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Hello again. When it says wet vacuuming, it means that the vacuum will pick up water, not dispense it. When you are using the vacuum to pick up water, you'll need to remove the paper filter element under the motor, inside the canister, to avoid ruining it. When the filter is removed, you will see a plactic ball inside a cage under the motor. It's purpose is to float up on the surface of the water being vacuumed up, and prevent the motor from getting water into it. You'll be able to tell when the canister is full; the noise the vacuum makes will change and sound higher. Also, the suction at the hose will quit. At that point, shut off the vacuum and drain the water. Be sure to replace the paper filter when you swap back from liquids to solids. Best regards, --W/D--
Same thing just happened to mine. My solution is to get another one but a different brand. I think it should have lasted longer than four years of fairly light usage. From what I read, if it does as we both described, the motor is shot and not worth replacing.
you can buy a replacement vacuum for the same price as the motor on its own. I would recommend getting a new unit altogether as they are not very expensive to but but a fortune to fix. I have been in the vac business for 20 years and have a bit of knowledge on shop vacs and a new one is your best bet.....good luck
You **** up water the same way as dirt. It's designed this way, hence the name wet/dry. Just be sure not to get the water in the very top of the unit where the motor sucks the air for cooling ventilation, if water gets in there it can burn up the motor. A little hard way, personal experience, speaking there.
Stand in front of the vaccuum with the lable facing you, the 2 release levers are on the left and right sides, attached to the motor housing, which sits atop the tank/canister. Pull out and up on the levers, twist counter-clockwise, lift straight up and the motor housing will follow, leaving the tank/canister on the floor.