INSTRUCTION MANUAL
WET / DRY VACUUM
VC25132
Note : Read and understand this manual before use.
Keep this manual for future reference.
3.2
Gallon
2.5HP
120 V
60 Hz
5.5A
C
US
TABLE OF CONTENTS
SECTION
Warranty ........................................................................................................................................ 2
Safety Instructions and Warnings .................................................................................................. 3
Double Insulation Instructions ....................................................................................................... 4
Extension Cords..............................................................................................................................4
Unpacking and Checking Carton Contents..................................................................................... 5
General Assembly Instructions ...................................................................................................... 6
Dry Vacuum Operation .................................................................................................................. 7
Liquid Vacuum Operation .............................................................................................................. 8
Blowing Operation ......................................................................................................................... 9
Care And Maintenance .................................................................................................................. 9
Installing & Cleaning Reusable Cloth Filter ....................................................................................10
Installing & Cleaning Foam Sleeve Filter ....................................................................................... 10
Troubleshooting ............................................................................................................................. 11
Thank you for purchasing this VC25132 vacuum cleaner. Feel confident that with
you are obtaining a high quality product engineered for optimal performance.
This vacuum is capable of picking up liquids and dry materials.
FOR YOUR SAFETY: CAREFULLY READ AND UNDERSTAND ALL INSTRUCTIONS
WARRANTY
This 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.
SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS & WARNINGS
SAFETY 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 VC25132 Vacuum cleaner
before operating. Safety is a combination of common sense, staying alert and 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 appliance is not working as it should, has been dropped, damaged, left outdoors, or
dropped into water, return it to a 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.
When using as blower:
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Direct air discharge only at work area.
Do not use Wet/Dry Vac as a sprayer.
Do not direct air at bystanders.
Keep children away when blowing.
Wear safety goggles.
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DOUBLE INSULATION INSTRUCTIONS
This Wet/Dry Vac is double-insulated, eliminating the need for a separate grounding
system. Use only identical replacements parts. Read the instructions for Servicing
Double-Insulated Wet/Dry Vacs before
servicing. Use this Wet/Dry Vac as described in this manual.
Observe the following warnings that appear on the motor housing of your Wet/Dry Vac.
DOUBLE INSULATED - GROUNDING NOT REQUIRED - WHEN SERVICING USE
ONLY IDENTICAL REPLACEMENT PARTS.
WARNING: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK-DO NOT EXPOSE TO RAIN.
STORE INDOORS.
WARNING: FOR YOUR OWN SAFETY, READ AND UNDERSTAND OPERATOR’S
MANUAL. DO NOT RUN UNATTENDED. DO NOT PICK UP HOT ASHES, COALS, TOXIC,
FLAMMABLE OR OTHER HAZARDOUS MATERIALS, DO NOT USE AROUND EXPLOSIVE LIQUIDS OR VAPORS.
CAUTION:
• Do not vacuum drywall dust or fireplace soot or ash with standard Wet/Dry filter. This
type of dust is very fine which may not be captured by the filter and cause damage to
motor. When vacuuming fine dust use a fine dust filter (sold separately).
WARNING: SERVICING OF DOUBLE-INSULATED WET/DRY VACUUM WITH A
DOUBLE-INSULATED WET/DRY VACUUM, 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 VACUUM 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 VACUUM MUST BE IDENTICAL TO THE PARTS THEY REPLACE. YOUR
DOUBLE-INSULATED WET/DRY VAC IS MARKED WITH THE WORDS ‘DOUBLE
INSULATED’ AND THE SYMBOL
(SQUARE WITHIN A SQUARE) MAY ALSO BE
MARKED ON THE APPLIANCE.
• To reduce the risk of electric shock-unplug before cleaning or servicing.
• DO NOT use without filters in place.
CAUTION: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF INJURY FROM MOVING PARTS- UNPLUG
BEFORE SERVICING.
EXTENSION CORDS
When using an extension cord with your Wet/Dry Vac refer to the following table to
determine the required A.W.G. wire size. Before using the cleaner make sure the power
cord and extension cord are in good working conditions. Make repairs or replacements
before using the vacuum cleaner. Only use extension cords that are rated for outdoor
use.
110V-120V
Amps
0-6
7-10
11-12
13-16
25 Feet
7.5 Meters
18
18
16
14
Length of Extension Cord
50 Feet
100 Feet
15.25 Meters
30.5 Meters
150 Feet
45.7 Meters
A.W.G Wire Size
16
16
14
16
14
12
16
14
12
12
Not recommended
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PACKAGE CONTENTS
Remove entire contents of carton.
Remove the power head and take out any contents inside
Check each item against the carton contents.
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A
Carton Contents List
D
C
F
E
I
G
K
J
H
L
M
Key .........................………………….... Qty.
A ………………………........................... 1
B ………………………........................... 1
C ………………………........................... 1
D ………………………........................... 1
E ………………………........................... 1
F .………………………........................... 1
G ………………………........................... 1
H ………………………........................... 1
I ………………………........................... 3
J ………………………........................... 1
K ………………………........................... 1
L ………………………........................... 1
M...................................................................... 1
NOTE: The hose and accessories for this
vacuum are 1.25” (3.18 cm) diameter.
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GENERAL ASSEMBLY INSTRUCTIONS
A Philips head screwdriver is required.
WARNING:DO NOT PLUG IN POWER CORD TO POWER OUTLET. MAKE SURE PLUG
IS DISCONNECTED BEFORE ASSEMBLING THE WET/DRY VAC.
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 collection tank. (fig.3)
4. Remove the contents from inside the collection tank, make sure you have all contents
as listed on page 5. (fig.4)
5. For dry vacuum cleaning, install the supplied reusable cloth filter. (fig. 5) See page 10
for filter installation.
6. Optional, for improved dust filtration, fit collection bag onto the tank. Fit the flange
onto the inlet stub,
taking care not to damage the bag. (fig.6)
7. For wet vacuum cleaning, install the supplied foam filter. (fig. 7) See page 10 for filter
installation.
8. Place the power head back on the collection tank, aligning the top section with the
latches, and snap into place. (fig.8 & 9)
9. Insert the larger end of the hose into the desired port. (fig.10)
10. Choose the desired accessories and insert onto the end of the hose. (fig.11)
For your convenience some models comes with a wall mounting support for storage.
IMPORTANT!
• Do not mount the rack over 5 feet from the floor.
• Do not screw the rack to drywall only. Secure the screws to a stud.
• Do not hang from or sit on the vacuum when on mounting rack.
13. Align the two screw holes so that they are over a stud and secure the mounting
support to the wall stud, as shown, with the two screws provided. (fig.12)
14. Place the wet and dry vacuum cleaner into the support. (fig.13)
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POLARIZED PLUG
To reduce the risk of electrical shock, this appliance has a double polarized plug (one
with the blade wider than the other). This plug will 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. Double insulation
eliminates the need for the three wire grounded power
cord and grounded power supply system.
DRY VACUUM OPERATION
DRY VACUUMING
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.
1. Verify that the power cord is disconnected from the outlet. (fi g. 1)
2. In order to prepare your vacuum for dry vacuuming, make sur the filter is completely
covering the filter cage against the power head. (fig. 2 & 3)
3. Place the power head section back on the collection tank and secure it in place using
the latches. (fig. 4)
4. Insert the locking end of the hose into the vacuum port on the power head and lock in
place. Push the required attachment onto the free end of the hose or extension. (fig. 5)
OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS: DRY VACUUMING
5. Plug in the power cord into the outlet. (fig. 6)
6. Turn the motor on by pressing the switch to the ‘I’ ON position. (fig. 7)
7. Turn the motor on by flipping the switch to the ‘I’ ON position and begin vacuuming.
(fig.8)
8. Once you have completed vacuuming, flip the switch to the ‘O’ OFF position and
unplug the power cord from the outlet.
DO NOT USE THE REUSABLE CLOTH FILTER FOR LIQUID VACCUMING
DO NOT USE COLLECTION BAG FOR LIQUID VACCUMING.
O = OFF
I = ON
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LIQUID VACUUM OPERATION
LIQUID VACUUMING
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 THE FILTERS.
1. Verify that the power cord is disconnected from the outlet. (fig.1)
2. Remove reusable cloth filter, then carefully install the foam sleeve filter over the filter
cage and place the power head back on the collection tank. (fig. 2, 3 & 4) See filter
installing instructions on page 10.
DO NOT USE THE REUSABLE CLOTH FILTER FOR LIQUID VACUUMING.
DO NOT USE COLLECTION BAG FOR LIQUID VACUUMING.
OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS – WET VACUUMING
3. Fit the desired nozzle to the vacuum hose. (fig. 5)
4. Verify that the switch is in the ‘O’ OFF position before plugging the power cord into
the outlet. (fig. 6)
5. Turn the motor on by flipping the switch to the ‘I’ ON position. (fig.7)
6. After use, empty the collection tank, clean and dry the inside and outside before
storage.
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 collection
tank 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 power head to the
collection tank. After wet vacuuming, turn the machine off and remove plug from
power supply. Empty the collection tank, clean and dry the inside and outside before
storage.
REMEMBER! The foam filter must be removed after wet vacuuming, and a reusable
cloth filter must be installed before dry vacuuming again.
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BLOWING OPERATION
This Wet/Dry Vac has blowing capabilities only when the hose is inserted into the
blowing port. To use the blower feature follow the instructions listed.
WARNING: ALWAYS WEAR SAFETY GOGGLES COMPLYING WITH ANSI Z87.1 (OR IN
CANADA, CSAZ94.3) BEFORE USING BLOWER.
WARNING: KEEP BYSTANDERS CLEAR FROM BLOWING DEBRIS.
WARNING: WEAR A DUST MASK IF BLOWING CREATES DUST THAT MIGHT BE
INHALED.
1. Verify that the power cord is disconnected from the outlet. (fig.1)
2. Make sure the collection tank is empty before using as a blower.
3. Remove hose from the vacuum port.
4. Insert the larger end of the hose into the blowing port on the backside of the power
head and push in tightly. (fig. 2)
5. Fit the desired attachment to the hose. (fig. 3)
6. Ensure the power switch is turned to the ‘O” OFF position and plug into the power
supply. (fig. 4)
7. Before turning on the vac, firmly hold loose end of the hose. Turn the motor on by
flipping the switch to the ‘I’ ON position. (fig. 5)
MAINTENANCE
1. Verify that the power cord is disconnected from the outlet. (fig.1)
2. Disconnect the hose from the vacuum. (fig.2)
3. Undo the latches and remove the power head from the collection tank. (fig. 3)
4. Clear all dirt or debris from the collection tank and hose. (fig.4)
5. Clean or replace the filters. (fig.5)
6. Check the hose, attachments, and power cord to verify that they have not been damaged.
IMPORTANT! Clean or change the dust filter regularly for best performance. ALWAYS
USE DUST FILTER FOR DRY VACUUMING. If the machine is used with out the dust filter,
the motor will burn out and the warranty will be voided. Always keep spare filters
on-hand.
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NOTICE! The filter included is made of high quality material designed to stop small dust
particles. The filter should be used for dry pick-up only. A dry filter is necessary to pick
up dust. If the dust 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. If a hole or tear is found, replace the filter immediately.
WARNING:ALWAYS DISCONNECT THE PLUG FROM THE POWER OUTLET BEFORE
REMOVING THE POWER HEAD FROM COLLECTION TANK.
INSTALLING & CLEANING REUSABLE CLOTH FILTER
Installing Reusable Cloth 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 reusable cloth filter down over the filter cage making sure the whole cage is
covered. (fig.2 & 3)
4. Replace the power head on to the collection tank.
Removing and Cleaning Reusable Cloth Filter
1. With the removed power head in the upside down position.
2. Carefully remove the reusable cloth filter from the filter cage. (fig. 4) Clean the filter by
gently tapping or brushing dirt off. Cleaning should not be done indoors in living areas.
3. Use a mild soap and water solution to wash reusable cloth filter and rinse with clean
water. (fig. 5)
4. Allow the wet filter to air dry for 24 hours before installing onto the filter cage.
INSTALLING & CLEANING FOAM SLEEVE FILTER
Installing Foam Sleeve Filter
1. Verify that the power cord is disconnected from the outlet. (fig.1)
2. Remove power head and place in upside down position. Follow instructions to remove
cloth filter.
3. Carefully slide foam sleeve filter down over the filter cage making sure the whole cage
is covered. (fig. 2 & 3)
4. Replace the power head onto the collection tank.
Cleaning Foam Sleeve Filter
1. With the removed power head in the upside down position, carefully remove foam
sleeve filter. (fig. 4)
2. Use a mild soap and water solution to wash foam sleeve filter and rinse with clean
water. (fig. 5)
3. Allow filter to air dry before installing and using again.
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TROUBLESHOOTING
WARNING:TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK-UNPLUG BEFORE
TROUBLESHOOTING.
Symptom
Possible Causes
1) Check power supply – cord,
2) Faulty power cord.
2) Unplug and check the
power cord. If damaged,
have it repaired by a
professional.
3) Collection tank full.
3) Empty collection tank.
1) The dust filter is missing or
1) Attach or replace dust filter.
Vacuum will not operate
Dust comes from motor cover.
Corrective Action
1) No power supply.
breakers, fuses.
damaged.
2) Vacuum has been used
2) Remove the standard cloth
to collect fine dust, such as
filter and install the
drywall dust, fireplace soot,
appropriate fine dust
or ash, without a fine dust
cartridge filter.
filter equipped.
Reduced efficiency and motor/
speed vibration.
1) There is a blockage in the
1) Check nozzle, hose and
nozzle or hose, or the
collection tank inlets for
collection tank inlet. Or dust
blockage. Take off the filter
filter blocked by fine dust.
and clean it. Or install new
dust filter.
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