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Craftsman 16gal wet/dry vac model 338.179230 runs when switch is held down

Runs only when i hold switch down.....replaced switch still doing the same thing

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SOURCE: Dry/Wet vac is blowing instead of vaccuum

Check to see if the plastic ball is stuck . There should be a ball under the motor , make sure it moves freely. Make sure your vacum lines are not plugged . Best of luck Ed.

Posted on Jun 18, 2009

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SOURCE: USE GENIE WET DRY VAC WITH OR WITHOUT PAPER LINER?

I wanted to clean out my wood burning stove ashes. When I turned the vacuum on, the ashes blew out the top???? Is there supposed to be a bag or filter to keep this from happening?

Posted on Aug 05, 2009

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SOURCE: how do you change the ridgid 9 gallon wet/dry shop

all you have to do is open it up and take the paper filter off and then it's a wet vac. If it has a foam over filter you leave that on

Posted on Oct 14, 2009

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SOURCE: How do I change my Shop Vac QPV 10.5 from a wet to

you need to go get some bags and srew on the nozel and then put the bag inside the vac it will then act like a dry vac.

Posted on Nov 05, 2009

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SOURCE: Older model shop.vac parts/owners manuel

Hi, I know on my Craftsman shop vac 2 different sizes of vacs that I use, I try and stick to the craftsman filters, but you can use other brands if they are not available or you want to save some ( $ ) ? As far as a manual for this vac, more then likely you will have to go to the maker and distributor as Sears, O.C.Hardware also sell there products. You may have to go with a manual that is the same peak H.P.and gallons that covers all different makes and models. Filter wise, make sure you have the right ones on or off when using the wet or dry pick-up settings.
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Posted on Jan 23, 2010

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Hi, I know on my Craftsman shop vac 2 different sizes of vacs that I use, I try and stick to the craftsman filters, but you can use other brands if they are not available or you want to save some ( $ ) ? As far as a manual for this vac, more then likely you will have to go to the maker and distributor as Sears, O.C.Hardware also sell there products. You may have to go with a manual that is the same peak H.P.and gallons that covers all different makes and models. Filter wise, make sure you have the right ones on or off when using the wet or dry pick-up settings.
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