WET & DRY
VACUUM CLEANER
VMVK1520SIWC
VMVK1520SIWC / 1500W / 20L
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ABLE OF CONTENTS
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Warranty
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Safety Instructions and Warnings _____________________________________________ 3
Specifications __________________________________________________________ 4
Unpacking and Checking Carton Contents ______________________________________ 4
General Assembly Instructions _______________________________________________ 5
Switching On/Off _________________________________________________________ 6
Dry Vacuum Operation _____________________________________________________ 6
Wet Vacuum Operation _____________________________________________________ 7
Maintenance _____________________________________________________________ 8
Installing & Cleaning Cartridge Filter ___________________________________________ 8
Installing & Cleaning Foam Sleeve Filter _________________________________________ 8
Installing & Cleaning HEPA Filter ______________________________________________ 9
Troubleshooting ___________________________________________________________9
Exploded View and Parts List _________________________________________________10
Thank you for purchasing this Vacmaster® wet/dry vacuum cleaner. Feel confident that with Vacmaster® you are obtaining a high quality product
engineered for optimal performance. This vacuum is capable of picking up liquids and dry materials.
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WET & DRY VACUUM
FOR YOUR SAFETY CAREFULLY READ AND UNDERSTAND ALL INSTRUCTIONS.
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ARRANTY
Vacmaster® takes pride in producing a high quality, durable product. This
Vacmaster® product carries a limited two (2) year warranty against defects
in workmanship and materials from date of purchase under normal household
use. If product is to be used for commercial, industrial or rental use, a 90 day
limited warranty will apply. Warranty does not apply to defects due to direct
or indirect abuse, negligence, misuse, accidents, repairs or alterations and lack
of maintenance. Please keep your receipt as proof of purchase. This warranty
gives you specific legal rights, and you may have other rights, which vary form
state to state.
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AFETY INSTRUCTIONS & WARNINGS
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
Read and understand all instructions before using this vacuum.
Read and understand this owner’s manual and all labels on the Wet/Dry Vacuum
cleaner before operating. Safety is a combination of common sense, staying alert
tand knowing how your vacuum works. Use this Wet/Dry Vac only as described in this
manual.
Household Type
SAVE THIS MANUAL FOR FUTURE REFERENCE.
When using an electrical appliance, basic precautions should always be followed
including the following :
WARNING:
TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE, ELECTRIC SHOCK OR INJURY:
• Do not run vac unattended.
• Do not vacuum, or use this Wet/Dry Vac near flammable liquids, gases, or explosive
vapors like gasoline or other fuels, lighter fluids, cleaners, oil-based paints, natural
gas, hydrogen, or explosive dusts like coal dust, magnesium dust, grain dust, or gun
power. Sparks inside the motor can ignite flammable vapors or dust.
• Do not vacuum anything that is burning or smoking, such as cigarettes, matches, or
hot ashes.
• Keep cord away from heated surfaces.
• Do not expose to rain. Store indoors.
• 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
or damaged, left outdoors or dropped into water, return it to an independent 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.
• Do not handle plug or the Wet/Dry Vac with wet hands.
• To reduce the risk of health hazards from vapors or dusts, do not vacuum toxic
materials.
• Do not use or store near hazardous materials.
• 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 allow to be used as a toy. Close attention is necessary when used by or near
children.
• To reduce the risk of injury from accidental starting, unplug power cord before
changing or cleaning filter.
• Do not leave Wet/Dry Vac unattended when plugged in. Unplug from outlet when
not in use and before servicing.
•Turn off Wet/Dry Vac before unplugging.
• 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.
• Keep hair, loose clothing, fingers, and all parts of body away from openings and
moving parts.
• To reduce the risk of falls, use extra care when cleaning on stairs.
• If the supply cord is damaged, it must be replaced by a special assembly available
from the manufacturer or its service agent.
•This appliance is not intended for use by persons (including children) with reduced
physical, sensory or mental capabilities, or lack of experience and knowledge, unless
they have been given supervision or instruction concerning use of the appliance by
a person responsible for their safety.
•Children should be supervised to ensure that they do not play with the appliance.
For additional protection: It is recommended that this vac be used in
conjunction with a residual current device (RCD) with a rated residual current
of 30mA or less.
Special Safety Information
• Never vacuum up hot ashes or pointed or sharp objects.
• Never use the appliance in damp rooms.
• Don’t use the appliance without a dust bag (an exception is wet vacuuming). Make
sure that the dust bag is inserted into the appliance correctly.
• When using the appliance, make sure that no hair, clothing, or members are drawn
in.
• Keep the vacuum cleaner away from heat sources such as radiant heaters, ovens,
and so on.
Disposal Information
The appliance contains electric and electronic components and may not be disposed of
as household garbage. The local and currently applicable legislation must be observed
unconditionally.
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PET Cartridge Filter__________________________
Filter Retainer ______________________________
Collection Bag _____________________________
Foam Sleeve Filter __________________________
Air Control Handle __________________________
Adaptor __________________________________
Rear Wheels _______________________________
Hub Caps _________________________________
‘R’ Lock Pins _______________________________
Washers __________________________________
Casters ___________________________________
Wheel Shaft _______________________________
Operator’s Manual __________________________
PECIFICATIONS
Motor: Container:
Watt:
Filter-Dry:
Filter-Wet:
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240V-50Hz
20L
1500W
PET Cartridge Filter & Dust Bag
Foam Sleeve Filter
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HAPE Filter
Storage
Handle
Power Head
On-Off Switch
NPACKING AND CHECKING CARTON CONTENTS
Outlet-Socket
Accessory Shelves
Remove entire contents of carton. Check each item against the carton
contents list.
Carton Contents List
Key
Description ________________________________
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Vac Assembly _____________________________
B
Hose ____________________________________
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PRE Cloth Filter ____________________________
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Crevice Car Nozzle __________________________
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Floor Brush/Squeegee _______________________
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Round Dust Brush __________________________
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2 Coated Tube ____________________________
Latch
QTY
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Wheel
Vacuum Port
Container
Caster
Anti-Static Chain
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ENERAL ASSEMBLY INSTRUCTIONS
installed. If cartridge filter is not installed, refer to page 8 for filter installation.
(fig.8&fig.9)The PET cartridge filter fit for wet & dry vacuum cleaning.
8. Put the PRE cloth filter over the filter tray with the attached PET cartridge filter.
(fig.10)
9. Optional, for improved dust filtering, fit collection bag flange onto the inlet stub,
taking care not to damage the bag. (fig.11)
10. Place the power head back on the container, and secure into place using the 2
side latches. (fig.12&fig.13)
11. Store accessories on accessory storage frame or posts back of this vac. (fig.14)
12. Secure the large end of the hose into the vacuum port on the container and screw
into place. (fig.15)
13. Choose the desired accessories and extension wands and push onto the suction
tube. (fig.16)
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WARNING: DO NOT PLUG IN POWER CORD TO POWER OUTLET, MAKE SURE
PLUG IS DISCONNECTED BEFORE ASSEMBLING THE WET/DRY VACUUM.
UNPACKING YOUR WET/DRY VACUUM & GENERAL ASSEMBLY.
1. Verify that the power cord is disconnected from the outlet.(fig.1)
2. Undo the latches. (fig.2)
3. Lift the power head off the container. (fig.3)
3. Remove the contents from inside the container, make sure you have all contents as
listed on page12. (fig.4)
4. With the power head removed, turn the container upside down. Insert the two casters into the socket on to bottom of the castor feet. (fig.5)
5. Insert the rear wheel shaft (R) into the rear support block. Insert washer (P) on
the shaft, then insert rear wheel (M) on the shaft. Insert the ‘R’ lock pin (O) into the
hole on the end of the shaft to lock the wheel. Snap the hub cap (N) on to the
wheel. Repeat the same steps at the other end of the shaft. Please notice you must
install the hub cap on to the wheel , otherwise the ‘R’ lock pin will come loose
result in wheel do not work .(fig. 6)
6. For wet vacuum cleaning, install the supplied foam filter. (fig. 7) See page 9 for
filter installation.
7. Your vacuum comes ready for dry vacuum cleaning with PET cartridge filter pre-
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HAZARDS FROM VAPORS OR DUST, DO NOT VACUUM TOXIC MATERIALS.
WARNING: DO NOT PLUG IN POWER CORD TO POWER OUTLET. MAKE SURE
PLUG IS DISCONNECTED BEFORE CHANGING AND CLEANING FILTERS.
witching on/off
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B
A: Function switch ON/OFF switch
B: Outlet-socket
1. Verify that the power cord is disconnected from the outlet. (fig.1)
2. In order to prepare your vacuum for dry vacuuming, verify that the PET cartridge
filter is securely mounted.Make sure the filter is pushed in until it stops against the
power head. (fig.2) (Your Wet/Dry Vac comes with the cartridge filter pre-installed,
if not see page 16 for installation instructions.)
3. Place filter retainer on top of PET cartridge filter and tighten down by turning the
retainer handle clockwise. (fig.3)
4. Put the PRE cloth filter over the filter tray with the attached PET cartridge filter.
(fig.4)
5. Optional, for improved dust filtering, fit collection bag flange onto the inlet stub,
taking care not to damage the bag. (fig.5)
6. Place the power head back on the container, and secure it in place
using the latches. (fig.6)
CONNECT THE MAINS PLUG.
1. Switching on the vacuum cleaner:
OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS: DRY VACUUMING
Press
7. Insert the locking end of the hose into the vacuum port and screw in place. Push
2.Switch on electrical appliance + vacuum cleaner:
the required attachment onto the free end of the hose or extension. (fig.7)
Press
8. Plug in the power cord into the outlet. (fig.8)
Switch on electrical appliance.Only connect electrical appliances with a maximum
9. Turn the motor on by flipping the switch to the ‘I’ ON position. (fig.9)
power rating of 800W. Switching on the electrical appliance automatically switches
10. Once you have completed vacuuming, flip the switch to the ‘O’ OFF position and
on the vacuum cleaner. Once the electrical appliance has been switched off, the
unplug the power cord from the outlet.
vacuum cleaner switches off following a time lapse.
3. Switching off the vacuum cleaner:
Press
DO NOT USE COLLECTION BAG FOR LIQUID VACUUMING
0 = OFF
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RY-VACUUM OPERATION
WARNING: BE SURE TO READ, UNDERSTAND, AND APPLY INFORMATION,
ENTITLED ‘SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS & WARNINGS’. DO NOT VACUUM IN
AREAS WITH FLAMMABLE GASES, VAPORS, OR EXPLOSIVE DUSTS 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. TO REDUCE THE RISK OF HEALTH
I = ON
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2. Remove collection bag & cartridge filter, then carefully install the foam sleeve filter
over the filter cage and place the power head back on the container. (fig. 2) See
filter installing instructions on page 9.
3. Fit the desired nozzle to the vacuum hose. (fig.3)
4. Verify that the switch is in the ‘O’ OFF position before plugging the power cord
into the outlet. (fig.4)
5. Turn the motor on by flipping the switch to the ‘I’ ON position. (fig.5)
OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS – WET VACUUMING
6. Turn the vacuum off.
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ET-VACUUM OPERATION
WARNING: BE SURE TO READ, UNDERSTAND, AND APPLY INFORMATION,
ENTITLED ‘SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS & WARNINGS’. DO NOT VACUUM IN
AREAS WITH FLAMMABLE GASES, VAPORS, OR EXPLOSIVE DUSTS 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. TO REDUCE THE RISK OF HEALTH
HAZARDS FROM VAPORS OR DUST, DO NOT VACUUM TOXIC MATERIALS.
WARNING: DO NOT PLUG IN POWER CORD TO POWER OUTLET. MAKE SURE
PLUG IS DISCONNECTED BEFORE CHANGING AND CLEANING FILTERS.
DO NOT USE THE CARTRIDGE FILTER FOR LIQUID VACUUMING.
DO NOT USE COLLECTION BAG FOR LIQUID VACUUMING.
OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS – WET VACUUMING
1. Verify that the power cord is disconnected from the outlet. (fig.1) Make sure that
the container is clean and free from dust and dirt.
IMPORTANT! When vacuuming large quantities of liquids, do not immerse the
nozzle completely in the liquid; leave a gap at the tip of the nozzle opening
to allow air inflow. The machine is fitted with a float valve that stops the
suction action when the container reaches its maximum capacity. You will
notice an increase in motor speed. When this happens, turn off the machine,
disconnect from power supply, and drain the liquid into a suitable receptacle or
drain. To continue vacuuming, refit the container with the drain cap. After wet
vacuuming, turn the machine off and remove plug from power supply. Empty
the container, clean and dry the inside and outside before storage.
REMEMBER! The collection bag must be removed in wet vacuuming.
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AINTENANCE
NSTALLING & CLEANING CARTRIDGE FILTERS
WARNING: DO NOT PLUG IN POWER CORD TO POWER OUTLET. MAKE SURE
PLUG IS DISCONNECTED BEFORE CHANGING AND CLEANING FILTERS.
1. Verify that the power cord is disconnected from the outlet. (fig.1)
2. Disconnect the hose from the vacuum, turning large end in counter clockwise
direction. (fig.2)
3. Undo the latches and remove the power head from the container. (fig.3)
4. Clear all dirt or debris from the container and hose. (fig.4)
5. Check the hose, attachments, and power cord to verify that they have not been
damaged.
IMPORTANT! Clean or change the cartridge filter regularly for best
performance. ALWAYS USE CARTRIDGE FILTER FOR DRY VACUUMING. If the
machine is used with out the cartridge filter, the motor will burn out and the
warranty will be voided. Always keep spare filters on-hand.
NOTICE! The filters included are made of high quality materials designed to
stop small dust particles. The cartridge filter should be used for dry pick-up
only. A dry cartridge filter is necessary to pick up dust. If the cartridge filter
is wet, it will clog quickly and be very difficult to clean. Handle the filter
carefully when removing it for cleaning and replacing it. Check the filters for
tears or small holes, a small hole can let dust pass through and out of the
cleaner. Do not use a filter with holes or tears, replace it immediately.
Installing Cartridge Filter
1. Verify that the power cord is disconnected from the outlet. (fig.1)
2. Remove power head and place in upside down position.
3. Slide the cartridge filter down over the filter cage and carefully push filter in until it
stops against the power head. (fig.2)
4. Place filter retainer on top of cartridge filter and tighten down by turning retainer
handle clockwise. (fig.3 & 4)
Removing and Cleaning Cartridge Filter
1. Unlock and remove the filter retainer by tuning retainer handle counter clockwise.
2. Carefully hold and pull the cartridge filter up for removal. (fig.5)
3. Clean the cartridge filter by gently tapping or brushing dirt off. Cleaning should
not be done indoors in living areas. For optimal performance a new filter is
recommended.
4. Install cleaned or new filter into place as instructed above in steps 2 and 3 of
installing Cartridge Filter.
5. Wet filters should be removed and allowed to air dry for 24 hours before installing
onto the filter cage.
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WARNING! ALWAYS DISCONNECT THE PLUG FROM THE POWER OUTLET BEFORE
REMOVING THE POWER HEAD FROM CONTAINER.
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NSTALLING & CLEANING FOAM SLEEVE FILTER
Installing Foam Sleeve Filter
1. Verify that the power cord is disconnected from the outlet. (fig.1)
1. Remove power head and place in upside down position. Follow instructions to
remove cartridge filter.
2. Carefully slide foam sleeve filter down over the filter cage making sure the whole
cage is covered.(fig.2)
3. Replace the power head on to the container.
Cleaning Foam Sleeve Filter
1. With the removed power head in the upside down position, carefully remove foam
sleeve filter. (fig. 3)
2. Use a mild soap and water solution to wash foam sleeve filter and rinse with clean
water. (fig. 4)
3. Allow filter to air dry before installing and using again.
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ROUBLESHOOTING
Symptom
1) Check power supply – cord,
breakers, fuses.
2) Faulty power cord.
2) Unplug and check the
power cord. If damaged,
have it repaired by a
professional.
3) Container full.
3) Empty container.
Dust comes out
from motor cover.
1) The PET cartridge
filter or collection bag
is missing or damaged.
1) Attach or replace PET
cartridge filter or collection
bag.
Reduced
efficiency and
motor/speed
vibration.
1) There is a blockage in
the nozzle or hose,
or the container inlet.
Or dust filter blocked
by fine dust.
1) Check nozzle, hose and
container inlets for
blockage. Take off the filter
and clean it. Or install new
cartridge filter.
Vacuum will not
operate
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NSTALLING & CLEANING hepa filter
Cleaning HEPA Filter
4. Clean filter by brushing dirt off. For optimal performance a new filter is
recommended. (fig.5)
5. Install the cleaned or new filter into place. (fig. 6)
6. Insert the filter door tabs into the upper slots and lock the filter door into place.
(fig. 7 & 8)
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Corrective Action
1) No power supply.
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Installing HEPA FILTER
1. Verify that the power cord is disconnected from the outlet. (fig.1)
2. Unlock the filter door by lifting the lock tab UP to the unlocked position and pull
the door out. (fig. 2 & 3)
3. Remove the HEPA filter cartridge from the vacuum. (fig.4)
Possible Causes
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VMVK1520SIWC Manual Parts List
ARTS LIST -EXPLODED VIEW
Key Number
Drawing Number
Description
Quantity
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2
VK01SR.10.05
Handle
1
VK21SR.13.00 Power Head Assembly
1
Outlet Socket
1
3
4
FV9563.01.00
Cartridge Filter
1
5
FV9546.01.20
Filter Retainer
1
6
TVQTDK.12.00
Latch Assembly
2
7
TVQTXK.05.01
Vacuum Port Deflector
1
8
TVQTXK.05.02
Vacuum Port Assembly
1
9
VK21SR.22.00
Base
1
10
VB07SR.00.02
Wheel Shaft
1
11
TVQTJL.23.00
Caster Foot
2
12
VK21SR.12.00
HEAP Rated Filter
1
13
VK21SR.11.00
HEAP Filter Door
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14
FV8201.05.01
Accessory Shelves
1
15
VK21SR.30.01
Container
1
16
BOD1ZZ.03.02
‘R’ Lock Pins
2
17
BOC1YX.14.BC
Washer
4
18
TVQTGL.16.00
Wheel
2
19
TVQTGL.16.04
20
Hub Caps
2
Operator’s Manual
1
21
FV8804.01.00
Hose
1
22
FV9644.04.00
PRE Cloth Filter
1
23
FV8775.02.01
Car Nozzle
1
24
FV8773.01.00
Round Dust Brush
1
10
11
25
FV8721.03.00
Floor Brush / squeegee
1
26
FV9612.01.00
Dust Bag
1
27
F V9502.01.00
Foam Sleeve Filter
1
28
FV8322.02.00
Air Control Handle
1
29
FV8943.01.00
2 Coated Tube
2
30
FV8311.01.01
Adaptor
1
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