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Do I remove the filter from a shop vac before I suck up water?

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

Posted on Nov 25, 2018

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Vacuum is less than a year old and died in the middle of a use. No power... tried to plug it into 3 known, good outlets. Suggestions?

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SOURCE: DEWALT DW795 Vac filters

IT looks like the part number is 429704-56 and the Dewalt site shows list price being $51.68. You should be able to order that filter at a DeWalt dealer in your area, hopefully for a discount.

Otherwise, there is here online:
http://www.ereplacementparts.com/search_result.php?osCsid=2c10ce07c62a161bca9f80f981bf690f

Posted on Feb 26, 2009

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SOURCE: removing impeller from sears shop vac

The impellar will screw off with a clockwise rotation and the new one installed with a counter-clockwise movement.

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SOURCE: using shop vac 52722-90 for wet applications

yes, the foam filter is what you should use, also make sure you remove any bag, or paper filter, the water would make it fall apart.

Posted on Sep 16, 2009

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SOURCE: I have a 10 gallon Shop.Vac 3.0 but I don't have

Yes you should remove the filter for liquids. If the filter is not removed the internal float stop will not operate correctly. This will lead to the liquid being drawn up into the impeller and around the motor.
However I still like to have something in place because in most instances the liquid you vacuum up will not be without some solids. So I like to use a foam insert. Places like Home Depot carries a universal insert that works great.
Hope that helps.

Posted on Sep 17, 2009

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My rigid shop vac 4.0 has no suction


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.

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I have a 6 gall wet dry shop vac bye rigid . do i need a foam wet filter on the inside or will it work properly without the filter on i need it for water only. people in the store said the paper filter was...


Always use the foam filter when using the Shop Vac, keep your filters clean and it will operate more smoothly. When sucking water I usually take the foam filter off as well as the cylinder filter

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yes, the foam filter is what you should use, also make sure you remove any bag, or paper filter, the water would make it fall apart.

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When you use the shop vac for cleaning up water you must remove the filter.

The filter is for dust particles not for water
I would replace your filter and dump the water out from the shop vac, Also after each time you vacuum up water dump it out of shop vac.

I hope this helped you happy new year!

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Do you have a shop vac . Take the bag out of the shop vac ,and **** up the water . When you are done open your windows and do not walk on the carpet for at least one hour . You want your carpets to dry with the pile standing up. Carpet rake is the best thing to use . Best of luck Ed.

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You **** up water the same way as dirt. It's designed this way, hence the name wet/dry. Just be sure not to get the water in the very top of the unit where the motor sucks the air for cooling ventilation, if water gets in there it can burn up the motor. A little hard way, personal experience, speaking there.

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