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Craftsman 20 Gal Wet/Dry Vacuum model number 17762

I am in the middle of pulling water out of my basement (due to heavy rains) and managed to fill the vac four time. Upon the fifth filling I find that it is not pulling water into the vac. It seems to be blowing. I must have hit something by mistake. I cannot find the manual (embarrassing) and don't know how to make it work poperly. Please help. Thank you.
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  • Eloly Feb 13, 2008

    Thank you. I had previously removed the filter before using it the first time. I don't see a "check ball" in the filter housing. But upon trying it again it worked...I think. I had filled the tank four times today before encountering this problem. I do appreciate your kind attention. :)

  • Anonymous Mar 31, 2009

    to vac water where does the hose get connected to, do I remove filter first.  what else must be done



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You did take the filter off before useing it wet didnt you make sure the check ball in the filter housing is down in the cage and that the top is locked down properly

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