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MODEL NO.
113.179490
16 GALLON
WET/DRY
ELECTRONIC
VAC
Serial
number
Model
and
serial
number may be found
on the motor cover.
You should record both
model
and
serial
number in a safe place
for future use.
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16 GALLON
DOUBLE INSULA TED
CAUTION:
Read
aB!
instruciiens
WET/DRY
ELECTRONIC
VAC
safety
carefully
• assembly,
@
operating
@
repair
parts
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Sogd by SEARS, ROEBUCK AND CO. Chicago,
Part No. SP 5321
IL 60684
U.SJ_
Pr nted n t,}S ;_
FULL ONE YEAR WARRANTY
ON CRAFTSMAN
WET/DRY
VACS
if within one year from the date of purchase, this Craftsman WeVDry Vac fails due to a defect in ms°
tertsl or workmanship, Sears wUl repair it, free of charge.
WARRANTY' SERVICE IS AVAILABLE BY SIMPLY CONTACTING THE NEAREST SEARS SERVHCE
CENTER/DEPARTMENT THROUGHOUT THE UNITED STATES.
This warranty applles only while this pr_uct is used in the United S, ates.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have othe_"r_ghts which va_j from
state to state.
JMPOF{TANT SAFETY ]NSTRUCT OHS
When using your Wet/Dry Vac, follow basic safety procautions including the following.
WARNING ° Toro.oco,he
.sko,,ire,
electric shock, or injury:
Read and understandthis 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 anyflammable orcombusiibleUquid.
Do notvacuum anythingthat is bumingor smoking, such
as cigarettes, matches, or hot ashes.
TO avoid health hazards from vapors or dusts, donor
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/DryVacwhen plugged in. Unplugfrom
outlet when not in use and before servicing. rum off
Wet/Dry Vac before unplugging.
To avoid injury from accidental starting, unplug power
cord before changing or cteaning filter.
Do no_ unplug by pulting on cord. To unplug, grasp the
plug, not 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 parts, has been dropped, damaged, left out-
doors, or dropped into water, return itto a Sears Service
Center.
Do not pull or carry by cord, use cord as handle, close a
door on cord, or pullcord 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 wi_h wet hands.
Do not put any objecl 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, Iingers, and all parts of body
away from openings, and moving parts.
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 parts. Read the instructionsIor
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 rain mum, use the table below to choose the
minimum wire size extension cord.
Extension Cord Length
® 0-50 feet
® 50-100 feet
Wire Size
No. 14
No. 12
Observe the following warnings that appear on the
motor housing of your Wet/Dry Vac.
DOUBLE INSULATED.
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
MATERmALS, HOT
ASHES OR COALS, DO NOT USE AROUND EXPLOSIVE LiQUiDS OR VAPORS.
SAVE THESE iNSTRUCTiONS
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.
INTRODVCTItON
OWNERS
This Wet/Dry Vac is intended for either commercial or
household use.
MANUAL
CONTENTS
Item
Page
Warranty Information ..................................................
2
Safety instructions......................................................
2
introduction ................................................................
3
Unpacking and Checking Carton Contents ................ 3
Assembly ....................................................................
4
Operation ...................................................................
7
Maintenance ...............................................................
8
Repair Parts .............................................................
10
iMPORTANT
NOTE
PLEASE READ CAREFULLY
Static Shocks Are Common o 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.
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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
A Vac Assembly .......................
B Hose Assembly ......................
C Rectangular Nozzle ...................
E Caster .............................
D
Foot .........................
F Caster
Cage, Filter
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Plate, Filter .........................
Filter
Float ..............................
Nut, Filter ...........................
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ASSEMBLY
fioaVcage
assembly
WARNING:
For your own safety, never connect plu_
1o power source ouUet unfit all assemb|y steps are
comptete and you have read and understood
the
safety and operation
instructions.
Do not operate
vac with any paris damaged or missing.
Remove the topsection
of the vac from lhe drum
and the drum itself out of the carto_.
Place the
_op section of vsc _._ps_e down _n_o fhe drum or
p_ace on a cJean smooth ,_urface
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 h0te.
_AT
WARNING:
To avoid personal injury or damage to
_va¢ he"sure
to keep hands, fingers,
or any other
foreign
objects ou! of the center opening when
assembling the float.
SOLID
END
SLOTS
LID
COLLECTOR
-_,
CAGE
3. Line up cage tabs to the slots in the center
the rid assembly,
4, Push on the cage until
for a secure fit.
ring of
the tabs snap into theslots
TABS
(3)
SLOTS(3)
NOTE: if the 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
cage tabs. Push in on the tab and mift the cage up. Tilt
the cage slightgy away from the open slot to release
the other two tabs. Pull the cage away from the lid.
To replace foNow float cage assembly
instructions.
I
rifler assembly
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FILTERNUt
1. Carefully put the filter onto the cage by sliding it over
the center ring covering the 3 slots until it rests on the
FILTER
2. Place the hole of the filter plate over threaded screw
of the cage.
PLATE
FILTER
3, Gently push on the filter plate in order for the rubber
ring ol the filter to seat inside the circular channel of
the fitter p{ate.
4. Place filter nut onto threaded screw and tighten it
down. Finger tight only.
NOTE: Lever of nut should be away from plate as
shown,
CAUTION: Do not overtighten as this will deform
or crack the filler plate or cage. Nut lever should
be away from plate.
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5. Before replacing the lid check to see if filter nut is
tight, it should be tight enough that filter cannot
turn easily. Finger tight only.
6. Put the top back on
vacuuming opening
dust drum and push
Make sure that the
place to prevent the
the dust drum by lining up the
of the top with the drain of the
down on both handles at once.
locking tabs are snapped
in
lid from coming off.
.
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_PUSH
1. Turn the dust drum upside down on the floor.
2. Insert the caster feet into the bottom ofdrum,
shown (4 places).
as
3. Push on the caster foot until the footis flushwith
bottom of the dust drum.
4. Insert the caster stem into the socket of the
caster foot, as shown (4 places).
CASTER BALl
5. Push on the caster until the ball on the caster
stern 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.
6. Turn the drum upright.
NOTE: If the casters are noisy you may put a drop of
oil on the roller shaft to make them quieter.
PERFORMANCE
iNDiCATOR
The performance indicator senses air flow
through the vacuum cleaner.
When the vac is not running
indicator is no_ visible.
ON-OFF
SWITCH
POWER CORD
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the green
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 air flow 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.
When the filter is clean and the hose and
nozzle unobstructed the Green Performance
indicator will be clearly visible.
VARIABLE SPEED
IDE CONTROL
CORD WRAP
AREA
=ERFORMANCE
PORT
/
LID HANDLE
DUS
When filter is extremely
dirty or the hose is
clogged,
the indicator
wilt drop down out of
s_ght.
When this occurs_ check the hose and nozzle
fo r obstructions,
if these are clear, set switch
to "OFF', unplug the vac. remove and clean
or replace filter.
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 drcp out of
sight. In this situation
no air can flow, however the system
is functioning
and pickup
will continue.
INDICATOR
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CASTERF
DRAIN
RECTANGULAR
NOZZLE
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CASTERS
PERFORMANCE
INDICATOR
3-POSITION
3-POS_ITBON SWITCH
"HI" position will operate vac at full power.
"OFF" turns vac off.
"VAR"
allows you to run vac at different
power
settings
by using
the VARIABLE
SPEED CONTROL
This at lows you t° "Dial DOwnl' the suction
of the vac for use on carpet Or ShOp curtains
or whenever
you need less than full power.
VARIABLE SPEED
SLIDE CONTROL
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, oiFbase 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 e_ectrical shock do not
expose to rain, Store vac indoors. Unplug
power cord before changing or cleaning filter
or emptying the dust drum.
,
.
.
After using the vac to pick up liquids, the filter must be
dried to avoid possible mildew and damage to the
filter.
When picking up small amounts of liquid the filter may
be left in place.
When picking up large amounts of liquid we recommend that the filter be removed. If the filter is not
removed, it wiIK become saturated and misting may
appear in the exhaust air from the handles.
CAUTION: To avoid damage to the vac do not run
motor w_th float in up position.
NOTE: You will know that the float has risen because
vac airflow ceases and the motor noise wilt become
higher in pitch - due to increase in the motor speed.
Vacuuming
Dry Materials
t. The Filter must be in correct position at all times
to avoid leaks and possible damage to vac.
Draining
the Drum
WARNING: To avoid injury from accidental starting
unplug power cord befere emptying.the drum.
2. When using your vac zo pick up verytine sawdust
or dust from drywall 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.
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.
3. 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 5). You may
run the vac to dry the filter faster.
4, tf your filter is wet 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 after about 10 minutes of running
time.
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,
B_owing
Feature
1. Your vac has capabilities for blowing. You may
use the vac to blow sawdust off of your tools or
workbench by placing the hose in the exhaust
port. A car r_ozzle or a crevice tool will concentrate
the air flow to make for a better blowing feature.
Cord Wrap
1, When finished using your vac, unplug the cord
and wrap it around the motor cover
Vacuuming
Liquids
Moving
1. When the liquid in the drum reaches a predetermined
level, the vac which is equipped with a float mechanism which will rise automatically to cut off airflow.
When the float has risen, turn off the vac, unplug the
power cord, and empty the drum.
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 !atch
release or part breakage, pick the vac up by the
lip of the dust drum.
MAINTENANCE
FILTER
MAINTENANCE
WARNING -- Unplug power cord before changing
or cleaning filter.
NOTICE:
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
installatioF
but
creases
will
not
affect
the
performance
of the filter.
Removal
To remove the old filter for cleaning or replacement
remove the nut and the bottom plate from the filter
and lift the filter off the cage.
CAUTION: To avoid damage to the blower wheel,
always reinstall the filter before using the vac.
,_._.._ CAGE
Installation
To ensu re a proper seal clean the lid area where the
filter will set. Slide the new filter over the cage.
Replace plate. Then run nut down threads finger
tight 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.
Wet Filter
Cleaning
Your filter should be cleaned often to maintain peak
performance_ Dry filter before storing or picking up
dry" debris,
To clean a wet filter, you can run water from a garden
hose through it. Take care that the water pressure from
the hose is not strong enough to damage the filter.
To remove dry debriS gentlytap the filter against the
inside wall of your waste container and the debris
wilt: loosen and fall. Some removal of dry debris can
be accomplished
by slapping your hand on toP of
the lid while the vac is off and lid is still on the drum.
iMPORTANT: Dry the filter before storing or picking
updry 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.
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WET/DRY
Cleaning
VAC MAINTENANCE
Lid Assembly
To keep your Wet/Dry Vac looking its best, olean the
outside with a cloth dampened wit h warm water and mild
soap.
Cleaning
Drum
Dry dirty interior:
1, Dump debris out.
2. Wash drum thoroughly.
Wet dirty interior:
1. Dump debris out.
2. Forsanitaryreasons, neverleavewet debris invac
drum after use.
3. The drum can be thoroughly washed by scrubbing
when filled with warm soapy water.
iMPORTANT! To assure product SAFETY and RELIABILITY, repairs and adjustment should be performed by Sears Service Centers, always using
Sears replacement parts.
S
EARS WET DRY VAC RECOMMENDED
m
2-1/2"
DIAMETER
PLASTIC
(Pictured
1.
2.
3.
4.
9-16901
9-16964
9-16902
9-16978
Round Dusting Brush
Two Piece Extension Handle
Crevice Tool
Car Nozzle
1-1/2"
DIAMETER
HEAVY
ACCESSORmES
below)
5.
6,
7.
DUTY
ACCESSORIES
9-16925
9-17817
9-17820
9-17829
METAL
Dry Floor Nozzle
Squeegee Nozzle
Extension Hose 7 Ft.
Extension Hose t3t/2 Ft.
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
9-16905
The current
1-1/2"
above are available
order store
9-16903
Extends
diameter
accessories
at your nearest Sears
-- Extension
handles
for f-I/2"
work area range up to 48" more.
shown
catalog
hose.
9-16905 -- Round brush for dusting, great on stairs
and blinds. Soft bristles pick up dirt from hard=toclean areas, convenient
angled neck
9-16909 -- t-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 21/2" plastic accessories•
Adapters
included.
9-16907
-- Squeegee
Complete
with built-in,
wipe clean and pick
liquids.
nozzle
for wet pick-up,
flexible
squeegee blade to
up water,
suds and other
9-16906 -- Nozzle with brush for targe area pick-up
Gets dust and dirt from bare floors.
9-16904 -- Crevice tool cleans hard to reach areas
Remove long-standing
dust from behind radiators.
under
appliances,
beneath
low-sitting
objects
behind seats
9-16908
--
1-1/2"
Indoor/outdoor
DIAMETER
type carpet
ACCESSORY
nozzle
SET
16911 -- Includes 10 foot hose, two piece extension
handle, carpet nozzle.
The above recommended
accessories
and available
at the time of printing
were current
PARTS LiST FOR 16 GALLON ELECTRONIC WET-DRY VAC 1!3.179490
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4
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32
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PARTS LnST FOR 16 GALLON ELECTRONIC
WET-DRY VAC 113.179490
A_ways order by Part Number - Not by Key Number
Key
No.
Part
No,
1
2
3
73321
73313
814957
4
9426108
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
73319
73320
73304
73305
14
15
73301
816652-1
!7
STD611007
73310
73311
73322
73312
73303
Description
NO,
Part
No,
Cover, Motor
Knob, Variable Speed
Screw, Flat Hd. Cross
Type BT, No. 4 x 1/2
Screw, Pan Cross Type AB
No. 10 x 5/8
Switch, Toggle
Terminal
Cap, Motor
Enclosure, Variable Speed
Gear, Variable Speed
Bar, Indicator
Control, Variable Speed
Pin, Indicator
Collector (I ncludes
Key No. 14)
Actuator
Motor (Includes 18 & 19)
18
19
2O
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
73374
73352
73191
73316
73317
9-17816
73362
73349
73367
28229-01
73185
3O
31
32
33
34
73164
73102
9-16922
73324
73323
SP5321
Key
*Screw, Pan Hd. Type
No. 10 x 3/4
Description
Wheel, Blower
Nut, Hex Flange
Drum, Dust
Nut
Plate,
_Filter
Filter
!/4-20
top
Cage, Filter
Float
Lid
Nozzle
Cap, Drain
Foot, Caster
Cas[er
PNozzle, Rectangular
Adapter Hose 2"
Hose
Manual,
Owners
(Not Illus.)
"AB"
*Standard Hardware Item - May be Purchased locally,
tStock Item - May be secured through the Hardware
Department of most Sears Retail Stores or Catalog
Houses.
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 WetlDry Vac must be identical to the paris 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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16 GALLON
DOUBLE iNSULATED
WET/DRY ELECTRONIC
Service is available
by returning
Sears Service Center/Department
States.
SERVICE
MODEL NO.
113.179490
Model and serial
of your Wet-Dry
number
Vac.
VAC
this Vac to the nearest
throughout
the United
may be found
on the Motor
Cover
16 GALLON
WET/DRY
ELECTRONIC
VAC
HOW TO ORDER
REPAIR PARTS
WHEN ORDERING
REPAIR
FOLLOWING
INFORMATION:
PARTS,
ALWAYS
PART NUMBER
PART
MODEL NUMBER
113.179490
NAME OF ITEM
WET-DRY
VAC
GIVE
THE
DESCRIPTION
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.
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Sold by SEARS,ROEBUCK AND CO., Chicago,
Part No. SP5321
Form No. SP5321-1
IL 60684 U.S.A.
Printed
IN USA.
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