Craftsman 113.177135 Owner`s manual

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SAVETHIS MANUALFOR
FUTURE REFERENCE
owner's
manual
MODEL
NO.
113.177135
CRRFTSMRN®
Serial
Number
Model and serial
numbers may be
found on the handle.
You should record
both model and serial
numbers in a safe
)lace for future use,
FOR YOUR
SAFETY
2 GALLON
WET/DRY VAC
• operating
• maintenance
READ ALL
INSTRUCTIONS
CAREFULLY
J
Sears, Roebuck and Co., Hoffman Estates, IL 60179 U.S.A.
Part No, SP6523
Printed in China
FULL ONE YEAR WARRANTY
ON CRAFTSMAN
WET/DRY VACS
If this Craftsman Wet/Dry Vac fails due to a defect in material or workmanship
within one year from the date of purchase, retum it to your nearest Sears
Store, and it will be replaced or repaired, at Sears option, free of charge.
If this Craftsman Wet/Dry Vac is used for commercial or rental purposes, this
warranty applies for only 90 days from the date of purchase.
This warranty applies 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.
Roebuck and Co., D817 WA,
,IL. 60179
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
Safety is a combination of common sense,
staying alert and knowing how your vac
works. Read this manual to understand
the vac.
Safety
Signal
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.
Words
• Do not vacuum anything that is burning
or smoking,
such
as cigarettes,
matches, or hot ashes.
DANGER: means if the safety information
is not followed someone will be seriously
injured or killed.
• 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 reduce the risk of health hazards
from vapors or dusts, do not vacuum
toxic materials.
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 might be injured.
When using
basic safety
following.
your Wet/Dry Vac, follow
precautions
including the
WARNING.
Toreduce
• Do not use or store
materials.
near hazardous
• To reduce the risk of electric shock, do
not expose to rain. Store indoors.
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 reduce the risk of personal
injury or damage to Wet/Dry Vac, use only
Sears Craftsman recommended accessories.
• Do not allow Wet/Dry Vac to be used as
a toy. Close attention is necessary when
used by or near children.
• Do not use this Wet/Dry
filter or without the filter
when vacuuming liquids
the operation section of
Vac with a torn
installed except
as described in
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 reduce the
risk of 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,
WARNING:Torsduce
or electric shock,
unaftended.
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the risk offire
do not run vac
• To reduce the risk of injury from
accidental starting, unplug power cord
before changing or cleaning filteE
• 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.
• Keep hair, loose clothing, fingers, and
all parts of body away from openings
and moving parts.
• To reducethe dskoffalls, use extra care
when cleaning on stairs.
Observe the following
warnings
that
appear on the motor housing of your
Wet/Dry Vac.
WARNING:
To reduce the risk of
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.
• Do not put any object into ventilation
openings. Do not vacuum with any
ventilation openings blocked; keep free
of dust, lint, hair or anything that may
reduce air flow.
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.
Everyday eyeglasses have only impact
resistant lenses. They are not safety
glasses. Safety Goggles are available at
Sears retail stores. Glasses or goggles not
in compliance with ANSI or CSA could
seriously hurt you when they break.
WEARYOUR
To reduce the risk of hearing damage,
wear ear protectors when using the vac for
extended hours or when using it in a noisy
area.
For dusty 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
will cause some loss of pewee 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.
|
14
50-100 Ft.
/
12
Grounding
Instructions
This appliance must be grounded. If it
should
malfunction
or
breakdown,
rounding
provides
a path of least
resistance for electric current to reduce
the risk of electric shock. This appliance is
equipped
with
a cord
having
an
equipment-grounding
conductor
and
grounding plug. The plug must be inserted
into an appropriate outlet that is properly
installed and grounded in accordance with
all local codes and ordinances.
WARNING:
3-Prong Plug
Properly
Grounded
Outlet
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Improper
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connection
of
the
equipment
grounding conductor can result in a
risk of electric shock. Check with a
Grounding
Prong
qualified
electrician
or
service
person if you are in doubt as to
whether
the
outlet
is properly
grounded. Do not modify the plug
provided with the appliance - if it will
not fit the outlet, have a proper outlet
installed by a qualified electrician.
Green
Grounding Lug
This appliance is for use on a nominal 120
volt circuit, and has a grounded plug that
looks like the plug shown. A temporary
adaptor that looks like the adaptor shown
may be used to connect this plug to a
2-pole receptacle, as shown. If a properly
grounded
outlet is not available,
the
temporary adaptor should be used only
until a properly grounded outlet can be
installed by a qualified electrician. The
green colored rigid ear, lug or the like
extending
from the adaptor must be
connected to a permanent ground such as
a properly grounded outlet box cover.
Whenever the adaptor is used, it must be
held in place by a metal screw.
3-Prong
Plug
O_'"
Adapter
NOTE: In Canada, the use of a temporary
adaptor is not permitted by the Canadian
Electrical Code.
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Make sure
this is
a metal
screw
connected
to a known
ground
2-Prong
Outlet
Introduction
This vac is intended for household use
only. It may be used for light vacuuming of
wet or dry media and may also be used as
a blower, The light weight design allows
usage
for
most
small
household
vacuuming chores, Familiarize yourself
with the following product features and
read the entire owner's manual for specific
usage of your new wet/dry vac.
IMPORTANT
Please
NOTE
Read Carefully
Static Shocks Are Common - In dry
areas or when the relative humidityof the
air is low, To reduce the frequency of static
shocksin your home, the best remedy is
to add moisture to the air with a console
humidifier.
Table of Contents
Item
Warranty
Page
2
.......................
Important Safety Instructions
........
Safety Signal Words .............
Grounding Instructions
Introduction
.............
.....................
2
2
4
Getting to Know Your Vac ...........
Vacuuming Liquids ..............
Emptying the Dust Drum ..........
8
9
Filter ........................
Removal .....................
10
10
5
installation
10
6
Cleaning .....................
Cord Storage ..................
6
Hose Storage ..................
6
...................
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,
Contents
Lists
Key
A
B
Description
Vac ......................
Hose .....................
C
Car Nozzle ................
1
D
Owners Manual .............
1
Replacement
filters
(already assembled)
and
Qty.
1
1
retainer
band
Sears retail replacement filters are sold by
stock no, 9-16949.
5
11
Storage ......................
Accessories ....................
11
11
Troubleshooting
11
.................
Unpacking and Checking Carton Contents
Carton
9
10
5
Unpacking and Checking Carton
Contents ......................
Page
7
8
Blowing Feature ................
Maintenance ....................
5
Table of Contents .................
Item
Operation .......................
Vacuuming Dry Materials ..........
Getting to Know Your Vac
Tool Storage \
Blowing Port
•
\
Two Easy-to-Open
Latches --
Carry Handle with On/Off
Switch Conveniently
Positioned
/
Six Foot Long
Cord
Vacuum
Port
Hose Storage
Cord Wrap
Storage
Two Gallon Capacit_
Dust Drum
Filter and
Retainer Band
4'x
Flexible Hose
with Dual
Swivel Ends
Cord Storage
Coil the power cord tightly around the dust
drum.
Hose Storage
The power head has recesses on each
side for hose storage,
CAUTION:
A partially
unwrapped I
cord may fall in coils near your feet.
To avoid this tripping hazard, always I
fully
unwrap
the
cord
before
p ugg ng t n.
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Operation
WARNING
To reduce the risk of 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, oilbase 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 the 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 Sear retail
stores.
Your Craftsman two-gallon wet/dry vac is
assembled at the factory and ready for use
when you remove it from the carton. The
unit is ready for dry vacuuming or blowing.
After you plug the power cord into the wall
receptacle, turn the unit "ON" by pushing
the switch from position "0" to position
"1". The symbols used on the switch are
international
symbols. The "0" is the
"OFF" position and the "1" is the "ON"
position.
O=
OFF
I = ON
Operation
Vacuuming
(continued)
Dry Materials
1.The filter must always be in correct
position to reduce the risk of leaks and
possible damage to vac. Make sure that
the filter is completely covering the filter
cage and that the retainer band is as
close to the lid as possible. Make sure
there are no gaps between the filter and
the lid. (See illustration).
It is very
important to assemble the filter to the
cage without allowing any possible
leaks or tears. Any leaks will allow
the picked up media to be blown out
of the blower port and back into the
surrounding environment.
Band
2. When using your vac to pick up very fine
dust, it will be necessary for you to
empty the dust drum and clean or
replace 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.In
case the filter gets wet, replace it before
continuing to do dry pickups.
Vacuuming
Liquids
1. Removal
of the filter
is
recommended for wet pickups.
highly
2. This wet/dry vac is equipped with a float
mechanism which will rise automatically
to cut off the airflow when the liquid in the
drum reaches a predetermined level.
When this happens, turn off vac, unplug
the power cord, and empty the dust drum.
You will know that the float has shut the
airflow off because the suction ceases
and the motor noise becomes higher in
pitch, due to increased motor speed. The
liquid capacity may vary with the rate of
pickup.
IMPORTANT:
To reduce the risk of
damage to the vac, do not run motor with
float in raised position.
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Position
Emptying
the
Drum
1. Remove the power head assembly of
the wet/dry vac by pulling outward on
the latches located on each side of the
vac. Lift off the power head assembly.
WARNING:
To reduce the risk of I
injury
from
accidental
starting,
unplug power cord before emptying
the drum.
Blowing
2. Dump the drum contents into the proper
waste disposal container.
Feature
Your vac contains a blowing feature. It has
the capability to blow sawdust and other
debris. It is excellent to use to blow dust
and debris out of garages or off patios and
driveways. Follow the steps below to use
your vac as a blower.
WARNING:
Always
wear
safety
goggles complying with ANSI Z87.1
when using as a blower.
WARNING:
Wear a dust mask if
blowing creates dust which might be
inhaled.
1. Locate blowing port of your vac.
2. Insert one end of the 4 foot x 1-1/4 inch
hose into the blowing port.
CAUTION: To reduce the risk of
hearing damage, wear ear protectors
when
using the vac/blower
for
extended hours or when using it in a
noisy area.
4. Turn vac "ON"and you are ready to use
your vac as a blower.
NOTE: If you need additional length at the
end of the hose, extension wands are
available at Sears retail stores as stock
no. 9-17861.
WARNING:
To avoid
injury
bystanders,
keep them clear
blowing debris.
9
to
of
Maintenance
Take the dirty filter to a disposal container
and gently brush away small dirt particles
that may be adhering to the filter material.
Filter
WARNING:
To reduce the risk of I
injury
from
accidental
starting,
unplug power cord before changing
i
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.
or cleaning filter.
Your filter should
be cleaned
often
to
maintain peak vac performance.
Easy to Replace
Installation
Filter
the
New filters may be purchased at area
Sears
retail
stores,
Sears
retail
replacement filters ar sold by stock no.
9-16949.
3. Place the replacement filter on the filter
cage until open end touches bottom of
rid.
NOTE: Before installing the filter on the
vac, clean the area of the lid so that the
retainer band wilt seal the bag against the
lid and stop small particles from bypassing
the filter bag.
1. Extend
the retainer
band around
plastic posts on the lid.
2. Remove filter bag off the filter cage.
4. Release
the retainer
band from
the
plastic post on the lid, holding the filter
bag secure to the lid.
5. Make
sure the retainer
band is
If the filter is clean and not damaged,
replace it on the filter cage. tf it cannot be
reused, place a new filter over the filter
cage.
Replace the retainer band around the
filter. Make sure the retainer band is
positioned on the filter, and the filter
completely covers the filter cage. Also,
make sure the edges of the filter are
completely secured under the retainer
band.
positioned on the filter bag covering the
black printed line.
Handle to
Remove Motor
Cover
Retainer Band
;i:se
of Vac
NOTE: Clean the filter in an open area.
Cleaning should be done outdoors and not
in the living quarters.
WARNING: Do not remove the filter
cage. It is there to help prevent your
fingers from getting into the blower
wheel.
Plastic Post_
IMPORTANT: To avoid damage to the
blower wheel and motor, always reinstall
the filter before using the vac for dry
material pick-up.
10
Maintenance
(continued)
Cleaning
Storage
To keep your Wet/Dry Vac looking its best,
clean the outside with a cloth dampened
with warm water and mild soap.
Before storing your vac, the dust drum
should be emptied and cleaned. The cord
should be wrapped around the unit and
the hose should be stored as described in
the cord/hose storage section in this
manual. Accessories should be kept in the
same area as the vac so they can be
readily available.
The vac should be
stored indoors.
To clean the drum:
1. Dump debris out.
2. Wash drum thoroughly with warm water
and mild soap.
3. Wipe out with dry cloth.
AccessoHes
Sears offers many specialized 1-1/4" nonmechanical cleaning accessories that may
be used with this wet/dry vac.
Wet/dry vac accessories may be found at
all Sears retail stores and may also be
ordered from the Sears "Power and Hand
Tool" Catalog.
Troubleshooting
Problem
Vac will not pick up dirt
Cause
Remedy
1. Clogged filter
1. Clean or replace filter
(follow instructions on
page 10)
2. Remove hose and
clear debris.
2. Clogged hose
Vac will not run
or broken,
should be
I WARNING:
damage to
3. Air leak
3. Make sure power
head is securely
attached to dust drum.
1. No electricity
1. Make sure electrical
outlet has voltage.
(A qualified electrician
may need to be
contacted).
exposing motor or any other electrical components, operation
discontinued immediately
to avoid personal injury or further
If any
of the power
assembly
parts
should
become
the
vacuum.
Repairshead
should
be made
before
reusing
the detached
vacuum.
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For the repair or replacement parts you need
Call 7 am - 7 pm, 7 days a week
t -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
Carl 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
I||ll|
1-800-488-1222
For information on purchasing a Sears
Maintenance Agreement or to inquire
about an existing Agreement
Call 9 am - 5 pro, Monday-Saturday
1-8OO-627-6655
SEAJ S
Amer_a_
The model
and serial
Repair S_la_ists
numbers
When requesting
service
following information:
• Product Type
• Part Number
will be found
or ordering
parts,
on the motor cover.
always
provide
the
• Model Number
• Part Description
2003 Emerson
Sears, Roebuck and Co., Chicago, IL 60179 U.S.A.
Part No, SP6523
Form No, SP6523
Printed in China, 07/03