20 Most Recent Shop Vac (984-03-10) Vacuum Questions & Answers

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Shop Vac... | Answered on Aug 14, 2011

When doing fine dust you need to get the paper filters that slide over the foam one and then also get the bag that slips right over the hole coming into the tank... this combination will get you dust free...


Shop Vac... | Answered on Aug 27, 2010


Shop Vac... | Answered on May 02, 2010

there is a float inside vacuum that will prevent the vacuum from sucking water if tank is full.

Shop Vac Vacuums | Answered on Jun 06, 2019

Are you sure your vac CAN safely suck up water? It's not something you want to do if it can't.

Shop Vac Vacuums | Answered on Nov 25, 2018

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Shop Vac Vacuums | Answered on Sep 10, 2018

If the motor is turning on then the issue is one of three things blocked exhaust, blocked intake or the fan that moves the air is loose on the motor . The last doesn't happen as much but can. First thing is to make sure the safety ball hasn't become stuck in the intake line. ( this ball stops water from reaching the motor when using it in a wet environment.. If the machine was knocked over while running or was used to suck up water the ball may be stuck) to fix this , remove the wheels from the bottom of the canister , with the machine off raise it and bang it on the floor several times . If you hear a ball drop then that was your issue. If not Disconnect the hose and see if you have suction at the intake. If you do the problem is a blocked hose. Reverse the hose and try sucking the other direction. If the exhaust is blocked the Vac will come on but the machine will sound like it's under load. Try running it without the filters ( do not use in dirt until filter is cleaned and replaced.,). To check the suction fan requires unplugging the Vac from the wall and opening the motor shroud . Locate the fan , see if it is damaged or loose.

Shop Vac Vacuums | Answered on Aug 01, 2018

Clean the ball and wipe down the thing that holds down the ball. Take a little bit of WD40 and spray a little on the ball and holder. Try that.

Shop Vac Vacuums | Answered on Jun 20, 2018

if you are using vac to suck water the ball is a safety device. you must shut vac down and wait you should hear ball drop, if the vac is not in upright position he ball will close shut vac down and wait

Shop Vac Vacuums | Answered on Jun 20, 2018

Not likely.The on-off switches are cheap plastic, and you will likely find the switch, the plug, the wire, or the motor has died.

Shop Vac Vacuums | Answered on Jun 04, 2018

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Shop Vac Vacuums | Answered on May 11, 2018

Some models have a fuse that blows but it is not replacable.

Shop Vac Vacuums | Answered on Feb 27, 2018

You can do that but you absolutely shouldn't. The filter is what prevent particles from entering the motor and what creates a break for incoming water. That way a solid stream of vacuumed water doesn't go directly up the motor.

Shop Vac Vacuums | Answered on Dec 27, 2017

Unlike the old days few vacs today have a blower facility.
In the old days many vacs used a single exhaust port the hose could fit into for blowing and in particular using some of the supplied accessories - such as the famous spray gun loved and hated by everyone in equal measure.

Modern vacs tend to have a diffused exhaust usually through several ports, perhaps because of imagined safety concerns. I suggest you check the operator instructions.

Shop Vac Vacuums | Answered on Nov 09, 2017

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