Shop Vac 333-32-08 Blower Vac Wet/Dry Vacuum - Answered Questions & Fixed issues


connect the hose on the other end where it say vacuum not blow.

Shop Vac Vacuums | Answered on Dec 15, 2020 | 235 views


You may be able to fix it with a simple 15 amp car fuse. My model 14LT400 suddenly stopped after a shoelace wrapped around the impeller. Here is a picture of what i did. The car fuse literally slides right into where the thermal fuse is connected and had blown. Tip: either before or after you get the fuse in place remove the plastic around the fuse. I have put anther 15-20 hours on the vacuum without any issues

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Shop Vac Vacuums | Answered on Dec 13, 2020 | 582 views


If the motor housing is all plastic and there is no metal the user could contact and potentially receive an electric shock from should a fault occur, the ground conductor if fitted, would be connected to the frame of the motor.

Shop Vac Vacuums | Answered on May 03, 2020 | 56 views


Most likely full or clogged. Turning off to protect the motor.

Shop Vac Vacuums | Answered on Oct 24, 2019 | 143 views


there is a float inside vacuum that will prevent the vacuum from sucking water if tank is full.

Shop Vac Vacuums | Answered on Jun 06, 2019 | 116 views


Are you sure your vac CAN safely suck up water? It's not something you want to do if it can't.

Shop Vac Vacuums | Answered on Nov 25, 2018 | 131 views


check amazon, ears parts

Shop Vac Vacuums | Answered on Sep 10, 2018 | 64 views


If the motor is turning on then the issue is one of three things blocked exhaust, blocked intake or the fan that moves the air is loose on the motor . The last doesn't happen as much but can. First thing is to make sure the safety ball hasn't become stuck in the intake line. ( this ball stops water from reaching the motor when using it in a wet environment.. If the machine was knocked over while running or was used to suck up water the ball may be stuck) to fix this , remove the wheels from the bottom of the canister , with the machine off raise it and bang it on the floor several times . If you hear a ball drop then that was your issue. If not Disconnect the hose and see if you have suction at the intake. If you do the problem is a blocked hose. Reverse the hose and try sucking the other direction. If the exhaust is blocked the Vac will come on but the machine will sound like it's under load. Try running it without the filters ( do not use in dirt until filter is cleaned and replaced.,). To check the suction fan requires unplugging the Vac from the wall and opening the motor shroud . Locate the fan , see if it is damaged or loose.

Shop Vac Vacuums | Answered on Aug 01, 2018 | 174 views


Clean the ball and wipe down the thing that holds down the ball. Take a little bit of WD40 and spray a little on the ball and holder. Try that.

Shop Vac Vacuums | Answered on Jun 20, 2018 | 190 views


if you are using vac to suck water the ball is a safety device. you must shut vac down and wait you should hear ball drop, if the vac is not in upright position he ball will close shut vac down and wait

Shop Vac Vacuums | Answered on Jun 20, 2018 | 257 views


Not likely.The on-off switches are cheap plastic, and you will likely find the switch, the plug, the wire, or the motor has died.
Sorry.

Shop Vac Vacuums | Answered on Jun 04, 2018 | 102 views


Some models have a fuse that blows but it is not replacable.

Shop Vac Vacuums | Answered on Feb 27, 2018 | 644 views


what vac ?

Shop Vac Vacuums | Answered on May 11, 2018 | 74 views


You can do that but you absolutely shouldn't. The filter is what prevent particles from entering the motor and what creates a break for incoming water. That way a solid stream of vacuumed water doesn't go directly up the motor.

Shop Vac Vacuums | Answered on Dec 27, 2017 | 101 views


Unlike the old days few vacs today have a blower facility.
In the old days many vacs used a single exhaust port the hose could fit into for blowing and in particular using some of the supplied accessories - such as the famous spray gun loved and hated by everyone in equal measure.

Modern vacs tend to have a diffused exhaust usually through several ports, perhaps because of imagined safety concerns. I suggest you check the operator instructions.

Shop Vac Vacuums | Answered on Nov 09, 2017 | 268 views


The best thing for a basement that is vulnerable to flooding is a small sump with a permanently wired automatic submersible pump in it. Such pumps are relatively cheap and available in many qualities.
While such an installation will not keep a basement dry it will ensure the water level rises only enough for the majority to flow into the sump and be pumped away without you needing to do anything.

Wet vacs of my experience either have a float valve to prevent water ingress into the motor or a switch to cut off the power if the level rises too high.
Many such vacs have a powerful motor generating much heat and are only suitable for fairly short duty cycles. When used continuously the internal heat build up can distort plastic and melt thermal safety fuses.

It is impossible to guess what the trouble might be and that will only be revealed by checking. With vacs the first suspect is the power cord and the second is the switch...

Shop Vac Vacuums | Answered on Nov 09, 2017 | 110 views


It would be a good idea since the points inside the switch are welded together and produce heat.

Shop Vac Vacuums | Answered on Nov 09, 2017 | 268 views


Needs a filter bag for dry stuff or a mesh filter for wet.

Shop Vac Vacuums | Answered on Oct 25, 2017 | 693 views


Contact the company you placed the order with and explain it to them.

Shop Vac Vacuums | Answered on Feb 04, 2017 | 30 views

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