MODEL NO,
113o178200
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.
16 GALLON
HOME-N-SHOP
VA C
WET AND DRY PiCK UP
CAUTmON:
Read
all
instructions
safety
carefufly
® assembly'
® operating
• repair
Sold by SEARS,
Part No. 73149
ROEBUCK.
ANO
parts
CO.,
Chicago,
_L. 6068_
L!.SA
FULL ONE YEAR WARRANTY
ON CRAFTSMAN
HOME-N-SHOP
VACSo
if within one year from date of purchase, this Craftsman Home-N-Shop Vac fails due to a
defect in material or workmanship, Sears will repair it, free of charge.
WARRANTY SERVICE IS AVAILABLE BY SIMPLY CONTACTmNG THE NEAREST SEARS
STORE OR SERVICE CENTER THROUGHOUT
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., Sears Tower, BSC 41-3, Chicago, IL 60684
SAFETY INSTRUCT!
ONS
A special 2-1/2 inch diameter hose and extension
handle Kit which may reducetheamount of static
build up, Service Part Number 73100, can be
purchased
through
your
Sears
Service
Department.
Rules for Safe Operation
1. Know Your Vac.
Read and understand the owners manual and
labels affixed to the vac. Learn its applications
and limitations as welt as the specific potential
hazards peculiar to this vac.
2. Use the proper extension cord to prevent fires
and wiring damage.
NOTE: The use of any Extension Cord will cause
some loss of power. To keep the loss to a
minimum and to prevent overheating and motor
burnout, use the table below for the MINIMUM
wire size Extension Cord.
Extension Cord Length
Wire Size
0- 50 Feet
No. 14
50- 100 Feet
No. 12
Use only three wire extension cords which have
3-prong
grounding type plugs and 3-pole
receptacle that will accept the plug on your VAC.
3. WARNING: To avoid fire or explosion caused by
the igniting of vapors or dust due to the arcing of
the motor brushes:
a. Do not operate this VAC in areas with
explosive vapors (such as lighter
fluid,
cleaners, oil-base paints, gasoline or gasahol)
or dust (such as coal, magnesium, grain or gun
powder) in the air.
b. Do not vacuum explosive dust, flammable,
volatile liquids or hot ashes.
c. Do not use VAC without the filter in place.
d. Do not use VAC with a torn filter. Replacefilter
if torn.
e. Do not use VAC as a sprayer for any flammable
volatile liquid.
f. Tie back long hair.
4. Sears Service Center can repair your vac should
the need ever exist. However, if you choose to
service the vac yourself please read and understand
MAINTENANCE
instructions
before
changing brush assembly.
WARNING: Taking apart this VAC can result in
dangerous electrical hazard if any leads (wires)
are pinched against metal surfaces when VAC is
put together again.
5. NOTE: Static Build-up -- A stationary electrical
charge may sometimes build up around your vac
hose and housing. This is common in dry areas
anda slight shock may be gotten much the same
as walking across a carpet and touching a wall
switch. This is onty temporary and doesnot affect
the use of the vac.
Additional
Safety Instructions
1. Plug VAC into 110-120v. grounding type outlet
protected by 15 amp. fuse or circuit breaker.
IF YOU ARE NOT SURE THAT YOUR OUTLET IS
PROPERLY GROUNDED, HAVE IT CHECKED
BY A QUALIFIED ELECTRICIAN.
if the outlet you are planning to use for your VAC
is of the two prong type DO NOT REMOVE OR
ALTER THE GROUNDING
PRONG IN ANY
WAY. It is recommended that you have a qualified
electrician replace the two-prong outlet with a
grounding type 3-prong.
As an alternative you may use an adapter as
shown being sure to connect the grounding lug
to a known ground.
GROUNDING
LUG
/
ADAPTER
\
3-PRONG
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
2
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/
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-
|/_'j,
!
MAKE
SURE
THIS
IS
NOTE: The adapter shown is for use only if you
already have a properly
grounded
2-prong
receptacle.
WARNING: IF NOT PROPERLY GROUNDED
this Vac can cause the potenUa! hazard of
electrical shock.
Empty drum and clean filter often to keep motor
cool and running at its best.
WARNING: Unplug power cord before cleaning
or changing the filter.
Replace both brushes when either is worn to
about 1/4" in length or after about 500 operating
hours.
Use filter at all times to avoid damaging motor.
Check gasket on lid after emptying drum for
wrinkling or pulling away. Replace if badly worn
or torn.
Grasp plug to remove from wall socket, not by
pulling cord.
Don't use VAC unless filter is in correct position.
Don't oil or grease motor or blower bearings.
These are sealed bearings.
g. Make
sure filter is dry for both dry vacuuming
and
storing.
10. Use only recommended
accessories.
11. Note the cautions
and warnings
that appear on
the motor housing and dust drum:
CAUTION:
Keep Filter clean.
WARNING:
To avoid eaectric shock do not expose
to rain. Store indoors.
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WARNING:
For your own safety, read and understand Owner's Manual. Do not pick up flarnrnabie
materials, hot ashes or coals. Do not use around
explosive liquids or vapors.
The operation of any utility vac can result in foreign
objects being b_own into the eyes, which can result
in severe eye damage. Always wear safety goggles
CONTENTS
introduction
Your Home N Shop Vac is made for both vacuuming
and blowing.
You will find many uses for both; from
blowing
sawdust
and wood
chips
off of your
Craftsman
power tools to vacuuming
excess water
from your basement
floor.
unpacking
complying
with ANSi Z87.1 (shown
on Package)
before commencing
operation.
Safety Goggles
are
available
at Sears retail or catalog stores.
and checking
2
3
3
4
5
6
Optional
Accessories
........................
Repair Parts .................................
8
9
contents
Model 113.178200 Home-N-Shop
Vac is shipped
complete
but does not include the optional
accessory kit. Available accessories can be found
on page 8.
Open carton and remove all accessories
laying in
top of carton.
Check
each item with the Carton
Contents
list
and
notify
your
Sears
Store
immediately
if any parts are missing.
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Rules for Safe Operation
.....................
Introduction
.................................
Unpacking
and Checking
Contents
...........
Assembly
....................................
Operation
...................................
Maintenance
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C
Key
A
B
C
D
E
F
G
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CARTON
CONTENTS
Description
Hose Assembly (2-1/2" Dia.) ....
Shop Vac Assembly .............
Foot, Caster ....................
Bar & Stem Assembly ...........
Nut for Machine Screw ..........
Screw, Machine ................
Nozzle, Rectangular ............
Screw, Thread Cutting ..........
Caster .........................
Qty
1
1
4
2
1
1
1
8
4
assembly
TOOLS
NEEDED
#2 PHILLIPS SCREWDRIVER
PUTTING
YOUR
TOGETHER
flexible
position,
HOME-N-SHOP
VAC
'__lj=
locking
tabs. With
lift lid away from
locking
tank.
tabs
/
_ !
in "out"
PUSHING
'f'_b. PULLING
|
OUT
|FLEXIBLE
LOCKING
TAB
_DRUM
OUT
'
FLEXIBLE
LOCKING
TAB
MOUNTING
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2. Place dust drum from Home-N-Shop
down. Put together
caster assembly
STEMS
CROSSBARS
NUT
Vac upside
as shown.
®
A. Connect
the two cross bars with machine
screwand
nut-notice the offsgt in cross bars
-- arrange cross bars as shown in sketch so ali
mounting
stems are the same height. Snap
mounting
stems into bottom of dust drum.
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CASTERCASTER -I
THREAD CUTTING
B. Slip each caster foot over ends of cross bars
and insert
thread
cutting
screws
through
caster, caster foot and into cross bar. Do not
tighten screws until all parts are in place. Press
caster
feet against
dust drum
and tighten
sc rews.
SCREWS---_
_DUST
4
_
DRUM
3. Before replacing the lid check to see if filter wing
nut is tight. It should be tight enough that filter
cannot turn easily. Finger tight only.
4. Replace the lid assembly on the dust drum. Push
down on both handles at once: Make sure that the
locking tabs are snapped in place to prevent the
lid from coming off.
5. Your vac is furnished
with a 2-1/2" diameter
swivel hose and rectangular nozzle for maximum
performance.
6. Put one end of your new swivel hose into the
opening for vacuuming and connect the nozzle
furnished with your vac to the other end of the
hose and you are ready to vacuum.
operations
USING
YOUR
HOME-N-SHOP
VAC
1. Wet Pick Up
A. Filter
must be in place
at all times.
B. Use same filter for wet or dry pick-up.
No
changes
have to be made to pick up liquids.
C. Your vac is made to pick up water
non-explosive
liquid.
or any other
D. Your
vac
will
stop
picking
up
water
automatically
when ful!. You can tell when the
cut off occurs
by listening
to the change in
motor sound which
is a higher pitch sound
than normal running.
2. Draining the Drum
Your Home-N-Shop
Vac has a drain for
emptying liquids. Just loosen the wing nut on
the drain and pull the stopper out.
E. Once the filter is wet, do not pick up dirt ordust
because it will clog the filter. When the filter
dries under these conditions
you will probably
have trouble cleaning
it. Use a dry filter for d ry
vacuuming.
Both water and dirt can be picked
up together
but the filter should
be cleaned
and dried before storing.
F. Any nozzle can be used to pick up water;
however,
a squeegee
nozzle is available from
your local Sears Store or Catalog Dept. When
the water has dirt
mixed with it, the utility
nozzle that came with your vac works well.
CORD
WRAP
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3, Dry Pick Up
_€€'=_===_==_
A. Always use a dry filter when picking up d ry
materials like sawdust.
_)
B. If you pick up sawdust or dry material when
the filter is wet it will clog the filter.
C. To aid drying awet filter you may run the vac
for about 5 minutes before using itto pick up
F_-_---_
__---_T-SWITCH
"_'__ ON-OFF
_==='==__LOWING_=======_====_
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VACUUIVi
___
OPENING _-,_2_a___
D. Use your vac to pick up many non-explosive
or flammable materials such as sawdust,
dry
material.
woodch
ips and shavings, sand, gravel, even
nails.
_
jOPENiNG
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4. Blowing
To use your
the opening
"Blowing".
vac for blowing
just put the hose into
on the top of your vac that says
5. On-Off-Switch
Your vac is turned ON or OFF by using the switch
easily found on the Motor Cover.
6. Cord
Wrap
When finished using your vac, unplug
and wrap it around the Motor Cover.
the cord
WBNG NUT
maintenance
FILTER
PLATE --
MAINTENANCE
ER
WARNING -- Unplug power cord before changing
or cleaning filter.
FILTER SHOULD
BE CLEANED
MAINTAIN PEAK PERFORMANCE
OFTEN
TO
1. TO REMOVE -- Remove wing nut and plate on
bottom of filter. Remove filter by lifting off the
wire guide.
2. TO CLEAN -_*
I
A. Dry dust applications -- shake or tap filter to
remove dust.
WING NUT
PLATE
B Wet applications -- if dirt will not come off
with shaking or tapping; then, run water
through filter, Make sure filter is dry before
replacing. Run unit with filter in place to aid
drying.
NOTE: Don't use vac with torn, ripped or badly
worn filter. Small tears may be repaired with tape.
3. TO REPLACE -- Threaded part of wire guide
goes through middle hole in bottom plate of filter,
Make sure filter is setting evenly on lid. Wing nut
holds filter in place. Run wingnut down till it is
finger tight.
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WIR E GUIDE
WARNING: if you use a wet filter on dry pickup or
store a wet filter, you may damage the filter. Dry
filter before storing.
Replace atom, ripped or badly worn filter right away
to keep dust from getting in the motor,
_FILTER
6
SEAT
ON LiD
REPLACING
BRUSHES
NOTE: Sears Service
Center can repair your vac
should the need ever exist. However,
if you choose
to
service
the vac yourself
please
read and
understand
the maintenance
instructions
before
changing
brush assembly.
A. if motor does not run check the plug and cord
and fuse or circuit
breaker
for faults before
working
on the vac.
B. When brushes are worn to about 1/4" orafter500
operating
hours, they should be replaced.
(1) SCREW
(4) SCREWS
_
C. Your vac motor has two brushes,
if either needs
to be replaced then both must be replaced atthat
time.
_MOTOR
WARNING -- unplug power cord before working
on motor, blower, or changing brushes.
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TO REPLACE BRUSHES ON MOTOR -- Be sure to
replace both brushes at same time.
1. Remove screw holding Dome as shown. Remove
Dome.
2. Remove
five screws
holding
shown. Remove
Motor Cover.
you replace one brush holder
Motor
Cover as
It will be easier if
at a time.
NOTE: To avoid crossing brush wires connect flag
terminal to new brush as soon as it is removed from
old brush.
The brush and plastic holder are connected and are
replaced as a complete unit.
3. Remove Screw, Retainer and Brush Holder
Assembly as shown. Brush Holder Assembly is
thrown away after Flag Connector is removed
from Brush Holder.
4. Connect new brush holder to flag connector. (Be
sure connectors are put back together the same
way they were taken off.) Putting connectors on
wrong will cause damage to the motor. Replace
brush holder, retainer and screw.
5. Put the Motor Cover back on.
6. Put the Dome back on.
NOTE: When new brushes are put in, the motor
may sound differently for a while until the new
brushes are seated.
BRUSH AND
BRUSH HOLDER
SCREW
FLAG
TERMINAL
COVER
Sears Home-N-Shop
Vac recommended
accessories
7
2-1/2"
DIAMETER
For large
debris,
the current
2-1/2"
diameter
accessories
shown
below
are available
at your
nearest Sears retail or catalog
order store.
1. 9-16901 -- Round Brush for dusting.
2. 9-16964
Extension
handles for 2-1/2" hose.
Extends work-area
range up to 46" more.
3. 9-16902
-Hard-to-reach
4. 9-17818-Connector
Crevice
areas.
Tool
for
ACCESSORIES
.
7°
cleaning
2-1/2" diameter
Extension
Hose and
Kit extends cleaning
reach up to 72".
5.9-17817
-14" Squeegee
Nozzle
for wet
pick-up.
Complete
with
built-in,
flexible
squeegee blade to wipe clean and pick up water.
suds and other liquids.
9-16925
14" Wide Nozzle with brush for large
area pick-up. Gets dust and dirt from bare
floors.
9-16978 -- Car Nozzle idea for cleaning the
inside of your car -- picks up stones and dirt off
carpet: cleans ash tray without having to remove
tray.
ACCESSORY SET
9- 16919 -- 6 Piece Accessory
Set includes
(1)
Round
Brush,
(2) Two
Extension
Handles,
(3)
Crevice
Tool, (6) 14" Wide Nozzle,
(5) Squeegee
Nozzle.
The above recommended
and available
at the time
accessories
of printing.
were current
Q
1-1/4"
DIAMETER
The current
1-1/4"
diameter
accessories
shown
below are available
at your nearest Sears retail or
catalog
order store.
1. 9-17861
Extension
handles for 1-1/4" hose.
Extends work area range up to 40" more.
2. 9-17862
-- Round brush for dusting
protects
fine furniture,
great on stairs and blinds. Soft
bristles pick up dirt from hard-to-clean
areas.
convenient
angled neck.
3. 9-17866
-- 1-1/4"
diameter
extension
hose
extends cleaning
reach up to 72".
4. 9-17826 -- 11 "squeegee
nozzle for wet pic k-up.
Complete
with built-in,
flexible squeegee
blade
towipe
clean and pick up water, suds and other
liquids.
5. 9-17825 -- 11-3/8"
wide nozzle with brush for
large area pick-up.
Gets dust and dirt from bare
floors.
ACCESSORIES
6. 9-17863
9" crevice tool cleans hard-to-reach
areas. Remove long-standing
dust from behind
radiators,
under
appliances,
beneath
low-sitting
objects, behind seats.
7.
9-17868
Car nozzle
ideal for cleaning
the
inside of your car-picks up stones and dirt off
carpet: cleans ash tray without having to remove
tray.
ACCESSORY
SET
9-17869
-- Six-piece
Basic Accessory
Set
with 1-1/4"
hose and handles.
Includes
Extension
Handles.
(2) Round Brush.
(6)
Tool. (5) Wide-Nozzle
Floor Brush
and
Nozzle.
The above recommended
and available
at the time
accessories
of printing.
for use
(1) two
Crevice
(4) Wet
were current
repair parts
il ¸:
PARTS
LiST FOR
16 GALLON
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HOME-N-SHOP
VAC 113.178200
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7
8
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FIGURE
MOTOR
1
ASSEMBLY
Key
No.
Part No.
1
2
3
4
5
6
28932
15531
23665
V26003
28891
STD600805
7 15539
8 [ STD600803
9 19552
10 125916
f
10
4
9
25996
Description
Frame
Ring, Pressure
Armature
Assembly
Brush Assembly
Retainer
*Screw, Pan Cross Type
T 8-32 x 1/2
Bracket,
Bearing
*Screw, Pan Cross
Clip
Field Assembly
8-32 x 7/16
*Standard
9
Hardware
Item --
May be Purchased
Locally
PAR_S
UST
FOR
16 GALLON
HOME_N_SHOP
Figure
10
2
VAC 1"03,178200
PARTS
LiST FOR 16 GALLON
HOME'N'SHOP
FnGURE
Key
No.
Part No.
1
2
3
STD600803
22209
STD6t0803
4
5
73146
STD611005
6
STD610605
7
8
9
10
11
12
STD551006
17787
22210-01
24473
25996
19002
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
20432
22188-01
73120
22215
24782
STD510810
22212-01
STD610807
21 73150
22 20557-01
23 73147
24 73148
25 !STD541625
26 !20560
27 STD541008
28 21297-01
Pan Cross
Cover Assembly
*Screw, Pan Cross
BT 8 x 3/8
Dome
*Screw, Pan Cross
AB 10 x 5/8
8-32 x 7/16'
Type
Type
*Screw, Pan Cross Type
BT 6 x 1/2
*Washer, .156 x .404 x .033
Washer, Spring
Lever
Bushing,
Snap
Motor Assembly
Screw, Pan Cross
T 6-32 x 3/4
Switch
Type
Bracket, Switch
Tie, Cable
Gasket
Collector
Assembly
Screw, Pan Rec. Hd. 8-32 x 1
Ferrule
*Screw, Pan Cross Type
B #8 x 3/4
Hose Assembly
Nozzle, Rectangular
Filter Assembly
Plate, Filter
*Nut, Wing 1/4-20
Drum Assembly
*Nut, Hex 8-32
Bar and Stem Assembly
*Standard
113.178200
2
t%eoY. PaN No.
Description
*Screw,
VAC
Hardware
29
30
31
21171-20
13833
20605
32
33
34
35
21296-01
STD510805
27726-01
20605
36
37
38
39
40
41
42
22189
25969
STD541408
STD551008
28229-01
13968
28963
43
44
45
46
47
48
49
50
51
20866
STD541031
15534
22220
22192
19693
STD375007
22364-01
STD510807
52
53
54
STD600802
24464
STD610805
73149
Description
Foot, Caster
Caster
Screw, Pan Cross Type
T 10-24 x 1/2
Bar and Stem Assembly
*Screw, Pan Cross 8-32 x 1/2
Guide Assembly
Screw, Pan Cross Type
T 10-24 x 1/2
Float Assembly
Gasket
*Nut, Lock 8-32
*Washer,
13/64 x 1/2 x 3/64
Nozzle
Plug Assembly
Lid Assembly
(Includes
Key #37)
Gasket
*Nut, Hex 5/16-18
Washer
Wheel Assembly
Spacer
Cord Assembly
*Connector
Handle
*Screw, Truss Cross
8-32 x 3/4
*Screw, Pan Cross
Clamp
*Screw, Pan Cross
AB 8 x 1/2
Owners Manual
(Not
Item -- May be Purchased
11
Locally
Illustrated)
8-32 x 5/16
Type
Sears
HONE-N-SHOP
SERVICE
MODEL NO.
113.178200
HOW TO ORDER
REPAIR PARTS
VAC
Now that you have purchased
your Home-N-Shop
Vac,
should a need ever exist for repair parts or service, simply
contact any Sears Service Center and most Sears, Roebuck
and Co. stores. See how to order repair parts below.
Model and serial number may be found
of your Home-N-Shop
Vac.
WHEN ORDERING
REPAIR PARTS,
FOLLOWING
INFORMATION:
on the Motor
ALWAYS
PART NUMBER
PART
MODEL NUMBER
113.178200
NAME OF ITEM
HOME-N-SHOP
GIVE
Cover
THE
DESCRIPTION
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. 73149
ROEBUCK
AND
CO.,
Form No. SP4560-4
Chicago,
IL. 60684
U.S.A.
Printed in U.S.A. 5/83