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Hello. I have an accumulation of water in my basement because of rain. How do I use it for water? it now has dry substance in it with a filter? do I remove all of that to use it for water? thanks! sophie

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I think you're referring to a wet/dry vacuum. If this is the case, dump out any dry dirt to start. Then remove the pleated paper filter. You should then have a foam rubber sleeve over a basket with a ball inside. This ball is a check valve that will float up and shut off the vacuum to keep water from the motor. The foam rubber filter will keep any splashes from being drawn into the motor. When finished, drain vacuum, and leave top open to air dry completely before re-assembling filter and closing for storage.

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