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USE GENIE WET DRY VAC WITH OR WITHOUT PAPER LINER?

Hey, so I have a Genie wet/dry vac model PB15/120V/60Hz/6.5 Amps which I just got given my my uncle-- here's the thing, there's a small paper liner inside and I'm afraid to use it for sucking up liquids because of that. SHould I remove the bag and then use the vacuum? or just use it as is? Thanks

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  • julianadelmo Apr 16, 2009

    THank you ^^

  • Anonymous Mar 22, 2014

    No user manual inside box

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Because Genie no longer makes any vacuums or blowers, and did not keep a parts inventory to support owners of their products (a reason not to buy one of their garage door openers) it might be best in the long run to ‘garage sale’ the Genie, and buy a new vac from a brand that will be around for awhile. I have two Craftsmen, and one Ridgid, besides the PB15, which is going in the nest garage sale, for the above reason.

As far as your blower to vacuum problem -- The hose is moved from the blower outlet, which is the top black piece with the handle and switch, to the hole in the canister for vacuum. The intent of the PB15 was to use the top piece as a hand held electric leaf blower, or when attached to the yellow canister as a vacuum, when you use the hose attached to the canister.

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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?

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The paper bag is for dry pickup only.

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