNING:
For your own safety,
never connect plug to power source
outlet until all assembly steps are
complete and your have read and
understood the safety and operation
instructions. Do not operate vac with
any pads damaged or missing.
• 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
dean smooth surface.
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.
and press the blade against one of t
filter cage tabs. Push in on the tab and
the filter cage up. Tilt the filter ca
slightly away from the open slot to rele_
the other two tabs. Pull the filter ca
away from the lid. To replace, foil
float/cage assembly instructions.
Cage
_.,,
__
_j//_
_
_Roat
Tabs
Filter
Lid
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.
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.
MOTE: If the filter cage needs to be
removed, because the float is placed in
the wrong way, use a slotted screwdriver
(3)
Filter Assembly
.........................
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.
CAUTION: Do not overtighten as
this will deform or crack the filter
plate or filter cage. Filter nut lever
shouldbe away from plate.
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.
Filter Nut
Filter.
4. Place filter nut onto threaded screw and
tighten it down. Finger tighten only.
NOTE: Lever of filter nut should be away
from plate as shown.
Filter
J
Plate "_
Filter
C_ge
J
Lj
Caster/Caster Foot Assembly
j
..........
1. Turn the dust drum upside down on the
floor.
2. Insert the caster feet into the bottom of
drum, as shown (4 places).
3. Push on the caster foot until the foot is
flush with bottom of the dust drum.
4. Insert the caster stem into the socket of
the caster foot, as shown (4 places).
5. Push on the caster until the ball on the
caster stem is inserted all the way into
the socket. You will be able to hear the
ball snap into the socket and the caster
will swivel easily when positioning is
correct.
6. Turn the drum upright.
NOTE: If your casters are noisy, you may
put a drop of oil on the roller shaft to make
them quieter.
To Store Your Accessories
1. Slide
extension
handles
and
accessories over rings on caster feet
storage. The 1-1/4" accessories fit over
the inner
ring, and the 2-1/2"
accessories fit over the outer ring.
2. To remove handles and accessories,
lightly rotate and pull upward.
NOTE: Not provided on all models.
;aster
•,Caster Ball
Caster "_
Foot
Hole
Dust Drum
Vac AssembOy
...........................
1. Line up deflector on top portion of vac
with the vacuum inlet of the drum.
TopAseem/_/
2. The handles with flexible latches inside
are to be positioned to the locking tabs
on the drum. Press down on the handles
until the flexible latches snap onto the
tabs on the drum.
NOTE: Latches will not snap on if top
portion of vac assembly is on backwards.
3. Insert the flexible plastic end of the hose,
which _ opposite the swJveJend, Jnto the
vacuum inlet of the dust drum.
Do
Pull (
Flexil
Lock
Tab
Drum
Channel
Handle
4. Place the utility nozzle securely on the
swivel end of the hose and the vac is
ready for use.
5. Familiarize yourself with the controls
and features of your vac.
On-Off
_
Drum
Rexible Locking Tabs
Cord Wrap
Area
Opening
Dust Drum
Casters
Nozzle
The hose lock is designed to make storage
of your vac more convenient. Simply wrap
hose around power head, and attach as
illustrated. Larger opening should be toward
open end of hose for easy release.
NOTE: Hose lock not provided
models.
Open
of Hose
HoseLock"
on all
Operation ...................................
WARNING
To avoid fire or explosion,do not operatethis vac in areas with flammable gas
or flammable vapors such as lighter fluid, cleaners, oil-base paints, gasolir
alcohol or explosive dust such as coal, magnesium, grain or gun powder in t
air. Do not vacuum explosive dust, flammable or combustible liquids or h
ashes. Do not use this vac as a sprayer for any flammable or combustible liqu
To avoid health hazards from vaporsor dusts, do not vacuum toxic materials.
avoid electrical shock do not expose to rain. Store vac indoors. Unplug pow
cord before changingor cleaning filter or emptyingthe dust drum.
Vacuuming
Dry I_teriaOs
1. The filtermust be in correct positionat all
times to avoid leaks and possible
damage to vac.
vac do not run motor with float in
I CAUTaON:
To avoid damage to the
raised position.
2. When using your vac to pick up very fine
dust, it will be necessary for you to
empty the drum and clean the filter at
more frequent intervals to maintain peak
vac performance.
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.
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.
Emptying
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 10 minutes.
The clean air rushing through the vac will
dry the filter enough for dry pick up.
Emptying
accidental starting, unplug power
WARNING: To avoid injury
from
cord before emptying the drum.
1. Remove top portion of the vac.
2. Dump the drum contents into the proper
waste disposal container. Dump drum
contents opposite the vacuum inlet to
avoid spillage.
Dust Drum
1. To remove lid to empty contents of
drum, simply pull flexible locking tabs on
both sides of the drum to release from
the lip of the drum. It may be easier to do
by pressing down on the handles with
the bottom part of the palm of your hand
while pulling outward on the flexible
lockingtabs with your fingers.
2. While holding the tabs back, lift the top
assembly up and away from the drum.
3. Lay top assembly
clean area while
changing filter.
Vacuuming
the Drum
upside down on a
emptying drum or
Liquids
1. When the liquid in the drum reaches a
predetermined level, a float mechanism
will rise automatically to cut off airflow.
When this happens, turn off the vac,
unplug the power cord, and empty the
drum.
2. After using the vac to pick up liquids, the
filter must 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.
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.
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.
Cord Wrap
1.When vacuuming is complete, unplug the
cord and wrap it around the cord wrap on
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 or the cord wrap,
unless dust drum is empty. To avoid
dropping the vac due to latches releasing
or possible part breakage, pick the vac up
by the lip of the dust drum. For short
transportation the cord wrap (not cord)
can also be used for carrying the vac
when the drum is empty.
CAUTION: Do not use the cord v_ap
or handles for carrying when vac
contains debris or ikluid because the
weight may cause a separation of lid
and drum, which could cause part
breakage, instead, toil the vac on it's
casters or pick it up by the drum lip.
Filter Maintenance ..........................................
WARNING:
To avoid injury from
accidental starting, unplug power
cord before changing or cleaning
filter.
NOTE: This filter is made of high quality
paper designed to stop very small particles
of dust. The filter can be used for 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.
Removal
To remove the filter for cleaning
or
replacement:
1. Remove filter nut from the screw on the
filter cage, remove filter plate and lift off
filter.
CAUTION: To avoid damage to the
blower wheel, always reinstall the
filter before using the vac for dry
materiel pick-up.
installation
(See page 5 "Filter Assembly")
WARNING: Do not remove the finer
cage. It is there to help prevent your
fingers from getting into the blower
wheel
Cleaning
Your filter should be cleaned
maintain peak vac performance.
often to
NOTE: Be sure to dry the filter before
storing or picking up dry debris.
Dry Filter
1. Some removal of dry debris can be
accomplished without removing the filter
from the vac by slapping your hand on
top of the lidwhile the vac is off.
2. After filter removal from vac, remove the
dry debris by gently tapping the filter
against the inside wall of your dust drum
and the debris will loosen and fall,
NOTE: 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. For thorough cleaning of dry filter with
fine dust (no debris) you may run water
through it as described
under "Wet
Filter".
Wet Filter
After filter is removed, a wet filter should be
cleaned by running water through it from a
hose or spigot. Take care that water
pressure from the hose is not strong
enough to damage filter.
IMPORTANT: You can quickly dry the filter
by running the vac without the hose
assembly attached for approximately 10
minutes with 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.
We_D_ Vac Maintenance ..............
To keep your Wet/Dry Vac lookingits best,
clean the outside with a cloth dampened
with warm water and mild soap, to clean
the drum:
1. Dump debris out.
IMPORTANT:To assure product SAFETY
and RELIABILITY, repairs and adjustment
should by performed by Sears Service
Centers, always using Sears replacement
parts.
2. Wash drum thoroughly.
3. Wipe out with dry c!oth.
Accessories
..................
Additional Wet/Dry Vac accessories may be purchased at your local Sears retail store or
any Sears catalog.
Notes ...........................
Repair Parts
................
FOR 8-GALLON WET/DRY VAC 113.177360
& 113.177481
Always order by Part Number - Not by Key Number
WARNING
SERVICING
OF iX)UBLE-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 double-insulated Wet/Dry Vac is marked with
the words "DOUBLE INSULATED" and the symbol _
(square within a square) may
also be marked on the appliances.
IL--JI
Key
No
1
2
3
4
5
5
6
7
8
9
10
1t
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
-
Part
Number
9-17816
73317
73316
818335-1
9-16931
73164
73102
9-17820
9-16922
73362
73349
STD611010
STD611007
820157-1
73352
15534-1
818413-3
818961
819150
818792-1
819055-1
73180
819056-2
SP5575
Description
Filter
Filter Plate
Filter Nut
Dust Drum
Caster Footw/Storage
Caster Foot
Caster
1 Hose Assembly
1- Rectangular Nozzle
Filter Cage
Float
Screw - Pan Hd. Type AB, No. 10 x 1"
Screw - Pan Hd. Type AB, No. 10 x 3/4"
Lid
Nut, Flange 1/4-20
Washer
Blower Wheel
Spacer
Motor Assembly (Includes Key Nos. 14, 15, 16 & 17)
Motor Gasket
Collector
Switch
Motor Cover
Owner's Manual (Not Illustrated)
1-Stock Item - May Be Secured Through The Hardware Department Of Most Sears Retail
Stores Or CatalogOrder Houses.
*Standard Hardware Item - May Be Purchased Locally.
10
Repair Parts .............
11
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SEARS
owner's
manuaa
SERVICE
8-GALLON
WETIDRY VAC
.i
Service
is available
by returning
this Vac to the
nearest Sears Service Center/Department
throughout the United States.
Model and serial numbers may be found
of the base next to the cord exit.
at the rear
MODEL NOS.
113.177360
113.177481
(8-Gallon)
HOW TO ORDER
REPAIR PARTS
WHEN ORDERING REPAIR PARTS, ALWAYS
FOLLOWING INFORMATION:
PART NUMBER
MODEL NUMBER
113.177360 (8-Gallon)
113.177481 (8-Gallon)
GlVE THE
PART DESCRIPTION
NAME OF ITEM
Wet/Dry Vac
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,ROEBUCK AND CO., Chicago,
Part No. SP5575
Form No. SP5575
IL 60684 U.S.A.
Printed in U.S.A.
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