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Wet/dry vac. When vacuuming water, it blows the water back out the blowing port.

Craftsman model 113177420 wet/dry vac. Removed filter, then tried to vacuum up some water. The vacuum sucked the water in, but it started shooting it back out of the blowing port. Shut the unit down, and found about 1/2 gallon of water in the drum. What I am I doing wrong?

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Craftsman , Upright Vacuums , Garage Organization & Shelving
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Sam A
Thank you for your question.

I can understand your concern with the wet/dry vacuum spitting water out of the exhaust.

Open the container and look to see if there is an elbow that should be pointing downward from the inlet port for the hose. If it is not there the water coming in will shoot straight across and get picked up by the suction motor. It is not uncommon to get some misting, but not a lot of water.

Also check the float ball cage to make the float is working.

I hope this will help with your question.

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by Sam A Earned 707 community points in Craftsman
December 29th, 2010
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I can understand your frustration upon the issue that you are having with the shop vac. I was able to locate the Owner's Manual, it always comes in handy when it comes to specific information on your appliances.
by Manage My Life
December 27th, 2010
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