Question about Shop Vac Vacuums
There is a float inside vacuum that will prevent the vacuum from sucking water if tank is full.
Posted on Jun 06, 2019
SOURCE: shop-vac i lost book
open the top of the vacuum. remove ONLY the filter element. There should be a ball about a two inch diameter inside the cage. It's purpose is to shut off the vacuum flow when water reaches a high in the canister.
Posted on Aug 29, 2007
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:
Posted on Feb 26, 2009
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Posted on May 09, 2009
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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