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I need a manual for a Rigid 5 gal shop vac or a collection bag which seems to be missing

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Open it up. the manual is inside.

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James the attached link/video shows filter just pulls off. I also put a link to the manual and it show the filter held on with large plastic nut, which would have to be removed first.
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So I just got my shop vac second hand and it has no manual and no basic instructions were given either. Does it actually need a bag when using it? I feel like something may be broken or missing....


Shop cacs are multiple purpose dry/wet intake so typically you don't need a bag. You just open the tank and empty it like a big trash can. They will have a large filter In the tank that needs to be cleaned/replaced.

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Can I use shop-vac without bag 5gal5.5 hp


If you are using it for wet pick up, you would not use the bag. If you are using it for dry pick up, I would recommend using the bag to keep dust from going thru the vacuum and back into the area you are trying to vacuum.

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Bag needed changing there was no burn ing smell or strange noises before i changed bag after bag was changed it wouldnt start. the cord is new no fraying and vac is about 5 years old. didn


I'm not real experienced with this model vac, but I do know that many of the newer vac's are being manufactured with a small button or lever, whatever the particular brand of vac decides would best fit on their unit, that would be located somewhere around the edge of the bag door opening and would need to be depressed by having a bag inside in order for the machine to run. I would check for something of this nature to be sure that during the bag change that you didn't just miss putting it in quite right to depress the go button. Other than that, it's entirely possible that the switch died. If that's the case you'll need to bring it in to a vac repair shop for help.

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My rigid shop vac 4 gal 5.0 WD4070 wont start


Check elecrical connection, or switch may be bad.

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If you need paper filters, you can easily use a bag filter cut in half, and have less dust clouds than the original filter. Remember to use the lock ring. Generic ShopVac mini's have the same filter in foam.

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I was using my Rigid WD09450 shop vac and the neighbor wanted to borrow it. When i got it back the noise level had increased tremendously. What could have happened.... nothing seems to be clogged and...


i would start by inspection of the filter could be plugged up or even missing,try removing it and running it has noise changed ?if not it would seem like maybe your neighbor used it with out filter and vacuumed up cement or aggressive particles causing motor damage.

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Can't install a bag for my Craftsman 16 gallon shop-vac


Well, good news, you don't need a bag! The trash just settles to the bottom of the bucket and you just dump it out.

I own one of these -- it has many little operational anoyances -- like wheels falling off, lid popping off, etc. If you run into these scenarios and want help on fixes, drop me a line.

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How do i go from dry vacuming to wet vacuming with the rigid shop vac


can I run my sears shop vac without the paper bag, for dry pickup?

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Need new switch for Shopvac QSP Pro 10 gallon unit


I just went through the same problem with a Shop Vac. The switch is easy to replace but not easy to find. After removing the switch, I found a match made by Sigma Switches. They directed me to contact a local RV dealer and look in either their Coast Supply or Stag/Parkway Supply catalogs for the appropriate switch (an H2-28 in my case for a QPL45 Shop Vac). After ordering the switch and $5 later, it snaps in like the original with no problems. Certainly beats $70 for a whole new motor assembly.

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