Craftsman 113.177865 Owner`s manual

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owner's
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MODEL
NO.
113.177865
Serial
Number
Model and serial
numbers may be found
on the back of the motor
cover. You should
record both model and
serial numbers in a safe
)lace for future use.
ERRFTSMRN®
8 GALLON
WET/DRY VAC
• assembly
• operating
• repair parts
FOR YOUR
SAFETY
READ ALL
INSTRUCTIONS
CAREFULLY
Sears, Roebuck
Part No, SP6294
and IC_l'_ff'_an
l=states, IL. 60179 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.
If this Craftsman
Wet/Dry
poses, this warranty
purchase.
Vac is used for commercial
coverage
or rental pur-
applies for only 90 days from date of
WARRANTY
SERVICE IS AVAILABLE
BY SIMPLY CONTACTING
THE
NEAREST SEARS SERVICE CENTEPJDEPARTMENT
THROUGHOUT
THE UNITED STATES.
This warranty
States.
applied
only while this product
is used in the United
This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have
other rights which vary from state to state.
Sears, Roebuck
and Co., D817 WA, Hoffman
Estates,
IL. 60179
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
liquids, gases,
Safety Signal Words
DANGER:
WARNING: means if the safety information is not followed someone could be
• Do not use Wet/Dry
CAUTION:
means if the safety information is not followed someone may be
injured.
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.
When using your Wet/Dry Vac, follow
basic safety precautions including the following.
To avoid health hazards from vapors or
dusts, do not vacuum toxic materials.
Do not use or store near hazardous materials.
WARNING-Toreduce
shock,
To avoid electric shock, do not expose
rain. Store indoors.
or
injury:
Read and understand
this owner's
Vac as a sprayer.
Do not vacuum anything that is burning or
smoking, such as cigarettes, matches, or
hot ashes.
injured or killed.
the risk of fire, electric
dusts,
such as gasoline or other fuels, lighter
fluid, cleaners, oil- based paints, natural gas, hydrogen, coal dust, magnesium dust, grain dust, or gun powder.
means if the safety information
is not followed someone will be seriously
injured or killed.
seriously
or explosive
to
Do not allow to be used as a toy. Close
attention is necessary when used by or
near children.
man-
ual and all labels on the Wet/Dry Vac
before operating. Use only as described
Do not use this Wet/Dry Vac with a torn
filter or without the filter installed except
when vacuuming liquids as described in
in this manual. To avoid personal injury or
damage to Wet/Dry _/ac, use oniy_ears
Craftsman recommended
accessories.
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 avoid fire or
explosion:
• Do not vacuum, or use this Wet/Dry
Vac, near flammable or combustible
2
To avoid injury from accidental
starting,
To avoid falls, use extra care when clean-
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
ing on stairs.
This Wet/Dry Vac is double-insulated,
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.
eliminating the need for a separate
grounding system. Use only identical
replacement parts. Read the instructions
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.
--_-I
DOUBLE INSULATED
GROUNDING NOT REQUIRED
WHEN SERVICING USE ONLY
IDENTICAL RE_EMBkE
PARTS
WARNING:
To avoid electric shock-
do not expose
Indoors.
Do not put any object into ventilation
openings. Do not vacuum with any ventilation openings blocked; keep free of
dust, tint, hair or anything that may reduce
air flow.
to rain - store
WARNING: For your own safety, read
and understand owner's manual. Do
not pick up hot ashes, coals, toxic,
flammable or other hazardous mate-
Keep hair, loose clothing, fingers, and all
parts of body away from openings and
moving parts.
rials. Do not use around
liquids or vapors.
explosive
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
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 toss to a minimum, use the following
table to choose the minimum wire size
extension cord.
package) before commencing operation.
Safety Goggles are available at Sears
retail stores.
Extension
Cord Length
To avoid hearing damage, wear ear protectors when using the vac for extended
hours or when, using it in a noisy area.
For dust operations, wear dust mask.
3
Gauge
(A.W.G.)
0-50 Ft.
14
50-100 Ft,
12
Introduction
This Wet/Dry
hold use.
Vac is intended
IMPORTANT
Please
Owner's
for house-
Manual
Contents
Item
Page
Warranty Information .............................
2
Safety Instructions .................................
2
Introduction ............................................
4
Unpacking and Checking
Carton Contents .............................
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.
Assembly ...............................................
Operation ...............................................
Maintenance ..........................................
4
7
9
Repair Parts ........................................
12
Unpacking and Checking Carton Contents
Remove
entire contents
of carton. Check
A
each item against the Carton Contents
List. Some units may include accessories
not shown. Notify your Sears Store if any
parts are damaged or missing.
Carton Contents
Key
A
B
C
D
E
F
G
H
J
K
L
M
N
O
P
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List
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Description ...........................
Qty.
Vac Assembly .............................
1
Hose Assembly ...........................
1
Caster Foot w/Storage ................ 4
Caster .........................................
4
Crevice Tool ................................
1
Hose Lock ...................................
1
Owners Manual ...........................
1
Filter Nut .....................................
1
Filter Plate ...................................
1
Filter (Red Stripe) ........................ 1
Filter Cage ..................................
1
Float ............................................
1
Extension Wands ........................ 2
Utility Nozzle ...............................
Car Nozzle ..................................
Wet Nozzle .................................
Caster/Caster
1
1
1
Foot Assembly
1. Turn the dust drum upside down on the floor.
6. Turn the drum upright.
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.
C
. ...__'%__._%Yj
aster
_._.f_
Caster Stem
Caster Ball
4. Insert the caster stem into the socket of
the caster foot, as shown (4 places).
Caster--
_
Foot
_
_
.
5. 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.
Pin
Float/Cage
WARNING:
Assembly
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 vec
with any parts damaged
the filter cage and the center ring of the
lid. Pry the tab out of the slot. Tilt the cage
and lift away from the lid. To replace, foF
low float!cage assembly instructions.
Filter
,,/Cage
or missing.
1. Place the power assembly of vac
upside down into the drum or on a
clean smooth surface.
Power
Assembly
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 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 with 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.
Filter Cage
NOTE: If filter cage needs to be removed,
(3)
because the float is placed in the wrong
way, use a slotted screwdriver and insert
the blade near one of the tabs between
(3)
Filter Assembly
1. Carefully slide the filter over the filter
cage, sliding it over the center ring covering the 3 slots until the filter stops
against the lid.
2. Place the hole in the filter plate over
threaded screw of the filter cage.
3. Gently push on the filter plate to seat
the rubber ring of the filter inside the circular channel of the filter plate.
4. Place filter nut onto threaded
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.
Filter
Nut"--,, _i;b
Plate
screw and
tighten it down. Finger tighten only.
NOTE: Lever of filter nut should be away
from plate as shown,
Red/"
Stripe
IMPORTANT:
Filter/"
Do not overtighten as this
may deform or crack the filter plate or filter
cage.
Filter
Cage
Vac Assembly
1. Line up motor cover label above vacuum port (located on the front of the
hose, which is opposite the swivel end,
into the vacuum port on the front of the
drum.
drum).
2. Place power assembly on top of drum
with the handles snug against the drum
channel.
7. Place the utility nozzle securely on the
swivel end of the hose and the vac is
ready for use,
NOTE: The swivel end of the hose is
removable if more hoses need to be
3. Be sure lid completely covers the top of
the drum so leakage does not occur.
attached for more length from the vac.
To remove the swivel portion of the hose,
grasp the hose swivel and firmly pull it
out of the flexible hose, Connect the soft
4. Push down on top of the handles to
cause the flexible locking tabs to hook
onto the drum lip of the channel.
5. Make sure that the locking tabs are
snapped in place to prevent the power
assembly from coming off. (See inset
below)
end of a second hose (accessory #917820) into the swivel end of the original
hose by forcing the sections together
until they fit tightly.
6. Insert the flexible plastic end of the
Cord Wrap
Area
Power Assembly
SwiSh
Power
Co_
Vacuum Port
Push
Down
O
Drum
Pull
Out
Flexible
Locking
Tab
Har
Swivel
End Utlllty
Nozzle
Larger
Drum
Tab
Drum
Power
Assembly
Hose
Flexible
Locking Tabs
/
Do Not Force Flexible
Tab Beyond Stop Tab
Lock
To Store Your Accessories
1. Slide extension
handles
and accesso-
ries over the rings on the caster
2. To remove handles
feet.
and accessories,
lightly rotate and pull upward.
6
Operation
WARNING
To avoid fire or explosion, do not operate this vac In areas with flammable
gases, vapors or explosive dust In the air. Flammable gases or vapors
include but are not limited to; lighter fluid, solvent type cleaners, oil-base
paints, gasoline, alcohol or aerosol sprays. Explosive dusts include but are
not limited to; coal, magnesium, grain or gun powder. 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.
CAUTION:
To reduce
risk of hearing
damage wear ear protectors when
using the vac for extended hours or
when using It In a noisy area. 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
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-
at
utes. The clean air rushing through
vac will help dry the filter.
the
To reduce the risk of electric shock, this
Vacuuming
appliance
1. When picking up small amounts of liquid the filter may be left in place.
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 quali-
2. When picking up large amounts of liquid we recommend that the filter be
removed.
fied electrician to install the proper outlet.
Do not change the plug in any way.
it
3. After using the vac to pick up liquids,
the filter must be dried to avoid possible
mildew and damage to the filter.
4. When the liquid in the drum reaches a
predetermined
level, the float mechanism will rise automatically to cut off airflow. When this happens, turn off the
tional "On & Off" symbols, "O" is the
symbol for "OFF" and "1"is the symbol for
"ON".
Vacuuming
If the filter is not removed,
will become saturated and misting may
appear in the exhaust.
After you plug the power cord into the outlet, turn the unit on by pushing the switch
from position "O" to position "1". The symbols used on the motor cover are interna-
0 =
Liquids
I =ON
vac, unplug the power cord, and empty
the drum. You will know that the float
has risen because vac airflow ceases
Dry Materials
and the motor noise will become higher
in pitch, due to increased motor speed.
1. The filter must always be in correct
position to avoid leaks and possible
damage to vac.
IMPORTANT:
To avoid damage to the
vac do not run motor with float in raised
2. When using your vac to pick up very
fine dust, it will be necessary for you to
position.
7
Cord Wrap
Emptying the Drum
When vacuuming is complete, unplug the
accidental starting, unplug power
I cord
ARNING:
avoid Injury
from
before To
emptying
the drum.
cord and wrap it around the handle.
I
1. To remove power assembly to empty
contents of drum, simply pull the flexible latches outward on each side of the
power assembly to release from the
drum.
2. While holding the latches out, lift the
power assembly
drum.
up and away from the
3. Lay power assembly
upside down on a
clean area while emptying
changing filter.
4. Dump the drum contents
Moving the Vac
drum or
1. Should it become necessary to pick the
vac up to move it, DO NOT pick the vac
up by the lid handles 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,
into the proper
waste disposal container. Dump drum
contents opposite the vacuum inlet to
avoid spillage.
WARNING: To avoid back Injury or
falls, do not lift a vac heavy with liquid or debris. Scoop or drain
enough contents out to make the
vac light enough to lift comfortably.
8
Maintenance
Filter
2. For best cleaning
results due to accu-
mulated dust, clean the filter in an open
area. Cleaning SHOULD be done outI
dental starUng, unplug power cord
ARNING: To avoid injury from accibefore changing or cleaning filter.
doors and not in the living quarters.
3. After filter removal from vac, remove
NOTE: This filter is made of high quality
paper designed to stop very small particles of dust. The filter can be used for wet
the dry debris by gently tapping the filter against the inside wall of your dust
drum. The debris will loosen and fall.
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
4. For thorough cleaning of dry filter wi_ fine
dust (no debris), run water through it as
described under 'Wet Filter".
the performance
Wet Filter
of the filter.
After filter 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.
Cleaning
Your filter should
maintain
be cleaned
often to
peak vac performance.
Be sure to dry the filter before storing or
Installation
picking up dry debris.
IMPORTANT:
After cleaning, check
filter for tears or small holes. Do not
filter with holes or tears in it. Even a
hole can cause a lot of dust to come
Refer to page 5, "Filter Assembly".
the
use a
small
out of
Allow the filter to dry before reinstalling
and storing the vac.
Wet/Dry
Mac
your vac, Replace it immediately.
Removal
To keep your Wet/Dry Vac looking its
best, clean the outside with a cloth damp-
To remove the filter for cleaning or
replacement,
unscrew the filter nut from
the filter cage, remove filter plate and lift
off filter.
ened with warm water and mild soap.
To clean the drum:
1. Dump debris out.
2. Wash drum thoroughly
and mild soap.
cage. It is there to help prevent
your
fromDogetting
into thethe
blower
I fingers
ARNING:
not remove
filter
wheel.
3. Wipe out with dry cloth.
I
WARNING: To assure product
SAFETY and RELIABILITY,
repairs
IMPORTANT:
To avoid damage to the
blower wheel and motor, always reinstall
the filter before using the vac for dry
and adjustment should be performed by Sears Service Centers,
always using Sears replacement
parts.
material pickup.
Dry Filter
NOTE: If your casters are noisy, you may
1, Some removal of dry debris can be
accomplished without removing the filter from the vac. Slap your hand on top
of the power assembly
turned off.
with warm water
put a drop of oil on the roller shaft to make
them quieter.
while the vac is
9
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
_ -
-
_- q
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
first, and connect the 2-1/2" x 7' hose to
the extension wand.
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.
Liquids may be picked up by dragging the
nozzle across the surface. The squeegee
will dry the surface as you vacuum.
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).
squeegee:
_- _. -_ = _- _- _. _, _- :
TO reverse or replace the
1. Lay the wet nozzle on a flat surface with
the round inlet opening facing up and
the two latches close to you as shown.
Latches
Nozzle
3. Press
latching
down with each
tabs
thumb
until you see and
below
the
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
4. Inspect the pins of the insert to make
sure they fit through the holes of the
squeegee and fit into the matching
in the nozzle body.
latches) and two fingers of each hand
on each latch, lift and disengage the
two latches from the tabs on the nozzle
NOTE: If the pins are out of position,
hold the nozzle assembly with both
hands and gently twist in opposite
body.
3. Gently pull the latches toward yourself
to remove the insert.
To reinstall the removable
follow these steps:
1. Place the removable
slots
directions. The insert pins should snap
into proper position.
Twist
Twist
Backward
Forward
insert correctly,
insert on a flat sur-
face 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
pickup use.
10
is ready for wet
Notes
11
Repair Parts
8 Gallon Wet/dry
Always
Vac
order by Part Number - Not by Key Number
Model Number
113,177865
WARNING
SERVICING
OF DOUBLE-INSULATED
In a double-Insulated
instead of grounding.
WET/DRY
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 INSULATED"
and the symbol
marked on the appliance.
Key
No.
1
2
Accessories
department
Part No.
9-17816
3
4
5
9-16937
9-16938
817466
825727
6
7
8
9
10
73137
509238
STD611007
620156-1
816345-1
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
15534-1
618413-5
818961
w
I-'-_(square
t Filter (Red Stripe)
t Plate, Filter
t Nut, Filter
Drum, Dust
Caster Foot w/Storage
Caster
Cage/Float
* Screw, Pan Hd. Ty "AB" 10x3/4
Lid
73180
822256
SP6294
Nut, Hex Flange
Washer
Wheel, Blower
Spacer
Motor (Includes
1/4-20
Key Ne's 10 thru 13)
Cord w/Plug
Cover Motor
Switch Toggle
Squeegee (Not Illustrated)
Owners Manual (Notlllustrated)
with unit but not listed above may be purchased
at the hardware
of most Sears retail stores.
t Stock Item - May Be Secured Through
Retail Stores
* Standard
may also be
Description
625718
822380-3
825640
included
within a square)
Hardware
The Hardware
Item - May Be Purchased
12
Locally.
Department
Of Most Sears
Repair Parts
8 Gallon Wet/dry Vac
Model Number 113.177865
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CRRFTSMRN®
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
or Sears/Craftsman Power and Hand Tool Catalog.
17820 2-1/2"x7'
Hose
16964 Extension
16922 Utility Nozzle
16978 Car Nozzle
Wands
17817 Wet Nozzle
16990 Caster
Feet for Storage
16925 Dry Nozzle
16902 Crevice Tool
16915 Multipurpose
Floor Tool
16926 14" Floor
Brush
NOTE:
Most Accessories
16901 Dustlng
Brush
Are Available
14
17816 Paper Pleated
Filter
In 2-1/2 Inch And 1-114 Inch Sizes
16934Hose Grip
16917HoseJoiner
16930HoseLock
16935Gutter Nozzle
Sawdust Collection Series
Whole-shop
Sawdust
Manifold-Type
29964
Radial Arm Saw
Dust Collection Kit
29963
Collection
System
Table Saw Dust
Collection Kit
29962
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For the repair or replacement parts you need
Call 7 am - 7 pm, 7 days a week
1-8OO-366-PART
(1-800-366-7278)
For in-home major brand repair service
Call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
1-800-4-REPAIR
(1-800-473-7247)
For the location of a
Sears Repair Service Center in your area
Call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
1-800-488-1222
For information on purchasing a Sears
Maintenance Agreement or to inquire
about an existing Agreement
Call 9 am - 5 prn, Monday-Saturday
1-800-827-6655
SEARS
AmericaL_
Ftepa_f Specialtsts
The model and serial numbers
When requesting
service
following
information:
•
•
Product Type
Part Number
Sears, Roebuck
Part No. SP6294
will be found on the handle.
or ordering
•
•
parts,
always
provide
the
Model Number
Part Description
and Co., Chicago,
Form No. SP6294
IL. 60179 U.S.A.
Printed in U.S.A. 1/00