How To Maintain & Clean Wet Dry Vacuum Filters
The problem is like most vacs your wet/dry vac contains a filter, and as it becomes dirty air flow is reduced and performance effected. Further, if the filter becomes damaged debris may enter the fan impeller and cause damage. We know a clogged filter can block airflow. And if the airflow is blocked suction is reduced. And if blocked for extended periods of time it can put an additional stress on your vac’s motor. Generally, the harder any motor works the shorter it’s life is likely to be, and even if it continues to work you may have reduced performance. To maintain and clean wet dry vacuum filters may not be the first thing that comes to mind in using a shop vacuum, but it is important.
One does not need to be a rocket scientist to maintain their wet/dry vac filter, but many may still hold reservations because they lack experience. However, it is a simple process, that WORKSHOP is happy to walk through.
We will cover:
- 3 Tips to maintaining wet dry vacuum filters
- Dry Cleaning Vacuum Filters
- Wet Cleaning Vacuum Filters
Before we clean wet dry vacuum filters here is a quick note:
WARNINGS AND NOTES : 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.
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3 tips of maintaining and cleaning pg 2 – Dry cleaning pg. 3 – Wet cleaning pg. 4