CLEANING A WET DRY VACUUM FILTERS – Wet Filters:
1. Unplug Shop Vacuum Power Cord
- Always unplug the power cord before cleaning or removing the filter. This step prevents accidents.
2. Access & Remove the Filter
- This process varies and is covered more thoroughly in “How To Change/Replace Your Wet/Dry Vac Filter,” but for most units the powerhead is removed to access the drum and shop vacuum filter.
3. Spray Filter
- 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.
- Tapping filter may help dislodge debris.
4. Dry Filter
- Allow filter to completely dry out before storing or using.
ALWAYS follow all warnings and instructions found in your owner’s manual. In the event any information found here conflicts with your specific owner’s manual that came with your product then that information supersedes anything found herewith in. Do not operate your vacuum without the correct filter cage and float, as they prevent liquid from entering the impeller and damaging the motor.
If you would like to take this information with you check out the Maintain and Clean Wet Dry Vacuum Filters (PDF).
We don’t do standard….
The Standard Solution to this issue….Most wet/dry vac companies offer some tips or guidelines in their owner’s manuals on how to clean and maintain your filter, but this may be the extent of the resources offered.
The WORKSHOP Solution: WORKSHOP is different. We do offer similar guidelines in our owner’s manuals, and we make them available on our website as well as other document websites for user convenience, but we also offer additional resources that may assist in extending the life of your wet/dry vac and keeping optimum performance.
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