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Can i by-pass the rocker switch with a toggle switch on my 12 gal shop vac?

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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.

Posted on Jul 16, 2008

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SOURCE: Shop Vac was working fine last time I used it.

try tapping the motor area with a piece of wood or something, damp usage may have seized it up a bit

Posted on Jun 24, 2009

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SOURCE: My Shop Vac 90L600A is getting electric thru the

Check the othere end of the switch. You may have a brushes problem in the motor. You will have to check the switch while hot - be careful

Posted on Dec 20, 2009

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SOURCE: I need a manual for a Rigid 5 gal shop vac or a

open it up. the manual is inside.

Posted on Mar 06, 2010

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SOURCE: genie 400PC 16 gal shop vac but can't find filters

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.

Posted on Mar 11, 2010

Testimonial: "I have a lot of upright vac bags from long gone vacs & I hadn't thought about cutting one down! Good idea, now I've just got to go get a foam filter."

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I have a rigid 16 gallon shop vac I plugged it in and pressed the toggle to on but nothing happens is there a reset somewhere


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Shop vac QPL625 on off switch stays on.


Contact Digi-Key 1-800-344-4539 or 218-681-6674 ask for part number EG1505-ND.

Cost is about $2.00 plus shipping.

See http://search.digikey.com/scripts/DkSearch/dksus.dll?Detail&name=EG1505-ND for part details.

You want a D.P.S.T (On/Off) mini-rocker switch.

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