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owner's
manual
MODEL
NO.
113.177805
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 place
for future use.
FOR YOUR
SAFETY
CRRFTSMRN®
8 GALLON
WET/DRY VAC
• assembly
• operating
• repair parts
READ ALL
INSTRUCTIONS
CAREFULLY
Sears, Roebuck and Co., Hoffman Estates, IL. 60179 U.S.A.
Part No. SP6023
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.
If this Craftsman Wet/Dry Vac is used for commercial 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., D817 WA, Hoffman Estates, IL. 60179
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
Safety Signal Words
DANGER: means if the safety information
is not followed someone will be seriously
injured or killed.
WARNING: means if the safety information is not followed someone could be
seriously injured or killed.
CAUTION: means if the safety information is not followed someone may be
injured.
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 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, such
as 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.
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.
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 Wet/Dry Vac with a torn filter or without the filter installed except
when vacuuming liquids as described in
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.
Toavoidinjuryfromaccidental
starting,
unplug
power
cordbefore
changing
or
cleaning
filter.
Donotunplug
bypullingoncord.To
unplug,
grasptheplug,notthecord.
Donotusewithdamaged
cord,plugor
otherparts.IfyourWet/Dry
Vacisnot
working
asitshould,
hasmissing
parts,
hasbeendropped,
damaged,
leftoutdoors,
ordropped
intowater,
returnittoa
SearsService
Center.
Donotpullorcarrybycord,usecordas
handle,
closea dooroncord,orpullcord
around
sharpedgesorcorners.
Donot
runWet/Dry
Vacovercord.Keep
cord
away
fromheated
surfaces.
Donothandle
plugortheWet/Dry
Vac
withwethands.
Donotputanyobjectintoventilation
openings.
Donotvacuum
withanyventilationopenings
blocked;
keepfreeofdust,
lint,hairoranything
thatmayreduce
air
flow.
Keephair,looseclothing,
fingers,
andall
partsofbodyaway
fromopenings
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 instructions
for Servicing Double-Insulated Wet/Dry
Vacs before servicing.
Observe the following warnings that
appear on the motor housing of your Wet/
Dry Vac.
F_
GROUNDING
NOT REQUIRED
DOUBLE INSULATED
WHEN SERVICING USE ONLY
IDENTICALREPLACEMENT 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 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
package) before commencing operation.
Safety Goggles are available at Sears
retail 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.
For dust operations, wear dust mask.
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
wilt cause some toss of power. To keep
the loss to a minimum, use the following
table to choose the minimum wire size
extension cord.
Extension
Cord Length
Gauge
(A.W.G.)
0-50 Ft
50-100 Ft
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Introduction
This Wet/Dry Vac is intended for household use.
IMPORTANT
Please
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.
Owner's
Manual
Contents
Item
Page
Warranty Information ............................. 2
Safety Instructions ................................. 2
Introduction ............................................
4
Unpacking and Checking
Carton Contents ............................. 4
Assembly ...............................................
4
Operation ...............................................
7
Maintenance ..........................................
9
Repair Parts ........................................
12
Unpacking and Checking Carton Contents m
Remove entire contents of carton. Check
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
Key
A
B
C
D
E
F
G
H
J
K
L
M
N
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P
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Contents
List
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 ............................... 1
Car Nozzle .................................. 1
Wet Nozzle .................................. 1
Caster/Caster
Foot Assembly
1. Turnthe 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 wilt hear the ball snap
into the socket and the caster wilt swivel
easily when positioning is correct.
6. Turn the drum upright.
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Caster_
Caster Stem
_Caster
Ball
Foot
Caster_
Pin
Hole__..
Dust Drum_
_
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.
• Place the power assembly of vac
upside down into the drum or on a
clean 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.
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, follow float/cage assembly instructions•
F,ter
_,_
Cage
°eWe
ly
Float__
Solid End -_"
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.
Cage
NOTE: If fitter cage needs to be removed,
because the float is placed in the wrong
way, use a slotted screwdriver and insert
the blade near one of the tabs between
(3)
Slots (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 screw and
tighten it down. Finger tighten only.
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-._
Filter_. _
Plate _ _
NOTE: Lever of filter nut should be away
from plate as shown.
Red 7'
Stripe
IMPORTANT: Do not overtighten as this
may deform or crack the filter plate or filter
cage.
Filter F"
j
I"
Filter
Cage
Vac Assembly
1. Line up motor cover label above vacuum port (located on the front of the
drum).
2. Place power assembly on top of drum
with the handles snug against the drum
channel.
hose, which is opposite the swivel end,
into the vacuum port on the front of the
drum.
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
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
end of a second hose (accessory #917820) into the swivel end of the original
hose by forcing the sections together
until they fit tightly.
3. Be sure lid completely covers the top of
the drum so leakage does not occur.
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)
6. Insert the flexible plastic end of the
Wrap s_
Cord
Area
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_1
I_
LIQ,_It
,_
Stop _
Tab
i
Pull
•
Out
Flexible
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Du
Dru%
Swivel
Utility
Nozzle
Locking
f
Drum
Larger
Power
Assembly
Hose
Flexible
Locking Tabs
/
Do Not Force Flexible
Tab Beyond Stop Tab
Open End
Of
To Store
Power
Cord
VacuumPor t
Down
_t_/J/_Li
Drum
Channel/__
.-,
Switch
Power Assembly
"
Your Accessories
1. Slide extension handles and accessories over the rings on the caster feet.
2. To remove handles and accessories,
lightly rotate and pull upward.
Hose
Lock
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 for any flammable or combustible liquid. 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 at
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 minutes. The clean air rushing through the
vac will help dry the filter.
To reduce the risk of electric shock, this
appliance has a polarized plug (one blade
is wider than the other). This plug wilt 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 qualified electrician to install the proper outlet.
Do not change the plug in any way.
Vacuuming
After you plug the power cord into the outlet, turn the unit on by pushing the switch
from position "O" to position "t". The symbols used on the motor cover are international "On & Off' symbols. "0" is the
symbol for "OFF" and 'T' is the symbol for
"ON".
3. After using the vac to pick up liquids,
the filter must be dried to avoid possible
mildew and damage to the filter.
0 =OFF
Vacuuming
I= ON
Dry Materials
1. The filter must always be in correct
position to avoid leaks and possible
damage to vac.
2. When using your vac to pick up very
fine dust, it will be necessary for you to
Liquids
1. When picking up small amounts of liquid the filter may be left in place.
2. When picking up large amounts of liquid we recommend that the filter be
removed. If the filter is not removed, it
wilt become saturated and misting may
appear in the exhaust.
4. When the liquid in the drum reaches a
predetermined level, the float mechanism wilt rise automatically to cut off airflow. When this happens, turn off the
vac, unplug the power cord, and empty
the drum. You wilt know that the float
has risen because vac airflow ceases
and the motor noise wilt become higher
in pitch, due to increased motor speed.
IMPORTANT: To avoid damage to the
vac do not run motor with float in raised
position.
Emptying
the Drum
accidental starting, unplug power
I cord
ARNING:
avoid injury
from
before To
emptying
the drum.
Cord Wrap
When vacuuming is complete, unplug the
cord and wrap it around the handle.
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 up and away from the
drum.
3. Lay power assembly upside down on a
clean area while emptying drum or
changing filter.
4. Dump the drum contents 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.
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 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.
Maintenance
Filter
dental starting, unplug power cord
I before
ARNING:
To avoid
injury from
accichanging
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.
Cleaning
Your filter should be cleaned often to
maintain peak vac performance.
Be sure to dry the filter before storing or
picking up dry debris.
IMPORTANT: After cleaning, check the
filter for tears or small holes. Do not use a
filter with holes or tears in it. Even a small
hole can cause a lot of dust to come out of
your vac. Replace it immediately.
Removal
To remove the filter for cleaning or
replacement, unscrew the filter nut from
the filter cage, remove filter plate and lift
off filter.
WARNING: Do not remove the filter
cage. It is there to help prevent your
fingers from getting into the blower
wheel.
IMPORTANT: To avoid damage to the
blower wheel and motor, always reinstall
the filter before using the vac for dry material pickup.
Dry
Filter
1. Some removal of dry debris can be
accomplished without removing the fitter from the vac. Slap your hand on top
of the power assembly while the vac is
turned off.
2. For best cleaning results due to accumulated dust, clean the filter in an open
area. Cleaning SHOULD be done outdoors and not in the living quarters.
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3. After filter removal from vac, remove the
dry debris by gently tapping the filter
against the inside wall of your dust
drum. The debris will loosen and fall.
4. For thorough cleaning of dry filter with fine
dust (no debris), run water through it as
described under "Wet Filter".
Wet 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.
Installation
Refer to page 5, "Filter Assembly".
Allow the filter to dry before reinstalling
and storing the vac.
Wet/Dry
Vac
To keep your Wet/Dry Vac looking its best,
clean the outside with a cloth dampened
with warm water and mild soap.
To clean the drum:
1. Dump debris out.
2. Wash drum thoroughly with warm water
and mild soap.
3. Wipe out with dry cloth.
WARNING: To assure product
SAFETY and RELIABILITY, repairs
and adjustment should be performed by Sears Service Centers,
always using Sears replacement
parts.
NOTE: If your casters are noisy, you may
put a drop of oil on the roller shaft to make
them quieter.
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
first, and connect the 2-1/2" x 7' hose to
the extension wand.
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). To reverse or replace the
squeegee:
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
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
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.
3. Press down with each thumb below the
latching tabs until you see and hear the
removable insert snap into the nozzle
body. Snap the latches over the locking
tabs into their original position.
4. Inspect the pins of the insert to make
sure they fit through the holes of the
squeegee and fit into the matching slots
in the nozzle body.
2. Using both hands, position each thumb
on the removable insert, (below the
latches) and two fingers of each hand
on each latch, lift and disengage the
two latches from the tabs on the nozzle
body.
NOTE: If the pins are out of position,
hold the nozzle assembly with both
hands and gently twist in opposite
directions. The insert pins should snap
into proper position.
Twist
Twist
Backward
Forward
3. Gently pull the latches toward yourself
to remove the insert.
To reinstall the removable insert correctly,
follow these steps:
1. Place the removable insert on a flat surface 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 is ready for wet
pickup use.
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Notes
11
Repair Parts
8 Gallon Wet/dry
Vac
Always order by Part Number - Not by Key Number
Model Number
113.177805
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 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 I-_(square
within a square) may also be marked on
the appliance.
Key
No.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
Part No.
9-17816
9-16937
9-16938
73347
825727
73137
509238
STD611007
820156-1
816345-1
15534-1
818413-5
818961
825718
822380-3
825640
73180
822256
SP6023
Description
1-Filter (Red Stripe)
1-Plate, Filter
1-Nut, Filter
Drum, Dust
Caster Foot w/Storage
Caster
Cage/Float
Screw, Pan Hd. Ty "AB" 10x3/4
Lid
Nut, Hex Flange 1/4-20
Washer
Wheel, Blower
Spacer
Motor (Includes Key No's 10 thru 13)
Cord w/Plug
Cover Motor
Switch Toggle
Squeegee (Not Illustrated)
Owners Manual (Notlllustrated)
Accessories included with unit but not listed above may be purchased at the hardware
department of most Sears retail stores.
1 Stock Item - May Be Secured Through The Hardware Department
Retail Stores
* Standard Hardware Item - May Be Purchased Locally.
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Of Most Sears
Repair Parts
8 Gallon Wet/dry Vac
Model Number 113.177805
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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 Wands
16922 Utility Nozzle
17817 Wet Nozzle
16978 Car Nozzle
16915 Multipurpose
Floor Tool
16947, 16948
Inflator Nozzle
NOTE: Most Accessories
16933 Blower Nozzle
16926 14" Floor
Brush
17816 Paper Pleated
Filter
16931/16990 Caster
Feet for Storage
16925 Dry Nozzle
16902 Crevice Tool
16901 Dusting
Brush
16939 & 16940
Drum Liners
Are Available In 2-1/2 Inch And 1-1/4 Inch Sizes
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16934 Hose Grip
16917 Hose Joiner
16930 Hose Lock
Sawdust Collection
Whole-shop
16935 Gutter Nozzle
Series
Sawdust Manifold-Type Collection System
29964
Radial Arm Saw
Dust Collection Kit
29963
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
1-800-366-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)
Forthe location of a
SearsRepair Service Center in your area
Call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
1-800-488-1222
For information on purchasinga Sears
Maintenance Agreement or to inquire
about an existing Agreement
Call 9 am - 5 prn, Monday-Saturday
1-800-827-6655
SEARS
America's
Repair
SpecJaflst._
The model and serial numbers will be found on the handle.
When requesting service or ordering parts, always provide the
following
information:
•
•
Product Type
Part Number
•
•
Model Number
Part Description
Sears, Roebuck and Co., Chicago, IL. 60179 U.S.A.
Part No. SP6023
Form No. SP6023
Printed in U.S.A. 9/97